Protection Paladin Tank Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Dec 19, 2020 at 00:29 by Panthea 38 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: Castle Nathria. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.2.

1.

Disclaimer

In this section, you will find information pertaining to each boss individually in Castle Nathria.

This advice is extremely preliminary in nature — this guide will be updated regularly over the next few weeks as bosses have undergone several changes since they were tested, and we will be reliant on data from when they are experienced in their live state.

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 to use the following Legendaries on Shriekwing.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Huntsman Altimor.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil

We advise to use the following talents on Sun King's Salvation.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sun King's Salvation.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil

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

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

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Hungering Destroyer.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil

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

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

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil

We advise to use the following talents on The Council of Blood.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Council of Blood.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sludgefist.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil

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

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

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sire Denathrius.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil
3.

Shriekwing

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Shriekwing.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil
3.1.

Tips

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 Legendaries against Huntsman Altimor.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil
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 Legendaries against Sun King's Salvation.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil
5.1.

Tips

  • Phase 1: Swap on 2 stacks of Vanquished Icon Vanquished. If you are a Kyrian you can use Phial of Serenity Icon Phial of Serenity to remove these stacks should it be required. Likewise you can remove this on yourself with Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield or on yourself or co-tank with Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection
  • Keep threat on the adds spawning in this phase.
  • Help interrupt Vulgar Brand Icon Vulgar Brand from the Vile Occultists.
  • Priortise damage on the Soul Infuser adds to prevent them from reaching Kael'thas.
  • Phase 2: Swap on 2-3 stacks of Burning Remnants Icon Burning Remnants.
  • If you are using Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding you can prevent the Burning Remnants Icon Burning Remnants stacks from applying.
  • When you are not tanking the Shade do not be in front of the boss.

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 Legendaries against Artificer Xy'Mox.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil
6.1.

Tips

  • Pay attention to where Dimensional Tear Icon Dimensional Tear are being placed by members in your raid. You will need to use these to cover a large distance to detonate Glyph of Destruction Icon Glyph of Destruction away from the raid should you not have any other mobility tools available such as Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed, Soulshape Icon Soulshape or Door of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows.
  • The above movement tools should also be used to help the raid move Seeds of Extinction Icon Seeds of Extinction in Phase 2.
  • in Phase 3, Edge of Annihilation Icon Edge of Annihilation is the main mechanic from the boss. You will need to use your movement abilities to avoid being in the centre of the room when this detonates.

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 Legendaries against Hungering Destroyer.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil
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 Legendaries against Lady Inerva Darkvein.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil
8.1.

Tips

  • Swap on 2 stacks of Expose Desires Icon Expose Desires.
  • Container of Desires 33% Energy and above: Shared Cognition Icon Shared Cognition is active/ Damage taken from Expose Desires Icon Expose Desires will be replicated to other players.
  • Container of Desires 66% Energy and above: Use your mobility cooldowns such as Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed, Soulshape Icon Soulshape or Door of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows to help get to away from the raid for Change of Heart Icon Change of Heart. Alternatively, you can use Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding or Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield before it has applied to negate the mechanic.
  • The tank who is not actively tanking the boss should tank the Harnessed Specter add when it spawns. Once it spawns it is immobile. This add will cast Unconscionable Guilt Icon Unconscionable Guilt which increases the damage of Warped Desires Icon Warped Desires.
  • Container of Concentrated Anima 33% Energy and above: Rooted in Anima Icon Rooted in Anima is applied to the players with Concentrated Anima Icon Concentrated Anima. Ideally the raid should be pre-positioned on the boss, however should this not be the case, the non-boss tank will need to move to the location of the Harnessed Specter as soon as possible.
  • Container of Sin 33% Energy and above: Anima Web Icon Anima Web will link the 3 Sins of the Past orbs together. Aim to have the boss near the side of the room at all times to not get caught in the middle of this.

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 Legendaries against The Council of Blood.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil
9.1.

Tips

  • Help interrupt Dreadbolt Volley Icon Dreadbolt Volley when you are tanking Baroness Frieda.
  • When you're tanking Lord Stavros, ensure YOU are facing the wall so when he casts Evasive Lunge Icon Evasive Lunge he will teleport behind you and charge to the wall and not hit others.
  • Swap on 2 stacks of Evasive Lunge Icon Evasive Lunge or Duelist's Riposte Icon Duelist's Riposte.
  • If you kill Lord Stavros last, you will such as Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed, Soulshape Icon Soulshape or Door of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows to get fewer stacks of Two Left Feet Icon Two Left Feet. Alternatively Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom can be used to ignore the slow mechanic whilst it's active. Note: this is speculative based on other similar abilities working, this will be updated once this has been tested on the live encounter.

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 Legendaries against Sludgefist.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil
10.1.

Tips

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 Legendaries against Stone Legion Generals.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil
11.1.

Tips

  • Utilise the Stone Breaker's Combo Icon Stone Breaker's Combo to remove bleeds gained throughout the encounter.
  • Stone Breaker's Combo Icon Stone Breaker's Combo is cast on random raid members and never the tank. If they are not near the boss, go to them if you need to clear your debuffs.
  • There should strictly be one tank on the boss and one on adds during Phase 1 and 2. In Phase 3, both bosses will be active and you will take one boss each.
  • When your tanking partner is clearing their bleeds in Phase 3 have defensive cooldowns ready as you will likely be tanking both bosses for a short period of time.
  • Mythic: The bleeds on this encounter cannot be removed with Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection.

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 Legendaries against Sire Denathrius.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor
  2. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil Icon Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil
12.1.

Tips

  • Phase 1: Swap after each cast of Cleansing Pain.
  • Intermission: You can pre-cast Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom as the intermission begins to avoid the slow from March of the Penitent Icon March of the Penitent. Note: this is speculative based on other similar abilities working, this will be updated once this has been tested on the live encounter.
  • Phase 2: There will be two active bosses. Each tank will have a boss each. Swap on 4-6 stacks of Carnage Icon Carnage. If you are a Kyrian, you can remove these stacks with Phial of Serenity Icon Phial of Serenity should it be required. Likewise you can remove this on yourself with Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield or on yourself or co-tank with Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection
  • Aim Sire Dentharius so that his Wracking Pain Icon Wracking Pain casts also hit Crimson Cabalist adds on the platform. This will also increase the damage they take!
  • Ensure you tank near a mirror so you can move away from Hand of Destruction Icon Hand of Destruction quickly.
  • Phase 3: Only one boss in this phase. Swap on 4-6 stacks of Scorn Icon Scorn. Movement cooldowns will be required to get away from Hand of Destruction Icon Hand of Destruction as you can no longer use the mirrors.

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

13.

Changelog

  • 19 Dec. 2020: Added additional tip for Sire Denathrius, Hungering Destroyer. Updated Huntsman to say adds spawn on 90% if immune.
  • 06 Dec. 2020: Added guide.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
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