Ruins of Southshore

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For the pre-Cataclysm town and associated lore, see Southshore. For other usages, see Southshore (disambiguation).
HordeRuins of Southshore

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Town ruins


Undone.gif Inn          Undone.gif Mailbox

Undone.gif Stables

Undone.gif Anvil & Forge

Undone.gif Bank       Undone.gif Auctions


Undone.gif Class
Done.gif Profession


Done.gif Flight Master(s)
Undone.gif Mass-transit
Undone.gif Portal(s)


In ruins

Sources: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Flight path at the Ruins of Southshore

The Ruins of Southshore are all that remain of the human port town of Southshore, one of the last intact Alliance towns in Lordaeron.

Southshore has been destroyed by the Forsaken's "New Plague", despite the orders of the Horde leadership to cease production after the Wrathgate incident. The potency of the blight used is dubious, as even the Forsaken responsible for it express mild surprise at how effective it was. The town leaders led those who could escape to the town of Hillsbrad Fields, but some other inhabitants weren't so lucky as the residents were no match for the Forsaken's chemical weapons[1]. Southshore was a well known supply port and a possible staging ground for the Alliance military in the new war, a hindrance to the Forsaken's territorial expansion.

It is now controlled by the Horde and serves as a quest hub, complete with a flight master. Yet due to the toxicity of the blight, the land will be inhospitable for a hundred years or so.[2] Angry Blight Slimes infest the ruins.[3] Dark rangers patrol the roads nearby with domesticated spiders and are occasionally found battling Bloodfang Forsaken Hunters.


Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

During the Legion Invasion, Wyrmtongue Harvesters were sent by the Burning Legion to the Ruins of Southshore in order to harvest remaining Blight Samples.



  • Although not talked about recently, the nearby naga on the Eastern Strand are planning to overtake the town, since the humans were pushed out. Killing one will drop  [Daggerspine Attack Plans] to start a the H [22] Preemptive Strike.
    • This quest is often bypassed since there's no reason to even go near the Eastern Strand.

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