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Fire Mage DPS Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Feb 06, 2020 at 14:32 by Dutchmagoz 56 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Fire Mage 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.

Introduction

As we get to experience the fights, and general raid strategies emerge, this section will be updated with tips and advice for Fire Mages.

In this section, you will find information and guidance for each boss individually in Ny'alotha as a Fire Mage. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for any Fire Mage on each boss.

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.

If your group is struggling a lot with killing groups of Crackling Shard Icon Crackling Shards, you can opt into a more aggressive AoE build by taking Flame Patch Icon Flame Patch.

3.1.

Tips

Make sure you watch the boss mod timer for Smoke and Mirrors, and do not activate your cooldowns, like Combustion Icon Combustion or Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power, right before he casts it, as he becomes immune after the cast.

During the Smoke and Mirrors phase, prioritize groups of Crackling Shard Icon Crackling Shards, due to the great cleave capabilities of Fire.

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

You should try to have your DPS cooldowns (e.g. Combustion Icon Combustion) ready for the second phase, since the boss has to be burst very hard in this phase. Depending on your raid's DPS, this usually means you can use your cooldowns on the pull, and then hold them for the second phase.

During the second phase, you should watch your health carefully, since you will be reflecting all damage you do to the boss. You can use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to avoid this damage if your Ignite is ticking very hard after Combustion Icon Combustion.

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

You can use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to Shimmer through the Images of Absolution Icon Images of Absolution without taking any damage from them.

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

We do not currently have specific Fire tips for this fight, however, as more tips are discovered they will be added here.

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.

This fight has a lot of cleave and AoE, however, depending on the strategy used by your group, you can either focus on boss damage and stick with Conflagration Icon Conflagration, or you can pick either Flame Patch Icon Flame Patch or Living Bomb Icon Living Bomb, depending on the amount of movement of the adds with your strategy. If the adds are often standing still and you will be able to get good use out of Flame Patch, it will be better; otherwise, Living Bomb should be used.

7.1.

Tips

You can use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to avoid getting hit by the Aqir Drones, and kite them over other Drones, so they can be AoE'd down more efficiently.

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

Fire Mages are good at dealing with the Entropic Buildup Icon Entropic Buildup pools. You can not use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to remove the debuff from soaking the pool, however, you can use it to stop the damage from it while Ice Blocked.

To optimize DPS, you should use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to Shimmer out of the raid to the edge of the room when you are fixated by the Living Miasma. Make sure to watch for the timer of the Miasma and to not use your cooldowns right before it spawns.

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

When affected by Mutterings of Insanity Icon Mutterings of Insanity, you should use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to get far away from the rest of the raid.

You should aim to have your cooldowns ready for most of the times you take the buff from a Void Infused Ichor Icon Void Infused Ichor, to maximize damage to the boss.

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.

You should only consider using Living Bomb Icon Living Bomb if the adds in your raid group often live long enough that there are 5 adds or more up at any time. If this is the case, Living Bomb can be used to increase both your boss DPS and your add DPS, but otherwise, you should stick to Conflagration Icon Conflagration.

10.1.

Tips

When you get Encroaching Shadows Icon Encroaching Shadows, you should use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to get away from the raid and use your second stack of Shimmer to get back into the raid.

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

11.1.1.

Phase 1

When affected by Unstable Vita Icon Unstable Vita, you will want to use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to Shimmer to one of the assigned locations to deal with Unstable Vita.

You can use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to solo soak the Void Collapse Icon Void Collapse, if you get affected by it.

11.1.2.

Phase 2

You should use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to quickly break the Charged Bonds Icon Charged Bonds.

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

12.1.1.

Intermission Phase

When affected by Cursed Blood Icon Cursed Blood, you should use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to quickly Shimmer out of the group.

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.

Living Bomb Icon Living Bomb can be a solid choice for Phase 3, as it increases your boss damage slightly, while increasing your damage on the adds throughout the fight as well. However, your overall boss DPS will be a bit lower, so it will depend on where your group is struggling.

13.1.

Tips

13.1.1.

Phase 1

You should use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to quickly get away from other players when affected by Madness Bomb Icon Madness Bomb.

13.1.2.

Intermission to Phase 2

Generally, Fire Mage is not great at dealing with the Synthesis Growths, so you should mostly focus on dealing with the Mycelial Cysts.

13.1.3.

Phase 2

Make sure to watch the timer for Occipital Blast Icon Occipital Blast to avoid using your cooldowns right before N'Zoth casts this spell, as you will very likely have to move.

13.1.4.

Phase 3

Just like in Phase 1, you should use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to quickly get away from other players when affected by Insanity Bomb Icon Insanity Bomb. Most strategies involve not killing the Nightmare Antigen adds until they get shielded, at which point you can use Living Bomb Icon Living Bomb on them if you picked this talent. Additionally, if it lines up well with your Combustion Icon Combustion and Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power, you can use Living Bomb -> Rune of Power -> Combustion to deal a lot of damage to the Antigens, while also increasing your boss damage.

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

14.1.1.

Phase 1

Assuming your strategy involves dragging Psychus over the Exposed Synapses, you should focus Psychus and let your Ignite cleave to the Exposed Synapses to deal damage to them, especially later on when Psychus has multiple stacks of Synaptic Shock Icon Synaptic Shock, because Psychus will be taking bonus damage, which will increase your Ignite damage significantly. When the boss has a lot of these stacks is when you should use all your DPS cooldowns. What is considered "a lot" depends on your strategy. Generally speaking, 6 to 7 stacks is when you should use all your DPS cooldowns.

14.1.2.

Phase 2

When affected by Paranoia Icon Paranoia, you should use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to get to your linked partner as quick as possible.

When you go back into the dream realm, you should play it the same as described in Phase 1.

14.1.3.

Phase 3

Since phase 3 is largely a DPS check phase, you should focus on optimizing your damage here. The main thing to look for is that you do not use Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power shortly before Evoke Anguish Icon Evoke Anguish as this will force you to move out of your Rune.

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

15.

Changelog

  • 06 Feb. 2020: Updated pages for more information from live servers.
  • 21 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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