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Zones are areas of the map with designated themes, mobs, and scenery. These areas have borders much like a state or country, and though invisible, they define areas.[1] They may contain subzones, cities, towns, villages, or instances. For example, the zone of Dun Morogh contains the subzone of Coldridge Valley, the city Ironforge, the town Kharanos, and the instance Gnomeregan.

In lore, novels, the RPG, the official web site, a zone is usually referred to as a region. However, the community has practically adopted the term 'zone' for any reference to the game itself. Furthermore, lore regions and in-game zones do not always match up (what may be a region in lore may be reduced to a subzone in-game, or some subregions may become their own zones).

Various editions of World of Warcraft Guide also described regions major tracts of land within Kalimdor (Northern, Central, and Southern) or the Eastern Kingdoms (Lordaeron, Khaz Modan, etc.); and divided these regions into a varying amount of zones.[2]

Zones in World of Warcraft

For a graphical list, see Zones by level.

The exterior open world of World of Warcraft currently consists of 10 multi-zone continents and worlds: Argus, the Broken Isles, Draenor, the Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Kul Tiras, Northrend, Outland, Pandaria, and Zandalar, and a number of single-zone areas: Deepholm, Helheim, Molten Front, and Nazjatar. Some zones have different phased versions that can be accessed by Zidormi. Another multi-zone location is being added in the future the Shadowlands.

Additionally a number of zones are only accessible in specific circumstances: Darkmoon Island is accessible 1 week each month, goblin, pandaren and demon hunter starting zones are accessible in their starting experience, the Maelstrom in a quest to Deepholm, unique Class Hall zones accessible only by a specific class, and Blackrock Depths and Telogrus Rift are open world areas only for their respective allied races.

