Guardian Druid Tank The Eternal Palace Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2

Last updated on Jul 19, 2019 at 23:00 by Faide 25 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: The Eternal Palace. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.

1. Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for tanking each boss individually in the Eternal Palace raid as a Guardian Druid. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for tanking the bosses as a Guardian Druid.

2. Talent and Essence Cheatsheet

Abyssal Commander Sivara Blackwater Behemoth Radiance of Azshara Lady Ashvane Orgozoa The Queen's Court Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha Queen Azshara

We advise to use the following talents on Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise to use the following essences on Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise to use the following talents on Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise to use the following essences on Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise to use the following talents on Radiance of Azshara.

We advise to use the following essences on Radiance of Azshara.

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Ashvane.

We advise to use the following essences on Lady Ashvane.

We advise to use the following talents on Orgozoa.

We advise to use the following essences on Orgozoa.

We advise to use the following talents on The Queen's Court.

We advise to use the following essences on The Queen's Court.

We advise to use the following talents on Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise to use the following essences on Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise to use the following talents on Queen Azshara.

We advise to use the following essences on Queen Azshara.

3. Abyssal Commander Sivara

We advise you to use the following talents against Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Abyssal Commander Sivara.

3.1. Tips

Tanks should taunt swap when the active tank reaches roughly 5 stacks of either Rimefrost Icon Rimefrost or Septic Taint Icon Septic Taint, depending on whether you have Frost Mark Icon Frost Mark or Toxic Brand Icon Toxic Brand, respectively. Once your debuff is ready to expire, run to the outer edges of the room to drop the pool that spawns. You may want to use a movement speed cooldown, such as Dash Icon Dash or Tiger Dash Icon Tiger Dash, if you are affected by Rimefrost Icon Rimefrost.

For Crushing Reverberation Icon Crushing Reverberation, you can either stack with your debuff group, or opt to solo soak it with several stacks of Ironfur Icon Ironfur or a defensive cooldown, if you feel comfortable doing so.

For more information, please refer to our Abyssal Commander Sivara strategy guide.

4. Blackwater Behemoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise you to use the following essences against Blackwater Behemoth.

4.1. Tips

Tanks should swap when the off-tank's Radiant Biomass Icon Radiant Biomass has expired, to gain the debuff and restore their healing taken. Be sure to stay in melee range of the boss at all times, except during Shock Pulse Icon Shock Pulse.

You can use Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge in Aquatic Form Icon Aquatic Form for an underwater sprint, which can be useful during the intermission to get to the boss more quickly, or during Shock Pulse Icon Shock Pulse to move away from the boss.

During some cast sequences it can be tricky to prevent your stacks from dropping prematurely, if you get a lucky string of dodges. If you are struggling with holding onto your stacks until it is time to drop them, you can turn your character to face away from the boss, since you cannot dodge attacks from behind.

For more information, please refer to our Blackwater Behemoth strategy guide.

5. Radiance of Azshara

We advise you to use the following talents against Radiance of Azshara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Radiance of Azshara.

5.1. Tips

Tanks should swap after each Tide Fist Icon Tide Fist cast.

During Ancient Tempest Icon Ancient Tempest, use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar to boost the raid's movement speed and get to the Stormwraith more quickly. If there are any Squall Trap Icon Squall Traps blocking your path, you should soak them with a defensive cooldown for your raid group.

Use Typhoon Icon Typhoon and Ursol's Vortex Icon Ursol's Vortex to help interrupt the Stormling adds as they cast.

For more information, please refer to our Radiance of Azshara strategy guide.

6. Lady Ashvane

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Ashvane.

We advise you to use the following essences against Lady Ashvane.

6.1. Tips

Tanks should swap after each Barnacle Bash Icon Barnacle Bash cast, or when the current tank is targeted by Briny Bubble Icon Briny Bubble. After each Barnacle Bash cast, a patch of Cutting Coral Icon Cutting Coral will be left underneath the tank, which the boss should be moved away from.

Positioning on this fight is important, as you want to maximise the distance between the boss and any Coral Growth Icon Coral Growths, for the raid to be able to soak the Rippling Wave Icon Rippling Wave bubbles.

For more information, please refer to our Lady Ashvane strategy guide.

7. Orgozoa

We advise you to use the following talents against Orgozoa.

We advise you to use the following essences against Orgozoa.

Azeroth's Undying Gift Icon Azeroth's Undying Gift may help smooth the damage out when you first taunt or to soak the add puddles. Memory of Lucid Dreams Icon Memory of Lucid Dreams can be used as a fallback, if the damage is not too severe.

7.1. Tips

The damage curve for this encounter is front-loaded, as the boss' initial damage begins very high, and the debuff that they apply reduces your damage taken. As a result, having Rage pooled for at least 2 Ironfur Icon Ironfurs when you taunt (or having a defensive cooldown available) is very important.

Tanks should swap whenever a new set of adds spawn. The off-tank will use the debuff to tank the new adds away from the boss, and then soak the puddles that drop when the adds die. If your debuff has expired for whatever reason, you can use a defensive cooldown to soak them. In Phase 2, the Dreadcoil Hulk's Powerful Stomp Icon Powerful Stomp can be solo soaked if you have debuff stacks, or split with the raid if not.

You can use Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar during the intermission to boost the raid's movement speed down the ramp.

For more information, please refer to our Orgozoa strategy guide.

8. The Queen's Court

We advise you to use the following talents against The Queen's Court.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Queen's Court.

8.1. Tips

Tanks should swap bosses when the Silivaz tank's stacks of Pashmar's Touch Icon Pashmar's Touch have fallen off. The bosses should be tanked at least 21 yards apart.

Use Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge to move to the opposite boss during a swap and to prevent the bosses from coming into range of one another.

For more information, please refer to our The Queen's Court strategy guide.

9. Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha

We advise you to use the following talents against Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise you to use the following essences against Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

9.1. Tips

There is no tank swap on Zaqul. The tank with the higher Physical damage mitigation capacity should tank the boss, to reduce the damage distributed through the Mind Tether Icon Mind Tether. At the start of each phase, the tether will be re-cast, so make sure you are always closest to your co-tank to prevent linking with anyone else.

You may also opt to one-tank this encounter. One-tanking does not affect how you approach the encounter from a tanking perspective, just be aware that your tether partner is significantly less equipped to take a spike in damage should your mitigation fall off.

For more information, please refer to our Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha strategy guide.

10. Queen Azshara

We advise you to use the following talents against Queen Azshara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Queen Azshara.

10.1. Tips

In Phase 1, tank the minibosses together during Longing Icon Longing to maximise cleave, and on opposite sides of a pillar during Painful Memories Icon Painful Memories. Tanks should swap when the Aethanel tank is at 3 stacks of Cold Blast Icon Cold Blast, preferably during Longing Icon Longing.

You can use off-heals during the first intermission to help keep the raid topped off and preserve healer mana.

In Phase 2, position Queen Azshara so that the raid can break line of sight easily during Arcane Detonation Icon Arcane Detonation. Tanks should swap at 7-9 stacks of Arcane Vulnerability Icon Arcane Vulnerability. You can use Typhoon Icon Typhoon to keep the adds from reaching their wards.

In Phase 3, position the Loyal Myrmidon add so that the target of Charged Spear Icon Charged Spear can use a Tidemistress add to block the hit.

In Phase 4, tanks should swap when the off-tank's Void Touched Icon Void Touched debuff has expired.

For more information, please refer to our Queen Azshara strategy guide.

11. Changelog

  • 19 Jul. 2019: Added several more tips for bosses based on post-launch observations and experience.
  • 07 Jul. 2019: Page added.
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