This series of quests teaches the young Druid the techniques needed to gain power over poison: the ability to Cure Poison. While the more advanced spell of Abolish Poison is more effective, this is nonetheless an interesting and useful chain of quests.

Both Alliance and Horde druids have comparable quest chains. As might be expected, the Alliance quests take place in Darnassus and Darkshore, while the Horde ones take place in Thunder Bluff and The Barrens.

The Power over Poison quest chain

This chain starts in the race's city:

Your mentor, having seen you advance in ability, directs you to Dendrite Starblaze in Moonglade, to learn the power druids have over poison. To drive home the importance of the lesson, you will be handling the effects of poisoning the way a layman would.

Dendrite Starblaze provides a sampling tube and asks you to collect some tainted water, and deliver it to a local druid who had requested the assistance.

You collect the water, and take it to the local contact:

Your contact determines that yes, the water is polluted, and yes, it is affecting the entire region. But there is more to it than that. He asks you to go out and collect some additional materials..

Your contact has concocted 10 doses of Curative Animal Salve], which he asks you to apply to the local wildlife (Deer or Gazelle, depending on faction). These are easily identified, and you manage to apply the salve.

Local officials are busy making more of the salve, your job is pretty much done here. Back you go to Dendrite Starblaze.

Starblaze remands you to the mentor who started you on this journey, with the admonition to remember the difficulties faced by the rest of the world.

You return to your mentor, who applauds your efforts, and teaches you a spell that gives you a more permanent power over poison than that given by mere salves and potions.


The primary reward is the spell Cure Poison. During the course of the quest chain, you will also gain

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Veildust Medicine Bag


This is the Power over Poison quest chain quest chain.

The Power over Poison quest chain for Night Elf druids:

  1. Alliance 15 [14] Lessons Anew
  2. Alliance 15 [14] The Principal Source
  3. Alliance 15 [14] Gathering the Cure
  4. Alliance 15 [14] Curing the Sick
  5. Alliance 15 [14] Power over Poison

The Power over Poison quest chain for Tauren druids:

  1. Horde 15 [14] Lessons Anew
  2. Horde 15 [14] The Principal Source
  3. Horde 15 [14] Gathering the Cure
  4. Horde 15 [14] Curing the Sick
  5. Horde 15 [14] Power over Poison