Protection Paladin Tank Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Jul 28, 2022 at 17:06 by Panthea 47 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: Sepulcher of the First Ones. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

1.

Disclaimer

On this page, you will find Protection Paladin-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 Protection Paladin and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

2.

Talent 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 to use the following Legendaries on Vigilant Guardian.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

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

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

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

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

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

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on Prototype Pantheon.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Prototype Pantheon.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

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

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

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

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

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

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on Anduin Wrynn.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Anduin Wrynn.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

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

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

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on Rygelon.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Rygelon.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

We advise to use the following talents on The Jailer.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Jailer.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity
3.

Vigilant Guardian

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

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

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Recommended Covenant: Venthyr

3.1.

Tips

  • Phase 1: Swap after 3-4 stacks of Dissonance Icon Dissonance.
  • Tank mobs near the Automated Defense Matrix you intend to activate.
  • When the boss is at full energy on the secondary resource bar move inside the barrier created by the Automated Defense Matrix. To mitigate damage taken from Exposed Core Icon Exposed Core.
  • Phase 2: Swap after 1 stack of Pneumatic Impact Icon Pneumatic Impact.

For more information, please refer to our Vigilant Guardian 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 Legendaries against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Recommended Covenant: Venthyr

4.1.

Tips

  • Both tanks should be stacked on each other as the boss will hit the closest target in 10 yards to the main tank. If no other player is within 10 yards the main tank will be hit twice.
  • At 100 Energy Skolex will cast Riftmaw Icon Riftmaw and Rend Icon Rend.
  • Both Riftmaw Icon Riftmaw and Rend Icon Rend hit all players in a cone in front of the boss so the tanks should stand 10 yards apart and swap after each differing attack.
  • Alternate using Ardent Defender Icon Ardent Defender, Guardian of Ancient Kings Icon Guardian of Ancient Kings, and your free Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory charges for the combos.
  • Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection will remove bleed stacks from Rend Icon Rend.
  • At designated points in the encounter (after the second Retch Icon Retch usually) the Entire raid, including tanks & melee must stack to move the boss. This will remove all Dust Blast Icon Dust Blast stacks, move the boss, and make the boss deal 5% more damage.

For more information, please refer to our Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener guide.

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.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Recommended Covenant: Venthyr

5.1.

Tips

  • During Phase 1 and 2 there will be 1 Genesis Rings Icon Genesis Rings, in Phase 3 there will be 2 per cast, and during the final 30% there will be 3 per cast.
  • Swap on each Glyph of Relocation Icon Glyph of Relocation.
  • Glyph of Relocation Icon Glyph of Relocation will grip the entire raid to your location. This will also trigger anything that players get dragged through (Traps/Portals/Rings).
  • Use Ardent Defender Icon Ardent Defender and place Consecration Icon Consecration to mitigate damage for Glyph of Relocation Icon Glyph of Relocation. Aim to also have at least 3 Holy Power so you can heal up with Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory after the hit.
  • If you have Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding or Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield active when Glyph of Relocation Icon Glyph of Relocation is applied to you. It will cancel the effects of the ability, meaning the raid is not gripped to your location.
  • During intermissions the tank add will cast Massive Blast Icon Massive Blast. This is a conal attack in the direction the add is facing at the time of casting. Move out of it and ensure that you do not point it toward the raid.
  • Throw Avenger's Shield Icon Avenger's Shield's at Xy Spellslingers to interrupt their casts and move them.
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 Legendaries against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Recommended Covenant: Venthyr

6.1.

Tips

  • Swap when Infused Strikes Icon Infused Strikes expires and your co-tank has more than 4-6 stacks.
  • When Infused Strikes Icon Infused Strikes expires it will explode dealing raid damage based on the number of stacks you had.
  • If you are not tanking the boss, tank the Domination Core.
  • The Domination Core should be placed away from positions the raid will want to move to as Encroaching Dominion Icon Encroaching Dominion pools spawned from it last for two minutes.
  • If Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding or Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield is active when you run through a Disintegration Halo Icon Disintegration Halo you will not receive a debuff.
  • Mythic: When running through Disintegration Halo Icon Disintegration Halo if you are within 1 yard of another player, you will both take a lethal amount of damage.

