How to Get to the Dragon Isles

how to get to the dragon isles

Dragonflight is the latest expansion for World of Warcraft, and most of its content is located on the Dragon Isles continent. To access the Dragon Isles, you will need to own the Dragonflight expansion, which is a separate purchase from the base game.

Getting to the Dragon Isles is a simple matter of hopping on a boat or zeppelin, but you will need to be level 58 to start the quests. We’ll start this guide with the introductory questline. If you just want to find the quickest transportation to the Dragon Isles, you can skip to the last section, “Portals and Transports to the Dragon Isles.”

For more Dragon Isles guides, check out How to Unlock World Quests in Dragonflight, How to Get to the Forbidden Reach, and How to Get to Zaralek Cavern, which will walk you through the main quest campaign for Dragonflight.

Starting the Dragonflight Story

You will need to be at least level 58 to start the Dragonflight quests. When you reach this level (or the first time you log into a character who is level 58 or above), you will automatically receive the first quest in the chain.

This introductory series of quests will take you through a few quests in Stormwind before shipping you off to the Dragon Isles.

  1. ! The Dragon Isles Await
  2. ! Aspectral Intervention
  3. ! Expeditionary Coordination + ! The Obsidian Warders
  4. ! Whispers on the Winds
  5. ! Chasing Storms
  6. ! To the Dragon Isles!
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The Alliance dock in The Waking Shores

This introductory series of quests will take you through a few quests in Orgrimmar before shipping you off to the Dragon Isles.

  1. ! The Dragon Isles Await
  2. ! Aspectral Intervention
  3. ! Expeditionary Coordination + ! The Dark Talons
  4. ! Whispers on the Winds
  5. ! Chasing Storms
  6. ! To the Dragon Isles!
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The Horde dock in The Waking Shores

How to Get to Valdrakken

Getting to Valdrakken for the first time requires a good bit of running around. The easiest way to get there is to have a mage create a portal for you. You can also fly there as soon as you unlock dragon riding, or you can attempt to run there on foot – which requires running through four different high level zones and is not recommended.

If you want to unlock the portal between Valdrakken and your faction’s capital city, you will need to continue through the main story quests on the Dragon Isles until they take you to the city. That means completing the main story quests in The Waking Shores, Ohn’ahran Plains, and The Azure Span until you get the first quest of the Thaldraszus campaign, To Valdrakken.

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The city of Valdrakken

Portals and Transports to the Dragon Isles

There are a few different ways to get back and forth to the Dragon Isles.

Mages can create a portal for their party members with Portal: Valdrakken.

For personal use, they also have Teleport: Valdrakken.

There is a portal to Valdrakken in the Stormwind Portal Room. To use this portal, you need to have completed the quest To Valdrakken.

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The portal to Valdrakken in Stormwind

There is a portal to Valdrakken in the Orgrimmar Portal Room. To use this portal, you need to have completed the quest To Valdrakken.

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The portal to Valdrakken in Orgrimmar

The Rugged Dragonscale will take you to The Waking Shores from the southernmost dock of the Stormwind Harbor. Speak to Chrovo at the end of the dock to find out how long the wait will be.

The boat docks about every five minutes. It docks in the same place as the boat to Boralus. The Dragon Isles boat has dracthyr on board, whereas the Boralus boat is crewed entirely by kul tiran humans.

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The boat to The Waking Shores in Stormwind Harbor

The Defiant Dragonscale will take you to The Waking Shores from the zeppelin tower just south of Orgrimmar, near the coast. Speak to Skarukaru at the end of the dock to find out how long the wait will be.

The zeppelin docks about every five minutes.

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The zeppelin to The Waking Shores outside Orgrimmar

 

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Luxrah

I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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jomboid
jomboid
4 months ago

goat

David M
David M
3 months ago

The quest to go to the Dragon Isles doesn’t pop up until level 59, and you can’t complete it until level 60.

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