Fire Mage DPS Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2

Last updated on Mar 17, 2022 at 10:18 by Dutchmagoz 43 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: Sepulcher of the First Ones. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Fire-Mage-specific information to deal with each boss in the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid. This page assumes you already have a basic understanding of the fights, and focused primarily on how to do the fights as a Fire-Mage specifically.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

Vigilant Guardian Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener Artificer Xy'mox Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle Prototype Pantheon Lihuvim, Principal Architect Halondrus the Reclaimer Anduin Wrynn Lords of Dread Rygelon The Jailer

We advise to use the following talents on Vigilant Guardian.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Vigilant Guardian: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

We advise to use the following talents on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'mox: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

We advise to use the following talents on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

We advise to use the following talents on Prototype Pantheon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Prototype Pantheon: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

We advise to use the following talents on Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

We advise to use the following talents on Halondrus the Reclaimer.

We advise to use the following talents on Anduin Wrynn.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Anduin Wrynn: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

We advise to use the following talents on Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lords of Dread: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

We advise to use the following talents on Rygelon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Rygelon: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

We advise to use the following talents on The Jailer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Jailer: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

3.

Vigilant Guardian

We advise you to use the following talents against Vigilant Guardian.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Vigilant Guardian: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

3.1.

Tips

3.1.1.

Phase 1

Mages are very good at picking up the bombs and bringing them to the boss. Use Alter Time Icon Alter Time before activating Shimmer Icon Shimmer to get to the bombs that are far away. Then get back closer to the boss by re-activating Alter Time.

DPS-wise, there is not too much to optimise. Just make sure that you activate Combustion Icon Combustion on high health mobs to ensure they do not die before your burst is over, and ensure that you are spreading Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite to multiple targets with Phoenix Flames Icon Phoenix Flames.

3.1.2.

Phase 2

You can use Alter Time Icon Alter Time if you are targeted by Matter Dissolution Icon Matter Dissolution before using Shimmer Icon Shimmer to move out and re-activating it after getting hit to move back into position.

3.1.3.

Phase 3

Ensure that all your DPS cooldowns are ready before phase 3 begins.

For more information, please refer to our Vigilant Guardian guide.

4.

Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener

We advise you to use the following talents against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

4.1.

Tips

If you are assigned to be one of the furthest people away from the boss, make sure you use your defensive cooldowns properly to minimise damage you take, as you will be taking more damage than the rest of the raid. A typical scenario would be to activate Alter Time Icon Alter Time on full health, waiting until you drop low, and then re-activating it or waiting for it to time out. After that, use defensives like normal to reduce damage taken.

Make sure to not be within 20 yards of the boss to avoid unnecesary movement.

Keep an eye on your boss mod timer for the boss' frontal cone (Retch Icon Retch) on a raid member, and ensure you do not activate your DPS cooldowns right before it goes out to avoid losing uptime on your cooldowns.

For more information, please refer to our Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener guide.

5.

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: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

5.1.

Tips

5.1.1.

Phase 1

You can deal with the Genesis Rings Icon Genesis Rings like everyone else, but as a Mage you can also simply use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to go through the rings without taking any damage.

5.1.2.

Phase 2

Make sure you have Combustion Icon Combustion ready for this phase and use it against the Hyperlight Acolyte.

6.

Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle

We advise you to use the following talents against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

6.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle guide.

7.

Prototype Pantheon

We advise you to use the following talents against Prototype Pantheon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Prototype Pantheon: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

7.1.

Tips

7.1.1.

Phase 1

Prototype of War teleports away to cast Pinning Volley Icon Pinning Volley, so make sure to not activate your cooldowns on right before Pinning Volley as you will not be able to get the most out of them due to lack of cleave.

7.1.2.

Phase 2

After Hand of Destruction Icon Hand of Destruction pulls you in, you can activate Alter Time Icon Alter Time before using Shimmer Icon Shimmer to move away from the boss, and re-activating it after the explosion. If you get hit by any of the red blobs, you can use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to remove the stun.

7.1.3.

Phase 3

Make sure all your cooldowns are ready when this phase begins. Other than that, the tips from phase 1 and phase 2 still apply.

For more information, please refer to our Prototype Pantheon guide.

8.

Lihuvim, Principal Architect

We advise you to use the following talents against Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

8.1.

Tips

8.1.1.

Phase 1

Right before Cosmic Shift Icon Cosmic Shift, activate Alter Time Icon Alter Time and re-active it immediately after the cast finished to heal yourself to full and re-position yourself again.

8.1.2.

