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Holy Priest Healing Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 22, 2020 at 10:16 by Niphyr 37 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Holy Priest for each boss of the following raid: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

For the Holy Priest Boss Advice we got together with Shelanne, moderator for Warcraft Priests and author of their popular Quick-Start Holy Priest guide.

1.

Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for healing Nyalotha, the Waking City raid as a Holy Priest. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for healing as a Holy Priest.

2.

Talent and Essence Cheatsheet

For Major essence recommendations, The Ever Rising Tide (Overcharge Mana Icon Overcharge Mana) is a strong potential major to use on most encounters. It can however be the most difficult to use effectively and can run you out of mana if used improperly (see the Holy Priest Essence guide for details on proper usage of The Ever Rising Tide). Memory of Lucid Dreams (Lucid Dreams Icon Lucid Dreams) or Worldvein Resonance (Worldvein Resonance Icon Worldvein Resonance) are both viable substitutes on virtually all encounters and are easy to use.

To go along with the Minor essence recommendations below, Worldvein Resonance Icon Worldvein Resonance is a very strong essence when you have many people in your raid also running it and Lucid Dreams Icon Lucid Dreams is a good choice.

Wrathion, the Black Emperor Maut The Prophet Skitra Dark Inquisitor Xanesh The Hivemind Shad'har the Insatiable Drest'agath Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn Vexiona Ra-den the Despoiled Carapace of N'Zoth N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise to use the following talents on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following essences on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following talents on Maut.

We advise to use the following essences on Maut.

We advise to use the following talents on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following essences on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following talents on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following essences on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following talents on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following essences on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following talents on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following essences on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following talents on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following essences on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following talents on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following essences on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following talents on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following essences on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following talents on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following essences on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following talents on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following essences on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following talents on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

We advise to use the following essences on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

3.

Wrathion, the Black Emperor

We advise you to use the following talents against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise you to use the following essences against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

3.1.

Tips

The main focus of Wrathion is to minimise your movement while maximising your healing. This is made even more difficult in Mythic due to the stacking debuff Creeping Madness Icon Creeping Madness which increases as you move, slowing you and dealing damage. Try to avoid over-using Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather by not casting it when not needed, using it primarily when you need to move large distances or quickly avoid standing in fire. While there shouldn't be any dangerous damage going during movement, if stacked you can use Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova to heal the whole raid group. Try to avoid too much Renew Icon Renew and focus instead on filling with Prayer of Healing Icon Prayer of Healing as there are plenty of opportunities with light and medium levels of raid damage to be healed up. You can also save cassts of Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity, Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify and Circle of Healing Icon Circle of Healing if movement is coming up in a few seconds, to allow yourself some meaningful healing casts while on the move.

If you find yourself in position before some of your slower raid members, Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith can be used to help pull them into position. Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova can also be useful in phase 2 to pull the Assassins out of Stealth if your group is lacking AoE damage or hunter flares.

There is also potential to clear a large number of spikes usin

For more information, please refer to our Wrathion, the Black Emperor guide.

4.

Maut

We advise you to use the following talents against Maut.

We advise you to use the following essences against Maut.

4.1.

Tips

There is increasing damage to players throughout phase 1 from Consuming Shadows Icon Consuming Shadows as Maut's mana increases. Utilise the downtime in this phase to contribute to boss and add damage using Smite Icon Smite and conserve more mana for the second phase. Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather is perfect to counteract the Dark Manifestation Icon Dark Manifestation which drags you towards the centre of it, allowing you to easily keep your distance.

During Phase 2 there is a lot of damage going out, between raid healing cooldowns that are used you should be focusing on using as much as your mana as possible to keep your raid alive, roughly pacing your remaining mana with the bosses remaining mana. Due to the mana gained back from your allies correctly exploding Forbidden Mana Icon Forbidden Mana on you, there should be ample mana available to keep up with the healing required.

Also during Phase 2 you can also put out Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather around the arena to assist the people soaking orbs to reach them faster as there will be very little movement for yourself. Be careful dispelling Drain Essence Icon Drain Essence as the balance here is between quickly removing the debuffs but also ensuring the debuff targets are away from the raid to prevent extra damage being taken, and healer mana being burnt.

For more information, please refer to our Maut guide.

5.

The Prophet Skitra

We advise you to use the following talents against The Prophet Skitra.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Prophet Skitra.

5.1.

Tips

Shining Force Icon Shining Force can be used to reposition the Image of Absolution adds to help keep their patrolling away from the area your raid is in.

For more information, please refer to our The Prophet Skitra guide.

6.

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh

We advise you to use the following talents against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise you to use the following essences against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

6.1.

Tips

Desperate Prayer Icon Desperate Prayer should be saved for if you get stuck inside a Torment Icon Torment patch and are going to take damage from it. This is most likely to happen if you are chosen with Voidwoken Icon Voidwoken to play the orb-soccer mini-game and find yourself out of position due to redirecting the orb.

Most of the time you shouldn't need to use Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather charges on Torment Icon Torment, however if you do, try to keep at least one charge available to give you plenty of time to move away from your spawned Soul Flay Icon Soul Flay copy.

