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The purpose of these lists is to help players to pick a region for questing.

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Alliance 32 AllianceEdit

Region Level Range PvP Status Key Towns Note
Elwynn Forest 1-10 Alliance Stormwind, Goldshire (Stormwind), Northshire Valley (Human starting) Human Starting, location of The Stockade instance
Dun Morogh 1-10 Alliance Ironforge, Kharanos (Ironforge), Coldridge Valley (Dwarf/Gnome starting) Dwarf/Gnome Starting, location of Gnomeregan instance
Teldrassil 1-10 Alliance Darnassus, Dolanaar (Darnassus), Shadowglen (Night Elf starting) Night Elf Starting
Azuremyst Isle Bc icon 1-10 Alliance The Exodar, Azure Watch (Exodar), Ammen Vale (Draenei starting) Draenei Starting
Westfall 10-15 Alliance Sentinel Hill (Stormwind) Human favored, location of Deadmines instance
Darkshore 10-20 Alliance Auberdine (Alliance) Night Elf favored
Loch Modan 10-20 Alliance Thelsamar (Ironforge) Dwarf favored
Bloodmyst Isle Bc icon 10-20 Alliance Blood Watch (Exodar) Draenei favored
Redridge Mountains 15-20 Contested Lakeshire (Stormwind) Alliance favored
Ashenvale Forest 20-25 Contested Astranaar (Alliance); Splintertree Post, Zoram'gar Outpost (Horde) Alliance favored, location of Blackfathom Deeps instance and Warsong Gulch battleground
Duskwood 20-25 Contested Darkshire (Stormwind) Alliance favored
Wetlands 20-25 Contested Menethil Harbor (Alliance) Alliance favored
Hillsbrad Foothills 20-25 Contested Southshore (Stormwind); Tarren Mill (Undercity)
Stonetalon Mountains 25-30 Contested Stonetalon Peak (Alliance); Sun Rock Retreat (Horde) Horde favored
Arathi Highlands 25-30 Contested Refuge Pointe (Alliance); Hammerfall (Horde) Location of Arathi Basin battleground
Northern Stranglethorn 25-30 Contested Rebel Camp (Alliance); Grom'gol Base Camp (Horde) Location of Zul'Gurub raid instance; Removed as a raid in Patch 4.0.3a
Desolace 30-35 Contested Nijel's Point (Alliance); Shadowprey Village, Ghost Walker Post (Horde) Horde favored, location of Maraudon instance
Cape of Stranglethorn 30-35 Contested Booty Bay (Steamwheedle Cartel)
The Hinterlands 30-35 Contested Aerie Peak (Alliance); Revantusk Village (Horde)
Alterac Mountains 30-40 Contested Location of Alterac Valley battleground; Part of Hillsbrad Foothills as of Patch 4.0.3a
Dustwallow Marsh 35-40 Contested Theramore Isle (Alliance); Brackenwall Village (Horde) Location of Onyxia's Lair raid instance
Feralas 35-40 Contested Feathermoon Stronghold (Alliance); Camp Mojache (Horde) Location of Dire Maul instance
Western Plaguelands 35-40 Contested Chillwind Camp (Alliance); The Bulwark (Horde, in Tirisfal Glades) Location of Scholomance instance
Eastern Plaguelands 40-45 Contested Light's Hope Chapel (Argent Dawn) Location of Stratholme instance
Tanaris Desert 45-50 Contested Gadgetzan, Steamwheedle Port (Steamwheedle Cartel) Location of Zul'Farrak and Bc icon Caverns of Time instances
Felwood 45-50 Contested Talonbranch Glade (Alliance); Bloodvenom Post (Horde)
Searing Gorge 48-50 Contested Thorium Point (Thorium Brotherhood) Access to Blackrock Depths, Upper Blackrock Spire, and Lower Blackrock Spire instances, and the Molten Core and Blackwing Lair raid instances
Burning Steppes 50-52 Contested Morgan's Vigil (Alliance); Flame Crest (Horde, Steamwheedle Cartel) Access to Blackrock Depths, Upper Blackrock Spire, and Lower Blackrock Spire instances, and the Molten Core and Blackwing Lair raid instances
Un'Goro Crater 50-55 Contested Marshal's Refuge (Neutral)
Winterspring 50-55 Contested Everlook (Steamwheedle Cartel)
The Blasted Lands 54-58 Contested Nethergarde Keep (Alliance) Location of the Dark Portal (for access to Bc icon Outland)
Silithus 55-60 Contested Cenarion Hold (Cenarion Circle) Location of Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj and Temple of Ahn'Qiraj raid instances

