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Portal: Thunder Bluff
4% of base mana 10 yd range
10 sec cast 1 min cooldown
Requires Mage
Requires level 42
Faction: Horde
Creates a portal, teleporting group members that use it to Thunder Bluff.

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 (176500)
Radius: 3 yards
  • Cannot be used while shapeshifted
  • Cannot be used in combat

Thunder Bluff (or Thunderbluff) 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. Established by the wise chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof and his stalwart tribe, Thunder Bluff overlooks the verdant land of Mulgore from atop a series of windswept mesas. Prior to the construction of the capital, the tauren had lived as nomads for countless generations, often under attack by marauding bands of centaur. With Thunder Bluff¡¯s founding, however, the proud and good-spirited race was finally granted a permanent home.

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

  • Lower Rise: bank, inn, auction house
  • Middle Rise: profession trainers
  • Elder Rise: Druid and Priest trainers
  • Hunter Rise: battlemasters, Hunter, Paladin and Warrior trainers
  • Spirit Rise: Priest and Shaman trainers
  • Pools of Vision: Mage, Priest, Warlock and profession trainers
Thunder Bluff lies atop a series of mesas overlooking Mulgore. The once nomadic Tauren recently built the city as a center for trade caravans, traveling craftsmen and artisans of every kind. It was established by the mighty chief Cairne Bloodhoof after the Tauren, with help from the orcs, drove away the centaurs that originally inhabited Mulgore.

At the start of Cataclysm, Cairne Bloodhoof was assassinated through the efforts of the Grimtotem tribe. His son, Baine Bloodhoof, now serves as the High Chieftan.

Related Faction:
  • Thunder Bluff