Floating above the Plaguelands, the necropolis known as Naxxramas serves as the seat of one of the Lich King's most powerful officers, the dreaded lich Kel'Thuzad. Horrors of the past and new terrors yet to be unleashed are gathering inside the necropolis as the Lich King's servants prepare their assault. Soon the Scourge will march again...

NOTE: This instance will be included in the patch "Shadow of the Necropolis".


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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 spread the plague throughout Lordaeron.


All sorts of new undead monstrosities roam the halls of Naxxramas...

Due to Kel'Thuzad fighting a war against:
  • the Scarlet Crusade and their demon puppet-masters,
  • the Argent Dawn,
  • the Forsaken, who are stealing ghouls to transform into independent, sentient soldiers, and
  • the humans of the Alliance intent on avenging the dead of Lordaeron.

as well as constant incursions of adventurers from every race and nation into the Scourge-controlled Plaguelands on a daily basis, his forces have been severely taxed to maintain the security of his necropolis. But soon the gates of Naxxramas will open, and Kel'Thuzad's new forces will be poised to sweep away all opposition to the Scourge.

Road to Damnation

Blizzard has posted a short backstory to Naxxramas on the official site: Road to Damnation


Like Blackrock Depths and Blackrock Spire, Stratholme contains a green raid entrance deep in the instance, in the square with the Slaughterhouse. This will presumably be an entrance to Naxxramas. As attunement quests and alternate entrances were added for both the Molten Core and Blackwing Lair, it is likely the same will be done for the necropolis. According to current information attunement will be through purchasing a key from Argent Dawn.

However it is still unknown what the cost of the attunement will be for different reputation with Argent Dawn. First it was told that you can only buy the attunement if you are honored with them which will cost 30 gold and if you are exalted you can get it for free, but websites like shows that for Honored rep you have to get 5 Arcane Crystals, 2 Nexus Crystals, 1 Righteous Orb and 60 Gold and for Revered rep you have to get 2 Nexus Crystals, 1 Arcane Crystal and 30 Gold in order to get the attunement. As for, it stated that in Honored Rep you have to pay a fee of 30 Gold and in Revered rep you can get it for free.

Nax. attunement information resources:

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Resistance: Frost and Shadow

Typical high-end raid instance has a resistance flavor (e.g. MC is FR, AQ is NR, etc). Naxx is expected to be both Shadow and Frost. Players will very likely need a lot of frost resistance to fight the last boss in Naxxramas, Kel'Thuzad as he is a lich, and all liches use a lot of powerful ice spells. One boss in perticular, a frostwyrm called Sapphiron, is confirmed to be frost based.

Current Information


The Necropolis model (that will apparently be visible from the Plaguelands) has been in the game files for several months now.

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According to sources at BlizzCon, Naxxramas will have four "wings" like Dire Maul, each dominated by different creatures of the Scourge, including an undead wing, a Nerubian wing, an Abomination wing, and a death knight wing. There will be 18 Bosses. Prepare for a Frost Wyrm battle and the final showdown with Kel'Thuzad. In the intro story posted at official site, the four wings of Naxxramas are:

  • Spider wing, with Nerubians guarding it. A Crypt Lord can be seen in the preview video, and will probably be the boss of this wing.
  • Laboratory
  • Armoury, with flying swords
  • Plague-producing facility, with grubs and zombies


From some information availible at them moment it seems you have to thaw runes, much like you dows flames in Molten Core, to be able to gain access to the Final Chamber.





Naxxramas will include the Tier 3 raid set.

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