Onyxia Attunement Guide – Alliance

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!

Onyxia Attunement Guide – Horde

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

Warlord’s Command

To start the attunement proccess pick up the quest Warlord’s Command from Warlord Goretooth  in Kargath. He will ask you to enter Blackrock Spire and kill Highlord OmokkWar Master VooneOverlord Wyrmthalak and also retrieve the Important Blackrock Documents which spawn behind one of these three bosses. Once you have completed the quest return to Warlord Goretooth in Kargath.

Important Blackrock Documents

Eitrigg’s Wisdom

Goretooth will give you the quest Eitrigg’s Wisdom. head to Orgrimmar and speak with Eitrigg who is found inside Throll’s Chambers. Once you have spoken with Eitrigg turn the quest into Thrall.

For The Horde!

Thrall then gives you the quest For The Horde! which requires you to enter upper Blackrock Spire and kill Warchief Rend Blackhand. Once you kill him collect the Head of Rend Blackhand and return to Thrall for the next quest.

What the Wind Carries

Once you return to Thrall he will give you What the Wind Carries, this quest just requires you to listen to his story. After listening to thrall’s tale he will give you the quest The Champion of the Horde.

The Champion of the Horde


This quest will have you journey to Desolace and speak with Rokaro in Shadowprey Village. Rokaro will tell you all about Rexxar, thrall’s most loyal champion. Head to Rexxar to complete this quest, he can be found walking up and down the road in desolace. He travels from the very north part of Desolace all the way down to the entrance to Feralas.

Rexxar’s path

Rexxar’s Testament

Once you find and talk to Rexxar he will give you Rexxar’s Testament and ask you to turn it into Myranda the Hag in Western Plaguelands. She will then teach you to disguise yourself to fool the Black Dragonflight.

Myranda the Hag

Oculus Illusions

Myranda the Hag will give you the quest Oculus Illusions and ask you to collect 20 Black Dragonspawn Eye to help create the disguise. These eyes can only be obtained by killing black dragonkin located inside Blackrock Spire. This will require you to join or create a group to run the dungeon. Once you have collected 20 of the eyes return to Myranda to finish the quest and get your disguise.


After you hand your quest in to Myranda she will give you an Amulet of Draconic Subversion which you can use to disguise yourself as a member of the black dragonflight.

You will then be required to travel to Emberstrife’s Den which is a cave located in Dustwallow Marsh. Once you arrive use your disguise and speak with Emberstrife near the back of the cave.

Emberstrife’s Cave

Test of Skulls

Emberstrife will give you three quests which require you to bring back the skulls of champions from the other Dragonflights. The quests are The Test of Skulls, Chronalis, The Test of Skulls, Scryer and The Test of Skulls, Somnus. You will need a group to kill each of these dragons as they are quite difficult. These quests can be completed in a raid group.


Once you return to Emberstrife with all 3 skulls he will send you on a final quest The Test of Skulls, Axtroz. This quest requires you to kill Axtroz the champion of the Red Dragonflight. He can be found near Grim Batol in the Wetlands.



Once Emberstrife has all 3 skulls he will craft the Dull Drakefire Amulet. He will ask you to present this medallion to his leader General Drakkisath inside Blackrock Spire. The disguise will not work inside of Blackrock Spire so you will need to talk with Rexxar to find out what to do next. He is still walking up and down the road in Desolace.

Blood of the Black Dragon Champion

Rexxar will give you the quest Blood of the Black Dragon Champion, this quest requires you to form a 10 man group and enter Upper Blackrock Spire. You then need to find and defeat General Drakkisath who will drop Blood of the Black Dragon Champion.

General Drakkisath

Once you have the blood return to Rexxar and he will give you the Drakefire Amulet. You will have to carry this amulet any time you attempt to enter Onyxia’s Lair.

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

Molten Core Attunement Guide

This guide will walk you through getting attuned for Molten Core. The attunement process for Molten Core is pretty simple actually.


Picking up Attunement to the Core

First you need to speak with Lothos Riftwaker and pick up the quest Attunement to the Core. He is located at the bottom of Blackrock Mountain on the path to Blackrock Depths. You have to be level 55 to accept the quest.

Lothos Riftwaker

Acquiring the Core Fragment

The quest Attunement to the Core requires you run Blackrock Depths and pick up the Core Fragment inside.

Core Fragment

The core fragment is actually located at the very back of Blackrock Depths right before the Molten Core portal.

Map to the core

The quickest type of run to get to the core fragment is a “Lava run”, where you jump off the platform that Lord Incendius is on.

Lord Incendius’s platform

Lava run

  • Jump off Lord Incendius‘s platform
  • hug the left side of the cavern (pictured below)
  • Once the narrow path ends you will see a bridge leading to the Core Fragment
  • Swim across the lava and acquire the Core Fragment
Hug the left wall

Finishing Up

Once you have collected your Core Fragment head back to Lothos Riftwaker and turn in Attunement to the Core.

Congratulations! You are now attuned for Molten Core!

The Lothos Riftwaker shortcut

Once you have completed the attunement quest for Molten Core you will be able to teleport directly to Molten Core.

