Court of Stars Dungeon Guide: Location, Boss Strategies, Trash, and Loot

Last updated on Dec 19, 2022 at 08:58 by Petko 1 comment

Welcome to our guide to the Court of Stars dungeon in Season 1 of the Dragonflight World of Warcraft expansion. This guide will cover everything you need to know about the dungeon, including how to get to it, its layout, the trash and boss mechanics within, and its loot.

Court of Stars is a level 70 dungeon located on the south coast of - Suramar, Broken Isles. The nearest flight point for Alliance and Horde players is Meredil, Suramar. Upon landing, head further to the east until you uncover the dungeon's entrance.

Court of Stars Entrance Location

This guide will focus on an extensive overview of the dungeon, providing vital information to complete it on MythicMythic and Mythic Keystone difficulty. We will cover all 3 boss fights supported by the most notable trash enemies in the dungeon and their important abilities. If you would like to learn about the other Dragonflight Dungeons or the upcoming Mythic+ season instead, please see our overviews linked below. Otherwise, without further ado, let us begin!

1.

Unlock Unique Profession/Class Bonuses in Court of Stars

There are several Profession/Class bonuses that you can access throughout the dungeon, and each of them will give you unique powers or utilities. Below you can find more information on where you can find them and what exactly their function is:

  • Wounded Nightborne Civilian can be used by all Healers or anyone with Tailoring profession. The special effect will be summoning a "miniboss" which will reduce the number of Felbound Enforcers you have to kill in the area around Talixae Flamewreath.
  • Bazaar Goods can be used by Rogue, Warrior and anyone with Leatherworking profession. The special effect will be summoning a "miniboss," which will reduce the number of Felbound Enforcers you have to kill in the area around Talixae Flamewreath.
  • Arcane Power Conduit can be accessed by Gnomes, Goblins races and players with Engineering profession. The special effect will debuff all Guardian Constructs, stunning them for 5 sec every 20 seconds.
  • Flask of the Solemn Night Icon Flask of the Solemn Night can be used by Rogue and players with Alchemy profession. The special effect will skip the last "phase" of Patrol Captain Gerdo boss encounter (the Enraged Phase), and instead of empowering him, it will cause him to die from the poison instantly.
  • Waterlogged Scroll can be used by Shaman and players with Skinning or Inscription profession. The special effect will grant your entire party 35% movement speed.
  • Umbral Bloom can be used by Druid and players with Herbalism proffesion. The special effect will grant your entire party with 10% Haste.
  • Starlight Rose Brew can be used by Death Knight and Monk. The special effect will grant your whole party improved health and mana regeneration.
  • Lifesized Nightborne Statue can be used by players with Mining and Jewelcrafting profession. The special effect will be summoning a "miniboss," which will reduce the number of Felbound Enforcers you have to kill in the area around Talixae Flamewreath.
  • Nightshade Refreshments can be used by Pandaren race and players with Cooking or Herbalism profession. The special effect will grant your party 10% increased health.
  • Discarded Junk can be used by Hunter and players with Blacksmithing profession. The special effect will summon a "miniboss" at the Talixae Flamewreath boss fight, which will spawn an armed trap. Walking over it will deal 10% of their health and increase their damage taken by 25% for 30 seconds.
  • Magical Lantern can be used by Mage class, Blood Elf / Night Elf races, and players with Enchanting profession. The special bonus will grant your entire party a 10% increased damage bonus.
  • Fel Orb can be used by Demon Hunter, Paladin, Priest, and Warlock classes. The special effect will grant your entire party a 10% increased Critical Strike chance bonus.
  • Infernal Tome can be used by Demon Hunter, Paladin, and Priest classes. The special effect will grant your entire party a 10% damage reduction bonus.
Court of Stars Profession Bonus Locations
2.

The Gilded Market and Patrol Captain Gerdo

2.1.

