Maldraxxus Zone Overview 1
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Zones

Levelling zones in Shadowlands have gone back to how they used to be, in that there is linear progression, based off of your level and story line completion. Maldraxxus is the second questing zone available to those who questing through Shadowlands. In this zone you will be introduced to the Necrolord Covenant, and an assortment of other Shadowlands related lore.

This guide’s aim is to give a run down of important quest lines and locations, as well as other notable lore and secrets found within Maldraxxus. We’ll also give as much information on the Necrolords as possible, so that you can make an informed decision on whether you wish to join their Covenant.

If you’d prefer to look over the Shadowlands expansion as a whole, please check out our Shadowlands overview.

Map of Maldraxxus

Maldraxxus Zone Overview 2

Maldraxxus Covenant – Necrolords

Maldraxxus Zone Overview 3

The Necrolord Covenant resides in Maldraxxus. Throughout the main questline of Maldraxxus you’ll learn more about these brutal warriors, who only let the strongest and fiercest souls join their ranks.

Joining the Necrolords will unlock specific class abilities and cosmetic unlocks. To learn more about this Covenant, please check out our Necrolord Covenant guide.

Maldraxxus gathering Materials

Mining: Oxxein ore, Elethium Nugget

Herbalism: Marrowroot, Death blossom, Nightshade

Skinning: Unknown

Fishing: Unknown

Maldraxxus Quests

Maldraxxus has a main questline which is required to complete the meta zone achievement. Below we will summarise the story for each questline, which has been obtained from the in-game quest summary.

Maldraxxus Instances

Maldraxxus holds home to two dungeons, Plaguefall (59.2, 64.8) and Theater of Pain (53, 53).

For more information on the specific dungeons, please check out the corresponding dungeon guides.

Aether has been playing World of Warcraft since 2006. In his youth he raided 7 days a week, but now just plays with friends doing Mythic dungeons and Arena. He swaps his main more often than he should.
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