Icy Veins is recruiting LoL writers

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

Last updated on Feb 29, 2020 at 06:00 by Kuni 131 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: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

1.

Introduction

As we get to experience the fights, and general raid strategies emerge, this section will be updated with tips and advice for Frost Mage. However, as No Ice Lance is the only optimal build, the talents and essences will not change.

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

2.

Talent and Essence 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 essences on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following talents on Maut.

We advise to use the following essences on Maut.

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

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

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

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

We advise to use the following talents on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following essences on The Hivemind.

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

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

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

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

We advise to use the following talents on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following essences on Vexiona.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.

Wrathion, the Black Emperor

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

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

3.1.

Tips

Ice Block Icon Ice Block can save you if you are caught on the wrong side of Burning Cataclysm Icon Burning Cataclysm.

Be sure to not pop cooldowns as the Smoke and Mirrors phase is about to begin. If possible, try and keep Frozen Orb Icon Frozen Orb for a group of stacked Crackling Shard Icon Crackling Shards.

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

4.

Maut

We advise you to use the following talents against Maut.

We advise you to use the following essences against Maut.

4.1.

Tips

Do not save cooldowns for Phase 2. Due to our inability to utilize Glacial Spike Icon Glacial Spike during it, we should aim to have the majority of our damage in Phase 1.

For Phase 2, you should revert to a standard non-Glacial Spike Icon Glacial Spike playstyle, utilizing Brain Freeze Icon Brain Freeze and Fingers of Frost Icon Fingers of Frost as they come, rather than saving for Glacial Spike and ignoring them respectively. This is sadly unavoidable unless your raid is utilizing heavy damage reduction abilities during that time, and still very risky regardless.

For more information, please refer to our Maut guide.

5.

The Prophet Skitra

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

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

5.1.

Tips

On Heroic and Mythic, you can Blink Icon Blink or Shimmer Icon Shimmer through Images of Absolution Icon Images of Absolution safely.

You may also root them with Freeze Icon Freeze and Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova if required. This is best used in an emergency, due to the short duration of their effects.

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

6.

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh

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

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

6.1.

Tips

Ice Block Icon Ice Block can be used to remove Soul Flay Icon Soul Flay.

The ball's interaction point for a player is the very center of its hitbox, where the very edge will explode on pillars or arena edges. Be mindful of these properties when dealing with the ball.

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

7.

The Hivemind

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

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

7.1.

Tips

If you are fixated by an Aqir Drone, try and bring it into the path of another drone, or into melee, so that they may be cleaved down. That said, your slows and roots are very useful in keeping them off of other raid members. Be careful to not root something as a knockback or grip happen; communication with your raid is key if you have access to those abilities.

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

8.

Shad'har the Insatiable

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

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

8.1.

Tips

Ice Block Icon Ice Block can let you soak Entropic Buildup Icon Entropic Buildup without taking damage, though you will still gain the stacking debuff, so do not instantly jump into another pool.

Blink Icon Blink to escape the Living Miasma and drag it further from the raid is optimal.

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

9.

Drest'agath

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

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

9.1.

Tips

Try and save cooldowns for when you have Void Infused Ichor Icon Void Infused Ichor. Boss damage is paramount in this fight, and you only have small windows to do so.

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

10.

Vexiona

We advise you to use the following talents against Vexiona.

We advise you to use the following essences against Vexiona.

10.1.

Tips

Make sure to place Encroaching Shadows Icon Encroaching Shadows away from the raid. Blink Icon Blink is useful in getting it as far as possible. Prefer to take it to the sides of the room, rather than the entrance, as the boss strafes across the room left-to-right. The space at the entrance is precious, and you should keep it as clear as possible.

Remember to Freeze Icon Freeze the add pile as you launch Glacial Spike Icon Glacial Spike for extra Shatter Icon Shatter chances!

Counterspell Icon Counterspell any casters you see that are not in the pile so that they may be hit by AoE easier.

For more information, please refer to our Vexiona guide.

11.

Ra-den the Despoiled

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

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

11.1.

Tips

Blink Icon Blink can be used to get to your assigned location for Unstable Vita Icon Unstable Vita quicker, if needed.

Ice Block Icon Ice Block lets you solo soak Void Collapse Icon Void Collapse.

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

12.

Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn

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

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

12.1.

Tips

Your slows and roots are valuable in dealing with the Blood of Ny'alotha. Be aware that you cannot hold them forever, and after a short time they will grow in size while also becoming immune to crowd control.

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

13.

Carapace of N'Zoth

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

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

13.1.

Tips

Blink Icon Blink is invaluable in avoiding Madness Bomb Icon Madness Bomb and Insanity Bomb Icon Insanity Bomb's AoE raid damage, both if you are the target and need out, or if a raid member has mistakenly stepped near you with it.

Splitting Ice Icon Splitting Ice will allow you to hit two Horrific Hemmorages at once. Aim for two close to each other.

Likewise, you can usually hit two different Synthesis Growths in Phase 2, especially in the final area.

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

14.

N'Zoth the Corruptor

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

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

14.1.

Tips

Blink Icon Blink will get you to your linked Paranoia Icon Paranoia partner quicker, although be careful to not overshoot them.

In the final phase, make sure both N'zoth and the Thought Harvester are in front of you, rather than turning around to hit the Thought Harvester. Splitting Ice Icon Splitting Ice cleave is crucial in this fight.

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

15.

Changelog

  • 29 Feb. 2020: Added additional tips.
  • 28 Jan. 2020: Added initial round of tips.
  • 21 Jan. 2020: Guide added.
Show more
Show less