Dragonflight City Preview: Valdrakken
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
A shining treasure within Thaldraszus, Valdrakken is a testament to the power of cooperation between the dragonflights and dragonkin. It serves as a hub of activity for all who visit the Dragon Isles and provides a variety of services.

This bejeweled city is a feast for the eyes and ears, with waterfalls cascading down the mountain surrounding the city and breathtaking views overlooking nearby Tyrhold. There is a tranquility here even as the Dragonflights work with their allies to reclaim their homeland and reestablish a presence in their city.

Key Features:

  • Bank
  • Black Market Auction House
  • PvP Vendors
  • Auction House
  • Crafting Stations
  • Profession Trainers
  • Void Storage
  • Transmogrifier
  • Barbershop
  • Portals to Orgrimmar and Stormwind
  • Questing

Seat of the Aspects: Portals to Orgrimmar and Stormwind


Located in the largest building toward the center of the city is the Seat of the Aspects along with portals to Orgrimmar and Stormwind.

Inn: The Roasted Ram


Take a load off and stretch your limbs (or wings if you have them) in the Roasted Ram inn near the center of the city.

Crafter’s Consortium


A bustling hub of commerce within the city, the Crafter’s Consortium is where crafters and patrons come together. Patrons can place Crafting Orders, or crafters can meet up at the various crafting stations to hone their skills, pick up a Crafting Order, or even recraft goods.

A Home for Every Dragonflight

Each of the dragonflights has their own areas to explore within Valdrakken.

The Blue Dragonflight houses a public library, and you can also visit a couple of the flight members taking time for a bit of tea on one of the balconies looking out over the majestic views of Thaldraszus.




The Green and Red Dragonflights house private gardens filled with shades of verdant green and striking red flora.


You’ll find the Black Dragonflight housing a variety of additional services, including Gear Upgrade Vendors, PvP Vendors, Forge, Anvil, Blacksmithing, and Mining.


The Bronze Dragonflight hosts the Timewalkers faction, a group of dragons and mortals dedicated to studying and preserving the timeways.

There’s plenty to discover in this majestic metropolis. Whether you’re visiting for profit or as a place to rest between your adventures, you’ll find what you need here.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Dragonflight City Preview: Valdrakken started by Lumy View original post
Comments 32 Comments
  1. xorxhs's Avatar
    Missing old Feralas art...
  1. sensei's Avatar
    An Auction House? About fucking time they do that, and no, having an engineer only AH doesn't count. So tiresome to have to go back to old areas to use an AH or hope that someone has an AH mount out and doesn't ride away when they see you using it.
  1. The-Shan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sensei View Post
    An Auction House? About fucking time they do that, and no, having an engineer only AH doesn't count. So tiresome to have to go back to old areas to use an AH or hope that someone has an AH mount out and doesn't ride away when they see you using it.
    really gives it a city feeling when theres a proper AH
  1. Kellorion's Avatar
    Add a portal to Legion Dal and Wyrmrest please
  1. Kazjin's Avatar
    Blizzard's city design has gone downhill since BFA.
  1. Maxilian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kellorion View Post
    Add a portal to Legion Dal and Wyrmrest please
    Yes please, Legion Dal is a nice place to get a portal to, and Wyrmrest temple just make sense for the sake of theme and lore
  1. Val the Moofia Boss's Avatar
    Looks like discount MoP shrines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazjin View Post
    Blizzard's city design has gone downhill since BFA.
    I thought Zandal'ar was pretty meh but Kul'tiras was great.
  1. Foolicious's Avatar
    The Inn looks weirdly out of place in what is supposed to be an ancient dragon city.
  1. Devonitar's Avatar
    Doesn't look bad. Beats Oribos and Ashran residues, of that I'm certain. Still, doesn't really look like a literal city of dragons. You could remove all NPCs from screenshots, maybe change that stained glass a little, and say: "hey, check out this elf city", and I don't think anyone would bat an eye.
  1. ukko's Avatar
    I don't know, it looks uninteresting and uninspired. Way too generic.
  1. Venziir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Looks like discount MoP shrines.

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    I thought Zandal'ar was pretty meh but Kul'tiras was great.
    Neither Zandalar or Kul Tiras were cities though. The cities were Zuldazar and Boralus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazjin View Post
    Blizzard's city design has gone downhill since BFA.
    Question, do people forget that Shattrath existed or did they honestly like an army brown ruin with a horrible layout?
  1. Razorice's Avatar
    I say we should have Dalaran as expansion hub, all the time.
  1. talmir's Avatar
    Looks neat. I like it. Anything but another sterile circle like we currently have
  1. Tatakau's Avatar
    Uninspiring to say the very least.
  1. Faerillis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Looks like discount MoP shrines.

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    I thought Zandal'ar was pretty meh but Kul'tiras was great.
    One was built as a city, the other was built as a set piece. It showed.
  1. THEORACLE64's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Looks like discount MoP shrines
    It looks nothing like MoP shrines at all but go ahead, be insane and think that.
  1. terminaltrip421's Avatar
    pretty. make it f2p and I'll check it out.
  1. Biomega's Avatar
    This looks incredibly boring and generic. Like they reused old assets, or at least recycled old aesthetics. Not at all what I'd expect from a new expansion hub.

    Oribos was at least unique. And though the BFA hubs had their problems, they were also distinct and new in their own way. This is just... bleh.
  1. Icechaosss's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    This looks incredibly boring and generic. Like they reused old assets, or at least recycled old aesthetics. Not at all what I'd expect from a new expansion hub.

    Oribos was at least unique. And though the BFA hubs had their problems, they were also distinct and new in their own way. This is just... bleh.
    Zul was, imo, the worst city in WoW's history. Oribos was a legit headache too.

    I quite like this new city. It's simplistic and I think it's decent looking. It ain't no Dalaran, but I do really like it so far.
  1. Cosmicpreds's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Devonitar View Post
    Doesn't look bad. Beats Oribos and Ashran residues, of that I'm certain. Still, doesn't really look like a literal city of dragons. You could remove all NPCs from screenshots, maybe change that stained glass a little, and say: "hey, check out this elf city", and I don't think anyone would bat an eye.
    This does not look Elven at all wot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorice View Post
    I say we should have Dalaran as expansion hub, all the time.
    No thanks. Dalaran is kinda boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolicious View Post
    The Inn looks weirdly out of place in what is supposed to be an ancient dragon city.
    Considering not every Draconic being can fly, and even then some of them would likely love to rest, I'd argue the placement is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazjin View Post
    Blizzard's city design has gone downhill since BFA.
    This City imo looks and feels far better than Shattrath in TBC and most WoW Cities overall, so idk what you mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    This looks incredibly boring and generic. Like they reused old assets, or at least recycled old aesthetics. Not at all what I'd expect from a new expansion hub.

    Oribos was at least unique. And though the BFA hubs had their problems, they were also distinct and new in their own way. This is just... bleh.
    Oribos was boring asf and missed most of the stuff that made cities feel like "cities". Valdrakkens many dragonflight color areas and many cool stuff such as the Profession areas, the daycares, AH, ACTUAL Inn, etc makes the place feel much more alive.

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    Oribos also lacked color and wasn't used for much of anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by xorxhs View Post
    Missing old Feralas art...
    Different Biomes entirely...

    One is a Swamp area, the other isn't. You definitely don't miss it, you miss the idea of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Looks like discount MoP shrines.

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    I thought Zandal'ar was pretty meh but Kul'tiras was great.
    The MoP shrines are nothing like this. Wot?

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