Havoc Demon Hunter DPS Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2

Last updated on Feb 28, 2022 at 22:52 by Wordup 38 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: Sepulcher of the First Ones. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Havoc-Demon Hunter-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 Havoc Demon Hunters and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

Disclaimer: Sepulcher of the First Ones is unique among raids in that three of its encounters were never available for testing. This, along with some of its others being changed substantially between their time on the public test realm and a live environment, means that many of the tips for these bosses will have to be changed over time.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

Currently there are two builds that Havoc leans toward based on the Covenant selection, and while there is some flexibility with what you pair it with they focus on separate portions of the damage toolkit.

2.1.

Single Target: Venthyr Demonic

This is for pure sustained single-target, and is very good at those situations. After unlocking double Legendaries it has a bit more flexibility added in as well for mass AoE. Note that with only one Legendary, you are always playing with Agony Gaze Icon Agony Gaze if using this Covenant.

Covenant: Venthyr

Single Legendary: Agony Gaze Icon Agony Gaze

Double Legendary: Agony Gaze Icon Agony Gaze with either Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon or Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish

2.2.

Flexible/AoE: Night Fae

There are a lot of options here and it can mix and match certain talents for different damage profiles alongside pairing it with different Legendary picks. This is the flexible option that has some good strength prior to double Legendaries unlocking.

Covenant: Night Fae

Single Legendary: Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound

Double Legendary: Blazing Slaughter Icon Blazing Slaughter with either Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound or Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish

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. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity

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. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity

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

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

  1. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity

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. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on Prototype Pantheon.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Prototype Pantheon.

  1. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity

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

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

  1. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity

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

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

  1. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on Anduin Wrynn.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Anduin Wrynn.

  1. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity

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

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

  1. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on Rygelon.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Rygelon.

  1. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on The Jailer.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Jailer.

  1. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity
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. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity
3.1.

Tips

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. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity
4.1.

Tips

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. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity
5.1.

Tips

  • Have AoE cooldowns such as Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam ready for add spawns.
  • Use Blur Icon Blur at higher stacks of Genesis Supernova Icon Genesis Supernova.
  • All of the adds that spawn during each intermission can be crowd controlled, meaning you can use Imprison Icon Imprison and Chaos Nova Icon Chaos Nova if they are getting out of hand
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. Darkglare Boon Icon Darkglare Boon
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity
6.1.

Tips

  • Have charges of Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush ready to adjust around each Disintegration Halo Icon Disintegration Halo spawn to not take lethal damage.
  • Have some shorter cooldowns such as Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam ready to burst down the Siphoned Barrier Icon Siphoned Barrier shield.
  • When the boss is beginning to create the Disintegration Halo Icon Disintegration Halos, you can see which order they will spawn in by carefully watching the Dominated Reservoirs (the pillars) in the four points of the room. Pre-position and plan out your route to avoid dying to multiple stacks of the debuff.

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. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity
7.1.

Tips

  • Plan your cooldowns around the final phase, aiming to have Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis ready when the transition begins.
  • Always save a charge of Fel Rush Icon Fel Rush to make sure you can get into the Bastion's Ward Icon Bastion's Ward circles if you are targeted by Runecarver's Deathtouch Icon Runecarver's Deathtouch
  • Save Blur Icon Blur for the tail end of each Necrotic Ritual Icon Necrotic Ritual to survive the raid damage until all adds are dead.
  • Be aware that on Heroic and Mythic difficulties, the four bosses do not share health and must be defeated at roughly the same time.
  • Make sure to focus target either Prototype of War or Prototype of Renewal and interrupt Gloom Bolt Icon Gloom Bolt / Anima Bolt Icon Anima Bolt respectively with Disrupt Icon Disrupt as often as possible.

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. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity
8.1.

Tips

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. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity
9.1.

Tips

Note: This fight has been changed substantially from the version of it that was tested on the Public Test Realm. As such, the tips for it will be updated when it is available on live servers.

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. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity
10.1.

Tips

Note: This fight has only received limited testing on the Public Test Realm. Tips will be added after we see the encounter on live servers.

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. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity
11.1.

Tips

Note: This fight was never tested on the Public Test Realm, and it will not be immediately available when the raid opens. As such, tips for it will not be added until the encounter can be seen on live servers.

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. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity
12.1.

Tips

Note: This fight was never tested on the Public Test Realm, and it will not be immediately available when the raid opens. As such, tips for it will not be added until the encounter can be seen on live servers.

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. Collective Anguish Icon Collective Anguish
  2. Burning Wound Icon Burning Wound
  3. Unity Icon Unity
13.1.

Tips

Note: This fight was never tested on the Public Test Realm, and it will not be immediately available when the raid opens. As such, tips for it will not be added until the encounter can be seen on live servers.

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

14.

Changelog

  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page added.
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