Frostfire Ridge

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HordeFrostfire Ridge
Level: 90 - 100
Battle Pet Level: 23 - 25
Frostfire Ridge.jpg

Tribal chiefdom

Former ruler(s)
Major settlements
Minor settlements

Northwestern Draenor

PvP status
Frostfire Ridge is a harsh land of ceaseless winter and volcanic peaks, where travelers encounter molten lava as often as painfully cold snow. Rock-hewn Bladespire Fortress, built to grandiose heights by the ogres who occupy its halls, is one of the few structures able to remain standing amidst this inhospitable wilderness. It's the perfect target for the survivalist orcs of the Frostwolf clan.[1]
"Like the great wolves that roam here, we survive in this land according to its rules."
Chieftain Durotan[2]

Frostfire Ridge is a zone in north-western Draenor. It is home to the Frostwolf clan and the Thunderlord clan. The ogre stronghold-turned Horde capital, Bladespire Citadel is located here. When Draenor shattered and became Outland, Frostfire Ridge and Gorgrond were pressed together to become the Blade's Edge Mountains.[3][4] Several recognizable landmarks in Blade's Edge Mountains can be found in Frostfire, such as the Circle of Blood and the rock spires jutting from the earth. The Blade's Edge Mountain, the namesake of the future mountain range that Frostfire would become, can be found near Bladespire Citadel.

Frostfire Ridge is the starting zone for Horde characters in Draenor. Its Alliance counterpart is Shadowmoon Valley.


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In the past, the Gorian Empire ruled over Frostfire Ridge, Bladespire Citadel serving as far-flung outpost.[5] During those times, when the orcs were still enslaved by the ogres, the legendary Thunderlord hero Brakor wielded the mighty spear  [Gronnsbane].[6]

Getting there

Players will get to Frostfire Ridge after completing the Dark Portal event, landing just west of Frostwall, the location of the Horde Garrison.


Frostfire Ridge is an area of extremes - snow and ice-covered glaciers in one area, active volcanoes spewing lava in another. The region is defined by the volcanic activity of late, so be wary of gigantic cliffs in otherwise normal plains.

Maps and subregions

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Map of Frostfire Ridge, Alliance point of view (Horde's PoV until unlocking the Garrison).

Undisplayed locations


Instance name Level range Group size Approximate run time
Instance portal Bloodmaul Slag Mines 90-92 5 player Unknown

Travel hubs

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Gorgrond HordeAlliance 92-94 East By foot

Notable characters

Main article: Frostfire Ridge NPCs


Main article: Frostfire Ridge storyline


Main article: :Category:Frostfire Ridge vignettes

Continuing the tradition started on the Timeless Isle, Frostfire Ridge has a huge number of vignettes, which are one-time events like killing rare mobs, looting treasure chests, finding Shamanstones, or completing scripted events. Nearly all of the vignettes reward [Garrison Resources] in addition to an uncommon or rare-quality item.

Frostfire Ridge map
Arena Master's War Horn @ 23.2,25.0
Burning Pearl @ 42.4,19.6
Crag-Leaper's Cache @ 42.7,31.8
Clumsy Cragmaul Brute @ 50.2,18.7
Envoy's Satchel @ 40.9,20.1
Forgotten Supplies @ 43.7,55.6
Frozen Frostwolf Axe @ 24.2,48.6
Goren Leftovers @ 66.7,26.4
Grimfrost Treasure @ 68.1,45.9
Iron Horde Supplies @ 68.9,69.1
Lady Sena's Other Materials Stash (level 1 only) @ 51.4,66.8
Lagoon Pool @ 21.7,09.6
Lucky Coin @ 19.2,12.0
Mysterious Flower @ 71.6,69.6
Obsidian Petroglyph @ 38.3,37.8
Pale Loot Sack @ 21.7,50.8
Raided Loot @ 37.3,59.2
Sealed Jug @ 9.8,45.3
Shamanstone, Blessing of the Wolf @ 27.1,36.5
Shamanstone, Buff chooser @ 48.4,66.4
Shamanstone, Buffeting Galefury @ 65.2,79.1
Shamanstone, Ogrish Fortitude @ 43.9,12.3
Shamanstone, Spirit of the Wolf @ 17.5,56.7
Shamanstone, Touched by Ice @ 60.4,13.7
Slave's Stash @ 27.7,42.8
Smoldering True Iron Deposit @ 36.3,32.3
Spectator's Chest @ 24.2,27.1
Supply Dump @ 16.1,49.7
Survivalist's Cache @ 64.7,25.7
Time-Warped Bladespire Primalist @ 30.3,51.2
Wiggling Egg @ 64.4,65.8
Young Orc Traveler @ 54.8,53.5
Young Orc Woman @ 63.4,14.7
Breathless @ 27.8,50.3
Canyon Icemother and Thunderlord Cache @ 33.5,23.1
Chillfang @ 41.4,68.3
Cindermaw @ 40.6,47.1
Coldstomp the Griever @ 25.9,55.2
Coldtusk @ 54.2,67.7
Cyclonic Fury @ 67,78
Giantslayer Hunting Party @ 58.6,31.9
Scout Goreseeker @ 76.5,63.5
Gorg'ak the Lava Guzzler @ 72.5,22.8
Grutush the Pillager @ 38.6,62.9
Gruuk (unphased only) @ 51.8,65.1
Gurun @ 47.1,55.2
Jehil the Climber @ 61.8,26.6
Giant-Slayer Kul @ 54.7,22.3
Primalist Mur'og (and Shamanstone, Touched by Fire) @ 37.0,33.8
Pale Fishmonger @ 28.3,66.6
Broodmother Reeg'ak @ 65.6,31.4
The Beater @ 26.9,31.9
The Bone Crawler @ 72.4,33.1
Yaga the Scarred @ 40.6,27.6
Borrok the Devourer @ 62.8,42.4
Firefury Stone and Firefury Giant @ 71.7,47.0
Frozen Treasure @ 57.2,52.1
Grizzled Frostwolf Veteran @ 45.4,50.3


Wild pets

Wild creatures

Film universe

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Unused concept art for the Frostwind Desert.
Concept art.
  • During the initial planning phase, the land was to be an icy desert with purple sand dunes called Frostwind Desert.[7] However, the purple sand in the concept art was frequently mistaken for snow, eventually resulting in the desert idea being abandonded in favor of a frozen wasteland with volcanic activity. A fragment of this concept appears to exist in the final version, though, as Cordana mentions "scouting the dunes" to the Horde commander.



Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Level scaling implemented, previous zone level: 90 - 93.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-11-15): "Reduced the density of critters and Icespine Hatchlings in Frostfire Ridge."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Added.


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