Discipline Priest Healing Sepulcher of the First Ones 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: Sepulcher of the First Ones. 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 Sepulcher of the First Ones 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.

In order to provide the most accurate raid guide possible, we teamed up with Viserio, creator of the Raid Timer Spreadsheet which can be found on his Discord

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

Vigilant Guardian Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener Artificer Xy'mox Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle Prototype Pantheon Lihuvim, Principal Architect Halondrus the Reclaimer Anduin Wrynn Lords of Dread Rygelon The Jailer

We advise to use the following talents on Vigilant Guardian.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: 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 Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Prototype Pantheon.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lihuvim, Principal Architect: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We advise to use the following talents on Halondrus the Reclaimer.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Anduin Wrynn.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Lords of Dread.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Rygelon.

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

We advise to use the following talents on The Jailer.

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

3.

Vigilant Guardian

3.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Vigilant Guardian.

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

We recommend belonging to the Venthyr covenant for this boss.

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

Loot Spec for this encounter: Shadow

3.2.

Damage Analysis

Vigilant Guardian Damage Pattern

Abilities to ramp for: Exposed Core Icon Exposed Core and Core Overload Icon Core Overload

This fight involves multiple phases of consistent damage, each phase more dangerous than the last, with the final phase slowly ramping up in damage until either the boss dies or you do. Assigning a strong ramp toward the end of the fight is ideal to extend the duration of the encounter. Prior to the final phase, ramping for the Exposed Core Icon Exposed Cores will be a good idea. On Normal or Heroic difficulty, it is possible to end up with nothing to hit during the Exposed Core mechanic, but this should not be the case on Mythic.

3.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
367571 Sear Icon Sear
366393 Searing Ablation Icon Searing Ablation
360458 Unstable Core Icon Unstable Core

For more information, please refer to our Vigilant Guardian guide.

4.

Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener

4.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We recommend belonging to the Venthyr covenant for this boss.

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

Loot Spec for this encounter: Any

4.2.

Damage Analysis

Skolex Damage Pattern

Abilities to ramp for: Dust Flail Icon Dust Flail during high stacks of Ephemera Dust Icon Ephemera Dust

As this fight progresses, your raid will gain an ever-increasing number of stacks of Ephemera Dust Icon Ephemera Dust, which deal ticking damage per stack of said debuff. Periodically during the fight, you are able to reset your stacks via Ravening Burrow Icon Ravening Burrow. The boss will also often cast Dust Flail Icon Dust Flail which deals damage to the entire raid. Targeting your strongest ramp around the Dust Flail casts when the raid is at high stacks of Ephemera Dust is the priority. After that, fill the rest of your ramps and Radiance casts on other Dust Flails.

Some people may be tempted to ramp for the Burrow itself as, at a first glance, it seems like a good spot to target. However, the damage of the burrow itself is not very high. Its much more important and lucrative to ramp prior to the Burrow during the high stacks as described above.

4.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
359778 Ephemera Dust Icon Ephemera Dust
364522 Devouring Blood Icon Devouring Blood

For more information, please refer to our Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener guide.

5.

Artificer Xy'Mox

5.1.

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 recommend belonging to the Venthyr covenant for this boss.

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

Loot Spec for this encounter: Disc/Holy

5.2.

Damage Analysis

Xy'mox Damage Pattern

Abilities to ramp for: Glyph of Relocation Icon Glyph of Relocation and Genesis Supernova Icon Genesis Supernova

While this fight has fairly constant damage due to Hyperlight Sparknova Icon Hyperlight Sparknova, the most dangerous damage during the encounter is due to the Glyph of Relocation Icon Glyph of Relocation mechanic and the intermission damage of Genesis Supernova Icon Genesis Supernova. Due to the fact that the Glyph of Relocation mechanic has forced movement as a part of it, you need to be very exact with your ramp timing so that you have already completed both radiance casts at a minimum, ideally your Schism Icon Schism as well, prior to the pull-in happening. If you do not, you run the risk of your early Atonement Icon Atonements falling off before you can cast Evangelism Icon Evangelism as well as just missing the damage event all together.

