Holy Paladin Healing Crucible of Storms Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Apr 14, 2019 at 16:56 by Adamselene 44 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Holy Paladin for each boss of the Crucible of Storms raid. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5.

1. Introduction for Holy Paladin Boss Advice in Crucible of Storms

In this section, you will find information pertaining to each boss individually. It is recommended that you follow the standard talent build found in the Builds and Talents section of the guide unless otherwise advised, on a per boss basis. As this is an upcoming raid, the current information is based on beta testing and theorycrafting using Warcraft Logs and will be updated over time.

2. Talent Cheatsheet for Holy Paladin in Crucible of Storms

The Restless Cabal Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

3. The Restless Cabal

3.1. Suggested Talents for Holy Paladin on The Restless Cabal

3.2. Holy Paladin Playstyle on The Restless Cabal

If you have three Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light traits on your Azerite gear, we highly recommend playing a Glimmer of Light talent build instead of the standard one given above, as it will perform significantly better. However, since not all Holy Paladins will have the gear required for that build, the talent suggestions here do not assume that you have them.

In this encounter, there are three relics of power that the bosses will activate upon reaching 75%, 50%, and 25% health. Each relic has a mechanic relevant to healers in particular.

The Void Stone will place a damage absorb shield on the boss who triggered it and prevent all healing until the shield is gone. You should make sure that everyone is healed up as much as possible prior to activation of the Void Stone and do as much damage as you can while the reduced healing effect is active.

The relic Custody of the Deep will create a bubble that redirects 75% of damage taken by the bosses to itself when activated. More importantly for healers, any health remaining on the bubble will be dealt as Frost damage to the raid when it expires. If handled correctly, there should be no damage from this ability. However, if your raid group does not manage to eliminate the bubble, this could be a good time to use Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura, depending on how much health it has left.

The relic Tempest Caller will do ticking Nature damage for 15 seconds to the entire raid. Furthermore, anyone damaged by this ability while below 25% health will instantly die. It is vital that healing cooldowns be used here and, as a Paladin, you should be spot-healing low health targets as much as possible to avoid any unnecessary deaths.

You should be ready to cast Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom on anyone affected by Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt, especially less mobile classes and specs, to help them move out of the raid.

You should also discuss with your raid leader when to dispel Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power, while being sure to do so only when you are healthy enough to take the damage caused to you by dispelling it.

4. Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

4.1. Suggested Talents for Holy Paladin on Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

4.2. Holy Paladin Playstyle on Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

If you have three Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light traits on your Azerite gear, we highly recommend playing a Glimmer of Light talent build instead of the standard one given above, as it will perform significantly better. However, since not all Holy Paladins will have the gear required for that build, the talent suggestions here do not assume that you have them.

In this encounter, the relics used on the previous boss, The Restless Cabal, are usable by players. The one you are allowed to use depends on your role. Healers may use the Void Stone, which places a large absorption shield on them, but also makes the raid immune to healing while the absorb shield is active. If you are using this relic, you may have to take extra damage, including running to the edge of the encounter area to take extra Shadow damage, in order to allow your raid to be healed again if the shield persists through the soaking of Oblivion Tear Icon Oblivion Tear zones.

As with the previous boss, use of Custody of the Deep by your tanks could cause a large burst of raid-wide damage if not handled properly. Also, Tempest Caller will kill any player damaged by it while below 25% health. You should have cooldowns prepared for this and prioritize low-health targets.

Keep in mind that you cannot heal targets of Insatiable Torment Icon Insatiable Torment in Phase 3. However, they will siphon health from players near them every two seconds and those players will need considerable extra healing.

5. Changelog

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