Battleguard Sartura Guide: Strategy, Abilities, Loot

Last updated on Apr 21, 2022 at 01:43 by Sellin 1 comment

Battleguard Sartura is the second mandatory boss in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, and can be fought once The Prophet Skeram is killed.

She will automatically engage the group if they try to enter the bug tunnel behind her and her guards. Because of their unique threat reset mechanics and whirlwind attacks, she and her guards will provide a movement and awareness challenge to your group.

Notable loot includes Sartura's Might Icon Sartura's Might and Badge of the Swarmguard Icon Badge of the Swarmguard.

Battleguard Sartura

Season of Mastery changes to the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj

In the Season of Mastery, the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj has gained a new affix system that allows for new challenges and additional loot to be gained for defeating bosses inside of the raid instance. Check out our in-depth guide for this new feature in the AQ40 raid guide hub.


Battleguard Sartura Summary by Role



  • You will want at least 4 tanks, to tank Sartura and her three royal guards.
  • Use Taunt Icon Taunt, Challenging Shout Icon Challenging Shout, Mocking Blow Icon Mocking Blow, and similar Druid abilities whenever your current target tries to fly away, as they will often try to attack random targets during the fight.
  • Sartura and her guards can be stunned while not using Whirlwind, so use Concussion Blow Icon Concussion Blow if you have it and Intercept Icon Intercept if your target manages to run away from you.
  • Because their Whirlwind ability deals a lot of damage to nearby players, make sure to tank Sartura and her guards apart from each other, minimizing the odds of someone being caught by two or more Whirlwinds and dying.
  • Sartura's Whirlwind will stack up an armor reduction effect on her tank and any other players hit by it. If this gets too high, you should look to tank swap with a tank whose guard has been killed.
  • At 20% health remaining, she will enrage, greatly increasing her damage and attack speed. Make sure to save defensive cooldowns for this point.


  • Spread out evenly across the arena, as the players you will be healing will also be spread, in order to minimize Whirlwind damage.
  • Paladins can use Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice to stun Sartura and her guards while they are not using Whirlwind.


  • Spread out evenly across the arena, in order to minimize Whirlwind damage.
  • Rogues should use Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot to stun Sartura and her guards while they are not using Whirlwind. Because it does not share diminishing returns with most other stun effects, it is almost guaranteed to land for its full duration, greatly helping with keeping the fight under control.
  • Because all of the damage received in this fight is purely physical, Mages should use Amplify Magic Icon Amplify Magic to increase the healing received by the raid.

General Tips for Battleguard Sartura

  • Because of the high damage output of Sartura and her Guards, you should try to stun them as much as possible and focus down the Guards one by one, only swapping to Sartura herself once they are all down.
  • You can use Limited Invulnerability Potion Icon Limited Invulnerability Potion to become immune to all the damage present in this fight, in case of emergency.
  • Avoid standing anywhere near the exit tunnel from her room, as the random knockbacks from the guards can easily cause you to land on top of the adds, leading to your death and possibly a wipe if enough of them are aggroed into the raid mid-encounter.

Strategy for Battleguard Sartura

Battleguard Sartura Strategy

Begin by having your group run in, tanks first. Have each tank grab their pre-assigned enemy and have them try their best to bring them to the positions displayed in the image, while all DPS and healers spread out and burn down the adds one by one.

Tanks whose target dies should go help with tanking Sartura or the guards, preferably having the first go directly to Sartura and begin a Taunt Icon Taunt rotation to minimize the amount of armor debuffs tanks need to deal with.

Avoid standing anywhere near the exit tunnel, and use as many stuns as you can to keep Sartura and her guards under control while taking them down, which should result in a quick victory for your team!


Loot from Battleguard Sartura

Item Slot
Creeping Vine Helm Icon Creeping Vine Helm Head
Necklace of Purity Icon Necklace of Purity Neck
Robes of the Battleguard Icon Robes of the Battleguard Chest
Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination Icon Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination Gloves
Gloves of Enforcement Icon Gloves of Enforcement Gloves
Thick Qirajihide Belt Icon Thick Qirajihide Belt Belt
Leggings of the Festering Swarm Icon Leggings of the Festering Swarm Legs
Legplates of Blazing Light Icon Legplates of Blazing Light Legs
Scaled Leggings of Qiraji Fury Icon Scaled Leggings of Qiraji Fury Legs
Recomposed Boots Icon Recomposed Boots Boots
Silithid Claw Icon Silithid Claw Main-Hand
Sartura's Might Icon Sartura's Might Off-Hand
Badge of the Swarmguard Icon Badge of the Swarmguard Trinket
Imperial Qiraji Armaments Icon Imperial Qiraji Armaments Token
Imperial Qiraji Regalia Icon Imperial Qiraji Regalia Token


  • 21 Apr. 2022: Mentioned encounter changes in the Season of Mastery.
  • 30 Jun. 2020: Added a link to the general guide at the bottom.
  • 11 Jun. 2020: Guide added.
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