Patrol Captain Gerdo Trash

Before you engage any trash mobs in this area, you must watch out for any Signaling Beacons around the area. The more of them you disable, the easier the Patrol Captain Gerdo boss fight will be. There are 5 beacons in total within the Gilded Market area. Here is what you should know about the trash mobs located there:

  • Watch out for the Duskwatch Guard's Quelling Strike Icon Quelling Strike frontal ability (it always goes on your tank. In addition, use Purge or Dispel effects once you see them cast Fortification Icon Fortification, it will reduce their damage taken by 25% and increase their Haste by 25%!
  • Step away from the Mana Wyrm once they reach critical health levels. Upon death, they will cast Wild Detonation Icon Wild Detonation, which you must avoid at all costs.
  • Guardian Constructs is the toughest mob in this area; make sure you always interrupt its Suppress Icon Suppress silence channel cast. In addition, they will cast Charging Station Icon Charging Station; if not interrupted, it will heal and increase the damage of the nearby mobs. This is going to be your priority-target to kill!
  • Stop the Duskwatch Sentry once they run toward the nearby Signaling Beacon. If they finish the Sound Alarm Icon Sound Alarm, they will spawn a few trash mobs that give no count, so make sure you stop them at all costs! (Using stun is a great way to stop it).
  • Sidestep the Charged Blast Icon Charged Blast from Bound Energy.
  • Mana Saber will always cast Mana Fang Icon Mana Fang on the furthest enemy; use a personal defensive if you are at low health.
2.2.

Patrol Captain Gerdo Guide

Patrol Captain Gerdo

Rogue and players with Alchemy profession, can interact with Flask of the Solemn Night Icon Flask of the Solemn Night and poison it before the fight begins. This will allow you, once the boss goes for its Flask of the Solemn Night Icon Flask of the Solemn Night to instantly die rather than empowering itself (she casts that ability at 25% health).

2.2.1.

All Roles

  • Avoid the Resonant Slash Icon Resonant Slash frontal-cone ability.
  • Once you see the Arcane Lockdown Icon Arcane Lockdown cast, jump 3 to remove the 3 applications of the debuff (you can also dispel it).
  • If you have de-activated all the Signaling Beacons upon the cast, the boss will not be able to summon any Vigilant Duskwatcher.
2.2.2.

Tank

  • If any Vigilant Duskwatchers spawn, take the aggro and stack them close to the Patrol Captain Gerdo to allow your DPS to cleave all targets simultaneously.
2.2.3.

Healer

  • Dispel the Arcane Lockdown Icon Arcane Lockdown
  • If any Vigilant Duskwatcher, watch out for their Hinder Icon Hinder cast. Yes, you can dispel the stun effect!
  • If you do not have Rogue or anyone with Alchemy profession, use your healing cooldowns once the Patrol Captain Gerdo casts Flask of the Solemn Night Icon Flask of the Solemn Night.
3.

Midnight Court and Talixae Flamewreath

3.1.

Talixae Flamewreath Trash

You can continue to acquire the unique buffs in the Midnight Court area while navigating your way through the several new trash mobs and 3 minibosses that you must defeat before engaging the second boss of the dungeon — Talixae Flamewreath. Here is more information on behalf of that:

  • Watch out for Blazing Imps' Drifting Embers Icon Drifting Embers. Do not underestimate them just because they have lower health; use mass stun effects to stop the channel cast when available.
  • Use defensive when Watchful Inquisitors are casting Eye Storm Icon Eye Storm. This is a high-damage alert and your healer must be ready with their cooldowns if needed!
  • Interrupt the Bewitch Icon Bewitch cast from Shadow Mistress. In addition, your tank must pay attention to Shadow Slash Icon Shadow Slash, especially if they pull that trash mob with any other non-boss-enemies.
  • Beware of the Legion Hound and their Felblaze Leap Icon Felblaze Leap. It will always go on a random target, which can catch you by surprise!
  • At last, the mandatory Felbound Enforcers you must kill in this area. They have only one cast — Fel Detonation Icon Fel Detonation, which you can line off sight before it ends to avoid the massive damage you will take from it!

