Guardian Druid Tank Sanctum of Domination Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jul 09, 2021 at 10:41 by Pumps 17 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: Sanctum of Domination. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.1.

1.

Disclaimer

On this page, you will find Guardian Druid specific information to deal with each boss in the Sanctum of Domination raid.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Guardian Druid and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

The following Legendary Power recommendations are going to suggest using The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will or Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered for basically everything. As an optional alternative, you can use Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus or Luffa-Infused Embrace Icon Luffa-Infused Embrace for higher DPS options if you are finding yourself quite safe on bosses, not needing the massive defensive boost from the other 2 legendaries.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

The Tarragrue The Eye of the Jailer The Nine Remnant of Ner'zhul Soulrender Dormazain Painsmith Raznal Guardian of the First Ones Fatescribe Roh-Kalo Kel'Thuzad Sylvanas Windrunner

We advise to use the following talents on The Tarragrue.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Tarragrue.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus

We advise to use the following talents on The Eye of the Jailer.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Eye of the Jailer.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus

We advise to use the following talents on The Nine.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Nine.

  1. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
  2. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered

We advise to use the following talents on Remnant of Ner'zhul.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Remnant of Ner'zhul.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus

We advise to use the following talents on Soulrender Dormazain.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Soulrender Dormazain.

  1. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus

We advise to use the following talents on Painsmith Raznal.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Painsmith Raznal.

  1. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus

We advise to use the following talents on Guardian of the First Ones.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Guardian of the First Ones.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus

We advise to use the following talents on Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered

We advise to use the following talents on Kel'Thuzad.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Kel'Thuzad.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered

We advise to use the following talents on Sylvanas Windrunner.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sylvanas Windrunner: The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will.

3.

The Tarragrue

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

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Tarragrue.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
3.1.

Tips

  • The boss will periodically enrage with Fury of the Ages Icon Fury of the Ages. This enrage can be dispelled by us with Soothe Icon Soothe.
  • Taunt swap on each cast of Overpower Icon Overpower and use a personal like Barkskin Icon Barkskin before this, as it is a stun and can be dangerous.
  • Use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to help your raid get to the safe spots in the room when the boss casts Hungering Mist Icon Hungering Mist.
  • At 10% health, the last phase will begin where the boss will be empowered and remove all anima powers. He will hit extremely hard and, while it is possible to tank the enrage for a short period of time stacking many cooldowns, a more common strategy is to taunt him back and forth between the 2 tanks.
  • This is an excellent cat-weaving boss, as there is a lot of downtime between tanking.

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

4.

The Eye of the Jailer

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

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Eye of the Jailer.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
4.1.

Tips

  • You can use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to quickly run to one of the sides of the room when Annihilating Glare Icon Annihilating Glare is cast. The boss will do a full 360 degree spin with this beam, but you can jump over the gap behind the boss with the chain to avoid being hit.
  • Get as many stacks of Ironfur Icon Ironfur and rotate Barkskin Icon Barkskin and Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts to reduce the damage the raid will take from Deathlink Icon Deathlink. This is also the taunt swap on either 1 or 2 stacks.
  • During the intermission (66%/33%), you will be assigned one Deathseeker Eye to tank. Keep it away from the other Eye as, if they are close to each other, they will deal massive raid wiping damage to the raid.
  • The puddles spawned from Spreading Misery Icon Spreading Misery can be stacked on each other to conserve space in the intermission. Also be mindful that Spreading Misery Icon Spreading Misery puddles do not disappear, so ensure you place these in good spots.
  • In the final 33% HP of the boss, Immediate Extermination Icon Immediate Extermination is triggered, which reduces your healing taken by 10% per stack. This is a hard burn phase and it is a good idea to try to have defensive cooldowns available for this phase.
  • This is a good catweaving boss, as there is a good amount of downtime between tank swaps.
  • Mythic: During the intermission, players will be debuffed with Scorn Icon Scorn and Ire Icon Ire, one debuff associated with each Eye. If players with opposite debuffs collide, they will both die. Be mindful of other players during intermissions.