For more information, please refer to our Dark Inquisitor Xanesh guide.

7.

The Hivemind

We advise you to use the following talents against The Hivemind.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Hivemind.

7.1.

Tips

The Aqir Darter adds that dart around the room can't be interrupted but they can be stunned or knocked back with your Level 60 talents Censure Icon Censure or Shining Force Icon Shining Force which in turns cancels their current cast, reducing raid damage.

Towards the end of the fight there is a significant amount of raid damage that ramps up from multiple sources. Coordinate with your healing team when best to utilise your Divine Hymn Icon Divine Hymn and Holy Word: Salvation Icon Holy Word: Salvation so they aren't on cooldown near the end of the encounter when your raid requires them.

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

8.

Shad'har the Insatiable

We advise you to use the following talents against Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise you to use the following essences against Shad'har the Insatiable.

8.1.

Tips

Keep an eye on targets who take the initial stacks of Debilitating Spit Icon Debilitating Spit as they will take a significant amount of damage over a short period of time. Guardian Spirit Icon Guardian Spirit can be useful to help heal up or save a raid member getting dangerously low from the spit.

During the Umbral phase there is lots of movement. Try to save your Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather charges for the latter half of the phase, as the amount of movement required increases as the phase continues, and minimising movement is key to maximising your healing.

For more information, please refer to our Shad'har the Insatiable guide.

9.

Drest'agath

We advise you to use the following talents against Drest'agath.

We advise you to use the following essences against Drest'agath.

9.1.

Tips

When Throes of Agony Icon Throes of Agony is cast, there is a significant amount of raid damage. Coordinate with your healing team when best to utilise your Divine Hymn Icon Divine Hymn and Holy Word: Salvation Icon Holy Word: Salvation so they are most effective and not overlapping with other healer cooldowns.

The Tentacle of Drest'agath adds spawn surrounded by a cloud which prevents targets inside from being targeted with heals from healers outside of the cloud. Keep this in mind when these tentacles are alive, and organise with your healing team for one of you to be inside the cloud with the melee to heal them up.

The Maw of Drest'agath has an aura Mutterings of Betrayal Icon Mutterings of Betrayal that applies a healing absorb to players who move too close. This healing absorb needs to be healed off as soon as possible, as a player accidentally hitting 4 stacks will become mind controlled for the rest of the fight.

Mutterings of Insanity Icon Mutterings of Insanity will stun allies once it expires, this stun can and should be dispelled quickly.

If you pick up a Void Infused Ichor Icon Void Infused Ichor buff from the patches left behind from dead adds, you should dps the boss primarily with Smite Icon Smite. Try to avoid heavy usage of Holy Fire Icon Holy Fire and Holy Word: Chastise Icon Holy Word: Chastise as they both cost mana which is better off spent healing.

For more information, please refer to our Drest'agath guide.

10.

Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn

We advise you to use the following talents against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise you to use the following essences against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

10.1.

Tips

In phase 1 Eye of N'Zoth Icon Eye of N'Zoth can deal heavy tank damage as their debuff count increases. Coordinate with your tanks to find out when they want Guardian Spirit Icon Guardian Spirit to help prevent their death, or simply use it regularly on the active tank if they have 2 or 3 stacks.

Using Censure Icon Censure on mind-controlled raid members can help prevent the mind-control effects chaining and consuming the whole raid, giving dps more time to break the targets out. Censure is also effective for helping control the Blood of Ny'alotha adds.

In Mythic, care should be taken when dispelling Cursed Blood Icon Cursed Blood to try and only dispel targets with smaller circles around them to reduce the amount of raid damage going out.

For more information, please refer to our Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn guide.

11.

Vexiona

We advise you to use the following talents against Vexiona.

We advise you to use the following essences against Vexiona.

11.1.

Tips

Try to keep tanks topped up where possible during Despair Icon Despair to reduce the amount of raid damage that goes out when it expires. Saving Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity for use right before Despair expires. You can also use Guardian Spirit Icon Guardian Spirit to assist in quickly topping up a tank if they are quite low going into a Despair debuff.

When the Void Ascendant add spawns, try to dispel Annihilation Icon Annihilation off of the active tank at 10 stacks or more to reduce the incoming damage the tank takes from this ability.

For more information, please refer to our Vexiona guide.

12.

Ra-den the Despoiled

We advise you to use the following talents against Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise you to use the following essences against Ra-den the Despoiled.

12.1.

Tips

Tips for Ra-den coming soon!

For more information, please refer to our Ra-den the Despoiled guide.

13.

Carapace of N'Zoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise you to use the following essences against Carapace of N'Zoth.

13.1.

Tips

Tips for Carapace of N'Zoth coming soon!

For more information, please refer to our Carapace of N'Zoth guide.

14.

N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise you to use the following talents against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

We advise you to use the following essences against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

14.1.

Tips

Tips for N'Zoth coming soon!

For more information, please refer to our N'Zoth the Corruptor guide.

15.

Changelog

  • 22 Jan. 2020: Guide added.
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