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World Tree



Shaladrassil as seen from Azsuna.

Shaladrassil is the first World Tree,[1] situated in Val'sharah. It was once responsible for protecting the land,[2] but it has recently become corrupted by the Emerald Nightmare.[3] The ancient Oakheart[4] and the green dragon Nythendra served as its protectors, until they were corrupted.[5] After the War of the Ancients, many surviving satyrs were rounded up. Thaon Moonclaw argued to execute them all but was overruled, and they were placed in an eternal sleep deep beneath the roots of Shaladrassil instead.[6] After it fell to the Nightmare, druids from the Dreamgrove went to investigate its roots.[7]

The ruined town of Shala'nir was built around it. Darkheart Thicket is underneath it, while the Emerald Nightmare raid can be entered through it.


  • Shaladrassil being the first world tree contradicts Nordrassil being the original world tree, which has been previously stated.


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.

With the term "shal'dorei" possibly meaning "Children of Shadow" since Shalla'tor means "Shadow Render", or "Children of the Night" since shal'dorei are also called "Nightborne", it is possible that Shaladrassil means "Crown of Shadow" or "Crown of the Night".

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See also


  1. ^ Oakheart#Adventure Guide - Shaladrassil already existed before the Sundering
  2. ^ N [100 - 110] The Die is Cast
  3. ^ MMO-Champion - Legion announced
  4. ^ N [110D] Darkheart Thicket: Fallen Power
  5. ^ Nythendra#Adventure Guide
  6. ^ N [100 - 110] Archdruid of the Vale, Thaon Moonclaw gossip text
  7. ^ N Druid [101 - 110] Sampling the Nightmare