Eastern Kingdoms

Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
Dun Morogh 1-50 Alliance AllianceColdridge Valley, AllianceNew Tinkertown, AllianceKharanos, (AllianceIronforge) Dwarf and gnome starting zone. Deeprun Tram in Ironforge connects to Stormwind City. WP
Elwynn Forest 1-50 Alliance AllianceNorthshire, AllianceGoldshire, (AllianceStormwind City) Human starting zone, The Stockade instance, Darkmoon Faire site; boats to Rut'theran Village (Teldrassil) and Valiance Keep (Borean Tundra) Wrath of the Lich King from Stormwind Harbor. WP
Eversong Woods Bc icon.gif 1-50 Horde Horde Sunstrider Isle, HordeFalconwing Square, HordeFairbreeze Village, (HordeSilvermoon City) Blood elf starting zone. Orb of Translocation between Silvermoon City and Ruins of Lordaeron (Undercity). WP
Tirisfal Glades 1-50 Horde HordeDeathknell, HordeBrill, HordeThe Bulwark, (HordeUndercity) Undead starting zone, Scarlet Monastery instance, zeppelins to Durotar, Stranglethorn Vale, and Howling Fjord Wrath of the Lich King, Orb of Translocation in Ruins of Lordaeron (Undercity) to Silvermoon City Bc icon.gif. WP
Gilneas Cataclysm 1-20 Alliance AllianceDuskhaven, AllianceStormglen, (AllianceGilneas City) Worgen starting zone. WP
Westfall 5-50 Alliance AllianceSentinel Hill, AllianceMoonbrook Human secondary zone, Deadmines instance. WP
Ghostlands Bc icon.gif 1-50 Horde HordeTranquillien, NeutralHatchet Hills Blood elf secondary zone, Zul'Aman instance entrance. WP
Loch Modan 5-50 Alliance AllianceThelsamar, AllianceFarstrider Lodge Dwarf and Gnome secondary zone. WP
Silverpine Forest 5-50 Horde HordeForsaken Rear Guard, HordeThe Sepulcher Undead secondary zone, Shadowfang Keep instance. WP
Redridge Mountains 7-50 Alliance AllianceLakeshire, AllianceShalewind Canyon Human favored. WP
Duskwood 10-50 Alliance AllianceDarkshire, AllianceRaven Hill Human favored, Twilight Grove - Emerald Dream portal. WP
Hillsbrad Foothills 7-50 Horde HordeSludge Fields, HordeTarren Mill, HordeEastpoint Tower Alterac Valley battleground. WP
Wetlands 10-50 Alliance AllianceGreenwarden's Grove, AllianceSwiftgear Station, AllianceMenethil Harbor Dwarf and human favored; boats to Theramore Isle (Dustwallow Marsh) and Valgarde (Howling Fjord) Wrath of the Lich King from Menethil Harbor. WP
Arathi Highlands 10-50 Contested AllianceRefuge Pointe, HordeHammerfall Arathi Basin battleground. WP
Northern Stranglethorn 10-50 Contested AllianceFort Livingston, HordeGrom'gol Base Camp Part of Stranglethorn Vale. WP
The Cape of Stranglethorn 10-50 Contested AllianceExplorers' League Digsite, HordeHardwrench Hideaway, NeutralBooty Bay Part of Stranglethorn Vale. boat to Ratchet (Northern Barrens) from Booty Bay and zeppelins to Durotar and Tirisfal Glades from Grom'gol Base Camp. WP
The Hinterlands 10-50 Contested AllianceAerie Peak, AllianceStormfeather Outpost, HordeHiri'watha Research Station, HordeRevantusk Village Seradane - Emerald Dream portal. WP
Western Plaguelands 15-50 Contested AllianceChillwind Camp, HordeAndorhal Scholomance instance. WP
Eastern Plaguelands 15-50 Contested NeutralLight's Hope Chapel, NeutralAcherus: The Ebon Hold Wrath of the Lich King Death Knights starting area. WP
Badlands 15-50 Contested AllianceDragon's Mouth, HordeNew Kargath, NeutralFuselight Uldaman instance. WP
Searing Gorge 15-50 Contested NeutralIron Summit, NeutralThorium Point Several instances (in Blackrock Mountain). WP
Burning Steppes 15-50 Contested AllianceMorgan's Vigil, HordeFlame Crest Several instances (in Blackrock Mountain). WP
Deadwind Pass 10-50 Contested NeutralKarazhan Karazhan Bc icon.gif instance. WP
Swamp of Sorrows 15-50 Contested AllianceThe Harborage, HordeStonard, NeutralBogpaddle Temple of Atal'Hakkar instance. WP
Blasted Lands 15-50 Contested AllianceNethergarde Keep, AllianceSurwich, HordeDreadmaul Hold, HordeSunveil Excursion Dark Portal location - access to Outland Bc icon.gif. WP
Isle of Quel'Danas Bc icon.gif 30-50 Contested NeutralSun's Reach Magisters' Terrace and Sunwell Plateau instances. WP
Kelp'thar Forest Cataclysm 30-50 Contested AllianceSeafarer's Tomb, HordeLegion's Fate, NeutralDeepmist Grotto Part of Vashj'ir. Underwater zone; walking on seafloor possible. WP
Shimmering Expanse Cataclysm 30-50 Contested AllianceTranquil Wash, HordeLegion's Rest, NeutralSilver Tide Hollow Part of Vashj'ir. Underwater zone; walking on seafloor possible. WP
Abyssal Depths Cataclysm 30-50 Contested AllianceDarkbreak Cove, HordeTenebrous Cavern Part of Vashj'ir. Underwater zone; walking on seafloor possible. Contains Throne of the Tides instance. WP
Twilight Highlands Cataclysm 30-50 Contested AllianceHighbank, AllianceFirebeard's Patrol, AllianceVictor's Point, AllianceThundermar, AllianceKirthaven, HordeDragonmaw Port, HordeKrazzworks, HordeBloodgulch, HordeCrushblow, HordeThe Gullet Grim Batol and Bastion of Twilight instances. WP
Tol Barad Peninsula Cataclysm 30-50 Contested AllianceBaradin Base Camp, HordeHellscream's Grasp Daily quest hub. WP
Tol Barad Cataclysm 30-50 Combat Zone NeutralBaradin Hold A dedicated PvP zone, even on PvE realms. WP