Simply talk to Lothos Riftwaker and he will teleport you into Molten Core.

Blackwing Lair Attunement Guide

This guide will walk you through getting attuned for Blackwing Lair. The attunement process for Blackwing Layer is actually surprisingly easy/fast.


Acquire Blackhand’s Command

To start the quest you will need to first find Scarshield Quartermaster. He is located near the entrance of Blackrock Spire. Once you see the entrance to Blackrock Spire take a right and he should be down that hallway. You may have to walk down the hallway a little as he patrols the area.

Once you find him, kill him and he will drop Blackhand’s Command which you can then right click to start the quest Blackhand’s Command.

Scarshield Quartermaster

Find the Orb of Ascension

The quest Blackhand’s Command requires you to click on the Orb of Ascension which is located behind General Drakkisath.

General Drakkisath

General Drakkisath is the final boss of Upper Blackrock Spire. Once you clear Upper Blackrock Spire and have defeated General Drakkisath you can click on the blue Orb of Ascension to complete the quest.

Congratulations! You are now attuned for Blackwing Lair!

Orb of Ascension

The Orb of Command shortcut

Once you have completed the attunement quest for Blackwing Lair you will be able to teleport straight to Blackwing Lair.

There is an Orb of Command located in the hallway where you killed the  Scarshield Quartermaster to get Blackhand’s Command. Touch the Orb of Command to teleport into Blackwing Lair.

Orb of Command

Check Attunement

You can run this macro to see if you are attuned or not.

/script print(IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(7761))

If the result is True, then you’ve completed this quest.

Polymorph Pig Quest – Classic

This is a quick guide on how to acquire Polymorph: Pig in Classic World of Warcraft!


To start the Polymorph: Pig quest line, head on over to Azshara. The NPC you are looking for to start the quest is Archmage Xylem.

Quest Warlord Krellian

You will have to first speak with Sanath Lim-yo who will teleport you to the area where Archmage Xylem is. After teleporting up the cliff follow the zigzagging path up the hill to the tower. Archmage Xylem Will be waiting at the top of the tower and give you the quest Warlord Krellian. This quest has you retrieve a Prismatic shell by killing Warlord Krellian.

NPC Locations

Retrieving the Prismatic shell

After picking up the quest, you need to head south to the Ruins of Eldarath. Warlord Krellian will be inside the largest building directly in the center. After you kill Warlord Krellian head back up to Archmage Xylem and turn in the quest. This completes the first half of the quest chain.

Warlord Krellian’s Location

Quest Fragmented Magic

Fragmented Magic is the quest with the reward we are after. These two quests are just a short little quest chain. Now that we have turned in Warlord Krellian lets grab Fragmented Magic and quickly do it to get our Polymorph: Pig!

First head back to the Ruins of Eldarath, the Naga town where we killed Warlord Krellian. With the Prismatic shell in your inventory cast Polymorph on any Spitelash Naga in the area.

Clones running away

The Naga turn into sheep that you can one shot but they are really fast, so it’s hard to kill more than one at a time.Do this 50 times to complete Fragmented Magic.

Picking up Polymorph: Pig

Once you complete the quest return to Archmage Xylem and collect your new Polymorph: Pig!

Congratulations, now get out there and turn some bad guys into pigs!

Mage water quest (Level 55 water)

If you are trying to figure out where to learn Conjure water Rank 7 this is the place!

The goal of this operation is to be able to create Conjured Crystal Water!
This guide is my attempt at walking you through the process as easily as possible.

Dire Maul

Dire Maul has 3 sections, North East and West.

Thankfully, this quest only involves 2 of the 3 sections(East and North).
The quest giver is in DM North and the Quest Item is located in DM East.

You will either need the Crescent Key from DM East or a rogue with max lock picking to enter DM North.

Getting to the instances

Once you enter Dire Maul from Feralas, follow the path until you see a giant door, go left and then right to get to the path behind the door. Once you have taken the path behind the door you will be in a courtyard filled with ogres. This courtyard contains all 3 Dire Maul entrances.

  • DM North – Straight across
  • DM East – hug the right wall
  • DM West – hug the left wall

If you are still lost I recommend This Video.

Obtaining the Crescent Key

To get the Crescent Key you will have to chase an imp through the East wing of Dire Maul.

Upon entering you will see a friendly imp to your left. Talk to him and he will run away. Follow him through the instance, you will have to talk to and follow him multiple times. Eventually he will go up some stairs and when you talk to him this time he will summon imps and attack you. Focus him and kill the non-elite adds later. He will drop the Crescent Key. Now lets go to Dire Maul North to pick up your quest!

Let’s go get that quest!

Technically this can be done alone with any type of invisibility.

Once you enter DM North there are 3 ogres to your left and one wandering directly in front of you. If you see the 3 ogres you should also see the ramp down beside them.

Wait for the pat to move and then head down the ramp. Next you jump off the left side of the ramp and avoid the second group of ogres now head down the second ramp. Walk down this hallway until you find a door that requires the crescent key. Once you open the door with the Crescent Key you will be in the library. The quest giver Lorekeeper Lydros will be straight ahead.

