Guardian Druid Tank Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2

Last updated on Mar 12, 2022 at 03:16 by Pumps 18 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: Sepulcher of the First Ones. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.

1.

Disclaimer

On this page, you will find Guardian Druid specific information to deal with each boss in the Sepulcher of the First Ones 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 a starter to most bosses. As an optional alternative, you can use Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus or Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper for higher DPS options if you are finding yourself quite safe on bosses, not needing the massive defensive boost from the other two Legendaries.

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 to use the following Legendaries on Vigilant Guardian.

  1. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  2. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper

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

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

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
  3. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus

We advise to use the following talents on Artificer Xy'mox.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Artificer Xy'mox.

  1. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
  2. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  3. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus

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

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

  1. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus

We advise to use the following talents on Prototype Pantheon.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Prototype Pantheon.

  1. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  2. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper

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

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

  1. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
  2. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper

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

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

  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 Anduin Wrynn.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Anduin Wrynn.

  1. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
  2. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  3. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus

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

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

  1. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  2. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  3. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper

We advise to use the following talents on Rygelon.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Rygelon.

  1. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
  2. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  3. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper

We advise to use the following talents on The Jailer.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Jailer.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
3.

Vigilant Guardian

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

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

  1. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  2. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
3.1.

Tips

  • The boss will periodically summon adds throughout the fight which need to be picked up urgently as they melee raid members quite hard.
  • Use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to help your raid get to the other side of the room or move into the force fields when Exposed Core Icon Exposed Core is cast.
  • When the boss comes out do not stand under where it spawns as it deals massive damage and when you taunt make sure to face it away from the raid.
  • Taunt swap on each Pneumatic Impact Icon Pneumatic Impact in Phase 2.
  • Face the boss away from the raid at all times.

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 Legendaries against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
  3. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
4.1.

Tips

  • You can use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to quickly run to the stacking position when the raid is ready to clear stacks.
  • Tanks should be within 10 yards of each other for Wormhole Jaws Icon Wormhole Jaws but also slightly spread, as the boss hits both tanks the entire time and the tank mechanics are all a small frontal cone.
  • Taunt on each cast of Riftmaw Icon Riftmaw.
  • Earthwarden Icon Earthwarden does not work unless you are the tank with aggro.
  • While this is a single-target boss, catweaving can be hard due to the constant tank cleave mechanics similar to Sludgefist from Castle Nathria.

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.

  1. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
  2. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  3. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
5.1.

Tips

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 Legendaries against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

  1. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
6.1.

Tips

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 Legendaries against Prototype Pantheon.

  1. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  2. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
7.1.

Tips

  • Taunt swap after each cast of Wracking Pain Icon Wracking Pain.
  • Taunt swap after each cast of Humbling Strikes Icon Humbling Strikes. Also cycle defensive cooldowns for this as your raid will be hit for 30% of the damage you take.
  • Group together all 4 bosses at the end. Save your cooldowns for this too.
  • Interrupt Gloom Bolt Icon Gloom Bolt and Anima Bolt Icon Anima Bolt with Skull Bash Icon Skull Bash as often as possible.
  • Use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar after the Hand of Destruction Icon Hand of Destruction cast to help your raid run and spread out quickly for the next mechanics to come.

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 Legendaries against Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

  1. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
  2. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
8.1.

Tips

  • This has a slightly more complicated taunt swap, similar to Guardian of the First Ones, where the boss alternates between Kinetic Resonance Icon Kinetic Resonance and Sundering Resonance Icon Sundering Resonance. One tank should take all the Kinetic Resonance Icon Kinetic Resonance casts and the other all the Sundering Resonance Icon Sundering Resonance casts. It is also possible to solo tank this entire combo with only Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts which makes the combo significantly easier.
  • Taunt swap on each Deconstructing Energy Icon Deconstructing Energy cast.
  • Use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to run from one side of the room to the other as the room is extremely large.
  • This is an excellent catweaving boss as it is primarily single-target with large time between taunt swaps.

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 Legendaries against Halondrus the Reclaimer.

  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

  • Taunt swap immediately on each cast of Lightshatter Beam Icon Lightshatter Beam as it is a 500% increased damage taken debuff and will likely kill your other tank if you are late to taunt.
  • Aim the Lightshatter Beam Icon Lightshatter Beam at the Ephemeral Mote adds to break the Fractal Shell Icon Fractal Shell they have.
  • Use Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge or Skull Bash Icon Skull Bash to charge back from the Shatter Icon Shatter knockback.
  • Use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar for the big movement phase as it is an extremely large boss room encounter.
  • Earthwarden Icon Earthwarden does not work on this boss.
  • This can be a valuable boss to catweave on but due to the fast rate of taunt swaps, it can be quite challenging.

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 Legendaries against Anduin Wrynn.

  1. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
  2. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  3. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
10.1.

Tips

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 Legendaries against Lords of Dread.

  1. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered
  2. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  3. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
11.1.

Tips

  • Leeching Claws Icon Leeching Claws and Anguishing Strike Icon Anguishing Strike are frontal cleave mechanics; aim the bosses away from both your other tank and the raid while keeping the bosses stacked the entire time.
  • Taunt swap on each cast of Leeching Claws Icon Leeching Claws but be mindful to wait until the next Anguishing Strike Icon Anguishing Strike to be safe.
  • Hold your Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc Icon Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc for the Swarm of Decay Icon Swarm of Decay phase as it makes the bosses both take 100% increased damage.
  • As a tank you cannot see demons in the Infiltration of Dread Icon Infiltration of Dread phase, but you can cast Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar right before the cast to assist your raid in spreading out quickly to find the imposter.
  • Keep an eye out from slow moving green puddles that come from the centre of the room as they will disorient you.
  • Slowly rotate the bosses around the room each time a Slumber Cloud Icon Slumber Cloud is dropped.

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 Legendaries against Rygelon.

  1. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
  2. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  3. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper
12.1.

Tips

  • If you are the designated tank to soak the Gravitational Collapse Icon Gravitational Collapse then you will want to save your Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc Icon Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc on the pull and stack up as many Ironfur Icon Ironfurs as you can before the explosion, as it is a very high Physical damage hit.
  • Taunt swap on each cast of Corrupted Strikes Icon Corrupted Strikes. As a note, if you fully absorb this hit, you will not receive a debuff.
  • Typhoon Icon Typhoon and Ursol's Vortex Icon Ursol's Vortex work on the Collapsing Quasar adds; you can utilize these to help keep them out of melee and away from the boss.

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 Legendaries against The Jailer.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will
  2. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus
13.1.

Tips

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

14.

Changelog

  • 12 Mar. 2022: Updated Lords of Dread and Rygelon tips.
  • 07 Mar. 2022: Updated with tips from Heroic week.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page added.
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