Phase 2

Depending on your strategy, you might have to hold on to your dps cooldowns for this phase to be able to quickly kill one of the adds before it spawns.

For more information, please refer to our Lihuvim, Principal Architect guide.

9.

Halondrus the Reclaimer

We advise you to use the following talents against Halondrus the Reclaimer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Guardian of the First Ones: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

9.1.

Tips

Note: This fight has been changed substantially from the version of it that was tested on the Public Test Realm. As such, the tips for it will be sparse until the encounter can be personally experienced on live servers.

For more information, please refer to our Halondrus the Reclaimer guide.

10.

Anduin Wrynn

We advise you to use the following talents against Anduin Wrynn.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Anduin Wrynn: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

10.1.

Tips

10.1.1.

Phase 1

If you are targetted by Domination Word: Pain Icon Domination Word: Pain, make sure to use defensives like Alter Time Icon Alter Time and Greater Invisibility Icon Greater Invisibility.

10.1.2.

Intermission 1

Make sure all your dps cooldowns are ready for this phase.

10.1.3.

Phase 2

You can use Polymorph Icon Polymorph and Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath to interrupt the casts of the Grim Reflection adds, alongside Counterspell Icon Counterspell.

10.1.4.

Intermission 2

Same tips as intermission 1 apply.

10.1.5.

Phase 3

You can deal with Hopelessness Icon Hopelessness like the rest of the raid by using the inner circle of the room, but if things get chaotic, you can also use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to remove the debuff.

For more information, please refer to our Anduin Wrynn guide.

11.

Lords of Dread

We advise you to use the following talents against Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lords of Dread: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

11.1.

Tips

When the bosses are in their Swarm form (Swarm of Darkness Icon Swarm of Darkness, make sure to activate Alter Time Icon Alter Time at full health as a defensive cooldown.

For more information, please refer to our Lords of Dread guide.

12.

Rygelon

We advise you to use the following talents against Rygelon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Rygelon: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

12.1.

Tips

Unfortunately Fire Mages do not really have a good way of dealing with the Collapsing Quasar, with the only real option being to just use your instant Pyroblast Icon Pyroblasts on them if your group struggles on killing them. If you do decide to focus on them, try to focus on the high health ones so your Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite gets as much value as possible. The better alternative is to generally ignore them until they start getting closer to the boss, and then using Shifting Power Icon Shifting Power in such a way that it hits as many of them as possible.

If you are soaking a swirl that is out of boss range, make sure you cast Alter Time Icon Alter Time before running out away from the boss, so you can re-activate it to get back to being in range of the boss quickly after soaking it.

For more information, please refer to our Rygelon guide.

13.

The Jailer

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Jailer: Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing.

13.1.

Tips

13.1.1.

All phases

This fight has various different types of knockbacks at many different intervals. Additionally, you also need to jump into holes in the floor which will knock you up. All of these mechanics can be circumvented with the use of Alter Time Icon Alter Time. This can be done by activating Alter Time before the knockback goes out, or before jumping into the hole in the floor, and then immediately re-activating it when the knockback/up animation has started. Additionally, the knockbacks can also be negated by using Shimmer Icon Shimmer after the animation started, but make sure to wait a short time before activating it as otherwise you risk still getting knocked back.

13.1.2.

Phase 1

Make sure you watch the timer for Torment Icon Torment, and be already properly spread from other people before it goes out if it lines up with Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power or Combustion Icon Combustion, to ensure you do not have to move out of your Rune while spreading for torment. Additionally, watch for the timer of Relentless Domination Icon Relentless Domination to ensure you do not have to hide behind a pillar in the middle of your DPS cooldowns.

13.1.3.

Phase 2

You will want to use Combustion Icon Combustion around 15 seconds before Rune of Compulsion Icon Rune of Compulsion go out, and then immediately cast Phoenix Flames Icon Phoenix Flames to spread Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite to the charmed people after Rune of Compulsion goes out. Only delay Combustion up to 10 seconds or so to enable this, otherwise just use Combustion like normal.

13.1.4.

Phase 3

Assuming your group is allowing the adds from Torment Icon Torment to get stacked up (via Knockbacks / Grips etc), you try to line up your Combustion Icon Combustion to finish at the same time as the adds go out, to spread a big Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite to them via Phoenix Flames Icon Phoenix Flames. Additionally, use Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath on them.

If you get targeted by Rune of Domination Icon Rune of Domination, you can use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to get rid of the debuff.

For more information, please refer to our The Jailer guide.

14.

Changelog

  • 17 Mar. 2022: Updated page to include tips for last 3 bosses.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page added.
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