5.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
362850 Hyperlight Sparknova Icon Hyperlight Sparknova
362803 Glyph of Relocation Icon Glyph of Relocation
363114 Genesis Supernova Icon Genesis Supernova
6.

Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle

6.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We recommend belonging to the Venthyr covenant for this boss.

Note: While this fight has very good timings for Kyrian which may provide a higher HPS Ceiling, most mythic progress strategies involve utilizing the mobility of either Door of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows or Soulshape Icon Soulshape to skip some of the damage from Disintegration Halo Icon Disintegration Halo. If you are doing this fight on a lower difficulty or you feel you can survive without Door of Shadows, you can consider running Kyrian with Clarity of Mind Icon Clarity of Mind and Pelagos instead.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Theotar the Mad Duke

Loot Spec for this encounter: Disc/Holy

6.2.

Damage Analysis

Dausegne Damage Pattern

Abilities to ramp for: Inevitable Dominion Icon Inevitable Dominion

Inevitable Dominion Icon Inevitable Dominion will be the most important target for your primary ramps on this fight, so ensure you have your strongest CDs available for as many of these casts as possible. After that, both the tank explosion Unleashed Infusion Icon Unleashed Infusion as well as the damage from the Disintegration Halo Icon Disintegration Halo will be your mini ramp and spare radiance targets.

6.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
360959 Staggering Barrage Icon Staggering Barrage

For more information, please refer to our Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle guide.

7.

Prototype Pantheon

7.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Prototype Pantheon.

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

We recommend belonging to the Venthyr covenant for this boss.

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

Loot Spec for this encounter: Any

7.2.

Damage Analysis

Pantheon Damage Pattern

Abilities to ramp for: Windswept Wings Icon Windswept Wings and Hand of Destruction Icon Hand of Destruction

This is a multi-phase fight with the bulk of the damage coming during Phases Two and Three while the Prototype of Absolution is active due to Burden of Sin Icon Burden of Sin, which is massive ticking damage on the raid. During Phase One, using a ramp on Windswept Wings Icon Windswept Wings is not a terrible idea, but your strong ramps should be saved for Hand of Destruction Icon Hand of Destruction if possible. If you are struggling to ramp for Hand of Destruction itself, ramp either just before or just after it to ensure the raid is topped off going into it or picked up after the fact.

If running Venthyr, make sure you cast Mindgames Icon Mindgames on Prototype of Absolution if he is active to ensure that you recieve your Shadow Word: Manipulation Icon Shadow Word: Manipulation stacks as soon as possible as the other bosses don't consistently trigger damage events to consume the debuff.

7.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
360687 Runecarver's Deathtouch Icon Runecarver's Deathtouch
361608 Burden of Sin Icon Burden of Sin
360295 Necrotic Ritual Icon Necrotic Ritual
360259 Gloom Bolt Icon Gloom Bolt

For more information, please refer to our Prototype Pantheon guide.

8.

Lihuvim, Principal Architect

8.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lihuvim, Principal Architect: The Penitent One Icon The Penitent One.

We recommend belonging to the Venthyr covenant for this boss.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Theotar the Mad Duke

Loot Spec for this encounter: Disc/Holy

8.2.

Damage Analysis

Lihuvim Damage Pattern

Abilities to ramp for: Cosmic Shift Icon Cosmic Shift or Protoform Radiance Icon Protoform Radiance

Due to Cosmic Shift Icon Cosmic Shift involving a small knockback, if you are ramping for it make sure you have completed your hard casts by the time the knockback happens so you are not scrambling after the fact and miss all the damage. For Protoform Radiance Icon Protoform Radiance, ramp with instants while you run so that you can use Evangelism Icon Evangelism when the phase starts so your Atonements last for the majority of the damage.

For more information, please refer to our Lihuvim, Principal Architect guide.

9.

Halondrus the Reclaimer

9.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Halondrus the Reclaimer.

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

We recommend belonging to the Venthyr covenant for this boss.

