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Spell arcane portal valeofblossoms.png
  • Portal
  • 1 min cooldown
  • 4.0% of base mana
  • 10 sec cast
  • Creates a portal, teleporting group members that use it to <location>.
Usable by
Casting time10 sec cast
Cooldown1 min (GCD 1.5 sec)
"The shortest distance between two points is one incantation." - Blaize Brightspark

Portal spells are a useful line of mage utility spells that allow the caster to transport himself/herself and his/her party members to several fixed locations (including all friendly capital cities).

Modified by

Ancient Portals

Ancient Portal: Dalaran will port group members to Dalaran Crater. Without a method to absorb damage, players will take great damage due to falling.

To obtain [Ancient Portal: Dalaran]

  • Fly to Scarlet Halls (right hand instance) set to Normal mode (Dungeon) Normal or Heroic mode Heroic mode.
  • Make sure you kill the final boss, Boss Flameweaver Koegler, quickly and stand in front of him to block him burning his books.
    • Easily completed on normal mode at level 90.
  • Loot [Ancient Tome] from the shelf just inside on the right. (If you look backwards towards the door, it's just on the left).
  • Learn [Ancient Teleport: Dalaran].
  • Go to (Northrend or Broken Shore)[citation needed] Dalaran.
  • You can now buy one copy of Inv misc book 07.png [Ancient Tome of Portal: Dalaran] (150g) from Endora Moorehead <Magical Goods>[38.6, 53.8]
    (in the room to the left of the Violet Citadel steps) - though if someone has bought it recently, you might need to wait up to an hour for her to sell it again (limited supply).


  • Each Portal spell is trained at a portal trainer[1], which is usually located near the mage trainer in a capital city. In Shattrath the portal trainer is located in the center of the city, near the Silvermoon and Exodar city portals. There is also a trainer in Scryers Tier, although the portal location remains the same no matter where it is learned. In Theramore the portal trainer is located in the tower in which Jaina Proudmoore resides.
  • After casting, a portal will appear roughly 5 yards in front of the mage. The shimmering portal looks different for each capital city, giving a glimpse of the city in the center of the portal. Portal duration is one (1) minute.
  • To use the portal, the mage and group members must right click the portal. Group members are not required to enter the portal. Any player, including the mage, may elect to stay behind by not clicking on the portal.
  • You will appear in the capital city near the portal trainer of that location. In Stormwind, for example, you appear inside the mage tower at the center of the Mage Quarter.
  • You cannot learn the portal spells of the opposing faction.
  • Portals cannot be cast in combat. In addition, portals cannot be cast inside PvP battlegrounds.


These are learned at the portal trainer in each main city. (Exception: Ancient portals1)

1Certain requirements must be met in order to obtain ancient portals, including events and/or purchase via gold


Ability Min Level
Portal: Darnassus
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Portal: Exodar
Portal: Ironforge
Portal: Stormwind
Portal: Theramore
Alliance 42
Portal: Orgrimmar
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Portal: Silvermoon
Portal: Thunder Bluff
Portal: Undercity
Horde 42
Portal: Stonard Horde 52
Ability Min Level
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Portal: Shattrath 66
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Ancient Portal: Dalaran
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Portal: Dalaran - Northrend
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Portal: Tol Barad 85
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Portal: Vale of Eternal Blossoms 90
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Portal: Stormshield Alliance 92
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Portal: Warspear Horde 92
World of Warcraft: Legion Portal: Dalaran - Broken Isles 110


It is not possible to create a portal in combat, but it is possible to enter one at any time.

If creating a portal in hostile territory, the mage should wait until all members of the party have used the portal. If the mage clicks too soon, they run the risk of leaving someone behind.

It is possible for a mage to stack portals, such that it is very difficult for the players taking the portals to know where they will end up.

Group members can be invited when the portal is already active. This makes the portal possible to use for an alt of the mage if another player is group leader and invites the alt after the mage logs out but before the portal closes.


While most mages will offer portals for partymates at the end of quest, runs, etc., to ask for one outside of this should be approached tactfully.

Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind.

  • When asking (especially on Trade) make sure you say where you are currently (or where you will be).
  • If a mage is coming from a different city, it's much easier if they can meet you at the teleport points (that's where they will arrive). Learn where they are and be standing there when you ask.
  • You will only be able to use the portal if you're in the same party as the mage. If you're in one, have the leader send the invite, or drop party to get portaled.
  • There's a time element, and the fact that they are dropping what they are doing to help you. The minimum you should tip is 5-10g (varies by level and location), 20-30g if they have to travel to you. You'll spend a good percent of that amount just to take taxis if you were getting there on your own anyway. Announce the amount you're offering when you ask for the teleport.
  • Make sure you know the level required to create the portal where you need to go before you ask directly.

Following these fairly simple guidelines will help you get along with your fellow players, and it makes people remember you.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Teleport: Vale of Eternal Blossoms and Portal: Vale of Eternal Blossoms now have new icons.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Portal spells now cost 18% of base mana.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): New Teleport/Portal: Theramore and Teleport/Portal:Stonard spells are available at portal trainers in their respective locations. You must be level 35 to learn these new spells.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Portal spells to capital cities can no longer be cast in battlegrounds.


External links

Portal spells
Alliance Horde
Spell arcane portalstormwind.png Portal: Stormwind Spell arcane portalorgrimmar.png Portal: Orgrimmar
Spell arcane portaldarnassus.png Portal: Darnassus Spell arcane portalthunderbluff.png Portal: Thunder Bluff
Spell arcane portalironforge.png Portal: Ironforge Spell arcane portalundercity.png Portal: Undercity
Spell arcane portalexodar.png Portal: Exodar Spell arcane portalsilvermoon.png Portal: Silvermoon
Spell arcane portaltheramore.png Portal: Theramore Spell arcane portalstonard.png Portal: Stonard
Spell arcane portalshattrath.png Portal: Shattrath
Alliance Horde
Spell arcane portaldalaran.png Portal: Dalaran - Northrend Spell arcane portaldalaran.png Ancient Portal: Dalaran
Spell arcane portaltolbarad.png Portal: Tol Barad
Alliance Horde
Spell arcane portalshattrath.png Portal: Vale of Eternal Blossoms
Alliance Shrine of Seven Stars Horde Shrine of Two Moons
Spell arcane portaltolbarad.png Portal: Ashran hub
Alliance Stormshield Horde Warspear
Spell arcane portaldalaranbrokenisles.png Portal: World of Warcraft: Legion Dalaran - Broken Isles