Supremus Guide: Strategy, Abilities, Loot

Last updated on Dec 29, 2021 at 19:30 by Abide 1 comment

Supremus is the second boss you will encounter in Black Temple. Supremus is a very straight-forward fight, being one of the easier bosses found in the raid instance. Check out the mechanics below to easily manage this encounter.



Supremus is the second boss you will encounter in the Black Temple. Supremus is a two phase boss with both phases being very straightforward. This fight has almost no real challenges; respect the mechanics and make sure to wait for threat whenever there is a threat drop.


Role-Specific Tips for Supremus


Healer Tips

The main thing healers need to watch for on this fight is the high damage that all tanks will be taking. Make sure to quickly heal up all the tanks as they take damage.


DPS Tips

Spread around the boss to avoid moving as much as possible. If targeted by a fire, quickly spread away from the group so only 1 person needs to move. Between phase transitions, wait for tanks to establish threat as each phase change has a threat drop.


Tank Tips

Tanks will want to wear high Stamina gear as the tank mechanic on this fight is based off health instead of threat. Tanks will most likely want to stand on top of each other to help healers quickly top off all tanks.


Supremus Abilities


Phase One

  • Molten Punch IconMolten Punch — Supremus punches the ground and creates a blue trail of Molten Flame IconMolten Flames underneath himself that spreads along the ground toward a random target. The Flames do 3,325 to 3,675 Fire damage per second to targets who stand within them. This ability is used every 20 seconds.
  • Hateful Strike IconHateful Strike — This is a melee attack that does 27,750 to 32,250 Physical damage, before mitigation, to the target with the highest current health within melee range.

Phase Two

  • Fixate IconFixate (Gaze) — Supremus will fixate on a random target and move toward them at 90% reduced speed. If the target is too close, Supremus will deal 5,250 Physical damage to the target and knock them back. The boss will change targets every 10 seconds.
  • Volcanic Eruption IconVolcanic Eruption — Supremus randomly summons small volcanoes which deal 4,163 to 4,837 Fire damage per second to targets that are within 15 yards of them.

Strategy for Supremus


Pulling the Boss

Pulling Supremus is very straightforward: simply have a Hunter Misdirection IconMisdirection the boss to the tank, or have the tank walk up and engage the boss. Have the tanks move in together and make sure melee DPS run in behind the tanks to avoid taking any Hateful Strike IconHateful Strikes.


Phase One

Supremus is a easy boss, having two very basic phases. Phase one is a simple tank and spank. Tanks will want to have a high health pool to tank the Hateful Strike IconHateful Strikes. Melee DPS should be sure to avoid running in before the tanks.

The raid will want to spread out in different groups to avoid having the Molten Flame IconMolten Flames chase too many people. If you are targeted by the flames make sure to run away from others to avoid hitting multiple raid members. Simply DPS the boss down, avoid fires and keep the tanks alive.


Phase Two

Phase two of Supremus is a kite phase, similar to Thaladred the Darkener in the Kael'thas Sunstrider boss encounter from Tempest Keep. Supremus will Fixate IconFixate a random raid member and begin to chase them down. Every 10 seconds a new player will be targeted and chased by Supremus.

If the player targeted by this Fixate IconFixate is too close to the boss, Supremus will knock them away. If the player is too far, Supremus will increase his movement speed quickly and run toward the player. Try to stay in the "sweet spot", about 30 yards, away from Supremus while kiting him.

Make sure to avoid any Volcanoes spawned from Volcanic Eruption IconVolcanic Eruption. They will quickly shoot out tons of "fireballs" around them, quickly killing any nearby players. Avoid being near the boss at all times as if you are in his melee range when he targets you he can easily kill you. At the end of phase two a threat drop occurs. Give the tanks time to grab the boss again as the fight repeats.


Supremus Loot

Item Item Type Slot
Band of the Abyssal Lord Icon Band of the Abyssal Lord Accessory Finger
Idol of the White Stag Icon Idol of the White Stag Relic Idol
Legionkiller Icon Legionkiller Ranged Weapon Crossbow
Nether Shadow Tunic Icon Nether Shadow Tunic Leather Chest
The Brutalizer Icon The Brutalizer Weapon One-Hand Axe
Waistwrap of Infinity Icon Waistwrap of Infinity Cloth Waist
Choker of Endless Nightmares Icon Choker of Endless Nightmares Accessory Neck
Felstone Bulwark Icon Felstone Bulwark Off-Hand Shield
Pauldrons of Abyssal Fury Icon Pauldrons of Abyssal Fury Plate Shoulder
Syphon of the Nathrezim Icon Syphon of the Nathrezim Weapon One-Hand Mace
Wraps of Precise Flight Icon Wraps of Precise Flight Mail Wrist
Naturalist's Preserving Cinch Icon Naturalist's Preserving Cinch Mail Waist
Bands of the Coming Storm Icon Bands of the Coming Storm Mail Wrist

Other Black Temple Guides

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



  • 23 Dec. 2021: Guide added.
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