Affliction Warlock DPS Sanctum of Domination Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jul 13, 2021 at 11:50 by Motoko 37 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Affliction Warlock for each boss of the following raid: Sanctum of Domination. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.1.

1.

Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for each boss individually in Sanctum of Domination as a Affliction Warlock. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for any Affliction Warlock on each boss.

The advice in this section is in a state of being continually updated, as the content is still extremely fresh. As we experience the bosses in their live and properly finished states, additional tips and advanced techniques will be added.

2.

Talent and Legendary Cheatsheet

The Tarragrue The Eye of the Jailer The Nine Remnant of Ner'zhul Soulrender Dormazain Painsmith Raznal Guardian of the First Ones Fatescribe Roh-Kalo Kel'Thuzad Sylvanas Windrunner

We advise to use the following talents on The Tarragrue.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Tarragrue: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

We advise to use the following talents on The Eye of the Jailer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Eye of the Jailer: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

We advise to use the following talents on The Nine.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Nine: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

We advise to use the following talents on Remnant of Ner'zhul.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Remnant of Ner'zhul: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

We advise to use the following talents on Soulrender Dormazain.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Soulrender Dormazain: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

We advise to use the following talents on Painsmith Raznal.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Painsmith Raznal: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

We advise to use the following talents on Guardian of the First Ones.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Guardian of the First Ones: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

We advise to use the following talents on Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Fatescribe Roh-Kalo: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

We advise to use the following talents on Kel'Thuzad.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Kel'Thuzad: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

We advise to use the following talents on Sylvanas Windrunner.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sylvanas Windrunner: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

3.

The Tarragrue

We advise you to use the following talents against The Tarragrue.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Tarragrue: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

3.1.

Tips

Before the boss fight starts you will have the ability to choose up to 4 distinct Anima Powers from each Infused Goliath. Below is listed the priority from the strongest options in terms of output:

  1. Huddled Carvings Icon Huddled Carvings, if you can achieve high uptime
  2. Elethium Weights Icon Elethium Weights
  3. Potent Acid Gland Icon Potent Acid Gland
  4. V'lara's Cape of Subterfuge Icon V'lara's Cape of Subterfuge
  5. Obleron Venom Icon Obleron Venom
  6. Any of the stat ones, with Haste and Mastery as highest priority

This is a single-target fight with several soaks and mechanics that will involve a bit of predictable movement.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and potentially Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can be used to facilitate Predator's Howl Icon Predator's Howl and Chains of Eternity Icon Chains of Eternity movements.

Imp can also dispel Predator's Howl Icon Predator's Howl if needed.

During Hungering Mist Icon Hungering Mist intermissions the AoE can be ignored with the Oddly Intangible Key Icon Oddly Intangible Key Anima Power.

Save cooldowns for the last 10% of the fight where it turns into a burst-or-die situation for the whole raid.

For more information, please refer to our The Tarragrue guide.

4.

The Eye of the Jailer

We advise you to use the following talents against The Eye of the Jailer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Eye of the Jailer: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

4.1.

Tips

This is a single boss with sporadic adds in Phases 1 and 3, and 2 minibosses in Phase 2 that need to be dispatched simultaneously.

Use Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle to bypass Dragging Chains Icon Dragging Chains, but make sure to soak the area of impact.

Annihilating Glare Icon Annihilating Glare can also be trivialised by correct Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle placement.

For more information, please refer to our The Eye of the Jailer guide.

5.

The Nine

We advise you to use the following talents against The Nine.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Nine: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

5.1.

Tips

This is a council encounter with 2 phases.

Time Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle to reduce the downtime caused by Wings of Rage Icon Wings of Rage.

Unending Resolve Icon Unending Resolve or Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact, if talented, can help with Aradne's Falling Strike Icon Aradne's Falling Strike soaking.

Save your cooldowns for when the 2 minibosses need to be burned down.

In Phase 2, active mitigation can help if assigned for the Fragments of Destiny Icon Fragments of Destiny mechanic or when targeted by Link Essence Icon Link Essence.

For more information, please refer to our The Nine guide.

6.

Remnant of Ner'zhul

We advise you to use the following talents against Remnant of Ner'zhul.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Remnant of Ner'zhul: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

6.1.

Tips

This is a single-target fight with frequent movements and knockbacks.

The Malevolence Icon Malevolence debuff can be dispelled by Imp, but be careful when doing so and coordinate with the raid.

Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can be used to help low-mobility specs handle the Malevolence Icon Malevolence mechanic.

