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For the mountain this zone is named after and resides on, see Mount Hyjal (mountain).
For the Caverns of Time raid, see Battle of Mount Hyjal.
Neutral 32 Mount Hyjal
Level 80-82
The Circle of Cinders
CapitalNordrassil
RacesIconSmall DragonBlackIconSmall DrakeBlackIconSmall DrakonidBlackIconSmall SpawnBlackIconSmall WhelpBlack Black dragonflight
IconSmall Cenarian Female Dryad
IconSmall DragonGreenIconSmall DrakeGreenIconSmall DrakonidGreenIconSmall SpawnGreenIconSmall WhelpGreen Green dragonflight
IconSmall DragonTwilightIconSmall DrakeTwilightIconSmall DrakonidTwilightIconSmall SpawnTwilightIconSmall WhelpTwilight Twilight dragonflight
IconSmall Human MaleIconSmall Human Female Human
IconSmall NightElf MaleIconSmall NightElf Female Night elf
IconSmall Ogre MaleIconSmall Ogre Male2IconSmall Ogre Female Ogre
IconSmall Tauren MaleIconSmall Tauren Female Tauren
IconSmall Worgen MaleIconSmall Worgen Female Worgen
IconSmall Fire Fire elemental
RulerCenarius
AffiliationContested
LocationNorthern Kalimdor

Mount Hyjal is a level 80-82 contested zone in the Cataclysm-Logo-Small expansion, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Hyjal is under heavy siege by Ragnaros, who is trying to destroy the World Tree. Malfurion Stormrage has returned from the Emerald Dream, and commands the armies of Cenarius, known as the Guardians of Hyjal. The zone makes extensive use of the terrain phasing technology.[1]

History

For years, Mount Hyjal and the wounded World Tree, Nordrassil, remained cut off from the rest of Azeroth. Sealed away within a protective field of dense foliage by Malfurion Stormrage, Nordrassil has been slowly recovering from the devastation of the Third War, when Malfurion called upon the tree's power to destroy the archdemon Archimonde and repel the forces of the Burning Legion and Scourge. Now, with the cataclysm, the World Tree's well-being is threatened once more. From the Firelands within the Elemental Plane, Ragnaros and his minions prepare to burst into Hyjal and set Nordrassil ablaze -- and the conflagration would endanger all life on Azeroth.

Geography

Mount Hyjal is full of lush forest in the north, but the beauty is scarred by swaths of fiery ground that threaten to expand and char everything. The best evidence of this is to the south, where giant wyrms of the Twilight dragonflight soar through the skies, and members of the Twilight cult plot and scheme.

Travel

Getting there

Gryphon

Hyjal can only be reached via a flying mount (you may fly in Azeroth once you get the Flight Master's License) if portals within Stormwind City (Eastern Earthshrine) or Orgrimmar (Valley of Wisdom) are unavailable, i.e. the player has not completed the introductory quest to Mount Hyjal.

Official alliance mini-icon Alliance: From Talonbranch Glade in Felwood, fly southeast until you reach high mountains. Use your minimap to make certain the mountains border Mount Hyjal and not Winterspring. Fly up and over the mountains, and you should be on the western flank of The Edge of the World. Flying northeast brings you to Nordrassil.
Official horde mini-icon Horde: From Irontree Clearing in Felwood, fly southeast until you reach high mountains. Use your minimap to make certain the mountains border Mount Hyjal and not Winterspring. Fly up and over the mountains, and you should be on the western flank of The Edge of the World. Flying northeast brings you to Nordrassil.

Flight Master locations

Neutral 15 Gates of Sothann
Neutral 15 Shrine of Aviana
Neutral 15 Grove of Aessina
Neutral 15 Nordrassil
Neutral 15 Sanctuary of Malorne

Portals

Neutral 15 Flamegate to Firelands Forgeworks at the Lightning Ledge
Neutral 15 Flamegate to Firelands Hatchery within The Regrowth/Flamewake
Neutral 15 Flamegate to Crucible of Flame at the Scorched Plain
Neutral 15 Portal to the Molten Front atop Nordune Ridge
Official alliance mini-icon Portal to Stormwind City at Nordrassil (right side, outside of inn)
Official horde mini-icon Portal to Orgrimmar at Nordrassil (left side, outside of inn)

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Moonglade Official horde mini-iconOfficial alliance mini-icon N/A North Via breadcrumb quest
Ashenvale Official horde mini-iconOfficial alliance mini-icon 20-25 South By flying
Felwood Official horde mini-iconOfficial alliance mini-icon 50-55 West By flying
Winterspring Official horde mini-iconOfficial alliance mini-icon 55-60 Northeast By flying

Inhabitants

Normal

Beasts
Classification Type
Beast Basilisks
Bears
Core Hounds
Eagles
Hippogryphs
Owls
Rocs
Stags
Turtles
Demon Pit lords
Fiends
Classification Type
Dragonkin Dragonkin
Drakes
Faerie dragon
Elemental Air elementals
Earth elementals
Fire elementals
Humanoid Dark Iron Dwarves
Ettins
Harpies
Humans
Naga
Worgen

Rare mobs CombatMobRare 32

Note:Those labeled "hunter pet" do not drop any worthwhile loot, only the Inv misc gem azuredraenite 02 [Crystalline Tear of Loyalty].

