Bladefist Bay is a portion of the Great Sea off the eastern coast of central Kalimdor. It is likely named after , former chieftain of the Shattered Hand Clan. It is on the northeastern coast of Durotar around Skull Rock, and the southern coast of Azshara can be seen to the north. The bay can be easily reached from Orgrimmar by taking the road east out of the front gate, past the Dranosh'ar Blockade.
After the War against the Lich King, a small port was built to serve as a quick means for ships to travel to Orgrimmar. A goblin yacht, used to escape the Lost Isles, can be found docked here. This is also where the mercenary vessel travelling to Vashj'ir comes into port, during . A short distance out to sea, the airship Hellscream's Fist rests above the water, and will escort Horde members to the Jade Forest during the quest . Several Dranosh'ar Fishermen cast their lines off the pier.
To prepare for a potential naval invasion, Garrosh and his forces fortified the bay. During the Siege of Orgrimmar, Alliance and Horde fleets led by and seized the bay and fought their way to the gates of the city.