Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Azortharion 123 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Beast Mastery Hunter for each boss of the following raid: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.5.



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


Talent and Essence Cheatsheet


Wrathion, the Black Emperor



Single-target damage generally wins this fight. We recommend using a Cunning pet, like an Aqiri (they move 30% faster than any other pet type), as you can use its Master's Call Icon Master's Call to rapidly move your pet around in Phase 2, between clusters of Crackling Shards. It will also help your pet connect to the boss more quickly when the phase ends and you have to get back to the boss as soon as possible.

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





We recommend using Survival of the Fittest Icon Survival of the Fittest in an offensive way, when the boss has his Reflection Shield up. Use it along with Spirit Mend Icon Spirit Mend when you use your cooldowns in this phase to survive. You should be liberal with your usage of Exhilaration Icon Exhilaration, Healthstones, and Healing Potions to survive.

For more information, please refer to our Maut guide.


The Prophet Skitra



A Aqiri pet is helpful here, as it can move to distant images very quickly.

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


The Hivemind



Darters are the absolute top priority of this fight. We recommend using Binding Shot Icon Binding Shot as soon as they are stacked. Intimidation Icon Intimidation and Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap can be used to interrupt casts as well.

This fight calls for a heavy "CDR" build, using cooldown-reducing Traits and Essences like Rapid Reload Icon Rapid Reload, Vision of Perfection Icon Vision of Perfection Minor, and the Whispering Eldritch Bow Icon Whispering Eldritch Bow Corruption Weapon.

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


Shad'har the Insatiable



There are no special tips for this fight. It is mostly a single-target nuke with a few mechanics to handle and fire on the ground that you must not stand in.

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


Dark Inquisitor Xanesh



Hunters are good for doing the "Football" Mechanic of this fight, as our pet can keep attacking the boss at full damage while you are doing it. If you are doing this mechanic, we recommend using Trailblazer Icon Trailblazer and Posthaste Icon Posthaste very strongly to aid in your mobility.

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





While there is lots of AoE on this fight, we recommend Killer Cobra Icon Killer Cobra as your Level 100 Talent since boss damage is crucial throughout the entire fight.

Your Essence choice will tend to come down to either Worldvein Resonance Icon Worldvein Resonance or Blood of the Enemy Icon Blood of the Enemy. We recommend Blood of the Enemy for most situations, as it is easier to use and it offers a good compromise of single-target and AoE damage, depending on how you use it.

The fight itself has no Hunter-specific tips, although we recommend a build that is heavy on cooldown-reduction effects, just like The Hivemind.

For more information, please refer to our Vexiona guide.





On this fight, we recommend using the Breath of the Dying Icon Breath of the Dying Major Essence. Its ability should be used on targets that are below 20% or above 80% exclusively. You can also try and use it when tentacles are just about to die (~500K health) to try and get the 100% damage bonus and shortened cooldown.

When fighting Tentacles, you must be in melee range to be in line of sight on higher difficulties. You should be spamming Kill Command to get your pet to the tentacle as soon as possible before you cast Barbed Shot, as the pet needs to be in line of sight to receive its Frenzy buff from your Barbed Shot.

On non-Mythic difficulties, a Aqiri pet can be useful.

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


Ra-den the Despoiled



This fight is a fairly simple single-target fight for Hunters.

When the Void Hunter add is up, you should be in melee range. If you receive the Void Collapse Icon Void Collapse debuff, you can run out of the group and use Aspect of the Turtle Icon Aspect of the Turtle to soak the entire effect by yourself, reducing raid damage significantly and helping the group.

We recommend a macro that removes all beneficial HoT's from your character in the final phase if you get the Corrupted Existence Icon Corrupted Existence debuff (Mythic-only).

  • /cancelaura Atonement
  • /cancelaura Glimmer of Light
  • /cancelaura Renewing Mist
  • /cancelaura Essence Font
  • /cancelaura Spirit Mend
  • /cancelaura Beacon of Light
  • /cancelaura Riptide
  • /cancelaura Refreshing Jade Wind

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


Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn



We recommend using a Visual Beast Cleave WeakAura on this fight. It will tell you when there are Bloods and adds in cleave range of your pet and increase your DPS. The boss is very large and it can be difficult to keep track of your pet and the position of adds relative to it.

If you get targeted by the laser beam that paints shadow on the ground, you can use both Disengage Icon Disengage and Aspect of the Turtle Icon Aspect of the Turtle in clever ways to stack the void zone on itself, reducing its area of effect and allowing your raid more room to play with later in the fight.

Feign Death Icon Feign Death can be used to negate the Charge from the large add on Mythic difficulty. Simply use it and stay Feigned for one second when you get the notification about the charge from your boss mod.

Other than that, it is essentially a single-target nuke fight where survival is extremely important. We recommend sticking to under 40 Corruption for this at all times.

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


Carapace of N'Zoth



We recommend sticking to a single-target build on this fight and focusing on boss damage in Phase 3 rather than optimizing damage in the other two phases.

Pet issues are common on Carapace, especially in Phase 2. We recommend going to the right side whenever possible, because pets are less likely to bug there.

In either case, you should make sure that your pet is hitting the target that you want it to. Try not to send it from one Synthesis Growth to the next. Instead, send it from the first Growth, to a nearby Cyst, and then on to the next Growth. This prevents the pet getting stuck in the wall when trying to path to the next Growth.

When Phase 2 ends, you should spam your Pet Passive bind and let your pet get close to you. Keep spamming the pet passive bind while jumping down to begin Phase 3, and your pet should teleport to you shortly after you start to walk up the ramp.

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


N'Zoth the Corruptor



Your focus on this fight should be maximizing damage done to the boss all the way throughout the fight. In the Psychus Phase, your focus should be on topping the damage done to the Exposed Synapses, only focusing on Psychus once you have killed 7-8 of them.

You should ensure that you have cooldowns ready for whenever the boss becomes vulnerable. This means that you do not want to use Aspect of the Wild Icon Aspect of the Wild in the middle of the Psychus Phase, although you can use it at the beginning and have it back for when the boss is vulnerable afterwards.

You can use this macro when you enter the game to partially disable the cutscene that sends you to the Secret Phase on Mythic difficulty. This will allow you to start DPS'ing earlier when entering and exiting the Mythic Phase.

  • /run CinematicFrame:UnregisterEvent("CINEMATIC_START")

We also recommend using a macro that targets Basher Tentacles for you. This will let you target and attack Basher Tentacles before they even become visible, increasing your uptime and DPS, and reducing the amount of time you spend fumbling with your mouse to attack the right target.

  • /target Basher

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



  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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