Supporting the Troops

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AllianceSupporting the Troops

40 (Requires 38)




+350 Stormwind


B [40] Ashes to Ashes



Slay 15 Andorhal Deathguards.


I'm no military expert, but this battle looks to be in our favor. Our defenders are equally matched with their deathguards, but the farmers' militia has taken them by surprise from the rear. For the Alliance!

Still, we should all do what we can to make sure that we win. Travel east into Andorhal and slay the Forsaken deathguards that are fighting with our men. The sooner they die, the quicker we can re-take Andorhal!


For the Alliance!


You fight well, <name>. I wish I had your ability... and your bravery.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards
Inv jewelry ring 19.png [Defender's Band] Inv gauntlets 115v2.png [Gloves of the Able]
Inv belt 90.png [Belt of the Unafraid] Inv bracer 76.png [Bracers of Envy]

You will also receive: 1g


The follow-on quest requires the other two quests in this part of the chain be completed. See progression below.


Part 1 - The first battle for Andorhal
  1. B [35] The Battle for Andorhal / A [35] Hero's Call: Western Plaguelands! / H [35] Warchief's Command: Western Plaguelands!
  2. Both of the following, in either order:
  3. All of the following, in any order:
  4. B [35] Victory, For Now (breadcrumb)
Part 2 - The uneasy calm
  1. A [36] Uther's Blessing / H [36] Latent Disease
  2. A [36] The Abandoned Crypt / H [36] Who Needs Cauldrons?
  3. A [36] Ambushed! / H [36] Lower the Boom
    • Side chain:
    1. A [36] The Writhing Haunt / H [36] Strange New Faces
    2. A [36] This Is Our Army / H [36] When Death is Not Enough
    3. B [37] Combat Training
Part 3 - The mending of the Plaguelands
  1. The Menders' Stead (quest) (breadcrumb)
  2. N [37] A New Era for the Plaguelands
    1. N [37] Zen'Kiki, the Druid
    2. N [37] A Different Approach
Part 4 - Living in the Plaguelands
  1. N [37] Northridge Lumber Mill (breadcrumb)
  2. N [37] Learning the Ropes (no prerequisites)
  3. N [37] This Means WAR (Wild Arachnid Roundup)
Part 5 - Hearthglen
  1. N [37] An Audience with the Highlord (breadcrumb)
    • Side chain:
    1. N [37] It's About Time!
    2. N [37] Drudges... <Sigh>
  2. N [37] Taelan Fordring's Legacy
  3. N [37] Unusual Behavior... Even For Gnolls
  4. N [37] The Good People of Hearthglen
  5. N [37] Bagging Bisp
  6. N [37] Turning Yourself In
Part 6 - The renewed plague
    • Side chain:
    1. N [38] The Long Trip Home
    2. N [38] Memories from a Lost Past
  1. N [38] Gahrron's Withering Cauldron
  2. N [38] Return to the Stead
  3. N [38] Desperate Acts
  4. N [39] Students of Krastinov
Part 7 - The battle resumes
  1. B [40] The Battle Resumes! (breadcrumb)
  2. Both of the following, in any order:
  3. A [40] The Depravity of the Forsaken / H [40] Lindsay Ravensun, Revealed
  4. Both of the following, in any order:
  5. A [40] Aradne / H [40] Andorhal, Once and For All
  6. A [40] Alas, Andorhal / H [40] The Reckoning

Patch changes


There is was known bug as of patch 4.1 in which the mobs needed to complete the quest will either not phase in at all, or completely disappear if the player tries to enter the town. Blizzard claims that this is a known issue that is being looked into.

A workaround involves killing a lone guard that stands near the Sorrow Hill side bridge with a controllable pet (either a Hunter pet, a Warlock demon, or a Mage's Water Elemental) to attack it (it will phase out if you go past the archway from Sorrow Hill for any reason). Afterwards, the player must wait for this mob to respawn.

As of patch 4.3 (at least) there are still some Andorhal Deathguards who vanish either as you attack them or shortly thereafter. However, those deathguards fighting Andorhal Defenders do not disappear.