How to Unlock Fast Travel in Ardenweald in World of Warcraft Shadowlands

Fae Circles Shadowlands

Looking to get around quickly in Ardenweald? We’ve got you covered.

None of the four covenant home areas are very large in World of Warcraft Shadowlands, but without the ability to use your flying mounts it can still be a pain to get around. Thankfully, each of the four covenants has a way to unlock fast travel for their location in addition to the flight master paths that go to a few different places as well. Here’s how to unlock the Fae Circles in Ardenweald.

It’s going to take you a little while to unlock fast travel in Ardenweald. You’ll have to complete a few missions after you choose them as your covenant. Once you’ve collected 1,000 anima and given it to Zayhad the Builder in your Sanctum, you can upgrade the first set of Fae Circles.


Once you’ve done that, you’ll unlock a questline where you’ll head out to The Stalks to assist the Mushroomancer Cortinarius. Complete the quest line, and you’ll have the first part of the Fae Circles unlocked. The hub area for the circles is located in the Heart of the Forest just underneath where you would go to take a flight path.

To travel around you must step inside a Fae Circle located around Ardenweald or choose the mushroom that corresponds to the location you’d like to go to while you’re in The Ring.

Here are the locations that each tier of the network unlocks:

Tier 1

  • Heart of the Forest
  • Forest’s Edge
  • The Stalks
  • Stillglade

Tier 2

  • Gormhive
  • Banks of Life
  • Elder Stand
  • Deep Unknown

Tier 3

  • Crumbled Ridge
  • Eventide Ridge
  • Tirna Scithe
  • Great Unkown

There you have it. That’s everything you need to know about how to unlock fast travel in Ardenweald as a Night Fae in World of Warcraft Shadowlands. And don’t forget to go to The Ring every day for a daily quest from Cortinarius!