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See also: Coldridge Valley quests

Coldridge Valley is the starting area for young dwarven recruits and contains the base camp of Anvilmar

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. It is located in the southwestern corner of Dun Morogh, and was linked to the greater area by Coldridge Pass to the northeast prior to its collapse. The road to the pass led through a tunnel which was infested with trogg raiders. It continues east after the collapse and then north through Kharanos

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, and further winds up the mountains, terminating in the dwarven capital of Ironforge

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Coldridge Valley contains three small camps where dwarves receive missions to defend the region from the encroaching troggs, trolls, and wildlife. Other tasks are also to be found, from collecting gear parts to delivering hot stew. When the young recruits are deemed ready to move on, they are sent further into Dun Morogh via flying machine.

In Mists of Pandaria

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

In the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Mists of Pandaria expansion, Coldridge Valley now is more of a full separate zone with its own subzones.

In Cataclysm

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

In the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Cataclysm expansion, the Gnomeregan Exiles were given their own unique starting point at the Train Depot in Gnomeregan, separate from the dwarves of Ironforge.

The earthquake from Deathwing's passing collapsed the cave leading out into Dun Morogh, disrupting the troggs and isolating the dwarves from the remainder of the zone. As such, they are unaware of their king's fate. The troggs are attacking from the east because they blame the dwarves for the destruction of their home, while there is an unsettling disturbance among the trolls to the south - likely due to events in Northrend with the loa.

The dwarves are ill-prepared for an all-out trogg attack, trained more for thwarting the wildlife, and so fall quickly on the outskirts of Anvilmar. Players are tasked with pushing back the invasion.


Getting there

The only way for higher level characters to access the valley is via flying mount.

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Alliance Access Horde Access
Dun Morogh Alliance 5 - 10 Northeast By flying mount northeast; via introductory dwarf quests By flying mount northeast

Areas of interest




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Main article: Coldridge Valley NPCs


There are no resources within the valley.



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Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Coldridge Valley now its own separate zone.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Coldridge Pass caved in. Major changes to landscape.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Removed a crate that was clipping through a tent/hut in Coldridge Valley.

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