Discipline Priest Healing Sanctum of Domination Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Jul 31, 2022 at 02:00 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: Sanctum of Domination. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Discipline Priest specific information to deal with each boss in the Sanctum of Domination raid. 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

The Tarragrue The Eye of the Jailer The Nine Remnant of Ner'zhul Soulrender Dormazain Painsmith Raznal Guardian of the First Ones Fatescribe Roh-Kalo Kel'Thuzad Sylvanas Windrunner

We advise to use the following talents on The Tarragrue.

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

We advise to use the following talents on The Eye of the Jailer.

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

We advise to use the following talents on The Nine.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Remnant of Ner'zhul.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Remnant of Ner'zhul: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Soulrender Dormazain.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Painsmith Raznal.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Guardian of the First Ones.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Guardian of the First Ones: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Fatescribe Roh-Kalo: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Kel'Thuzad.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Kel'Thuzad: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Sylvanas Windrunner.

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

3.

The Tarragrue

3.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against The Tarragrue.

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

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

Loot Specialization Recommendation: Discipline/Holy

3.2.

Damage Analysis

The primary mechanic you should be targeting with your ramps is Grasp of Death Icon Grasp of Death, specifically when two applications of the mechanic overlap.

Your spare Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance casts will likely be focused on Grasp of Death Icon Grasp of Death as well.

3.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
347668 Grasp of Death Icon Grasp of Death
347269 Chains of Eternity Icon Chains of Eternity
352392 Remnant: Soulforge Heat Icon Remnant: Soulforge Heat

For more information, please refer to our The Tarragrue guide.

4.

The Eye of the Jailer

4.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against The Eye of the Jailer.

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

We advise you use the following Soulbind against The Eye of the Jailer: Theotar the Mad Duke

Loot Specialization Recommendation: Any

4.2.

Damage Analysis

The primary mechanic you should be targeting with your ramps is Deathlink Icon Deathlink and Titanic Death Gaze Icon Titanic Death Gaze. By pre-ramping on pull to hit the first Deathlink, your subsequent Spirit Shell Icon Spirit Shell casts should mostly line up with one of those two abilities allowing you to use them on cooldown.

Your spare Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance casts will likely be focused on the same abilities.

4.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
350713 Slothful Corruption Icon Slothful Corruption

For more information, please refer to our The Eye of the Jailer guide.

5.

The Nine

5.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against The Nine.

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

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

Loot Specialization Recommendation: Shadow

5.2.

Damage Analysis

Due to the incoming damage pattern on this encounter being fairly constant damage, you will likely be looking to utilize your primary ramps as often as possible when they will line up with Resentment Icon Resentment. We recommend targeting the first Arthura's Crushing Gaze Icon Arthura's Crushing Gaze, which happens at approximately 42 seconds into the fight, with your first ramp and them ramping on cooldown after that. Later in the fight, you can slightly delay your ramps to force them to overlap with later Crushing Gazes.

Make sure you are watching the targets with Fragments of Destiny Icon Fragments of Destiny as they will be taking increased damage from the debuff.

5.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
351399 Fragments of Destiny Icon Fragments of Destiny

For more information, please refer to our The Nine guide.

6.

Remnant of Ner'zhul

6.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Remnant of Ner'zhul.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Remnant of Ner'zhul: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Remnant of Nerzhul: Theotar the Mad Duke

Loot Specialization Recommendation: Any

6.2.

Damage Analysis

The primary mechanics you should be targeting with your ramps is Malevolence Icon Malevolence and Shatter Icon Shatter.

Keep an eye on the person carrying the Orb of Torment as they will be taking extra damage.

6.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
350388 Sorrowful Procession Icon Sorrowful Procession
350469 Malevolence Icon Malevolence

For more information, please refer to our Remnant of Ner'zhul guide.

7.

Soulrender Dormazain

7.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Soulrender Dormazain.

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

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

Both Spheres' Harmony Icon Spheres' Harmony and Forgelite Prime Mikanikos have potential application on this boss depending on the exact chain sets you are attempting to cover.

Loot Specialization Recommendation: Any

7.2.

Damage Analysis

The primary mechanic you should be targeting with your ramps is Unleashed Tyranny Icon Unleashed Tyranny. By ramping on pull but not using Boon of the Ascended Icon Boon of the Ascended, you should have your your cooldown ready for the first set of chain breaks unless they are are broken instantly when they happen.

