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Transportation encompasses the various means on travelling around in World of Warcraft. For directions on how to get to top destinations in World of Warcraft, see Travel Guide.

Basic

Walking/Running

Main article: Movement

Running is the main method of exploring the world. Flight paths require you to run to their Flight Masters around the world to unlock them. Teleports, Portals, Boats, Zeppelins, and the Deeprun Tram only have set destinations. Mounts are a form of running.

Several classes gain a power to increase their run speed.

  • Hunters have Aspect of the Cheetah (lvl 16) and Aspect of the Pack (lvl 40).
  • Druids have a Travel Form trainable at level 16. Also, talent points can be invested to increase running speed in cat form by 15% per each of two points for this talent in the Feral tree. This 15% bonus to cat form movement speed, as well as a set bonus from the pvp rare set, can make travel in cat form faster than in travel form itself.
  • Shamans have a Ghost Wolf Form trainable at level 16.
  • Mages do not have a constant speed boosting skill, however at level 20 they may periodically use "blink" in order to shorten their travel time.
  • Rogues have an ability called Sprint, which increases running speed by 50-70% depending on level, and does stack with the Minor Speed Increase enchant. This ability can be used while stealthed and doesn't break stealth. This ability also makes the rogue a successful flag carrier in Warsong Gulch. However, this effect only lasts 15 seconds and is limited by a 5 minute cooldown. This ability is therefore best left for a quick getaway, to sneak up quickly while stealthed, or to catch a zeppelin/boat before it leaves.
  • Paladins have the Pursuit of Justice talent, increasing their normal and mounted movement speed by 5% per talent point invested (up to 15%). Unfortunately, this does not stack with mithril spurs, carrot on a stick, or the riding speed enchant.
  • Warriors can charge at an enemy, then hamstring, and run away.

Swimming

Main article: Swimming

Swimming is by far the slowest way of getting anywhere since it subtracts your speed by 50% and speed buffs do not work while swimming save for one alchemy potion. It can also be dangerous, as you have a breath meter while underwater, and if you go deep enough (meaning far enough away from land), a fatigue meter. When a breath or fatigue meter reaches 0, the player takes damage every few seconds, until they surface or leave the high pressure area.

Druids have an Aquatic Form that protects them from drowning, and increases their swimming speed by 50%, raising their swim speed to be level with normal run speed. In addition, warlock and shaman spells and Elixirs of (Greater) Water Breathing allow you to breathe underwater, and shamans and priests may also cast a spell to allows them to walk on water. Rogues can now use a minor Rogue Glyphs: Glyph of Blurred Speed that allows them to walk on water during Sprint. Forsaken have a racial ability which helps them last longer underwater, increasing their breath by 300%. In addition, engineers at level 230 can create Deepdive Helmets to breath permanently underwater.

There is also a trinket called Hook of the Master Angler, one of the prizes for being the winner in the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza. It turns the user into a fish, increasing their swim speed by 100% as well as allowing underwater breath, though the effect cancels upon strike, which in a sense makes druid aquatic form more desirable in some scenarios.

Warlocks can now use a minor Warlock Glyphs: Glyph of Unending Breath that increases the swim speed of targets affected by the spell by 20%.

Rapid-Transit

Flight Paths

Boat

Zeppelin

Turtle

Others

Mounts

Main article: Mount
Horde
Alliance
Paladin
Warlock
Faction
Drop

Teleportation

Non-mage teleport

There are several non-mage teleportation spells that require a certain class, profession, and/or certain item to use.

