Discipline Priest Healing Crucible of Storms Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2

Last updated on Jun 24, 2019 at 22:00 by Clandon 48 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: Crucible of Storms. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.

As Crucible of Storms is a new raid, the current information is based on theorycrafting using Warcraft Logs, information present in the dungeon journal, as well as personal experience within the raid itself.

For information on how to figure out the boss damage patterns like shown below, please read the Discipline Priest Log Analysis: The Next Crucial Step to Improvement section.

1. Talent Cheatsheet for Discipline Priest in Crucible of Storms

The Restless Cabal Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

We advise to use the following talents on The Restless Cabal.

We advise to use the following talents on Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void.

2. The Restless Cabal

We advise you to use the following talents against The Restless Cabal.

2.1. Damage Patterns and Cooldown Usage

Cabal Damage Patterns

Storm of Annihilation Icon Storm of Annihilation, Witness the End Icon Witness the End, and Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt will be your primary targets for cooldowns. Depending on the strategy your guild uses, you can abuse Rapture Icon Rapture to assist in keeping players alive with nine stacks of Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power through the damage from Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt. This allows your group to achieve a much higher uptime on Promises of Power compared to a group that does not have this option. As seen above, Crushing Doubt is 45 seconds apart, which means you will have Rapture available for every other cast. The first cast, however, no raid member will have high enough stacks of Promises of Power to warrant using Rapture. Aim to use Rapture on Crushing Doubt casts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, etc. Where exactly you use Evangelism Icon Evangelism and Shadowfiend Icon Shadowfiend is going to depend on your specific guild's strategy, but try to ensure you have them both available for the Crushing Doubt, Witness the End, Storm of Annihilation overlap, as it is the most deadly point of the fight.

2.2. Tips

2.2.1. General Tips

2.2.2. Healing Tips

  • In this encounter, there are three relics of power that the bosses will activate upon reaching 75%, 50%, and 25% health.
  • The debuff Embrace of the Void Icon Embrace of the Void does not affect absorbs.
  • Ensure no raid members are low health when Witness the End Icon Witness the End is about to finish casting.
  • Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power does grant extra damage and this is a buff that should not be immediately dispelled from all raid members. Coordinate dispelling of this debuff with your raid team to ensure appropriate uptime without risking any deaths. Dispelling it will also deal damage to the player dispelling it, so make sure you are healthy before dispelling it.
  • Tempest Caller creates Storm of Annihilation Icon Storm of Annihilation, which will deal ticking Nature damage for 15 seconds to the entire raid, and kills anyone who drops below 25% with Annihilate Icon Annihilate. You should be trying to use Evangelism Icon Evangelism and Shadowfiend Icon Shadowfiend during this ability.

3. Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

We advise you to use the following talents against Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void.

3.1. Damage Patterns and Cooldown Usage

Uu'nat Damage Patterns

Piercing Gaze of N'Zoth Icon Piercing Gaze of N'Zoth and Storm of Annihilation Icon Storm of Annihilation are by far the primary sources of damage in this fight. Ensure you have Evangelism Icon Evangelism or Rapture Icon Rapture for as many of these casts as possible.

3.2. Tips

3.2.1. General Tips

3.2.2. Healing Tips

  • Tempest Caller creates Storm of Annihilation Icon Storm of Annihilation, which will deal ticking Nature damage for 15 seconds to the entire raid, and kills anyone who drops below 25% with Annihilate Icon Annihilate. You should be trying to use Evangelism Icon Evangelism and Shadowfiend Icon Shadowfiend during this ability.
  • During Phase 3, Uu'nat will cast Gift of N'Zoth: Lunacy Icon Gift of N'Zoth: Lunacy at 100 energy. This prevents healing done to allies for the duration and you should aim to have your raid healthy before it happens. Keep in mind that the healing reduction does not affect shields. If you find yourself losing players during this event often, consider saving rapture for this period.

4. Changelog

  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 12 May 2019: Updated guide with Live data instead of PTR testing.
  • 16 Apr. 2019: Guide added.
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