Frost Mage DPS Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Jan 16, 2021 at 17:00 by Kuni 82 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: Castle Nathria. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.5.

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Disclaimer

This page is largely based on Beta information. More tips will be added as they are found, and updated as specific mechanics of the fights behave on live servers are discovered.

2.

Introduction

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

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Talent and Legendary Cheatsheet

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: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Huntsman Altimor: Glacial Fragments Icon Glacial Fragments.

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Hungering Destroyer: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'Mox: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

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: Glacial Fragments Icon Glacial Fragments.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lady Inerva Darkvein: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

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: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sludgefist: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Stone Legion Generals: Glacial Fragments Icon Glacial Fragments.

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sire Denathrius: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

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Shriekwing

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Shriekwing: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

4.1.

Tips

Alter Time Icon Alter Time will easily let you hide forEarsplitting Shriek Icon Earsplitting Shriek and quickly return to the stack location.

For more information, please refer to our Shriekwing guide.

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Huntsman Altimor

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Huntsman Altimor: Glacial Fragments Icon Glacial Fragments.

5.1.

Tips

Vicious Lunge Icon Vicious Lunge can be solo soaked with Ice Block Icon Ice Block.

Alter Time Icon Alter Time and Blink Icon Blink away when afflicted with Petrifying Howl Icon Petrifying Howl. This will let you drop pools far away from the group and return instantly.

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

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Hungering Destroyer

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Hungering Destroyer: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

6.1.

Tips

Both Ice Barrier Icon Ice Barrier and Alter Time Icon Alter Time do not count as healing with regards to Gluttonous Miasma Icon Gluttonous Miasma.

For more information, please refer to our Hungering Destroyer guide.

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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: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

7.1.

Tips

Blink Icon Blink and Alter Time Icon Alter Time are, again, incredibly powerful utilities to deal with the mechanics that require you to take something out of raid. Of note, Seeds of Extinction Icon Seeds of Extinction will allow you to Alter Time beside the close wormhole, grab a far seed with Blink, Alter Time will return you to the wormhole to drop the seed out of the raid.

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

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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: Glacial Fragments Icon Glacial Fragments.

8.1.

Tips

Glacial Fragments Icon Glacial Fragments should be used if adds can be kept somewhat under control. Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice can be substituted if your raid needs single target priority damage in Phase 2.

Blizzard Icon Blizzard will be useful for its AoE slow on the Phoenixes. This will also allow you more Frozen Orb Icon Frozen Orbs to toss at the Shade.

Ember Blast Icon Ember Blast can be solo soaked with Ice Block Icon Ice Block.

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

9.

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: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

9.1.

Tips

If the strategy calls for stacking up before the add timers is predominant, Glacial Fragments Icon Glacial Fragments is the legendary of choice instead.

Blink Icon Blink and Alter Time Icon Alter Time can be used to easily soak distant Bottled Anima Icon Bottled Anima.

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

10.

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: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

10.1.

Tips

This is primarily a single-target boss, as damage to the other bosses is useless.

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

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Sludgefist

We advise you to use the following talents against Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sludgefist: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

11.1.

Tips

Do not Blink Icon Blink with Chain Link Icon Chain Link. You will both very likely die.

Destructive Impact Icon Destructive Impact happens every minute. Try and have some form of DPS cooldown for this. Shifting Power Icon Shifting Power will throw your Frozen Orb Icon Frozen Orb timing off, so keep an eye on where your cooldowns have ended up if you are Night Fae.

For more information, please refer to our Sludgefist guide.

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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: Glacial Fragments Icon Glacial Fragments.

12.1.

Tips

As always, Blink Icon Blink and Alter Time Icon Alter Time are an amazing combo for running things out of the raid. Wicked Blade Icon Wicked Blade and Reverberating Eruption Icon Reverberating Eruption are both great uses of this combo during the fight to get the mechanics out of the raid.

Blink Icon Blink can be used to negate a knockback. Prince Renethal will cast one at full mana.

On non-Mythic difficulties, you can use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to get rid of stacks of Serrated Tear Icon Serrated Tear.

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

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Sire Denathrius

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sire Denathrius: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

13.1.

Tips

Ice Block Icon Ice Block will allow you to solo soak Feeding Time Icon Feeding Time.

Alter Time Icon Alter Time is a fantastic spell to get out of Phase 3's Hand of Destruction Icon Hand of Destruction, when the mirrors from Phase 2 are inaccessible.

Blink Icon Blink can be used to cancel the knockback from Shattering Pain Icon Shattering Pain.

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

14.

Changelog

  • 16 Jan. 2021: Changed Incanter's Flow to ?, removed a Denathrius tip that got patched out.
  • 07 Dec. 2020: Updated Castle Nathria page for release.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
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