7.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
353429 Tormented Icon Tormented
354231 Soul Manacles Icon Soul Manacles

For more information, please refer to our Soulrender Dormazain guide.

8.

Painsmith Raznal

8.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Painsmith Raznal.

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

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

Most progression strategies for this fight on Mythic difficulty involve holding DPS to force cooldowns to line up better. When doing this, Spheres' Harmony Icon Spheres' Harmony has no use. If you are not doing the hold DPS strategy, you can consider running Spheres' Harmony to compensate.

Loot Specialization Recommendation: Discipline/Holy

8.2.

Damage Analysis

The primary mechanic you should be targeting with your ramps is Flameclasp Eruption Icon Flameclasp Eruption. This mechanic happens often enough that it should also be your target for your spare Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance casts. How many sets of traps you get per phase will depend on your groups DPS.

8.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
355506 Shadowsteel Chains Icon Shadowsteel Chains

For more information, please refer to our Painsmith Raznal guide.

9.

Guardian of the First Ones

9.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Guardian of the First Ones.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Guardian of the First Ones: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Guardian of the First Ones: Theotar the Mad Duke.

Loot Specialization Recommendation: Any

9.2.

Damage Analysis

The primary mechanic you should be targeting with your ramps is Purging Protocol Icon Purging Protocol. By ramping so that the first Purging hits while you are still using boon, you can avoid capping your Spirit Shell Icon Spirit Shell and use your Ascended Eruption Icon Ascended Eruption to re-fill it instead.

Your spare Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance casts can likely be used to help cover the Meltdown Icon Meltdown mechanic.

Outside of your above ramps, keep an eye on players targeted by Threat Neutralization Icon Threat Neutralization.

9.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
350496 Threat Neutralization Icon Threat Neutralization

For more information, please refer to our Guardian of the First Ones guide.

10.

Fatescribe Roh-Kalo

10.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Fatescribe Roh-Kalo: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Fatescribe Roh-Kalo: Theotar the Mad Duke

Loot Specialization Recommendation: Shadow

10.2.

Damage Analysis

The primary mechanic you should be targeting with your ramps is Invoke Destiny Icon Invoke Destiny. If you ramp for the first tank explosion approximately 44 seconds into the encounter, you can then ramp for the first intermission, the second tank explosion in phase two, and then either the first or second tank explosion in phase 3.

This mechanic happens often enough that it should also be your target for your spare Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance casts. Make sure when casting Power Word: Radiance during the intermission, you do NOT cast radiance on the targets with Unstable Accretion Icon Unstable Accretion as they will likely be running runes resulting in you not hitting the full five targets.

Outside of your above ramps, keep an eye on players targeted by Call of Eternity Icon Call of Eternity.

10.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
350568 Call of Eternity Icon Call of Eternity
353696 Unstable Accretion Icon Unstable Accretion

For more information, please refer to our Fatescribe Roh-Kalo guide.

11.

Kel'Thuzad

11.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Kel'Thuzad.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Kel'Thuzad: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Kel'Thuzad: Theotar the Mad Duke

Loot Specialization Recommendation: Shadow

11.2.

Damage Analysis

The primary mechanic you should be targeting with your ramps is Glacial Wrath Icon Glacial Wrath. This mechanic happens often enough that it should also be your target for your spare Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance casts.

Outside of your above ramps, keep an eye on players targeted by Frost Blast Icon Frost Blast.

11.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
357298 Frozen Binds Icon Frozen Binds

For more information, please refer to our Kel'Thuzad guide.

12.

Sylvanas Windrunner

12.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Sylvanas Windrunner.

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

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Sylvanas Windrunner: Theotar the Mad Duke.

Loot Specialization Recommendation: Any

12.2.

Damage Analysis

In Phase 1, the primary mechanic you should be targeting with your ramps is Wailing Arrow Icon Wailing Arrow. In Phase 3, you will continue to target Wailing Arrow but will also target Banshee Scream Icon Banshee Scream.

12.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
347670 Shadow Dagger Icon Shadow Dagger

For more information, please refer to our Sylvanas Windrunner guide.

13.

Changelog

  • 31 Jul. 2022: Page updated for Season 4.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 27 Jul. 2021: Guide updated post first few weeks of Mythic.
  • 05 Jul. 2021: Guide added.
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