Kalimdor

Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
Azuremyst Isle Bc icon.gif 1-50 Alliance AllianceAzure Watch, (AllianceThe Exodar) Draenei starting zone. Boat to Rut'theran Village (Teldrassil). WP
Durotar 1-50 Horde HordeDarkspear Hold, HordeDarkspear Training Grounds, HordeRazor Hill, HordeSen'jin Village, (HordeOrgrimmar) Orc and troll starting zone, Ragefire Chasm instance in Orgrimmar, zeppelins to Tirisfal Glades, Grom'gol Base Camp (Stranglethorn Vale), and Warsong Hold (Borean Tundra) Wrath of the Lich King, zeppelin in Orgrimmar to Thunder Bluff. WP
Mulgore 1-50 Horde HordeBloodhoof Village, (HordeThunder Bluff) Tauren starting zone, Darkmoon Faire site, zeppelin in Thunder Bluff to Orgrimmar. WP
Teldrassil 1-50 Alliance AllianceDolanaar, (AllianceDarnassus) Night elf starting zone. Free pre-activated Flight Path to Rut'theran Village and Lor'danel (Darkshore). WP
Azshara 5-50 Horde HordeBilgewater Harbor Goblin tertiary zone. Cataclysm WP
Bloodmyst Isle Bc icon.gif 1-50 Alliance AllianceBlood Watch Draenei secondary zone. WP
Darkshore 5-50 Alliance AllianceLor'danel Night elf secondary zone. Players can take the Flight Path directly from Rut'theran Village (Teldrassil) to Lor'danel for free without having visited it first. WP
Northern Barrens 5-50 Horde NeutralRatchet, HordeThe Crossroads Wailing Caverns instance. WP
Ashenvale 7-50 Contested AllianceAstranaar, AllianceForest Song, HordeSplintertree Post, HordeZoram'gar Outpost Blackfathom Deeps instance,
Warsong Gulch battleground,
Bough Shadow - Emerald Dream portal.
WP
Stonetalon Mountains 10-50 Contested HordeKrom'gar Fortress AllianceStonetalon Peak, HordeSun Rock Retreat WP
Desolace 10-50 Contested HordeFurien's Post, AllianceNijel's Point, HordeShadowprey Village, AllianceThargad's Camp Maraudon instance. WP
Southern Barrens 10-50 Contested HordeDesolation Hold, AllianceFort Triumph, AllianceNorthwatch Hold Razorfen Kraul and Razorfen Downs instances. WP
Feralas 15-50 Contested AllianceFeathermoon Stronghold, HordeCamp Mojache Dire Maul instance, Dream Bough - Emerald Dream portal. WP
Dustwallow Marsh 15-50 Contested AllianceTheramore, HordeBrackenwall Village, NeutralMudsprocket Onyxia's Lair instance. Boat to Menethil Harbor (Wetlands) from Theramore Isle. WP
Thousand Needles 15-50 Contested HordeFreewind Post, HordeDarkcloud Pinnacle Horde favored, contains the largest Grimtotem base in Kalimdor. WP
Felwood 15-50 Contested AllianceTalonbranch Glade, HordeBloodvenom Post, NeutralEmerald Sanctuary, NeutralWhisperwind Grove WP
Tanaris 15-50 Contested NeutralGadgetzan Zul'Farrak and Caverns of Time Bc icon.gif instances, location of the formerly sealed door to Uldum. WP
Un'goro Crater 15-50 Contested NeutralMarshal's Stand WP
Winterspring 15-50 Contested NeutralEverlook WP
Silithus 15-50 Contested NeutralCenarion Hold Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj and Temple of Ahn'Qiraj instances. WP
Ahn'Qiraj: The Fallen Kingdom 15-50 Contested Ahn'Qiraj's outdoor zone. WP
Moonglade 1-50 Contested NeutralNighthaven Druid favored; almost mobless zone,
except Eranikus (summoned, with mobs) and Omen (Lunar Festival only).
WP
Mount Hyjal Cataclysm 30-50 Contested NeutralGrove of Aessina, NeutralShrine of Aviana, NeutralShrine of Goldrinn Entrance to the Firelands, location of the first World Tree, Nordrassil. WP
Uldum Cataclysm 30-50 Contested NeutralOasis of Vir'sar,NeutralRamkahen, NeutralSchnottz's Landing Halls of Origination and Lost City of Tol'vir instances. WP

