Balance Druid DPS Sanctum of Domination Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jul 10, 2021 at 03:22 by Bora 59 comments
General Information

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

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Balance-Druid-specific information to deal with each boss in the Sanctum of Domination raid.

First, we will discuss the viable options within the raid for Balance-Druid. For this raid, we will be recommending Venthyr over Night Fae as it is the theoretical strongest option for both single- and multi-target fights. Venthyr is the stronger of the options when you get the Covenant-specific Legendary, Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

Venthyr, when paired with the appropriate tools, can provide your raid with an massive 30- to 35-second damage window which will out-burst most other options in the raid. It is imperative to take full advantage of this window as the damage outside of your Ravenous Frenzy Icon Ravenous Frenzy window will be below average at best, so learn the fights and the best times you can use your cooldowns.

1.1.

Night Fae Changes

The two biggest changes to Night Fae would be in talent selection and obviously Legendary selection. For the Night Fae Legendary option, run Primordial Arcanic Pulsar Icon Primordial Arcanic Pulsar and try to line up the procs with important events where you can.

For talents, on single-target-oriented bosses, New Moon Icon New Moon can be taken over Fury of Elune Icon Fury of Elune as Fury of Elune is used as a way to further beef up the Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria damage window which you can obviously not use as Night Fae. For multi-target fights, Fury of Elune can be utilized if targets are stacked or Shooting Stars Icon Shooting Stars if targets are spread.

2.

Talent 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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

We advise to use the following talents on The Nine.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Nine: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

We advise to use the following talents on Soulrender Dormazain.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Soulrender Dormazain: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

We advise to use the following talents on Painsmith Raznal.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Painsmith Raznal: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

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

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

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Kel'Thuzad: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

We advise to use the following talents on Sylvanas Windrunner.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sylvanas Windrunner: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

3.1.

Tips

Before combat starts, you will be able to get 4 Anima Powers from the trash before the boss. Balance Druid have notably powerful options depending on your Covenant and choose the ones that look strongest in terms of throughput.

The Tarragrue can enrage and that can be dispeled via Soothe Icon Soothe so watch your timers to take care of it right away. Use our advanced utility to reach safe zones and kite the boss if you are targeted during the last 10%.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

4.1.

Tips

Use Stellar Drift Icon Stellar Drift for mobility as well as for cleaving where you can. Either Covenant signature ability can be used to bypass Annihilating Glare Icon Annihilating Glare for a bit of a damage gain when possible.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

5.1.

Tips

This is a basic council-style encounter with some good 2-target cleave. Try to save Fury of Elune Icon Fury of Elune when the bosses are stacked up for full value and you can easily Starfall Icon Starfall for bonus mobility and free cleave.

Phase Two is single-target; use your high mobility and tankiness to help do soaks out at ranged.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

6.1.

Tips

Always save Astral Power to help burst down Orbs of Torment, as they deal increasing damage the longer they are alive. You do not necessarily need to use Starfall Icon Starfall to cleave a second target but there are multiple void zone and dance-like abilities where the added utility of Stellar Drift Icon Stellar Drift can shine.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

7.1.

Tips

This is a single-target-focused fight with waves of add spawns that can be displaced and interrupted. You can use Typhoon Icon Typhoon to help with positioning if needed but try not to hit the whole group off the boss. Save Fury of Elune Icon Fury of Elune for when the adds are collected ontop of the boss.

Balance Druid utility can shine on this fight as you can utilize Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to help with raid mobility during Tormented Eruptions Icon Tormented Eruptions as well as offering a quick chain break with Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge and Dash Icon Dash.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

8.1.

Tips

Even as a nearly pure single-target boss, you can utilize Stellar Drift Icon Stellar Drift for the pretty constant movement on this boss. Save Astral Power for each Spiked Balls Icon Spiked Balls phase as it is important to quickly burn those down.

An easy way to handle spikes is to run through them as they go down. Even though they are still visible, you can run over them during their retracting animation.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

9.1.

Tips

This is a pretty stationary single-target fight that deals a ton of damage to you through multiple abilities. Use defensives liberally but most importantly when targeted with Threat Neutralization Icon Threat Neutralization as you will not be stacked for heals.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

10.1.

Tips

This is a single-target-focused boss with some small add waves and priority targets mixed in. The larger adds should be single-target-focused using Starsurge Icon Starsurge and the smaller adds should be Solar Beam Icon Solar Beamed and bursted using Fury of Elune Icon Fury of Elune where applicable.

Try to stay close to the boss at all times as that will generally be the safe spot from the various mechanics. Use your Covenant abilities or Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge to quickly get out with each Call of Eternity Icon Call of Eternity.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

11.1.

Tips

Tips will be added after more testing is done on live servers.

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: Sinful Hysteria Icon Sinful Hysteria.

12.1.

Tips

Tips will be added after more testing is done on live servers.

13.

Changelog

  • 10 Jul. 2021: Page added.
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