Frost Mage DPS Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Jul 29, 2022 at 09:45 by Kuni 96 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: Sepulcher of the First Ones. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Frost-Mage-specific information to deal with each boss in the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid. This page assumes you already have a basic understanding of the fights, and focused primarily on how to do the fights as a Frost-Mage specifically.

During Shadowlands Season 4, Castle Nathria, Sanctum of Domination, and Sepulcher of the First Ones will each spend time being featured as a Fated Raid. During these times encounters within the specific raid will include an additional mechanic and items will drop at increased item levels. If you would like to learn more general information about the Fated Raids system as a whole, please see our overview below. Otherwise, continue to use this page for specialization-specific tips.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

Vigilant Guardian Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener Artificer Xy'mox Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle Prototype Pantheon Lihuvim, Principal Architect Halondrus the Reclaimer Anduin Wrynn Lords of Dread Rygelon The Jailer

We advise to use the following talents on Vigilant Guardian.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: 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 Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

We advise to use the following talents on Prototype Pantheon.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

We advise to use the following talents on Halondrus the Reclaimer.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Anduin Wrynn.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lords of Dread: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

We advise to use the following talents on Rygelon.

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

We advise to use the following talents on The Jailer.

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

3.

Vigilant Guardian

We advise you to use the following talents against Vigilant Guardian.

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

3.1.

Tips

The important part of this fight is the single-target burns, so orient yourself accordingly. On the off chance your raid is missing add DPS, feel free to take Splitting Ice Icon Splitting Ice. Stay with Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice if at all possible, as its single-target damage far outweighs the loss swapping to Splitting Ice.

Blink Icon Blink and Alter Time Icon Alter Time are nice to get bombs to the door and you back to the fight.

For more information, please refer to our Vigilant Guardian guide.

4.

Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener

We advise you to use the following talents against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

4.1.

Tips

If blue swirls are spawning under your feet, you are too close to the boss. Move back to avoid further unncessary movement.

Retch Icon Retch's timer is important. Try not to have Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power down when Retch is about to happen, as you will need to move fairly far to avoid it.

For more information, please refer to our Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener 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: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

5.1.

Tips

Blink Icon Blink can pass you through Genesis Rings Icon Genesis Rings without issue. Alter Time Icon Alter Time is also usable, although it can be difficult to time with the forced relocation and the rings.

Try and have Comet Storm Icon Comet Storm and Frozen Orb Icon Frozen Orb available for the add phases.

6.

Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle

We advise you to use the following talents against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

6.1.

Tips

Ice Block Icon Ice Block can be used to solo Staggering Barrage Icon Staggering Barrage, or drop the debuff on Heroic.

Alter Time Icon Alter Time should be used when soaking someone else's Staggering Barrage Icon Staggering Barrage, and ended as the effect ends to heal yourself back to full.

You can Blink Icon Blink through Disintegration Halo Icon Disintegration Halo.

For more information, please refer to our Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle guide.

7.

Prototype Pantheon

We advise you to use the following talents against Prototype Pantheon.

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

7.1.

Tips

Try and not pop cooldowns during Pinning Volley Icon Pinning Volley, as you will lose a lot of cleave damage.

Alter Time Icon Alter Time is fantastic to negate the positional and damage aspects of Hand of Destruction Icon Hand of Destruction.

For more information, please refer to our Prototype Pantheon guide.

8.

Lihuvim, Principal Architect

We advise you to use the following talents against Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

8.1.

Tips

Alter Time Icon Alter Time should be used to heal yourself to full after Deconstructing Blast Icon Deconstructing Blast.

For more information, please refer to our Lihuvim, Principal Architect guide.

9.

Halondrus the Reclaimer

We advise you to use the following talents against Halondrus the Reclaimer.

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

9.1.

Tips

Use Deathborne Icon Deathborne on pull, and again in the final phase.

A good deal of this fight is mobile. Shimmer Icon Shimmer vs Ice Floes Icon Ice Floes is going to be a personal choice and what you are comfortable with. Neither will get you through an entire movement phase by themselves.

Utilize the knockbacks during the mobile phase to position yourself so you can get extra stand-still DPS.

Comet Storm Icon Comet Storm should land all 7 comets even when moving, as Halondrus' hitbox is rather large.

For more information, please refer to our Halondrus the Reclaimer guide.

10.

Anduin Wrynn

We advise you to use the following talents against Anduin Wrynn.

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

10.1.

Tips

Alter Time Icon Alter Time Domination Word: Pain Icon Domination Word: Pain if possible, otherwise use Mirror Image Icon Mirror Image. Try and negate as much of it as possible.

Polymorph Icon Polymorph the add you are assigned to during intermissions.

Ice Block Icon Ice Block removes Hopelessness Icon Hopelessness, allowing you to not use the bubble in the middle of the room.

Deathborne Icon Deathborne on pull should get you a second use during the intermission, just after the small adds spawn in.

For more information, please refer to our Anduin Wrynn guide.

11.

Lords of Dread

We advise you to use the following talents against Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lords of Dread: Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice.

11.1.

Tips

Deathborne Icon Deathborne should be lined up to end at 1 minute into the fight. What exact point this is will depend on what rank of Conduits you have. Generally you are safe popping it 10 seconds into the fight.

The First Sigil Icon The First Sigil gets special notice here, as popping it just before Unto Darkness Icon Unto Darkness is a disproportionate DPS increase compared to most trinkets, and if your kill lasts long enough, it will be up for another Unto Darkness vulnerability phase.

Mages are very good at being able to ignore a lot of damage during Unto Darkness Icon Unto Darkness. Alter Time Icon Alter Time should be popped just as the phase starts, and ended when you need the health or left to expire. Mirror Image Icon Mirror Image is up for every Unto Darkness phase as well.

Make sure you do not pop cooldowns going into Infiltration of Dread Icon Infiltration of Dread.

For more information, please refer to our Lords of Dread guide.

12.

Rygelon

We advise you to use the following talents against Rygelon.

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

12.1.

Tips

For the most part this is a test of single-target DPS. There are no real tips for Mages specifically.

On Heroic, you may be asked to soak Cosmic Core's damage with Ice Block Icon Ice Block, although this is a poor job for a Frost Mage due to the extended downtime involved. If possible, get someone else to solo soak, or just do it as if you had no immunity.

For more information, please refer to our Rygelon guide.

13.

The Jailer

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

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

13.1.

Tips

You cannot Ice Block Icon Ice Block any debuffs on this fight.

Frozen Orb Icon Frozen Orb will become trapped in open holes. You can safely use it over closed holes.

Blink Icon Blink also hates open holes, and if you are aimed wrong there is a high chance of going nowhere. Likewise, closed holes behave perfectly fine.

Alter Time Icon Alter Time the Phase 1 bomb to minimize downtime in the air.

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

14.

Changelog

  • 29 Jul. 2022: Updated for Season 4 and Fated affix.
  • 17 Apr. 2022: Updated tips and Legendary suggestions on later bosses. Updated Legendary suggestions on most bosses due to horrid Necrolord/Freezing Winds synergy.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page added.
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