Felmyst Encounter Guide: Strategy, Abilities, Loot

Last updated on May 03, 2022 at 11:10 by Sellin 1 comment

Felmyst is the third boss you will encounter in Sunwell Plateau on the Isle of Quel'Danas. While Felmyst is a relatively simple boss it is important that all of her mechanics are handled properly, as one mistake can lead to not only you dying but possibly killing other members of your raid. Check out our in-depth guide below to prepare as much as possible for your encounter with Felmyst.



Felmyst Boss Model

Felmyst is the third boss you will encounter in the Sunwell Plateau raid instance. Felmyst is a unique challenge that will test your Healers' reaction time and your raid's ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Two tanks make this boss considerably easier, though it can be done with one. Protection Paladins are able to trivialize the Unyielding Dead. Check out the mechanics listed below so you will know how to properly handle this boss.


Role-Specific Tips for Felmyst


Healer Tips

Have a clear way to see Encapsulate IconEncapsulate and be ready to heal the person targeted with it as quickly as possible. Priests of all specs should be ready to cast Mass Dispel IconMass Dispel when Gas Nova IconGas Nova is cast.


DPS Tips

Prioritize proper positioning above personal DPS on this fight. While there is an enrage it is quite lenient and you can easily kill members of your raid if you mishandle Encapsulate IconEncapsulate or Demonic Vapor IconDemonic Vapor.


Tank Tips

Be ready to utilize your abilities and consumables to establish snap AOE threat on the Unyielding Dead that will be spawning. Try to coordinate with other members of your raid where you would like the beam kited and where your Healers will be standing so you can have an easier time picking them up.


Felmyst Abilities


Ground Phase

  • Cleave IconCleave — deals a considerable amount of damage to anyone in a cone in front of Felmyst.
  • Corrosion IconCorrosion — deals a large amount of Nature damage to the current aggro target of Felmyst and increases Physical damage taken by 100%.
  • Noxious Fumes IconNoxious Fumes — an aura that will pulse for 1,000 Nature damage every three seconds to all players in the raid. This cannot be mitigated by Nature resist.
  • Gas Nova IconGas Nova — deals a considerable amount of Nature damage to everyone within 25 yards of Felmyst and applies a debuff that will deal a large amount of damage over time if not dispelled quickly.
  • Encapsulate IconEncapsulate — a random player will be targeted and lifted off the ground. This player will be taking massive amounts of Arcane damage for five seconds and will deal a considerable amount of damage to anyone within 20 yards of the player who is Encapsulated.

Air Phase

  • Demonic Vapor IconDemonic Vapor — Felmyst will choose a random player and chase them with a beam that must be kited. The beam deals a massive amount of Nature damage if it hits anyone and will also leave a trail that spawns Unyielding Dead. If any player steps into the trail left by the beam they will take massive Nature damage and spawn additional Unyielding Dead. Felmyst will cast Demonic Vapor twice, back to back.
  • Fog of Corruption IconFog of Corruption — Felmyst will choose a section of the room, about 1/3rd of the space, and cover it in a green fog. Anyone caught inside of this fog will instantly become mind controlled and start attack the raid, dealing 300% additional damage while under the mind control.

Strategy for Felmyst


Pulling the Boss

Felmyst can remain almost exactly where it spawns, but should be faced toward the firewall in the back of the room to allow for the most space for your raid to spread and minimize the damage dealt by the other mechanics.


Ground Phase

The majority of your time fighting Felmyst will be on the ground so the it is extremely important to have positions figured out going into the fight. Your Tank should be located in front of the boss with an even number of Healers and Ranged DPS on either side of Felmyst to take full advantage of the room to spread and minimize the damage done by mechanics like Encapsulate IconEncapsulate. Melee DPS should be behind the boss as Felmyst has no tail swipe like many other dragons.

The focus on the ground should be to dispel Gas Nova IconGas Nova as quickly as possible so make sure your Priests of all specs are ready to Mass Dispel IconMass Dispel and there is a Priest in range of every member of the raid. When someone is targeted with Encapsulate IconEncapsulate, everyone near the Encapsulated player should move away as quickly as possible to minimize its damage and allow Healers to focus on both the player that is Encapsulated and the Tank.


Air Phase

The air phase of the boss is much more punishing so it is important to stay aware of what mechanics are happening and who they are happening to. The raid should avoid being in the middle of the room as Felmyst will target players with Demonic Vapor IconDemonic Vapor and having it run through the middle of the room can lead to a lot of unnecessary damage, spawning of Unyielding Dead, and will complicate avoiding Fog of Corruption IconFog of Corruption. Felmyst will cast Demonic Vapor twice and then Fog of Corruption three times. The focus needs to be on avoiding these two mechanics and then DPSing down the Unyielding Dead.

Repeat these two phases until the boss dies and collect your loot!


Felmyst Loot

Item Item Type Slot
Boots of the Forgotten Conqueror Icon Boots of the Forgotten Conqueror Tier Token Boots
Boots of the Forgotten Protector Icon Boots of the Forgotten Protector Tier Token Boots
Boots of the Forgotten Vanquisher Icon Boots of the Forgotten Vanquisher Tier Token Boots
Grand Magister's Staff of Torrents Icon Grand Magister's Staff of Torrents Weapon Staff
Sword Breaker's Bulwark Icon Sword Breaker's Bulwark Off-Hand Shield
Brooch of the Highborne Icon Brooch of the Highborne Accessory Necklace
Leggings of the Immortal Night Icon Leggings of the Immortal Night Leather Legs
Chain Links of the Tumultuous Storm Icon Chain Links of the Tumultuous Storm Mail Legs
Borderland Fortress Grips Icon Borderland Fortress Grips Plate Gloves

Other Sunwell Plateau Guides

If you were looking for a full guide for the Sunwell Plateau raid, or would like to know what specializations the loot from Felmyst should be prioritized to, see the links below.



  • 03 May 2022: Page added.
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