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Capital cities are typically the main headquarters of a faction. They are typically the largest of the faction's cities, and where their leaders usually reside.

Game capitals

These are capital cities, that function as major social and economical hubs for players, and must contain a bank, flight path, mailbox, inn, and at least class and profession trainers, an auction house, or a faction leader.

Playable faction capitals

These are capital cities specific to one or more playable factions.

Capital Location Factions Races
Darnassus Teldrassil, Kalimdor Darnassus Alliance 15, Gilneas Alliance 150400Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Night elf, Worgen
Exodar 0200Bc icon Azuremyst Isle 0200Bc icon, Kalimdor Exodar Alliance 150200Bc icon Draenei
Ironforge Dun Morogh, Eastern Kingdoms Ironforge Alliance 15, Gnomeregan Exiles Alliance 15 Dwarf, Gnome
Orgrimmar Durotar, Kalimdor Orgrimmar Horde 15, Darkspear Trolls Horde 15, Bilgewater Cartel Horde 150400Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Orc, Troll, Goblin
Silvermoon City 0200Bc icon Eversong Woods 0200Bc icon, Eastern Kingdoms Silvermoon City Horde 150200Bc icon Blood elf
Stormwind City Elwynn Forest, Eastern Kingdoms Stormwind Alliance 15 Human
Thunder Bluff Mulgore, Kalimdor Thunder Bluff Horde 15 Tauren
Undercity Tirisfal Glades, Eastern Kingdoms Forsaken Horde 15 Undead

Non-playable faction capitals

These are capital cities specific to non-playable factions, that act as game capitals for players.

Capital Location Factions Races
Dalaran 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Crystalsong Forest, Northrend 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Kirin Tor Neutral 15*, The Sunreavers Horde 15*, The Silver Covenant Alliance 15* (*0300Wrath-Logo-Small) Human, Half-elf, High elf, Blood elf, Gnome
Shattrath City 0200Bc icon Terokkar Forest, Outland 0200Bc icon Sha'tar*, Aldor*, Scryers*, Lower City*, Sha'tari Skyguard*, Shattered Sun Offensive* (*Neutral 150200Bc icon) Naaru, Draenei, Blood elf, Arakkoa, Human

Lore capitals

These are capital cities that do not function as capitals in World of Warcraft, but are considered capitals in lore.

Faction capitals

These are capital cities specific to factions with reputation that can be increased or are permenantly friendly.

Capital Location Factions Races
Aerie Peak Hinterlands, Eastern Kingdoms Wildhammer clan Alliance 15 Hill dwarf
Bilgewater Harbor Azshara, Kalimdor Bilgewater Cartel Horde 15 Goblin
Cenarion Refuge 0200Bc icon Zangarmarsh, Outland 0200Bc icon Cenarion Expedition Neutral 15 Night elf, Tauren
Dun Baldar Alterac Valley, Alterac Mountains, Eastern Kingdoms Stormpike Guard Alliance 15, Stormpike clan Alliance 15 Mountain dwarf
Frostwolf Village Alterac Valley, Alterac Mountains, Eastern Kingdoms Frostwolf clan Horde 15 Orc
Garadar 0200Bc icon Nagrand, Outland 0200Bc icon Mag'har Horde 15 Mag'har
Gadgetzan Tanaris, Kalimdor Steamwheedle Cartel Neutral 15 Goblin
Gilneas City 0400Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Ruins of Gilneas 0400Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Gilneas Alliance 15 Worgen
Nighthaven Moonglade, Kalimdor Cenarion Circle Neutral 15 Night elf, Tauren, Dryad, Cenarius's children
Revantusk Village Hinterlands, Eastern Kingdoms Revantusk tribe Horde 15 Forest troll
Darkspear Hold Durotar, Kalimdor Darkspear tribe Horde 15 Jungle troll
Sporeggar 0200Bc icon Zangarmarsh, Outland 0200Bc icon Sporeggar Neutral 15 Sporeling
Stromgarde Arathi Highlands, Eastern Kingdoms League of Arathor Alliance 15 Human
Timbermaw Hold Felwood, Kalimdor Timbermaw Hold Neutral 15 Furbolg
Zuldazar Zandalar Zandalar tribe Neutral 15 Zandalar troll, Jungle troll

Other faction capitals

These are capital cities specific to non-playable factions without reputation that can be increased or are permenantly hostile.

Any faction not listed as Neutral, Horde or Alliance is considered Hostile.