Outland

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Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
Hellfire Peninsula 10-50 Contested
(Sanctuary at Stair of Destiny)
AllianceHonor Hold, HordeThrallmar, AllianceTemple of Telhamat, HordeFalcon Watch Hellfire Citadel instances. WP
Zangarmarsh 10-50 Contested AllianceTelredor, HordeZabra'jin, AllianceOrebor Harborage, HordeSwamprat Post, NeutralCenarion Refuge, NeutralSporeggar Coilfang Reservoir instances. WP
Terokkar Forest 15-50 Contested
(Sanctuary within Shattrath)
AllianceAllerian Stronghold, HordeStonebreaker Hold, (NeutralShattrath City) Auchindoun instances, Darkmoon Faire site. WP
Nagrand 15-50 Contested AllianceTelaar, HordeGaradar, NeutralHalaa Ring of Trials arena. WP
Blade's Edge Mountains 20-50 Contested AllianceSylvanaar, HordeThunderlord Stronghold, AllianceToshley's Station, HordeMok'Nathal Village, NeutralEvergrove Gruul's Lair, Circle of Blood arena. WP
Netherstorm 25-50 Contested NeutralArea 52, NeutralStormspire, NeutralCosmowrench Tempest Keep instances, Eye of the Storm battleground. WP
Shadowmoon Valley 25-50 Contested AllianceWildhammer Stronghold, HordeShadowmoon Village, NeutralAltar of Sha'tar (Aldor), NeutralSanctum of the Stars (Scryer) Black Temple instance. WP

Northrend

Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content related to Wrath of the Lich King.
Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
Borean Tundra 10-50 Contested AllianceValiance Keep, AllianceFizzcrank Airstrip, HordeWarsong Hold, HordeBor'gorok Outpost,HordeTaunka'le Village, NeutralUnu'pe, NeutralAmber Ledge, NeutralTransitus Shield The Nexus instances, boat to Stormwind Harbor, zeppelin to Durotar, turtle boat to Moa'ki Harbor (Dragonblight). WP
Howling Fjord 10-50 Contested AllianceValgarde, HordeNew Agamand, AllianceWestguard Keep, HordeVengeance Landing, HordeCamp Winterhoof, HordeApothecary Camp, AllianceFort Wildervar, NeutralKamagua Utgarde Keep instances, boat to Menethil Harbor (Wetlands), zeppelin to Tirisfal Glades, turtle boat to Moa'ki Harbor (Dragonblight). WP
Dragonblight 15-50 Contested AllianceWintergarde Keep, AllianceStars' Rest, AllianceFordragon Hold, Neutral Moa'ki Harbor, NeutralWyrmrest Temple, HordeAgmar's Hammer, HordeKor'kron Vanguard, HordeVenomspite Naxxramas, Azjol-Nerub and Chamber of Aspects instances, turtle boats to Unu'pe (Borean Tundra) and Kamagua (Howling Fjord). WP
Grizzly Hills 15-50 Contested AllianceAmberpine Lodge, AllianceWestfall Brigade Encampment, HordeConquest Hold, HordeCamp Oneqwah Drak'Tharon Keep WP
Zul'Drak 20-50 Contested NeutralEbon Watch, NeutralLight's Breach, NeutralThe Argent Stand, NeutralZim'Torga, NeutralGundrak Gundrak WP
Sholazar Basin 20-50 Contested NeutralNesingwary Base Camp, NeutralRiver's Heart WP
Storm Peaks 25-50 Contested NeutralK3, NeutralBouldercrag's Refuge, NeutralDun Niffelem, NeutralUlduar, HordeGrom'arsh Crash-Site, Horde Camp Tunka'lo, AllianceFrosthold, AllianceBrann's Base-Camp Ulduar instances. WP
Crystalsong Forest 25-50 Contested
(Sanctuary within Dalaran)
AllianceWindrunner's Overlook, HordeSunreaver's Command, (NeutralDalaran) Dalaran floats above the zone. Violet Hold instance in Dalaran. WP
Hrothgar's Landing 25-50 Contested WP
Icecrown 25-50 Contested
(Sanctuary at Argent Tournament Grounds)
NeutralThe Argent Vanguard, NeutralDeath's Rise, NeutralThe Shadow Vault, NeutralCrusaders' Pinnacle, NeutralArgent Tournament Grounds Crusaders' Coliseum, Icecrown Citadel WP
Wintergrasp 25-50 Combat zone AllianceValiance Landing Camp, HordeWarsong Camp Zone is a dedicated PvP zone, even on PvE realms. Accessible only by flying mount or portal. Contains Vault of Archavon raid instance. WP

