Drop: OnyxiaZone: Onyxia's Lair
Appears to have had its drop rate increased either in 5.0 or 5.1 from ~0.3% to ~1-2% as theres been a sudden influx in them. Now a realistic short term target with someone with a few alts.
The mount can drop in both 10 and 25 man difficulty.
It's also extremely easy to solo Onyxia nowadays, killed her with a lvl 90 Frost DK in 5 minutes, barely had to heal myself up!
The systems patch for Warlords of Draenor made many changes. This guide was written before the stat squish that makes high level characters flatten creatures in older content. You probably won't need to manage your Runic Power nearly so much.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EVERYONE: Do not get Onyxia down to 1hp while she's in the air. It has a good chance of bugging the encounter (becomes unkillable).
Soloed 10-man Normal Onyxia as a Blood Death Knight. (image:snapshot of Armory) (calculator:talents and glyphs)
The trickiest part of fighting Onyxia is during her air phase. A DK has only two truly ranged attacks - Icy Touch and Death Coil. Outbreak (ranged but doesn't do direct damage) is helpful for getting the Blood Plague DoT applied as well as Frost Fever, but it's harder to do because Onyxia is only in range of it when she's near a wall. Do your best to keep Frost Fever ticking on the dragon, but be mindful of your available runes since you will be using Death Strike a lot.
Use your DPS cool-downs at or shortly after initiating the fight. It's best to push her as low as possible before she gets into the air.
Kill the wyrmkin soldiers but leave the whelplings alive. Kill whelplings as needed to maintain your DS absorb and gain runic power. Use the runic power to cast Death Coil at the boss.
Follow Onyxia around as best you can, using Anti-Magic Shell when off CD to absorb her fireball and gain more runic regeneration.
Kill the adds that remain just before or as she lands back on the ground. Particularly important if you don't have an item or ability (you DO have Lichborne as a talent, right...?) that breaks fear.
DPS her until she dies. Collect loot. /crossedfingers
Edit: Looted the Reins approximately on my 33rd kill. Don't give up, people!
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