Capital Location Factions Races
Azjol-Nerub 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Azjol-Nerub, Dragonblight, Northrend 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Nerubian Empire Nerubian
Blackrock Spire Blackrock Mountain, Eastern Kingdoms Dark Horde, Black dragonflight, Smolderthorn tribe, Spirestone clan Orc, Dragonkin, Forest troll, Ogre
Boralus Kul Tiras Kul Tiras Alliance 15 Human
Unknown Dragonmaw Capital 0400Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Twilight Highlands 0400Icon Cataclysm 18x18, Eastern Kingdoms Dragonmaw clan Orc
Gundrak 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Zul'Drak, Northrend 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Drakkari tribe Ice troll
Grizzlemaw 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Grizzly Hills, Northrend 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Polar Furbolgs Polar Furbolg
Hellfire Citadel 0200Bc icon Hellfire Peninsula, Outland 0200Bc icon Fel Horde Fel orc
Icecrown Citadel 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Icecrown Glacier, Northrend 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Scourge Undead, Lich, Nerubian, Abomination
Mak'aru The Rift, The Maelstrom 0400Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Makrura Makrura
Mok'Nathal Village 0200Bc icon Blade's Edge Mountains, Outland 0200Bc icon Mok'Nathal clan Horde 15 Mok'Nathal
Nazjatar The Rift, The Maelstrom 0400Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Naga Naga
Razorfen Kraul Southern Barrens, Kalimdor Razorfen tribe Quilboar
Shadowforge City Blackrock Depths, Blackrock Mountain, Eastern Kingdoms Dark Iron clan Dark Iron dwarf, Fire Elemental
Skettis 0200Bc icon Terokkar Forest, Outlands 0200Bc icon Skettis Arakkoa
Temple of Ahn'Qiraj Ahn'Qiraj, Silithus, Kalimdor Qiraji Empire Qiraji, Silithid
Zul'Aman 0200Bc icon Ghostlands 0200Bc icon, Eastern Kingdoms Amani Empire Forest troll
Zul'Farrak Tanaris, Kalimdor Sandfury tribe Sand troll
Zul'Gurub Northern Stranglethorn, Eastern Kingdoms Hakkari tribe, Atal'ai tribe Jungle Troll

Former capitals

This is a list of capital cities that were once the capitals of playable races or factions, but have since fallen or changed hands. The factions, races, and location names are listed to reflect the capital's situation at the time of its "golden age".

Any faction not listed as Neutral, Horde or Alliance is considered Hostile.

Capital Region Affiliation What Happened Race
Alterac City Alterac Mountains, Eastern Kingdoms Kingdom of Alterac Alliance 15 Destroyed in the Second War Human
Angerfang Encampment Wetlands, Eastern Kingdoms Dragonmaw clan Defeated by adventurers and faction relocated to Twilight Highlands Orc
Bleeding Hollow Village 0200Bc icon Terokkar Forest, Outland 0200Bc icon Bleeding Hollow clan Destroyed after the Second War Orc
Bonechewer Village 0200Bc icon Terokkar Forest, Outland 0200Bc icon Bonechewer clan Destroyed after the Second War Orc
Burning Blade Village 0200Bc icon Nagrand, Outland 0200Bc icon Burning Blade clan Destroyed after the Second War Orc
Capital City Tirisfal Glades, Eastern Kingdoms Kingdom of Lordaeron Alliance 15 Destroyed by the Scourge Human
Dalaran City Alterac Mountains, Eastern Kingdoms Kirin Tor Neutral 15 Destroyed by Archimonde in the Third War and rebuilt. Human, High elf, Half-elf, Gnome
Dragonmaw Fortress 0200Bc icon Shadowmoon Valley, Outland 0200Bc icon Dragonmaw clan Defeated by adventurers and faction relocated to Twilight Highlands Fel Orc
Echo Isles Durotar, Kalimdor Darkspear tribe Horde 15 Taken over by Zalazane Jungle troll
Gilneas City 0400Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Gilneas 0400Icon Cataclysm 18x18, Eastern Kingdoms Kingdom of Gilneas Alliance 15 Destroyed by the Forsaken, but later re-taken by The Alliance. Human/Worgen
Gnomeregan Dun Morogh, Eastern Kingdoms Gnomeregan Exiles Alliance 15 Irradiated Gnome
Grim Batol 0400Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Twilight Highlands 0400Icon Cataclysm 18x18, Eastern Kingdoms Wildhammer clan Alliance 15 Abandoned after the War of the Three Hammers Hill dwarf
Icemist Village 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Dragonblight, Northrend 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Taunka Horde 15 Destroyed by the Scourge Taunka
Kaskala 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Borean Tundra, Northrend 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Kalu'ak Under attack by the Kvaldir Tuskarr
Laughing Skull Village 0200Bc icon Nagrand, Outland 0200Bc icon Laughing Skull clan Horde 15 Destroyed after the Second War Orc
Sen'jin Village Durotar, Kalimdor Darkspear Trolls Horde 15 Supplanted by Darkspear Hold Troll
Strom Arathi Highlands, Eastern Kingdoms Kingdom of Arathor Alliance 15 Abandoned and slowly lost in favor of new kingdoms Human
Shrine of Ula-Tek Zul'Aman 0200Bc icon, Eastern Kingdoms Amani Empire Empire pushed back by Humans and Quel'Dorei Forest troll
Thaurissan Burning Steppes, Eastern Kingdoms Dark Iron clan Destroyed by Ragnaros Dark Iron dwarf
Thunderlord Stronghold 0200Bc icon Blade's Edge Mountains, Outland 0200Bc icon Thunderlord clan Destroyed after the Second War Orc
Undermine 0400Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Kezan 0400Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Trade Princes Neutral 15, Bilgewater Cartel Horde 15 Destroyed by the eruption of Mount Kajaro Goblin, Goblin (playable), Hobgoblin
Zin-Azshari Kalimdor Kaldorei, Quel'Dorei Destroyed during the Great Sundering Kaldorei
Zul'Gurub Northern Stranglethorn, Eastern Kingdoms Gurubashi Empire Taken over by the Hakkari tribe Jungle troll

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