Frost Mage DPS Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Kuni 113 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Frost Mage for each boss of the following raid: Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

1.

Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for each boss individually in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible as a Frost Mage. These are not complete encounter guides but provide specific tips for any Frost Mage on each boss.

2.

Frost Mage Talents in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Sadly, there are not many Mage-specific tips in this raid until the late bosses. The vast majority of the early fights are straightforward single-target burns where we have little class or spec utility.

3.

Dragonflight Raid Talent Builds for Frost Mage

Single Target/Cleave Sporadic Adds Sustained AoE
4.

Single Target and Cleave

Our default build, used on the majority of fights.

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Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the build directly into your game!

5.

Sporadic Adds

This is nearly identical to the previous build, but it sacrifices Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice for Coldest Snap Icon Coldest Snap, which gives us pretty fantastic AoE burst on a 45-second cooldown. This does not allow for us to deal with sustained AoE, but is very nice for sporadic add spawns.

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Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the build directly into your game!

6.

Sustained AoE

This build is a raid-modified version of our M+ build, which sacrifices single target damage for the ability to deal with sustained AoE.

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Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the build directly into your game!

7.

Kazzara, the Hellforged

7.1.

Talents/Build

Single Target.

7.2.

Tips

This is a fairly basic single-target fight. Blink Icon Blink and Alter Time Icon Alter Time are your friends for either running Dread Rifts Icon Dread Rifts out, or kiting Rays of Anguish Icon Rays of Anguish through said Dread Rifts.

8.

The Amalgamation Chamber

8.1.

Talents/Build

Single Target.

8.2.

Tips

Another functionally single-target fight. There is the possibility of a stacked P1, especially in higher DPS groups, but our cleave is passive, so this fight is fought as a single-target encounter.

9.

The Forgotten Experiments

9.1.

Talents/Build

Single Target.

9.2.

Tips

Single target fight with occasional adds that need to be killed quickly.

Time Warp Icon Time Warp second phase, to skip as many Unstable Essence Icon Unstable Essence casts as possible.

10.

Assault of the Zaqali

10.1.

Talents/Build

Sporadic Adds is likely the play for most groups. If you can push him and skip Phase 2, just go Single Target.

10.2.

Tips

Not really anything that is Mage-specific on this fight.

11.

Rashok, the Elder

11.1.

Talents/Build

Single Target.

11.2.

Tips

Pop a defensive when targeted by Searing Slam Icon Searing Slam, with Alter Time Icon Alter Time beforehand if available to get back to position. Do not try and stack Searing Slam on another Searing Slam, it will wipe the raid.

12.

The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn

12.1.

Talents/Build

Single Target build. While there are adds, they are usually spread enough that you will only be hitting one target at a time, or two if you are lucky with spawns.

12.2.

Tips

Primarily a single target fight with intermittent adds that should be slowed or knocked back from their destination. Blast Wave Icon Blast Wave and Volatile Detonation Icon Volatile Detonation should prove useful, assuming you can aim the adds at the boss.

Try and spread your slows across the ranged adds.

Watch the knockback timer; you do not want to lose a Ray of Frost Icon Ray of Frost cast due to it. Cast Ice Floes Icon Ice Floes for safety if you feel the timer is too close.

13.

Magmorax

13.1.

Talents/Build

Single Target.

13.2.

Tips

You cannot drop Searing Heat Icon Searing Heat stacks with Ice Block Icon Ice Block.

Utilize Alter Time Icon Alter Time and Blink Icon Blink to negate the knockback on Overpowering Stomp Icon Overpowering Stomp. Alter Time is especially good here as you will instantly heal back the damage taken.

Blazing Breath Icon Blazing Breath is a 100-yard cone, even if the animation does not match it. Do not try and outrange it.

Watch the knockback timer; you do not want to lose a Ray of Frost Icon Ray of Frost cast due to it. Cast Ice Floes Icon Ice Floes for safety if you feel the timer is too close.

14.

Echo of Neltharion

14.1.

Talents/Build

Single Target. P2 ends up being mostly cleave, which is handled by that build. P3 adds are best left to others, but try and drop Frozen Orb Icon Frozen Orb and Comet Storm Icon Comet Storm into them while they are stacked on the boss.

14.2.

Tips

Alter Time Icon Alter Time can be used to negate the knockback on Rushing Darkness Icon Rushing Darkness entirely without having to reposition to the wall.

Be careful to not have Glacial Spike Icon Glacial Spike going out as Corruption Icon Corruption is finishing its cast, as you will very likely kill someone on the cleave.

Umbral Annihilation Icon Umbral Annihilation is the dangerous cast, try and have some form of cooldown up for it going off on the later casts. Ice Barrier Icon Ice Barrier the first, combo Barrier with Mirror Image Icon Mirror Image the next, Greater Invisibility Icon Greater Invisibility the third, Ice Cold Icon Ice Cold the fourth. Ice Cold is a suitable cooldown on an earlier cast if you are low health, as to heal you up as well as protect you. This is also an ideal location to pop Mass Barrier Icon Mass Barrier.

Ebon Destruction Icon Ebon Destruction leaves a fairly deadly DoT, and you should pop some form of cooldown for it if you have them available, as nothing else is particularly dangerous in P3.

15.

Scalecommander Sarkareth

15.1.

Talents/Build

Sporadic Adds build.

15.2.

Tips

For P2 and 3, hold onto Comet Storm Icon Comet Storm for add spawns to combo with Coldest Snap Icon Coldest Snap. They spawn roughly every 40 seconds, so it will not be a huge loss.

Ice Cold Icon Ice Cold the two Glittering Surge Icon Glittering Surge casts.

Blink Icon Blinking and Alter Time Icon Alter Timeing back to get into either ability to drop Oppressing Howl Icon Oppressing Howl is a good idea, as it lets you heal the actual ability impact damage back.

Embrace of Nothingness Icon Embrace of Nothingness can be soloed without Ice Block Icon Ice Block, but it will require stacking Ice Cold Icon Ice Cold, Greater Invisibility Icon Greater Invisibility, and Mirror Image Icon Mirror Image all at once to survive. It is not advised, but some strategies or emergencies will require you to sacrifice yourself otherwise, so it is good to be aware of this.

16.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for 10.1.5 talents, and added tips to Sarkareth.
  • 09 May 2023: Page added.
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