You must defeat the 3 minibosses that surround Talixae Flamewreath since each of the demonic emissaries will grant Bond of Cunning Icon Bond of Cunning aura, which will make the boss fight significantly harder. Here is what each of them does.

3.1.1.

Baalgar the Watchful

Baalgar the Watchful will have 2 important abilities Disintegration Beam Icon Disintegration Beam and Impending Doom Icon Impending Doom. Your kicks should go on Disintegration Beam Icon Disintegration Beam and your healer must be aware of how Impending Doom Icon Impending Doom works — it will always go on a 2 random players from your party. Upon dispelling, it will trigger an AoE explosion to all enemies.

Baalgar
3.1.2.

Imacu'tya

Imacu'tya will be annoying for melee players since you must run out of melee when she casts Whirling Blades Icon Whirling Blades. In addition, make sure you interrupt her Scream of Pain Icon Scream of Pain cast, or else it will damage everyone in your party.

Imacu'tya
3.1.3.

Jazsharlu

Jazsharlu has lethal frontal cast — Shockwave Icon Shockwave, which will stun you and Crushing Leap Icon Crushing Leap, randomly targeting anyone from your party and dealing damage to them.

Jazsharlu
3.2.

Talixae Flamewreath Guide

Talixae Flamewreath
3.2.1.

All Roles

  • Interrupt all Withering Soul Icon Withering Soul casts.
  • Stack together for the Infernal Eruption Icon Infernal Eruption, but make sure you do not get hit by the initial damage.
  • Focus on the Infernal Imps as soon as they spawn from Infernal Eruption Icon Infernal Eruption.
3.2.2.

Tank

  • Stack all the Infernal Imps on top of the Talixae Flamewreath.
3.2.3.

Healer

  • Be ready to top up your party when Talixae Flamewreath is casting Burning Intensity Icon Burning Intensity.
  • If Withering Soul Icon Withering Soul cast goes through, you can dispel the effect.
4.

The Jeweled Estate and Advisor Melandrus

4.1.

Advisor Melandrus Trash

Once you have defeated Talixae Flamewreath, talk to the Lyleth Lunastre NPC just before you enter the The Jeweled Estate. He will disguise you and give you a mission to find the spy in the room. Each Chatty Rumormonger will have a chance to give you a clue, up to a maximum of 5 clues. Once you collect the clues, it becomes much easier to find the spy; upon finding it, the NPC will flee into one of the corridors and Gerenth the Vile will appear. After defeating the Gerenth the Vile, the door at the final boss will open, and you will be able to engage in the encounter. One side note, once you have collected all 5 clues, you can use Demon Hunter's Spectral Sight Icon Spectral Sight to find out the spy! Here is what you should know about Gerenth the Vile:

  • Shadow Bolt Volley Icon Shadow Bolt Volley is unavoidable AoE damage that will be cast upon your party every couple of seconds.
  • Your tank must beware with Vampiric Claws Icon Vampiric Claws as it deals serious initial damage and heals the Gerenth the Vile.
  • Your whole party must pay attention to the Hypnosis Bat Icon Hypnosis Bat and use a stun effect to stop his cast; otherwise, the person that gets targeted by it will be charmed and turn hostile.
4.2.

Advisor Melandrus Guide

<strong>Advisor Melandrus</strong>
4.2.1.

All Roles

  • Blade Surge Icon Blade Surge will be cast on the furthest player from your party, dealing serious initial damage and leaving a hard ticking BleedBleed effect, so you want to "bait" it at a good spot. Reminder, after the charge, the boss will leave an image of Advisor Melandrus.
  • Avoid the rotating Piercing Gale Icon Piercing Gales on the ground. They will appear at the location where Advisor Melandrus begins his Blade Surge Icon Blade Surge cast.
  • Avoid the Piercing Gale Icon Piercing Gale ground animation. Remember that any images of Advisor Melandrus will copy this ability when cast.
4.2.2.

Tank

  • Continuously relocate the boss so you avoid any nearby images of Advisor Melandrus and their Piercing Gale Icon Piercing Gales.
4.2.3.

