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Reins of the Onyxian Drake

Reins of the Onyxian Drake

In my on-going quest for ‘things to do while waiting for WoD‘, I decided, for a laugh, to take my mage (my poorly geared bank alt), to Onyxia’s Lair, to see if I could get the:

Reins of the Onyxian Drake

I had only done this encounter once before with a group on my monk (over a year ago) – so I actually had to check where Onyxia’s Lair was!

When I discovered it was in Dustwallow Marsh, I thought to myself, perfect I’ll take my mage since I can just /cast slow fall /cast Teleport: Theramore and it’s a short flight from there.

onyxias lair

The trash is good for gathering Thick Leather and Rugged Leather, and if you are a Leatherworker, then it’s a good idea to kill all the trash, run out, reset and run it again if you’re looking to sell lots on the Auction House. When you’re done – then just go for the boss, kill it, cross your fingers that the Reins of the Onyxian Drake drops.

I went in with no planning, no idea of the bosses abilities and manage to one shot her (on my grossly underplayed mage) and even though I nearly died, I managed to Ice Block right at the end and Living Bomb finished her off!

I clicked the boss for the loot and just burst out laughing, there it was! The Reins of the Onyxian Drake ! Lifetime kills across all characters? 2. Solo attempt number 1.  Drop rate is 1.3%

I was also pleased that the Enlarged Onyxia Hide Backpack dropped since I’m preparing for Warlords with big bags and at 22 slots this bag just means that I can craft an extra Embersilk Bag to sell instead.

reins of the onyxian drake

Now I know that hearing that someone got the Reins of the Onyxian Drake is heartbreaking for some players who have been playing for years and in some cases trying for this mount every single day. Now I consider myself extremely lucky with regards to mount drops, but that doesn’t mean that they all drop for me all the time. There are mounts that I also try for regularly that haven’t dropped after months of tries, so I completely feel your pain!

This time, I was lucky!

About The Author


Artenesse specialises in digital graphic design, and has been a creative professional since 2006. Blogging since 2004 and gaming since before the internet was actually a thing.


  1. Erinys

    Congratulations 🙂

    • Legolene

      Thank you 😉

  2. suzylux


    (jk. grats)

    • Ness

      Lol! (My guildies said pretty much the same thing)


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