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Feral Druid DPS Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Feb 09, 2020 at 10:30 by Wordup 79 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Feral Druid for each boss of the following raid: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

1.

Feral Druid in Ny'alotha

Feral Druids are still a niche spec within Battle for Azeroth in 8.3, but does have room to contend. This is helped by some good gearing options and fight mechanics that do open up some of the strengths of the toolkit previous tiers have not tapped into.

In this section, you will find information and guidance for Feral Druids on each boss individually in Ny'alotha. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for doing the bosses as a Feral Druid.

1.1.

Notes

There are some small universal rules that are useful to bear in mind when looking at the below pages. These will not be elaborated on for each individual boss, but are important notes to bear in mind:

  • Lethal Strikes Icon Lethal Strikes is recommended assuming you either have Rank 3, or need the Corruption resistance. If you have access to Symbiotic Presence Icon Symbiotic Presence but not Breath 3, this can be substituted in cleave encounters for similar gains.
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

Wrathion is a fight divided into a very static Phase 1, a very high movement intermission and an AoE heavy Phase 2 that cycles in this order. Feral has a lot of tools to deal with the movement portions, but can suffer from downtime with Bleed effects falling off. Make sure to plan around this downtime by refreshing as late as possible.

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

Maut is largely a single-target encounter for Melee players, so your build will be focused on dealing as much of that as possible. Survival is also important here due to the self-inflicted damage in Phase 2, so be careful especially when using Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite to not put you in a dangerous position. Feral's self healing and options with both Guardian Affinity Icon Guardian Affinity and Restoration Affinity Icon Restoration Affinity for survival are also useful here to keep yourself comfortable.

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

Skitra has a massive arena that can force you to move large distances in intermissions, but is otherwise a simple static encounter. Feral has enough tools in its talent tree to be able to quickly adapt to spawn times and get bleeds active. Making sure you are aware of the transition every 20% and pool resources accordingly is important to make sure you get a good start on targets in intermissions.

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

Xanesh has some very high movement requirements at specific points throughout the encounter. Feral's increased movement speed in Cat Form Icon Cat Form plus Dash Icon Dash / Tiger Dash Icon Tiger Dash or Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge should give you enough catch up to stick to the boss. Due to the base move speed you are also a solid option to deal with the Void Ritual Icon Void Ritual mechanic.

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

Hivemind is a boss that has fixed add spawns that need to be burst down. These are frequently staggered that leans perfectly into Predator Icon Predator resets, allowing you to apply Bleeds across all target spawns without much issue due to the extra range provided by Balance Affinity Icon Balance Affinity.

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

Shad'har is entirely a single-target burn fight that has a predictable kill timer. Surviving through most of the damage as long as you avoid telegraphed attacks should be fine due to your movement tools, so focus on dealing the most effective damage to the boss while staying healthy.

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

Drest'agath comes with a lot of downtime and very high movement checks due to the frequent target swaps. It also requires you to condense your damage into short bursts to line up with the Void Infused Ichor Icon Void Infused Ichor effect, meaning you should make sure to have some cooldowns ready after you intend to pick this up when tentacles die.

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

Vexiona requires you to temper your damage profiles between boss damage, priority targets and AoE. Feral can opt into good options that gain from the frequent target deaths, and deal strong AoE damage via Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath. Your movement also works very well for the intermission phases and dealing with Encroaching Shadows Icon Encroaching Shadows.

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

Ra-den has a large amount of focus on high burst phases, especially in Phase 2. Feral provides a solid toolkit for splitting damage between the boss and adds, while being mobile enough to contribute to extra targets as they spawn.

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

Il'gynoth is the most complex end wing boss when it comes to how you approach your damage profile. There is a lot you can do to tweak your delivery, and sometimes it comes down to the pace your group is dealing with each phase as to what works best. Making sure to plan your uses of Tiger's Fury Icon Tiger's Fury and Berserk Icon Berserk between each intermission, and making sure you have movement tools available to transition quickly is vital. Time spent without Bleeds active will be punishing.

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

Carapace of N'zoth has a lot of room to focus on either add damage or boss damage depending on the phase you are struggling with. Due to how frequently enemies will be dying, Predator Icon Predator plays perfectly. Due to the overwhelmingly high importance of dealing with low health targets, making sure you focus on being more versatile throughout the encounter makes or breaks Feral here. For this reason, Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath is a strong front runner, alongside pooling to unload on add spawns.

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

Feral's cooldowns naturally line up quite well between each Mindgate phase, and are flexible enough to let you contribute well to Tentacle spawns. Making sure that you keep the cycle of using Blood of the Enemy Icon Blood of the Enemy and Tiger's Fury Icon Tiger's Fury is however very important, as any delay will offset everything thereafter. Balance Affinity Icon Balance Affinity is extremely useful here, as is the high Feral movement allowing you to adjust around the large arena, especially during Paranoia Icon Paranoia, and positioning Evoke Anguish Icon Evoke Anguish.

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

15.

Changelog

  • 09 Feb. 2020: Added Ny'alotha Essence and Talent choices.
  • 13 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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