The Maelstrom

Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.
Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
Kezan 1-20 Horde HordeBilgewater Port Goblin starting zone. Inaccessible otherwise. WP
Lost Isles 1-20 Horde HordeTown-In-A-Box Goblin post-starting zone. Inaccessible otherwise. WP
Maelstrom 30-50 Contested WP
Deepholm 30-50 Contested NeutralTemple of Earth Located inside the Maelstrom. Contains the following instance: Stonecore WP
Wandering Isle Mists of Pandaria 1-20 Contested NeutralTemple of Five Dawns Drifting towards the Maelstrom. WP

Other

Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
Molten Front Cataclysm 30-50 Contested Firelands WP
Nazjatar Battle for Azeroth 50 Contested The Eternal Palace WP

Pandaria

Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content related to Mists of Pandaria.
Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
The Jade Forest 10-50 Contested AlliancePaw'don Village, AlliancePearlfin Village, HordeHoneydew Glade, HordeGrookin Hill, NeutralDawn's Blossom, NeutralTian Monastery Temple of the Jade Serpent WP
Valley of the Four Winds 15-50 Contested NeutralHalfhill, NeutralStoneplow Stormstout Brewery WP
Krasarang Wilds 15-50 Contested AllianceThe Incursion, AllianceSentinel Basecamp, HordeThunder Cleft, HordeDawnchaser Retreat, NeutralZhu's Watch, NeutralAnglers Wharf Unga Ingoo WP
Kun-Lai Summit 20-50 Contested Shado-Pan Monastery instance and Mogu'shan Vaults raid. WP
Townlong Steppes 25-50 Contested Siege of Niuzao Temple WP
Dread Wastes 30-50 Contested Gate of the Setting Sun, Heart of Fear WP
Vale of Eternal Blossoms 30-50 Contested AllianceShrine of Seven Stars, HordeShrine of Two Moons Gate of the Setting Sun, Mogu'shan Palace WP
The Veiled Stair 30-50 Contested NeutralTavern in the Mists Terrace of Endless Spring WP
Isle of Thunder 35-50 Contested AllianceViolet Rise, HordeDawnseeker Promontory Throne of Thunder WP
Isle of Giants 35-50 Contested WP
Timeless Isle 30-50 Contested WP

