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Frost Death Knight DPS Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on May 24, 2020 at 15:03 by Abyssalwave 54 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: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

1.

Introduction

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

The page will be filled out based on live server experience with the bosses, after the raid releases on the 21st January.

2.

Essences

2.1.

Major Essence

Worldvein Resonance Icon Worldvein Resonance — Since this essence is on a 1-minute cooldown, it lines up very nicely with your Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa. This seems to be a very popular major essence choice in Ny'alotha, so the minor power you gain will also be very strong.

Blood of the Enemy Icon Blood of the Enemy — This essence does very well with both Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa and Icecap Icon Icecap when you have Rank 3 available for the Critical Damage bonus. The Minor you gain is also incredibly powerful.

2.2.

Minor Essences

Memory of Lucid Dreams Icon Memory of Lucid Dreams — This is always a powerful choice for Frost Death Knights when using Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa seeing as the minor grants you a large amount of Runes. This will lead to a longer Breath of Sindragosa uptime and less downtime outside of Breath of Sindragosa.

Essence of the Focusing Iris Icon Essence of the Focusing Iris — Is used in the Icecap Icon Icecap build over Conflict and Strife Icon Conflict and Strife because of the bonus Haste it gains from Expedient Icon Expedient.

Breath of the Dying Icon Breath of the Dying — This is a new essence in Patch 8.3 that passively gives you Corruption resistance, making it a very strong choice allowing you to have more corruption on your gear. The minor also procs Fire damage on the target that also act as an execute effect.

Conflict and Strife Icon Conflict and Strife — This simply gives you a significant amount of Versatility making it not only a DPS increase but a survivability increase because of how Versatility affects your character.

3.

Talent 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 talents on Maut.

We advise to use the following talents on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following talents on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following talents on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following talents on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following talents on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following talents on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following talents on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following talents on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following talents on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following talents on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

4.

Wrathion, the Black Emperor

We advise you to use the following talents against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

4.1.

Tips

Make sure to stand to the side of Wrathion to avoid Tail Swipe Icon Tail Swipe and Searing Breath Icon Searing Breath. Remorseless Winter Icon Remorseless Winter, combined with Frozen Tempest Icon Frozen Tempest, can give you free Rime Icon Rime procs on the Crackling Shards in Phase 2. Incineration Icon Incineration also deals magic damage meaning you can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to absorb some of the damage. The Ashwalker Assassins are grippable with Death Grip Icon Death Grip. If you are using Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury then save it for the intermission phase and line yourself up with as many pillars as possible before casting it.

For more information, please refer to our Wrathion, the Black Emperor guide.

5.

Maut

We advise you to use the following talents against Maut.

5.1.

Tips

Depending on your group's strategy, you may want to save your major cooldown combination (Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa, Empower Rune Weapon Icon Empower Rune Weapon, and Pillar of Frost Icon Pillar of Frost) for the Obsidian Shatter Icon Obsidian Shatter. Coordinate this with your group because you may save Bloodlust/Heroism for this push. You can choose to run AoE talents, such as Avalanche Icon Avalanche and Frostscythe Icon Frostscythe, to help kill the pillars in Phase 2, if they are a major issue.

If you are targeted with Devour Magic you can use Anti-Magic Shell before it goes off to prevent the silence and absorb some of the damage, this will allow you to continue casting and can at times save your Breath of Sindragosa from falling off.

For more information, please refer to our Maut guide.

6.

The Prophet Skitra

We advise you to use the following talents against The Prophet Skitra.

6.1.

Tips

Anti-Magic Shell can help prevent some of the damage from the Psychic Shredder add. You can use Howling Blast Icon Howling Blast on multiple adds during the Illusory phase to generate Runic Power while your group is finding out where Skitra is.

For more information, please refer to our The Prophet Skitra guide.

7.

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh

We advise you to use the following talents against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

7.1.

Tips

Using Conflict and Strife Icon Conflict and Strife Major for Chill Streak Icon Chill Streak on this boss is incredible effective to cleave down the adds on Mythic with the boss. This requires your tank to stack Xanesh on the adds however.

Use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance or Wraith Walk Icon Wraith Walk to quickly move out of Torment Icon Torment zones if you are struggling to move out quickly enough. Try to save Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance and Wraith Walk Icon Wraith Walk for the Void Orb Icon Void Orb mechanic, as these movement speed abilities can save you in a pinch.

For more information, please refer to our Dark Inquisitor Xanesh guide.

8.

The Hivemind

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

8.1.

Tips

Gathering Storm Icon Gathering Storm with Frozen Tempest Icon Frozen Tempest is an extremely powerful combination on this fight with how much cleave there is available. If you choose to run Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury on this boss, save it for the adds to be as stacked as possible to ensure you hit as many as possible.

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

9.

Shad'har the Insatiable

We advise you to use the following talents against Shad'har the Insatiable.

9.1.

Tips

You can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell when afflicted with Debilitating Spit Icon Debilitating Spit in order to gain Runic Power and help prevent some of the damage.

For more information, please refer to our Shad'har the Insatiable guide.

10.

Drest'agath

We advise you to use the following talents against Drest'agath.

10.1.

Tips

Depending on your guild's timing for Heroism/Bloodlust, make sure that you have your cooldowns and a potion available.

For more information, please refer to our Drest'agath guide.

11.

Vexiona

We advise you to use the following talents against Vexiona.

11.1.

Tips

Make sure to use your Mind Freeze Icon Mind Freeze on the Cultists to interrupt their casts. Save your AoE burst for the Cultists as well (Remorseless Winter Icon Remorseless Winter or Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury).

For more information, please refer to our Vexiona guide.

12.

Ra-den the Despoiled

We advise you to use the following talents against Ra-den the Despoiled.

12.1.

Tips

Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell when afflicted with Charged Bonds Icon Charged Bonds if you are low on health.

For more information, please refer to our Ra-den the Despoiled guide.

13.

Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn

We advise you to use the following talents against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

13.1.

Tips

You may want to save your major DPS cooldowns for Phase 2 to burst down the Organ of Corruption. Organize this with your groups before the fight.

For more information, please refer to our Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn guide.

14.

Carapace of N'Zoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Carapace of N'Zoth.

14.1.

Tips

Make sure to interrupt any players who have becomes Servants of N'Zoth. If you choose to run Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury on this fight, make sure it is available for the adds when they spawn. Do not use Anti-Magic Shell before the Madness Bombs go on people, as this will cause the bomb to immediately go off.

For more information, please refer to our Carapace of N'Zoth guide.

15.

N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise you to use the following talents against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

15.1.

Tips

Make sure to interrupt any players who have becomes Servants of N'Zoth. If you are low on Sanity, use your extra action button to channel your Heart of Azeroth to restore Sanity. Icecap Icon Icecap is very viable on this fight, however if you are having difficulty with killing the Psychus then try using Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa for more Burst and Cleave damage.

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

16.

Changelog

  • 24 May 2020: Added some more Boss tips.
  • 22 Jan. 2020: Added a section for recommended Essences.
  • 21 Jan. 2020: Guide added.
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