Discipline Priest Healing Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Dec 08, 2020 at 09:44 by Clandon 20 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 9.0.5.

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.

The tips on this page are based on Beta testing alone and may not reflect the state of encounters on live servers. This page will be updated with new information once the encounters have been experienced and killed on their respective difficulties.

2.

Talent and Legendary 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: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Huntsman Altimor: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Hungering Destroyer: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'Mox: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lady Inerva Darkvein: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sludgefist: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Stone Legion Generals: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sire Denathrius: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind will likely be the best Legendary for every boss.

3.

Shriekwing

3.1.

Talents and Legendary Choice

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Shriekwing: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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. The following is a general recommendation for how to distribute your cooldowns per Phase One:

3.3.

Raid Frame Setup

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

4.

Huntsman Altimor

4.1.

Talents and Legendary Choice

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Huntsman Altimor: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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.

Talents and Legendary Choice

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Hungering Destroyer: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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.

Talents and Legendary Choice

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Artificer Xy'Mox: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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.

Talents and Legendary Choice

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: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

7.2.

Damage Analysis

This boss was largely incomplete on Beta and changed multiple times. Due to inconclusive Beta testing, damage analysis for this boss will be added shortly after the boss has been killed on live servers.

7.3.

Raid Frame Setup

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

8.

Lady Inerva Darkvein

8.1.

Talents and Legendary Choice

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lady Inerva Darkvein: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

8.2.

Damage Analysis

This boss was largely incomplete on Beta and changed multiple times. Due to inconclusive Beta testing, damage analysis for this boss will be added shortly after the boss has been killed on live servers.

8.3.

Raid Frame Setup

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

9.

The Council of Blood

9.1.

Talents and Legendary Choice

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: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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 Spirit Shell Icon Spirit Shell ramp for Dancing Fever Icon Dancing Fever which happen one minute apart.

9.3.

Raid Frame Setup

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

10.

Sludgefist

10.1.

Talents and Legendary Choice

We advise you to use the following talents against Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sludgefist: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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.

Talents and Legendary Choice

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Stone Legion Generals: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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.

Talents and Legendary Choice

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sire Denathrius: Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind.

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

  • 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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