WoW Dalaran Portal Preview

Portal: Dalaran - Northrend
4% of base mana 10 yd range
10 sec cast 1 min cooldown
Requires Mage
Requires level 74
Creates a portal, teleporting group members that use it to Dalaran.

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 (191164)
Radius: 3 yards
  • Cannot be used while shapeshifted
  • Cannot be used in combat

Dalaran (aka Dalaran City and the City of Dalaran) is the capital of the magocratic nation of the same name, located over the Crystalsong Forest inNorthrend during the time of the War against the Lich King, and later near the shores of the Broken Isles during the renewed Legion invasion.

Originally located by the Lordamere Lake on the Alterac Mountains shore in the Eastern Kingdoms, the city was moved to the "roof of the world" by the guided power of all its inhabitants. This was done in order to use Dalaran as a front against Malygos's crusade to eradicate the mortal magi who were not under his reign. Additionally, the magi intended to do what they could against the dread undead forces of the Lich King. Some time later, Dalaran was set in motion and flied high above the seas, as seen during the purges, until it finally stopped near the shores of the Broken Isles to serve as a focal point to counter the Burning Legion's invasion.

The city's inner fortress has served as the focal point for magi and the study of the arcane throughout human history.

Areas of Interest:

  • The Violet Citadel: Center of the Kirin Tor, led by Rhonin. Portals to the Purple Parlor, a luxurious balcony bar, Archmage Vargoth's Retreat, and to Caverns of Time.
  • Silver Enclave: Alliance-only area. Portals, class trainers, battleground portals, Justice Point vendors, the Inn "A Hero's Welcome," beer garden, cooking trainer.
  • The Eventide: South Bank, fishing trainer, Dalaran fountain for Titanium Seal of Dalaran.
  • The Violet Hold: Dalaran prison.
  • Krasus' Landing: flight master and flight trainer.
  • Sunreaver's Sanctuary: Horde-only area. Portals, class trainers, battleground portals, Justice Point vendors, the Inn "The Filthy Animal," cooking trainer.
  • Antonidas Memorial: Memorial to Archmage Antonidas, the previous leader of the Kirin Tor who was killed by Arthas.
  • Magus Commercial Exchange: location for many profession trainers.
  • Runeweaver Square: Violet Gate (neutral portal destination), memorial appears in center when the Lich King is first killed.
  • The Underbelly: Underground sewers. PvP vendors, vendors for Rogues/Warlocks, Underbelly inn, Underbelly Elixir scattered on the ground.

History and Background

Dalaran was introduced as the neutral city for the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, similiar to how Shattrath City was introduced as the neutral city for the The Burning Crusadeexpansion. The city contains areas that are faction-specific in the same manner as Shattrath City is divided amongst the The Aldor and The Scryers. The Silver Enclave can be accessed by Alliance players (guarded by The Silver Covenant); likewise, Sunreaver's Sanctuary can only be accessed by Horde players (guarded by The Sunreavers). The rest of the city remains neutral.

Similar to how Stormwind City and Orgrimmar have instances within each city¡ªThe Stockade and Ragefire Chasm respectively¡ªDalaran has its own instance: The Violet Hold, the magical prisons where all kinds of dangerous beasts and spellcasters are held. At one point even the elven prince Kael'thas Sunstrider was a convict there, but was rescued by Lady Vashj. Class trainers for each class can be found in the Horde and Alliance areas, as well as portals to Orgrimmar and Stormwind City. Additionally, Grand Master Trainers may also be found in Dalaran. Finally, a portal trainer can be found at the Violet Gate, as well as battleground portals and Battlemasters, located in Dalaran's underbelly.

Getting to Dalaran

Although Dalaran is in midair, it is still possible for players without a flying mount nor its flight spot to get to Dalaran. Below are the methods which can be used to get Dalaran.
  • Mages can learn to teleport to Dalaran after completing the short Dragonblight quest Attunement to Dalaran (Alliance / Horde) available at level 71.
  • Mages can learn to open a portal to Dalaran at level 74 from the portal trainer located in Dalaran. Warlocks can also summon players to Dalaran.
  • Anyone who has reached level 74 can pick up the quest The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran (Alliance / Horde / Neutral) from any of several members of the Kirin Tor. This quest will offer a one-time teleport to Dalaran.
  • Once a player has arrived in Dalaran, they can complete the quest Learning to Leave and Return: the Magical Way to allow them future access to Dalaran by using the teleport crystal below the city. The quest requires level 68.
  • Several level 80 rings that teleport the player to Dalaran are available for 8500g each. They can be inscribed for an additional 1250g.