Elemental Shaman DPS Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1

Last updated on Oct 12, 2020 at 14:14 by Stormy 10 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: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1.

1.

Introduction

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

As a preliminary, I would point out that Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is handy on many fights in this raid. I will not describe all the possible uses, but they should be obvious in practice. Notably, any time the raid has to reposition after forced movement/knockbacks/transitions.

Similarly, we will not describe the various ways you can use Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift. It will either be obvious, or depend on your/your raid's needs. Many abilities can be interrupted by Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear. Read your dungeon journal to know which and figure out with your raid if you need interrupt rotations/assignments.

Many of the fights in Ny'alotha will have multiple targets up most of the time, meaning in most cases you should have multiple Flame Shock Icon Flame Shocks running in order to "funnel" DPS where you need it with Lava Surge Icon Lava Surge procs. Keep in mind that targets must live for most of the duration of the Flame Shock for this to be worth doing.

The essence choices for many Ny'alotha fights will vary depending on what you have (and at what rank) at your disposal but also on your raid's strategy and personal preferences. While Worldvein Resonance Icon Worldvein Resonance is at the top of sims, it is highly dependent on raid stacking/movement (and other people in your raid using it) and will generally not be ideal in the first couple weeks of the raid in most situations. Moreover, sims assume being fully decked in high level Ny'alotha gear. This will not be the case for at least the first couple weeks of the raid.

While probably not a default pick on any encounter, consider Blood of the Enemy Icon Blood of the Enemy or Essence of the Focusing Iris Icon Essence of the Focusing Iris if your raid is struggling to burst down groups of adds, especially if the cooldown of the essence lines up well.

While Worldvein Resonance Icon Worldvein Resonance is at the top of sims, it is very conditional (as you can read above) and will be an inferior choice for most players compared to Guardian of Azeroth Icon Guardian of Azeroth. Make sure many people in your raid will be using it and SIM YOUR CHARACTER to determine if it is worth using.

2.

Talent and Essence Cheatsheet

Wrathion, the Black Emperor Maut The Prophet Skitra Dark Inquisitor Xanesh The Hivemind Shad'har the Insatiable Drest'agath Vexiona Ra-den the Despoiled Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn Carapace of N'Zoth N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise to use the following talents on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following essences on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following talents on Maut.

We advise to use the following essences on Maut.

We advise to use the following talents on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following essences on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following talents on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following essences on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following talents on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following essences on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following talents on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following essences on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following talents on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following essences on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following talents on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following essences on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following talents on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following essences on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following talents on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following essences on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following talents on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following essences on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following talents on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

We advise to use the following essences on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

3.

Wrathion, the Black Emperor

We advise you to use the following talents against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise you to use the following essences against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

3.1.

Tips

Cast Flame Shock Icon Flame Shocks on Shards that are far from the group so they live for the duration.

You can use Earthquake Icon Earthquake to unstealth Ashwalker Assassins.

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem can be used in multiple spots depending on what you need. By default, we recommend using during Burning Cataclysm.

Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf is handy during Burning Cataclysm and when soaking Scales of Wrathion.

For more information, please refer to our Wrathion, the Black Emperor guide.

4.

Maut

We advise you to use the following talents against Maut.

We advise you to use the following essences against Maut.

4.1.

Tips

Depending on how much you need to move/be away from the raid, you may want to use Worldvein Resonance Icon Worldvein Resonance.

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem has a variety of uses in this fight. It should probably always be picked.

For more information, please refer to our Maut guide.

5.

The Prophet Skitra

We advise you to use the following talents against The Prophet Skitra.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Prophet Skitra.

5.1.

Tips

Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm and totems can be used to control Images of Absolution.

For more information, please refer to our The Prophet Skitra guide.

6.

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh

We advise you to use the following talents against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise you to use the following essences against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

6.1.

Tips

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is very powerful on this fight and should almost always be picked.

When Voidwoken, stay in Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf form except to maintain Flame Shock Icon Flame Shocks.

For more information, please refer to our Dark Inquisitor Xanesh guide.

7.

The Hivemind

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

We advise you to use the following essences against The Hivemind.

7.1.

Tips

Focused Azerite Beam Icon Focused Azerite Beam or Blood of the Enemy Icon Blood of the Enemy can be the best major for this fight, if you are struggling with AoEing down adds.

Be very careful that Primal Earth Elemental does not accidentally taunt adds.

Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm and Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem can be used to control Aqir Darters.

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

8.

Shad'har the Insatiable

We advise you to use the following talents against Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise you to use the following essences against Shad'har the Insatiable.

8.1.

Tips

Use Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem to dispel Umbral Fear.

Think carefully about when you should use Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift.

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem should almost always be used.

For more information, please refer to our Shad'har the Insatiable guide.

9.

Drest'agath

We advise you to use the following talents against Drest'agath.

We advise you to use the following essences against Drest'agath.

9.1.

Tips

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem should almost always be used.

Position yourself so you can maintain Flame Shock Icon Flame Shocks on many targets. Using Lava Shock Icon Lava Shock is something to consider.

Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf is most likely the right talent although Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield is a possibility.

For more information, please refer to our Drest'agath guide.

10.

Vexiona

We advise you to use the following talents against Vexiona.

We advise you to use the following essences against Vexiona.

10.1.

Tips

Using Lava Shock Icon Lava Shock is something to consider.

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem should almost always be used.

You can use Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem to dispel Heart of Darkness' fears.

Depending on your AoE needs, consider using the Vision of Perfection Icon Vision of Perfection build.

You can use Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm and totems to control adds.

For more information, please refer to our Vexiona guide.

11.

Ra-den the Despoiled

We advise you to use the following talents against Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise you to use the following essences against Ra-den the Despoiled.

11.1.

Tips

Worldvein Resonance Icon Worldvein Resonance might end up the superior major choice if you and your raid can maintain good uptime.

Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf should be handy because you will probably use Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf quite a bit. However, Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield could be helpful, especially against Ruin.

Killing the right adds at the right time quickly is key, save cooldowns and procs appropriately.

For more information, please refer to our Ra-den the Despoiled guide.

12.

Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn

We advise you to use the following talents against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise you to use the following essences against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

12.1.

Tips

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem should almost always be used.

You can use Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm and totems to control the Blood of Ny'alotha.

Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear allows you to interrupt every other Pumping Blood cast. You should probably a part of the interrupt rotations.

For more information, please refer to our Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn guide.

13.

Carapace of N'Zoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise you to use the following essences against Carapace of N'Zoth.

13.1.

Tips

Depending on your AoE needs, consider using the Vision of Perfection Icon Vision of Perfection build, or go back to Guardian of Azeroth Icon Guardian of Azeroth.

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem should almost always be used.

Be very careful that your Primal Earth Elemental does not accidentally taunt adds.

You can use Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm and totems to control adds.

You can use Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem to dispel fears from Madness & Insanity bombs.

For more information, please refer to our Carapace of N'Zoth guide.

14.

N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise you to use the following talents against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

We advise you to use the following essences against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

14.1.

Tips

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem should almost always be used.

Using Lava Shock Icon Lava Shocks is most likely a good idea.

Use Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem to dispel fears from Stupefying Glare.

For more information, please refer to our N'Zoth the Corruptor guide.

15.

Changelog

  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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