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Image of Ironaya
Gender Female
Race Titanic watcher (Giant)
Level 16-31 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Map Chamber, Uldaman
Status Killable
Companion(s) Tyr, Archaedas

Ironaya is an elite mini-boss found in the Map Chamber in Uldaman. Ironaya tries to guard the secrets of Uldaman from curious adventurers. She becomes available after activating a Keystone.


Loken's rebellion[]

When Loken was corrupted by Yogg-Saron and had already indisposed most of the other Keepers, Archaedas and Tyr fled with their friend Ironaya, a giantess, as well as mechagnomes, earthen, and vrykul of the Storm Peaks.[1] She accompanied Tyr to the Dragon Isles when he gave the Dragon Aspects the Inv misc monsterscales 17 [Silver Scale] as part of his contingency plan in case Loken killed him.[2] Ironaya and her allies would later steal the Discs of Norgannon from Ulduar and flee south.[1]

Loken sent two C'Thraxxi after the group, and Tyr held them off, giving his life in the process. The vrykul stayed behind to honor him. After burying Tyr, Ironaya and the others traveled south to Uldaman and hid the Discs of Norgannon there. The earthen, fearing the Curse of Flesh, asked to be put into hibernation until the day would come that a cure could be found. The mechagnomes, even knowing they were also cursed, volunteered to stay awake and keep watch over the earthen. Ironaya and Archaedas also entered hibernation within Uldaman's vaults.[1]

World of Warcraft[]

Thousands of years later, Ironaya awakened when intruders delved into Uldaman and fought them off. She was defeated.

Following the Fourth War, Mathias Shaw reported that he knows of a rumor about Uldaman's Chamber of Khaz'mul which is opened by the Inv staff 01 [Staff of Prehistoria] in the Map Chamber. According to a story, adventurers that would get the staff and enter the chamber would fight off Ironaya. Mathias, however, hasn't seen anyone carrying the staff.[3]

Adventure Guide[]

The titans did not construct the Uldaman complex directly but utilized various servants to create its megalithic halls. The Pantheon entrusted the watcher Ironaya with overseeing the construction and maintenance of Uldaman, but as time passed, the once awe-inspiring vault fell to ruin. Within the map chamber, Ironaya has spent millennia in a form of stasis, analyzing the original master plan drawn up by Khaz'goroth and attempting to find a way to restore the complex to its original functionality.


  • Ability warrior cleave Arcing Smash — Ironaya lashes out in a vicious arc, inflicting Physical damage to all enemies in front of her.
  • Inv gauntlets 05 Knock Away — Ironaya inflicts Physical damage to her current target, knocking them away.
  • Ability bullrush War Stomp — Ironaya stomps, inflicting Physical damage to all enemies within 0 yards and stunning them for 4 sec.

Objective of[]

WoW Icon update The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in Classic Era.


None may steal the secrets of the Makers.


Notable loot

Notes and trivia[]

Ironaya Keeper of Uldaman HS

A Keeper of Uldaman in Hearthstone.

  • To summon her, Inv staff 01 [Staff of Prehistoria] was needed before Cataclysm.
  • The start of the event is greatly reminiscent of the film Raiders of the Lost Ark, but the results differ.
  • Ironaya shares the same metal with an "-aya" suffix naming convention as Auriaya, another titanic creation.
  • Ironaya is voiced by Kath Soucie.
  • Ironaya was not present, as a corpse or otherwise, when adventurers returned to the Map Chamber as part of the expedition into Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr. Since Archaedas may not be dead but instead merely disabled,[4] it's possible the same goes for her.
  • The League of Explorers adventure for Hearthstone features a minion called Keeper of Uldaman which closely resembles Ironaya. The card's artwork is labeled as "Ironaya-Keeper of Uldaman" on the artist's DeviantArt page,[5] but the minion is never referred to as "Ironaya" in-game.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

She probably was the one who placed the seals that prevented Zakajz the Corruptor from coming back to life before Thoradin's arrival at Tyr's Fall (see N Warrior [10-45] The Sword of Kings).


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