Havoc Demon Hunter DPS Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Jan 21, 2021 at 01:13 by Wordup 34 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Havoc Demon Hunter for each boss of the following raid: Castle Nathria. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.5.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Havoc Demon Hunter specific information to deal with each boss in the Castle Nathria 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 Havoc Demon Hunter and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

Your talent choices are not really influenced by your covenant choice, so this stands as fairly universal for any player regardless of your pick.

1.1.

Havoc Demon Hunter Castle Nathria Legendaries

Havoc has a number of Legendary options that mean what you equip can define what you play. Therefore, some notes are warranted about each of them:

  • Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish is a consistent pick that also works very well with Cycle of Hatred Icon Cycle of Hatred builds. This will always serve you well, but is less specialized than alternatives.
  • Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory is purely single-target oriented and mandates the use of First Blood Icon First Blood to keep Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance in the rotation. This loses value quickly with extra targets, but Nathria has a lot of situations that this can excel at.

Please refer to our dedicate page for more information.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

Shriekwing Huntsman Altimor Sun King's Salvation Artificer Xy'Mox Hungering Destroyer Lady Inerva Darkvein The Council of Blood Sludgefist Stone Legion Generals Sire Denathrius

We advise to use the following talents on Shriekwing.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Shriekwing.

  1. Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory
  2. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Huntsman Altimor: Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish.

We advise to use the following talents on Sun King's Salvation.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sun King's Salvation: Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'Mox: Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory.

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Hungering Destroyer: Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory.

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Inerva Darkvein.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Lady Inerva Darkvein.

  1. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory

We advise to use the following talents on The Council of Blood.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Council of Blood.

  1. Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory
  2. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sludgefist: Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory.

We advise to use the following talents on Stone Legion Generals.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Stone Legion Generals.

  1. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sire Denathrius.

  1. Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory
  2. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
3.

Shriekwing

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Shriekwing.

  1. Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory
  2. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish

The Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory build is generally preferrable here, though Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish is not far behind.

3.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Shriekwing guide.

4.

Huntsman Altimor

We advise you to use the following talents against Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Huntsman Altimor: Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish.

Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish will usually work out best for the goal of the encounter, but if you choose to focus purely on boss damage then Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory is still effective.

4.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Huntsman Altimor guide.

5.

Sun King's Salvation

We advise you to use the following talents against Sun King's Salvation.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sun King's Salvation: Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish.

A full Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam oriented build with Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish to support is the ideal here, as there is a lot of opportunities for burst AoE.

5.1.

Tips

  • Demonic Appetite Icon Demonic Appetite may see some play here because of the number of adds being killed, but requires you to be active in the AoE sections.
  • While Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam is appealing to use for burst AoE, there are a number of priority targets that might be worth saving it for if you are not playing with Cycle of Hatred Icon Cycle of Hatred.
  • Glaive Tempest Icon Glaive Tempest plays especially well here because of its low cooldown, allowing you to throw it out for each wave of enemies without worry of its availability.
  • Pay special attention to adds dying to avoid taking hits from Fragmentation Icon Fragmentation, this is lethal if you stand in a stack.

For more information, please refer to our Sun King's Salvation guide.

6.

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: Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory.

This is a pure single-target burn encounter with no real gain from any cleave, and downtime is equally punishing to both builds. Therefore, a full Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance loadout with Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory generally wins out.

6.1.

Tips

  • Mobility is key here, so try to manage your Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush charges to deal with mechanics and fall back on portals for the mandatory effects.
  • You can be an effective escort for Root of Extinction Icon Root of Extinction seeds if your group needs it, and use Netherwalk Icon Netherwalk to immune the detonation if you are caught out.
  • Make absolutely sure to have a charge of Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush during the Edge of Annihilation Icon Edge of Annihilation cast in case you are dragged too far as a backup plan.

For more information, please refer to our Artificer Xy'Mox guide.

7.

Hungering Destroyer

We advise you to use the following talents against Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Hungering Destroyer: Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory.