Name Type
N Combat 15 IconSmall SpiritBeast Ankha Hunter pet
N Combat 15 IconSmall SpiritBeast Ban'thalos Hunter pet
A H Combat 15 IconSmall FireHawk Blazewing Loot
A H Combat 15 IconSmall Earth Garr Loot
N Combat 15 IconSmall SpiritBeast Magria Hunter pet
A H Combat 15 IconSmall Turtle Terrorpene Hunter pet
A H Combat 15 IconSmall Ettin Thartuk the Exile Loot
WorldMap-Hyjal

Resources

Trade mining
Trade herbalism
Inv misc pelt wolf 01
Trade fishing
Source Item Skill Level
Herbalism Inv misc herb azsharasveil [Azshara's Veil] 425
Inv misc herb cinderbloom [Cinderbloom] 425
Inv misc herb stormvine [Stormvine] 425
Mining Item elementiumore [Obsidium Ore] from Obsidium Deposits 425
Source Item
Cloth (Drop) Inv misc emberweaveclothbolt 01 [Embersilk Cloth]
Skinning Item savageleather [Savage Leather]
Fishing (Pools) Inv misc fish 90 [Mountain Trout]
APB Skill FishingVolatile Fire from Pools of Fire

Notable characters

Main article: Mount Hyjal NPCs

Quests

Quest point
Main article: Mount Hyjal quests

See also: the Firelands Invasion quests.
See also: the Elemental Bonds questline.

Players will be able to enter Hyjal by way of Moonglade, to take on a series of high-stakes quests in a historic location alongside some of Azeroth's most renowned heroes. With a longstanding rivalry among the night elf leadership threatening to undermine the campaign against Deathwing, players will quickly discover the task of defending Nordrassil is more daunting than they had anticipated. In order to succeed, they must seek out the help of extremely powerful allies: the Ancients.

To protect Nordrassil and heal the devastation the invading fire elementals are causing across Mount Hyjal, players must first recapture the shrine of the wolf god Goldrinn. The ogres surrounding the shrine will not leave peacefully, but seizing the shrine will allow players their first opportunity to infiltrate the Firelands and shut down a key Twilight portal, slowing the advance of the nearby Twilight's Hammer in Hyjal. With the first portal dismantled, players will soon be sought by the wilderness spirit Aessina to assist in cleansing and healing the nearby forest, ultimately returning the land to its former splendor. This small victory, however, isn't enough to deter the Twilight Remnants from attempting to scorch the forest once more. As you struggle to keep these foes at bay, you'll also need to help the Guardians of Hyjal -- a new neutral faction of druids and worshipers of the Ancients -- repopulate the forest with animal life. It's even rumored that Malorne has been spotted in the wilderness. Perhaps further investigation is necessary.... Amid the chaos, the Druids of the Talon will need players' assistance to resurrect the goddess of winged creatures. Players begin the process by helping to slay a group of black dragons and closing a second Firelands portal from within. Just when you think things might be heating up, you'll need to fight through a burning night elf town to shut down the third and final portal with the assistance of the turtle god Tortolla.

Your successes in Hyjal will ultimately lead you to the assembly of the Ancients, who have set a plan in motion to bring a powerful ally and demigod back into this realm. Before that can happen, however, you will need to infiltrate Darkwhisper Gorge disguised as a follower of the Twilight's Hammer, acting quickly to sow discord within the entrenched faction, weakening it for the coming struggle. Only time will tell if the Ancients' plan is a success -- but you'll need to do your part if there's any hope of saving Mount Hyjal from the twilight dragons, Ragnaros, and his minions of the Elemental Plane.[2]

The quest line in Hyjal is intensively phased and takes players from Nordrassil to the four shrines to Darkwhisper Gorge and finally to Sulfuron Spire. Hyjal is one of the few non-starting-experience zones that has a phased zone map as well as phased terrain, unlocked halfway through the storyline.

Once quests are completed up to and including Aessina's Miracle, players will have the opportunity to engage in quests that will lead them to the Molten Front. A short side questline also explores the tearing apart of Thrall and the scattering of his being into the elemental planes. Players are able to rescue him from his fears and doubts, eventually restoring his soul and body.

Areas of interest

Inv misc idol 05

Points of interest

Note: Coordinates are not exact. General locations shown. Locations also depend upon phase.

WorldMap-Hyjal

Maps

Dungeons

Dungeon Name Level Range Group Size Approximate Run Time
Instance portal green Firelands 85+ 10/25 man  ?

Subzones

WoW Icon 16x16 In-game

Additional information

  • Before World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, two versions of the Hyjal zone were present in the game. The first one in terms of lore-chronology is the map used for the Caverns of Time instance "Battle for Mount Hyjal". This map, however, was a retouched version of the zone which was present in the game from the very beginning but inaccessible via normal means. Nevertheless, it used to be possible to access pre-Cataclysm Hyjal via Winterspring with some skillful rock climbing, or a glitch that allowed you to die close to the zone's entry gate then resurrect on the other side[3]. However, after Patch 2.1.2, Blizzard implemented a "No Man's Land" teleport that removes you from the zone. It is still possible for a shaman to chain-cast Far Sight from neighboring zones such as Winterspring to see inside the existing Hyjal zone.
  • The ruins of the Alliance and Horde bases from the Battle of Mount Hyjal do not appear to be present in the Cataclysm-era Hyjal.

Media

Current
  • Shrine of Aviana
  • Shrine of Goldrinn
  • Sulfuron Spire
  • The Throne of Flame
  • Sulfuron Spire
  • Sulfuron Spire - top
  • Ascendants Circle
  • Nordrassil
Other

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Facts about Mount HyjalRDF feed
FactionContested +
Level range80-82 +
Patch date28 June 2011 + and 23 November 2010 +

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