Feral Druid DPS Sanctum of Domination Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2.7

Last updated on Jul 30, 2022 at 16:54 by Wordup 22 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: Sanctum of Domination. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.7.

1.

Introduction

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

During Shadowlands Season 4, Castle Nathria, Sanctum of Domination, and Sepulcher of the First Ones will each spend time being featured as a Fated Raid. During these times encounters within the specific raid will include an additional mechanic and items will drop at increased item levels. If you would like to learn more general information about the Fated Raids system as a whole, please see our overview below. Otherwise, continue to use this page for specialization-specific tips.

Feral remains largely the same as it was in Sanctum, with some additions with the 9.2 effects. The majority of encounters are likely to be dealt with in the same way in Season 4 however, with the same setup that Feral has consistently used throughout Shadowlands.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

Feral only has one real build that it focuses on no matter the situation, with some very small deviations if needed. In particular your Legendary choice is mostly Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband, while Apex Predator's Craving Icon Apex Predator's Craving has some niche benefits for fights that can make use of funnel.

Covenant: Night Fae

Legendaries: Celestial Spirits Icon Celestial Spirits with either Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband or Apex Predator's Craving Icon Apex Predator's Craving

Soulbind: Niya (Link)

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 to use the following Legendaries on The Tarragrue.

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on The Eye of the Jailer.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Eye of the Jailer.

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on The Nine.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Nine.

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

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. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on Soulrender Dormazain.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Soulrender Dormazain.

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on Painsmith Raznal.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Painsmith Raznal.

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on Guardian of the First Ones.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Guardian of the First Ones.

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

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

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

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

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

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

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on Sylvanas Windrunner.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sylvanas Windrunner.

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity
3.

The Tarragrue

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

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

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

The Tarragrue encounter focuses heavily around the 4 Anima Powers you are offered in the surrounding trash. Some are better, some are worse, but you are not always offered everything and most of them are within margin. However, some notes:

  • Powers to avoid:Lumbering Form Icon Lumbering Form and Ten of Towers Icon Ten of Towers both have a high chance of getting allies killed or causing wipes. Do not take these.
  • Powers to look out for: Ever-Beating Heart Icon Ever-Beating Heart effectively allows you to ignore many of the most obnoxious mechanics in melee, and while not a DPS power is a great comfort pick.

General tips for dealing with the encounter:

  • Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar is an option to help the raid move to safe spots during Hungering Mist Icon Hungering Mist.
  • Save Dash Icon Dash for Hungering Mist Icon Hungering Mist so you can move quickly to safe spots yourself and keep uptime. Soulshape Icon Soulshape is also good for this.
  • Balance Affinity Icon Balance Affinity is valuable throughout here because a lot of mechanics force you slightly out of range, especially below 10% when the boss is being kited.

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 Legendaries against The Eye of the Jailer.

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

This fight is predominantly single-target with some add phases.

  • Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar is a useful option to deal with Annihilating Glare Icon Annihilating Glare, or to help the soak group push back against Dragging Chains Icon Dragging Chains.
  • Soulshape Icon Soulshape can be used to jump the Annihilating Glare Icon Annihilating Glare beam, but the timing is precise and you mess it up you will die, so be careful.
  • Cat Form Icon Cat Form move speed is more than enough to keep up and get to the grappling hooks on the side, but in an emergency use Dash Icon Dash.
  • Have Barkskin Icon Barkskin and Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts ready for the final 33% burn.
  • Remember that the boss leaves at 66% and 33% for the intermission, so try not to commit and waste cooldowns as this is about to happen.

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. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

While there is a period spent with two targets that could encourage cleave, the majority involves one target so a single-target build is preferable.

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. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Mostly single-target with some very brief moments with adds that need to be killed very quickly. Also has high movement with a small amount of downtime.

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. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

While this fight does have adds, they are usually burned down very quickly so Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath is more of a niche option if you are struggling. We are better suited to focusing on boss damage.

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 Legendaries against Painsmith Raznal.

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Much like Soulrender, this fight does have adds but they die far too quickly to capitalise on our AoE, so focusing entirely on boss damage is ideal.

  • Balance Affinity Icon Balance Affinity is invaluable here to have more comfort hitting the Spiked Balls Icon Spiked Balls without risking death.
  • Any damage dealt to balls after the first path is opened up does not matter, so do not waste your Energy.
  • Similarly, avoid casting Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits when balls are up to avoid spells being wasted.
  • Due to the intermission time it is useful to use Berserk Icon Berserk to make use of the 4-piece bonus to burn the adds down quickly.
  • Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar is great for navigating the Spike Walls during the intermission, coordinate with your raid to use it at the right time.
  • Soulshape Icon Soulshape is useful if you feel out of position from the spike walls, letting you blink over them to safety.
  • Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts is best saved for detonations of the Flameclasp Trap Icon Flameclasp Traps, while Barkskin Icon Barkskin is great to smooth damage intake during the intermissions due to Lingering Flames Icon Lingering Flames.

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 Legendaries against Guardian of the First Ones.

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

A pure single-target burn encounter with very little else to worry about.

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. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Similar to other fights, there are adds that spawn here but our tools are simply not suited to it, and instead you should focus on boss damage.

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. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

There is an argument to be made here to play Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath, but adds do not last a long time so Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband works out better for more priority burst.

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 Legendaries against Sylvanas Windrunner.

  1. Frezyband 4 Icon Frenzyband
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Much like the running theme of Sanctum, there is some AoE that happens here but our delivery methods are not suited to how short they last. We are much better suited to focusing on dealing as much damage to Sylvanas as possible, as the main damage check (Phase 3) is purely single-target.

  • Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar is excellent for Phase 2 when moving between platforms, and provides help for the group in Phase 1 when moving from arrows and veils.
  • Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits is extremely strong here, just be aware there are a number of mechanics that cause Sylvanas to be untargetable or silence you so avoid casting it as these are coming up.
  • In Phase 1, Barkskin Icon Barkskin should be saved if you have high stacks of Barbed Arrow Icon Barbed Arrow and cannot clear soon with Domination Chains Icon Domination Chains.
  • In Phase 3, Barkskin Icon Barkskin and Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts should always be saved for dealing with Wailing Arrow Icon Wailing Arrow or Banshee's Fury Icon Banshee's Fury, as these are the pressure points.
  • Dash Icon Dash can be used freely in Phase 1, but should be used to spread for Banshee Scream Icon Banshee Scream in Phase 2, and moving off platform away from Raze Icon Raze in Phase 3.
  • In a similar way, Soulshape Icon Soulshape can be used as the boss goes immune and Banshee Scream Icon Banshee Scream in Phase 2 begins to create more room for the other melee.
  • During Phase 2, if you are on a platform with Mawsworn Summoners, you should use Remove Corruption Icon Remove Corruption to remove the Curse of Lethargy Icon Curse of Lethargy on any friendly players on cooldown.
  • You can also take Restoration Affinity Icon Restoration Affinity for Phase 2 and use Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild to help stabilise the group, as raid damage can get quite high here.

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

13.

Changelog

  • 30 Jul. 2022: Updated for Season 4.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.5 to more firmly recommend Night Fae.
  • 10 Jul. 2021: Page added.
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