The Crossing (WC3 BloodElf)

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The Crossing



Tactical Blood Elf victory

Casualties and losses

Blood Elves

  • Few

Garithos' Elite Guard

  • Heavy
This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The Crossing is a secret chapter of Curse of the Blood Elves. Moments after Kael and Vashj killed Kassan, Vashj reopened the portal that Kel'thuzad used to bring the Burning Legion into Azeroth.

Garithos ordered his troops to take explosives from a pile of explosive barrels, ignore the defenses and destroy the portal. He convincingly told them that the one who destroyed the portal would be a hero.

Kael, Vashj and some Blood Elf Engineers needed to hold Garithos forces from destroying the portal to Outland. The Blood Elf Engineers reconstruct the Dalaran's primary defenses, they constructed five types of defensive towers, they started constructing more and more towers with the resources taken from Kassan's prison while Garithos' Elite Guard ran past the towers ignoring them, with the only objective of destroying the portal by detonating explosives at it. After most of Garithos' forces were destroyed all of Kael's forces had passed through the portal, Kael ordered the Engineers to fall back to the portal, then he and Vashj passed through the portal and after that it was closed.

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Moments later, as the allied blood elves and naga spill into the back alleys of Dalaran...


Main Quests

Availablequest BTNRockTower.png Defend the Portal

  • Build towers to stop Garithos' men
  • The Portal must survive

Garithos is sending his men on a suicide mission to destroy the Portal. You need only hold out long enough for all of the Blood Elves to get through to Outland. Place defensive towers in strategic locations to stop Garithos' army from reaching and destroying the Portal. Defend the Portal from Garithos' troops while the rest of the Blood Elves escape.



IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: Quickly, my brethren, take your positions. Garithos' forces will be here any moment.
IconSmall Vashj.gif Lady Vashj: We have reached the portal, Kael. Now we'll attempt to open it!
IconSmall BloodElf Male.png Engineer: Prince Kael, the other engineers and I helped to build Dalaran's original defenses. We could salvage materials from these ruins and construct whatever defensive towers you need.
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: Glad to hear it. You'd best get moving.
IconSmall Garithos.gif Grand Marshal Garithos: Blasted elves, I knew they'd try something like this. Forget about those damned towers--I want that portal destroyed! Those traitors aren't going anywhere.
IconSmall Garithos.gif Grand Marshal Garithos: Use these explosives on the portal!
IconSmall Garithos.gif Grand Marshal Garithos: Whoever destroys the portal will be a hero!
IconSmall Vashj.gif Lady Vashj: We've done it. The portal is open. Let the exodus begin!
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: Well done, Vashj. If we build more strategic towers, we should be able to hold off Garithos' forces long enough for our people to get through.
IconSmall Vashj.gif Lady Vashj: You'd better be right. If the portal falls, none of us will survive!

During the Mission

Destroying Magic Vaults
  • IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: I won't allow the humans to get their hands on this.
  • IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: I claim this for the Kirin Tor. The humans have no rights to it.
  • IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: This artifact will help us greatly.
Portal attacked
  • IconSmall Vashj.gif Lady Vashj: The portal is under attack! Defend it at all costs!
  • IconSmall Vashj.gif Lady Vashj: Protect the portal!
  • IconSmall Vashj.gif Lady Vashj: They're attacking the portal! It must be defended!
25 waves remaining - Flame Towers become available
IconSmall BloodElf Male.png Engineer: Prince Kael, we've completed a new type of defense tower.
21 waves remaining - Cold Towers become available
IconSmall BloodElf Male.png Engineer: Prince Kael, the plans are complete for this new tower.
16 waves remaining
IconSmall Vashj.gif Lady Vashj: Kael, nearly half of our forces are through! You've got to hold Garithos at bay!
16 waves remaining - Death Towers become available
IconSmall BloodElf Male.png Engineer: Prince Kael, this new tower is our final and ultimate creation.
13 waves remaining
IconSmall Garithos.gif Grand Marshal Garithos: Release the experiments!
IconSmall Garithos.gif Grand Marshal Garithos: Bust open the cages! We'll all need the beasts we can use.
8 waves remaining
IconSmall Vashj.gif Lady Vashj: Nearly everyone is through! Just a while longer, and we'll have done it!


