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The air above the middle tier of the Elemental Plane looks much like Azeroth's sky at first glance. A yellow sun, immobile and persistent, hovers in the air, surrounded by drifting clouds and other, more violent storms. Birds and much stranger creatures flit about.

Above the sun, invisible from the ground, lies the fortress of the air elementals. Thick stone walls, fashioned of rock stolen from the earth below, hang suspended by permanent cyclones in the shape of pillars. Lightning and strong winds constantly swirl about the Skywall, making natural flight in the vicinity all but impossible.

Inside the fortress, Al’Akir the Windlord holds court, ruling over his elemental kin. He enjoys watching over the rest of the plane, traveling in the guise of a thundercloud.[1]

One of the four domains of the Elemental Plane, occupied by the Air Elementals.

Vortex Pinnacle (5)

Grand Vizier Ertan

Throne of the Four Winds (10/25)

Conclave of Wind

In Cataclysm

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

Portions of the Skywall will be made into a level 82-84 dungeon and a raid in the expansion, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm: The Vortex Pinnacle and The Throne of the Four Winds.

They will be entered from towers floating above Uldum.[2]

Creatures of the Skywall

In Cataclysm

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

Vortex Pinnacle
  • Combat [79+ - 85+] Armored Mistral
  • Combat [81+ - 85+] Cloud Prince
  • Combat [78+ - 85+] Empyrean Assassin
  • Combat [78+ - 85+] Executor of the Caliph
  • Neutral [85+] Golden Orb
  • Combat [79+ - 85+] Gust Soldier
  • Combat [83+ - 84] Howling Gale
  • Combat [80+ - 85+] Lurking Tempest
  • Combat [79+ - 85+] Minister of Air
  • Combat [80+ - 85+] Servant of Asaad
  • Combat [80+ - 85+] Skyfall Star
  • Combat [79+ - 85+] Temple Adept
  • Combat [77+ - 85+] Turbulent Squall
  • Combat [82+ - 85+] Whipping Wind
  • Combat [79+ - 85+] Wild Vortex
  • Combat [80+ - 85+] Young Storm Dragon
Throne of the Four Winds
  • Combat [87+ - 88+] Ravenous Creeper
  • Neutral [84+] Slipstream
  • Combat [88+] Stormling

In the RPG

Warcraft RPG - may not be canon This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG, and thus unlikely to be canon.

See also