Where to find every Dragon Glyph in WoW: Dragonflight

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Dragon Glyphs are collectables found in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. They are scattered around the Dragon Isles and you can use them to unlock additional dragonriding talents, allowing you to stay in the skies for longer periods. They also give you access to some impressive aerial manoeuvres which can be helpful if you're trying to win dragon races. Dragon glyphs are account-wide too, meaning you won't have to collect them again if you choose to level another character. 

If you've been playing since the beginning of the Dragonflight expansion, you've probably already picked up the glyphs from the main zones, and subsequent patches have introduced more to collect. If you're new to Blizzard's long-running MMO however, you should prioritise collecting Dragon Glyphs as soon as you arrive in the Dragon Isles. 

You'll need to take to the skies to pick up these glyphs as they're often high in the air or are otherwise unreachable without the aid of your mount, so it makes sense to upgrade your dragonriding as you go. With that in mind, here's every WoW Dragon Glyph location, including the latest eight found in the Emerald Dream.


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WoW Dragon Glyphs: How to unlock dragonriding talents 

Once you progress the story quest a little way in The Waking Shores, you'll unlock your dragonriding skill—and gain your first dragonriding mount soon after. Once you've learned the basics of dragonriding, you're sent to Skytop Observatory where you will be introduced to dragon customisation.  

At this point, you should pick up the quest Dragon Glyphs and You where you need to grab the nearby Dragon Glyph. Once you hand in this quest to Lithragosa, the dragonriding trainer, you'll gain access to the talent tree where you can spend your Dragon Glyphs to improve your dragonriding.

If you're playing on a second character and have already discovered all the Dragon Glyphs on your main, you'll have a bunch of dragonriding talent points to assign. To do this, click the Dragon Isles Summary button, found in the bottom left corner of your minimap, navigate to Dragonriding Skills and Unlocks, then click on the various abilities in the talent tree to spend your points. 

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All Dragon Glyph locations 

Dragon Glyphs are scattered throughout the Dragon Isles but it makes sense to prioritise them. Spending these glyphs on dragonriding talents early on means you'll have a much easier time getting around.

Here are the locations of every Dragon Glyph, broken down by zone. 

Emerald Dream

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Emerald Dream Dragon Glyph locations

  1. Smoldering Ascent: This glyph is likely to be the most challenging as it's at the very top of the peak behind the raid.
  2. Cinder Summit: Floating beneath the rock archways to the right.
  3. Eye of Ysera: There is a tiny floating island to the southeast of the Eye of Ysera. The glyph is in the air between the two trees.
  4. Smoldering Copse: Find this glyph high among the branches of the tallest dead tree here.
  5. Dreamsurge Basin: Another glyph that's hidden by the branches of a tall tree.
  6. Whorlwing Basin: This one is very easy to spot, hovering above the smaller peaks of this island.
  7. Amirdrassil: This glyph is also very high up in the air. It's among the tallest of the new world tree's branches.
  8. Wakeful Vista: High up among the branches of the tree.

Zaralek Cavern

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Zaralek Cavern Dragon Glyph locations

  1. Zaqali Caldera: Floating above the northern side of the central lava pool.
  2. Glimmerogg: High in the air above a balcony near a rock formation.
  3. Acidbite Ravine: This is floating very close to the cavern ceiling.
  4. Loamm: Hovering in the air near the flightmaster.
  5. Nal Ks'Kol: Floating high behind a rock stalactite to the left of the main stairs.
  6. Aberrus Approach: At the top of the lavafall behind the raid entrance. 
  7. Slitherdrake Roost: In the air behind a rock stalactite, close to the cavern wall.
  8. The Throughway: Floating above a pointy bit of rock.

