Unlike its barren neighbors to the north, south, and east, Feralas is a lush forest. Both the Horde and Alliance lay claim to the area and have to contend with powerful local forces. These include the bloodthirsty Gordunni ogres who control a number of scattered ancient Elven ruins, including the vast dungeon of Dire Maul. The ogres have desecrated and defiled much of Feralas, damaging the land with their taint. The Horde in particular is concerned with the unchecked expansion of the Gordunni and has put out a call for adventurers to aid the war effort against them. Feralas is also home to a number of scattered Grimtotem tauren tribes, members of which are hunted by order of Belgrom Rockmaul in Orgrimmar. The far western islands are crawling with Naga and recently several Silithid hives have been spotted. Feralas is also the location of one of the four Great Trees leading to the Emerald Dream and guarded by the four Emerald Dragons. The three others are in Ashenvale, Duskwood, and the Hinterlands.


Once part of the great expansion of Night Elf power, the forest of Feralas holds many ancient ruins as well as the great city now known as Dire Maul (also known as Eldre'thalas to the Highborne), that have long since been overgrown by the native plant life. One possible explanation for its abundant flora and fauna could lie in the fact that Kalimdor was once nothing but lush forests prior to the Great Sundering. It is likely the high mountains that surround the area served as a protective barrier from such outside factors.

In Cataclysm

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Feralas in Cataclysm

In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Feralas was retuned as level 35-40 zone.[1] Thalanaar is consumed by the floods in nearby Thousand Needles and Feathermoon Stronghold is abandoned after the waters consume the Isle of Dread and parts of Sardor Isle; New Thalanaar is established to replace the old, and a new Feathermoon Stronghold is built on the mainland of Feralas.

Areas affected:[2]

In Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects

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At the behest of Ysera, Thrall journeys to Dreamer's Rest, where with the blessing of Telaron Windflight helps the local druids by soothing the rampant fire elementals.

In Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War

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Following the destruction of Theramore, the Horde set up a blockade around Theramore and according to spies the Horde believes the Alliance will focus to liberate Feathermoon Stronghold first. At the same time Alliance intelligence reveals that the Grimtotem in the region plan to take advantage of the Horde's distraction to attack them.

Getting there

Alliance 15 Alliance: Adventurers can travel south from Nijel's Point in Desolace, and then will have to pass between the Twin Colossals and head directly to Feathermoon Stronghold.
Horde 15 Horde: Horde players can travel from Shadowprey Village in Desolace, then follow the main road through Feralas until they come to Camp Mojache near the central area.


Feralas is a large rainforest of huge, ancient trees stretching from Thousand Needles to the coastline in the west and from the wasteland of Desolace in the north to the lush Un'Goro Crater to the south.

Dire Maul, ancient ruins now populated by ogres, is an instanced dungeon which can be found in this area. There are no raid dungeons or battlegrounds here, but there are multiple micro dungeons.

Maps and subregions

Dire Maul

Dire Maul

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Dungeon Name Level Range Group Size Approximate Run Time
Instance portal blue Dire Maul 54-61 5-man 1.5 hours / wing

Elite areas

Flight Master Locations



The Forgotten Coast

The Forgotten Coast

Alliance 15 Dreamer's Rest
Alliance 15 Feathermoon Stronghold
Alliance 15 Shadebough
Alliance 15 Tower of Estulan
Horde 15 Camp Ataya
Horde 15 Camp Mojache
Horde 15 Stonemaul Hold

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Alliance 15 Access Horde 15 Access
Desolace Horde 15 Alliance 15 30-35 North By foot north; MiniIcon FlightMaster from Dreamer's Rest or Feathermoon Stronghold to Thargad's Camp; also MiniIcon FlightMaster from Feathermoon Stronghold to Nijel's Point By foot north; MiniIcon FlightMaster from Camp Ataya or Camp Mojache to Shadowprey Village; also MiniIcon FlightMaster from Camp Mojache to Furien's Post
Mulgore Horde 15 1-10 Northeast MiniIcon FlightMaster to Fort Triumph (multi-point flight), then by foot MiniIcon FlightMaster from Camp Mojache to Thunder Bluff
Silithus Neutral 15 55-60 South MiniIcon FlightMaster from Feathermoon Stronghold to Cenarion Hold MiniIcon FlightMaster from Camp Mojache or Stonemaul Hold to Cenarion Hold
Thousand Needles Horde 15 Neutral 15 40-45 East By foot east; MiniIcon FlightMaster from Shadebough to Fizzle and Pozzik's Speedbarge By foot east; MiniIcon FlightMaster from Camp Mojache to Westreach Summit

Notable characters

Camp Mojache

Camp Mojache

Main article: Feralas NPCs

Feralas is home to several characters of note. At Thalanaar, Falfindel Waywarder seeks aid in the battle against the Death's Head cult. In Feathermoon Stronghold, Shandris Feathermoon attempts to cleanse the taint that is the naga led by Lord Shalzaru. And at Camp Mojache, Witch Doctor Uzer'i sends bold adventurers into the deepest parts of the jungle in search of mystical muisek (the spirit of animals). Kindal Moonweaver requires help to free Sprite Darters being help captive by Grimtotem tauren.


Main article: Feralas quests
Main article: Feralas questing guide


The Twin Colossals

The Twin Colossals

Wild creatures

Ruins of Isildien

Ruins of Isildien




Patch changes

  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Zone largely reworked with about 30% of the zone changed.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): The Woodpaw Hills sub-area of Feralas now properly grants discovery experience when you enter it for the first time.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005):
    • Feralas has been converted over to the new graveyard system. The system will place your character's spirit at the closest allowed graveyard in the zone.
    • A neutral graveyard has been added in Feralas, just to the southwest of Dire Maul. Characters dying in Dire Maul will use this new graveyard.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): A tree located too far above the ground in Feralas has been "replanted".


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