Introduction

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Information on this page is written with the assumption that you understand the new priority list, talents, and legendary items introduced in Shadowlands. If you have not done so, we highly recommend reading our other resources to learn about them!

The tips and recommendations listed here are based on educated opinions from beta testing as well as reviewing logs and videos, so strategies can change as we develop a better understanding of each fight or as the spec and bosses are tuned. If you have any disagreements, feedback, or questions, please feel welcome to reach out to the team.

Miscellaneous Tips

  • GCDs spent on healing and utilities are GCDs not spent on damage, but both are necessary to down a raid boss. Find the balance to optimize your contributions to your raid team.

  • Time spent in Ghost Wolf is time spent not doing damage. Practice proactive movement and utilizing Spiritwalker’s Grace and instant casts as much as you can for movement heavy encounters.

  • When talenting Primal Elementalist, always remember you have an additional defensive (Harden Skin) and single target stun (Pulverize) through Earth Elemental.

  • Recall that Stampeding Roar is now a baseline Druid ability. Depending on your raid comp, it may not be necessary to talent Wind Rush Totem.

  • As kill times become faster on farm, Ancestral Reminder may be a competitive legendary to use for some bosses.

Bosses

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Shriekwing

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target

Talents:

Potential Legendaries:

Damage:

Defensives:

Healing:

Utilities:

Notes:

  • The damage patterns for this fight are either small trickles or very lethal. As such, Nature’s Guardian may not prove useful, and Wind Rush Totem will offer better survivability for you and your raid.
  • Because Sonar Shriek is a Horrify and not a Fear, you cannot use Tremor Totem to dispel players.

Huntsman Altimor

Boss Fight Profile: Cleave / Spread Cleave

Talents:

Potential Legendaries:

Damage:

Defensives:

Healing:

  • On Mythic difficulty, utilize your healing abilities as needed to keep yourself and nearby members healthy for the impending Pierce Soul adds when soaking Sinseeker during Bargast.

Utilities:

Notes:

Sun King's Salvation

Boss Fight Profile: AoE / Cleave

Talents:

Potential Legendaries:

Damage:

Defensives:

Healing:

Utilities:

Notes:

  • This encounter has various phases of priority and AoE damage, with priority damage even moreso on Mythic difficulty. Determine how you need to prioritize your damage to serve your raid team.
  • If using Primal Earth Elemental for Harden Skin, make sure it is not picking up adds and interfering with your tanks.

Artificer Xy'mox

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target / Spread Cleave

Talents:

Potential Legendaries:

Damage:

  • This is a very movement heavy fight, so be proactive with your instant casts and use Spiritwalker’s Grace liberally.

Defensives:

Utilities:

Notes:

Hungering Destroyer

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target

Talents:

Potential Legendaries:

Damage:

Defensives:

Healing:

  • Make sure you are healthy before Expunge is cast. Support your raid members with off-healing if any are dangerously low.

Utilities:

Notes:

Lady Inerva Darkvein

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target / AoE / Funnel

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Damage:

Defensives:

Utilities:

Notes:

  • Because Shaman have the lowest CD interrupt, two Shaman and a tank make an ideal interrupt rotation for a Conjured Manifestation add.
  • If using Primal Earth Elemental for Harden Skin, make sure it is not picking up adds and interfering with your tanks.

Council Of Blood

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target / Funnel

Talents:

Potential Legendaries:

Damage:

Defensives:

Utilities:

Notes:

  • Because you will spend a lot of time in the encounter maintaining Flame Shock on 2-3 targets for constant Lava Surge procs, Ascendance is worth considering. However, this can be dependent on fight timings.

Sludgefist

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target

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Utilities:

Notes:

  • Because of the Chain Link mechanic, be careful about your time spent in Ghost Wolf, especially if you are paired with a player less mobile.

Stone Legion Generals

Boss Fight Profile: AoE / Cleave

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Defensives:

Utilities:

Notes:

  • If using Primal Earth Elemental for Harden Skin, make sure it is not picking up adds and interfering with your tanks.

Sire Denathrius

Boss Fight Profile: ST / Cleave / Spread Cleave

Talents:

Potential Legendaries:

Damage:

Phase 1:

Phase 2:

Phase 3:

Defensives:

Phase 1:

Phase 2:

Phase 3:


Healing:

Intermission:

  • As you will likely make it ahead of your raid during March Of The Penitent, it is a good opportunity to briefly off-heal your fellow raid members after your Burden Of Sin stacks drop.

Utilities:

Phase 1:

Phase 2:

Phase 3:

Notes:

  • Because of Ghost Wolf, you will not be slowed during March Of The Penitent in Phase 1, but you must be in Ghost Wolf form before the phase begins. Consider not clearing any Burden Of Sin stacks during this phase.
  • If using Primal Earth Elemental for Harden Skin, make sure it is not picking up adds and interfering with your tanks.