The Test of Skulls, Somnus

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HordeThe Test of Skulls, Somnus
Start Emberstrife
End Emberstrife
Level 60 (Requires 56)
Experience 6600
Previous H [60] The Test of Skulls, Scryer
Next H [60] The Test of Skulls, Chronalis


Destroy the drake champion of the Green Flight, Somnus. Take his skull and return it to Emberstrife.


Just as our Father crushes the Aspects themselves, so too must we strive to bring chaos and destruction to their children.

You must test your battle prowess against the sleepless dreamers: The children of the Green Flight.

Travel to the Swamp of Sorrows and track down Somnus, drake champion of the Green Flight. Let flow your hatred; dominate the insect... Return to me with his skull...


Do not return here until you have bathed in the blood of our enemies and drank in their suffering.


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Somnus wanders around the lake in eastern Swamp of Sorrows, the same lake that the Sunken Temple has sunken into. Somnus is easily the hardest of the three dragons as he hits hard and has the ability to sleep people; if this happens to your only healer, it's bad news.


This quest was a part of the Onyxia's Lair attunement chain.

  1. H [60D] Warlord's Command
  2. H [60] Eitrigg's Wisdom
  3. H [60R] For The Horde!
  4. H [60] What the Wind Carries
  5. H [60] The Champion of the Horde
  6. H [60] Mistress of Deception
  7. H [60R] Oculus Illusions
  8. H [60R] Emberstrife
  9. H [60] The Test of Skulls, Axtroz
  10. H [60] Ascension...
  11. H [60R] Blood of the Black Dragon Champion

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Removed.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): The Test of Skulls for Scryer, Somnus, and Chronalis can now all be obtained simultaneously.

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