Frost Death Knight DPS Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Feb 19, 2021 at 20:44 by Abyssalwave 25 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Frost Death Knight 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 Frost Death Knight specific information pertaining to each boss in the Castle Nathria raid.

This page does assume that you are decently familiar with the mechanics of each boss as we do not go through each mechanic on this page, only how certain mechanics would affect you as a Death Knight.

Shriekwing Huntsman Altimor Hungering Destroyer Artificer Xy'Mox Sun King's Salvation 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: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Huntsman Altimor: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Hungering Destroyer: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'Mox: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

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: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lady Inerva Darkvein: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

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: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sludgefist: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Stone Legion Generals: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sire Denathrius: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

2.

Shriekwing

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Shriekwing: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

2.1.

Tips

  • Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell helps protect against the damage of Sanguine Ichor, if you are affected by Echolocation.
  • We recommend running Wraith Walk Icon Wraith Walk for a quick way to line of sight.
  • If using Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa, try to not use it until after Earsplitting Shriek Icon Earsplitting Shriek, in order to maximize the uptime of Breath of Sindragosa.
  • If you are unable to hide for Earsplitting Shriek, you can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to prevent being Horrified.
  • When Shriekwing is phasing, she teleports to the middle of the room to cast Blood Shroud. You are able to stand in her circle and continue DPSing her until she finishes her cast and knocks you back. Just make sure you get knocked back to your group for the intermission.

For more information, please refer to our Shriekwing guide.

3.

Huntsman Altimor

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Huntsman Altimor: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

3.1.

Tips

  • Keep Frost Fever Icon Frost Fever on all targets to maximize the damage and the passive Runic Power gain that Frost Fever provides. This is best done through Rime Icon Rime procs, however regular Howling Blast Icon Howling Blast casts are fine too.
  • Try to position your Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury and Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa to cleave as many targets as possible by facing the optimal direction that hits the most targets.
  • If you are targeted by Sin Seeker use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell before the cast goes off the prevent the Sin Seeker debuff.
  • Death Grip Icon Death Grip can be used to group up the Shades of Bargast, however this should be organized by your raid so people are ready to DPS them.

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

4.

Hungering Destroyer

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Hungering Destroyer: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

4.1.

Tips

  • Make sure to organize with your Raid Leader when and where to effectively use Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone, in order to help prevent as much magic damage as possible.
  • Use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance to prevent the pull mechanic of Consume, in order to quickly run out of range of the mechanic.
  • Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell can be used in order to soak the orb from your own Expunge. You can use this in order to stay in melee range for this mechanic and maintain uptime on the boss.
  • Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell can be used to prevent the damage from Gluttonous Miasma for a period of time. This can be very useful on Mythic difficulty since people soaking Gluttonous Miasma targets gain the Essence Sap debuff.
  • Using Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell before Volatile Ejection goes off can prevent the debuff and damage taken by the ability.

For more information, please refer to our Hungering Destroyer 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: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

5.1.

Tips

  • This fight is primarily single-target, meaning you should run a build focusing on that. Even though the fight is primarily single-target, you can use Howling Blast Icon Howling Blast or aim your Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury towards anyone that gets trapped.
  • Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance prevents the pull effect that starts with Phase 3.
  • If you are targeted by a Fleeting Spirit, you can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell in order to soak the spirit.
  • Both Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell and Icebound Fortitude Icon Icebound Fortitude can be used to soak the traps on the ground, making Death Knights one of the best classes for clearing the traps.
  • If you accidentally get trapped, you can use Icebound Fortitude Icon Icebound Fortitude while trapped to break free, if you do this try to clear other traps while you still have Icebound Fortitude Icon Icebound Fortitude active.

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

6.

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: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

6.1.

