Onyxia's Lair Raid Guides (Updated for the Season of Mastery)

Last updated on Nov 13, 2021 at 04:39 by Sellin 1 comment

Onyxia's Lair is a 1-boss raid found in Dustwallow Marsh. The only boss, Onyxia, is the source of the Tier 2 headpiece for all classes. This raid is one of the two Phase 1 raids, the other being Molten Core.



Onyxia's Lair is home to a dragon of the Black Dragonflight, Onyxia. She is the younger sister of Nefarian and, with his help, sought to finish the work of their missing father Deathwing by manipulating the mortal races of Azeroth.


Instance Location

Onyxia's Lair is located in Dustwallow Marsh, but you can only enter if you have completed the attunement for the raid.

You can find an Alliance and Horde guide for the attunement below.


Trash in Onyxia's Lair

Onyxia's Lair has barely any trash, all of which is extremely easy to kill. There are only a few Onyxian Warders on the path towards Onyxia.

The only notable ability here is the AoE Fire spell that they cast, which can cause trouble for melee DPS players. Either heal through this or wait for it to be cast before engaging as a melee player.


Bosses in Onyxia's Lair

There is only 1 boss in Onyxia's Lair, Onyxia, and you can find a full guide for her below, including a list of her drops.


Class Quests in Onyxia's Lair

Killing Onyxia is required for a number of class quests, including the Rhok'delar Hunter quest and the forging Quel'Serrar quest for Warriors and Paladins. You can find full guides for both of them below.



  • 13 Nov. 2021: Page reviewed for Season of Mastery.
  • 15 Nov. 2019: Guide added.
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