Not to be confused with Deathwing's Lair.
Neltharion's Lair
Nel, NL
Neltharion's Lair loading screen.jpg
Location Highmountain, Broken Isles[49.4, 68.2]
Race(s) IconSmall Drogbar.gif Drogbar
End boss IconSmall Dargrul.gif Dargrul the Underking
Instance info
Type Dungeon
Player limit 5

Ularogg Cragshaper


Neltharion's Lair is the cavern located in Highmountain, southeast of Thunder Totem. It was here where Neltharion lived before he became Deathwing.[1] Class leaders ventured inside to recover the  [Hammer of Khaz'goroth] stolen by Dargrul the Underking.[2] The entrance is at Snowblind Mesa [50, 68] - a short walk East up the hill from the cliffs behind Thunder Totem. The dragon-sized entrance is Neltharion's Vault.

The exit (up a path to the right of the last boss, Dargul, marked by torches) takes you to The Bartering Cave behind Spiritwatch Point. A fake portal that Dargrul destroys can be found at Understone Breach. Note that this is the only exit route for Mythic dungeons, other than leaving the group and then being re-invited, to get repairs done without an  [Auto-Hammer] or  [Jeeves].


The cave was where the great dragon Neltharion resided before becoming Deathwing, though he was not the first, for another empowered black dragon resided here before.[3] In his fury, Deathwing slew many of his kin there, leaving their bones to decay.[4]

Adventure Guide

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

The Earth Warder Neltharion, later known as Deathwing, once called this cavern home. Since his fall, the drogbar that once worshipped the great dragon built their capital within this ancient lair. Now, Dargrul, chieftain of the drogbar, rallies a massive army within these depths. Bolstered by the Hammer of Khaz'goroth, this army will surge from the mountainside if left unchecked, devastating Highmountain and threatening the security of all Azeroth.

Battle for Azeroth

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

In order to empower the Heart of Azeroth with the essence of the Dragon Aspects, adventurers had to travel there with Spiritwalker Ebonhorn.[4] Because of Azerite eruption, the lingering power of the black dragonflight awoke many earth elementals who started fighting anything they could see, killing several Stonedark watchers. Ma'haat the Indomitable, a stone lord from Deepholm, was here to retrieve the dragonflight's essence.[5]

Maps and subregions




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Bosses Monsters NPCs
The Lost Road
Broken Teeth
The Stone Market
Scaleback Run
Path of the Worm
  • IconSmall Geode.gif Mob Burning Geode
  • IconSmall Unknown.gif Mob Petrifying Totem
  • IconSmall CarrionWorm.gif Mob Rotdrool Grabber
  • IconSmall Drogbar.gif Mob Stoneclaw Grubmaster
  • IconSmall OutlandLarva.gif Mob Tarspitter Grub
  • IconSmall Jormungar.gif Mob Tarspitter Lurker
  • IconSmall Jormungar.gif Mob Tarspitter Slug
The Dragon's Spine


Boss Item Type
Rokmora  [Crystalline Energies] (H · M) Frost Artifact Relic
 [Quivering Blightshard Husk] (H · M) Life Artifact Relic
 [Understone Gorget] (H · M) Necklace
 [Skyhorn Mantle] (H · M) Mail shoulders
 [Vest of Rupturing Diamonds] (H · M) Leather chest
 [Deepfurrow Bracers] (H · M) Plate bracers
 [Sunfrost Wristwraps] (H · M) Cloth bracers
 [Boulderbuckle Strap] (H · M) Mail belt
 [Greystone Belt] (H · M) Plate belt
 [Riverrider Legwraps] (H · M) Cloth leggings
 [Rivermane Sandals] (H · M) Leather boots
 [Shard of Rokmora] (H · M) Tank trinket
Ularogg Cragshaper  [Fragment of Loathing] (H · M) Shadow Artifact Relic
 [Murmuring Idol] (H · M) Holy Artifact Relic
 [Cragshaper's Fitted Hood] (H · M) Cloth helmet
 [Steelgazer Hide Hood] (H · M) Leather helmet
 [Roggthread Mantle] (H · M) Cloth shoulders
 [Tunic of Screaming Earth] (H · M) Mail chest
 [Bitestone Wristwrap] (H · M) Mail bracers
 [Gravelworn Handguards] (H · M) Leather gloves
 [Rock Solid Legplates] (H · M) Plate leggings
 [Rockbound Sabatons] (H · M) Plate boots
 [Loop of Vitriolic Intent] (H · M) Ring
 [Talisman of the Cragshaper] (H · M) Tank trinket
Naraxas  [Monstrous Gluttony] (H · M) Blood Artifact Relic
 [Noxious Entrails] (H · M) Fel Artifact Relic
 [Subterranean Horror Faceguard] (H · M) Plate helmet
 [Putrid Carapace] (H · M) Cloak
 [Wristbands of Rousing Violence] (H · M) Leather bracers
 [Gauntlets of Innumerable Barbs] (H · M) Mail gloves
 [Offal Galoshes] (H · M) Cloth boots
 [Band of the Wyrm Matron] (H · M) Ring
 [Naraxas' Spiked Tongue] (H · M) Ranged DPS trinket
Dargrul the Underking  [Hate-Sculpted Magma] (H · M) Fire Artifact Relic
 [Pebble of Ages] (H · M) Iron Artifact Relic
 [Mountain Throne Coif] (H · M) Mail helmet
 [Chain of the Underking] (H · M) Necklace
 [Steelgazer Hide Mantle] (H · M) Leather shoulders
 [Tremorguard Pauldrons] (H · M) Plate shoulders
 [Rockbound Chestguard] (H · M) Plate chest
 [Tunic of Smoldering Ire] (H · M) Cloth chest
 [Gloves of the Mountain Conquest] (H · M) Cloth gloves
 [Rumblestone Gauntlets] (H · M) Plate gloves
 [Roggthread Cord] (H · M) Cloth belt
 [Sinister Ashfall Cord] (H · M) Leather belt
 [Charskin Legguards] (H · M) Leather leggings
 [Faultline Leggings] (H · M) Mail leggings
 [Bitestone Boots] (H · M) Mail boots
 [Mark of Dargrul] (H · M) Melee DPS trinket



Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages of World of Warcraft: Legion.
Adventure Guide

Neltharion, better known as Deathwing, once called these caves home. Since his fall, the drogbar that once worshipped the great dragon built their capitol within this ancient lair. Now, Dargrul, chieftain of the drogbar, rallies a massive army within these depths. If left unchecked, the mad king's army will surge from the mountainside, devastating Highmountain and all of Azeroth with it.

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