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NagaNaga Naga


Absolute monarchy


Cult of personality around, and worship of, Queen Azshara


Old Gods' forces (the Nazjatar Empire)[1]


Great Sea (under the Maelstrom)



Nazjatar can be seen in a very early WoW map.
Somehow, against all odds, Queen Azshara and her Highborne elite managed to survive the ordeal. Tortured and twisted by the powers they had released, Azshara and her followers were dragged down beneath the raging sea by the Well's implosion. Cursed - transformed - they took on new shapes and became the hateful serpentine naga. Azshara herself expanded with hate and rage, becoming a massive monstrosity, reflecting the wickedness and malice that had always hidden within her core.
There, at the bottom of the Maelstrom, the naga built for themselves a new city, Nazjatar, from which they would rebuild their power. It would take over ten thousand years before the naga would reveal their existence to the surface world.[2]

Nazjatar (pronounced "NAWZ-juh-tahr")[3] is the subaqueous capital city of the naga race, specifically those loyal to Queen Azshara, the former ruler of the Kaldorei Empire.

The city was constructed following the events of the Great Sundering, when the remaining Highborne became the naga race and, under the direction of their ever-pragmatic queen and Lady Vashj,[4] set about constructing a new capital beneath the waves of the Great Sea. Thus, Nazjatar was created. It now serves as the seat of Azshara's court and the point from which she and her followers constantly plot to one day reclaim that which they once ruled. In this city which rivals even the splendor of the previous Kaldorei capital of Zin-Azshari, Azshara rules over virtually the entire naga race and its various tribes and factions.[citation needed]

The naga of Nazjatar are masters of sorcery and natural dwellers of the ocean deeps.[5]

According to Archaeologist Adamant Ironheart, Warlord Sriss'tiz on Azuremyst Isle would receive reinforcements directly from Nazjatar.

Battle for Azeroth

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It seems that Nazjatar will be officially introduced in Battle for Azeroth as one of the maps is labeled as Nazjatar.[6]

In the RPG

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Nazjatar is found in a trench beneath the Eye of the Maelstrom. Nearby areas of interest include Mak'aru — capital city of the makrura lobster-men, Gishan Caverns, Pillar Deep, the Boiling Terrace, Rift, and Drowned Reaches.[7] The size of the city is not known, but it is most likely extremely large, the naga having been given thousands of undisturbed years to develop it fully.

Notes & trivia

  • Naga on the Broken Isles occasionally yell: "For Nazjatar!", while some on Outland yell: "By Nazjatar's Depths!"


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • The destruction wrought by the Deathwing's emergence from Deepholm may have damaged Nazjatar, as this violent event occurred in the in the vicinity of the Maelstrom and, as such, the naga capital.
  • The name 'Nazjatar' is presumably derived from the name of the naga language, Nazja.
  • Nazjatar is almost certainly the largest underwater city on Azeroth.


See also