Elemental Shaman DPS Vault of the Incarnates Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.1

Last updated on May 01, 2023 at 21:40 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: Vault of the Incarnates. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.1.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Elemental Shaman specific information to deal with each Boss in the Vault of the Incarnates 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.

If you really do not want to switch talents every boss, the following talent tree is "good enough" to mostly work on every Boss. However, in practice, the bosses are different enough that we strongly recommend using specific builds for each Boss. Therefore, we will give you export codes for each. Bear in mind that between the differences in difficulties, raid compositions and the problems you encounter during the actual raid fights, you should try and switch things around if you believe it would be more appropriate for your situation. Many things are viable right now. Note that you can import this talent tree directly into the game by using the export button.

2.

Eranog

You can import our recommended talent tree for this Boss directly into the game by copying the following string:

  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSrIJtkAJlINKBNJJBAAAAAgWAUSokmEItkkWAEJJAC

Note that there are multiple possibilities here. You could take Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering and Lightning Rod Icon Lightning Rod if you need more heavy AoE but it is probably worse overall. You could also drop Liquid Magma Totem Icon Liquid Magma Totem for Improved Flametongue Weapon Icon Improved Flametongue Weapon for more single-target damage.

2.1.

Tips

  • Flamerift Icon Flamerifts appear every 30 seconds. You should hold your first Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper and use it right before the adds spawn, and then repeat this for every second add spawn. Similarly, make sure you have an Echoes of Great Sundering Icon Echoes of Great Sundering and Surge of Power Icon Surge of Power buff ready for this AoE burst.
  • When targeted by Flamerift Icon Flamerift, use Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace to keep casting at the Boss while adjusting your positioning. Use Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind to accelerate this if you are out of position.
  • You can use Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem and Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem on Flamescale Taraseks to keep them stacked.
  • When targeted by a Flamescale Taraseks fixate, you can use Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm to prevent it from getting too close.
  • Make sure you focus down the right Primal Flame during Phase 2.
  • The only ability which should require Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift use is Incinerating Roar Icon Incinerating Roar once you reach a certain amount of stacks. Feel free to use your potions or heal yourself with Healing Surge Icon Healing Surge if you think your healers are struggling or you are dropping dangerously low
  • In Mythic difficulty, you want to focus down the Flamescale Captain as soon as possible, and to keep interrupting their Pyroblast Icon Pyroblast with Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear.

For more information, please refer to our Eranog guide.

3.

Terros

You can import our recommended talent tree for this Boss directly into the game by copying the following string:

  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSpUSCgDkUSShSUikQOAAAAAAgSAJlkgiASLJpFAkkIBC

Because you do not need much utility in this fight, you can use talents to help with healing a little. For this purpose, you could grab Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield, Ancestral Guidance Icon Ancestral Guidance or Mana Spring Totem Icon Mana Spring Totem. Depending on whether you feel some of your mobility talents are unnecessary, you can drop one or two to lean more heavily into healing. I recommend keeping all the mobility you can, however.

3.1.

Tips

  • This is a relatively straightforward fight that requires a lot of healing and movement. Do not hesitate to use Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace, Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind or going into Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf form a lot.
  • There are multiple uses for Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem. Do not hesitate to use it for any big raid movement if it is not assigned to a particular ability. Rock Blast Icon Rock Blast is likely to be a good example.
  • This fight is much easier if your raid organizes their movement cooldowns properly, most notably Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway and Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar. I recommend even pick-up groups on lower difficulties do this.

For more information, please refer to our Terros guide.

4.

The Primal Council

You can import our recommended talent tree for this Boss directly into the game by copying the following string:

  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAg0SpIJtkACSjSOQLtkQOAAAAAAgSAJlkgiASLJpFAkkIBC

You could also get Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield and Surging Shields Icon Surging Shields for better personal survivability.

4.1.

Tips

  • Keep Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock on all targets.
  • When you have a Conductive Mark Icon Conductive Mark on you and are targeted by Meteor Axes Icon Meteor Axes, use Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift and use all the healing you can.
  • Interrupt Dathea's Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolts and the Primal Council's Frost Spike Icon Frost Spikes.
  • You will most likely want to use Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind, Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace or both when dealing with Primal Blizzard Icon Primal Blizzard.

Alternatively, you could also use the lightning-focused build below. In this case, you will want to maintain Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock one target and use Lava Surge Icon Lava Surge procs to proc Master of the Elements Icon Master of the Elements and Power of the Maelstrom Icon Power of the Maelstrom Because this build is not as mobile, it is not generally preferred, especially on progress.

  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAoVSSLJJlDk0S0QQBJSAAAAAAKBkUSCKCItkkWAQSiEI

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

5.

Sennarth, the Cold Breath

You can import our recommended talent tree for this Boss directly into the game by copying the following string:

  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSpUSCAJlkUoEl0SCRAAAAAAKBkUSCKCItkkWAQSiEI

Stoneskin Totem Icon Stoneskin Totem can be taken to help deal with Gossamer Burst Icon Gossamer Burst. Electrified Shocks Icon Electrified Shocks can replace Flux Melting Icon Flux Melting if grouping the adds ends up practical and they are not dying fast enough.

5.1.

Tips

  • Focusing down Frostbreath Arachnids is the most important thing in the fight. Use movement abilities to maintain full uptime when they are up and defensives/healing to survive their Chilling Blast Icon Chilling Blast.
  • Use Stoneskin Totem Icon Stoneskin Totem to help mitigate Gossamer Burst Icon Gossamer Burst.
  • Caustic Spiderlings should be bullied with Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm and Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem.
  • Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem should be available for intermissions.
6.

