The Wetlands are a good place to quest and grind (for levels 20-30 of course). Beyond that they also are the quickest way for alliance players to get from Darkshore and visa versa.
The camps of Murlocs next to Menethil Harbor provides a very good grinding zone.
How do you get to the location west of Thelgen rock, in the middle of the mountains with the lake on it?
hi im a level 19 dreanei hunter and i want to get to ironforge from auberdine but the wetlands are home to a lot of high level creatures id never stand a chance what i want to know is there any safe way around or through the wetlands
ok since i made it through the wetlands piece of cake i thought i might just give some advice to any other people who wanted to get through.
just stay on the path read all the signs if your a hunter activate beast tracking oh and if your goin to ironforge you will eventuly run into some orcs around about lvl 20 (you cant avoid them) if your lvl 16 or under just take your gear of and run through them also if your a dreanie then just cast gift of the naruu then run.
ps: this run make you wish you rolled as a rogue.
pps: get the menetill habour flight path first
For any Horde running southbound (or any lost Alliance), the entrance to the cave that leads from Wetlands to the south is at 54,71.
How 2 discover lake in mountains? 46 61?
how can it be a contested area all the quests are for allys and have no horde npcs i hated that place beacuse im a ble warlock and killed 5times beacuse of allys
all of the allys killing horde beacuse they are love ganking and they call horde bad guys but the real evil is alliance
Does anyone know how to get the lake, above the Dun Algaz road, I have seen it ont he map for awhile and was wondering what the secret was or the map was from a book that had every detail explored and it is really not explorable?
what lvls are those murlocs by the boat???
the wetlands are awesome there so good it makes outland look bad to me lol
the wetlands are a very good grinding zone but at lvl31-32 u got to stop there and go some where else
Best place for 29 twinks to gang allies :P
dont level here if you're a miner, there are few if any nodes
does anyone know if it's possible to explore the area near Thelgen Rock in the wetlands, that small body of water. on the maps it shows that there is water there, but when i go to the water it's not showing up on my map
Will the middle blank area be considered in the exploration achievement ..?
Good place for fishing...I found loads of Bristle Whisker Catfish there!
As of the 3.0 patch, Menethil no longer connects via a boat path to Auberdine. There is no longer any boat path where the old one used to land for travel. The boat in Auberdine has since been linked to the new Stormwind harbor.
Edit - Instead of going to Auberdine, the boat now takes you to the Howling Fjord.
The old boat to Auberdine now leads to Howling Fjord.
If you're a warrior, you can get to the lake when lucky.
Usually there are two orc grunts up on the hill, one in the left and one in the right, when you're looking from the downward road. And both of them are distant enough so that you can't charge from any point under the hill.
But there is a ram wandering around between two orcs, and sometimes, luckily, it comes to the point close enough to charge to it. But using charge only will make you fall again from the cliff. (you know what charging to a mob on the stiff hill looks like)
First charge to the ram. And at that instant, change target to the right orc (recommend /focus on the orc), and then intercept to him. Make the whole step quick. And then you're by the lake!
By the way the lake doesn't appear on the world map even if I'm there.
As you fly over the mountains heading into the harbour you can see a house and garden. But I can't find a way to get to it. Anyone know?
This area, while not seeming to have much at first, does have some good highlights. For herbalists, liferoot can be found in large amounts here, provided there aren't too many people farming it. The Mosshide Gnolls also have a decent drop rate on wool.
However, unless farming, there isn't much here for Horde players, due to the lack of a Horde outpost here, and if you don't plan on farming then the only reason to visit this place is if you're going from Arathi and heading towards the Badlands.
I thoght i had to jump from the dam to get here and died like 3 times then found out i could go through dun algaz from loch modan.
As of 3/8/2009 (patch 3.0.9), it is still possible to ledge-jump from the non-snowy side of the northern tunnel of dun morogh and get into the mountains area that contains the Iron Forge Airport and allows access to some of the flight path "eye candy", including the small city in the southern mountains of Wetlands. There are Iron Forge Mountaineers there who will direct you to locations in Iron Forge as any city guard would do.
It is possible to travel the mountains as far west as Gnomeregan, though after this point, the hills become much too steep to scale and you'll eventually fall into the sea just south of Menethil Harbor.
With the change to the boat paths and no longer having access from Darkshore to Menethil, cutting through the hills is the fastest way as it avoids mobs that would generally cause frustration to the lowbie leveler. I should only say it's a timer-saver if you can manage the ledge jumping. Our first tries a year+ ago took nearly 20 minutes for three of us to climb the slope. It's a nice payoff for the effort though. Just caution that I believe it's not supposed to be explored and I'm sure some people have been suspended for it.
