Onyxia Key Quest
Notes before you begin: This is mandatory to enter Onyxia's Lair. The first quest has a level requirement of 55, but higher
is desirable to complete necessary quest content. I recommend a minimum level of 57 or 58. This is a long chain, involving
a lot of work and world travel, but the reward is invaluable - the key to the mighty Onyxia's lair. You will reap the benefits
of raiding Onyxia only upon completion of this series.
Without further ado,
Walkthrough - Drakefire Amulet:
1) Go to Kargath and speak to Warlord Goretooth in the tower. Click his conversation item repeatedly to receive Warlord
Goretooth's Command. Use this item to receive the quest, Warlord's Command.
Slay Highlord Omokk, War Master Voone, and Overlord Wyrmthalak. Recover Important Blackrock Documents. Return to Warlord
Goretooth in Kargath when the mission has been accomplished.
Important Blackrock Documents: 0/1
War Master Voone slain: 0/1
Highlord Omokk slain: 0/1
Overlord Wyrmthalak slain: 0/1
Rewards can be found at http://www.thottbot.com/index.cgi?q=1359
2) You will have to five-man Lower Blackrock Spire (LBRS). The documents spawn randomly at one of four spots - Near Omokk,
Voone, Wyrmthalak, or the Urok event area (Ogre area after spiders). Watch for respawns of the documents in either the same
spot or at other spots. This quest may NOT be raided.
3) Upon completion of Warlord's Command, you will receive the quest, Eitrigg's Wisdom.
Seek counsel with Thrall's advisor, Eitrigg. He can be found in Thrall's chamber.
4) Speak to Eitrigg in Thrall's Chamber (speech bubble), then return to Thrall. He will give you the quest, For the Horde!
For the Horde!
Travel to Blackrock Spire and slay Warchief Rend Blackhand. Take his head and return to Orgrimmar.
Head of Rend Blackhand: 0/1
Rewards can be found at http://www.thottbot.com/index.cgi?q=4575
4) You will have to attend a raid of Upper Blackrock Spire (uBRS) to get the head of Rend Blackhand. Do so, and once again
return to Thrall in Orgrimmar. All the occupants of Orgrimmar will receive a buff upon turn in.
5) Thrall will tell you to seek out Rexxar, who roams from north Feralas, through Desolace, and into southern Stonetalon
Mountains. For maps of his route, see http://www.thottbot.com/index.cgi?s=rexxar . Find Rexxar.
6) Rexxar will give you the quest, The Testament of Rexxar. You are to deliver Rexxar's Testament to deliver to Myranda
the Hag in Western Plaguelands.
Testament of Rexxar
Deliver Rexxar's Testament to Myranda the Hag in the Western Plaguelands.
7) Find Myranda the Hag near Uther's tomb, south of andorhal, standing on a tree stump. Map of the general area available
at http://www.thottbot.com/index.cgi?m=12670 .
8) Myranda the Hag will give the quest, Oculus Illusions.
Travel to Blackrock Spire and collect 20 Black Dragonspawn Eyes. Return to Myranda the Hag when the task is complete.
Black Dragonspawn Eye: 0/20
9) Once again, you will have to raid uBRS and collect the eyes off dragonkin inside. They drop 1-2 at a time and are common.
10) Return to Myranda the Hag with 20 Black Dragonspawn Eyes. She will give you an Amulet of Draconic Subversion and the
Travel to the Wyrmbog in Dustwallow Marsh and seek out Emberstrife's Den. Once inside, wear the Amulet of Draconic Subversion
and speak with Emberstrife.
11) Travel to Emberstrife's Den in Dustwallow Marsh. It is the cave along the cliffs to the very south. Map available
at http://www.thottbot.com/index.cgi?m=214014 . The Amulet of Draconic Subversion will transform you into a Black Scalebane
once inside Emberstrife's Den. While disguised, speak to Emberstrife. He will behave as an NPC.
12) Emberstrife will begin a mini-series of quests titled The Test of Skulls. The first such quest in this series is The
Test of Skulls, Scryer.
The Test of Skulls, Scryer
You must find the blue dragonflight drake champion, Scryer, and slay him. Pry his skull from his corpse and return it
You know that Scryer can be found in Winterspring.
The Skull of Scryer: 0/1
13) Travel to Winterspring with a good group of five* and enter the caves of Mazthoril, south of Everlook. Work your way
in, and slay Scryer.
* Note: The drake kill quests may NOT be raided!
The Test of Skulls, Somnus
Destroy the drake champion of the Green Flight, Somnus. Take his skull and return it to Emberstrife.
The Skull of Somnus: 0/1
15) Somnus can be found in Swamp of Sorrows, wandering in an arch up and down the zone between the Pool of Tears and the
The Test of Skulls, Chronalis
Guarding the Caverns of Time in the Tanaris Desert is Chronalis, child of Nozdormu. Destroy him and return his skull to
The Skull of Chronalis: 0/1
16) Travel to Tanaris. Along the east edge of the zone (visible on map) is a mountain. Enter the area to find two low
level drakes, and finally, Chronalis, guarding the door in the back.
17) Return to Emberstrife with the three "Test of Skulls" quests above completed. He will then give you The
Test of Skulls, Axtroz.
The Test of Skulls, Axtroz
Travel to Grim Batol and track down Axtroz, drake champion of the Red Flight. Destroy him and take his skull. Return the
skull to Emberstrife.
The Skull of Axtroz: 0/1
18) Go to the Wetlands and enter the Dragonmaw Gates region, the curved valley area in the east side of the zone. Travel
down the valley a ways and you will find Axtroz.
19) Return to Emberstrife to receive the followup, Ascension...
It would appear as if the charade is over. You know that the Amulet of Draconic Subversion that Myranda the Hag created
for you will not function inside Blackrock Spire. Perhaps you should find Rexxar and explain your predicament. Show him the
Dull Drakefire Amulet. Hopefully he will know what to do next.
20) This quest is to simply find Rexxar again. Rexxar will give you the final quest, Blood of the Black Dragon Champion.
Blood of the Black Dragon Champion
Travel to Blackrock Spire and slay General Drakkisath. Gather his blood and return it to Rexxar.
Blood of the Black Dragon Champion: 0/1
NOTE: Only 2-4 blood drop off General Drakkisath per raid! For this reason, please organize a list of people who need
it, or simply roll each time until everyone is complete.
21) Return the Blood of the Black Dragon Champion to Rexxar, and receive the Drakefire Amulet, a necklace, with stats
available at http://www.thottbot.com/index.cgi?i=4829 .
22) Keep the Drakefire Amulet in your inventory to be allowed access into Onyxia's Lair when you raid! You need not WEAR
the amulet, simply have it in your inventory.
CONGRATULATIONS! You are now eligible to raid Onyxia, Brood Mother of the Black Dragonflight! Good luck!