For more information, please refer to our Remnant of Ner'zhul guide.

7.

Soulrender Dormazain

We advise you to use the following talents against Soulrender Dormazain.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Soulrender Dormazain: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

7.1.

Tips

This is a single-phase boss fight with frequent movements and add waves.

The Warmonger Shackles Icon Warmonger Shackles mechanic can be handled by Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway.

If needed, adds can be crowd controlled, although Polymorph Icon Polymorph and Paralysis Icon Paralysis are better suited for the job.

Agonizing Nova Icon Agonizing Nova can be interrupted with Felhunter.

For more information, please refer to our Soulrender Dormazain guide.

8.

Painsmith Raznal

We advise you to use the following talents against Painsmith Raznal.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Painsmith Raznal: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

8.1.

Tips

Single target fight with predictable movements.

Make sure to drop Flameclasp Trap Icon Flameclasp Traps away from the raid to avoid accidental triggers. Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be used to handle that mechanic and to bypass Spiked Balls Icon Spiked Balls. Use that opportunity to limit any potential knockbacks when also targeted by Shadowsteel Chains Icon Shadowsteel Chains.

For more information, please refer to our Painsmith Raznal guide.

9.

Guardian of the First Ones

We advise you to use the following talents against Guardian of the First Ones.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Guardian of the First Ones: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

9.1.

Tips

This is a single-target encounter similar to Patchwerk.

Use Unending Resolve Icon Unending Resolve or Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact to handle Threat Neutralization Icon Threat Neutralization.

This fight is otherwise very simple; stay in the proximity of the boss to more easily dodge the occasional ability and focus on your rotation.

For more information, please refer to our Guardian of the First Ones guide.

10.

Fatescribe Roh-Kalo

We advise you to use the following talents against Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Fatescribe Roh-Kalo: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

10.1.

Tips

This is a 3-phase encounter with single-target in Phase 1, a minigame and few adds in Phase 2, and a mix of the previous phases in the last portion of the encounter.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can help with handling the Call of Eternity Icon Call of Eternity bomb mechanic. Alternatively Demonic Gateway can be used to aid the tank in handling the Invoke Destiny Icon Invoke Destiny mechanic. Pool resources to burn the following add.

Curse of Tongues Icon Curse of Tongues can be applied on the 5 small adds to reduce the amount of interrupts required if not burned down.

For more information, please refer to our Fatescribe Roh-Kalo guide.

11.

Kel'Thuzad

We advise you to use the following talents against Kel'Thuzad.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Kel'Thuzad: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

11.1.

Tips

This is a 3 repeating phases encounter with multiple adds.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can reduce the movement tax of Oblivion's Echo Icon Oblivion's Echo: stack the AoE zone in the designated spot and teleport back in position.

Relentless Haunt Icon Relentless Haunt adds can be slowed by Curse of Exhaustion Icon Curse of Exhaustion or even using Succubus if needed. Alternatively Felhunter can be used to help with interrupting Piercing Wail Icon Piercing Wail casts from Soul Fracture Icon Soul Fracture adds.

Throughout the fight there will be plenty of possibilities to snipe dying adds so be more liberal with Soul Shard expenditure.

For more information, please refer to our Kel'Thuzad guide.

12.

Sylvanas Windrunner

We advise you to use the following talents against Sylvanas Windrunner.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sylvanas Windrunner: Relic of Demonic Synergy Icon Relic of Demonic Synergy.

12.1.

Tips

This is a multiple phase encounter: single-target in Phases 1 and 3 and few adds in Phase 2.

Avoid the obvious ground effects while minimising movements at the same time.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be used to increase the distance with the Domination Chains Icon Domination Chains if targeted, but be sure to get close to remove any bleed before using the teleport back.

Both Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can be used to outrange Veil of Darkness Icon Veil of Darkness' large AoE effect.

During the first intermission try to get the most out of Phantom Singularity Icon Phantom Singularity, dodge Rive Icon Rive and spread out for the Banshee Wail Icon Banshee Wail cast.

In Phase 2, if needed, help with kicking the Ruin Icon Ruin cast.

During Phase 3, if targeted by Wailing Arrow Icon Wailing Arrow, make use of Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact or Unending Resolve Icon Unending Resolve. Place Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle away from the boss and possibly closer to the edge to handle the Raze Icon Raze mechanic as well.

For more information, please refer to our Sylvanas Windrunner guide.

13.

Changelog

  • 13 Jul. 2021: Removed PTR disclaimer.
  • 07 Jul. 2021: Page created.
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