Discipline Priest Healing Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Jul 31, 2022 at 01:59 by Clandon 22 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Discipline Priest for each boss of the following raid: Castle Nathria. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

1.

Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for healing each boss individually in the Castle Nathria as a Discipline Priest. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for healing the bosses as a Discipline Priest.

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 Discipline Priest and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

During Shadowlands Season 4, Castle Nathria, Sanctum of Domination, and Sepulcher of the First Ones will each spend time being featured as a Fated Raid. During these times encounters within the specific raid will include an additional mechanic and items will drop at increased item levels. If you would like to learn more general information about the Fated Raids system as a whole, please see our overview below. Otherwise, continue to use this page for specialization-specific tips.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

Shriekwing Huntsman Altimor Hungering Destroyer Artificer Xy'Mox Sun King's Salvation Lady Inerva Darkvein The Council of Blood Sludgefist Stone Legion Generals Sire Denathrius

We advise to use the following talents on Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Shriekwing: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Huntsman Altimor: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Hungering Destroyer: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Artificer Xy'Mox.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'Mox: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Sun King's Salvation.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sun King's Salvation: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Inerva Darkvein.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lady Inerva Darkvein: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on The Council of Blood.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Council of Blood: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sludgefist: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Stone Legion Generals.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Stone Legion Generals: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sire Denathrius: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

3.

Shriekwing

3.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Shriekwing: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Shriekwing: Theotar the Mad Duke

3.2.

Damage Analysis

The majority of this boss's damage will come from Wave of Blood Icon Wave of Blood during Phase One of the encounter, especially when it overlaps with Earsplitting Shriek Icon Earsplitting Shriek. You should expect to get four waves of blood and two Earsplitting Shrieks per Phase One cycle.

3.3.

Raid Frame Setup

If using custom raid frames, ensure you are tracking the following abilities:

4.

Huntsman Altimor

4.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Huntsman Altimor: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Huntsman Altimor: Theotar the Mad Duke

4.2.

Damage Analysis

This fight contains little raid wide AoE damage if executed properly outside of the third add. Assisting in covering Sinseeker Icon Sinseeker targets as well as the targets of other bleeds will be a significant portion of this fights incoming damage. Other than ensuring you have Rapture Icon Rapture available for the described purpose below, try to cycle your cooldowns throughout the fight as needed until the third add.

Utilizing Rapture Icon Rapture and Pain Suppression Icon Pain Suppression to ensure Rip Soul Icon Rip Soul does not bring the tank below full health will result in entirely skipping ones of the fights most deadly mechanics.

4.3.

Raid Frame Setup

If using custom raid frames, ensure you are tracking the following abilities:

5.

Hungering Destroyer

5.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Hungering Destroyer: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Hungering Destroyer: Theotar the Mad Duke

5.2.

Damage Analysis

The majority of the damage you will look to cover during this encounter results from the Expunge Icon Expunge cast. Due to these occurring approximately every 30 seconds, you should utilize a full Spirit Shell Icon Spirit Shell ramp every other Expunge. Utilize a single Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance on the Expunge casts that you are not using Spirit Shell on.

5.3.

Raid Frame Setup

If using custom raid frames, ensure you are tracking the following abilities:

6.

Artificer Xy'Mox

6.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Artificer Xy'Mox.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Artificer Xy'Mox: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Artificer Xy'Mox: Theotar the Mad Duke

6.2.

Damage Analysis

The majority of the damage you will look to cover during this encounter results from the Glyph of Destruction Icon Glyph of Destruction cast. Due to these occurring approximately every 30 seconds, you should utilize a full Spirit Shell Icon Spirit Shell ramp every other cast. Utilize a single Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance on the casts that you are not using Spirit Shell on.

6.3.

Raid Frame Setup

If using custom raid frames, ensure you are tracking the following abilities:

7.

Sun King's Salvation

7.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Sun King's Salvation.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sun King's Salvation: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Sun King's Salvation: Theotar the Mad Duke

7.2.

Damage Analysis

The majority of the healing required on this fight will be single-target healing into Kael'thas Sunstrider. While Discipline Priest is not exactly the best single-target healer, help out when you can but primarily focus on keeping the raid alive so your other healers can focus on the single-target healing part of the encounter.

7.3.

Raid Frame Setup

If using custom raid frames, ensure you are tracking the following abilities:

8.

Lady Inerva Darkvein

8.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Inerva Darkvein.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lady Inerva Darkvein: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Lady Inerva Darkvein: Theotar the Mad Duke

8.2.

Damage Analysis

The vast majority of damage taken on this encounter is constant ticking damage from Loose Anima Icon Loose Anima. Due to this, it is recommended you mostly ramp on cooldown throughout the encounter.

8.3.

Raid Frame Setup

If using custom raid frames, ensure you are tracking the following abilities:

9.

The Council of Blood

9.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against The Council of Blood.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Council of Blood: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against The Council of Blood: Theotar the Mad Duke

9.2.

Damage Analysis

On Heroic difficulty, the primary dangerous mechanic in this encounter is not present, so you will likely just utilize your cooldowns whenever available to deal with the slowly ramping ticking damage the raid is taking during the encounter.

On Mythic difficulty, you will want to utilize a full ramp for as many Dancing Fever Icon Dancing Fever's as possible.

9.3.

Raid Frame Setup

If using custom raid frames, ensure you are tracking the following abilities:

10.

Sludgefist

10.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sludgefist: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Sludgefist: Theotar the Mad Duke

10.2.

Damage Analysis

Hateful Gaze Icon Hateful Gaze will be your your primary target to cover with a Spirit Shell Icon Spirit Shell ramp. Each Hateful Gaze occurs every 60 seconds.

10.3.

Raid Frame Setup

This boss has nothing critically important to track on your frames.

11.

Stone Legion Generals

11.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Stone Legion Generals.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Stone Legion Generals: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Stone Legion Generals: Theotar the Mad Duke

11.2.

Damage Analysis

Pulverizing Meteor Icon Pulverizing Meteor occurs approximately once every 60 seconds, allowing you to cover each with a full Spirit Shell Icon Spirit Shell ramp. Outside of this, insure you are assisting with dispelling Heart Rend Icon Heart Rend and healing through the debuff Heart Hemorrhage Icon Heart Hemorrhage that it leaves behind.

11.3.

Raid Frame Setup

If using custom raid frames, ensure you are tracking the following abilities:

12.

Sire Denathrius

12.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Sire Denathrius.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sire Denathrius: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Sire Denathrius: Theotar the Mad Duke

12.2.

Damage Analysis

During Phase One, you will want to cover every Blood Price Icon Blood Price event, which occur once every minute, with a full Spirit Shell Icon Spirit Shell ramp. You will look to use your spare Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance charge to assist with covering Cleansing Pain Icon Cleansing Pain, which occurs every 30 seconds.

During Phase Two, you will be looking to utilize your cooldowns whenever available to cover Crimson Chorus Icon Crimson Chorus damage when the adds are alive.

Due to limited testing on Phase Three, more tips/recommendations will be added shortly after the fight has been released to live servers.

12.3.

Raid Frame Setup

If using custom raid frames, ensure you are tracking the following abilities:

13.

Changelog

  • 31 Jul. 2022: Page updated for Season 4.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Added initial recommendations based on Beta Testing and pre-release data.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
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