There is a pond if you head towards the southern wetlands mountains, and it is fishable.
The Battle of Grim Batol
is, as said in another comment, a remarkable place in WoW Lore. A long time ago the
Dragon Queen Alexstrasza
was captured by the
, a foul Orc Warlock.
Deathwing "The Destroyer", Aspect of the Black Dragonflight
and known before as
Neltharion the Earth-Warder
, was on his way to kill her .
Rhonin, leader of the Kirin'tor
, was appointed to the task to free Alexstrasza from her prison. He needed the aid of the dragon
, mate of Alexstrasza, in his human form
(remember Krasus' Landing in Dalaran?). Korialstrasz tried to contact the other dragon aspects,
Malygos, Nozdormu, and Ysera
, realizing only with their help could the black dragon be defeated. Their response was not really encouraging and Krasus was afraid he would lose his beloved Dragon Queen. When the final battle at Grim Batol began, Korialstrasz assumed dragon form once more and made haste in order to recapture the Demon Soul from Nekros Skullcrusher. Nekros tried to use the Demon Soul on him but despite its great power, Korialstrasz was able to break free. Weakened, he dropped to the earth where he summoned Rhonin to him and asked him to do this task. The three Dragon Aspects arrived and healed Korialstrasz, then battled Deathwing. The battle took a turn for the worse until Rhonin destroyed the Demon Soul and the Aspects could now attack with their full power. Deathwing was no match for their combined might, and fled. Korialstrasz was reunited with his Queen and, after gathering up her unhatched children, they disappeared off into the night.
Did you know that:
- Rhonin can still be found in Dalaran in the Violet Citadel
- The Dragon Queen and her mate stay in their humanoid form as much as possible, only showing their inner dragon power when desperate
- Deathwing is the father of the well known Onyxia
- Nozdormu is the leader of the Bronze Dragonflight, who are the masters of time and rule the Caverns of Time
- Ysera is Alexstrasza's younger sister
- Grim Batol is one of Blizzard's favorite places and is often discussed in panels. Perhaps they will bring Grim Batol 'back' into the game...
This is the Battle of Grim Batol in a nutshell. A lot of this piece of lore can be found throughout the game. This post is based on such knowledge and the help of Wowhead and Wowwiki for backgrounds of the characters.
How do I get to the small area behind the spider cave?
Things to do in Wetlands
, read these books:
The Battle of Grim Batol
Found upstairs in Deepwater Tavern at (10.8, 60.8)
The Kaldorei and the Well of Eternity
Found upstairs in Deepwater Tavern at (10.4, 60.5)
The Old Gods and the Ordering of Azeroth
's table in Menethil Keep at (9.8, 57.6)
Charge of the Dragonflights
Found on a clerk's table in Menethil Keep at (9.9, 56.9)
To All The Squirrels I've Loved Before
, love these critters:
, fish in a
Buy up to 4 different horses for
Mountain o' Mounts
(requires exalted status with Stormwind)
Note the newest screenshot.
There is the word "HELP" etched into the peak of grim batol.
I noticed that there is a simmular "HELP" etching on a mountain peak in stonetailon.
(I tested that stuff on a private-GM server)
i hope eventually after cataclysm is out they make Grim Batol a lvl 85 instance and have Deathwing as the final boss! it should be about the Black Dragonflight betrayers from the Wyrmrest Accord should be trying to break Deathwing out of Alexstrasza's Prison , she from her seat in Dragonblight shold give the quests to go to Wetlands see to the Black Dragonflight there defeat their leader (Onyxia, Nefarian? should be a relation of Deathwing. Possibly the son of Nefarian? maybe Lady Sinestra) and then make sure Deathwing is not released but of course he is. near Deathwing's Prison you should hear him roar the whole area would shake and he would yell something like "Alexstrasza i am coming for you!" then when you are in the prison the leader of the dragonflight betrayers should tell you you are too late and that Deathwing has escaped through a side passage that would open after you defeat him, and of course you go down there fight a few major Black Dragonlords and you come to Deathwing clawing at the rock walls digging his way out, When he reaches low health he should stun everyone summon alot a dragons knock you back and dig even more, this should continue for awhile and then he would break through to the northern side of the mountain; the final battle begins. the hole would be too high for you to reach but when you kill Deathwing rocks would fall down creating a ramp and crushing Deathwing: "but I am Eternal! I am the most powerful!" Deathwing lets out a chaotic roar of Anger. "ALEXSTRASZA!" Rocks begin falling down from the ceiling. Maybe the guardians like Garshilan and Acridistrasz should be going a bit insane and try to kill you thinking you're trying to free Deathwing (I made this long ago)
From the looks of the flyover video, Wetlands is going to have some changes, but nothing too crazy. I'm interested to see if the new NE/Cenarion hub near Grim Batol will be neutral or alliance-only. Also, I somewhat expected the Dragonmaw encampments would either grow/change or move, but looks like it's same old-same old. I like Menethil Harbor sinking, and there's hostile mobs inside now? This and the change to the new (larger?) gnome area near the north shore, will make for some new and interesting Alliance quests. The video didn't go very in-depth, and that's probably good, but was there just the ship to NR or do all of them still exist at this port? Honestly, the video just leaves me wanting more and wanting to ask so many questions.
