Elemental Shaman DPS Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Jul 03, 2021 at 14:19 by Stormy 51 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: Castle Nathria. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.5.

1.

Disclaimer

This page is currently undergoing preparation for the release of Castle Nathria. It will be filled with tips on how best to play against each boss of the raid.

2.

Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for each boss individually in Castle Nathria as a Elemental Shaman. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for any Elemental Shaman on each boss.

Note on Legendary Powers — For a variety of reasons, it is pretty hard to recommend a single Legendary overall, even strictly for raiding, as we have three excellent Legendary Powers and a few others are good enough that depending on what is necessary on a fight they could be up there as well. The recommendations in this guide are preliminary.

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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 to use the following Legendaries on Shriekwing.

  1. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
  2. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Huntsman Altimor.

  1. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering
  2. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Hungering Destroyer.

  1. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
  2. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering

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

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

  1. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
  2. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering

We advise to use the following talents on Sun King's Salvation.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sun King's Salvation.

  1. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering
  2. Skybreaker's Fiery Demise Icon Skybreaker's Fiery Demise

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

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

  1. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
  2. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering

We advise to use the following talents on The Council of Blood.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Council of Blood.

  1. Skybreaker's Fiery Demise Icon Skybreaker's Fiery Demise
  2. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sludgefist.

  1. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
  2. Elemental Equilibrium Icon Elemental Equilibrium

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

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

  1. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering
  2. Skybreaker's Fiery Demise Icon Skybreaker's Fiery Demise

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sire Denathrius.

  1. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
  2. Skybreaker's Fiery Demise Icon Skybreaker's Fiery Demise
4.

Shriekwing

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Shriekwing.

  1. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
  2. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering
4.1.

Tips

There are a few things to note about the boss' second phase. He is immune to damage, but you can still generate Maelstrom, so try to end the phase at full Maelstrom. Other than that, try staying in Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf form most of the time because of Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf and assist the raid with your healing spells.

Holding Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace for when you get targeted with Echolocation Icon Echolocation is probably a good idea. Alternatively you can use Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem to help yourself and others move out quickly.

Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem unfortunately does not work against Sonar Shriek Icon Sonar Shriek.

For more information, please refer to our Shriekwing guide.

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Huntsman Altimor

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

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

  1. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering
  2. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
5.1.

Tips

The boss and his dog have shared health, which means you should be maximizing your damage on both targets, keeping Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock on both targets and using Earthquake Icon Earthquake when they are next to each other.

When Margore is up, make sure you have Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift available for Vicious Lunge Icon Vicious Lunge. In Mythic difficulty, it is probably wise to use it on Sinseeker Icon Sinseeker as well if you get hit. Going into Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf form might be helpful because of Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf's damage reduction.

For more information, please refer to our Huntsman Altimor guide.

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Hungering Destroyer

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

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

  1. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
  2. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering
6.1.

Tips

Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf is once again useful to reduce the damage from Consume Icon Consume and to drop Expunge Icon Expunge farther.

There is a lot of movement in this fight, having a set use of Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is probably a good idea (or you can use it for yourself and probably help others by accident).

For more information, please refer to our Hungering Destroyer guide.

7.

Artificer Xy'Mox

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

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

  1. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
  2. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering
7.1.

Tips

Like the previous boss, this fight is all about movement. Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem and Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace are therefore key and you should use them often. Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield is a decent alternative to Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf if you are not finding the need for more speed when dealing with mechanics.

For more information, please refer to our Artificer Xy'Mox guide.

8.

Sun King's Salvation

We advise you to use the following talents against Sun King's Salvation.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Sun King's Salvation.

  1. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering
  2. Skybreaker's Fiery Demise Icon Skybreaker's Fiery Demise
8.1.

Tips

Try to maximize your damage on adds while keeping in mind that there is going to be a priority, especially on higher difficulties

If adds are dead, you can help with healing Kael'Thas, possibly using Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield.

In both phases, dealing with Cloak of Flames Icon Cloak of Flames is the absolute priority. In Shade phase, make sure to have DPS cooldowns to deal with it (in Mythic only).

Make sure you keep adds kicked and crowd controlled, hopefully you will have assignments.

Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf's damage reduction applies to Soul Pedestal's drain.

Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift and Harden Skin Icon Harden Skin are best used on Ember Blast Icon Ember Blast or possibly Crimson Flurry Icon Crimson Flurry.

For more information, please refer to our Sun King's Salvation guide.

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Lady Inerva Darkvein

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

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

  1. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
  2. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering
9.1.

Tips

Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace is probably best kept to be used if targeted by Shared Suffering Icon Shared Suffering.

Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield might be interesting because of the constant damage everybody is taking, although Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf remains handy as ever especially to catch Bottled Anima Icon Bottled Anima.

Because Conjured Manifestations chaincast, shamans are likely to be assigned to interrupting them.

For more information, please refer to our Lady Inerva Darkvein guide.

10.

The Council of Blood

We advise you to use the following talents against The Council of Blood.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Council of Blood.

  1. Skybreaker's Fiery Demise Icon Skybreaker's Fiery Demise
  2. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
10.1.

Tips

Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace (especially for Dark Recital Icon Dark Recital) and Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem are extremely useful on this fight, do not try to hold them too long.

Keep multiple Flame Shock Icon Flame Shocks going to gain more Lava Surge Icon Lava Surges. This is particularly important if using Skybreaker's Fiery Demise Icon Skybreaker's Fiery Demise. If using this Legendary, keep them rolling even during Danse Macabre Icon Danse Macabre unless Fire Elemental Icon Fire Elemental is off cooldown.

Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield is to be considered in Mythic difficulty especially to help dealing with the massive amount of raid damage.

For more information, please refer to our The Council of Blood guide.

11.

Sludgefist

We advise you to use the following talents against Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Sludgefist.

  1. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
  2. Elemental Equilibrium Icon Elemental Equilibrium
11.1.

Tips

Because this fight is a DPS race, maximizing your damage during the 12 seconds of double damage the boss receives every minute is key. To that end, make sure that as that happens, you have at least 12 seconds of Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock on the boss, full Maelstrom and hard hitting cooldowns. Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper should line up perfectly.

The Thunderous Paws Icon Thunderous Paws conduit might be particularly handy on this fight.

For more information, please refer to our Sludgefist guide.

12.

Stone Legion Generals

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

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

  1. Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering
  2. Skybreaker's Fiery Demise Icon Skybreaker's Fiery Demise
12.1.

Tips

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is handy to help with (re)positioning for Shattering Blast Icon Shattering Blast and Stonegale Effigy Icon Stonegale Effigy.

Make absolutely sure you do not get unnecessarily hit by Wicked Blade Icon Wicked Blade, especially early on.

The Thunderous Paws Icon Thunderous Paws Conduit might be particularly handy on this fight.

In Mythic difficulty, you will likely want to have cooldowns and full Maelstrom to burst down Stone Legion Commandos' Volatile Stone Shell Icon Volatile Stone Shell.

For more information, please refer to our Stone Legion Generals guide.

13.

Sire Denathrius

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

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

  1. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
  2. Skybreaker's Fiery Demise Icon Skybreaker's Fiery Demise
13.1.

Tips

You will almost certainly want to hold Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper to deal with Echo of Sins adds in Phase 1. Pooling Maelstrom is also recommended, ideally with an Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering proc loaded if you use this legendary.

Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf allows you to get to the boss very quickly during the intermission, as long as you are in this form before Denathrius grabs you. This means you do not have to get rid of your Burden of Sin Icon Burden of Sin stacks for this purpose.

There are a lot of things where your defensive abilities might be helpful on this fight, so it is probably best to hold it until you are about to receive a big hit and are not full life.

In Phase 2, keep Flame Shock Icon Flame Shocks up on as many targets as possible, at least Denathrius and Remornia. If the chorus adds at range are dealt with, cleave the melee ones and the boss with your AoE rotation.

Using Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace when targeted by Fatal Finesse Icon Fatal Finesse is probably the way to go.

For more information, please refer to our Sire Denathrius guide.

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Changelog

  • 03 Jul. 2021: Updated some recommended talents.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated some recommended talents & Legendaries.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Added Denathrius tips.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Updated page with tips for most bosses.
  • 02 Dec. 2020: Updated page with talent & preliminary Legendary Power recommendations.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
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