Marksmanship Hunter DPS Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Jul 31, 2022 at 16:54 by Azortharion 100 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Marksmanship Hunter for each boss of the following raid: Castle Nathria. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Marksmanship Hunter specific information for each boss in Castle Nathria. This is no encounter guide, but a collection of Marksmanship Hunter specific tips for each boss.

You should be playing Night Fae with Dreamweaver on all fights except where otherwise noted.

During Shadowlands Season 4, Castle Nathria, Sanctum of Domination, and Sepulcher of the First Ones will each spend time being featured as a Fated Raid. During these times encounters within the specific raid will include an additional mechanic and items will drop at increased item levels. If you would like to learn more general information about the Fated Raids system as a whole, please see our overview below. Otherwise, continue to use this page for specialization-specific tips.

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: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Huntsman Altimor: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

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: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'Mox: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Hungering Destroyer: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lady Inerva Darkvein: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

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: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sludgefist: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Stone Legion Generals: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sire Denathrius: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

3.

Shriekwing

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Shriekwing: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

3.1.

Tips

  • There are no specific tips for this boss.

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: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

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: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

5.1.

Tips

  • Use Misdirection Icon Misdirection on a tank whenever the adds spawn to help them get aggro more quickly, and save yourself from unnecessary damage.
  • Be sure to maximize targets hit by Volley Icon Volley, and plan out its usage so that mobs are not moving outside of it.
  • When cleaving, try to target the Vanquisher, because the Assassins will regularly teleport around the room and possibly cost you cleave damage.

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: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

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: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

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: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

8.1.

Tips

  • You should be constantly aware of add spawn timers and be ready to use Volley Icon Volley and Double Tap Icon Double Tap for them.

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: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

9.1.

Tips

  • Use Disengage Icon Disengage with Posthaste Icon Posthaste to quickly get into position for the dance.
  • Abuse Careful Aim Icon Careful Aim on the adds that spawn whenever possible.
  • Remember that bosses heal when you kill one of them, so you should not be using Multi-Shot Icon Multi-Shot unless there are adds stacked on the boss.

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: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

10.1.

Tips

  • Make use of the 12-second 100% damage taken debuff after he charges into a pillar. Keep in mind that both Wild Spirits Icon Wild Spirits and Trueshot Icon Trueshot last longer than this damage taken debuff, allowing you to use them a bit before. You can also "pre-cast" a Double Tap Icon Double Tap-Aimed Shot Icon Aimed Shot into the debuff, treating the boss' pillar timer as a pull timer.

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: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

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 Legendary against Sire Denathrius: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

12.1.

Tips

  • For this fight, you should "delay" your opener for when the first add spawns. This means that you should not precast Double Tap Icon Double Tap, but instead save it for your Wild Spirits Icon Wild Spirits/Trueshot Icon Trueshot combo. You should also save Volley Icon Volley for these moments.

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

13.

Changelog

  • 31 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 28 Feb. 2021: Updated the recommended Talents for Lady Inerva Darkvein.
  • 18 Jan. 2021: Updated the recommended Talents for Mythic Stone Legion Generals.
  • 16 Dec. 2020: Updated tips and/or Talent recommendations for Hungering Destroyer, Sludgefist, Stone Legion Generals, and Sire Denathrius.
  • 11 Dec. 2020: Updated Talent Recommendations and added new tips for several bosses.
  • 10 Dec. 2020: Updated the Talent Recommendations for Huntsman Altimor.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Updated the page with recommended Talents, Legendaries, and some early playstyle tips for Heroic week.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
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