Has anyone else noticed that the Black Morass, now the Blasted Lands, was north of the the Swamp of Sorrows in WarCraft I&II. WHile in WoW the Blasted Lands are south of the swamp of sorrows.


What is the origin of the name "Blasted Lands"? In the Conan series, the Blasted Lands is a place where a wizard opened a portal that allowed daemons to spill out thus occupying the local shamans and aiding his escape.

While the two places are superficially similar since the Warcraft Blasted Lands are also the location of a wizard-opened portal that demons spill out from, the Blasted Lands were not called such when the portal was made. Rather it is a name given to the southern part of the Black Morass when the portal imploded sucking all life and moisture from the landscape and leaving behind a lifeless, charred landscape. And, sign your posts please. --User:Varghedin/Sig 15:37, 5 March 2007 (EST)
That sounds like an homage to the Conan series to me. Are there any differences that stand out? Are there any older uses of the term "Blasted Lands" that perhaps Conan authors were referencing? --NerdMachine 17:19, 14 March 2007 (EDT)


Seems to me that hellfire penninsulas enviroment leaked through, cause the blasted lands look a lil hellfireish. Cormundo 03:14, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

It did. That is why Blasted Lands are they way they are, because the warlock magics that killed Hellfire Peninsula seeped through the portal into the land, blasting them. IconSmall Dwarf Male.gifPaladin}Talk Contribs 21:45, 21 April 2009 (UTC)


There are Gnomes and dwarves,should somebody add them? Airiph/T/C/B 23:46, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

WC III Custom Game Maps not official lore

whoever keeps adding info like the blasted lands were once populated by centaur, taken from a WCIII random map titled Blasted Lands, needs to stop. WC III custom maps are NOT part of official lore. The similarities in the name are purely coincidental. -VariDaDreadlord 20:36, 23 March 2008 (UTC)VariDaDreadlord

That is why the tag is there. It is official, as Blizz made the map.--User:Sandwichman2448/Sig 20:38, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
And whose to say they aren't official? Your opinion on it doesn't matter but it is a Blizzard official map and so it is official unless said otherwise by Blizzard. Leviathon 20:39, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
Think of it this way, the WCIII map Plaguelands was set in Felwood, while we all know that the Plaguelands are in Lordaeron. Not to mention that blizzard put in a WCIII map that showed the Plaguelands are in Lordaeron, while at the same time putting it in Felwooed. And Duskwood is in the Eastern Kingdoms, south of Elwynn, while in WCIII it is in Ashenvale. Basically every WCIII map is not official, except for a few Northrend ones, which have great similarities with some Northrend places in WoW. IconSmall Dwarf Male.gifPaladin}Talk Contribs 21:43, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Nethergarde Ownership?

The article states in some places it is commanded from StormWind, but other places that it is Dalaran, personally i remember it as Dalaran from other sources but i ain't sure.. So wich one is it? -Rovdyr 08:42, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Cataclysm pic

Today's official Screenshot of the Day brings us this picture of the Blasted Lands: (location confirmed at [1]). Kirkburn  talk  contr 01:23, May 1, 2010 (UTC)

My guess is that's near the new coastline, which is still swamp-like. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 02:13, May 1, 2010 (UTC)
DAMN... those water graphics are nice! User:Coobra/Sig4 05:06, May 1, 2010 (UTC)