Where is Orgrimmar Portal in Dalaran


This article is about the in-game city. For lore and history of Dalaran, see Dalaran (kingdom). For the area in the Hillsbrad Foothills, see Dalaran Crater.
Dalaran City

Type Capital city
Races Human
High eleven
Night eleven
Blood eleven
Ruler (s)Council of Six
LanguagesCommon, Thalassian, Orcish, Gnomish, Dwarven, Goblin, Zandali, Draenei
FaithsHoly Light, Various
AffiliationKirin Tor, Dalaran, Silver Covenant, Alliance, Sunreavers, Horde
Former affiliation (s)Alliance resistance, Alliance of Lordaeron
LocationBroken Isles
Crystal song Forest
PvP statusSanctuary
Dalaran city at Broken Shore.

Dalaran (or the City of Dalaran other Dalaran City, pronounced DAHL-uh-RAWN)[2] is the capital of the magocratic nation of the same name. The city's inner fortress has served as the focal point for magi and the study of the arcane throughout human history.

Originally located by the Lordamere Lake in the Eastern Kingdoms, the city was magically moved to Northrend by the power of its magic. They fought both against the Dragon Aspect Malgos's crusade to eradicate the use of magic on Azeroth, and the undead forces of the Lich King.[3] Dalaran would later be set in motion and fly high above the seas, as seen during the Purge. During the third invasion of the Burning Legion, Dalaran was moved to Karazhan, and then teleported to the Broken Isles in order to serve as a focal point in the fight against the Burning Legion's invasion.


Main article: Dalaran (kingdom) #History

In-game evolution


Before Wrath of the Lich King, Dalaran was "hidden" behind a magic dome in the Alterac Mountains region. In truth, the area behind the dome was empty. After the second expansion, the area was replaced with the Dalaran Crater since the city had then been added in Northrend.

Wrath of the Lich King

The city contains areas that are faction-specific in the same manner as Shattrath City is divided amongst the Aldor and Scryers. Certain parts of the city can only be reached by Alliance players (Silver Enclave) while others are strictly for Horde use (Sunreaver's Sanctuary). The majority of the city remains neutral.

It acts as the neutral sanctuary city for the continent, similar to Shattrath City in Outland, and can be accessed via the teleport crystal in Violet Stand, Crystalsong Forest, north of the Dragonblight, or through a flight path. Portals are located within the Alliance and Horde districts of the city, connecting to the factions' capital cities and Shattrath City. There is a portal trainer at the Violet Gate, and there are battlemasters and an arena master in the Underbelly sewer system. Like Stormwind's Stockade and Orgrimmar's Ragefire Chasm, Dalaran has its own instance within the city: the Violet Hold.

Like Shattrath City, there were originally no class trainers - with the notable exception of mage trainers, given the city's history - nor an Auction House (patch 3.2.0 introduced an Auction House for MasterEngineers with the addition of Steam Powered Auctioneers to the Like Clockwork engineering shop, while patch 4.0.3a made the auctioneers usable by everyone and added class trainers). Grand Master trainers for each profession are available in the city.

In-game, the city of Dalaran was originally a no-fly zone below a certain altitude (slightly higher than the rooftops), with the exception of Krasus' Landing, where the flight point is located, and the underbelly. This was to help maintain the atmosphere of the city, but with Cataclysm, the rule was lifted.


This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

The portals to the Alliance and Horde major cities were removed in patch 4.0.3a and replaced by class trainers.[4] However, the portals to Stormwind and Orgrimmar were restored in patch 4.1.0. The formerly engineering-only auctioneers - Steam-Powered Auctioneer in Silver Enclave and Steam-Powered Auctioneer in Sunreaver's Sanctuary - now serve anyone and flying is now allowed.

For information about getting out of Dalaran and getting around the Old World without the portals to the major cities, Cataclysm travel guide will prove useful. Note that, while it has been explained that Outland and Northrend take place within the time frame their storylines occurred in, the Dalaran Crater in the old world remains empty.

Mists of Pandaria

During the purge, Dalaran had already left Northrend and was in motion.[5][6] However, for game purposes, Dalaran remains unchanged after the questline is completed (see Notes).


This section concerns content related to legion.

Dalaran was moved to Deadwind Pass during the Burning Legion's invasion in order to protect the Eastern Kingdoms.[7][8][9] It then teleported to the Broken Isles where it served as the capital city for Alliance and the Horde players. During the Assault on Broken Shore, Kil'jaeden sent Legion ships to destroy the city.[10]

The city's layout was overhauled for legion with notably the Underbelly being expanded and the center of the city becoming a portal hub.[11]

Maps and subregions


Broken Isles

  • Map of the Chamber of the Guardian.