Dathea, Ascended

You can import our recommended talent tree for this Boss directly into the game by copying the following string:

  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSpIJlkAJINKBtkkkDAAAAAAoFgUSCpIg0SSapEAJJAC

You will quickly understand the reason for this "hybrid" build. This is mainly a single-target fight but it also has regular AoE phases where small adds need to be gathered and nuked down, and a big add killed fast. These phases happen pretty quickly so if you fall behind on clearing these adds, you will have little time to damage the Boss. If you do not feel the need for the additional burst from Power of the Maelstrom Icon Power of the Maelstrom and potentially Elemental Equilibrium Icon Elemental Equilibrium with Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper, you can instead get Flow of Power Icon Flow of Power for a higher Maelstrom generation.

6.1.

Tips

  • Like on Eranog, you will want to have a Surge of Power Icon Surge of Power up to mow down Thunder Callers with Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper.
  • Use Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace during Cyclone Icon Cyclone, Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem should also be used there.
  • Help your raid stack Thunder Callers on top of each other with Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm then Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem.
  • Interrupt in priority Volatile Infusers' Diverted Essence Icon Diverted Essence cast, then Thunder Callers' Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt.
  • You can jump back on the boss platform with Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind early.

For more information, please refer to our Dathea, Ascended guide.

7.

Kurog Grimtotem

You can import our recommended talent tree for this Boss directly into the game by copying the following string:

  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgUSpUSCAJlkUoEt0SCRAAAAAAaBIlkQKCItkkWKBQSCgA

Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper is tempting to deal with Earth Breakers but they do not appear often enough to be worth the single-target/mobility loss unless your raid is struggling with them. Ascendance Icon Ascendance can be used for that purpose instead. It is taken here to deal with particularly troublesome adds in P2 and to burst him down during his final phase.

7.1.

Tips

  • Always hard focus the adds.
  • Use Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind and/or Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace to reach Thunder Strike Icon Thunder Strikes.
  • Interrupt Smoldering Hellions' Flame Bolt Icon Flame Bolts and Frozen Destroyers' Frost Binds Icon Frost Binds.
  • Use Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift for when Lethal Current Icon Lethal Current targets you, or you have to soak a Thunder Strike Icon Thunder Strike when the Boss has a lot of Dominance stacks.
  • In Mythic difficulty, use Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace to deal with Searing Carnage Icon Searing Carnage.

For more information, please refer to our Kurog Grimtotem guide.

8.

Broodkeeper Diurna

You can import our recommended talent tree for this Boss directly into the game by copying the following string:

  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAg0SpIJtkAJINKRLtkQOAAAAAAgSAJlkgiASLJpFAkkIBC

There are typically 2 "groups" assigned in this fight, one to focus on single-target DPS on the boss, the other focusing/AoEing down adds. Depending on your role, you want to pick between Splintered Elements Icon Splintered Elements and Primordial Surge Icon Primordial Surge, although lightning builds (like on Council) can also pull ahead AoE-wise. We are assuming you are assigned to the add group.

Depending on your difficulties with the fight, you may want to drop some crowd control for either personal (Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield and Surging Shields Icon Surging Shields) or group healing (Ancestral Guidance Icon Ancestral Guidance, Mana Spring Totem Icon Mana Spring Totem). As Frozen Shroud Icon Frozen Shroud is technically a "root" effect; Thunderous Paws Icon Thunderous Paws may get us out of it.

8.1.

Tips

  • Always focus Juvenile Frost Proto-Dragons.
  • As usual, use Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm and Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem to stack adds together and stun them.
  • Use Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace when pursued by Greatstaff's Wrath Icon Greatstaff's Wrath. As you are the one choosing to be targeted by this ability, you should always have Spiritwalker's Grace available for it. Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind will do in a pinch.
  • Interrupt Primalist Mages' Ice Barrage Icon Ice Barrages and Drakonid Stormbringers' Static Jolt Icon Static Jolt.
  • You should problably keep Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift for Frozen Shroud Icon Frozen Shroud. You can also use it if someone is about to break eggs with Greatstaff's Wrath Icon Greatstaff's Wrath during a Chilling Tantrum Icon Chilling Tantrum.

For more information, please refer to our Broodkeeper Diurna guide.

9.

Raszageth the Storm-Eater

You can import our recommended talent tree for this Boss directly into the game by copying the following string:

  • BYQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAg0SpIJtkAJINKBtkI5AAAAAAAKBIlkQKCItkkWKBQSCgA
9.1.

Tips

  • Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem and Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind are very helpful in all difficulties to help people reposition during/after multiple abilities, or not get blasted off a platform.
  • Make sure you have DPS cooldowns available to deal with the various adds.

    Volatile Spark can be interrupted and therefore killed by Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear but also Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem, Purge Icon Purge and Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm.

For more information, please refer to our Raszageth the Storm-Eater guide.

10.

Changelog

  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 29 Dec. 2022: Forgot to add purge to the list of things that can deal with Volatile Sparks.
  • 21 Dec. 2022: Updated wording on council recommendations, added Razsageth recommendation.
  • 13 Dec. 2022: Adjusted talent recommendations on Eranog and Sennarth, added an additional option on Dathea.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Page added.
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