Warlords of Draenor: Journey into Draenor

November 9th by Nethaera

A new journey lies before the heroes of Azeroth—one fraught with new challenges and new enemies, marked by great deeds both noble and destructive. In Warlords of Draenor, players will travel to Draenor—homeworld of the orcs and bastion of the draenei—before it was shattered into what is now known as Outland. 

Players will have the opportunity to experience Draenor in all of its brutal glory as they travel among its savage jungles, battle-scarred plains, icy wastes, and volcanic peaks. Across 7 new adventuring zones, Azeroth’s heroes will face a new foe: the Iron Horde, a powerful union of Draenor’s orc clans led by the legendary Grommash Hellscream (father of Garrosh) hellbent on bringing an unstoppable army through the Dark Portal to destroy Azeroth as you know it.

The World of Draenor

Draenor is composed of 7 new questing zones: Frostfire Ridge, Gorgrond, Nagrand, Shadowmoon Valley, Spires of Arak, Talador, and Tanaan Jungle. While some of the names and places may sound familiar, each has been built from the ground up to present a whole new perspective on the savage heart and soul of this legendary world. 

Frostfire Ridge: Across snow-covered wastes and beneath towering volcanoes, heroes of the Frostwolf clan and the Horde unite to repel invaders from their homeland.
Shadowmoon Valley: Amid rolling moonlit hills, the draenei at the holy temple of Karabor unite with the Alliance in a desperate fight for survival against the Iron Horde and Shadowmoon clan.

Gorgrond: Deep within the desert canyons of Gorgrond, an arsenal of massive siege weapons built by the Blackrock clan is about to be unleashed upon the whole of Draenor.

Talador: In the shadow of a besieged Shattrath City, the Auchenai Soulpriests actively seek to safeguard the countless draenei souls inside Auchindoun from a terrible demonic threat.

Spires of Arak: At the height of their power, the regal arrakoa plot atop their high peaks, well out of the reach of the brutal Shattered Hand orcs and the wingless outcasts below.

Nagrand: Among the fertile hills and outcroppings of Nagrand the wolf-riders of the Warsong clan remain a threat not to be trifled with

Tanaan Jungle: Within the overgrown jungle home of the Bleeding Hollow clan, a Dark Portal is under construction . . . and an Iron Horde army makes grim preparations to conquer Azeroth.

Meet the Clans

The orc clans have long fought against one another for supremacy on Draenor, but Grommash’s bid for unity has started to close some of the rifts between them, save for one holdout: the Frostwolf Clan. While you may be familiar with many of these clans from stories and songs, we thought we’d take a moment to reintroduce you to a few of them—as they may not be the orcs you’ve come to know.


Frostwolf Clan: Father of Thrall and namesake of the orc starting lands in Azeroth (Durotar), Durotan leads the Frostwolf Clan. Renowned for their prowess as one-on-one combatants, the Frostwolf are a strong, close-knit clan whose bond with wolves only adds to their strength—though their numbers remain smaller than most clans.

Shadowmoon Clan: Led by their chieftain Nerzhul, these orcs make their home within Shadowmoon Valley. They are profoundly linked to the spiritual world and have many seers, astrologers, and speakers of the dead among their ranks. Their strength lies within their mastery of the dark arts.

Shattered Hand Clan: Led by the twisted Kargath Bladefist, these orcs make their home among the Spires of Arak. These former slaves have been drawn together through a macabre joy of pain both self-inflicted and imposed upon others. It is through this pain that they believe they gather strength, and their reputation as relentless and dirty fighters is well-earned.

Blackrock Clan: Led by Blackhand himself, the Blackrock are a disciplined, organized, and militaristic clan who boast expert smiths and metalworkers. Well armored, they utilize brute strength and weaponry to destroy their foes.

Warsong Clan: Led by legendary Grommash Hellscream himself, this orc clan makes their home in the lush land of Nagrand. The mounted raiders of the Warsong favor speed and maneuverability in battle—they move quickly, strike swiftly, and are away before their enemies know what hit them. Their war cries inspire their allies and strike fear into all those who dare get in their way.

Bleeding Hollow Clan: Led by Kilrogg Deadeye, this clan makes their home in the jungles of Tanaan Peninsula. They are a fanatical and crude clan who fight with a berserker fury and gain the boon of prophecy from their elders, who sacrifice an eye to see into the future.

Meet the Neighbors

There are many more creatures and inhabitants waiting for you on Draenor, including ogres, flying arakkoa, mok’nathal, forelings, sabron, fara, gronn, genesaurs, and other mighty native beasts. Sharpen your blades—a savage new world awaits!