IconSmall Vashj.gif Lady Vashj: Kael, everyone is through! Fall back and we'll close the portal behind us!
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: All right, men! Pull back! Back to the portal!
IconSmall Vashj.gif Lady Vashj: Now, young prince, we take one final step... towards destiny.


Blood Elves
Garithos' Elite Guard
  • 1 IconSmall Garithos.gif Dark Knight
  • 1 IconSmall Captain.gif Captain
  • 3 IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif Mountain Kings
  • 2 IconSmall Human Male.gif Paladins
  • 2 IconSmall Human Male.gif IconSmall Warhorse.gif Archmagi
  • 1 IconSmall Human Male.gif IconSmall Warhorse.gif Bandit Lord
  • 1 IconSmall ForestTroll Male.gif Forest Troll Warlord
  • 1 IconSmall OgreMage.gif Ogre Lord
  • 1 IconSmall Scorpid.gif Overlord Arachnathid
  • 1 IconSmall ThunderLizard.gif Storm Wyrm
  • 1 Deeplord Revenant
  • 1 IconSmall Yeti.gif Ancient Sasquatch
  • 1 IconSmall PandarenBrewmaster.gif Pandaren Brewmaster
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Peasants
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Militia
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Footmen
  • IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif IconSmall Flyingmachine.gif Flying Machines
  • IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif Mortar Teams
  • IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif Riflemen
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif IconSmall Warhorse.gif Knights
  • IconSmall Wildhammer Male.gif IconSmall Gryphon.gif Gryphon Riders
  • IconSmall SiegeEngine.gif Siege Engines
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Apprentice Wizards
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Enforcers
  • IconSmall ForestTroll Male.gif Forest Troll Berserkers
  • Goblin Zeppelins
  • IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Goblin Sappers
  • IconSmall OgreMage.gif Ogre Warriors
  • IconSmall OgreMage2.gif Ogre Magi
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Royal Guards
  • IconSmall DrakeRed.gif Red Drakes
  • IconSmall Scorpid.gif Warrior Arachnathid
  • IconSmall ThunderLizard.gif Thunder Lizards
  • IconSmall Water.gif Water Elementals
  • IconSmall Shredder.gif Goblin Shredders
  • Rock Golems
  • IconSmall RevenantIce.gif Ice Revenants
  • IconSmall Yeti.gif Elder Sasquatch
  • IconSmall DragonRed.gif Red Dragons
  • Siege Golems
  • IconSmall CentaurKhan.gif Centaur Khans
  • IconSmall Turtle.gif Gargantuan Sea Turtles
  • IconSmall Pandaren Male.gif Pandaren


  • If the player manages to survive the 30 waves, a pandaren drawing will appear on the screen and will receive a Pandaren Brewmaster hero for the next mission.
WC3Reforged-icon.png This section concerns content related to Warcraft III: Reforged.
  • The map has been overhauled and changed to have the waves cut less corners at the end, but more at the beginning.
    • The map now reveals to be the same map of the first and second missions, albeit making the previously hidden, eastern part available.
  • The Arcane Vault has been removed.
  • The items within the crates and vaults are now protected by creeps.
  • Units attempting to enter Garithos's base while the gate is open will cause them to die immediately.
  • The food limit has now been increased to 50
  • Upgrading to the Arctic Tower will give it splash damage and slow.
  • New quest added: Enchanted Ruins.
    • Objective: Seek out powerful relics in the rubble.
    • Description: Unknown treasures may have survived the destruction of Dalaran.
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