Grand Magistrix Elisande Guide for The Nighthold

Last updated on Feb 25, 2017 at 16:42 by Furty 1 comment

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General Information

Welcome to our World of Warcraft encounter guide for Grand Magistrix Elisande in The Nighthold. We will teach you everything you need to know to defeat the boss in every difficulty.

On this particular page, we will give you a short overview of the fight as well as a list of things to watch out for (include LFR tips when applicable).

The other pages of our Grand Magistrix Elisande guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.



To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 2 pages:



Grand Magistrix Elisande is the penultimate boss in the Nighthold.

Elisande once distinguished herself by resisting the Legion. She and her highborne followers broke away from Queen Azshara and the dark path she was taking, harnessing the power of the Eye of Aman'thul to create the Nightwell to protect Suramar from the Sundering. But over ten thousand years later, the Legion's arrival offered her no such recourse. She has cast her lot with the demons, hoping to once again use the power of the Nightwell — albeit this time in a very different sense — to save her people.



Grand Magistrix Elisande is a 3-phase encounter that is long and grueling. Elisande will manipulate the flow of time throughout the encounter, however, her abilities can also be manipulated by the time flow to the advantage of the raid. Overall, this fight is a test of your group's endurance of awareness, rather than a damage check, as many of the mechanics are instantly lethal if failed.





  • Perform a taunt swap at 4 stacks of Ablation Icon Ablation.
  • Pick up and tank the Expedient Elemental.
  • Correctly position the boss relative to the Slow Time Icon Slow Time and Fast Time Icon Fast Time zones to manipulate her mechanics.
  • Perform a taunt swap when Ablating Explosion Icon Ablating Explosion is applied and run out of the group as it expires.
  • Perform a taunt swap if Elisande applies Ablative Pulse Icon Ablative Pulse.


  • Pay special attention during periods of high damage, such as Elisande's Delphuric Beam Icon Delphuric Beam or Conflexive Burst Icon Conflexive Burst. Mapping healer cooldowns for these periods is a necessity on higher difficulties.
  • Targets with Permeliative Torment Icon Permeliative Torment will require extra attention and healing.


  • Kill the Time Elementals as quickly as possible to make use of their buffs.
  • Soak Spanning Singularity Icon Spanning Singularitys using personal defensive cooldowns.
  • Maintain a high uptime on Fast Time Icon Fast Time buff when possible unless you have Permeliative Torment Icon Permeliative Torment or Conflexive Burst Icon Conflexive Burst.


  • Dodge Arcanetic Ring Icon Arcanetic Rings Elisande spawns using the Time Zones, when available.
  • Interrupt the Exothermic Release Icon Exothermic Release casts from the Expedient Elemental and the Blast Icon Blast casts from the Recursive Elemental.
  • Manipulate debuffs such as Conflexive Burst Icon Conflexive Burst with the Time Zones to avoid having multiple instances explode simultaneously.
  • Interrupt Ablative Pulse Icon Ablative Pulse whenever possible.
  • Ensure the Delphuric Beam Icon Delphuric Beams do not overlap to avoid deaths.

Mythic Notes

  • Arcanetic Ring Icon Arcanetic Rings expand outwards after reaching Elisande.
  • Delphuric Beam Icon Delphuric Beams pierece through their targets, hitting everything in a line.
  • Epocheric Orb Icon Epocheric Orbs apply Epocheric Vulnerability Icon Epocheric Vulnerability to players that soak them.
  • The Recursive Elemental casts Recursion Icon Recursion periodically, while the Expedient Elemental will cast Expedite Icon Expedite.
  • Spanning Singularity Icon Spanning Singularity echoes.
  • Conflexive Burst Icon Conflexive Burst has falloff on Mythic (damage reduced by distance).

Bloodlust/Heroism/Time Warp

While it is possible to get 2 Bloodlust Icon Bloodlusts on this fight, it is recommended that you use Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust at the beginning of Phase 3. This phase is overall the most dangerous, and ending the fight as quickly as possible here is the priority. Elisande also performs few mechanics at the start of her phase, making this a good time due to the minimal movement. It also overlaps with a Time Elemental spawn, allowing you to quickly polish off the adds and obtain Fast Time Icon Fast Time.



  • 25 Feb. 2017 (this page): Added Mythic TLDR.
  • 08 Jan. 2016 (this page): Guide added.
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