Elemental Shaman DPS Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Stormy 61 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Elemental Shaman for each boss of the following raid: Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Elemental Shaman specific information to deal with each Boss in the Aberrus 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 Elemental Shaman and how you can deal with each fight as best as possible.

As a rule of thumb, if you can use those talents, use Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem and Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield during movement when your only alternative is a regular Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock or if you are out of range of the Boss for a bit (such as when dropping void zones in a corner).

Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway, if available (and it almost always should be), helps simplify many movement-heavy mechanics, so adjust your movement cooldown usage depending on what your raid decides to use Demonic Gateway on (also true of Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar). You should absolutely buy Gateway Control Shard Icon Gateway Control Shard in Valdrakken in order to use Gateways more reliably.

We also recommend being very aware of how boss abilities cycle and not using defensive cooldowns or Health consumables just because your Health drops low; it is likely that the "dangerous" ability just happened, and you should not take much damage for a while. Try to figure out in advance the situations where you would benefit the most from them, as they are not necessarily best used as "panic buttons." Feel free to cast Healing Surge Icon Healing Surge on yourself (or others) when in doubt.

Lightning and Fire builds are fairly close (until you get Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc but are best at slightly different things. Fire has more mobility and more reliable priority target damage, Lightning will do (especially with T30 equipped) more single-target damage and has better AoE burst. Hybrids are possible if you want to experiment.

2.

Kazzara, the Hellforged

You can import one of our recommended talent trees for this Boss directly into the game by copying one of the following strings:

Fire Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSrUSCgDk0SShSgkkEBAAAAAoEQSJJoJg0SSaBgkESgA

Lightning Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc)

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAoVSSJJUSSLRDRJQiEAAAAAgSAJlkgmASLJpFASOQiEI
2.1.

Tips

  • Very straightforward fight, but you will need to move more and more the longer the fight lasts, so as the Boss gets below 40% health, try to use your movement cooldowns sparingly, and always pay attention to the Boss's Energy so you can move immediately out of Hellbeam Icon Hellbeam.
  • If targeted by a Ray of Anguish Icon Ray of Anguish, you can maintain full DPS by simply using Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace If you can deal with the Ray easily, you could instead, keep it for when the Boss starts a Hellbeam Icon Hellbeam in your direction.
  • Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem should work very well to help people targeted with Ray of Anguish Icon Ray of Anguish  reposition.
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  • MYTHIC ONLY: People targeted by Rays of Anguish Icon Rays of Anguish need to be very careful  and move in a predetermined pattern to avoid a ray touching the puddles left  behind by other rays.

For more information, please refer to our Kazzara guide.

3.

The Amalgamation Chamber

You can import one of our recommended talent trees for this Boss directly into the game by copying one of the following strings:

Fire Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSrUSCgDk0SShSgkkEBAAAAAoEQSJJoJg0SSaBgkESgA

Lightning Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc)

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAoVSSJJUSSLRDRJQiEAAAAAgSAJlkgmASLJpFASOQiEI
3.1.

Tips

  • If you try to keep Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock on both bosses in Phase 1, be very careful about the different DoT stacks you are getting, or you will get yelled at.
  • Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace is best used on Coalescing Void Icon Coalescing Void if it spawns fairly close to you, although if it spawns right on you, it may be worth using Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind/Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk or Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf to minimize damage. Otherwise, Spiritwalker's Grace may be kept for Umbral Detonation Icon Umbral Detonation, although you again may want to use additional movement tools to move even farther away.
  • Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is probably best used on Coalescing Void Icon Coalescing Void and Fiery Meteor Icon Fiery Meteor in Phase 1, and Gloom Conflagration Icon Gloom Conflagration in Phase 2.
  • Try to keep defensive abilities and Health consumables for late into Phase 2 when the Shadowflame Contamination Icon Shadowflame Contamination stacks get high.
  • Make sure to have cooldowns (probably only your Elemental) available for Phase 2, and that your raid uses Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism for it as the first phase is quite easy, and the second has a soft enrage.

For more information, please refer to our Amalgamation Chamber guide.

4.

The Forgotten Experiments

You can import one of our recommended talent trees for this Boss directly into the game by copying one of the following strings:

Fire Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSrUSCgDk0SShSgkkEBAAAAAoEQSJJoJg0SSaBgkESgA

Lightning Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc)

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAoVSSJJUSSLRDRJQiEAAAAAgSAJlkgmASLJpFASOQiEI
4.1.

Tips

  • If necessary, holding onto Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper should help deal with Erratic Remnant  adds easily. Either way, focus them.
  • Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is very handy to drop on the people getting their Unstable Essence Icon Unstable Essence mass dispelled, so they can quickly move out of the circle. It can also be used to help deal with Massive Slam Icon Massive Slam. It is imperative for the entire raid to get out of the path of the last Boss's Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath, so do not hesitate to drop it even on one person.
  • Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind should be available for every Massive Slam Icon Massive Slam.
  • You should probably use a defensive when targeted by Rending Charge Icon Rending Charge.
5.

Assault of the Zaqali

You can import one of our recommended talent trees for this Boss directly into the game by copying one of the following strings:

Fire Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSrUSCAJtkUoE0SSSEAAAAAgSAJlkgmASLJplSAJkQgA

Lightning Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc)

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAoVSSJJUSSLRDRJQiEAAAAAgSAJlkgmASLJpFASSCBC
5.1.

