WoW Classic Onyxia’s Lair Attunement Guide

Wow Classic Onyxia's Lair Attunement Guide
  • Author: OrinDac
  • Date: February 25, 2020
  • Updated: October 10, 2020
  • Expansion: WoW Classic

Onyxia’s Lair is easily the most convoluted and time consuming process when it comes to Attunement.  Both factions must complete a long quest chain, ranging all over Azeroth and deep inside the many dungeons of Blackrock Spire.  The Horde and Alliance quest chains are actually quite different and so you’ll find them separated by faction below.

Each quest chain culminates in acquiring the Drakefire Amulet, which necessary to gain access to Onyxia’s Lair. Because of its ability to resist fire damage, the neck slot item will come in very handy during the fight with the Black Dragon and her progeny as well.

Classic Wow Onyyxia's Lair Attunement Guide Drakefire Amulet Stats


Dragonkin Menace

Head to southeast Burning Steppes to accept the first quest: Dragonkin Menace from Helendis Riverhorn. This quest requires you to kill 15 Black Broodlings, 10 Black Dragonspawn, 4 Black Wyrmkins, and 1 Black Drake. These can be found near a cave north of Morgan’s Vigil. Return to Helendis Riverhorn when finished.

The True Masters

Accept the second quest: The True Masters. For this quest, just take the letter you’ve been given to Lakeshire in Redridge Mountains. Give it to Magistrate Solomon. Next you’ll need to make a stop in Stormwind, then talk to Ragged John in northern Burning Steppes. Head South to Marshal Maxwell once finished.

Marshal Windsor

Accept the third quest: Marshal Windsor. For this quest, you’ll need to find Marshal Windsor. You’ll need to progress through Blackrock Depths to reach the prison area to find him.  He’s in the cell on the most Southeastern part of the Detention Block.

Classic Wow Onyyxia's Lair Attunement Guide Marshal Windsor Map

Abandoned Hope

Accept the fourth quest: Abandoned Hope. Simply head back to Marshal Maxwell at Morgan’s Vigil.

Classic Wow Onyyxia's Lair Attunement Guide Morgan's Vigil
Morgan’s Vigil

A Crumpled Up Note

To get the next quest, you’ll need to kill monsters in Blackrock Depths until you loot A Crumpled Up Note, which starts and completes the fifth quest: A Crumpled Up Note. Go back to Marshal Windsor in Blackrock Depths.

Classic Wow Onyyxia's Lair Attunement Guide A Crumpled Up Note

A Shred of Hope

Accept the sixth quest: A Shred of Hope. To complete this quest, you’ll need to loot items from Golem Lord Argelmach and General Angerforge, both within Blackrock Depths. Return to Marshal Windsor within Blackrock Depths.

Jail Break

Accept the seventh quest: Jail Break! As the quest name suggests, you’ll have to assist Marshal Windsor in his escape from Blackrock Depths. Your best bet is to clear as many enemies as possible before starting the escort quest. Once successful, turn the quest in with Marshal Maxwell in Morgan’s Vigil.

Stormwind Rendezvous

Accept the eighth quest: Stormwind Rendezvous. This is a super simple quest, just go to Stormwind and speak to Squire Rowe. Afterwards, go to the entrance of Stormwind and speak with Marshal Windsor.  He can be found outside the city gates of Stormwind, off of the road on some grass.

The Great Masquerade

Accept the ninth quest: The Great Masquerade. For this one, you’ll need to protect Reginald Windsor as he travels through Stormwind. Although it seems intimidating, Bolvar will actually do most of the fighting for you. Just focus on staying alive!

Classic Wow Onyyxia's Lair Attunement Guide Onyxia Revealed
Onyxia Revealed!

The Dragon’s Eye

Accept the tenth quest: The Dragon’s Eye. With the Fragment of the Dragon’s Eye in your inventory, seek out Haleh in Winterspring. You’ll find her hiding at the back of a cave in Mazthoril.

Drakefire Amulet

Accept the eleventh and final quest: Drakefire Amulet. Head to Upper Blackrock Spire. Clear through the dungeon until you kill General Drakkisath and loot his corpse. Return to Haleh in Mazthoril, Winterspring.

Classic Wow Onyyxia's Lair Attunement Guide General Drakkisath
General Drakkisath

Once you get back, you’ll receive your fresh Drakefire Amulet, allowing you entrance into Onyxia’s Lair. Congratulations, attunement complete!


