Onyxia Gets A Makeover For WoW's 5th AnniversaryS

Once the most-feared name in Azeroth, the Onyxia is making a comeback for World of Warcraft's 5th anniversary, transforming into a bigger and badder brood mother than ever before.

Once a level 60 40-man raid, Onyxia has become a bit of a joke over the years. Now that the level cap is 80, her head is showing up on giant pikes outside the capital cities four or five times a day. Hell, I've even turned her head in, and I am such a casual player that my mage wears khaki shorts. Patch 3.2.2 will change all of that, restoring the brood mother to her former glory in the form of a new 10-man model encounter and a 25-man heroic raid. Long-time players will be thrilled to know that the new Onyxia will drop equipment that looks the same as the loot from before, only with updated statistics to reflect the current level cap. On top of the revamped loot, there's a small chance that a 310% speed flying mount will drop, modeled after Onyxia herself.

Further honoring our forgotten foe, players logging in during November's 5th anniversary celebrations will score a mini Onyxia whelpling pet of their very own. Let's just hope it doesn't take any deep breaths.

The Brood Mother Returns [World of Warcraft]