Onyxia Attunement Guide - Alliance


Onyxia Attunement Guide – Alliance

Attunement Guide

Patch: 1.12

Author: Legacy-WoW

Onyxia Attunement Guide – Alliance

Attunement Guides


This guide will walk you through getting attuned for Onyxia. The attunement process for Onyxia revolves around completing a fairly long quest chain.

Dragonkin Menace

For the Alliance the Onyxia attunement quest line starts in Burning Steppes. You first speak to the NPC Helendis Riverhorn who will give you the quest Dragonkin Menace. This quest will ask you to go around Burning Steppes killing black dragonkin. The Broodlings are pretty easy but you may not be able to solo the Black DragonspawnBlack Wyrmkin, and Black Drake which are all elites. You should probably bring a group for this quest.

messenger quests

Once you turn in Dragonkin Menace Helendis Riverhorn will give you Helendis Riverhorn’s Letter. This letter needs to be delivered to Magistrate Solomon. To complete this step you will have to travel to Redridge Mountains.

Magistrate Solomon in Redridge

Next you will speak with Highlord Bolvar Fordragon and ask for the aid of stormwind. After speaking with him you will then speak with Lady Katrana Prestor, after speaking with her you will have to speak with Highlord Bolvar Fordragon again. At this point you are an official deputy of stormwind. Next you return to Magistrate Solomon and hand him Bolvar’s Decree.

Magistrate Solomon doesn’t like what he reads and asks you to return to  Burning Steppes to speak with Marshal Maxwell.

Maxwell then asks you to travel north to the cave and visit Ragged John to learn about Marshal Windsor’s fate.

Ragged John’s Cave

Abandoned Hope

After speaking with Ragged John you will find out Marshal Windsor is being held in the prisons within Blackrock Depths. You will then have to join a group and travel into Blackrock Depths. Marshal Windsor  is being held in a cell down a corridor on the right side of the dungeon. He will then give you the quest Abandoned Hope, which requires you to head back to Marshal Maxwell and talk to him.

A Crumpled Up Note

Once you have turned in Abandoned Hope. A Crumpled Up Note will be able to drop off of any enemy inside of Blackrock Depths. The best way of finding the Note is to kill the dwarves located at the beginning of Blackrock Depths. Once you get A Crumpled Up Note head back to Marshal Windsor and turn it in.

A Shred of Hope

After Marshal Windsor reads the crumpled note he will give you the quest A Shred of Hope. This quest requires you to kill General Angerforge and Golem Lord Argelmach inside of Blackrock Depths.

Jail Break!

Once you return the lost pieces of information Marshal Windsor decides it’s time to report his findings and break out of jail. At this point he gives you the quest Jail Break!, be ready to complete an escort quest before accepting it because it starts immediately. Once you complete the escort mission you will report back to Marshal Maxwell to turn in the quest.

Onyxia in disguise

Marshal Maxwell then sends you to stormwind to meet with Reginald Windsor. He tells you that Lady Katrana Prestor is actually Onyxia in disguise.

The Great Masquerade

This quest has you march with Windsor up to Bolvar and the disguised Onyxia. When you arrive Onyxia will reveal her true form and summon elite dragonkin guards. You and the surrounding NPC’s will have to fend off the guards.

The surrounding NPC’s will tank the dragonkin Guards until they are all defeated. At this point you can turn in The Great Masquerade by talking with Highlord Bolvar Fordragon.


The Dragon’s Eye

Speak with Bolvar again to receive the quest The Dragon’s Eye, which requires you to find someone capable of restoring power to the Fragment of the Dragon’s Eye. You will need to speak with Haleh who is located in the southern part of Winterspring on a mountainside.

To get to Haleh you will have to travel deep inside the cave Mazthoril. At the very back of the cave you will find runes on the floor which teleport you to Haleh.


Drakefire Amulet

Haleh asks you to venture into Blackrock Spire  (which is a 10 man raid) and defeat General Drakkisath to retrieve the Blood of the Black Dragon Champion.

General Drakkisath

After you retrieve the Blood of the Black Dragon Champion  from General Drakkisath return to Haleh in Winterspring. Once you turn in your quest you will receive the Drakefire Amulet. This amulet must be carried with you whenever you want to enter Onyxia’s Lair.

Congratulations! You are now attuned for Onyxia’s Lair!

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What should one do if they are lost on the quest chain, like abandoned a quest at some point and don’t know where to pick back up on the quest chain?