Guide WoW Classic Keys & Attunements

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This guide lists all keys and attunements in Classic World of Warcraft.
Keys and attunement items are required in some areas to unlock certain bosses and/or areas in an instance or raid. Some require them even to enter the dungeon or raid.

Contents
Gnomeregan
Scarlet Monastary
Zul'farrak
Sunken Temple
Maraudon
Blackrock Depths
Scholomance
Stratholme
Upper Blackrock Spire
Dire Maul
Onyxia
Molten Core
Blackwing Lair
Ahn'qiraj
Naxxramas

Infographic

Dungeons


Gnomeregan
item=6893 is used to gain access to the backdoor of Gnomeregan, allowing you to skip the beginning of the dungeon.
It drops from Electrocutioner 6000.

Rogues can pick this door with a lockpicking skill of 150.



Scarlet Monastery (SM)
item=7146 is used to enter the Armory and Cathedral wings of Scarlet Monastery. It is also used to gain access to the living side of Stratholme at level 60.
It can be found in a small chest behind Arcanist Doan, the last boss of the Library wing in SM.

Rogues can pick the Scarlet Monastary doors with a skill of 175, and the Stratholme door with a skill of 275.



Zul'Farrak (ZF)
item=9240 is used to summon Gahz'rilla in Zul'Farrak.

You obtain the mallet from Qiaga the Keeper at the top of the Altar of Zul in The Hinterlands and looting her item=9241. After that you climb to the top of Jintha'Alor, also in Hinterlands, and use the Sacred Mallet at the altar located there. This will form the item=9240.



Sunken Temple (Temple of Atal'Hakkar) (ST)
item=10818 is used to summon the Avatar of Hakkar in The Temple of Atal'Hakkar.
To obtain the scroll, you need to finish the quest in which you summon the Avatar for the first time.
It begins with Screecher Spirits from Yeh'kinya in Steamwheedle Port in Tanaris and ends with The God Hakkar. (The quest also requires you to kill Gahz'rilla in ZF, see above)
After completing the last quest, you will recieve the scroll which allows you to summon the boss again.



Maraudon (Mara)
item=17191 is used to teleport to the inner part of Maraudon, skipping the Orange and Purple sides and allowing you to head straight to the last boss, Princess Theradras.

To obtain the Scepter you need to complete the quest Legends of Maraudon.
This quest is given by Cavindra at the outer part of Maraudon, before the instance portal.
The quest requires you to go to both Orange and Purple sides in Maraudon and will end inside the instance, where you will be given the scepter.



Blackrock Depths (BRD)
item=11000 is used to open Shadowforge Doors in Blackrock Depths. This allows you to skip things such as the lower portions of the instance, the Ring of Law encounter. It also gives you acess to the Grim Guzzler bar.

To obtain this key you need to speak to the owner of the key, Franclorn Forgewright. He's dead. So you need to be a ghost to interact with him. You can find him in a room called Forgewright's Tomb in Blackrock Mountain. He gives you the quest Dark Iron Legacy which in turn awards you the key at the end.

Rogues can pick these doors with a lockpicking skill of 280.



Scholomance (Scholo)
item=13704 is used to enter Scholomance.

To obtain this key you need to finish a long quest line beginning with the quest Clear the Way and ending with the quest The Key to Scholomance.



Stratholme (Strat)
item=12382 is used to open the side entrance of Stratholme, allowing you to start the instance at the Undead side.
It is dropped by Magistrate Barthilas inside Stratholme.

Rogues can pick this door with a lockpicking skill of 275.



Upper Blackrock Spire (UBRS)
item=12344 is used to enter the Upper Blackrock Spire.
To obtain the Seal, you need to complete the quest Seal of Ascension, offered by Vaelan inside Lower Blackrock Spire.



Dire Maul (DM) (phase 2)
item=18249 is used to access the West and North wings of Dire Maul, It is also used to enter the Shen'dralar study from the North wing of Dire Maul.

This key drops from Pusillin in the East wing.

Rogues can pick these doors with a lockpicking skill of 300.


Raids


Onyxia
item=16309 is used to access the Onyxia's Lair.
It is obtained by doing a very long questline starting with Dragonkin Menace in Burning Steppes.
As this questline is very long and complicated i'm just going to link to a much better guide.
https://classic.wowhead.com/guides/onyxia-lair-attunement-classic



Molten Core (MC)
Even though you can enter MC through BRD, it's quite the journey. by completing the quest Attunement to the Core you can instead talk to an NPC to be teleported inside Molten Core. This quest is obtained from Lothos Riftwaker in Blackrock Mountain.


Blackwing Lair (BWL)
As with MC, you can enter BWL without being attuned by taking the long way through UBRS. This also being quite the journey, you can instead finish the quest Blackhand's Command. This quest is started by killing Scarshield Quartermaster outside the entrance to Blackrock Spire and looting the item=18987.
After the quest you can enter BWL by touching the Orb of Command outside the entrance of Blackrock Spire.



Ahn'Qiraj (AQ)
Ahn'Qiraj is accessed by completing the server-wide war effort that will begin with the launch of phase 5.


Naxxramas (Naxx)
To enter Naxxramas, you will need to be at least honored with Argent dawn. Once you are, talk with Archmage Angela Dosantos at Light's Hope Chapel in Eastern Plaguelands to begin the quest. This quest require you to turn in high value materials and gold, but will be cheaper the higher reputation you have with Argent Dawn. At exalted reputation the quest is free.



Below is a handy infographic about the keys and attunements.

Sources:
https://classic.wowhead.com
https://classic.wowhead.com/guides/onyxia-lair-attunement-classic
https://classic.wowhead.com/guides/classic-wow-attunements-and-keys-dungeons-raids
https://www.reddit.com/r/classicwow/comments/cq9yy0/fixed_i_made_a_nice_infographic_for_wow_classic/
 
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Great write up.
I was an still am an avid collector of all things keys. I love TBC for this. Will be aiming to fill up my keyring again.
 

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Great one ! can't wait to start collecting them ! Better than Pokémon !😂
 

Prawni

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Oh woah! Thanks for the link. Never caught that...A bit of a nonsensical move in my opinion, but what to do. Just need to keep the keys in the bank!
Where you most likely will forget them when you head over to a dungeon 😆
 

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on mmo in this wow guide, found the following missing attunements from the ones described here, consider adding them up? that's the Key to the City, Scepter of Celebras, Seal of Ascension, Shadowforge Key, Skeleton Key, The Scarlet Key, Workshop Key, Yeh'Kinya's Scroll, Crescent Key
 

Prawni

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on mmo in this wow guide, found the following missing attunements from the ones described here, consider adding them up? that's the Key to the City, Scepter of Celebras, Seal of Ascension, Shadowforge Key, Skeleton Key, The Scarlet Key, Workshop Key, Yeh'Kinya's Scroll, Crescent Key
I might not understand what you mean? The ones you have listed is already in the post?
 
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