Enhancement Shaman DPS Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Jan 21, 2021 at 06:44 by Wordup 13 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Enhancement Shaman for each boss of the following raid: Castle Nathria. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.5.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Enhancement Shaman specific information to deal with each boss in the Castle Nathria 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 Enhancement Shaman and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

The majority of your talent selections do not change depending on your Covenant, but it is assumed you are playing Venthyr due to it being the most flexible choice.

The majority of Nathria encounters have a very heavy leaning toward the cooldown timings of Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds as a Legendary pick, and Ascendance Icon Ascendance to go alongside it for burst windows, so bear this in mind. Talent selections also heavily follow this path to improve this build, so little variance is present currently.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

Shriekwing Huntsman Altimor Sun King's Salvation Artificer Xy'Mox Hungering Destroyer Lady Inerva Darkvein The Council of Blood Sludgefist Stone Legion Generals Sire Denathrius

We advise to use the following talents on Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Shriekwing: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Huntsman Altimor: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sun King's Salvation: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'Mox: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Hungering Destroyer: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lady Inerva Darkvein: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Council of Blood: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sludgefist: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Stone Legion Generals: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sire Denathrius: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

3.

Shriekwing

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Shriekwing: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

Heavily single-target oriented encounter that has some unusual timers due to the intermission. High burst windows have extra value that makes us lean even more into one build.

3.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Shriekwing guide.

4.

Huntsman Altimor

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Huntsman Altimor: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

Has some cleave involved, but that can align well with some of our flexible cooldown options (such as Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds and Ascendance Icon Ascendance) that can be held if needed. There is very little room to switch up picks here.

4.1.

Tips

  • Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds should be used on cooldown, and should align comfortably with many of the important windows. The Shades spawned by Barghast have a one minute timer before they are dealt with, so this should line up naturally. Your second Ascendance Icon Ascendance after the pull will usually align with the second use here as well.
  • Huntsman's Bond Icon Huntsman's Bond causes Gargons to share health with the boss. This means you should keep Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning active at all times and try to hit both targets.
  • Sinseeker Icon Sinseeker damage is very high, so use Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift if the raid is unstable.
  • Save Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk in latter portions of the fight to be able to get to the edge of the room if targeted by Petrifying Howl Icon Petrifying Howl.

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

5.

Sun King's Salvation

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sun King's Salvation: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

Depending on what your group needs you can shift between either Elemental Assault Icon Elemental Assault for single-target, or Hailstorm Icon Hailstorm for AoE. Otherwise, things remain standard.

5.1.

Tips

  • Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds timings here are quite strong for burst AoE with add spawns, and can be aligned with Ascendance Icon Ascendance without much issue.
  • Pay special attention to adds dying to avoid taking hits from Fragmentation Icon Fragmentation, this is lethal if you stand in a stack.
  • You can assist with healing needed on both Kael'thas and on canisters with Healing Surge Icon Healing Surge.
  • Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield can be taken and applied to Kael'thas to improve the healing you do to the boss.
  • For Mythic, pooling up 10 Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon stacks can be useful to instantly cast two Healing Surge Icon Healing Surges to deal with the Cloak of Flames Icon Cloak of Flames.

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

6.

Artificer Xy'Mox

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Artificer Xy'Mox: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

Purely single-target focused encounter, but has some downtime which even further incentivizes taking burst options.

6.1.

Tips

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

7.

Hungering Destroyer

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Hungering Destroyer: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

Purely single-target encounter with some forced downtime that aligns very well with some cooldown options we have. Therefore, a stock Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds will always win out here.

7.1.

Tips

  • Cooldown timings can be strange here. You should hold your second Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds for after the first Expunge Icon Expunge so you get full uptime when you return. You can also opt to desync Ascendance Icon Ascendance from it so you can keep hitting the boss during Consume Icon Consume from range.
  • Use Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk and Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf to get to the edge of the arena with Expunge Icon Expunge to drop your orb, and use Feral Lunge Icon Feral Lunge to get back to the boss.
  • Save Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift if you are targeted by Miasma and have to deal with either Expunge Icon Expunge or Volatile Ejection Icon Volatile Ejection. The combined effect of the damage and healing immunity is very dangerous.
  • Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem can be used as an alternative to help the group during Consume Icon Consume, but Feral Lunge is very useful to keep your uptime on the boss. Nature's Guardian Icon Nature's Guardian can have some uses, but will often just be absorbed by the Miasma so is not a strong pick.

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

8.

