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Standing proud in the grassy hills of Elywnn Forest, Stormwind towers over the area as a beacon of hope and prosperity for the Human race. Many consider Stormwind as the last bastion of Human power within the eastern kingdoms since it’s the last major Human city still standing.

Stormwind is currently ruled by the child king Anduin Wrynn IV with Highlord Bolvar Fordragon acting as steward until the king is found or the boy comes of age. Many consider the king abducted by the defias, but only the most noble and brave adventures may uncover the true secrets of the king’s location.


The Mage District

Stormwind is not without its history. During the first war the grand city of Stormwind was razed into the ground. After the second war, the remaining nobles of the Stormwind Kingdom sought out the more experienced stonemasons and had the city rebuilt in an amazingly short period of time. Surviving the ravage scourge invasion of the north, Stormwind holds strong as the last major city of the Human empire. That doesn’t mean it’s not facing its own threats, both from outside and within.

In current times, Stormwind serves as a major center for trade, employment, and travel through Southern Kalimdor. Stormwind also provides fast transit to the allied Dwarved capital of Ironforge through the Deeprun Tram located within the Dwarven District. Stormwind also houses an active Auction House and many craftsman.

Stormwind also features a dangerous dungeon for those seasoned adventures around level 20. The Stockade provides much needed gear, experience, and plot development for the upcoming challenges adventurers face.

Getting to Stormwind


Valley of Heroes

As a Dwarf or Gnome - The Deeprun Tram located in Tinker Town (inside of Ironforge) provides a direct route to the Dwarven District inside of Stormwind that is 100% free. Once in Stormwind remember to check with the Gryphon Master to mark Stormwind on your map for future visits by Gryphon.

As a Human - Stormwind is located in the northwest of Elywnn Forest. The safest (and most guarded) route would be to follow the road south out of the Abbey until you reach Goldshire. From there head north on the road where Stormwind lies.

As a Night Elf - Night Elfs are very disconnected from their allied partners against the Horde. The trip to Stormwind is with great peril for those below level 20. First, go through the Darnassus portal on the coastline and catch a hippogriff or boat to the city of Auberdine. Once you've arrived, head for the dockts. Speak with the harbormaster to determine which boat leads to Menethil Harbor. Board the boat when it arrives and set sail! When you arrive at Menethil Harbor be sure to talk with the Flight Master. When your affairs are in order, depart town following the road. Watch for any enemies that may appear and be very careful. If you die, simply go to your corpse and continue your journey. When the road forks, head south. You'll eventually arrive at a tunnel. Head through the winding passages until you arrive in Loch Modan. From here continue directly south on the road until you reach another mountain passage. Go through the passage until you reach Dun Morogh. From here head west until the road forks north toward the grand Dwarven city of Ironforge. Head to Tinker Town and take the Deeprun Tram to Stormwind!

City Map

Stormwind Map

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Map Notes

  • Class vendors / suppliers, such as poison venders for rogues and tailoring suppliers for tailers, are located with the class trainer
  • A much easier way to find your way around town is to talk with the guards (ones without a formal name or title). They'll mark many popular locations right on your minimap and full map, and point you in the correct direction.


Since it's easy to miss quests found in cities as you level up, here's a list of Ironforge quests. The following are quests that begin in Stormwind and require no specific class type or prequisite quest completions to start. This is a simplified listing; where there's a chain of quests, only the starter quest is given. To find more quests, check out our Quest Database here at WoW - Use the Advanced Search to find all quests in "Stormwind City". Not only will you have detailed quest info, but you'll also see various comments from the community on how to complete the quests. All without gold ads!

Quest Name
Starting Level
Destination Region
Loch Modan
A Noble Brew (2 part)

Be sure to check out our Quest Database for more Stormwind quests.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to email me at Xerin at with comments, suggestions, or whatnot. Also, if you enjoyed this guide and have a Horde character, please check out the Orgrimmar city guide. Alliance players be sure to check out our Ironforge city guide!

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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