Blade's Edge Mountains

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Neutral 32 Blade's Edge Mountains
Level 65-70
CapitalGruul's Lair
PopulationUnknown"Unknown" is not a number.
RacesIconSmall Ogre MaleIconSmall Ogre Male2IconSmall Ogre Female Ogre
IconSmall Orc MaleIconSmall Orc Female Orc
IconSmall NightElf MaleIconSmall NightElf Female Night elf
IconSmall Mok'Nathal MaleIconSmall Mok'Nathal Female Half-ogre
IconSmall Gnome MaleIconSmall Gnome Female Gnome
IconSmall Arakkoa Arakkoa
IconSmall Ethereal Ethereal
IconSmall DragonBlackIconSmall DrakeBlackIconSmall DrakonidBlackIconSmall SpawnBlackIconSmall WhelpBlack Black dragonflight
RulerGruul the Dragonkiller
Major settlementsThunderlord Stronghold
Bladespire Hold
AffiliationBladespire clan
LocationNorthwestern Outland

Blade's Edge Mountains (Located in Outland - Through the Dark Portal) is a region full of knife-sharp mountain crags and axe-cut valleys. The green glow in the sky is part of the twisting nether - a floating energy that affects the remains of Outland and binds it together in a suspended phase. The mountains are inhabited by humanoidal Rock Flayers and a substantial population of ogres. This zone is located to the north of Zangarmarsh and to the west of Netherstorm. Likely contains some of the so called "Green Havens". The zone has three distinct terrain types, it's rocky valley, forested slopes, and barren plateau summits. Using this definition, the zone has four "mountains" that are interconnected.


When the human armies invaded Outland, Mogor of the Laughing Skull Clan of ogres sided with them in exchange for the dominance of his Clan in the Blade's Edge Mountains.

The ogre clans of the Blade's Edge have dominated the lower canyons and ravines, along with their Gronn masters. It is possible that this harsh land is the birthplace of the ogres. says the following about the Blade's Edge Mountains:

The harsh winds that rip through the canyons of Blade's Edge have, over time, worn the bordering escarpments into menacing, dagger-like spikes that lend the region to its name. This foreboding realm is also the homeland of the brutish ogres, who wage constant, fierce battles against one another to gain the favor of their merciless gronn masters.


Map and subregions


Map of the Blade's Edge Mountains

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Blade's Edge Mountains before the destruction of Draenor.


Dungeon Name Level Range Group Size Approximate Run Time
Instance portal green Gruul's Lair 70+ 25-man Unknown

Elite areas


Blade's Edge

Singing Ridge

Getting There

From Zangarmarsh to the south, take the path through the cave in the northwest portion of the zone. [69, 35]

Travel hubs

Alliance 15 Sylvanaar
Alliance 15 Toshley's Station
Horde 15 Thunderlord Stronghold
Horde 15 Mok'Nathal Village
Neutral 15 Evergrove

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Zangarmarsh Alliance 15Horde 15 60-64 South Normal
Netherstorm Alliance 15Horde 15 67-70 East Normal (Gyro-Plank Bridge)

Notable characters


Concept art of Blade's Edge.

Main article: Blade's Edge Mountains NPCs


Main article: Blade's Edge Mountains quests



Wild creatures

Patch changes

  • 0100WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2009-11-04): "All characters that die on the Northwest plateau of Blade's Edge Mountains will now be sent to the Evergrove graveyard."
  • 0200Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Added Ogri'la and removed Felstorm Point from the northern plateau.

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