Marksmanship Hunter DPS Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Jul 31, 2022 at 16:53 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: Sepulcher of the First Ones. 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 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 Marksmanship Hunter and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible. This is also based on having access to the 4PC Tier Set Bonus.

All recommendations are progression-based tips and will not necessarily be the best for an overall DPS ranking.

Unless it is otherwise noted, we recommend the Dreamweaver Soulbind.

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.

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Talent and Legendary Cheatsheet

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 you to use the following Legendary on Vigilant Guardian: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

We advise to use the following talents on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: 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 Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

We advise to use the following talents on Prototype Pantheon.

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

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

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

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

We advise to use the following talents on Anduin Wrynn.

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

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

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

We advise to use the following talents on Rygelon.

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

We advise to use the following talents on The Jailer.

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

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Vigilant Guardian

We advise you to use the following talents against Vigilant Guardian.

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

We recommend Korayn for this encounter.

There are no specific tips for this fight from a Hunter perspective.

For more information, please refer to our VigilantGuardian 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 Legendary against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

There are no specific tips for this fight from a Hunter perspective.

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

If you are doing more than 1 platform, we recommend the Korayn Soulbind for this encounter.

It is generally worth saving your cooldowns for the add sets or platforms. You can either save for the first set of adds, or use on the pull and then save for the second set of adds.

Soulshape Icon Soulshape can be used to pass the rings without using a portal.

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 Legendary against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

Soulshape Icon Soulshape can be used to pass the rings without acquiring 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 Legendary against Prototype Pantheon: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

Use Disengage Icon Disengage when the Hand of Destruction pull happens to stay out of the group and get a better position.

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 Legendary against Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

We recommend Kyrian for this fight.

Save your second Resonating Arrow Icon Resonating Arrow for the priority add. Then, use Trueshot Icon Trueshot on the AoE that comes after. Then, use Resonating Arrow Icon Resonating Arrow and Trueshot Icon Trueshot together for the second important add.

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 Legendary against Halondrus the Reclaimer: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

For this fight, we recommend Venthyr with the Nadjia the Mistblade Soulbind.

There are no specific tips for this fight from a Hunter perspective.

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 Legendary against Anduin Wrynn: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

We recommend the Korayn Soulbind for this fight, with the crucial Soulbind Ability First Strike Icon First Strike selected.

If you go downstairs during the 1-minute mark, you can have Wild Spirits Icon Wild Spirits back in time for the first Intermission. Then, you can use Wild Spirits on cooldown in order to have it back for the second intermission as well.

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 Legendary against Lords of Dread: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

Save your Wild Spirits Icon Wild Spirits and Volley Icon Volley for the Swarm Phases.

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 Legendary against Rygelon: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

There are no specific tips for this fight from a Hunter perspective.

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 Legendary against The Jailer: Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil.

We recommend the Niya Soulbind for this encounter.

There are no specific tips for this fight from a Hunter perspective.

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

14.

Changelog

  • 31 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Jul. 2022: Updated some of the talent and Covenant setups.
  • 13 Mar. 2022: Added tips for the first 8 bosses.
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