Affliction Warlock DPS Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2

Last updated on Mar 10, 2022 at 03:31 by Motoko 39 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: Sepulcher of the First Ones. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.

1.

Introduction

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

Disclaimer: Due to substantial changes occurred between PTR and live and the fact the last 3 bosses were never available for testing, their sections will be updated accordingly.

2.

Talent and Legendary Cheatsheet

Vigilant Guardian Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener Artificer Xy'mox Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle Prototype Pantheon Lihuvim, Principal Architect Halondrus the Reclaimer Anduin Wrynn Lords of Dread Rygelon The Jailer

We advise to use the following talents on Vigilant Guardian.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Vigilant Guardian: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

We advise to use the following talents on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

We advise to use the following talents on Artificer Xy'mox.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'mox: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

We advise to use the following talents on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

We advise to use the following talents on Prototype Pantheon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Prototype Pantheon: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

We advise to use the following talents on Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

We advise to use the following talents on Halondrus the Reclaimer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Halondrus the Reclaimer: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

We advise to use the following talents on Anduin Wrynn.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Anduin Wrynn: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

We advise to use the following talents on Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lords of Dread: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

We advise to use the following talents on Rygelon.

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

We advise to use the following talents on The Jailer.

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

3.

Vigilant Guardian

We advise you to use the following talents against Vigilant Guardian.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Vigilant Guardian: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

3.1.

Tips

This is a three-phase boss with adds and a single-target burn.

During Phase 1 pool resources for the Pre-Fabricated Sentry. There will be plenty of opportunities to snipe Shards with Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul and Unstable Affliction Icon Unstable Affliction on smaller adds. Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can be used to facilitate the bomb mechanic.

In Phase 2 Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can trivialise the Matter Dissolution Icon Matter Dissolution mechanic.

Try to enter Phase 3 with all cooldowns since it is either kill or be killed.

For more information, please refer to our Vigilant Guardian guide.

4.

Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener

We advise you to use the following talents against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

4.1.

Tips

This is a single-target fight with periodic wide movements.

Pay attention to Retch Icon Retch and try to not have your cooldowns rolling during that ability. Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be used to both dodge Retch Icon Retch or nullify the knockup from the Ravening Burrow Icon Ravening Burrow later on.

For more information, please refer to our Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener guide.

5.

Artificer Xy'Mox

We advise you to use the following talents against Artificer Xy'mox.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Artificer Xy'mox: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

5.1.

Tips

This is a two-phase boss with mostly single-target and few adds in Phase 2.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can bypass the Genesis Rings Icon Genesis Rings mechanic entirely, reducing the need for additional movements.

During Phase 2 Affliction's funneling capabilities come in handy to focus the Acolytes down: try to have Agony Icon Agony rolling on every target.

6.

Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle

We advise you to use the following talents against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

6.1.

Tips

This is a single-target fight with occasional cleave.

Focus the Domination Core down and at the same time use it to gain additional Shards through Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul and Unstable Affliction Icon Unstable Affliction.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be used to nullify Disintegration Halo Icon Disintegration Halo damage. Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can also be used to help the raid navigate across the platform during these movements.

Save cooldowns for when the boss casts Inevitable Dominion Icon Inevitable Dominion.

For more information, please refer to our Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle guide.

7.

Prototype Pantheon

We advise you to use the following talents against Prototype Pantheon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Prototype Pantheon: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

7.1.

Tips

This is a council fight with 2 to 4 targets in the fight.

Use Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway and/or Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle to get in range and DPS Necrotic Ritualists and to counter the Pinning Volley Icon Pinning Volley.

Curse of Tongues Icon Curse of Tongues can be used to slow down the frequency of Gloom Bolt Icon Gloom Bolts.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle should be used to disengage from Hand of Destruction Icon Hand of Destruction.

8.

Lihuvim, Principal Architect

We advise you to use the following talents against Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

8.1.

Tips

This is a two-phase single-target boss with several adds in the second phase.

Save cooldowns to burn down the designated add before it activates going into Phase 2.

As usual Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can be used to facilitate maneuvering across the arena.

For more information, please refer to our Lihuvim, Principal Architect guide.

9.

Halondrus the Reclaimer

We advise you to use the following talents against Halondrus the Reclaimer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Halondrus the Reclaimer: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

9.1.

Tips

This is a three-phase, single-target boss.

In phase 1 it is extremely important to prioritise soaking orbs. Save cooldowns for when the boss reaches 100 energy and has the Reclaim Icon Reclaim shield.

The Crushing Prism Icon Crushing Prism magic effect can be dispelled by Imp.

During intermissions stay ahead of the boss to avoid any unwanted knockback.

Across the whole fight Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be used to bypass Planetcracker Beam Icon Planetcracker Beam safely.

For more information, please refer to our Halondrus the Reclaimer guide.

10.

Anduin Wrynn

We advise you to use the following talents against Anduin Wrynn.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Anduin Wrynn: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

10.1.

Tips

This is a three-phase encounter with multiple adds.

In the Shadow Realm funnel down the Anduin's Despair add using the small Anduin's Doubt adds to generate extra resources with Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul and Unstable Affliction Icon Unstable Affliction.

Save cooldowns for when the boss reaches 100 Willpower as it will cast a powerful buff on the whole raid entering the first intermission.

In Phase 2 use Curse of Tongues Icon Curse of Tongues on Grim Reflection adds to reduce the amount of interrupts needed.

For more information, please refer to our Anduin Wrynn guide.

11.

Lords of Dread

We advise you to use the following talents against Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lords of Dread: Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath.

11.1.

Tips

This is a two-target boss fight.

Make sure to apply Curse of Tongues Icon Curse of Tongues on the Manifest Shadows Icon Manifest Shadows add only after it is fully healed.

Save cooldowns for when Mal'Ganis reaches 100 energy and casts Unto Darkness Icon Unto Darkness.

For more information, please refer to our Lords of Dread guide.

12.

Rygelon

We advise you to use the following talents against Rygelon.

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

12.1.

Tips

This is a two-phase fight with multiple adds in the first and boss in the second.

In phase 1 there will be plenty of opportunities to generate extra shards from Orbs, using Agony Icon Agony on the most distant ones and sniping the closest with Unstable Affliction Icon Unstable Affliction and Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul.

Additional orbs will still be attackable for additional resources with Agony Icon Agony but cannot be killed so avoid using Unstable Affliction Icon Unstable Affliction and Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul unless you need to burst them down for the Massive Bang Icon Massive Bang.

For more information, please refer to our Rygelon guide.

13.

The Jailer

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

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

13.1.

Tips

This is a three-phase boss fight.

Movement tools such as Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can help with handling the line-of-sight requirement for Relentless Domination Icon Relentless Domination although these are better used to handle the Chains of Oppression Icon Chains of Oppression pull.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle in Phase 2 can be used to avoid a knock out of the platform after a Decimator Icon Decimator.

In Phase 3 use active damage mitigation when soaking Desolation Icon Desolation.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can be used to handle the Chains of Anguish Icon Chains of Anguish mechanic.

Do not step into Defile Icon Defile. Please.

Use Curse of Tongues Icon Curse of Tongues on the Torment add and focus it down.

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

14.

Changelog

  • 10 Mar. 2022: Updated last bosses section.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page added.
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