Destruction Warlock DPS Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Motoko 55 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Destruction Warlock 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

In this section, you will find information for each boss in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible as a Destruction Warlock. These are not complete encounter guides but provide specific tips for any Destruction Warlock on each boss.

2.

Destruction Warlock Talents in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Listed below is the default talent setup recommended for the Raid. However, if a boss requires a substantially different setup, it will be mentioned in the respective section.

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3.

Kazzara, the Hellforged

The standard talent configuration listed at the top of this page is suggested.

3.1.

Tips

Single target encounter without additional phases.

Nothing overly complicated for a first boss in the Raid, as the main mechanic of guiding the Ray of Anguish Icon Ray of Anguish towards the Dread Rift Icon Dread Rift can be trivialized by placing Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle right behind it.

Consider using active mitigation such as Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact and/or Unending Resolve Icon Unending Resolve for Hellsteel Carnage Icon Hellsteel Carnage at 80%, 60% and 40% of the boss Health.

4.

The Amalgamation Chamber

The standard talent configuration listed at the top of this page is suggested.

4.1.

Tips

Two phases encounter with 2 targets in the first phase, which then combine together in the second half of the fight.

During the first half, position yourself so you can cleave both targets with Havoc Icon Havoc taking care not to get both debuffs stacks too high in the process.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be used to trivialize movements from the Shadow side.

Make use of Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact and/or Unending Resolve Icon Unending Resolve when soaking the circles in the Fire Side and in the second phase.

5.

The Forgotten Experiments

The standard talent configuration listed at the top of this page is suggested.

5.1.

Tips

Three phases council encounter with 1 boss active at any time.

During Neldris phase Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can help minimise movements from Rending Charge Icon Rending Charge and Bellowing Roar Icon Bellowing Roar.

During the Thadrion phase, extract additional resources from the spawning adds through the Immolate Icon Immolate application and Havoc Icon Havoc usage.

Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact and/or Unending Resolve Icon Unending Resolve can help once again mitigating the damage from Violent Eruption Icon Violent Eruption.

During Rionthus phase Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can help repositioning to avoid Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath.

6.

Assault of the Zaqali

Single target with Rain of Fire Icon Rain of Fire is recommended:

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6.1.

Tips

Two phases encounter with add management in the first, and a boss burn in the second.

Curse of Tongues Icon Curse of Tongues can substantially reduce Magma Mystics damage on Raid. Imp Singe Magic Icon Singe Magic can dispel Magma Flow, but Felhunter can interrupt casts, so choose your pet accordingly to raid needs.

In the last phase, consider rotating Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact and Unending Resolve Icon Unending Resolve for soaking Catastrophic Slam Icon Catastrophic Slam when debuffed.

7.

Rashok, the Elder

The standard talent configuration listed at the top of this page is suggested.

7.1.

Tips

Single target encounter.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can help handling Searing Slam Icon Searing Slam, as well as Shadowlava Blast Icon Shadowlava Blast, together with Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway for some emergency repositioning.

Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact and Unending Resolve Icon Unending Resolve can be rotated during the various soaking mechanics in the fight to ease the pressure on healers.

The fight is a DPS check therefore focusing on the rotation while minimizing movements to dodge the various damaging effect is paramount.

8.

The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn

The standard talent configuration listed at the top of this page is suggested.

8.1.

Tips

Single phase encounter with a limited number of adds spawning.

Crowd control can be used to interrupt Golems.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be also timed to counter the raid-wide knockback Blast Wave Icon Blast Wave.

9.

Magmorax

The standard talent configuration listed at the top of this page is suggested.

9.1.

Tips

Single target encounter.

Warlocks being innately tanky, are well-suited to soak Molten Spittle Icon Molten Spittles and Lava Ejection Icon Lava Ejection.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be timed to counter the raid-wide knockback Overpowering Stomp Icon Overpowering Stomp.

10.

Echo of Neltharion

The standard talent configuration listed at the top of this page is suggested.

10.1.

Tips

Three phases encounter with 3 adds during the second phase.

A pre-placed Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can help move across various sections of the arena despite Walls being still intact.

The fight could not be tested in its entirety on the PTR, so further suggestions will come after release.

11.

Scalecommander Sarkareth

The standard talent configuration listed at the top of this page is suggested.

11.1.

Tips

Three phases single target encounter with some adds spawning.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can help baiting the various ground effects across all three phases.

If personal cooldowns are not required for Glittering Surge Icon Glittering Surge, consider saving Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact for when to soak Fire Breath Icon Fire Breaths or Disintegrate Icon Disintegrates.

In the last phase correctly placing Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway is pivotal to facilitate moving the whole raid group outside Cosmic Ascension Icon Cosmic Ascension.

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: Talents updated for patch 10.1.5.
  • 06 May 2023: Page added.
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