Throne of the Tides Entrance Location

Throne of the Tides is a five-player dungeon in the Abyssal Maw complex located in Vashj'ir, introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

The Throne of the Tides' entrance can be found at [71, 29] beneath the Abyssal Breach of the Abyssal Depths in Vashj'ir. Swimming into the watery cyclone will suffice entrance to the Abyssal Maw nexus where Throne of the Tides and the unreleased Abyssal Maw dungeon can be found.


Abyssal Maw, Vashj'ir [71, 29]

End boss


Instance info


Advised level


Minimum average
item level

226 (normal)
329 (heroic)

Player limit



The Throne of the Tides is located at the Abyssal Breach within the Abyssal Depths of Vashj'ir. Swim towards the vast whirlpool to be sucked in and dropped into the entrance. It is kinda hard to miss a giant whirlpool, especially since it dominates the entire zone.

Throne of the Tides is part of the player-accessible section of the Abyssal Maw complex. It is a 5-player underwater dungeon, with distinctive architecture--including a liquid elevator. It is one of the first Cataclysm dungeons players can queue up for in Normal Mode. In Throne, players battle their way not only through the host of naga that controls the place, but through servants of the Old Gods themselves as well. There were plans to develop the lore in this dungeon in 4.1, but that was scrapped in favor of further developing Firelands.

Players who complete Waters of Elune with a Highborne Scroll grant their party Waters of Elune inside the dungeon.

From the Blizzard Community site:
"Deep within the Abyssal Maw's fathomless expanses lies the Throne of the Tides. From here, the great elemental lord Neptulon the Tidehunter has surveyed and protected his aquatic domain for ages. He now faces his greatest challenge as a force of serpentine naga and malefic faceless ones threaten to depose him, leaving his realm and its secrets ripe for the plundering.

It seems preposterous to think that even the armies of the naga would challenge an demigod on his home plane - and, yet, they are winning. Instead of cowering before Neptulon, the naga have brought forth a gigantic ally to hobble the who holds the entire Throne of the Tides in its grasp.

If their siege isn't broken, Neptulon will fall - and the naga will rise in his place as the new lords of Azeroth's oceans."

Having trouble finding it Click "Location" in the Quick Facts box to the right, or check our video guide to instance entrance locations!

Quick Facts
  • Level: 80 - 82
  • Required levels: 77, 80
  • Required item level: 226, 329
  • Territory: Contested
  • Instance type: Dungeon
  • Heroic mode available (85)
  • Number of players: 5
  • Location: Abyssal Depths
  • Final boss: Ozumat


  • Lady Naz'jar ¨C Lady Naz'jar played a pivotal role in retaking Vashj'ir from the brutal Kvaldir, earning her Queen Azshara's favor. Recently Naz'jar spearheaded an assault against Neptulon and succeeded in cornering the powerful elemental lord within his throne room.
  • Commander Ulthok, the Festering Prince ¨C Ulthok is an incredibly ancient being sent by his Old God masters to aid Lady Naz'jar with invading the Throne of Tides. Bristling with sinister powers, Ulthok commands legions of his fellow faceless ones in the deepest trenches surrounding Vashj'ir.
  • Mindbender Ghur'sha ¨C After his valiant efforts at the Abyssal Breach, Earthen Ring shaman Erunak Stonespeaker was abducted by naga forces and enslaved by Mindbender Ghur'sha. It is feared that this parasitic aberration has taken full control over Erunak's mind, body, and devastating shamanic abilities.
  • Ozumat ¨C Tales of the monstrous kraken that terrorize Azeroth's high seas were once relegated to myth... but no longer. By some ill means, the naga have bent Ozumat-the patriarch of all kraken-to their will and unleashed him against Neptulon and his followers.