Healer

  • Use your healing cooldowns when the boss is casting Slicing Maelstrom Icon Slicing Maelstrom. A reminder that images of Advisor Melandrus will also copy this ability when cast.
5.

Court of Stars Loot Table

5.1.

Patrol Captain Gerdo

Type Item Stats
Mail Shoulder Epaulets of Deceitful Intent Icon Epaulets of Deceitful Intent Crit/Mastery
Cape Cape of the Duskwatch Icon Cape of the Duskwatch Crit/Haste
Cloth Chest Arcanist's Resonant Robes Icon Arcanist's Resonant Robes Haste/Mastery
Leather Hands Guileful Intruder Handguards Icon Guileful Intruder Handguards Crit/Haste
Plate Boots Duskwatch Guard's Boots Icon Duskwatch Guard's Boots Crit/Haste
Trinket Flask of the Solemn Night Icon Flask of the Solemn Night Int
5.2.

Talixae Flamewreath

Type Item Stats
Crossbow Felsworn Covenant Crossbow Icon Felsworn Covenant Crossbow Mastery/Vers
Mail Head Collar of Fiery Allegiance Icon Collar of Fiery Allegiance Haste/Crit
Neck Chain of Scorched Bones Icon Chain of Scorched Bones Haste/Vers
Plate Chest Inferno Breastplate Icon Inferno Breastplate Haste/Crit
Cloth Waist Cord of Wicked Pyromania Icon Cord of Wicked Pyromania Crit/Haste
Leather Legs Fevermelt Legguards Icon Fevermelt Legguards Haste/Crit
Trinket Infernal Writ Icon Infernal Writ Int
5.3.

Advisor Melandrus

Type Item Stats
Staff Crux of Blind Faith Icon Crux of Blind Faith Haste/Mastery
1H Sword Edge of the First Blade Icon Edge of the First Blade Mastery/Crit
Plate Head Helmet of Reverent Loyalty Icon Helmet of Reverent Loyalty Haste/Mastery
Leather Head Veil of Unseen Strikes Icon Veil of Unseen Strikes Mastery/Vers
Neck Strand of the Stars Icon Strand of the Stars Vers/Mastery
Cloth Shoulder Amice of the Unfurling Tempest Icon Amice of the Unfurling Tempest Crit/Haste
Mail Chest Luminous Bladesworn Hauberk Icon Luminous Bladesworn Hauberk Vers/Mastery
Mail Waist Arcane-Bound Gale Chain Icon Arcane-Bound Gale Chain Haste/Crit
Plate Waist Roaring Breeze Waistguard Icon Roaring Breeze Waistguard Mastery/Crit
Cloth Legs Suramar Magistrate Leggings Icon Suramar Magistrate Leggings Haste/Vers
Leather Feet Footpads of the Swift Balestra Icon Footpads of the Swift Balestra Crit/Mastery
Finger Jeweled Signet of Melandrus Icon Jeweled Signet of Melandrus Haste/Crit
Trinket Windscar Whetstone Icon Windscar Whetstone Mastery
6.

Court of Stars Achievements

There are 5 total achievements to obtain in Court of Stars:

Achievement Criteria
Mythic: Court of Stars Icon Mythic: Court of Stars Defeat Advisor Melandrus in Court of Stars on MythicMythic difficulty.
Mythic: Court of Stars Guild Run Icon Mythic: Court of Stars Guild Run Defeat Advisor Melandrus in Court of Stars on MythicMythic difficulty while in a guild group.
Keystone Hero: Court of Stars Icon Keystone Hero: Court of Stars Complete Court of Stars at MythicMythic Level 20 or higher, within the time limit.
Dropping Some Eaves Icon Dropping Some Eaves Witness the conversation between Advisor Melandrus and Grand Magistrix Elisande in Court of Stars on MythicMythic difficulty.
Waiting for Gerdo Icon Waiting for Gerdo Disable each of the watchposts after Patrol Captain Gerdo signals them and then defeat him in Court of Stars on MythicMythic difficulty.
7.

Changelog

  • 19 Dec. 2022: Guide added.
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