OH MY God, i was on my horde toon, and i couldn't get into loch modan to tame some pets, and i spent about 3 hours running back and forth trying to find a way in then i say a youtube movie and i realized i went past the tunnel about 6 times :'( but now i know what to do, btw the tunnel I'm talking about is by Slabchisel's survey, it was hiding be hind a dam tree.
I'll figure this out before someone responds, but for the thousands of other newbs like myself out there
How in the world do you get to Menethil Harbor now?
A trap low-levels questing in Redridge Mountains want to avoid is walking there from Lakeshore, due to a quest that can be picked up that requires traveling there. They will be instantly killed traveling through the Burning Steppes, mobs agrro so fast they may get stuck as a ghost or WoW purgatory.
57, 71 will get you the exploration for Slabchisel's Survey
I'm kinda into finding the little hidden things and easter eggs put into the game, and recently found this one while leveling a toon.
I'm not sure if it is a reference to something, but I thought it was sort of interesting.
In the northern part of the zone, west of Dun Modr, east of Swiftgear Station, there is a little enclave in the mountain side. This is near all of the raptors and nests played must kill/collect for a quest.
Inside this enclave are some ruins, what seem to be Night Elf, or possibly High Elf.
In the middle of these ruins is what looks to be a boulder. However on closer inspection, it is a head of a statue.
I found it kind of interesting, for one, because, why is it there and where is the body. And for two, while flying around Thousand Needles, near Twilight Withering, I found another head, like the one found here, but larger.
Anyone know what they are?
For informational purposes, when lvling your Skinning and Leatherworking, make sure you stop in Ironforge first before coming here. There isnt a trainer for Leatherworking or Skinning in this zone. Found this out the hard way...
Everybody loves rares! Have a macro!
/tar Garneg Charskull
/tar Gazz the Loch-Hunter
/tar Leech Widow
/tar Ma'ruk Wyrmscale
/tar Razormaw Matriarch
/tar Rufus Darkshot
Just click it occasionally as you go and make sure your map track targets!
<- Will show you where you should expect to find them on the map on this page.
Refresh the page if they aren't shown immediately.
Does the boat still make trips from Wetlands to Theramore? Besides asking a mage, there's no other quick way to get to southern Kalimdor. Not counting the annoying quest chain in Uldum.
If you're a rare pet collector this zone offers a few...
drops from any mob in the zone including
is obtained by looting the
at 69.9, 29.1
is a rare solve from Dwarf Archaeology Fragments
If you're questing through the zone remember while on the quest
to get a
which starts the optional quest
Rare mobs of Wetlands
coordinates for rares in Wetlands. Use
to copy the following text into the game.
/way Wetlands 57.8 8.4 Chops
/way Wetlands 38.6 46.2 Garneg Charskull
/way Wetlands 61.6 57.8 Gazz the Loch-Hunter
/way Wetlands 31.6 33.6 Gnawbone
/way Wetlands 31.8 29.4 Gnawbone
/way Wetlands 35.2 27.4 Gnawbone
/way Wetlands 46.8 63.6 Leech Widow (back of cave, entrance at 52.9, 63.4)
/way Wetlands 48.0 74.6 Ma'ruk Wyrmscale (top floor of tower)
/way Wetlands 52.8 36.4 Mirelow
/way Wetlands 50.6 30.6 Mirelow
/way Wetlands 55.6 26.6 Mirelow
/way Wetlands 69.8 29.2 Razormaw Matriarch (back of cave, entrance at 69.3, 35.1)
/way Wetlands 42.8 32.6 Rufus Darkshot
/way Wetlands 33.2 51.6 Sarltooth
/way Wetlands 44.2 24.8 Sludginn (bottom of crypt)
/way Wetlands 13.2 38.8 Two-Toes
/way Wetlands 13.2 38.8 Two-Toes
/way Wetlands 13.6 41.6 Two-Toes
/way Wetlands 15.6 40.0 Two-Toes
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