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

5.

The Nine

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

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Nine.

  1. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
  2. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
5.1.

Tips

  • In all phases, swap at 3 stacks of the relevant debuff of the phase. These will be Unending Strike Icon Unending Strike in Phase 1, and Pierce Soul Icon Pierce Soul in Phase 2.
  • During Phase 1, each 100-energy ability will try to either pull you in or push you away. You want to do the opposite of the path it is moving you. If it is pulling you in, run out of the circle and if it is pushing you out, run into the circle. Use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to help your raid with this mechanic.
  • Interrupt Song of Dissolution Icon Song of Dissolution with Skull Bash Icon Skull Bash as fast as possible.
  • Interrupt and bring Formless Mass adds to the bosses for cleave DPS.
  • When Annhylde's Bright Aegis Icon Annhylde's Bright Aegis appears, move the boss out of it.

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

6.

Remnant of Ner'zhul

We advise you to use the following talents against Remnant of Ner'zhul.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Remnant of Ner'zhul.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
6.1.

Tips

  • There will be Orbs spawning during the fight, which will have Eternal Torment Icon Eternal Torment shields on them. In order to remove these shields, you need to hit them with Suffering Icon Suffering, which is a beam cast from the boss through you.
  • Position yourself so that you are between the boss and an orb, if possible, line it up so you can hit 2 orbs.
  • Taunt swap after each cast of Suffering Icon Suffering.
  • Use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to help your raid run to the edge of the room when Malevolence Icon Malevolence is out.
  • Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge and Skull Bash Icon Skull Bash can be used to charge back after the knockback from Malevolence Icon Malevolence.
  • This is an excellent catweaving boss, as it is primarily single-target and there is a long time between taunt swaps.
  • Mythic: At 80, 60, and 30% HP, the armor that shatters off will also cast Suffering Icon Suffering, therefore you need to be mindful of the locations of the boss, the Orb, and the shattered armor.

For more information, please refer to our Remnant of Ner'zhul guide.

7.

Soulrender Dormazain

We advise you to use the following talents against Soulrender Dormazain.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Soulrender Dormazain.

  1. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
7.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Soulrender Dormazain guide.

8.

Painsmith Raznal

We advise you to use the following talents against Painsmith Raznal.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Painsmith Raznal.

  1. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
8.1.

Tips

  • When you are targeted by Cruciform Axe Icon Cruciform Axe (P1), Reverberating Hammer Icon Reverberating Hammer (P2), or Dualblade Scythe Icon Dualblade Scythe (P3), run to a corner of the room. A common strategy is for there to be 2 designated tank corners, but this may depend on your raid.
  • Taunt swap after each weapon throw, as it will apply Blackened Armor Icon Blackened Armor. Be careful after taunting back as this debuff tends to linger a few seconds too long, leading to potentially dangerous melee swings.
  • If you need to get past the wall of iron stars or iron spikes, you can utilise Soulshape Icon Soulshape or Door of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows.
  • There is a lot of downtime for tanks in this fight where you are out of melee range, so it is a fantastic fight for Balance Affinity Icon Balance Affinity to get some extra DPS.

For more information, please refer to our Painsmith Raznal guide.

9.

Guardian of the First Ones

We advise you to use the following talents against Guardian of the First Ones.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Guardian of the First Ones.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
9.1.

Tips

  • The tank swap on this fight is a tank combo. The active tank will be hit with Sunder Icon Sunder and then move onto the group, which will be hit with Obliterate Icon Obliterate, the other tank should then taunt and hit the other group with Obliterate Icon Obliterate and then move back to the front of the boss quickly and be hit with another Sunder Icon Sunder. A common strategy is 2 groups, one of the left foot and one on the right foot, where the first Obliterate Icon Obliterate goes on left foot, second one on right foot.
  • Be mindful of the energy of the boss, as when it reaches 0, they will start to cast Purging Protocol Icon Purging Protocol repeatedly. Each cast will increase in power and in order to stop these casts, you need to recharge the bosses energy by dragging it into an Energy Core.
  • You will want at least one Purging Protocol Icon Purging Protocol cast to happen as this destroys any Sentry Orbs that are active.
  • This is a great catweaving boss as there is massive downtime between tanking and one tank can essentially tank 90% of the time.
  • Use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to help your raid run away from the Meltdown Icon Meltdown.

