Destruction Warlock DPS The Eternal Palace Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Jul 14, 2019 at 11:20 by Motoko 67 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: The Eternal Palace. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5.

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Introduction for Destruction Warlock Boss Advice in The Eternal Palace

In this section, you will find information pertaining to each boss individually in The Eternal Palace.

The advice in this section is in a state of being continually updated, as the content is still extremely fresh. As we experience the bosses in their live and properly finished states, additional tips and advanced techniques will be added.

Author note with regards to recommended Essences — Different ranks have different power levels, and what ranks the player has unlocked at any given time dictate which essences perform the best. In order to offer a more realistic representation of actual progress, we provide 2 essence lists per fight: one list that uses Rank 2 for every essence, while the second assumes the player has unlocked everything at Rank 3.

1.1.

Talent Cheatsheet for Destruction Warlock

Abyssal Commander Sivara Blackwater Behemoth Radiance of Azshara Lady Ashvane Orgozoa The Queen's Court Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha Queen Azshara

We advise to use the following talents on Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise to use the following essences on Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise to use the following talents on Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise to use the following essences on Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise to use the following talents on Radiance of Azshara.

We advise to use the following essences on Radiance of Azshara.

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Ashvane.

We advise to use the following essences on Lady Ashvane.

We advise to use the following talents on Orgozoa.

We advise to use the following essences on Orgozoa.

We advise to use the following talents on The Queen's Court.

We advise to use the following essences on The Queen's Court.

We advise to use the following talents on Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise to use the following essences on Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise to use the following talents on Queen Azshara.

We advise to use the following essences on Queen Azshara.

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Abyssal Commander Sivara

We advise you to use the following talents against Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Abyssal Commander Sivara.

2.1.

Tips

In this standard single-target first boss of the raid, make intelligent use of Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway and Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle to minimize the amount of movement required when targeted by Inversion Icon Inversion, or when affected by Overflow Icon Overflow. Remember to keep moving every now and then in order to keep stacks low when affected by Rimefrost Icon Rimefrost; viceversa try to move the least amount possible when affected by Septic Taint Icon Septic Taint. It is imperative to dodge Overwhelming Barrage Icon Overwhelming Barrage.

For more information, please refer to our Abyssal Commander Sivara strategy guide.

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Blackwater Behemoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise you to use the following essences against Blackwater Behemoth.

3.1.

Tips

This is a single-target boss with periodic movements and additional targets. Darkest Depths Icon Darkest Depths reduces all incoming healing from others by 100%, which means you can partially mitigate incoming damage, even if you do not have Bioluminescence Icon Bioluminescence. Stay at least 4 yards away from everyone else to avoid triggering Bioelectric Feelers Icon Bioelectric Feelers. Feel free to apply Immolate Icon Immolate on Shimmerscale Pufferfishes for additional resources but make sure they do not die before time. During the transition, avoid Jellyfishes at all cost. Burning Rush Icon Burning Rush does not work underwater; use the Slipstreams to move between platforms instead.

For more information, please refer to our Blackwater Behemoth strategy guide.

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Radiance of Azshara

We advise you to use the following talents against Radiance of Azshara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Radiance of Azshara.

4.1.

Tips

This is a single-target boss with frequent movements and 2 phases. Make use of Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle to facilitate movements, such as dodging Arcanado Icon Arcanados or moving away from the group when targeted by Arcane Bomb Icon Arcane Bomb. Affliction and Destruction can use Imp to dispel Arcane Bomb Icon Arcane Bombs autonomously, helping healers. During Phase 2, you can use previously placed Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle to bypass Squall Trap Icon Squall Traps, but Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway will still trigger the Arcanados.

For more information, please refer to our Radiance of Azshara strategy guide.

5.

Lady Ashvane

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Ashvane.

We advise you to use the following essences against Lady Ashvane.

5.1.

Tips

This is a simple single-target fight with light movements and few self-explanatory mechanics. Hold cooldowns at the beginning, since you want to use them when her shield is down. Worldvein Resonance's minor power is a safe option here due low movements, which translates in high uptime; but make sure at least 3 other players nearby you are using the minor. Help intercepting Rippling Wave Icon Rippling Waves but pace yourself in doing so, to avoid damage spikes on the whole raid. Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be used to help deal with the Corals in the back if you are marked with a rune.

For more information, please refer to our Lady Ashvane strategy guide.

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Orgozoa

We advise you to use the following talents against Orgozoa.

We advise you to use the following essences against Orgozoa.

6.1.

