Instance portal greenNaxxramas
Nax, Naxx, Naxx40
Naxxramas loading screen
The Naxxramas loading graphic
LocationPlaguewood, Eastern Plaguelands
Race(s)IconSmall Cultist MaleIconSmall Cultist Female Cultist
IconSmall Lich MaleIconSmall AbominationIconSmall BansheeIconSmall GhoulIconSmall Skeleton Scourge
End bossKel'Thuzad
Raid info
Advised level60-70
Player limit40
KeyThe Dread Citadel - Naxxramas
Other raids

Naxxramas is a 40-man raid instance floating in the sky above Eastern Plaguelands and Stratholme. The massive necropolis city serves as the seat of one of the Lich King's most powerful officers, the dreaded lich Kel'Thuzad.

The instance was regarded as the most difficult in the classic wow cycle. Naxxramas provides the most powerful items in the game, and it is also the place where the legendary [Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian] can be obtained.



An ancient Nerubian ziggurat, Naxxramas was torn free from the ground by agents of the Lich King to serve as Kel'Thuzad's base of operations as he spreads the plague throughout Lordaeron. More about the events that darkened the fate of Kel'Thuzad, and ultimately of all Azeroth, can be learned in Road to Damnation short story.

Gaining entryEdit


The Necropolis model

To enter Naxxramas, the attunment quest Neutral 15 [60] The Dread Citadel - Naxxramas has to be completed , whose cost varies based on reputation level with The Argent Dawn. The teleport spire in the middle of the Plaguewood [39, 26] serves as the entryway into Naxxramas.

Dungeon informationEdit

NaxxramasBossMap v4

Naxxramas map with boss locations


Naxxramas map with yards distance 10-100

Structure Edit

Naxxramas is structured like a giant wheel. Players enter at the center of the Necropolis, and then choose one of four wings to progress through:

Abomination Wing Edit

Plague Wing Edit

Spider Wing Edit

Deathknight Wing Edit

Frostwyrm Lair Edit

Encounters and bossesEdit


Naxxramas floating above the Plaguewood


Interior of Naxxramas

Bosses Monsters
  • Frostwyrm Lair
    • Sapphiron (Drops powerful shoulder enchants)

All sorts of undead monstrosities roam the halls of Naxxramas.


Naxxramas loot included the Tier 3 raid set. For more details, see Naxxramas loot.

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