For the Shimmering Expanse quest, see N [30-35] Vortex.
Start The Vortex
End Sabina Pilgrim
Level 7-30 (Requires 7)
Category Ashenvale
Experience 2400
Rewards  [Blossom of the Earthen Ring],
 [Subduer's Gloves], or
 [Belt of Equilibrium]
Previous N [7-30] Hot Lava / N [7-30] Put Out The Fire

Vortex completes the quest chain at Thunder Peak in Ashenvale, in which the elements of water, earth, and air must subdue their brother element of fire, Lord Magmathar.


Lord Magmathar
The very essence of Thunder Peak. Snuff him out!

Use the powers of the Whirling Vortex to slay Lord Magmathar.


The time has come, <name>. When you have steeled yourself we will speak again and I will summon forth a whirling vortex to speed your way up to the skies over Thunder Peak.

Channel the power of the Earthen Ring through the elemental to slay Lord Magmathar so that we may bring him into balance once more.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv misc flower 04.png [Blossom of the Earthen Ring] Inv gauntlets 18.png [Subduer's Gloves]
Inv belt 09.png [Belt of Equilibrium]

You will also receive: 35s


Lord Magmathar must still be slain, <name>.


It is done. The power of fire is subdued and the four elements are returned to harmony.

You have saved the rest of Ashenvale through your brave and selfless actions, <name>. You have our eternal thanks.



Speak with The Vortex again after accepting the quest:

Gossip I am ready to be one with the whirling vortex and defeat Lord Magmathar.

The player will become a Whirling Vortex with 3255 health and the following abilities:

Key 1. Ability vehicle electrocharge.png  Sky Lightning 100 yd range — Blasts Lord Magmathar with lightning, inflicting 24 to 29 Nature damage. (2 sec cooldown)
Key 2. Ability druid galewinds.png  Vortex Vengeance 100 yd range — Envelope Lord Magmathar with the power of The Vortex, dealing 278 to 322 Nature damage and inflicting 225 additional Nature damage every 3 sec. for 9 sec. (9 sec cooldown)
Key 3. Spell frost arcticwinds.png  Extinguish Flames — Extinguish Lord Magmathar's Lordly Immolate. May be used once every 15 seconds. (15 sec cooldown)
Key 5. Spell nature astralrecalgroup.png  Return to The Vortex — Return you and the whirling vortex to The Vortex at the southern edge of Thunder Peak. May only be used if you are already circling Lord Magmathar.


  1. A [7-30] Culling the Furbolg Threat
  2. A [7-30] Corrupting Influence?
  3. A [7-30] Worgen Wisdom
  4. A [7-30] A Not-So-Charmed Life
  5. A [7-30] Go With The Flow
  6. N [7-30] Hot Lava / N [7-30] Put Out The Fire
  7. A [7-30] Vortex

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