“Where do I learn teleport to Dalaran?”
“How do I get to Dalaran as a mage?”
“How do I get to Dalaran the first time?”
“I’m 71 mage, now what do I do?”
There is a lot of confusion in WoW WotLK about mages, Dalaran, ports to Dalaran and how to get to that city in the sky in the first place. Dalaran is like the Shattrath of the new expansion. It has the portals you need to other cities and is the hub or base of Northrend.
It also has the NPC that sells the really cool new bear mount that many people are running to get their hands on!
Since my first toon to 80 will be my mage, I thought I’d clear up some of the confusion.
Here are the basics:
- Dalaran is in the sky and cannot be accessed without a port
- Mages get teleport to Dalaran at level 71(and can port themselves)
- Mages get portal to Dalaran at level 74 (and can port others)
- Other classes obtain a quest to “attune” to Dalaran and gain access through a summoning stone at level 74
- Any level can enter Dalaran if summoned by a warlock in the city, summoned using a BG-signup-then-drop-group or getting ported there by a 74+ mage (remember to tip your mages)
Now to the question of how mages get the teleport when they hit level 71. There is a shortcut route of being ported there by another mage who is already 74 and if you have a mage friend or want to pay for someone else to do it, you can just visit your mage trainer in the city and learn the teleport along with your other level 71 spells.
However, Blizzard would never give mages a teleport ability to a city that they could not gain access to on their own. This means, depsite what you’ve heard in general chat, there is another way to get your port.
There’s a simple mage quest from an NPC in Dragonblight. This NPC is located in the center fo Star’s Rest. If you have not been to Dragonblight yet, you can easily get there from Valiance Keep and if you stay on the roads, you won’t even be attacked by anything.
(Remember you have to be level 71 before the NPC will give you the quest).
The questgiver in Star’s Rest will give you Attunement to Dalaran and you run about 50 yards away to a large glowing needle thing in the sky (seriously, you can’t miss it) with a big crater in the bottom of it. You can take the ramp down or just slow fall into the crater. You must be standing inside the hole underneath the needle to use your crystal.
Once you have it, run back over to the NPC in Star’s Rest, turn it in and learn teleport to Dalaran (and earn a little gold).
Once in Dalaran, remember that you can also do the quest to use the crystal to port you to the ground below Dalaran and back up to the city once again (learning to leave and return: the magical way).