Note: If your guild is doing the strategy that involves stopping DPS so that three minute cooldowns may be up for the second Reclaim Icon Reclaim cast, Kyrian will be competitive with Venthyr.

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

Loot Spec for this encounter: Shadow

9.2.

Damage Analysis

Halondrus Damage Pattern

Abilities to ramp for: Earthbreaker Missiles Icon Earthbreaker Missiles, Reclaim Icon Reclaim, and Eternity Overdrive Icon Eternity Overdrive

Reclaim Icon Reclaim is the highest period of damage during the encounter during the first few phases, so it remains an obvious choice for strong ramps. You will need to be careful when applying Atonement Icon Atonement to your raid via Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance due to how spread out the raid generally is. The Earthbreaker Missiles Icon Earthbreaker Missiles will be great targets for smaller ramps like mini ramps. Damage ramps up quite a bit in the last phase via Eternity Overdrive Icon Eternity Overdrive and the increased frequency of Ephemeral Burst Icon Ephemeral Burst damage instances, so using cooldowns around a set of missiles in this phase will also pick up a ton of other healing from these mechanics as well.

9.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
365294 Crushing Prism Icon Crushing Prism
368957 Volatile Charges Icon Volatile Charges

For more information, please refer to our Halondrus the Reclaimer guide.

10.

Anduin Wrynn

10.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Anduin Wrynn.

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

We recommend belonging to the Venthyr covenant for this boss.

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

Loot Spec for this encounter: Shadow

10.2.

Damage Analysis

Abilities to ramp for: Befouled Barrier Icon Befouled Barrier, Hopebreaker Icon Hopebreaker, and Empowered Hopebreaker Icon Empowered Hopebreaker

10.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
366849 Domination Word: Pain Icon Domination Word: Pain
365293 Befouled Barrier Icon Befouled Barrier

For more information, please refer to our Anduin Wrynn guide.

11.

Lords of Dread

11.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Lords of Dread.

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

We recommend belonging to the Kyrian covenant for this boss.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against Lords of Dread: Pelagos

Loot Spec for this encounter: Any

11.2.

Damage Analysis

Abilities to ramp for: Unto Darkness Icon Unto Darkness/p>

11.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
360006 Cloud of Carrion Icon Cloud of Carrion
360148 Bursting Dread Icon Bursting Dread
360241 Unsettling Dreams Icon Unsettling Dreams
360284 Anguishing Strike Icon Anguishing Strike

For more information, please refer to our Lords of Dread guide.

12.

Rygelon

12.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Rygelon.

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

We recommend belonging to the Venthyr covenant for this boss.

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

Loot Spec for this encounter: Any

12.2.

Damage Analysis

Abilities to ramp for: Dark Collapse Icon Dark Collapse and any point during the downstairs phase.

12.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
361548 Dark Eclipse Icon Dark Eclipse
362081 Cosmic Ejection Icon Cosmic Ejection
362088 Cosmic Irregularity Icon Cosmic Irregularity

For more information, please refer to our Rygelon guide.

13.

The Jailer

13.1.

Character Setup

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

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

We recommend belonging to the Venthyr covenant for this boss.

We advise you use the following Soulbind against The Jailer, Zovaal: Theotar the Mad Duke

Loot Spec for this encounter: Any

13.2.

Damage Analysis

Abilities to ramp for: Surging Azerite Icon Surging Azerite, Unholy Eruption Icon Unholy Eruption, and Torment Icon Torment.

13.3.

Raid Frame Setup

Spell ID Spell Name
360282 Rune of Damnation Icon Rune of Damnation
265151 Rune of Domination Icon Rune of Domination
366030 Tyranny Icon Tyranny
362194 Suffering Icon Suffering
359868 Shattering Blast Icon Shattering Blast
360565 Decimator Icon Decimator
365153 Dominating Will Icon Dominating Will
365219 Chains of Anguish Icon Chains of Anguish

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

14.

Changelog

  • 31 Jul. 2022: Page updated for Season 4.
  • 03 Mar. 2022: Added Damage Pattern Analysis for initial seven bosses after live testing.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page added.
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