Draenor

Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.
Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
Frostfire Ridge 10-50 Horde HordeBladespire Citadel, HordeFrostwall Bloodmaul Slag Mines, Black Market Auction House WP
Shadowmoon Valley 10-50 Alliance AllianceKarabor, AllianceLunarfall Shadowmoon Burial Grounds, Black Market Auction House WP
Gorgrond 15-50 Contested HordeBeastwatch, AllianceHighpass The Everbloom, Grimrail Depot, Iron Docks, Blackrock Foundry WP
Talador 20-50 Contested NeutralShattrath City, AllianceFort Wrynn, HordeVol'jin's Pride Auchindoun WP
Spires of Arak 30-50 Contested HordeAxefall, AllianceSouthport Skyreach WP
Nagrand 35-50 Contested HordeWor'var, HordeRiverside Post, AllianceYrel's Watch, AllianceTelaari Station Highmaul WP
Tanaan Jungle 40-50 Contested AllianceLion's Watch, HordeVol'mar Hellfire Citadel WP
Ashran 40-60 Combat Zone AllianceStormshield, HordeWarspear WP

Broken Isles

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.
Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
Val'sharah 10-45 Contested Black Rook Hold, Darkheart Thicket, Emerald Nightmare WP
Stormheim 10-45 Contested Halls of Valor, Helheim WP
Helheim 10-45 Contested WP
Azsuna 10-45 Contested Eye of Azshara WP
Highmountain 10-45 Contested Neltharion's Lair WP
Suramar 45 Contested Suramar City, The Nighthold WP
The Broken Shore 45 Contested Cathedral of Eternal Night, Tomb of Sargeras WP
Eye of Azshara 10-45 Contested WP

Argus

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.
Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
Antoran Wastes 45 Contested Antorus, the Burning Throne WP
Krokuun 45 Contested WP
Mac'Aree 45 Contested Seat of the Triumvirate WP

Invasion Points

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.
Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
Cen'gar 45 Contested Matron Folnuna WP
Naigtal 45 Contested Inquisitor Meto WP
Aurinor 45 Contested Pit Lord Vilemus WP
Sangua 45 Contested Sotanathor WP
Val 45 Contested Occularus WP
Bonich 45 Contested Mistress Alluradel WP

Kul Tiras

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

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Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
Drustvar 25-50 Contested Arom's Stand Waycrest Manor WP
Mechagon Island 50 Contested Rustbolt Operation: Mechagon WP
Stormsong Valley 35-50 Contested Brennadam Shrine of the Storm WP
Tiragarde Sound 10-50 Contested Boralus Freehold, Siege of Boralus WP
Tol Dagor 10-50 Contested Tol Dagor WP

Zandalar

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.
Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
Zuldazar 10-50 Contested Dazar'alor Atal'Dazar, The MOTHERLODE!!, Kings' Rest WP
Nazmir 25-50 Contested The Necropolis Underrot, Uldir WP
Vol'dun 35-50 Contested Sanctuary of the Devoted, Vulpera Hideaway, Shatterstone Harbor Temple of Sethraliss WP

Shadowlands

Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.
Region Level PvP status Key towns Notes Map
The Maw 50-60 Contested, Sanctuary within Ven'ari's Refuge Torghast
Bastion 50-60 Contested, Sanctuary within Elysian Hold (Kyrian only) Elysian Hold Necrotic Wake, Spires of Ascension WP
Maldraxxus 50-60 Contested, Sanctuary in Seat of the Primus (Necrolords only) Seat of the Primus Plaguefall, Theater of Pain


Ardenweald 50-60 Contested, Sanctuary within Heart of the forest (Night Fae only) Heart of the forest Mists of Tirna Scithe, De Other Side
Revendreth 50-60 Contested, Sanctuary within Sinfall (Venthyr only) Sinfall Halls of Atonement , Sanguine Depths, Castle Nathria
Oribos 50-60 Sanctuary
In-Between
A Dark Place Legion

References

 
  1. ^ BradyGames; Michael Lummis. World of Warcraft Official Strategy Guide, 9. ISBN 978-0-7440-0405-2 and 978-0-7440-0503-5. 
  2. ^ BradyGames; Michael Lummis. World of Warcraft Official Strategy Guide, 9, 212. ISBN 978-0-7440-0405-2 and 978-0-7440-0503-5. 

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