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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
Onyxia / Ony / Onx / OL[1]
Onyxia's Lair loading screen
Onyxia's Lair loading screen
Location Wyrmbog, Dustwallow Marsh
Race(s) Black dragon Black dragon
End boss IconSmall OnyxiaOnyxia
Instance info
Type Raid
Advised level 60
Player limit 40

Onyxia's Lair was a level 60, 40-man 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. Players who had completed it obtained Achievement boss onyxia [Onyxia's Lair (Level 60)] for their efforts upon the revamp.

Gaining entry[]

Onyxia's lair

Onyxia's Lair

Main article: Onyxia's Lair Attunement

Prior to patch 3.0.2, a Inv jewelry talisman 11 [Drakefire Amulet] was required to enter Onyxia's Lair.


Main article: Onyxia's Lair loot (Classic)

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

Dungeon denizens[]

VZ-Onyxia's Lair

Map added in for the patch 3.2.2 version of the raid.


Trash mobs


Patch changes[]

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): Removed and replaced with a new, retuned version for 10-25 level 80 characters.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): 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.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.2.2 (2005-02-15): Onyxia correctly hovers instead of standing in midair.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Added.

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