Tips

This is a single-target fight with periodic adds, light movement and a gauntlet between Phase 1 and 2. During Phases 1 and 2, try to time Cataclysm Icon Cataclysm with add waves. With Vision of Perfection, you should get your second Summon Infernal Icon Summon Infernal right in time for the second add wave. Choosing Demon Skin Icon Demon Skin allows you to mitigate more of the incoming damage throughout the encounter, but taking Burning Rush Icon Burning Rush will allow you to navigate faster across the gauntlet. Felhunter can be used to interrupt Conductive Pulse Icon Conductive Pulse in Phase 2.

For more information, please refer to our Orgozoa strategy guide.

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The Queen's Court

We advise you to use the following talents against The Queen's Court.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Queen's Court.

7.1.

Tips

This is a 2-target council encounter with sporadic adds. Make use of Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway to minimize movements required to handle Frenetic Charge Icon Frenetic Charge, Zealous Eruption Icon Zealous Eruption and Stand Alone! Icon Stand Alone!. Keep Havoc Icon Havoc on cooldown and try to maximize the amount of damage you can apply in those windows. Pay attention to Queen Azshara when she casts Repeat Performance Icon Repeat Performance Decree: you want to avoid casting the same ability twice in a row, lest you incur 1.5 seconds of silence. Try to move every few seconds with during Deferred Sentence Icon Deferred Sentence to avoid building too many stacks, unless your strategy includes planned discharges in groups. When targeted by Fanatical Verdict Icon Fanatical Verdict you have 8 seconds to position yourself 7 yards away from everyone else. Stagger Potent Spark Icon Potent Sparks deaths to avoid wiping the raid.

For more information, please refer to our The Queen's Court strategy guide.

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Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha

We advise you to use the following talents against Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise you to use the following essences against Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

8.1.

Tips

This is a single-target fight in 3 different realms, with periodic adds and light movement. During the first phase, dodge Crushing Grasp Icon Crushing Grasp tentacles. Keep Immolate Icon Immolate on every Horrific Summoners and try to maximize your Havoc Icon Havoc windows. Imp can dispel Dread Icon Dread, in case you need to support healers, but keep in mind that doing so will trigger raid wide damage for each dispel. Save Cataclysm Icon Cataclysm for when Horrific Visions are grouped in melee range.

At 70% Za'qul will open 3 orange pools leading to the Delirium Realm for those assigned players. Inside the realm you gain 80% haste but you will take increasing shadow damage until you are forced out and back in the Physical Realm. Consider holding both offensive and defensive cooldowns if you are assigned to the Delirium Realm to maximize the amount of time and damage inside. Smart placement of Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway can help navigate the room, especially when tasked to enter the Fear Realm, where you have to kill Horrific Summoners quickly.

For more information, please refer to our Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha strategy guide.

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Queen Azshara

We advise you to use the following talents against Queen Azshara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Queen Azshara.

9.1.

Tips

This is an encounter with multiple phases. Warlocks innate survivability makes them a good choice for charging runes. Phase 1 starts with 2 targets, so position yourself in order to maximize DOT uptime on both. Avoid Lightning Orbs Icon Lightning Orbs and consider using Felhunter to help interrupting Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning. Place Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle near the edge of the platform to deal with Beckon Icon Beckon and Charged Spear Icon Charged Spear, just make sure nobody is standing between you and Cyranus if you are targeted. Soak Arcane orbs and focus Overzealous Hulk when it spawns.

During intermissions, follow the decrees and soak Arcane Orb Icon Arcane Orbs in this priority.

In Phase 2, reposition Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway and Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle accordingly with your raid strategy, to handle Arcane Burst Icon Arcane Burst and Arcane Detonation Icon Arcane Detonation mechanics. Try to line up Phantom Singularity Icon Phantom Singularity and Essence of the Focusing Iris Icon Essence of the Focusing Iris for when adds spawn.

During Phase 3, if marked by the spear, move behind a Tidemistress to break her shield. Keep Immolate Icon Immolate rolling on every target, but try to not kill Myrmidon before both Tidemistresses' shields are down. Maximize your Havoc Icon Havoc windows in order to burst down Tidemistresses while cleaving boss at the same time.

Enter Phase 4 with all offensive/defensive cooldown up: Essence of Azeroth Icon Essence of Azeroth will empower you for 40 seconds before killing you instantly, whereas System Shock Icon System Shock is a powerful damage over time that will last 60 seconds on you. Dodge the Piercing Gaze Icon Piercing Gazes and be prepared to drain the Ancient Ward when Short Circuit happens.

For more information, please refer to our Queen Azshara strategy guide.

10.

Changelog

  • 14 Jul. 2019: Updated Boss Tips and Talent/Essences selection.
  • 09 Jul. 2019: Guide added.
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