Purely single-target burn encounter that has some downtime that can punish Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam-centric builds more if timings are bad. Therefore a Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory oriented build is best suited here.

7.1.

Tips

  • Use Blur Icon Blur when targeted by Gluttonous Miasma Icon Gluttonous Miasma, the cooldown is low enough to help, unless you are struggling with Expunge Icon Expunge or Consume Icon Consume checks.
  • If you are, save Blur Icon Blur for these if the raid is unstable.
  • Save Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush or Vengeful Retreat Icon Vengeful Retreat to make distance during Consume Icon Consume casts.
  • Netherwalk Icon Netherwalk can be extremely useful here as a last minute safeguard if you are caught out with Miasma at a bad time and cannot be healed.

For more information, please refer to our Hungering Destroyer guide.

8.

Lady Inerva Darkvein

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Inerva Darkvein.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Lady Inerva Darkvein.

  1. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory

Depending on your strategy both Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam and Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance focused builds work here. If you need extra cleave to deal with adds, choose the former while if boss damage is your goal to burn the boss down opt for the latter.

8.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Lady Inerva Darkvein guide.

9.

The Council of Blood

We advise you to use the following talents against The Council of Blood.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Council of Blood.

  1. Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory
  2. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish

The boss is deceptively single-target focused despite extra targets being available, so both builds are relatively equal here. Depending on if you are having issues with add spawns later into the fight or certain fight timings will decide what wins here. Generally Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance builds will win out for the goal of the encounter.

9.1.

Tips

  • Try to keep Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush and Vengeful Retreat Icon Vengeful Retreat ready for the intermissions to make it to your dance position in time.
  • There are a lot of mechanics in this fight that sometimes overlap or can be hard to avoid, so use Blur Icon Blur liberally.

For more information, please refer to our The Council of Blood guide.

10.

Sludgefist

We advise you to use the following talents against Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sludgefist: Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory.

The true single-target check of the tier, requiring the most out of you on one enemy. The timers are well suited to the baseline kit, therefore you should opt into the more consistent Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance options with the extra burst potential from Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory.

10.1.

Tips

  • The first Destructive Impact Icon Destructive Impact occurs roughly 55 seconds into the encounter, so aim to manage your cooldowns to blanket this if possible. The remaining three pillars will all be triggered with one minute in between.
  • Be aware of your partners position with Chain Link Icon Chain Link and avoid dashing and killing them with a break.
  • Colossal Roar Icon Colossal Roar is the most dangerous unavoidable damage event in the fight, so is a good spot for Blur Icon Blur, or a Darkness Icon Darkness to help out your melee camp.

For more information, please refer to our Sludgefist guide.

11.

Stone Legion Generals

We advise you to use the following talents against Stone Legion Generals.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Stone Legion Generals.

  1. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory

This encounter changes a lot depending on difficulty. On Heroic you are going to be mostly single-target oriented for most of the encounter with some cleave, but on Mythic AoE becomes the central focus. That means both Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam and Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance builds can work here depending on the situation.

11.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Stone Legion Generals guide.

12.

Sire Denathrius

We advise you to use the following talents against Sire Denathrius.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Sire Denathrius.

  1. Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory
  2. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish

There is a huge amount of cleave throughout the encounter that benefits Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam builds, however the most pressing check is the final phase which is almost entirely single-target meaning that Blade Dance Icon Blade Dance builds can also work well.

12.1.

Tips

  • Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush is invaluable on this fight as there is a lot of instant movement needed.
  • Most of the mechanics are on 30-second or 1-minute timers, so use Blur Icon Blur if you ever expect to take any damage to help out healers.
  • Try to make sure you have Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush or Vengeful Retreat Icon Vengeful Retreat ready during Phase 2 just in case you are hit by Crescendo Icon Crescendo to avoid being knocked off the platform.

For more information, please refer to our Sire Denathrius guide.

13.

Changelog

  • 21 Jan. 2021: Updated for more recent logs following settling of Nathria release.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands Season 1 release.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
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