Tips

  • You should kill (and interrupt)Magma Mystics first, then Obsidian Guards, Flamebound Huntsmen and finally Zaqali Wallclimbers last. Those should be AoE'd down with Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper and Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering whenever possible.
  • Use a defensive on as many Molten Barrier Icon Molten Barriers as seem necessary.
  • Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace is probably best used to grab Cave Rubble Icon Cave Rubble and move to the edge of the platform to drop it on adds before they finish climbing.
  • MYTHIC ONLY: There are many possible ways of dealing with the mythic-only Renewed Hatchlings adds, and Elemental has some good options, notably Hex Icon Hex and Earthgrab Totem Icon Earthgrab Totem. Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm could also be handy, and simply using Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem, Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem and Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock could be enough.

For more information, please refer to our Assault of the Zaqali guide.

6.

Rashok, the Elder

You can import one of our recommended talent trees for this Boss directly into the game by copying one of the following strings:

Fire Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSrUSCgDk0SShSgkkEBAAAAAoEQSJJoJg0SSaBgkESgA

Lightning Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc)

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAoVSSJJUSSLRDRJQiEAAAAAgSAJlkgmASLJpFASOQiEI
6.1.

Tips

  • Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace is probably best used when targeted by Searing Slam Icon Searing Slam, though it can be nice to get out of Shadowlava Blast Icon Shadowlava Blast or get in Doom Flames Icon Doom Flames.
  • Do not hesitate to use Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind and Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf to reposition properly for any of the three previously mentioned abilities. Failing any of these is very bad.
  • Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is likely best used to help get people out of Shadowlava Blast Icon Shadowlava Blast or to assist someone who needs to drop Searing Slam Icon Searing Slam far away. It could also be used to get people inside Doom Flames Icon Doom Flames faster.
  • Defensives are best used during Scorching Heatwave Icon Scorching Heatwave. Do not hesitate to use healing consumables and/or heal yourself if your Health is looking scary during that part of the fight.

For more information, please refer to our Rashok the Elder guide.

7.

The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn

You can import one of our recommended talent trees for this Boss directly into the game by copying one of the following strings:

Fire Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSrUSCgDk0SShSgkkEBAAAAAoEQSJJoJg0SSaBgkESgA

Lightning Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc)

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAoVSSJJUSSLRDRJQiEAAAAAgSAJlkgmASLJpFASOQiEI
7.1.

Tips

  • It may be necessary to hold Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper to deal with Dragonfire Golems.
  • Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is probably best used to move out of the breath attacks caused by Tactical Destruction Icon Tactical Destruction.
  • Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace is nice against Blast Wave Icon Blast Wave but you may want to keep it repositioned during Tactical Destruction Icon Tactical Destruction.
  • Use defensives when affected by Unstable Embers Icon Unstable Embers (especially in Mythic for Elimination Protocol Icon Elimination Protocol).
8.

Magmorax

You can import one of our recommended talent trees for this Boss directly into the game by copying one of the following strings:

Fire Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSrUSCgDk0SShSgkkEBAAAAAoEQSJJoJg0SSaBgkESgA

Lightning Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc)

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAoVSSJJUSSLRDRJQiEAAAAAgSAJlkgmASLJpFASOQiEI
8.1.

Tips

  • Use Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind to counter Overpowering Stomp Icon Overpowering Stomp, get out of Blazing Breath Icon Blazing Breath or to reposition Molten Spittle Icon Molten Spittle and if you have time jump in the middle of Magma Puddle Icon Magma Puddle to soak them. You can also use Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace as your discretion for the last 3.
  • Try to have defensive for when the Boss gets really low, as you will be taking a lot of DoT damage. Use defensives during Igniting Roar Icon Igniting Roar.

For more information, please refer to our Magmorax guide.

9.

Echo of Neltharion

You can import one of our recommended talent trees for this Boss directly into the game by copying one of the following strings:

Fire Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSrUSCgDk0SShSgkkEBAAAAAoEQSJJoJg0SSaBgkESgA

Lightning Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc)

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAoVSSJJUSSLRDRJQiEAAAAAgSAJlkgmASLJpFASOQiEI

Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering is worth considering but is likely unnecessary.

9.1.

Tips

  • Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem can be used to reposition when switching areas or to help people reposition for Rushing Darkness Icon Rushing Darkness. You can also use Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace for that. Wind Rush Totem can also be used in Phase 3 to help people get inside Sunder Reality Icon Sunder Reality portals.
  • Use defensives during Surrender to Corruption Icon Surrender to Corruption or at high stacks of Umbral Corruption, and possibly when targeted by Volcanic Heart Icon Volcanic Heart.
  • Prepare an Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering and Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper to blast the Twisted Aberration adds who spawn from Sunder Reality Icon Sunder Reality portals.

For more information, please refer to our Neltharion guide.

10.

Scalecommander Sarkareth

You can import one of our recommended talent trees for this Boss directly into the game by copying one of the following strings:

Fire Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSrUSCgDk0SShSgkkEBAAAAAoEQSJJoJg0SSaBgkESgA

Lightning Build (preferred with Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.1 Class Set 4pc)

     
  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAoVSSJJUSSLRDRJQiEAAAAAgSAJlkgmASLJpFASOQiEI

Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering is worth considering but is likely unnecessary.

10.1.

Tips

  • During Stage 2 and 3, make sure to use Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear to kick Cosmic Volley Icon Cosmic Volley and Blasting Scream Icon Blasting Scream,cast by the Images of Sarkareth after Abyssal Breath Icon Abyssal Breath occurs.
  • Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper is only available for every other spawn of Null Glimmers, do not waste it. Try to have a Lightning Rod Icon Lightning Rod on the boss for every spawn.

For more information, please refer to our Scalecommander Sarkareth guide.

11.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviwed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 23 May 2023: Adjusted some talent builds, added a couple tips.
  • 27 Apr. 2023: Page added.
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