The Forbidden Reach

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The Forbidden Reach Dragon Glyph locations

  1. Northwind Point: The far side of the island, floating at the top of a broken tower.
  2. Caldera of the Menders: Inside the top of the broken tower to the right of the entrance.
  3. Fragstone Vault: Inside the large dome of the tower.
  4. Dragonskull Island: Hovering above the ground, next to a tree.
  5. Stormsunder Mountain: Hovering behind one of the lower peaks.
  6. Talonlord's Perch: Inside the top of the tower.
  7. War Creche: Hovering near the ground.
  8. Talon's Watch: Inside the base of the broken tower.

The Waking Shores

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The Waking Shores Dragon Glyph locations

  1. Skytop Observatory Rostrum: In the air to the left of the Rostrum of Transformation. Part of the "Dragon Glyphs and You" quest. 
  2. Skytop Observatory Tower: On top of the tower on the eastern edge of the camp.
  3. Dragonheart Outpost: Hovering inside the top of a broken tower.
  4. Wingrest Embassy: On top of a broken tower.
  5. Scalecracker Peak: Hovering above a high peak.
  6. Crumbling Life Archway: Underneath the arch of the bridge.
  7. Flashfrost Enclave: Hovering above a grassy land bridge formation between two towers. 
  8. Ruby Life Pools: At the top of a rock formation.
  9. Overflowing Spring: Floating above a large, pointed rock.
  10. Obsidian Bulwark: At the top of a rock pillar.
  11. Obsidian Throne: Above a lava "waterfall" in the northwest corner.
  12. Life-Binder Observatory: Above the roof of the high tower.

Ohn'ahran Plains

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Ohn'ahran Plains Dragon Glyph locations

  1. Rusza'thar Reach: Above a tower sitting at the top of a rock formation.
  2. Dragonsprings Summit: Beneath a stone platform between two narrow waterfalls.
  3. Ohn'iri Springs: High in the air.
  4. Windsong Rise: In the air, quite high above the hill.
  5. Ohn'ahra's Roost: At the top of the big bird statue.
  6. Mirror of the Sky: Another one high in the air.
  7. Szar Skeleth: At the top of a broken tower.
  8. The Eternal Kurgans: In the air between the two pointed rock formations.
  9. Emerald Gardens: Hovering above the top of a waterfall.
  10. Nokhudon Hold: Above a tall peak.
  11. Rubyscale Outpost: Floating above a road that leads to the Waking Shores.
  12. Mirewood Fen: High in the air next to the top of a tall tree.


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Thaldraszus Dragon Glyph locations

  1. Veiled Ossuary: Inside the top of the tower.
  2. Algeth'ar Academy: Inside the roof of the tower.
  3. Vault of the Incarnates: Above a lava pool to the left of the raid entrance.
  4. Thaldraszus Apex: At the very top of the mountain. This one might be best to get last as you'll need a lot of Vigor.
  5. Temporal Conflux: Inside the top of a tower to the east of the main building.
  6. Tyrhold: On a high rock formation next to the tower.
  7. Algeth'era: Hovering above the roof of the tower.
  8. Gelikyr Overlook: Floating above the bridge.
  9. Passage of Time: High above the road.
  10. Valdrakken: At the top of the peak of the Seat of the Aspects.
  11. Stormshroud Peak: At the top of the mountain.
  12. South Hold Gate: Inside the top of the smaller of the two towers.

The Azure Span

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The Azure Span Dragon Glyph locations

  1. Brackenhide Hollow: Hovering in the air above one of the tall trees.
  2. Drake Eye's Pond: Hovering above a broken tower.
  3. Creektooth Den: Floating above the top of a large broken tree trunk.
  4. Forkriver Crossing: High above the road.
  5. Azure Archive: Inside one of the smaller towers surrounding the main archive.
  6. Cobalt Assembly: Hovering above the roof of the tower.
  7. Zelthrak Outpost: Next to the trunk of a tall tree, close to the tower.
  8. Imbu: At the top of a waterfall.
  9. Ruins of Karnthar: Inside the broken tower.
  10. The Lost Ruins: At the top of the tower, inside.
  11. Kalthraz Fortress: Inside the broken roof of the tower.
  12. Vakthros Summit: Floating above the roof of the large tower
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Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.