Getting the Hydrospawn Essence

Back to Dire Maul East! As soon as you zone in, hug the right wall and head through the second corridor. Take the first right into a hall filled with Satyr demons and plants.

Hug the left wall, killing what you have to, then take the left turn below the ramp. Kill the enemies you encounter along the left wall again and you will end up in a pool with Hydrospawn in it. He spawns water elementals but they despawn when he dies.

Once you have the Hydrospawn make your way back to the quest giver in DM North and you are done!

BRD Arena Loot List

Here is a list of the loot dropped in The Ring of Law. (BRD Arena)

The arena has six different bosses that can drop loot. Hopefully this list helps you guys out.

Gorosh the Dervish

The Gladiator set is his most notable drop

Although less noteworthy than the Gladiator set, he can drop these too.


Anub’shiah doesn’t have a very large loot table, these are his drops.

Ok’thor the Breaker

Ok’thor has three notable drops


Eviscerator also has only three noteworthy drops.


Grizzle boasts one of the larger loot tables out of the 6 Arena bosses.

Hedrum the Creeper

Hedrum also has 3 noteworthy items

macro buy runecloth bag pattern

Darkspy here with a macro guide to help you buy that Pattern: Runecloth Bag
These two macros can be used to purchase any limited quantity item.
To adjust the macro for your item, just change the name in the macro from “Pattern: Runecloth Bag” to whatever item you are trying to buy.

The Macro

This macro is broken into two parts, part 1 is a target macro and part two is the search & buy macro. You just need to target the NPC once, the target macro helps if someone is sitting on the NPC.

Target Macro

/target Qia

To adjust this macro to your NPC, just change “Qia”‘s name to the name of your NPC. If your NPC has special characters, you don’t need the whole name so you can leave that bit off.

Buy Macro

/run for i=1,GetMerchantNumItems() do local l=GetMerchantItemLink(i) if l then if l:find("Pattern: Runecloth Bag") then BuyMerchantItem(i, 1)end end end

This macro actually searches the merchant for the correct item and buys it once it’s found. You need to press this macro over and over again until the exact time the item is restocked and then it will be bought instantly. If other people are running the same macro, you could end up having a hard time getting your item but if they have it and you don’t… You probably aren’t getting that item without it…

Another macro option

/run BuyMerchantItem(30,1)

This is another option, this macro buys the 30th item in the shop. This will buy the runecloth bag when it pops up but it also buys the other random recipes. If you lack confidence in the other macros or want to try and see if this one is faster, you could give this a go. Just wanted to let you know about some other options. Good luck out there!


That’s about it for the macro. I recommend keeping an eye on the coming and going of people at the vendor. If you figure out the hot time where multiple people (or one particular guy) shows up every hour, you will know when to spam your macro furiously vs when to casually hit it. Good luck guys!

Time: I wasn’t able to narrow down the timing. It seems random. I bought a pattern at 9:30 and then 9:45 but then at 10:30 the pattern wasn’t available. So the timing seems to be truly random.

Classic AOE Mage Grinding Spots

This is a list of grinding spots from 1-60. These spots were inspired by Jokerd and his run to 60. I have personally tried a few of these spots with great success.

His stream is bookmarked and linked for each spot to help you have the same success he had with these spots.

AOE Grind Spots

1-22: Basic Leveling Route (Loch Modan -> Dun Morogh -> Darkshore -> Redridge Mountains -> Duskwood)
22-27 Wetlands (Questing & AOE Grinding Gnolls, Murlocs, Raptors, Orcs)
27-29 Duskwood (Questing & AOE Grinding Raven Hill Cemetry)
29-31 Duskwood (AOE Grinding Nightbane near the cave)
31-33 Hillsbrad Foothills (Aoe Grinding Murlocs until 32 then questing until 33 1/2)
33-37 Arathi Highlands (Hammerfall Peons at the Farm)
37-42 Dustwallow Marsh (Murlocs on the Islands)
42-49 Tanaris (Pirates behind the tunnel)
49-52 Western Plaguelands (Undeads at Sorrow Hill)
52-58 Western Plageulands (Undeads at Daison’s Tears)
58-60 Western Plaguelands (Humans at Hearthglen)

Talents and Leveling Spec

Talent’s after level 22:Source

How to AOE Grind as a Frost Mage

1. find your spot and locate large groups of mobs that ideally aren’t casters.
2. Aggro all of them (a mount will make this easier) and Frost Nova the group.
3. Run till you are at max range and begin casting blizzard until the mobs are low.
4. Once they are low you can use Cone of Cold or Arcane Explosion to finish the pack off.
5. Drink up and rinse/repeat.

TBC Shaman Pre-Raid BiS

This is an Ele/Enh/Resto Shaman Pre-Raid Best in Slot list for The World of Warcraft Burning Crusade expansion. This list will allow you to begin raiding Karazhan if you have an item from this list in every slot.

Select a specializations

Elemental Shaman














Main Hand

OH / Shield

Two Hand

Enhancement Shaman














Main Hand

OH / Shield

Resto Shaman














Main Hand

OH / Shield

Two Hand