Introduction

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This guide has been updated to reflect Season Four. This includes assuming you have an active T28: Fireheart 4p bonus, for the bosses where it is most relevant we will include notes for those who do not have this bonus active.

If you have suggestions to improve the information in this guide please contact Eokira#7823 using the Earthshrine Elemental channel or the Storm, Earth & Lava discord.

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.
  • Any Single Target orientated fights where you choose to use Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence please note that using Earthquake on 2 or more targets is still a net damage gain despite ignoring your Legendary’s effect. So if adds are present for short periods of time and you are not fully committed to single target then using Earthquake for those short periods is preferred.

Bosses

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Shriekwing

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target

Talents:

Recommended Covenant:

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

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage:

Defensives:

Healing:

Utilities:

Notes:

Huntsman Altimor

Boss Fight Profile: Cleave / Spread Cleave

Talents:

Recommended Covenant

Recommended 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:

Sun King's Salvation

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target / AoE / Cleave

Talents:

Recommended Covenants

Recommended 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.

Artificer Xy'mox

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target

Talents:

Recommended Covenants

  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver (Note: some players may find Niya more forgiving as the fight contains a lot of movement)
  • Necrolord with Plague-Deviser Marileth

Recommended 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:

Recommended Covenants

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

Recommended 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

Talents:

Recommended Covenants

  • Necrolord with Plague-Deviser Marileth, particularly if you choose to use Deeply Rooted Elements
  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver

Potential Legendaries:

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.

Council Of Blood

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target / Funnel

Talents:

Recommended Covenants

  • Necrolord with Plague-Deviser Marileth

Recommended Legendaries:

Damage:

Defensives:

Utilities:

Sludgefist

Boss Fight Profile: Single-Target

Talents:

Recommended Covenants

  • Necrolord with Plague-Deviser Marileth
  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver or Niya
  • Kyrian with Mikanikos (Note: The fight is designed around 1 minute windows of damage amplification, this is precisely what Kyrian provides via Vesper Totem and Mikanikos’ Effusive Anima Accelerator trait providing enough CDR to match comfortably.

Potential Legendaries:

Damage:

Defensives:

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

Talents:

Recommended Covenants

Recommended Legendaries:

  • Deeply Rooted Elements (Note: this fight contains multiple sections of two-target cleave in Mythic difficulty which enables this Legendary to shine more than it otherwise would.
  • Echoes of Great Sundering (Note: this fight contains a fair amount of AoE where this Legendary can be utilised effectively.

Damage:

Defensives:

Utilities:

Sire Denathrius

Boss Fight Profile: ST / Cleave / Spread Cleave

Talents:

Recommended Covenants

  • Necrolord with Plague-Deviser Marileth (Note: Fleshcraft provides an additional defensive which may benefit players during progression here)
  • Night Fae with Dreamweaver or Niya (Note: As Sire uses abilities that require movement management players may benefit from having access to Soulshape ).

Recommended Legendaries:

  • Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence
  • Deeply Rooted Elements (Note: this is mostly relevant in P2 of the encounter, where multiple targets are available to help funnel damage into the one most relevant at the time! In other phases due to the lack of sustained targets, it will fall behind on average).

Damage:

Phase 1:

Intermission:

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

Phase 2:

Phase 3:

Defensives:

Phase 1:

Phase 2:

Phase 3:


Utilities:

Phase 1:

Phase 2:

Phase 3:

Notes: