Universe Guide


Tanaris Zone in World of Warcraft, copyright Blizard Ent.

Tanaris is a zone on the continent of Kalimdor in the World of Warcraft game. The zone has a desert environmental feel to it. . Tanaris has quests for players leveled 40-50. The area is not controlled by either faction and has quests for both factions. There are 9 dungeons and raids located in this zone.

Tanaris used to be at the end of Kalimdor before the Cataclysm opened up Uldum to the players. Uldum has a similar environment to Tanaris, the occupants are different though. In addition to the opening up of Uldum, a large section of the land was flooded at the time of Cataclysm.

The main population are insects and the Sand Trolls. The Sand Trolls are hostile to both player factions. The Sand Trolls capital is Zul'Farrak which is an instance in the north western part of the zone. It is from there that they conduct sacrifices and summon a large Hydra monster.

In the original version of the game, it was required that players had to complete a quest line in The Hinterlands to obtain a hammer to summon the boss but that is no longer needed. When the Classic version goes on-line , it is assumed that the player will need to fetch the hammer again.

The town of Gadgetzan is a goblin city, the goblins belong to the Steamwheedle Cartel and are non-aligned to any faction. The Cartel here is available to gain rep with. If you are exalted with the pirates in this zone and in Cape of Stranglethorn, it is advisable you stay away.

Goblin Auction House

There is an auction house in this zone and in the other goblin town that are interlinked. The goblin auction house can be used by both the Horde and the Alliance. It is possible to use the auction house to pass money from your alliance and your horde characters but you will need someone trusted to help you.

You can't put an item up for sale on one faction and then buy on the other. You need to have a friend buy the item. Goblins take a larger share of the money than what faction houses would. You also can't put an item up at one auction house and go to another and buy it there, it needs to be a different account or a friend.

The other goblin houses are in Booty Bay, Cape of Stranglethorn Vale and Everlook, Winterspring. Be sure to only put trash on the AH that you wish to use to transfer the money across. If you use something that is of great use then there's a chance another player could take it. You'll get the money but loose the item.

Caverns of Time

The Caverns of Time is an underground cave whose entrance is to the east. Underneath the ground are entrance to a number of raids and dungeons. The final Cataclysm battle would be found in an instance in the Caverns of Time. Apart from Zul'Farrak, all the other instances for this zone are located underground in this cavern.

List of Tanaris Dungeons and Raids

DungeonTypeEnd BossLevelHeroic Level
Zul'FarrakDungeonChief Ukorz Sandscalp44-50N
Old Hillsbrad Foothills - Escape from Durnhold KeepDungeonEpoch Hunter65-72Y
The Black Morass - Opening the Dark PortalDungeonAeonus68-75Y
The Battle for Mount HyjalRaidArchimonde70N
Culling of StratholmeDungeonMal`Ganis75-80Y
Dragon SoulRaidMadness of Deathwing85 Y
End TimeDungeonMurozond85Y
Hour of TwilightDungeonArchbishop Benedictus85Y
Well of EternityDungeonMannoroth85Y

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