Shadowmoon Valley

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Neutral 32 Shadowmoon Valley
Level 67-70
Shadowmoon Valley concept
CapitalBlack Temple
PopulationUnknown"Unknown" is not a number.
RacesIconSmall DoomguardIconSmall FelguardIconSmall WrathguardIconSmall Imp Demon
IconSmall FelOrc MaleIconSmall FelOrc Female Fel orc
IconSmall Naga MaleIconSmall Naga Female Naga
IconSmall Blood Elf MaleIconSmall Blood Elf Female Blood elf
IconSmall NightElf MaleIconSmall NightElf Female Night elf
IconSmall Draenei MaleIconSmall Draenei Female Draenei
IconSmall Orc MaleIconSmall Orc Female Orc
IconSmall Wildhammer MaleIconSmall Wildhammer Female Wildhammer dwarf
IconSmall DragonNetherIconSmall DrakeNetherIconSmall DrakonidNetherIconSmall WhelpNether Netherwing dragonflight
IconSmall FelbloodElf MaleIconSmall FelbloodElf Female Felblood elf
RulerIllidan Stormrage
Major settlementsWildhammer Stronghold
Legion Hold
Shadowmoon Village
Dragonmaw Fortress
LocationSoutheastern Outland

Shadowmoon Valley is found in southeastern Outland, east of Terokkar Forest. It is the location of the Black Temple (where Illidan Stormrage once resided), and also houses a dwarven settlement named after (and led by) Kurdran Wildhammer, as well as the prison where Illidan's former jailor, Maiev Shadowsong, is held captive.

History Edit


A view of the Hand of Gul'dan

In addition to being the location of the Black Temple, the region gave name to Ner'zhul's Shadowmoon Clan, who once had their holdings there. Prior to destruction of Draenor, the north shore of the region was known as the Skeletal Coast. says the following about the Shadowmoon Valley:

This valley is a grim spectacle of demonic magic run amok. Day and night, molten fel energy erupts from the land and lights the sky with bilious green flame. To the east lies the Black Temple, Illidan Stormrage's seat of power. With the Dark Portal reopened, Illidan and his allies struggle to hold off Legion reinforcements and keep all other Outland portals closed.

Geography Edit

Shadowmoon Valley used to be an idyllic forest shrouded by eternal night. Upon Gul'dan's creation of a huge volcano with his demonic powers, much of the area was turned into a barren wasteland of rock and ash, with little vegetation. Like the rest of Outland, Shadowmoon Valley was further torn asunder during the destruction of Draenor by the countless portals created by Ner'zhul. This fragmented the zone, stripping away several sections of former shoreline and turning the former island of Darktide Roost into a massive floating outcrop, which would eventually become Netherwing Ledge. The Hand of Gul'dan, the volcano which Gul'dan created, dominates the center of the region, from which green lava imbued by Fel energy erupts constantly.

The region was the ancient home of the Shadowmoon clan, before the betrayal of Gul'dan.

The Alliance and Horde each have a settlement here, as do the Aldor and Scryers.

The valley contains one raid instance, the Black Temple (the ruins of the Temple of Karabor) and several elite areas.

Maps and subregions Edit


Map of Shadowmoon Valley

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Skeletal Coast

Dungeons Edit

Dungeon Name Level Range Group Size Approximate Run Time
Instance portal green Black Temple 70+ 25-man Unknown

Elite areas Edit

Travel hubs Edit

Ruins of Baa'ri

Ruins of Baa'ri

Alliance 15 Wildhammer Stronghold
Horde 15 Shadowmoon Village
Aldor 15 Altar of Sha'tar
Scryers 15 Sanctum of the Stars

Adjacent regions Edit

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Terokkar Forest Alliance 15Horde 15 62-65 West Normal

Notable characters Edit

Main article: Shadowmoon Valley NPCs

Quests Edit

Main article: Shadowmoon Valley quests

Resources Edit




Wild creatures Edit

Notes Edit

External links Edit

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