Elemental Shaman DPS Sanctum of Domination Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jul 13, 2021 at 20:13 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: Sanctum of Domination. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.1.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Elemental Shaman 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 Elemental Shaman and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

The rule of thumb for legendaries is: Are there significant adds that can be cleaved? If so, Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering is probably the way to go. If not, Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence is almost certainly the way to go. For similar reasons, there is not much talent variety.

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: Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence.

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: Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence.

We advise to use the following talents on The Nine.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Nine.

  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 Remnant of Ner'zhul.

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

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

We advise to use the following talents on Soulrender Dormazain.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Soulrender Dormazain.

  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 Painsmith Raznal.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Painsmith Raznal: Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence.

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: Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence.

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

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

  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 Kel'Thuzad.

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

  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 Sylvanas Windrunner.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sylvanas Windrunner: Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence.

3.

The Tarragrue

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Tarragrue: Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence.

Use Earth Elemental Icon Earth Elemental when you get targeted by Grasp of Death Icon Grasp of Death so you can benefit from Vital Accretion Icon Vital Accretion and be much easier to heal for the full duration. Use Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift when you are first targeted, then Harden Skin Icon Harden Skin if you are using Primal Elementalist Icon Primal Elementalist.

Drop a Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem when the boss casts Predator's Howl Icon Predator's Howl.

If talented, use Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem during Hungering Mist Icon Hungering Mist.

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

4.

The Eye of the Jailer

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: Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence.

Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace is most likely best used when running away from Annihilating Glare Icon Annihilating Glare.

Note that you can use instant spells while in the air after using the chain.

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is very handy to deal with Dragging Chains Icon Dragging Chains or to help the raid move away from Annihilating Glare Icon Annihilating Glare

Make sure you have all your defensives available for the second half of the final phase to help your healers keep up.

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

5.

The Nine

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

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

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

You will almost certainly be asked to kick either Signe or the add. Make sure you do not forget to kick, especially Song of Dissolution Icon Song of Dissolution.

Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem can be used to dispel the fear from Reverberating Refrain Icon Reverberating Refrain.

The Formless Mass add can be Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm'd into the bosses, and is vulnerable to Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem.

Defensive cooldowns are best used to help mitigate the damage from Fragments of Destiny Icon Fragments of Destiny. Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace is also probably best used for that.

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

6.

Remnant of Ner'zhul

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

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

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

Depending on timings, Skybreaker's Fiery Demise Icon Skybreaker's Fiery Demise with Primal Elementalist Icon Primal Elementalist could get good value here, keeping Flame Shock Icon Flame Shocks up on the Orbs. I would personally recommend using Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence and Icefury Icon Icefury however.

Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace is probably best used to keep casting during the double knockbacks from Malevolence Icon Malevolence. Using Icefury Icon Icefury is also very helpful.

It probably should not be your job, but if you have to pick up an Orb of Torment, make sure to be in Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf form when you do to avoid the slow from Sorrowful Procession Icon Sorrowful Procession.

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

7.

Soulrender Dormazain

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

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

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

Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering is handy to deal with Mawsworn Agonizers but if you are not at least running Icefury Icon Icefury I would recommend using Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence or you will have trouble with movement.

Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace and Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem are handy throughout the fight and are not necessarily best used forthe Tormented Eruptions Icon Tormented Eruptions "dance".

Mawsworn Agonizers can be Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm'd together and are vulnerable to Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem.

Hold Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper for Mawsworn Agonizers

Use your defensives for Unleashed Tyranny Icon Unleashed Tyranny (when chains are broken)

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

8.

Painsmith Raznal

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Painsmith Raznal: Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence.

Use your defensives intelligently for Flameclasp Eruption Icon Flameclasp Eruption and Shadowsteel Chains Icon Shadowsteel Chains. Depending on circumstances and on the covenant you join, you may have different issues on this fight. If you have Soulshape Icon Soulshape, any positioning/mobility issues will be significantly diminished. If you have Fleshcraft Icon Fleshcraft, you can press it during a tank weapon or a Flameclasp Eruption Icon Flameclasp Eruption (especially during P2), or at the end of intermissions in order to keep either Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift or Vital Accretion Icon Vital Accretion available in case you get targeted by chains at a dangerous moment. During Spiked Balls Icon Spiked Balls in particular, healers have to move and there is a possibility of being out of range of multiple healers, making it quite possible to die from the Shadowsteel Chains Icon Shadowsteel Chains damage.

Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace is probably best used reactively depending on your circumstances, it is especially useful when targeted by Shadowsteel Chains Icon Shadowsteel Chains.

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem can be used during Intermission phases to great effect. When set properly, the raid can benefit from it for 3 sets of spikes.

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

9.

Guardian of the First Ones

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: Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence.

While Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is very handy, especially when stacking around Energy Cores, and you should almost certainly use it, Nature's Guardian Icon Nature's Guardian is extremely helpful for surviving some damage combos, notably Meltdown Icon Meltdown combined with Threat Neutralization Icon Threat Neutralization.

Make sure you have a defensive up for Meltdown Icon Meltdowns (easy if you have Fleshcraft Icon Fleshcraft). If you do not have Fleshcraft Icon Fleshcraft or Primal Elementalist Icon Primal Elementalist, consider not using Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift for Purification Protocol Icon Purification Protocol if you have Vital Accretion Icon Vital Accretion.

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

10.

Fatescribe Roh-Kalo

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

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

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

Fatespawn Anomalies can be Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm'd together and are vulnerable to Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem (so is the Burden of Destiny Icon Burden of Destiny add).

Try to interrupt the casts of the Fateswpawn Anomalies that are on their own

You probably want to hold onto Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift or another defensive for an additional damage event when you are already targeted by Twist Fate Icon Twist Fate.

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

11.

Kel'Thuzad

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

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

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

Legendary and talent recommendation will depend on the realm you are assigned to. If you are assigned to the Phylactery realm, you may want to focus on single-target damage, with Icefury Icon Icefury and Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence. If not, Primal Elementalist Icon Primal Elementalist and Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering are probably the way to go, as well as possibly Aftershock Icon Aftershock.

Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence especially combined with Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave and the occasional Tumbling Waves Icon Tumbling Waves proc make Elemental extremely strong at dealing with the Soulshades (green tank adds that spawn at random places). Interrupt them (and Soul Reavers during the Remnant Phase) whenever they cast.

There are adds almost constantly so you want to use Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock very often.

Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace is best used in the Remnant Phase if you are assigned to go inside. If not, use it when you are fixated or to move away with Oblivion's Echo Icon Oblivion's Echo. You also want to have it for the last phase.

Defensives should be used whenever multiple Glacial Spikes are blown up.

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is extremely useful in the Remnant Phase.

Use your AoE control abilities liberally when Frostbound Devotees are revived.

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

12.

Sylvanas Windrunner

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sylvanas Windrunner: Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence Icon Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence.

Make sure you use Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace when you are pulled by a Domination Chains Icon Domination Chains. You also most likely want to use Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem to help with those.

During Phase 2, use Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem to help the raid move faster and Cleanse Spirit Icon Cleanse Spirit to remove Mawsworn Summoners' curses.

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

13.

Changelog

  • 13 Jul. 2021: Updated guide with many tips. Adjusted a couple recommendations.
  • 04 Jul. 2021: Guide added.
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