Spell arcane portal valeofblossoms
  • Portal
  • 1 min cooldown
  • 4.0% of base mana
  • 10 sec cast
  • Creates a portal, teleporting group members that use it to <location>.
Usable by
Casting time10 sec cast
Cooldown1 min (GCD 1.5 sec)
"The shortest distance between two points is one incantation." - Blaize Brightspark

Portal spells are a useful line of mage utility spells that allow the caster to transport himself/herself and his/her party members to several fixed locations (including all friendly capital cities).

Modified by

Ancient Portals

Ancient Portal: Dalaran will port group members to Dalaran Crater. Without a method to absorb damage, players will take great damage due to falling.

To obtain [Ancient Portal: Dalaran]


  • Each Portal spell is trained at a portal trainer[1], which is usually located near the mage trainer in a capital city. In Shattrath the portal trainer is located in the center of the city, near the Silvermoon and Exodar city portals. There is also a trainer in Scryers Tier, although the portal location remains the same no matter where it is learned. In Theramore the portal trainer is located in the tower in which Jaina Proudmoore resides.
  • After casting, a portal will appear roughly 5 yards in front of the mage. The shimmering portal looks different for each capital city, giving a glimpse of the city in the center of the portal. Portal duration is one (1) minute.
  • To use the portal, the mage and group members must right click the portal. Group members are not required to enter the portal. Any player, including the mage, may elect to stay behind by not clicking on the portal.
  • You will appear in the capital city near the portal trainer of that location. In Stormwind, for example, you appear inside the mage tower at the center of the Mage Quarter.
  • You cannot learn the portal spells of the opposing faction.
  • Portals cannot be cast in combat. In addition, portals cannot be cast inside PvP battlegrounds.


These are learned at the portal trainer in each main city. (Exception: Ancient portals1)

1Certain requirements must be met in order to obtain ancient portals, including events and/or purchase via gold



Ability Min Level
Portal: Darnassus
Bc icon Portal: Exodar
Portal: Ironforge
Portal: Stormwind
Portal: Theramore
Alliance 15 42
Portal: Orgrimmar
Bc icon Portal: Silvermoon
Portal: Thunder Bluff
Portal: Undercity
Horde 15 42
Portal: Stonard Horde 15 52
Ability Min Level
Bc icon Portal: Shattrath 66
Icon Wrath 30x18 Ancient Portal: Dalaran
Icon Wrath 30x18 Portal: Dalaran - Northrend
Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Portal: Tol Barad 85
Icon Mists 34x18 Portal: Vale of Eternal Blossoms 90
Icon Warlords 42x18 Portal: Stormshield Alliance 15 92
Icon Warlords 42x18 Portal: Warspear Horde 15 92
Icon Legion 18x18 Portal: Dalaran - Broken Isles 110


It is not possible to create a portal in combat, but it is possible to enter one at any time.

If creating a portal in hostile territory, the mage should wait until all members of the party have used the portal. If the mage clicks too soon, they run the risk of leaving someone behind.

It is possible for a mage to stack portals, such that it is very difficult for the players taking the portals to know where they will end up.

Group members can be invited when the portal is already active. This makes the portal possible to use for an alt of the mage if another player is group leader and invites the alt after the mage logs out but before the portal closes.


While most mages will offer portals for partymates at the end of quest, runs, etc., to ask for one outside of this should be approached tactfully.

Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind.

  • When asking (especially on Trade) make sure you say where you are currently (or where you will be).
  • If a mage is coming from a different city, it's much easier if they can meet you at the teleport points (that's where they will arrive). Learn where they are and be standing there when you ask.
  • You will only be able to use the portal if you're in the same party as the mage. If you're in one, have the leader send the invite, or drop party to get portaled.
  • There's a time element, and the fact that they are dropping what they are doing to help you. The minimum you should tip is 5-10Gold (varies by level and location), 20-30Gold if they have to travel to you. You'll spend a good percent of that amount just to take taxis if you were getting there on your own anyway. Announce the amount you're offering when you ask for the teleport.
  • Make sure you know the level required to create the portal where you need to go before you ask directly.

Following these fairly simple guidelines will help you get along with your fellow players, and it makes people remember you.

Patch changes

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Teleport: Vale of Eternal Blossoms and Portal: Vale of Eternal Blossoms now have new icons.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Portal spells now cost 18% of base mana.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): New Teleport/Portal: Theramore and Teleport/Portal:Stonard spells are available at portal trainers in their respective locations. You must be level 35 to learn these new spells.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Portal spells to capital cities can no longer be cast in battlegrounds.


External links

Portal spells
Alliance 15 Horde 15
Spell arcane portalstormwind Portal: Stormwind Spell arcane portalorgrimmar Portal: Orgrimmar
Spell arcane portaldarnassus Portal: Darnassus Spell arcane portalthunderbluff Portal: Thunder Bluff
Spell arcane portalironforge Portal: Ironforge Spell arcane portalundercity Portal: Undercity
Spell arcane portalexodar Portal: Exodar Spell arcane portalsilvermoon Portal: Silvermoon
Spell arcane portaltheramore Portal: Theramore Spell arcane portalstonard Portal: Stonard
Spell arcane portalshattrath Portal: Shattrath
Alliance 15 Horde 15
Neutral 15
Spell arcane portaldalaran Portal: Dalaran - Northrend Spell arcane portaldalaran Ancient Portal: Dalaran
Spell arcane portaltolbarad Portal: Tol Barad
Alliance 15 Horde 15
Spell arcane portalshattrath Portal: Vale of Eternal Blossoms
Alliance 15 Shrine of Seven Stars Horde 15 Shrine of Two Moons
Spell arcane portaltolbarad Portal: Ashran hub
Alliance 15 Stormshield Horde 15 Warspear
Spell arcane portaldalaranbrokenisles Portal: Icon Legion 18x18 Dalaran - Broken Isles
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