Lore locations



In the Dalaran present in Wrath of the Lich King, there are three major reputation factions players can deal with. These are:

Notable residents

Main articles: Dalaran NPCs, Dalaran (Northrend) NPCs

The Council

Main article: Council of Six

Other notable residents

Getting there

Getting to Dalaran in Northrend

Dalaran is located in the north central region of the continent of Northrend, floating above the western side of Crystalsong Forest. Ships[16] and zeppelins[16] departing from Stormwind, Orgrimmar, Menethil Harbor and the Undercity provide access to Northrend from Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms.

Once you are in Northrend, there are a number of ways[16] to reach Dalaran:

Dalaran specific methods from within Northrend
  • As of patch 4.0.3, the flight master at Krasus' Landing in Dalaran is learned automatically by all characters. Any character can simply take a ship or zeppelin to Borean Tundra or Howling Fjord, talk to the flight master near the dock, and take a taxi to Dalaran.[16]
  • At level 68 any character can learn [Cold Weather Flying] and fly to Dalaran with a flying mount.
  • At level 68 a set of crystals, (Teleport to Violet Stand Crystal and Teleport to Dalaran Crystal), can be used. The Teleport to Violet Stand Crystal must be used first by doing [74] Learning to Leave and Return: the Magical Way from Portal Trainer, so you must first reach Dalaran via another method. Note that the completion of these quests will render [74] The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran unavailable, so it is a good idea to not complete these quests until you have acquired one of the Kirin Tor rings or an [Argent Crusader's Tabard].
  • At level 74 any character can get [74] The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran from any of several members of the Kirin Tor. This provides a portal to Dalaran until you complete the quest. As with the quest above, it is best not to complete this quest until you have one of the Kirin Tor rings or an [Argent Crusader's Tabard]. If you don't complete it, you can use the portal to travel quickly from the ship or zeppelin port in Borean Tundra or Howling Fjord (or several other locations in Northrend) to Dalaran, allowing you to keep your hearthstone in your faction capital or some other useful location.[16]
  • At level 71 mages can talk to NPCs in Dragonblight and learn to teleport to Dalaran after completing   [73] Attunement to Dalaran.
  • At level 80, if your faction has won the previous Wintergrasp battle, you can take the Wintergrasp portal to the Violet Citadel. The portal is inside the Wintergrasp Fortress.
  • A Dalaran portal appears after completing the Trial of the Crusader.
Dalaran specific methods from anywhere
Non-Dalaran specific methods
  • Once in Dalaran, players can set a Dalaran inn as their home, which enables them to teleport there with their [Hearthstone].
  • A Warlock in Dalaran can summon players to Dalaran, with 2 others in Dalaran in the same group.
  • Players whose accounts are linked via Recruit-A-Friend can summon one another to Dalaran. The players must be in the same group.
  • Portals to Dalaran exist at the Orgrimmar and Stormwind portal rooms.

Getting to Dalaran in the Broken Isles

All players arrive in Dalaran over the Broken Isles on the quest [100 - 110] In the blink of an eye and receive a [Dalaran Hearthstone], allowing them to teleport to Dalaran once every 20 minutes.

In addition, every Class Hall has a portal to Dalaran. There are also portals in Stormwind Keep in Stormwind City and the Cleft of Shadow in Orgrimmar - the same portals previously used to get to Dalaran over Karazhan for [100-110] Calling of the Council.

Finally, at level 110, mages can learn a portal to Dalaran over the Broken Isles from a portal trainer, allowing them to teleport other players there. And like its Northrend version, Dalaran over the Broken Isles has innkeepers who allow players to set their regular [Hearthstone] there.

Leaving Dalaran

Dalaran-specific methods
Non-Dalaran specific methods
  • Hearth to non-Dalaran bind point.
  • A warlock not in Dalaran can summon players from Dalaran, with 2 others at destination in the same group.
  • After meeting the Dalaran Flight master (in Krasus' Landing), players can pay to fly from there to nearby flight masters via a flight path.
  • Jump off the edge or from the tunnel in the sewers (Underbelly), though this will kill you unless you have a way to slow your descent.
  • As of Cataclysm, it is fairly common to see mages offering portals out of Dalaran to various locales.

Travel connections in Northrend


Ebon Watch, Zul'Drak
Moa'ki Harbor, Dragonblight
Wyrmrest Temple, Dragonblight
Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown
Argent Vanguard, Icecrown
Fordragon Hold, Dragonblight
Kor'kron Vanguard, Dragonblight


When Wrath of the Lich King went live, Dalaran supplanted Shattrath City as the major hub for player activity, due to easy access to the capital cities in the southern continents, to Outland via Shattrath, and to the high level content in Northrend. Those portals were removed in patch 4.0.3a, however portals to Orgrimmar and Stormwind City were added in patch 4.1.0.

Teleport crystals

Travel connections in the Broken Isles


Watchers' Aerie, Azsuna
Shackle's Den, Azsuna
Felblaze Ingress, Azsuna