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Portal: Stormwind
4% of base mana 10 yd range
10 sec cast 1 min cooldown
Requires Mage
Requires level 42
Faction: Alliance
Creates a portal, teleporting group members that use it to Stormwind.

Spell Details

Duration 1 minute
School Arcane
Mechanic n/a
Dispel type n/a
GCD category Normal
Cost 4% of base mana
Range 10 yards (Very Short)
Cast time 10 seconds
Cooldown 1 minute
GCD 1.5 seconds
Effect Summon Object (176296)
Radius: 3 yards
  • Cannot be used while shapeshifted
  • Cannot be used in combat

Stormwind City (a.k.a. New Stormwind or simply Stormwind) is located north of Elwynn Forest on the Eastern Kingdom's northwest coast, and is the capital city of the kingdom known as Stormwind and the largest human city of Azeroth. However the city-state also controls or influences other territories, which include Elwynn Forest, Northshire Valley, the Redridge Mountains, Westfall, and Duskwood. The city is named for the occasional sudden squalls created by a ley line pattern in the mountains around the glorious city,and is one of the last great human cities. The city itself has been rebuilt at least once, and is a marvel of human design and engineering. Its guards keep the peace within the city's walls.

Stormwind firmly backs the Alliance, and its knights, priests, paladins, and mages served in the three wars against the Horde. Primarily a human settlement, a fair number of high elves, Ironforge dwarves, and even a few night elves and gnomes dwell here as well. Stormwind City is the home of the Academy of Arcane Sciences, the only remaining school of wizardry in the east, and the Cathedral of Light, the philosophical capital for those who follow the Holy Light. These edifices draw healers, priests, paladins, and mages to the city, all of whom bolster Stormwind¡¯s military. King Varian Wrynn rules from Stormwind Keep. Rumor has it that Wrynn employs a secret society, theStormwind Assassins, who are spies and saboteurs wielding royal carte blanche. "Unaffected by the ravages of the Scourge in the north, Stormwind still faces its own threats, both from without and within."

Recent events have led to the return of King Varian Wrynn to his homeland and his rightful throne. In his absence, his son Anduin Wrynn was temporarily crowned king. Due to his young age, Highlord Bolvar Fordragon was made regent until Varian returned home or Anduin came of age. Along with Bolvar's aid, the mysterious Lady Katrana Prestor helped the child king rule the city.

Areas of Interest:

  • Stormwind Harbor: Transportation hub with boats to Darnassus and Borean Tundra.
  • The Mage Quarter: The Slaughtered Lamb (warlock trainers), herbalism, alchemy, tailoring, mage trainers, portals.
  • Trade District: Auction House, bank, flight trainer, guild vendors, hairdresser.
  • The Valley of Heroes: Entrance gates to Stormwind, with monuments to heroes from the Second War.
  • Old Town: Warrior, rogue, hunter trainers, center of SI:7, PvP vendors, Justice/Valor point vendors.
  • Stormwind Keep: Battlemasters, throne room with King Varian Wrynn and Genn Greymane, Library, garden.
  • The Dwarven District: Mining, blacksmithing, engineering trainers, forge/anvil, Auction House, Bank, entry to Deeprun Tram.
  • Cathedral Square: Home of the magnificent Cathedral of Light, City Hall, and the Orphanage. Paladin, priest, and first aid trainers. Gazebo and city cemetery added in Cataclysm.
  • The Eastern Earthenshrine: Portals to Cataclysm areas.
  • Stormwind Lake: replacement for the shattered Park district, destroyed by Deathwing.
During the First War, the Kingdom of Azeroth, including its capital, Stormwind Keep, was utterly destroyed by the Horde and its survivors fled to Lordaeron. After the orcs were defeated at the Dark Portal at the end of the Second War, it was decided that the city would be rebuilt. The nobles of Stormwind assembled a team of the most skilled and ingenious stonemasons and architects they could find--which later turned sour and led to the rise of the Defias.

With the fall of the northern kingdoms, Stormwind is by far the most populated city in the world. It serves in many ways as the cultural and trade center of the Alliance, even with remote access to the sea. It is home to the Academy of Arcane Sciences, the only wizarding school in Eastern Kingdoms, as well as SI:7, a rogue intelligence organization.

Related Factions:
  • Stormwind
  • The Stockade