For more information, please refer to our Guardian of the First Ones guide.

10.

Fatescribe Roh-Kalo

We advise you to use the following talents against Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
10.1.

Tips

  • Run away when you are affected by Invoke Destiny Icon Invoke Destiny. When it explodes, a Shade of Destiny add will spawn. Do not let this add reach you, if it hits you it will trigger Overwhelming Burden Icon Overwhelming Burden, which will deal a large amount of raid damage.
  • Help interrupt Anomalous Blast Icon Anomalous Blast from the Fatespawn Anomaly adds in the intermissions with Incapacitating Roar Icon Incapacitating Roar and Skull Bash Icon Skull Bash.
  • Use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to help your raid dodge the big beams from Fated Conjunction Icon Fated Conjunction.
  • This is an excellent catweaving boss, as it is largely single-target and you have periods of time where you are running away from your tank add, which makes having cat bleeds up very valuable.

For more information, please refer to our Fatescribe Roh-Kalo guide.

11.

Kel'Thuzad

We advise you to use the following talents against Kel'Thuzad.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Kel'Thuzad.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
11.1.

Tips

  • Taunt swap as soon as Soul Fracture Icon Soul Fracture is cast, as the current tank will take a large amount of extra damage if they are hit and the subsequent melee swing will be deadly.
  • Soul Fracture Icon Soul Fracture will spawn multiple adds that need to be killed as a priority and interrupted. Once they are killed, a Soul Fragment will be available for the tank to collect. Each Fragment collected reduces the debuff stack by 1. You can use Dash Icon Dash and Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to collect your souls quickly.
  • It should be noted that, while you are affected by Soul Fracture Icon Soul Fracture, the Frostbound Devoted adds that fixate will also deal huge damage to you if they are fixated on you and reach you. You can use Incapacitating Roar Icon Incapacitating Roar to disorient these adds which will cause them to cast their fixate spell again.
  • During intermissions, adds will spawn. You will need to tank the Abominations and they will cast Demolish Icon Demolish, which can be side stepped to avoid damage.
  • This is a great fight for Balance Affinity Icon Balance Affinity, as you are often running around collecting your souls and there is a lot of AoE and spread cleave.

For more information, please refer to our Kel'Thuzad guide.

12.

Sylvanas Windrunner

We advise you to use the following talents against Sylvanas Windrunner.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sylvanas Windrunner: The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will.

12.1.

Tips

  • Earthwarden Icon Earthwarden does not work on this fight, as the boss shoots arrows/ ranged attacks which do not consume stacks, so it is better to use Survival of the Fittest Icon Survival of the Fittest.
  • Phase 1: The main damage intake for a tank is when she casts Ranger's Heartseeker Icon Ranger's Heartseeker. Every 7 seconds she will gain a stack and at 3 stacks she will fire them all at the tank.
  • When she casts Windrunner Icon Windrunner she is not moving around the room; her hitbox is stationary so you do not need to chase after her.
  • When Veil of Darkness Icon Veil of Darkness is being cast run out of it.
  • If you are targeted with Wailing Arrow Icon Wailing Arrow run to the side of the room and use Barkskin Icon Barkskin. This is also the taunt swap for tanks.
  • You can use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to help negate the pull from the chain.
  • Phase 2: Avoid falling off from the Haunting Wave Icon Haunting Wave.
  • Toward the end there will be many adds that require tanking, taunt swap based on your stacks of Lashing Wound Icon Lashing Wound.
  • When Raze Icon Raze is being cast jump to another platform. If you remain on the platform after this cast has finished, you will be unable to jump to another platform and die.

For more information, please refer to our Sylvanas Windrunner guide.

13.

Changelog

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