Deathwing's Lair

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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.
Map of the Hellfire Peninsula, Devouring Sea and Skeletal Coast regions of Draenor, including Deathwing's Lair
Deathwing's Lair during the Invasion of Draenor.
Not to be confused with Neltharion's Lair.

When Deathwing briefly relocated to Draenor in the aftermath of the Second War, the great black dragon built a new lair, Deathwing's Lair, on a rocky island a short flight east of Hellfire Peninsula and the Skeletal Coast. It served as the headquarters of Deathwing and the other dragons allied with the Horde during the Dark Portal Crisis[citation needed] after the Second War. However, Deathwing made a tactical error in capturing Kurdran and Sky'ree, as this brought the wrath of Archmage Khadgar and Alleria Windrunner upon him. The pair freed Kurdran, who proceeded to raze the Lair to the ground.

Deathwing was originally reported killed in the battle,[citation needed] but in fact had returned to Azeroth.


  • The island's original name was Ashran.[1]
  • In Beyond the Dark Portal, Deathwing's Lair was never mentioned nor visited, with the battle where Deathwing was defeated occurring instead in the Blade's Edge Mountains near Gruul's Lair, with Gruul himself taking part in the fight. Not only this, but the reason for attacking Deathwing was not to rescue Kurdran Wildhammer but to retrieve the Skull of Gul'dan that Deathwing had taken. Kurdran was instead imprisoned in the Auchindoun mausoleum.
  • Deathwing left behind a clutch of eggs in his lair, which later hatched as nether drakes transformed by the energy released during the destruction of Draenor. The lair was in Blade's Edge Mountains and was found by Tyrygosa who was transported there by Valoku.[2]


  1. ^ BlizzCon 2013 "What's Next" Panel
  2. ^ Nexus Point