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 Legendaries against Prototype Pantheon.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Recommended Covenant: Venthyr

7.1.

Tips

  • Phase 1: Swap on each stack of Humbling Strikes Icon Humbling Strikes from the Prototype of Duty. Each hit deals damage to the raid based on 30% of the damage taken, and each stack of the debuff increases damage taken by 100%.
  • Phase 2: Swap on each stack of Wracking Pain Icon Wracking Pain from the Prototype of Absolution and point it away from other players.
  • The debuff from Wracking Pain Icon Wracking Pain can be prevented with Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding or Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield.
  • Phase 3: All bosses are active. One tank will have Duty and one tank will have Absolution. Swap when both tanks have received a debuff from their respective bosses.
  • Phase 3: Wracking Pain Icon Wracking Pain also increases damage taken by the Necromancers and you can hit up to 2 with good aim.

For more information, please refer to our PrototypePantheon guide.

8.

Lihuvim, Principal Architect

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

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Recommended Covenant: Venthyr

8.1.

Tips

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 Legendaries against Halondrus the Reclaimer.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Recommended Covenant: Venthyr

9.1.

Tips

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 Legendaries against Anduin Wrynn.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Recommended Covenant: Venthyr

10.1.

Tips

11.

Lords of Dread

We advise you to use the following talents against Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Lords of Dread.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Recommended Covenant: Venthyr

11.1.

Tips

  • Use your AoE abilities during the Unto Darkness Icon Unto Darkness phase as both bosses will take increased damage from AoE abilities such as Avenger's Shield Icon Avenger's Shield and Ashen Hallow Icon Ashen Hallow.
  • Both Leeching Claws Icon Leeching Claws and Anguishing Strike Icon Anguishing Strike cleave. Point them in different directions away from the raid and your co-tank.
  • Swap on every cast of Leeching Claws Icon Leeching Claws. If it hits a player with the debuff Mal'ganis will heal.
  • Do not interrupt the Inchoate Shadow add(s) until they have reached full Health. In order to kill it the Incomplete Form Icon Incomplete Form buff needs to be removed.
  • Move the bosses around the room after each cast of Slumber Cloud Icon Slumber Cloud as one will spawn on melee each time.
  • Avoid the slow moving green pools after a player has had Cloud of Carrion Icon Cloud of Carrion removed. If you are hit Cloud of Carrion Icon Cloud of Carrion will be triggered on you.

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 Legendaries against Rygelon.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Recommended Covenant: Venthyr

12.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Lords of Dread guide.

13.

The Jailer

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

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Jailer.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Unity Icon Unity

Recommended Covenant: Venthyr

13.1.

Tips

  • Phase 1: Swap on each cast of Martyrdom Icon Martyrdom.
  • Phase 1: Martyrdom Icon Martyrdom is a three part combo. Part 1 is a large Physical hit and a Physical Damage Taken Debuff. Part 2 is a raid-wide Bleed. Part 3 is a soak that requires at least 5 players to be in it (if 5 players are not in it, you will wipe).
  • Phase 1: The raid can be inside the ring from Martyrdom Icon Martyrdom instantly as Parts 1 and 2 do not cleave.
  • Phase 2: Run to a pillar with Shattering Blast Icon Shattering Blast to destroy it.
  • Phase 2: If three pillars in a row connect Phase 3 will begin.
  • Phase 2: Stun players affected with Rune of Compulsion Icon Rune of Compulsion. These players will have an absorb shield which needs to be destroyed while they attempt to jump off the edge.
  • Phase 3: Soak Rune of Domination Icon Rune of Domination with the raid and heal off your debuff.
  • Phase 3: Move the boss away from Defile Icon Defile.
  • Phase 3: When the Jailer casts Desolation Icon Desolation stand in the beam to mitigate the damage taken by Azeroth.
  • Phase 3: Snap Chains of Anguish Icon Chains of Anguish when it is applied to you.

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

14.

Changelog

  • 28 Jul. 2022: Added covenants. Updated legendaries.
  • 15 Mar. 2022: Added tips for last 3 bosses. Updated Halondrus as we've now seen the new version of the encounter.
  • 01 Mar. 2022: Updated Vigilant Guardian P2 Info.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page added.
Show more
Show less