Hidden under a shroud of perpetual night broken only by bright starlight, the lush, idyllic forests of Shadowmoon Valley are home to a majestic draenei tomb and sanctuary: Karabor. While many of Shadowmoon’s denizens study prophecy among Karabor’s ancient stone circles, plotters with darker ambitions lurk in the valley’s vast underground cave network, gazing greedily at the sacred temple.
This area is the starting area for the Alliance.
In the aftermath of the Dark Portal strike, Alliance players will be led to Karabor in search of allies to face the Iron Horde. Once there, you and other travelers will work together to save the draenei holy temple and turn it into a safe haven for your faction. Be on your guard! While the Iron Horde lays siege to the temple, Ner’zhul and his nefarious Shadowmoon Orc clan pursue another line of attack that could put the entire world in mortal danger.
Except for leveling here, there are two things to think about doing either start directly while leveling or later on.
Gain reputation with the Council of Exarchs
The Council of Exarchs are an Alliance faction. Under the leadership of five powerful exarchs, the draenei of Draenor have prospered in a savage world. The Quartermaster is Vindicator Nuurem who can be found in Stormshield. Gaining Exalted reputation rewards the Council of Exarchs achievement and the Prelate title. Gaining reputation with Council of Exarchs is relatively simple--just quest through most zones and head back to complete bonus quests along the way. There are no daily quests.
Find and kill Rares
There are 14 rare spawns in this area in which one drops a mount.
- Ku'targ the Voidseer drops Ku'targ's Merciless Grips which resemble the gloves in the Tidefury Raiment set.
- Leaf-Reader Kurri drops the updated version of Essence Infused Mushroom, Mushroom of Destiny.
- Killmaw drops Killmaw's Canine which resembles the Wrath dagger The Fleshshaper.
- Yggdrel drops the toy Ancient's Bloom, which turns you into a tree and roots you in place.
- Gorum drops Precious Bloodthorn Loop, which has the Ring of Thorns effect. This is a Lord of the Rings tribute.
- Dark Emanation drops Abberant's Paw which is a unique green and red recolor of Rage.
- Hypnocroak drops the toy Hypnosis Goggles which hypnotizes critters and makes them follow you.
- Bahameye drops Fire Ammonite which can be used for fishing dailies or cooking.
- Faebright drops Dragonrider's Tinkered Leggings which is a tribute to How to Train Your Dragon.
- Darkmaster Go'vid drops Darktide Summoner Staff which summons a Lobstrok to protect you ( Lobstrokomancy).
- Ba'ruun drops Ba'ruun's Bountiful Bloom which restores 60% of health and mana.
- Rai'vosh drops Whispers of Rai'Vosh which slows your falling speed for 10 sec.
- Shinri drops Spirit of Shinri which is a special mount that only works in Shadowmoon Valley.
- Pathrunner drops Swift Breezestrider with a 100% drop chance.
Map over Shadowmoon Valley