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Durotar[58, 50]
lies on the eastern coast of Kalimdor. It borders the Barrens to the west and the coastal lands of Azshara to the north. The land of Durotar is rocky, and the soil is cracked and red. The land has many crags and canyons, where various dangerous creatures take residence. It is a harsh land to survive in; it is very dry and hot, and the vegetation and freshwater access is sparse.

The orcs, however, see a harsh beauty in the land that reminds them of their home world. Durotar is a proving ground for young orcs, who are sent to the Valley of Trials to complete several rites of passage before they are considered fit for the challenges that lie ahead. Durotar is the new homeland of the orcs and the site of the orcs' principal city of Orgrimmar. While the orcs founded their city of Orgrimmar here, Durotar has become something of a haven for all of the Horde races, especially the trolls.

Environment

The landmass itself is a long expanse separated from mainland Kalimdor by the Southfury River. Durotar is south of Azshara. The southern tip of Durotar ends at the Great Sea. The eastern coast is littered with sunken ships and considered to be a prime scavenging spot. The wildlife of the land includes boars, scorpids, raptors, crocolisks, thunder lizards, and makrura.

The region is warm and rocky, but not as arid as the rest of the Barrens. A fair amount of vegetation grows thanks to the warm easterly winds blowing in from over the ocean, but truly fertile soil is rare, making farmland precious. Sagebrush on the plains and thin pine forests at higher elevations combine with rugged hills and canyons to break up the landscape. Orcs are by far the major inhabitants of Durotar.

Quilboar cluster in the canyons along the northwestern borders and encroach from the Barrens to the west.nce. Herd animals such as deer and goats roam the land, preyed upon by wolves and coyotes.

There are no dungeons, raids, or battlegrounds in Durotar. However, Ragefire Chasm can be found in the Horde capital city, Orgrimmar.

Territories

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Map of Durotar

Bladefist Bay · Burning Blade Coven · Darkspear Strand · Deadeye Shore · The Den · Drygulch Ravine · Dustwind Cave · Echo Isles · The Great Sea · Hidden Path · Jaggedswine Farm · Kolkar Crag · Orgrimmar · Razor Hill · Razor Hill Barracks · Razormane Grounds · Razorwind Canyon · Rocktusk Farm · Scuttle Coast · Sen'jin Village · Shrine of the Dormant Flame · Skull Rock · Southfury River · Spirit Rock · Thunder Ridge · Tiragarde Keep · Tor'kren Farm · Valley of Trials

Travel

The Horde capital city, Orgrimmar, is located in this zone, and is a major travel hub for Horde characters. In addition, the zeppelin towers outside the gates of Orgrimmar carry players to the Eastern Kingdoms, to either Undercity or Grom'Gol Base Camp.

Neighboring zones

  • Ashenvale (L20-25): Contested. Located northwest of Durotar, it can be accessed by swimming north along the Southfury River, then heading west, or by flight master from Orgrimmar.
  • Azshara (L10-20): Contested. Located north of Durotar, it can be accessed by swimming along the Southfury River, heading west, then crossing back over the bridge to the east.
  • Barrens (L10-20): Predominantly Horde, considered a Contested zone. Located west of Durotar, it can be accessed by crossing the bridge over the Southfury River, or by flight from Orgrimmar.

Key characters

Resources

Note: Though there are no pools, the waters around Durotar can be fished successfully with a minimum skill of 25.

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Subzones of Durotar

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Bladefist Bay · Burning Blade Coven · Darkspear Strand · Deadeye Shore · The Den · Drygulch Ravine · Dustwind Cave · Echo Isles · The Great Sea · Hidden Path · Jaggedswine Farm · Kolkar Crag · Orgrimmar · Razor Hill · Razor Hill Barracks · Razormane Grounds · Razorwind Canyon · Rocktusk Farm · Scuttle Coast · Sen'jin Village · Shrine of the Dormant Flame · Skull Rock · Southfury River · Spirit Rock · Thunder Ridge · Tiragarde Keep · Tor'kren Farm · Valley of Trials
Zones of Kalimdor

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Ashenvale · Azshara · Darkshore · Darnassus · Desolace · Durotar · Dustwallow Marsh · Felwood · Feralas · Moonglade · Mulgore · Orgrimmar · Silithus · Stonetalon Mountains · Tanaris · Teldrassil · Thousand Needles · Thunder Bluff · The Barrens · Un'Goro Crater · Winterspring
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