Guardian Druid Tank Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1

Last updated on Oct 12, 2020 at 22:51 by Pumps 6 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Guardian Druid for each boss of the following raid: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1.

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Introduction for Guardian Druid Boss Advice in Ny'alotha

In this section, you will find information and guidance for tanking each boss individually in Ny'alotha as a Guardian Druid.

1.1.

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.

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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.

2.1.

Tips

Wrathion is a standard dragon, with both Tail Swipe Icon Tail Swipe and Searing Breath Icon Searing Breath, which you will need to face away from the raid and avoid them getting hit by the tail.

His tank debuff is Searing Armor Icon Searing Armor; taunt swap when your debuff falls off.

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

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Maut

We advise you to use the following talents against Maut.

We advise you to use the following essences against Maut.

3.1.

Tips

Tank the Dark Manifestation adds 20 yards away from the boss, so he does not absorb their Mana.

Drag the Dark Manifestation adds into the Void zones to stop them from casting Dark Offering Icon Dark Offering.

Generally, 1 tank solo tanks the boss and 1 tank handles the adds.

For more information, please refer to our Maut guide.

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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.

4.1.

Tips

Tanks should swap when their stacks of Shadow Shock Icon Shadow Shock fall off, at around 4-6 stacks.

Mass Entanglement Icon Mass Entanglement can help create gaps in the room for your team to dodge together.

This fight only has magic damage, so armor does not have any value.

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

5.

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.

5.1.

Tips

Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge is great value on this fight, due to the tank mechanic Abyssal Strike having a small knockback aspect.

Position the boss in a safe area, so your raid members can safely stand in Void Ritual Icon Void Ritual, which spawns circles around the boss to soak.

Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar is very useful to help speed your raid to the safe areas around the room during the dance phase of Torment.

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

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The Hivemind

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

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

6.1.

Tips

Tanks have to stack and separate the bosses based on their phases.

The Aqir Drones do not have a threat table, just stack them and AoE.

With Balance Affinity Icon Balance Affinity, it is possible to continue to hit both bosses, even while they are in their separated phase.

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

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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.

7.1.

Tips

This boss casts 2 tanks mechanics, Crush Icon Crush and Dissolve Icon Dissolve. Taking both of these debuffs will be painful, so have one tank take the crushes, the other tank take dissolves.

The boss will enrage at 33% HP, so try to have some cooldowns saved.

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

8.

Drest'agath

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

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

8.1.

Tips

Stay in melee range of the boss or he will grip people into him and smack them.

Run your debuff out to the appendages, to make them take increased damage.

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

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Vexiona

We advise you to use the following talents against Vexiona.

We advise you to use the following essences against Vexiona.

9.1.

Tips

Quickly pick up adds to avoid them meleeing any raid members.

When tanking either the boss or the Void Ascendant, face them away from the raid, as they both have breath mechanics.

Be high health when Shattered Resolve Icon Shattered Resolve is expiring.

For more information, please refer to our Vexiona guide.

10.

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.

10.1.

Tips

In Phase 1, taunt swap when the add spawns or at 1 stack of Nullifying Strike Icon Nullifying Strike.

This is an interesting tank fight as the main tank mechanic, Decaying Strike Icon Decaying Strike, leaves a Decaying Wound Icon Decaying Wound. This means you will want to aim to be as low as possible without dying to negate the most damage.

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

11.

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.

11.1.

Tips

Aim the Eyes of N'Zoth away from the raid and tank swap when your debuff falls off, usually at 2 stacks.

Interrupt the Organs of Corruption on the walls that cast Pumping Blood.

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

12.

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.

12.1.

Tips

Taunt swap the Fury of N'Zoth after he casts Mandible Slam Icon Mandible Slam, usually at 2-3 stacks, depending on phase.

Move away from the raid with any Bomb debuffs you get.

In Phase 2, Druids can shapeshift the slowing puddles on the ground to walk around freely and better position yourself to hit the growth adds on the walls.

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

13.

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.

13.1.

Tips

Pick up Psychus and drag him around the room killing tentacles, make sure they die while he is standing on them to give him the debuff.

Taunt swap the Thought Harvesters after they cast Mindwrack Icon Mindwrack.

Druids can use Typhoon Icon Typhoon to know back the small Psychophage adds to avoid the nasty Sanity draining puddle they drop shortly after dying.

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

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Changelog

  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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