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Quel'Serrar ('high blade' in Thalassian) is an ancient blade, forged by dragons long ago and gifted to the kaldorei. Its twin, Quel'Delar, was similarly gifted to the quel'dorei.[1] For thousands of years, Quel'Serrar has been kept in the care of the Shen'dralar Ancients, waiting for one capable of restoring the blade. Although dated, it is rather rare to see an "original" Quel'serrar, and is considered a testament to Classic Raiding.


Quel'Serrar itself is not a drop like many other items, but a quest. The quest, though, starts by using an item that drops from Dire Maul bosses, [Foror's Compendium of Dragon Slaying]. The droprate is so extremely low that it is considered impossible to farm for it. Since this book does not bind, it can be found in the Auction House.

When you get the [Foror's Compendium of Dragon Slaying], you start the quest by handing in the book to Lorekeeper Lydros in the library of Dire Maul. He gives you an item, [Unfired Ancient Blade]. The quest requires you to take this blade to Onyxia's Lair, and place it on the ground where it needs to be hit by one of Onyxia's AoE fire breath. Once hit the blade will turn into a [Heated Ancient Blade], which you can then pick up, and use it to stab Onyxia's dead body once you slay her. This will transform the sword again, giving you a [Treated Ancient Blade].

Proceed to the Dire Maul library once more, and hand in the quest. The reward is [Quel'Serrar].

Conversation with Lorekeeper Lydros

<Lydros reaches into his robe and presents you with a dull, flat elven blade.>

Gossipgossipicon.pngFascinating, Lorekeeper. Continue please.

The blade itself had to be crafted in ceremony with the children of the Aspects. A rare occurence indeed... For not only would a dragon have to willingly heat and mold the enchanted metal with their breath, they would also need to contain the fury of their own enchantment by using their blood as temper.


Over the course of 8,000 years, only a handful of these blades were created - each blade unique in both power and appearance. The blades of Quel'Serrar would take on the characteristics of their creator.


Rumors exist of a single, legendary blade of Quel'Serrar crafted for an unknown entity by the combined might of the five Aspects. Before the abominations of Nefarian and Deathwing were thrust into our world, such meetings of the Aspect were represented by the term 'Prismatic.' I could only assume that the Prismatic Blade of Quel'Serrar was a most glorious creation.


What I offer to you now is one such blade, unfired, unheated, untreated - the most raw and basic form.

Now you merely need to find a dragon that will willing enchant the blade.

If you had an eternity to live, this might be a possibility; but since you are mortal and could very likely cease to exist at any moment, might I recommend trying to persuade one of the lesser dragons to do your bidding.


Have you heard of the brood mother of the Black Flight? I believe she is called Onyxia...

Gossipgossipicon.pngMaybe... What do I do now?


A rendering of Quel'Serrar
  • Only warriors and paladins are eligible to begin the quest for Quel'Serrar.
  • Quel'Serrar is often abbreviated as "QS".
  • Quel'Serrar is very often compared with [Bloodlord's Defender].
  • [Spineshatter] is a possible alternative to a good tanking weapon.

When the quest is failed

Night elf with Battlegear of Might and Quel'Serrar

Many things can happen that could fail the quest. Onyxia can miss the [Unfired Ancient Blade] with her fire breath, you can mistakenly use the [Unfired Ancient Blade] somewhere randomly, someone can skin her before you stab her with the [Heated Ancient Blade] etc. Simply abandon the quest you got from Lorekeeper Lydros, destroy the [Unfired Ancient Blade] if you still have it and return to the Dire Maul library to get another [Unfired Ancient Blade] and the same quest once again. In other words, you will not have to get another [Foror's Compendium of Dragon Slaying].


Wrath Sonya wielding the blade in Heroes of the Storm.

See also

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