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For the Hearthstone expansion, see Hearthstone: The Witchwood.

Tal'doren at Blackwald.
Blackwald art.

The Blackwald is a forest in southern Gilneas, located south of Gilneas City and north of Stormglen Village. These woods were the home of the Druids of the Scythe, who eventually became the first worgen.[citation needed]  Tal'doren - a tree identical to the one where the original worgen were imprisoned in the Emerald Dream - is in the forest's eastern section. The Blackwald is full of Howling Banshees, Sylvanas' scouts looking for the gilnean outpost at Tal'doren.

The subzone is not displayed in the Ruins of Gilneas.


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The Blackwald, recently being referred to as The Witchwood by the Gilneans, has recently become infected by a powerful witch, Hagatha.[1]


  • "Blackwald" is a combination of the word "black" and the German word "wald", meaning forest - hence, "black forest". Thus, it is likely a reference to the Black Forest (Schwarzwald in German) in southern Germany.


  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Ben Brode 2018-03-12. Ben Brode: Shaman Hero Card Is The Only One In This Set. Reddit. Retrieved on 2018-03-13.