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Dragons of Nightmare Strategy Guide

Last updated on Oct 04, 2016 at 20:01 by Damien 1 comment

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General Information

Welcome to our World of Warcraft encounter guide for Dragons of Nightmare in The Emerald Nightmare. We will teach you everything you need to know to defeat the boss in every difficulty.

On this particular page, we will give you a short overview of the fight as well as a list of things to watch out for (include LFR tips when applicable).

The other pages of our Dragons of Nightmare guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Pottm from Serenity.

1. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 4 pages:

2. Lore

The Dragons of Nightmare make up the fifth boss in the Emerald Nightmare Raid Instance.

The Emerald Dream was entrusted to Ysera for safekeeping, and the mightiest of her green dragon brood were assigned to stand watch over four portals that connected directly to Azeroth. But even before the Cataclysm, these dragons began to show signs of corruption. Now, the path to the Nightmare's core runs through the dragons' lair.

3. Outline

The fight against the Dragons of Nightmare can seem daunting at first, because there are 4 dragons (Ysondre, Emeriss, Lethon, and Taerar), which have a shared health pool and several abilities (some shared, some not shared).

In reality, things are much simpler, because the raid only ever faces 2 dragons at a time, one of them being always Ysondre. Moreover, the raid needs to be split in two groups, each facing a single dragon. So most raid members are dealing with one Dragon at a time.

Here is a preview of the fight from the Legion Alpha/Beta.

4. TLDR

4.1. Tanks

  • Swap dragon with the other tank at 7 stacks of the Mark.
  • Do not get Corrupted Breath Icon Corrupted Breath cast at the raid.
  • Pickup adds, except Dread Horrors (unless many spawn).

4.2. Healers

4.3. DPS

4.4. Everyone

Move away from all the ground effects. The only one that cannot be avoided is Call Defiled Spirit Icon Call Defiled Spirit.

In Mythic mode, the fight feels the same as in Heroic mode, except for players entering portals to deal with the Lumbering Mindgorger.

4.5. Mythic-only: Lumbering Mindgorger

Make a small team of DPS players and 1 healer to deal with the Lumbering Mindgorger. They need to have good burst DPS and a short-cooldown interrupt.

5. ChangeLog

  • 04 Oct. 2016: Added a few words on Mythic.
  • 18 Sep. 2016: Added more details following pottm's review.
  • 15 Sep. 2016: Guide added.
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