Horde 32 Horde Edit

Region Level Range PvP Status Key Towns Note
Durotar 1-10 Horde Orgrimmar, Razor Hill (Orgrimmar), Sen'Jin Village (Darkspear Trolls), Valley of Trials (Orc/Troll starting) Orc/Troll Starting, location of Ragefire Chasm instance
Mulgore 1-10 Horde Thunder Bluff, Bloodhoof Village (Thunder Bluff), Red Cloud Mesa (Tauren starting) Tauren Starting
Tirisfal Glades 1-10 Horde Undercity, Brill (Undercity), Deathknell (Forsaken starting) Undead Starting, location of Scarlet Monastery instance
Eversong Woods Bc icon 1-10 Horde Silvermoon City; Falconwing Square, Fairbreeze Village, Farstrider Retreat (Silvermoon); Sunstrider Isle (Blood Elf starting) Blood Elf Starting
Northern Barrens 10-20 Horde The Crossroads; Ratchet (Steamwheedle Cartel) Horde favored, location of Wailing Caverns instance and Warsong Gulch battleground
Silverpine Forest 10-20 Horde The Sepulcher (Undercity) Forsaken favored, location of Shadowfang Keep instance
Ghostlands Bc icon 10-20 Horde Tranquillien (Horde) Blood Elf favored, location of Zul'Aman raid instance
Azshara 10-20 Horde Valormok (Horde) Converted to Goblin secondary zone with Patch 4.0.3a
Ashenvale Forest 20-25 Contested Splintertree Post, Zoram'gar Outpost (Horde); Astranaar (Alliance) Location of Blackfathom Deeps instance and Warsong Gulch battleground
Hillsbrad Foothills 20-25 Contested Tarren Mill (Undercity); Southshore (Stormwind)
Stonetalon Mountains 25-30 Contested Sun Rock Retreat (Horde); Stonetalon Peak (Alliance) Horde favored
Arathi Highlands 25-30 Contested Hammerfall (Horde); Refuge Pointe (Alliance) Location of Arathi Basin battleground
Northern Stranglethorn 25-30 Contested Rebel Camp (Alliance); Grom'gol Base Camp (Horde) Location of Zul'Gurub raid instance; Removed as a raid in Patch 4.0.3a
Southern Barrens 30-35 Contested
Desolace 30-35 Contested Shadowprey Village, Ghost Walker Post (Horde); Nijel's Point (Alliance) Horde favored, location of Maraudon instance
Cape of Stranglethorn 30-35 Contested Booty Bay (Steamwheedle Cartel)
The Hinterlands 30-35 Contested Revantusk Village (Horde); Aerie Peak (Alliance)
Alterac Mountains 30-40 Contested Location of Alterac Valley battleground; Part of Hillsbrad Foothills as of Patch 4.0.3a
Dustwallow Marsh 35-40 Contested Brackenwall Village (Horde); Theramore Isle (Alliance) Location of Onyxia's Lair raid instance
Feralas 35-40 Contested Camp Mojache (Horde); Feathermoon Stronghold (Alliance) Location of Dire Maul instance
Western Plaguelands 35-40 Contested The Bulwark (Horde, in Tirisfal Glades); Chillwind Camp (Alliance) Location of Scholomance instance
Thousand Needles 40-45 Contested Freewind Post (Horde); Thalanaar (Alliance, in Feralas) Horde favored
Eastern Plaguelands 40-45 Contested Light's Hope Chapel (Argent Dawn) Location of Stratholme instance
Badlands 45-48 Contested Kargath (Horde) Location of Uldaman instance
Tanaris Desert 45-50 Contested Gadgetzan, Steamwheedle Port (Steamwheedle Cartel) Location of Zul'Farrak and Bc icon Caverns of Time instances
Felwood 45-50 Contested Bloodvenom Post (Horde); Talonbranch Glade (Alliance)
Burning Steppes 50-52 Contested Flame Crest (Horde, Steamwheedle Cartel); Morgan's Vigil (Alliance) Access to Blackrock Depths, Upper Blackrock Spire, and Lower Blackrock Spire instances, and the Molten Core and Blackwing Lair raid instances
Un'Goro Crater 50-55 Contested Marshal's Refuge (Neutral)
Winterspring 50-55 Contested Everlook (Steamwheedle Cartel)
Swamp of Sorrows 52-54 Contested Stonard (Horde) Location of Temple of Atal'Hakkar instance
Silithus 55-60 Contested Cenarion Hold (Cenarion Circle) Location of Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj and Temple of Ahn'Qiraj raid instances

Neutral 32 Neutral (Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor)Edit

Region Level Range PvP Status Key Towns Note
Eastern Plaguelands 40-45 Contested Light's Hope Chapel (Argent Dawn) Location of Stratholme instance and the former Naxxramas raid instance
Tanaris Desert 45-50 Contested Gadgetzan, Steamwheedle Port (Steamwheedle Cartel) Location of Zul'Farrak and Bc icon Caverns of Time instances
Un'Goro Crater 48-55 Contested Marshal's Stand (Neutral)
Winterspring 50-55 Contested Everlook (Steamwheedle Cartel)
Deadwind Pass 55-60 Contested None Location of Bc icon Karazhan raid instance
Silithus 55-60 Contested Cenarion Hold (Cenarion Circle) Location of Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj and Temple of Ahn'Qiraj raid instances
Isle of Quel'Danas Bc icon 70 Contested Sun's Reach (Shattered Sun Offensive) Location of Magisters' Terrace and Sunwell Plateau instances

Neutral 32 Bc icon Neutral (Outland) Edit

Bc icon This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
Region Level Range PvP Status Key Towns Note
Hellfire Peninsula 58-63 Contested Honor Hold, Temple of Telhamat (Alliance); Thrallmar, Falcon Watch (Horde) Location of Hellfire Citadel instance
Zangarmarsh 60-64 Contested Telredor, Orebor Harborage (Alliance); Zabra'jin, Swamprat Post (Horde); Cenarion Refuge (Cenarion Expedition); Sporeggar Location of Coilfang Reservoir instance
Terokkar 62-65 Contested Allerian Stronghold (Alliance); Stonebreaker Hold (Horde); Shattrath City Location of Auchindoun instance
Nagrand 64-67 Contested Telaar (Alliance); Garadar (Horde); Halaa (PvP)
Blade's Edge Mountains 65-68 Contested Sylvanaar, Toshley's Station (Alliance); Thunderlord Stronghold, Mok'Nathal Village (Horde); Evergrove (Cenarion Expedition) Location of Gruul's Lair raid instance
Netherstorm 67-70 Contested Area 52 (Steamwheedle Cartel); Stormspire (The Consortium) Location of Tempest Keep instance
Shadowmoon Valley 67-70 Contested Wildhammer Stronghold (Alliance); Shadowmoon Village (Horde); Altar of Sha'tar (Aldor); Sanctum of the Stars (Scryers) Location of The Black Temple raid instance

Neutral 32 Wrath-Logo-Small Neutral (Northrend) Edit

Wrath-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
Region Level Range PvP Status Key Towns Note
Borean Tundra 68-72 Contested Valiance Keep, Fizzcrank Airstrip (Alliance); Warsong Hold, Bor'gorok Outpost, Taunka'le Village (Horde); Amber Ledge, Transitus Shield (Kirin Tor) Location of The Nexus instance
Howling Fjord 68-72 Contested Valgarde, Westguard Keep, Fort Wildervar (Alliance); Vengeance Landing, New Agamand, Apothecary Camp, Camp Winterhoof (Horde) Location of Utgarde Keep instance
Dragonblight 71-74 Contested Stars' Rest, Wintergarde Keep, Fordragon Hold (Alliance); Agmar's Hammer, Venomspite, Kor'kron Vanguard (Horde); Wyrmrest Temple (Wyrmrest Accord) Location of Azjol-Nerub instance
Grizzly Hills 73-75 Contested Amber Ledge, Westfall Brigade Encampment (Alliance); Conquest Hold, Camp Oneqwah (Horde) Location of Drak'Tharon Keep instance
Zul'Drak 74-77 Contested Ebon Watch (Knights of the Ebon Blade); Argent Stand, Light's Breach (Argent Crusade); Zim'Torga Location of Drak'Tharon Keep and Gundrak instances
Sholazar Basin 75-78 Contested Nesingwary Base Camp, River's Heart
The Storm Peaks 76-80 Contested Frosthold (Alliance); Grom'arsh Crash Site, Camp Tunka'lo (Horde); Bouldercrag's Refuge; Dun Niffelem (Sons of Hodir); K3 (Steamwheedle Cartel) Location of Ulduar instance
Crystalsong Forest 77-80 Contested Windrunner's Overlook (Alliance); Sunreaver's Command (Horde); Dalaran Location of Violet Hold instance
Hrothgar's Landing 77-80 Contested
Icecrown 77-80 Contested The Skybreaker (Alliance); Orgrim's Hammer (Horde); Argent Vanguard, Crusader's Pinnacle, Argent Tournament Grounds (Argent Crusade); The Shadow Vault, Death's Rise (Knights of the Ebon Blade) Location of Crusaders' Coliseum and Icecrown Citadel instances
Wintergrasp PvP Combat zone Location of Vault of Archavon raid instance

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