Destination Item/skill Faction Level Restriction Cooldown
Inv misc rune 01 <home location> Hearthstone Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 1 n/a 30 minutes
Inv scroll 15 <home location> Scroll of Recall Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 1 Requires 25 Inscription skill; Won't return to home location past level 60 20 minutes
Inv scroll 12 <home location> Scroll of Recall II Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 35 Requires 200 Inscription skill; Won't return to home location past level 70 20 minutes
Inv scroll 16 <home location> Scroll of Recall III Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 65 Requires 350 Inscription skill; Won't return to home location past level 80 20 minutes
Inv misc book 11 Vargoth's Retreat[1] The Schools of Arcane Magic - Mastery Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 1 Requires Higher Learning completed; only works in Dalarannone
Inv shirt guildtabard 01 Argent Tournament Grounds[1] Argent Crusader's Tabard Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 1 Requires [Argent Crusader's Tabard] equipped 30 minutes
Inv boots cloth 21 Booty Bay[1] Boots of the Bay Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 1 Requires [Boots of the Bay] equipped (Item requires 200 fishing); Reward for winning Kalu'ak Fishing Derby 1 day
Spell arcane teleportmoonglade Moonglade Teleport: Moonglade Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 10 Druid only.
Spell nature astralrecal <home location> Astral Recall Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 30 Astral Recall (Shaman only) 15 minutes (7,5 min glyphed)
Inv misc enggizmos 12 Gadgetzan Ultrasafe Transporter: Toshley's Station Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 35 Requires [Ultrasafe Transporter: Gadgetzan] (item requires Gnomish Engineer and 260 Engineering skill 4 hours
Inv misc enggizmos 07 Everlook Dimensional Ripper - Everlook Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 35 Requires Goblin Engineer and 260 Engineering skill 4 hours
Inv misc enggizmos 12 Toshley's Station[2] Ultrasafe Transporter: Toshley's Station Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 50 Requires Gnomish Engineer and 350 Engineering skill 4 hours
Inv misc enggizmos 07 Area 52[2] Dimensional Ripper - Area 52 Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 50 Requires Goblin Engineer and 350 Engineering skill 4 hours
Spell holy divinespirit Alterac Valley Alterac Valley trinkets Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 51 Requires AV trinket equipped and Proving Grounds completed; Returns you to the sanctuary of <Dun Baldar/Frostwolf Keep>2 minutes, rank 6 none.
Spell arcane teleportundercity Ebon Hold[1] Death Gate Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 55 Death knight only. Requires 1 Unholy Rune. 1 Minute
Inv boots cloth 09 <home location>[2] Ruby Slippers Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 70 Requires [Ruby Slippers]; sharescooldown with Hearthstone.30 minutes
Spell arcane teleportundercity Black Temple[2] Blessed Medallion of Karabor Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 70 Requires [Blessed Medallion of Karabor] 15 minute cooldown.
Inv jewelry ring 74 Dalaran[1] Band of the Kirin Tor Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 80 Requires [Band of the Kirin Tor] 30 minutes
Inv jewelry ring 73 Dalaran[1] Loop of the Kirin Tor Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 80 Requires [Loop of the Kirin Tor] 30 minutes
Inv jewelry ring 74 Dalaran[1] Ring of the Kirin Tor Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 80 Requires [Ring of the Kirin Tor] 30 minutes
Inv jewelry ring 73 Dalaran[1] Signet of the Kirin Tor Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 80 Requires [Signet of the Kirin Tor] 30 minutes
Spell fire bluefirenova Northrend[1] Wormhole Generator: Northrend Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 80 Requires 415 Engineering skill 4 hours
Inv alchemy elixir 04 Deepholm[3] Potion of Deepholm Official alliance mini-icon Official horde mini-icon 82 n/a 1 minute
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Only available to players with the Wrath-Logo-Small Wrath of the Lich King expansion installed.
  2. ^ a b c d Only available to players with the Bc iconThe Burning Crusade expansion installed.
  3. ^ Only available to players with the Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm expansion installed.

Non-player teleport

There are a few teleport spells in the game not available to players. Usually an NPC teleports a player to a different location

Spell Zone Purpose NPC/Object
Teleport to Azshara Tower Azshara Transports to Azshara Tower Sanath Lim-yo
Teleport from Azshara Tower Azshara Transports to Bear's Head Nyrill
Twin Colossals Teleport Feralas Transports to the southwestern of the Twin Colossals Marli Wishrunner
Teleport to Violet Stand Dalaran Transports to Crystalsong Forest Teleport to Violet Stand Crystal
Teleport to Dalaran[1] Crystalsong Forest Transports to Dalaran Teleport to Dalaran Crystal
  1. ^ Only available to players with the Wrath-Logo-Small expansion installed. "This teleport crystal cannot be used until the teleport crystal in Dalaran has been used at least once."

Other means

Dying

Upon dying, your character will be teleported to the nearest graveyard. You can either run back to your body and choose a place to resurrect nearby or just ask the Spirit Healer to resurrect you at the graveyard.

The Dark Portal
Class abilities (not mentioned above)
  • Ui-charactercreate-classes mage Portal - Mages can create a portal to the capital city of their choosing, with the proper spell. The mage has two versions of this: a self-only teleport and a portal for group members.
  • Ui-charactercreate-classes warlock Ritual of Summoning - Warlocks can cast this spell to transport a party member to them, but require the assistance of two other party members and a soul shard as reagent.

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