Warlord’s Command

Head to Kargath in The Badlands to accept the first quest: Warlord’s Command from Warlord Goretooth. To complete this quest, you’ll need to kill Highlord OmokkOverlord Wyrmthalak, and War Master Voone inside Lower Blackrock Spire. It might be wise to just clear the whole dungeon.  Return to Warlord Goretooth in The Badlands upon completion.

Eitrigg’s Wisdom

Accept the second quest: Eitrigg’s Wisdom. This quest is short and simple. Go to Orgrimmar and talk to Eitrigg in Thrall’s Chamber. Speak to Thrall afterwards to finish up.  He’s the one in the big chair.

For The Horde!

Accept the third quest: For The Horde! Progress through Upper Blackrock Spire and kill Warchief Rend Blackhand. After looting his head, return to Thrall in Orgrimmar.

What the Wind Carries

Accept the fourth quest: What the Wind Carries. Another quick one here. Just listen to Thrall tell you his story.

Classic Wow Onyyxia's Lair Attunement Guide Thrall
Thrall – Warchief of the Horde

The Champion of the Horde

Accept the fifth quest: The Champion of the Horde. For this one, you’ll need to locate Rexxar somewhere along the main road of Desolace. Your best bet is to start running from Shadowprey Village until you eventually run into him.

The Testament of Rexxar

Accept the sixth quest: The Testament of Rexxar. Make your way to Western Plaguelands and go south of Andorhal to find Myranda the Hag in Sorrow Hill.

Oculus Illusions

Accept the seventh quest: Oculus Illusions. You’ll need to collect a total of 20 Black Dragonspawn Eye from Upper Blackrock Spire. 2 of them drop from each dragonkin. Once you’ve collected all 20, head back to Myranda the Hag in Sorrow Hill.


Accept the eighth quest: Emberstrife. Now your task is to go to Emberstrife’s Den. You can find it near Wyrmbog in Dustwallow Marsh. After you’ve found the den, put on the Amulet of Draconic Subversion you’ve been given so you can speak with Emberstrife.

Accept the ninth, tenth, and eleventh quests: The Test of Skulls, ChronalisThe Test of Skulls, ScryerThe Test of Skulls, Somnus. You can complete these in any order.

The Test of Skulls, Chronalis

For The Test of Skulls, Chronalis: Head to Tanaris and go to the Caverns of Time. Kill Chronalis, who is blocking the entrance and pick up his skull. This quest is turned in at Emberstrife in Dustwallow Marsh.

The Test of Skulls, Scryer

For The Test of Skulls, Scryer: You’ll need to find Scryer in Winterspring. Scryer is close to Mazthoril, hiding in a cave. You’ll know you’re in the right spot when you find the Haleh teleport. Don’t forget to loot his skull. This quest is turned in at Emberstrife in Dustwallow Marsh.

The Test of Skulls, Somnus

For The Test of Skulls, Somnus: Now you’ll need to go Swamp of Sorrows and head south of The Temple of Atal’Hakkar (Sunken Temple). Kill Somnus once you find him and loot his skull.  he tends to travel all around south of the Temple, so you may have to search for some time.

The Test of Skulls, Axtroz

After killing Chronalis, Scryer, and Somnus, accept the twelfth quest: The Test of Skulls, Axtroz. To locate Axtroz, go to the Wetlands and head to the eastern part of the zone until you’re in Grim Batol. Kill and loot Axtroz for his skull.  Return to Emberstrife in Dustwallow Marsh upon completion.


Accept the thirteenth quest: Ascension…. For this quest, you’ll need to return Rexxar in Desolace. Take your Dull Drakefire Amulet to finish the quest.

Classic Wow Onyyxia's Lair Attunement Guide Dull Drakefire Amulet
Dull Drakefire Amulet

Blood of the Black Dragon Champion

Accept the fourteenth and final quest: Blood of the Black Dragon Champion. Return to Upper Blackrock Spire once again, and kill General Drakkisath. Loot his blood, and go back to Rexxar in Desolace.

Classic Wow Onyyxia's Lair Attunement Guide General Drakkisath
General Drakkisath

Upon your return, you’ll receive your shiny, new Drakefire Amulet, permitting you entry into Onyxia’s Lair. Congratulations, attunement complete!

That is the complete chain of quests for both factions, for attunement to Onyxia’s Lair.  Whether Horde or Alliance, you may now enter the dungeon in Duskwallow and face Onyxia and the rest of her progeny.  Good Luck!

Classic Wow Onyyxia's Lair Attunement Guide Onyxia's Lair Entrance


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