Places of Interest

Maw of the Void

In the northern part of Darkshore there’s a massive whirlpool known as the Maw of the Void. Alliance players can jump down into the whirlpool and complete Ghosts in the Dark which allows them to discover the secret of the Maw. I’ve heard that you can also get the [Going Down?] achievement from this without taking fall damage. Try it during Brewfest to get completely smashed and get the [Drunken Stupor] achievement.

As a Horde player, I discovered this gem sometime last year. Jumping into it starts a short cutscene of your toon being sucked into the whirlpool. You end up in the Bashal’Aran Collapse where a lone Cenarian Circle druid sits by the waters edge.

Bielara is a Cenarion Circle druid who can teleport you back up to the surface

This is where you end up, in a cave above the Maw.

On a side note, I wondered if the huge whirlpool in Stranglethorn Vale did something similar… it doesn’t. All I got was a repair bill :P

You’ve been warned :)


Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones


April 21, 2012 at 1:33 am

Wow, never knew about this spot. Have to check it out. I love all the little secret locations in Azeroth.

April 21, 2012 at 2:08 am

I can confirm the Going Down achievement.

Also, when Alliance completes that quest they also get an achievement for it. There’s a similar pool for Horde in Azshara (I think), but I don’t believe there is an achievement tied to theirs.

    April 21, 2012 at 2:19 am

    @Ffpmmarc – me too, wish there were more or at least more that I know about :P

    @Psynister – Not sure about a pool in Azshara but I think our equivalent is ‘Joy Ride’ which requires you to ride the full length of the Rocketway. I featured some of the images in this post.

August 23, 2012 at 4:26 am

I did exactly the same in STV after first visiting the Darkshore one :P

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