Shadowmoon Valley is found in southeastern Outland, east of Terokkar Forest. It is the location of the Black Temple (where Illidan Stormrage resides), and also houses a dwarven settlement named after (and led by) Kurdran Wildhammer, as well as the prison where Illidan's former jailor, Maiev Shadowsong, is held captive.



A view of the Hand of Gul'dan

In addition to being the location of Illidan's Black Temple, the region gave name to Ner'zhul's Shadowmoon Clan, who once had their holdings there. Prior to destruction of Draenor, the north shore of the region was known as the Skeletal Coast. says the following about the Shadowmoon Valley:

This valley is a grim spectacle of demonic magic run amok. Day and night, molten fel energy erupts from the land and lights the sky with bilious green flame. To the east lies the Black Temple, Illidan Stormrage's seat of power. With the Dark Portal reopened, Illidan and his allies struggle to hold off Legion reinforcements and keep all other Outland portals closed.


Shadowmoon Valley is a barren wasteland of rock and ash, with little vegetation. The Hand of Gul'dan volcano dominates the center, from which green lava erupts.

The Alliance and Horde each have a settlement here, as do the Aldor and Scryers.

The valley contains one raid instance (the Black Temple) and several elite areas.

Maps and subregions


Map of Shadowmoon Valley

The Altar of DamnationAltar of Sha'tarThe Altar of ShadowsAta'mal TerraceCoilskar CisternCoilskar PointCrimson WatchThe DeathforgeDeathforge TowerDragonmaw Base CampDragonmaw FortressDragonmaw SkywayEclipse PointEclipsion FieldsThe Fel PitsThe Fetid PoolThe Hand of Gul'danIllidari PointInvasion Point: CataclysmLegion HoldMagma FieldsNetherwing FieldsNetherwing LedgeNetherwing MinesNetherwing PassOronok's FarmThe Path of ConquestRuins of Baa'riRuins of KaraborSanctum of the StarsThe Scalding PoolsShadowmoon VillageShattered PlainsSketh'lon Base CampSketh'lon WreckageSlag WatchWarden's CageWildhammer StrongholdSkeletal Coast (WC2)


Dungeon Name Level Range Group Size Approximate Run Time
Black Temple 70+ 25-man Unknown

Elite areas

Travel hubs

Ruins of Baa'ri

Ruins of Baa'ri

Alliance 15 Wildhammer Stronghold
Horde 15 Shadowmoon Village
Aldor 15 Altar of Sha'tar
Scryers 15 Sanctum of the Stars

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Terokkar Forest Alliance 15Horde 15 62-65 West Normal

Notable characters

Main article: Shadowmoon Valley NPCs


Main article: Shadowmoon Valley quests





Wild creatures


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