Protection Paladin Tank Amirdrassil Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Panthea 55 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Protection Paladin for each boss of the following raid: Amirdrassil. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.5.

1.

Introduction

Below, you can find class and spec-specific advice for every fight in Amirdrassil. If you are looking for a general overview of the Raid that is not spec-specific, check out our dedicated Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope guides.

On this page, you will find Protection Paladin specific information to deal with each boss in the Amirdrassil raid. These are not complete encounter guides but rather provide specific tips for doing the bosses as a Protection Paladin.

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 Protection Paladin and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game by clicking 'Copy Export String.'

3.

Gnarlroot

3.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

3.2.

Tips

  • Taunt swap after each complete cast of Dreadfire Barrage Icon Dreadfire Barrage.
  • Use cooldowns during Dreadfire Barrage Icon Dreadfire Barrage such as Ardent Defender Icon Ardent Defender or Eye of Tyr Icon Eye of Tyr.
  • Final Stand Icon Final Stand can be used on this boss to grab all of the Tainted Lashers and take no damage from Shadow Spines Icon Shadow Spines.
  • Pick up Tainted Lashers when they spawn and tank them on top of the boss to let DPS cleave them down.
  • HeroicHeroic: Position the boss to spawn Tainted Lashers in existing Controlled Burn Icon Controlled Burn areas to spawn them faster.
  • MythicMythic: Get threat on the Blazing Treants and interrupt Blazing Pollen Icon Blazing Pollen.

For more information, please refer to our Gnarlroot guide.

4.

Igira the Cruel

4.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

4.2.

Tips

  • Always stand on your co-tank to split the damage from Vicious Swing Icon Vicious Swing.
  • Swap on 6-9 stacks of Drenched Blades Icon Drenched Blades or when the debuff drops.
  • Run on top of the assigned group of players during Umbral Destruction Icon Umbral Destruction to split the damage with them. Do not try and solo soak it, as the raid will die.
  • Stay with your co-tank when Igira leaps with Smashing Viscera Icon Smashing Viscera so that Igira doesn't accidentally hit a melee dps with Vicious Swing Icon Vicious Swing.
5.

Volcoross

5.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

5.2.

Tips

  • Swap when Cataclysm Jaws Icon Cataclysm Jaws is cast. Ensure you have 0 stacks of Molten Venom Icon Molten Venom.
  • Avoid Scorchtail Crash Icon Scorchtail Crash. This will spawn a shadow on the ground before it hits.
  • Always be in range of the boss so it does not trigger Combusting Rage Icon Combusting Rage. The melee hitbox for Volcoross is about half the platform.
  • Stand with your assigned group in Flood of the Firelands Icon Flood of the Firelands. This knocks you away from the centre of the circle, get knocked to a safe area.

For more information, please refer to our Volcoross guide.

6.

Larodar, Keeper of the Flame

6.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

6.2.

Tips

  • Taunt swap after Furious Charge Icon Furious Charge.
  • If you are the target of Furious Charge Icon Furious Charge, run away from the raid. Ideally, this should be in already existing pools of fire. Use cooldowns here to survive.
  • If you use an immunity, you still need to run away to lower the raid damage taken.
  • Pick up Fiery Treants when they spawn and target them so Avenger's Shield Icon Avenger's Shield keeps them interrupted.
  • Phase 2:Furious Charge Icon Furious Charge is replaced with Smoldering Backdraft Icon Smoldering Backdraft. This is a contal attack, so only be in front if you are the active tank. After this is cast, the tank hit will take 100% less healing but can leech health by standing on other players. This is your tank swap mechanic.
7.

Council of Dreams

7.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

7.2.

Tips

  • Swap on one stack of Agonizing Claws Icon Agonizing Claws.
  • HeroicHeroic: Agonizing Claws Icon Agonizing Claws is a frontal attack. Do not stand in front unless you are tanking Urctos.
  • Soak Barreling Charge Icon Barreling Charge and point it towards the wall.
  • Keep Urctos near Aerwynn, and if they are casting Constricting Thicket Icon Constricting Thicket, hit them with Barreling Charge Icon Barreling Charge.
  • When Pip casts Song of the Dragon Icon Song of the Dragon stand in a Noxious Blossom Icon Noxious Blossom pool to remove it.
  • You can spec into Cleanse Toxins Icon Cleanse Toxins to help the healers remove Poisonous Javelin Icon Poisonous Javelin.

For more information, please refer to our Council of Dreams guide.

8.

Nymue, Weaver of the Cycle

8.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

8.2.

Tips

  • Do not cross over the Verdant Matrix Icon Verdant Matrix lines more than you need to , as this applies a stacking DoT.
  • Nymues auto attack is a mix of Physical and Nature damage.
  • Taunt swap when Weaver's Burden Icon Weaver's Burden is cast.
  • HeroicHeroic: Weaver's Burden Icon Weaver's Burden will now create Barrier Blossom Icon Barrier Blossom where it detonates. Place them far away from the raid.
  • Avoid the slow moving Impending Loom Icon Impending Loom stun lines.
  • Stand on Surging Growth Icon Surging Growth pools to make them despawn faster and lower raid damage taken.
  • In the intermission, do not let the Cycle Warden cross over Verdant Matrix Icon Verdant Matrix as it will trigger large amounts of raid-wide damage.
9.

Smolderon

9.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

9.2.

Tips

  • Tank swap after Brand of Damnation Icon Brand of Damnation.
  • If Brand of Damnation Icon Brand of Damnation is on you split this damage with the raid.
  • HeroicHeroic: After you split the damage, run away from the raid to lower the raid damage from Searing Aftermath Icon Searing Aftermath.
  • Move away from other players when you are targeted by Overheated Icon Overheated.
  • During the intermission soak all of your Living Flame Icon Living Flame orbs and avoid the World in Flames Icon World in Flames patterns.

For more information, please refer to our Smolderon guide.

10.

Tindral Sageswift, Seer of the Flame

10.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

10.2.

Tips

  • Swap on 7-9 stacks of Searing Wrath Icon Searing Wrath or when your stacks expire.
  • Soak Alternate Blazing Mushroom Icon Blazing Mushrooms. Either soak the 1st and 3rd, or 2nd and 4th.
  • You can use Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom to remove Mass Entanglement Icon Mass Entanglement. Unbound Freedom Icon Unbound Freedom will allow you to use this on another player and you will still gain the root breaking benefits.
  • Move Tindral away from any fire patches and Fire Beam Icon Fire Beam.
  • Intermissions: Fly through green Dream Essence Icon Dream Essence orbs to give the raid a stacking damage and healing buff.
  • Move on top of Seed of Flame Icon Seed of Flames when Tindral is in their Tree form.
11.

Fyrakk the Blazing

11.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

11.2.

Tips

This boss was not available for testing prior to release. Information will be added once it is available.

12.

Changelog

  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 07 Nov. 2023: Page added.
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