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Destruction Warlock DPS The Emerald Nightmare Boss by boss (Legion 7.2.5)

Last updated on Feb 13, 2017 at 13:53 by Furty 239 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, you will find boss by boss strategies for your Destruction Warlock for current content.

The other pages of our Destruction Warlock guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Future. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Bangerz, a top raider who plays in Method; you can his stream on Twitch and follow him on Twitter.

Introduction

In this section you will find information pertaining to each boss individually. It is recommended you follow the standard talent build found in the Builds, Talents, and Glyphs section of the guide unless otherwise advised on a per boss basis. Much of the information is geared towards Mythic encounters, though it can be applied equally to the lesser difficulties.

1. The Nighthold

1.1. Skorpyron

Soul Conduit Icon Soul Conduit is a good choice on this boss alone as you will spend a lot of time carpeting the scorpids in Rain of Fire Icon Rain of Fires. Grimoire of Sacrifice Icon Grimoire of Sacrifice or Grimoire of Service Icon Grimoire of Service can be chosen depending on whether you want more overall damage or more single target damage on the boss during the vulnerability phase. Place a Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle somewhere off to the site to quickly escape any frontal cones and reduce movement.

1.1.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Erratic Metronome Icon Erratic Metronome & Whispers in the Dark Icon Whispers in the Dark

Legendary Choice: Feretory of Souls Icon Feretory of Souls & Lessons of Space-Time Icon Lessons of Space-Time

Talent Choice:

1.2. Chronomatic Anomaly

Wreak Havoc Icon Wreak Havoc is the best option here due to the presence of the Waning Time Particles. Place a Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway to assist in movement to and from the adds as well as your personal Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle.

1.2.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Erratic Metronome Icon Erratic Metronome & Whispers in the Dark Icon Whispers in the Dark

Legendary Choice: Feretory of Souls Icon Feretory of Souls & Lessons of Space-Time Icon Lessons of Space-Time

Talent Choice:

1.3. Trilliax

You can Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle over the Annihilate beam or use it to reduce movement to and from Toxic Slices. Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway should be used in a similar fashion.

1.3.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Erratic Metronome Icon Erratic Metronome & Whispers in the Dark Icon Whispers in the Dark

Legendary Choice: Feretory of Souls Icon Feretory of Souls & Lessons of Space-Time Icon Lessons of Space-Time

Talent Choice:

1.4. Spellblade Aluriel

Cataclysm Icon Cataclysm and Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest can be used interchangeably here; Cataclysm will result in higher overall numbers and more damage on the animated adds, while Soul Harvest adds more pressure on the boss itself. On Mythic difficulty Wreak Havoc Icon Wreak Havoc should be used, but should be swapped with Channel Demonfire Icon Channel Demonfire on lower difficulties. Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can be set up based on personal preference.

1.4.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Erratic Metronome Icon Erratic Metronome & Whispers in the Dark Icon Whispers in the Dark

Legendary Choice: Feretory of Souls Icon Feretory of Souls & Lessons of Space-Time Icon Lessons of Space-Time

Talent Choice:

1.5. Tichondrius

On Mythic, your Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle should be placed behind but in line with the Seeker Swarm soak point. On lesser difficulties, place your circle on the side of the room dedicated to Carrion Plagues. Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can be placed to help the tanks with movement, or at your own discretion. Fire and Brimstone Icon Fire and Brimstone will help with the bat damage during the intermission and Wreak Havoc Icon Wreak Havoc will allow you to maintain a strong presence on the adds at all times.

1.5.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Erratic Metronome Icon Erratic Metronome & Whispers in the Dark Icon Whispers in the Dark

Legendary Choice: Feretory of Souls Icon Feretory of Souls & Lessons of Space-Time Icon Lessons of Space-Time

Talent Choice:

1.6. Star Augur Etraeus

Use Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway to assist with the movement to and from the melee stacks. Your Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be placed as necessary, though I prefer to put mine near the edge for quick movement with Icy Ejection and Fel Nova. Wreak Havoc Icon Wreak Havoc is a great alternative option on Mythic to help maintain boss damage while damaging the add.

1.6.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Erratic Metronome Icon Erratic Metronome & Whispers in the Dark Icon Whispers in the Dark

Legendary Choice: Feretory of Souls Icon Feretory of Souls & Lessons of Space-Time Icon Lessons of Space-Time

Talent Choice:

1.7. Krosus

Make good use of Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway to reduce movement from Orbs of Destruction.

1.7.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Erratic Metronome Icon Erratic Metronome & Whispers in the Dark Icon Whispers in the Dark

Legendary Choice: Feretory of Souls Icon Feretory of Souls & Lessons of Space-Time Icon Lessons of Space-Time

Talent Choice:

1.8. High Botanist Tel'arn

Wreak Havoc Icon Wreak Havoc is the preferable option on all difficulties. On Normal and Heroic the bosses share health, and on Mythic the sheer amount of cleave on Plasma Spheres and Fetters makes it the best option regardless. Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle is great for escaping Controlled Chaos and Solar Collapse.

1.8.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Erratic Metronome Icon Erratic Metronome & Whispers in the Dark Icon Whispers in the Dark

Legendary Choice: Feretory of Souls Icon Feretory of Souls & Lessons of Space-Time Icon Lessons of Space-Time

Talent Choice:

1.9. Grand Magistrix Elisande

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be invaluable for avoiding Arcanetic Rings on lesser difficulties, and allowing for quick movement on Mythic. Prioritize damage on Time Elementals and use Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway to quickly reach the other side of the room, which can be great for catching Epocheric Orbs.

1.9.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Erratic Metronome Icon Erratic Metronome & Whispers in the Dark Icon Whispers in the Dark

Legendary Choice: Feretory of Souls Icon Feretory of Souls & Lessons of Space-Time Icon Lessons of Space-Time

Talent Choice:

1.10. Gul'dan

Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway is great for quickly avoiding Storm of the Destroyer. Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be used and replaced several times as necessary; it has a variety of great applications on this fight. Wreak Havoc Icon Wreak Havoc is the preferable choice for handling the variety of adds present throughout the encounter.

1.10.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Erratic Metronome Icon Erratic Metronome & Whispers in the Dark Icon Whispers in the Dark

Legendary Choice: Feretory of Souls Icon Feretory of Souls & Lessons of Space-Time Icon Lessons of Space-Time

Talent Choice:

2. ChangeLog

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  • 13 Feb. 2017: Removed Emerald Nightmare bosses; added Nighthold advice and suggested legendary/trinket/talent combinations.
  • 12 Jan. 2017: Updated Emerald Nightmare talent advice.
  • 10 Dec. 2016: Updated talent choices for some bosses.
  • 10 Oct. 2016: Added boss by boss guide for Destruction Warlocks.
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