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This article is about the original 40-man version of Onyxia's Lair. For the 10 and 25-player versions of the raid introduced in Patch 3.2.2, see Onyxia's Lair.

Onyxia's Lair was originally a level 60 raid dungeon located in Dustwallow Marsh, home to Onyxia.

The original incarnation of the instance was one of two raid dungeons available upon release of World of Warcraft, the other being Molten Core. In Patch 3.2.2 the instance was retuned as a raid dungeon for level 80 players in honor of the World of Warcraft 5-year anniversary. The original 40-man version is no longer accessible.

Gaining Entry

Main article: Onyxia's Lair Attunement

No attunement or key is presently necessary to enter. The [Drakefire Amulet] was required to enter prior to patch 3.0.2.

Onyxia's Lair


Main article: Onyxia's Lair loot (original)

Notable among Onyxia's loot are the tier 2 headpieces.



Dungeon denizens

Specific Mob Names

Trash mobs

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Characters dying in the instanced portions of Onyxia's Lair will now correctly receive a corpse marker in the minimap and see the message letting them know that they need to enter the instance before they will be able to resurrect.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.1.0 (07-Nov-2004): Added.


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