Introduction

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The tips and recommendations listed here are based on educated opinions from PTR raid testing and 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

  • Recommendations on Single-Target profile bosses may include Icefury, this only applies if you do not have an active 4-piece bonus so will impact your choices on early progression only.

  • Talent recommendations cover either with or without T28: Fireheart 4p, for advice specific to T28: Fireheart 2p see Surge of Power indepth discussion on our Talents page.

  • The final three bosses (Lords of Dread, Rygelon, and The Jailer, Zovaal) were not tested on PTR so no footage for those bosses exists.

  • 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 utilize Spiritwalker’s Grace and instant casts as much as you can for movement heavy encounters.

  • When talenting Primal Elementalist, always remember that 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.

  • Additional Resources: - Warcraft Logs - Sepulcher of the First Ones Loot Table

Bosses

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Vigilant Guardian

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target with Cleave/AoE

Talents without T28: Fireheart 4p:

Talents with T28: Fireheart 4p:

Recommended Covenant:

  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver or Korayn to capitalise on First Strike

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage

Defensives:

Utilities:

PTR PoVs:

Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target

Talents without T28: Fireheart 4p:

Talents with T28: Fireheart 4p:

Recommended Covenant:

  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver
  • Necrolord with Plague-Deviser Marileth

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage

Defensives:

Utilities:

PTR PoVs:

Artificer Xy'mox

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target with AoE

Talents without T28: Fireheart 4p:

Talents with T28: Fireheart 4p:

Recommended Covenant:

  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver or Korayn to capitalise on First Strike

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage

Defensives:

Utilities:

Added Notes:

  • Position yourself accordingly whenever Glyph of Relocation is about to expire, so that a Dimensional Tear is between you and the exploding tank. This allows you to minimize the distance moved.

PTR PoVs:

Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target, with limited Cleave/Funnel

Talents without T28: Fireheart 4p:

Talents with T28: Fireheart 4p:

Recommended Covenant:

  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage

Defensives:

Utilities:

PTR PoVs:

Prototype Pantheon

Boss Fight Profile: Cleave with spread priority Add spawn

Talents without T28: Fireheart 4p:

Talents with T28: Fireheart 4p:

Recommended Covenant:

  • Necrolord with Plague Deviser Marileth, Plaguey’s Preemptive Strike is very effective for focusing Necrotic Ritualists
  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage

Defensives:

Utilities:

PTR PoVs:

Lihuvim, Principal Architech

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target with Cleave / AoE

Talents without T28: Fireheart 4p:

Talents with T28: Fireheart 4p:

Recommended Covenant:

  • Night Fae with Korayn for First Strike
  • Necrolord with Plague-Deviser Marileth

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage

Defensives:

Utilities:

PTR PoVs:

Halondrus the Reclaimer

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target

Talents without T28: Fireheart 4p:

Talents with T28: Fireheart 4p:

Recommended Covenant:

  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver (consider Niya if you would otherwise have poor Field Of Blossom uptime and/or delay Fae Transfusion in order to facilitate uptime)
  • Necrolord with Plague Deviser Marileth (less reliant on static positioning, additional defensive never hurts!)

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage

Defensives:

  • Using Astral Shift during Reclaim, and during Phase 3.
  • Earth Shield does a lot of healing on this fight, and is no issue to recast due to movement required in all phases.

Utilities:

  • Wind Rush Totem is exceptionally useful when placed going into Intermission phases

PTR PoVs:

  • Remember: this footage is from before rework!
  • Sheffy: Heroic

Anduin Wrynn

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target with Cleave / AoE

Talents without T28: Fireheart 4p:

Talents with T28: Fireheart 4p:

Recommended Covenant:

  • Night Fae with Korayn

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage

Defensives:

Utilities:

PTR PoVs:

Lords of Dread

Boss Fight Profile: Two target Cleave with Single Add spawn

Talents without T28: Fireheart 4p:

Talents with T28: Fireheart 4p:

Recommended Covenant:

  • Necrolord with Plague-Deviser Marileth
  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage

Defensives:

Utilities:

Rygelon

Boss Fight Profile: Single Target with Priority Adds

Talents:

Talents without T28: Fireheart 4p:

Talents with T28: Fireheart 4p:

Recommended Covenant:

  • Necrolord with Plague-Deviser Marileth
  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver or Korayn for First Strike

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage

Defensives:

Utilities:

The Jailer, Zovaal

Boss Fight Profile: Single Target

Talents:

Talents without T28: Fireheart 4p:

Talents with T28: Fireheart 4p:

Recommended Covenant:

  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver (consider Niya if you would otherwise have poor Field Of Blossom uptime and/or delay Fae Transfusion in order to facilitate uptime)
  • Necrolord with Plague-Deviser Marileth

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage

Defensives:

Utilities:

Additional Notes:

  • You can use the knock-up portion of Rune of Damnation to reposition depending on which way you face when stepping into the Pylon Conduit, it will push you the opposite way from where you are facing.