Onyxia's Lair Entrance Location

Onyxia's Lair is a level 80 raid dungeon located in the Wyrmbog, Dustwallow Marsh. It is home to Onyxia, the brood mother of the black dragonflight.

Onyxia's Lair was originally a level 60, 40-player raid dungeon, only one of two that were available upon release of World of Warcraft (the other being Molten Core).[2] It was re-tuned as a level 80 raid dungeon in patch 3.2.2 in honor ofWorld of Warcraft's 5-year anniversary. Like all other Wrath of the Lich Kingraid dungeons, it has both 10-man and 25-man modes.[3]

Location Dustwallow Marsh
Race(s)  Black dragonflight
End boss Onyxia
Raid info
Type Raid
Advised level 80
Player limit 10/25


Onyxia's lair is in a volcanic cave in Dustwallow Marsh. The floor of the main cavern is just solid enough that Onyxia can sit on it normally without cracking the floor and revealing the lava below. This is intentional; if seriously threatened, she shatters the floor, exposing the lava to further damage her enemies. She has over one hundred eggs in her clutch, but her mate is unknown.[4]

King Varian Wrynn and a group of Alliance heroes were able to assault her lair and slay Onyxia. Onyxia was decapitated and her head was brought back toStormwind City to be hung from the gates. After her death, Broll Bearmantlesummoned roots from the ground to crush and kill her unborn progeny.[5] -Tavishok

Quick Facts
  • Level: 80 - 83
  • Required levels: 80, 80
  • Territory: Contested
  • Instance type: Raid
  • Number of players: 10/25
  • Location: Dustwallow Marsh
  • Final boss: Onyxia

Onyxia's Lair is a small cave system located in the southern parts of Dustwallow Marsh. It is home to Onyxia and her guards, the remaining members of the insidious Black Dragonflight. There also her brood of new eggs is hidden, awaiting maturation. Should anyone ever threaten Onyxia within her lair - within distance of her precious eggs - her wrath would be terrible beyond comprehension.

Patch 3.0.2: Since Lady Katrana Prestor is no longer in game, the attunement is lifted for both factions. As such, it is no longer necessary to have the  Drakefire Amulet in your inventory to enter.
Patch 3.2.2: Onyxia's Lair has been retuned for level 80 players because of World of Warcraft's 5th birthday.


  • Onyxia