Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Mandl and Panthea 36 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Blood Death Knight for each boss of the following raid: Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

1.

Introduction

Below, you can find class and spec-specific advice for every fight in Aberrus. If you are looking for a general overview of the Raid that is not spec-specific, check out our dedicated Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible guides.

On this page, you will find Blood Death Knight specific information to deal with each boss in the Aberrus raid. These are not complete encounter guides but rather provide specific tips for doing the bosses as a Blood Death Knight.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Blood Death Knight and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game by clicking 'Copy Export String.'

3.

Kazzara, the Hellforged

3.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

3.2.

Tips

  • Taunt swap on every stack of Terror Claws Icon Terror Claws.
  • Terror Claws Icon Terror Claws deals a combination of Physical and Magic damage. If you have Blood Shield Icon Blood Shield active and some Runic Power for Death Strike Icon Death Strike you should be more than fine. You can use additional cooldowns if necessary, depending on your HP% at the time of cast.
  • Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance to negate the pushback from Wings of Extinction Icon Wings of Extinction.

For more information, please refer to our Kazzara guide.

4.

The Amalgamation Chamber

4.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

4.2.

Tips

  • Be prepared with Death Strike Icon Death Strike for Shadow Spike Icon Shadow Spike / Flame Slash Icon Flame Slash.
  • Depending on your strategy for this encounter, you may need to swap bosses during Phase 1. If this is the case, be ready to run with Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance.
  • Fire - Phase 1: You can comfortably solo soak Fiery Meteor Icon Fiery Meteor with Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell.
  • Shadow - Phase 1: The stacking health reduction from this boss will make Shadow Spike Icon Shadow Spike more deadly. Be prepared to use cooldowns to survive these hits.
  • Phase 2: The tank combo in this phase will require a taunt immediately after Withering Vulnerability Icon Withering Vulnerability and the tank that taunted should make sure that the other tank is not hit by Shadowflame Burst Icon Shadowflame Burst.

For more information, please refer to our Amalgamation Chamber guide.

5.

The Forgotten Experiments

5.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

5.2.

Tips

  • Taunt swap at 3-4 stacks of Infused Strikes Icon Infused Strikes.
  • When both tanks have Infused Strikes Icon Infused Strikes stacks, run into each other to clear them. Do not do this again until Infused Explosion Icon Infused Explosion has faded.
  • Phase 3: Whoever is not tanking the boss should focus on keeping Temporal Anomaly Icon Temporal Anomaly orbs away from the boss by running into them.

For more information, please refer to our Forgotten Experiments guide.

6.

Assault of the Zaqali

6.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

6.2.

Tips

  • Be ready to Dark Command Icon Dark Command and Death Grip Icon Death Grip adds as they appear.
  • Tank all adds on top of the Magma Mystic.
  • Taunt the boss as soon as he jumps to your platform.
  • Mythic: The pushback from Ignara can be negated with Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance.

For more information, please refer to our Assault of the Zaqali guide.

7.

Rashok, the Elder

7.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

7.2.

Tips

  • The tank mechanic of this fight is a combo hit. Taunt when you see the same attack appear in the pattern. You do not want to be hit by Flaming Slash Icon Flaming Slash or Earthen Crush Icon Earthen Crush twice in the same combo.
  • When Shadowlava Blast Icon Shadowlava Blast is cast (big purple cone). Use this as your indicator to drag the boss into the middle of the room.

For more information, please refer to our Rashok the Elder guide.

8.

The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn

8.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

8.2.

Tips

  • Taunt swap at 5-6 stacks of Searing Claws Icon Searing Claws.
  • When you are not tanking, try to soak Shrapnel Bomb Icon Shrapnel Bomb's. Aim to have some Blood Shield Icon Blood Shield active for this so you do not die whilst being out of range of the boss.
  • The pushback from Blast Wave Icon Blast Wave can be negated with Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance.
  • The Golems can be gripped together. You can opt to save Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb on the pull and use it on their first appearance, or use it on pull and save it for the second set.
  • You can stop the casts from the Golems with Death Grip Icon Death Grip, Mind Freeze Icon Mind Freeze, Blinding Sleet Icon Blinding Sleet and Asphyxiate Icon Asphyxiate.
  • Tactical Destruction Icon Tactical Destruction is always cast on the pillars closest to the boss. When the Golems spawn, move the boss closer to the middle so the melee DPS do not have to run as much.

For more information, please refer to our Zskarn guide.

9.

Magmorax

9.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

9.2.

Tips

  • When Incinerating Maws Icon Incinerating Maws is cast, wait until the attack has finished before taunting.
  • If you are the target of Incinerating Maws Icon Incinerating Maws use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to help survive the hits.
  • Keep the boss away from Magma Puddle Icon Magma Puddle's.
  • When you are not tanking soak Magma Puddle Icon Magma Puddle's to reduce their size.
  • The knockback from Overpowering Stomp Icon Overpowering Stomp can be negated with Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance.

For more information, please refer to our Magmorax guide.

10.

Echo of Neltharion

10.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

10.2.

Tips

  • Do not use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance on the knockbacks in this fight. You want to be knocked through walls.
  • Phase 1: Taunt after Calamitous Strike Icon Calamitous Strike.
  • Phase 1: After Calamitous Strike Icon Calamitous Strike the boss will cast Echoing Fissure Icon Echoing Fissure, and this will be your indicator to move to a new area.
  • Phase 2: Keep the boss near the Voice from Beyond adds to kill them.
  • Phase 2: When an add has died, move to the next one.
  • Phase 2: The tank mechanic in this phase is Sunder Shadow Icon Sunder Shadow. He will knock you through a wall, and shortly after, all walls between where you were knocked from to where you are now will be destroyed.
  • Phase 3: Gain threat on the spawning adds.
  • Phase 3: When Ebon Destruction Icon Ebon Destruction is cast run into a portal to survive.

For more information, please refer to our Neltharion guide.

11.

Scalecommander Sarkareth

11.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

11.2.

Tips

  • Phase 1: Swap after each stack of Burning Claws Icon Burning Claws. This will leave a debuff on the tank which will deal damage to the entire raid based on the amount of damage you took. Utilise Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell, Icebound Fortitude Icon Icebound Fortitude and Lichborne Icon Lichborne to mitigate it.
  • Phase 1: Stand in one Searing Breath Icon Searing Breath to remove Oppressing Howl Icon Oppressing Howl.
  • Intermission 1: Soak the 3 pools that spawn around your character to leave this realm. If you take too long between the soaks or do not soak all 3 you will die.
  • Intermission 1: Run through 10 Astral Flare Icon Astral Flares before you soak all 3 pools.
  • Phase 2: Swap after each stack of Void Claws Icon Void Claws.
  • Phase 2: Stand in pools on the ground to enter the shadow realm from the intermission and let your Void Claws Icon Void Claws debuff expire inside there to avoid dealing damage to the raid.
  • Phase 2: Make good use of your grips to keep the adds on top of the boss.
  • Phase 3: Swap after each stack of Void Slash Icon Void Slash. This is a frontal attack; ensure no other player is hit.
  • Phase 3: Similar to Phase 2 stand in pools on the ground to enter the shadow realm and let your debuff expire in here to avoid dealing damage to the raid.
  • Phase 3: The pushback from Scouring Eternity Icon Scouring Eternity can be negated with Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance.

For more information, please refer to our Scalecommander Sarkareth guide.

12.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 09 May 2023: Page added.
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