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Assassination Rogue DPS Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Feb 17, 2020 at 13:09 by Seliathan 68 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Assassination Rogue for each boss of the following raid: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

1.

Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for Assassination Rogues on each boss individually in the Ny'alotha Raid Dungeon. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for doing the bosses as a Assassination Rogue.

The page will be updated based on live server experience with the bosses, after the raid releases on the 21st January.

Until you gain access to Lethal Strikes Icon Lethal Strikes, you can use either Strife Icon Strife or Ancient Flame Icon Ancient Flame instead.

2.

Talent and Essence Cheatsheet

Wrathion, the Black Emperor Maut The Prophet Skitra Dark Inquisitor Xanesh The Hivemind Shad'har the Insatiable Drest'agath Vexiona Ra-den the Despoiled Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn Carapace of N'Zoth N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise to use the following talents on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following essences on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following talents on Maut.

We advise to use the following essences on Maut.

We advise to use the following talents on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following essences on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following talents on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following essences on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following talents on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following essences on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following talents on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following essences on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following talents on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following essences on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following talents on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following essences on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following talents on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following essences on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following talents on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following essences on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following talents on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following essences on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following talents on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

We advise to use the following essences on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

3.

Wrathion, the Black Emperor

We advise you to use the following talents against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise you to use the following essences against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

3.1.

Tips

Feint Icon Feint and Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows work against Incineration Icon Incineration, Gale Blast Icon Gale Blast and Burning Cataclysm Icon Burning Cataclysm. Using Cloak of Shadows to remove Incineration will still deal damage to the raid.

For more information, please refer to our Wrathion, the Black Emperor guide.

4.

Maut

We advise you to use the following talents against Maut.

We advise you to use the following essences against Maut.

4.1.

Tips

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows makes you immune to Stygian Annihilation Icon Stygian Annihilation without having to use one of the Devoured Abyss zones.

For more information, please refer to our Maut guide.

5.

The Prophet Skitra

We advise you to use the following talents against The Prophet Skitra.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Prophet Skitra.

5.1.

Tips

Feint Icon Feint and Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows both work against Psychic Outburst Icon Psychic Outburst to reduce or immune the damage taken.

For more information, please refer to our The Prophet Skitra guide.

6.

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh

We advise you to use the following talents against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise you to use the following essences against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

6.1.

Tips

Feint Icon Feint reduces the damage taken from both Torment Icon Torment and Soul Flay Icon Soul Flay. Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows makes you immune to the damage of Torment and removes your Soul Flay debuff without you taking any damage from it.

For more information, please refer to our Dark Inquisitor Xanesh guide.

7.

The Hivemind

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

We advise you to use the following essences against The Hivemind.

7.1.

Tips

Use Feint Icon Feint and Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to reduce or fully negate the damage from Devouring Frenzy Icon Devouring Frenzy and Volatile Eruption Icon Volatile Eruption. If you get hit by Spawn Acidic Aqir Icon Spawn Acidic Aqir you can remove the Corrosion Icon Corrosion debuff with Cloak of Shadows.

Using Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot and Blind Icon Blind to stop Aqir Darters from jumping around will help your raid to kill them much more quickly. Prey on the Weak Icon Prey on the Weak is very useful for improving everyone's damage to these adds.

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

8.

Shad'har the Insatiable

We advise you to use the following talents against Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise you to use the following essences against Shad'har the Insatiable.

8.1.

Tips

After soaking Entropic Buildup Icon Entropic Buildup, you can remove the stacks with Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows. Feint Icon Feint will reduce the damage you take while soaking.

For more information, please refer to our Shad'har the Insatiable guide.

9.

Drest'agath

We advise you to use the following talents against Drest'agath.

We advise you to use the following essences against Drest'agath.

9.1.

Tips

Reaping Flames Icon Reaping Flames can be incredibly useful on this fight. Using it on tentacles that are about to die will fully reset its cooldown and grant you the 100% bonus damage increase on your next cast. Always use this ability on enemies that are either about to die, or still above 80% HP.

Feint Icon Feint and Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows should be used on every cast of Entropic Crash Icon Entropic Crash. Using Cloak of Shadows while debuffed with Mutterings of Insanity Icon Mutterings of Insanity will instantly remove the debuff, but stun everyone around you. Only use this if there is no one else inside your circle.

For more information, please refer to our Drest'agath guide.

10.

Vexiona

We advise you to use the following talents against Vexiona.

We advise you to use the following essences against Vexiona.

10.1.

Tips

You can use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to remove Encroaching Shadows Icon Encroaching Shadows early. You will still drop a puddle beneath you, so make sure to do this far away from the rest of the raid. Cloak of Shadows also works against Heart of Darkness Icon Heart of Darkness to completely mitigate the damage and fear.

Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot and Blind Icon Blind are useful to disrupt the Sinister Soulcarver adds spawned during the first phase. Interrupting their Spiteful Assault Icon Spiteful Assault as soon as possible is of very high priority.

For more information, please refer to our Vexiona guide.

11.

Ra-den the Despoiled

We advise you to use the following talents against Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise you to use the following essences against Ra-den the Despoiled.

11.1.

Tips

Feint Icon Feint can be used to mitigate the damage when soaking Void Eruption Icon Void Eruption. Save Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows in case you get the Void Collapse Icon Void Collapse debuff. Cloak of Shadows will let you immune this debuff outside of the raid without applying the healing reduction debuff to anyone else in the raid.

For more information, please refer to our Ra-den the Despoiled guide.

12.

Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn

We advise you to use the following talents against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise you to use the following essences against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

12.1.

Tips

Feint Icon Feint and Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows work against both Corruptor's Gaze Icon Corruptor's Gaze and Cursed Blood Icon Cursed Blood. Evasion Icon Evasion can be used to tank a Blood of Ny'alotha add that is fixating you. As long as Evasion is active you will not gain Recurring Nightmare Icon Recurring Nightmare stacks.

For more information, please refer to our Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn guide.

13.

Carapace of N'Zoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise you to use the following essences against Carapace of N'Zoth.

13.1.

Tips

Feint Icon Feint and Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows will mitigate or reduce the effects of Madness Bomb Icon Madness Bomb. Using Cloak of Shadows will still fear and drain Sanity of surrounding players.

For more information, please refer to our Carapace of N'Zoth guide.

14.

N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise you to use the following talents against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

We advise you to use the following essences against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

14.1.

Tips

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used to immune the damage taken from Paranoia Icon Paranoia while you try to stack up with the player that is linked to you. Cloak of Shadows also negates all damage and sanity drain from all abilities of this encounter. It is best used in phase 2 to mitigate damage from Eternal Torment Icon Eternal Torment and to help soak Harvest Thoughts Icon Harvest Thoughts in stage 3.

For more information, please refer to our N'Zoth the Corruptor guide.

15.

Changelog

  • 17 Feb. 2020: Updated Essence recommendations.
  • 10 Feb. 2020: Added raiding tips.
  • 20 Jan. 2020: Guide added.
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