For the 25-player version of this quest, see N [30] The Heroic Key to the Focusing Iris.
NeutralThe Key to the Focusing Iris
Start  [Key to the Focusing Iris]
End Alexstrasza the Life-Binder [59.8, 54.7]
Level 30 (Requires 30)
Category Dragonblight
Reputation +650 The Wyrmrest Accord
Rewards  [Key to the Focusing Iris]
22g 20s
Next N [30R] Judgment at the Eye of Eternity


Deliver the Key to the Focusing Iris to Alexstrasza the Life-Binder atop Wyrmrest Temple in the Dragonblight.


A potent thrumming of magical nature can be heard and felt emanating from the eye-shaped jewel dropped from Sapphiron's clutches. To mortal ears it is nearly painful to be in the presence of the stone.

Surely such a powerful item of import can only be taken to the queen of the dragons, Alexstrasza the Life-Binder. Seek her counsel atop Wyrmrest Temple in the Dragonblight.


You will receive: 22g 20s
Spell holy mindsooth.png [Key to the Focusing Iris]


<Name>, you have come into contact with a key to the focusing iris! Do you have it upon your person?

<The queen glances at her consort, Krasus, with eyes full of concern.>

How did you ever come into its possession? Oh, Sapphiron still had his?


These keys are held by the most ancient members of the blue dragonflight. Only they are entrusted with them by their master, Malygos.

This is the break that we've been waiting for to strike at the Aspect of Magic!

<The queen of dragons studies you for a brief moment.>

You are not be able to use the key as-is to access the Focusing Iris, but I can imbue you with a portion of my power; enough to enable you to use it to open the iris a fraction.

It will be enough to draw Malygos's ire!


The Key to the Focusing Iris drops from Sapphiron in Naxxramas on normal mode.

After completion:

Krasus whispers: <Name>, we must speak when the queen is done with you.
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder says: It is done. You may now open the focusing iris.


It is commonly thought that people lose the key after the quest is completed, this is not true. Since the  [Key to the Focusing Iris] is a key, it is found in your Key chain.


  1. N [30] The Key to the Focusing Iris
  2. N [30R] Judgment at the Eye of Eternity

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