She has lurked in her lair and done battle with the many brave adventurers who travelled to that familiar location over the years. Now, in honor of the World of Warcraft 5-year anniversary, the dreaded brood mother Onyxia is being revamped to make a return to the forefront of Azeroth, as part of Blizzard's big plans for the upcoming 3.2.2 content patch.
This permanent update to Onyxia will convert the dungeon into a normal 10-player mode and a Heroic 25-player model. New items will be added to Onyxia’s loot table that have the same model as some of the classic loot from this dungeon, like Tier 2 helms, with stats updated to match the current level of content. There will be a special new item too: a normal drake-sized 310% speed flying mount modeled after Onyxia herself called an Onyxia Broodling. The encounter mechanics will also be updated to be more fitting for modern raiding, but we can guarantee players will get to experience the frightening horror of deep breaths once again.
Then for a limited time, after the 5-year anniversary event officially begins in November, anybody who logs in will receive an Onyxia Brood Whelpling pet.
Blizzard are very excited to bring this classic encounter back to provide a fun new experience for both new and veteran players. Further details will be available in the near future, and the Public Test Realms will be set up soon to help test out this fight along with all the new content that is have planned for the patch.
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