Holy Paladin Healing Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 13, 2021 at 15:26 by Mytholxgy 7 comments
General Information

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

1.

Disclaimer

This page is meant to be a rough outline of what to do on each fight as a Holy Paladin specifically. It is advisable to familiarize yourself with the mechanics and strategy of each encounter on our Castle Nathria section. These guides and their talent recommendations are purely for progression kills, allowing you to increase your chances of killing the bosses.

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 you to use the following Legendary on Shriekwing: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Huntsman Altimor: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

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: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

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

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

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Hungering Destroyer: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lady Inerva Darkvein: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Council of Blood: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sludgefist: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Stone Legion Generals: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sire Denathrius: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

3.

Shriekwing

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Shriekwing: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

3.1.

Tips

  • There are frequent healing reductions on this fight, avoid funneling big heals into players who have high stacks of the Exsanguinated Icon Exsanguinated debuff.
  • There can be line of sight issues with the pillars on the room, so try to position yourself as best as possible to heal allies around the room.
  • Constantly dodge sonar circles that spawn from the boss. Being hit by one of them will cause you to trigger Descent Icon Descent.
  • On Mythic Difficulty: you will be unable to see the sonar orbs spawned from the boss. In order to see them, you must gain stacks of Bloodlight Icon Bloodlight, which you can gain from standing on The Blood Lantern. Standing on it for too long will leave a dangerous debuff on you.

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: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

4.1.

Tips

  • Heal the souls spawned from Rip Soul Icon Rip Soul before they hit the boss, if they are not healed in time he will gain a major damage increase.

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: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

5.1.

Tips

  • Running through Infuser's Boon Icon Infuser's Boon will give you a stacking healing increase. Running through one right as your buff is about to fade will cause the duration of your buff to reset. You want to run through them right as your healing buff is expiring to maximize uptime on it.
  • You can use Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light on Kael'thas, which will provide you with 0 overhealing and help phase the boss quicker.
  • After killing certain adds, essence fonts will spawn around the room, healing them to full health will heal Kael'Thas for an extremely large amount.
  • Generally we wouldn't recommend casting heals on your Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light target. On Kael'Thas casting on beacons is acceptable and even recommended in order to heal up the boss as quickly as possible.

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: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

6.1.

Tips

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: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

7.1.

Tips

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 Legendary against Lady Inerva Darkvein: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

8.1.

Tips

  • Prioritize healing on targets suffering from Shared Cognition Icon Shared Cognition.
  • Damage will ramp as the fight goes on, try to have Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath and Aura Mastery Icon Aura Mastery off cooldown late in the fight.
  • If you are struggling to keep tanks alive, you can opt into playing Beacon of Faith Icon Beacon of Faith to help give them more healing.

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 Legendary against The Council of Blood: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

9.1.

Tips

  • This fight can be very movement-intensive. Try to save Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed for Danse Macabre Icon Danse Macabre so you can get to your place quicker. It isn't uncommon to get a spawn on the other side of the room. You won't be able to make it without your charger being off cooldown.

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: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

10.1.

Tips

  • As the fight goes on, you will be taking increasing ticking damage. Try to ensure your cooldowns are available late into the fight when the damage is the highest.
  • Refrain from using movement abilities when you have Chain Link Icon Chain Link. Using them could put you at risk of out ranging your partner and killing you both. Move slowly with them to minimize this risk.
  • At 20% health, the boss will enrage increasing his damage done.

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 Legendary against Stone Legion Generals: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

11.1.

Tips

  • Coordinate with your co-healers how you want to handle Heart Rend Icon Heart Rend. Dispelling this will leave a debuff on yourself and the player dispelled that will deal very high damage over it's duration. Prioritize your healing on anyone with these debuffs as they are in significant danger until the debuffs fall off.
  • You can immune Pulverizing Meteor Icon Pulverizing Meteor with Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield, but you will generally want to get hit by this ability to remove your Wicked Laceration Icon Wicked Laceration and Serrated Tear Icon Serrated Tear stacks.
  • The bleeds on this encounter cannot be removed with Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection.

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 Legendary against Sire Denathrius: Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier.

12.1.

Tips

  • Players targeted by Impale Icon Impale and Fatal Finesse Icon Fatal Finesse will take large amounts of damage, make sure to heal them up quickly so they are not in danger after.
  • When the boss is transitioning, you can cast Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom right before he does so to remove the slow from March of the Penitent Icon March of the Penitent TEMPORARILY. After freedom fades, the slow will return.
  • Position close to the boss with your back towards a walkway so that you aren't knocked off by Shattering Pain Icon Shattering Pain.
  • Save Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed for when you need to go through the mirrors. It can be tricky to get to them in time depending on positioning, having your steed available can help reduce the risk.
  • If you choose to run Unbreakable Spirit Icon Unbreakable Spirit, you will have Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection for every Blood Price Icon Blood Price. Since the raid is stacked for the most part, rule of law won't provide nearly as much value, giving you the option to play unbreakable spirit for increased survivability.

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

13.

Changelog

  • 13 Mar. 2021: Slightly adjusted talent recommendations for each fight.
  • 07 Jan. 2021: Updated to reflect changes in meta for talent selection as well as added tips.
  • 07 Dec. 2020: Updated page for initial Castle Nathria tips, talents, and legendary recommendations.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
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