Tips

  • Sun King's Salvation seems like a big AoE/Cleave fight, however the most important damage during the fight is on the Shade of Kael'thas, making it a priority single target encounter. On Mythic difficulty, make sure you have damage saved for Shade of Kael'thas since breaking the damage shield of Unleashed Pyroclasm is very important.
  • Phoenixes can be Death Grip Icon Death Griped and slowed with Chains of Ice Icon Chains of Ice in order to keep them CCed and out of the raid. Since so many adds are gripable with Death Grip Icon Death Grip in this fight it is recommended to use Death's Reach Icon Death's Reach to increase the range of your Death Grip Icon Death Grip.
  • Vile Occultists, Bleakwing Assassins, and Pestering Fiends are all able to be Death Grip Icon Death Griped and gripped with Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb (If you are Necrolord).
  • If you are the Necrolord Covenant, be careful using Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb when the phoenixes are up since Abomination Limb can accidentally grip them.
  • Soul Infusers can be slowed with Chains of Ice Icon Chains of Ice.
  • Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone is great when used for Ember Blast from the Shade of Kael'thas, make sure to place it on the person with Ember Blast.

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

7.

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: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

7.1.

Tips

  • You can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell while Inerva is casting either Lightly Concentrated Anima, Concentrated Anima, or Highly Concentrated Anima in order to always prevent the add from being cast on you. If you successfully prevent an add from being cast on you, then you have 1 less add to deal with during that phase. This means you usually want to save Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell for add casts.
  • If you are assigned to an add to interrupt then do not interrupt immediately, wait until the cast is at least half way done before you cast Mind Freeze Icon Mind Freeze.
  • Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone can be placed so that it covers all people affected by the add casts. Make sure to place this early, so they can position themselves correctly.

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

8.

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: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

8.1.

Tips

  • Make sure to correctly do the dance, so you can maximize your stacks of Fancy Footwork.
  • Frost Fever Icon Frost Fever does have a passive Runic Power generation effect, meaning you want to ensure that you have it up on all bosses at all times. You should use regular Howling Blast Icon Howling Blast casts if you do not have a Rime Icon Rime proc to maintain your uptime.
  • Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone should be used to help prevent the damage and quickly get rid of the stacks of Dancing Fever on Mythic difficulty.
  • If you are assigned to an interrupt on Mythic difficulty, try using the Spirit Drain Icon Spirit Drain conduit to benefit from having to Mind Freeze Icon Mind Freeze.

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

9.

Sludgefist

We advise you to use the following talents against Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sludgefist: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

9.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Sludgefist guide.

10.

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: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

10.1.

Tips

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

11.

Sire Denathrius

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sire Denathrius: Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor.

11.1.

Tips

  • Make sure to save Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury for the add spawn in Phase 1 and try to pair it up with Pillar of Frost Icon Pillar of Frost to maximize the damage. It is also possible, but difficult, to save a Rime Icon Rime proc for the adds, however this will significantly increase your damage.
  • Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance can prevent the knockback caused by Shattering Pain Icon Shattering Pain.
  • Thanks to the passive of Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance, you do not need to soak any Cleansing Pains in Phase 1, since the stacks will not slow you below 70% during the intermission. You can also use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance before the intermission to have 100% movement speed while running towards Sire Denathrius during March of the Penitent.
  • Keep Frost Fever Icon Frost Fever on Remornia as well as Sire Denathrius through the use of either Rime Icon Rime procs or regular Howling Blast Icon Howling Blast.
  • Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to help prevent the damage from Blood Price. This is commonly used on the first Blood Price in both Phase 1 and 3.
  • Biting Cold Icon Biting Cold is a very powerful Legendary for Sire Denathrius for both Phase 1 and 2 if you need more damage on Echoes of Sin and Cabalists.

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

12.

Changelog

  • 19 Feb. 2021: Added more tips for Sire Denathrius.
  • 24 Jan. 2021: Guide reviewed and completely updated.
  • 14 Dec. 2020: Added information for Huntsman Altimor.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Updated Raid Talent, Tips, and Legendary Recommendations.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
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