WoW Thunder Bluff Teleport Preview

Teleport: Thunder Bluff
3% of base mana
10 sec cast
Requires Mage
Requires level 17
Faction: Horde
Teleports you to Thunder Bluff.

Spell Details

Duration n/a
School Arcane
Mechanic n/a
Dispel type n/a
GCD category Normal
Cost 3% of base mana
Range 0 yards (Self)
Cast time 10 seconds
Cooldown n/a
GCD 1.5 seconds
Effect #1 Unknown Effect (Effect #252)
Effect #2 Script Effect
Flags
  • Cannot be used while shapeshifted
  • Cannot be used in combat

Thunder Bluff is the tauren capital city located in the northern part of the region of Mulgore on the continent of Kalimdor. The entire city is built on bluffs several hundred feet above the surrounding landscape, and is accessible by elevators on the southwestern and northeastern sides.

The centaur were driving the tauren out of their homeland around the time of the Third War. When Thrall and his Horde arrived on the continent, an alliance was forged between the Horde and the tauren. Following the defeat ofArchimonde and the end of the war, Thrall helped the tauren rout the centaur and reclaim their land. Shortly thereafter the tauren founded the city of Thunder Bluff and began the process of settling into their old surroundings and repairing the ecological damage the centaur had wrought. Thunder Bluff grows and expands at a tremendous rate.

Thunder Bluff was settled fairly recently by the tauren, who successfully drove out the marauding Centaur from their lands. Thunder Bluff is the first city of its kind; for centuries, the tauren wandered the plains as nomads, unable to claim a permanent home. All Horde visitors are welcome here, and the expertise of the tauren in professions ranging from leatherworking to shamanism, druidismto hunting are all practiced and taught here. Unfortunately, the central location of the Thunder Bluff also makes it easily accessible to members of the Alliance. Thus, it is often one of the easier Horde capitals for Alliance players to raid, with Baine being killed long before Horde reinforcements even become an issue.

In order to gain access to Thunder Bluff, visitors must either ride wyverns to the top one of the four towering mesas, use the zeppelin from Orgrimmar or be lifted via rope and wood elevators, an invention unique to the tauren.

Geography

Thunder Bluff is located in the far north of Mulgore, among the sprawling flatlands of the Golden Plains. The weather is almost always warm and sunny, with intermittent breezes carried in from The Barrens.

Thunder Bluff is composed of four towering mesas, or rises. The only entrances from the plains below are elevators leading to the central platform. The central rise is connected to the others through large wooden bridges.

Rises

The various rises in Thunder Bluff act a bit like neighborhoods or quarters in a human city, or the valleys and keeps of the orcish cityOrgrimmar.

Thunder Bluff has a central mesa divided into three rises, surrounded by three additional mesas with distinct names:

  • Central Rise (In-game is split in to the Lower Rise, Middle Rise and High Rise)
    • Lower Rise (southwestern lifts from main north road)
    • Middle Rise (northeastern lifts from plains)
    • High Rise (east from wind rider roost)
  • Elder Rise (rope bridges from middle and high rise)
  • Hunter Rise (rope bridges from lower and high rise)
  • Spirit Rise (rope bridges from lower and middle rise)
    • Pools of Vision (cave entrance from Spirit Rise)

Points of interest

Main article: Thunder Bluff points of interest
  • The Bank is on the southeastern side of the Lower Rise.
  • The top of The wind rider roost in the central totem pole houses Wind Rider Master Tal, the Flight master, and Brave Tuho, the Thunder Bluff Quartermaster.
  • The inn is on the southern part of the Lower Rise.
  • The Auction House is located on the Lower Rise, just west of the entrance to the wind rider roost.
  • The mailbox is located just outside the bank. (There's only one mailbox in TB.)
  • The fishing hole is located in the center of the Lower Rise.
  • The zeppelin dock is located on the west of Spirit Rise.

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