Lady Inerva Darkvein

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lady Inerva Darkvein: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

The primary focus of this fight is single-target, however the adds are important so depending on your timers (which can be variable) may decide where you distribute your damage.

8.1.

Tips

  • Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds timings are very sensitive here. You can pre-cast it at 4 seconds before the pull and have it align with the first add spawn, and should align with each spawn thereafter.
  • Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear is perfect to deal with the Condemn Icon Condemn casts as even if we are targeted by other effects, we can still keep it under control in the interrupt cycle.
  • Shift to Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf if you have to get to your spot with Shared Suffering Icon Shared Suffering, faster you get there the better.
  • Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk is best saved as an emergency tool to catch Bottled Anima Icon Bottled Anima if no-one else is nearby.
  • Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift works best if you are targeted by Shared Suffering Icon Shared Suffering as you will be moving out of the group, and potentially taking high damage. Otherwise, you can use this if you have Concentrated Anima Icon Concentrated Anima to reduce the initial impact.

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

9.

The Council of Blood

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Council of Blood: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

A deceptively single-target focused fight. While you will have a high uptime of cleave opportunities for Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning, your priority is one single enemy to beat the timers so play around that.

9.1.

Tips

  • Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds is excellent here to use in between all of the downtime. You will often have it ready just after each intermission to make use of the Haste buff, so plan around that.
  • You can focus on interrupting Dreadbolt Volley Icon Dreadbolt Volley very efficiently with Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear regardless of your priority target.
  • Save Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift for the tail end of each phase to deal with the increasing damage caused by Oppressive Atmosphere Icon Oppressive Atmosphere. This extends further into Mythic to deal with the Dancing Fever Icon Dancing Fever explosions.
  • Shift to Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf during the intermission, in case you need to cover a lot of ground to get to your spot. If necessary, use Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk here too.
  • Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem primarily only has uses in Mythic, helping your tank to kite the Stoneguard, otherwise you should stick to Nature's Guardian Icon Nature's Guardian to deal with the high damage intake of the encounter.

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

10.

Sludgefist

We advise you to use the following talents against Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sludgefist: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

This is a single-target encounter with a hyper focus on 10 second burst windows every minute. Therefore, builds should aim to deal as much as possible in the shortest time reliably. Therefore, Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds shines above all here.

10.1.

Tips

  • You can pre-cast Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds 4 seconds before the pull, and it should align with the charge wind up for each Destructive Impact Icon Destructive Impact thereafter. Make sure to cast this as the boss is charging to blanket the damage increase window.
  • Ascendance Icon Ascendance should be saved for the pillars, ideally pillar 1 and 4 (depending on kill time) to get the most out of the burst.
  • Damage intake is very high during this encounter, so use Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift liberally especially during bad Colossal Roar Icon Colossal Roar overlaps.
  • Be aware of your partners position with Chain Link Icon Chain Link and avoid sprinting away from them and breaking it. This is also why talents such as Feral Lunge Icon Feral Lunge or Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem are not advised.

For more information, please refer to our Sludgefist guide.

11.

Stone Legion Generals

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Stone Legion Generals: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

This has some quirks depending on whether you are in Heroic or Mythic. The former is very single-target oriented with occasional cleave, while the latter has some very high impact burst AoE windows. Therefore, what you pick depends on what you need in the Level 35 Talent Tier, otherwise it is a standard choice.

11.1.

Tips

  • You should aim to hit two targets with any of your main cooldown windows regardless of raid difficulty. This means trying to line up your Ascendance Icon Ascendance burst and Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds windows with each Stone Legion Goliath in Heroic. In Mythic, you should align these with the burst timings on Stone Legion Commando AoE.
  • Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift is best saved for situations where the raid is unstable and you need to soak Pulverizing Meteor Icon Pulverizing Meteor.
  • Save Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk for the intermission to grab stray Anima orbs at the edge of the room. Most of the time here will be spent in Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf to get them delivered as quickly as possible.
  • For Mythic, Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is very useful for the group when Stonegale Effigy Icon Stonegale Effigy begins to keep them on the platform.

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

12.

Sire Denathrius

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sire Denathrius: Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds.

Denathrius has a lot of opportunities for burst AoE and Cleave, but the primary focus comes down to single-target. This is especially important in the final phase burn where only he is active.

12.1.

Tips

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

13.

Changelog

  • 21 Jan. 2021: Updated for more recent logs following settling of Nathria release.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Added preliminary recommendations for Castle Nathria.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
Show more
Show less