Protection Warrior Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Mwahi 47 comments
General Information

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

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Protection Warrior-specific information to deal with each boss in the Aberrus 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 Warrior and how you can deal with each fight as best as possible.

We will frequently update Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection, Shield Block Icon Shield Block, and Spell Block Icon Spell Block tips as the abilities which you can reflect/deflect/block can change at any time.
2.

Talent Cheatsheet

If you do not have access to the Season 2 Tier pieces, Onyx Crucible Armor set, then you should use the build below instead.

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3.

Kazzara, the Hellforged

Talent recommendations for this boss are the default ones at the top of the page.

Ability name Blockable Reflectable Notes
Dread Rifts Icon Dread Rifts No No Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage as needed.
Hellbeam Icon Hellbeam Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Hellsteel Fragment Icon Hellsteel Fragment Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Infernal Heart Icon Infernal Heart No No Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage as needed.
Ray of Anguish Icon Ray of Anguish No No Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage as needed.
Revenant's Blood Icon Revenant's Blood No No Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage as needed.
Terror Claws Icon Terror Claws Yes No Physical part is blockable with Shield Block Icon Shield Block, magical part is blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Wings of Extinction Icon Wings of Extinction Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
4.

The Amalgamation Chamber

Talent recommendations for this boss are the default ones at the top of the page.

Ability name Blockable Reflectable Notes
Blazing Heat No No Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage as needed.
Corrupting Shadow Icon Corrupting Shadow No No Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage as needed.
Withering Vulnerability Icon Withering Vulnerability Yes No Blockable with Shield Block Icon Shield Block.
Fiery Meteor Icon Fiery Meteor Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block
Flame Slash Icon Flame Slash Yes Yes Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block, and reflectable with Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection.
Gloom Conflagration Icon Gloom Conflagration Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Shadowflame Burst Icon Shadowflame Burst Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Shadows Convergence Icon Shadows Convergence Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Shadow Spike Icon Shadow Spike Yes Yes Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block, and reflectable with Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection.
5.

The Forgotten Experiments

Talent recommendations for this boss are:

Ability name Blockable Reflectable Notes
Bellowing Roar Icon Bellowing Roar Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath No No Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage as needed.
Infused Strikes Icon Infused Strikes Yes No Blockable with Shield Block Icon Shield Block. Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage from the magic part as needed.
6.

Assault of the Zaqali

Talent recommendations for this boss are the default ones at the top of the page.

Ability name Blockable Reflectable Notes
Blazing Spear Icon Blazing Spear No No Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain to reduce the damage as needed.
Catastrophic Slam Icon Catastrophic Slam No No Stack up with other members to soak this damage. Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain to reduce the damage as needed.
Flaming Cudgel Icon Flaming Cudgel Yes Yes Blockable with Shield Block Icon Shield Block, and the fire damage part is reflectable with Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection.
Heavy Cudgel Icon Heavy Cudgel Yes No Blockable with Shield Block Icon Shield Block.
Lava Bolt Icon Lava Bolt Yes Yes Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block, and reflectable with Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection.
Molten Barrier Icon Molten Barrier Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Scorching Roar Icon Scorching Roar Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
7.

Rashok, the Elder

Talent recommendations for this boss are the default ones at the top of the page.

Ability name Blockable Reflectable Notes
Charged Smash Icon Charged Smash No No Stack up with other members to soak this damage. Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain to reduce the damage as needed.
Doom Flames Icon Doom Flames No No Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage as needed.
Earthen Crush Icon Earthen Crush Yes No Blockable with Shield Block Icon Shield Block, pair with Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain.
Flaming Slash Icon Flaming Slash Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block, pair with Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, followed with Impending Victory Icon Impending Victory.
Scorching Heatwave Icon Scorching Heatwave Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Searing Slam Icon Searing Slam No No Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage as needed.
Shadowlava Blast Icon Shadowlava Blast No No Frontal cone from the boss, simply move out of it.

For more information, please refer to our Rashok, the Elder guide.

8.

The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn

Talent recommendations for this boss are the default ones at the top of the page.

Ability name Blockable Reflectable Notes
Blast Wave Icon Blast Wave Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Dragonfire Traps Icon Dragonfire Traps No No Avoid these traps.
Searing Claws Icon Searing Claws No No Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage as needed.
Shrapnel Bomb Icon Shrapnel Bomb No No Bombs that need to be soaked leave a DoT on you. Use Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall and Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain to help reduce the damage taken.
Tactical Destruction Icon Tactical Destruction No No Avoid the areas where the dragon statues are exploding.
Unstable Embers Icon Unstable Embers Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
9.

Magmorax

Talent recommendations for this boss are the default ones at the top of the page.

Ability name Blockable Reflectable Notes
Blazing Breath Icon Blazing Breath Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Igniting Roar Icon Igniting Roar Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Incinerating Maws Icon Incinerating Maws Yes No Physical part is blockable with Shield Block Icon Shield Block and magical with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Molten Spittle Icon Molten Spittle No No Use Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage as needed.
Overpowering Stomp Icon Overpowering Stomp No No Knocks you back, use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain to reduce the damage as needed.
Searing Heat Icon Searing Heat No No Debuff from soaking Magma Puddle Icon Magma Puddle. Use Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection, Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain to reduce the damage as needed.
Catastrophic Eruption Icon Catastrophic Eruption Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block. Acts as an enrage on this boss.

For more information, please refer to our Magmorax guide.

10.

Echo of Neltharion

Talent recommendations for this boss are the default ones at the top of the page.

Ability name Blockable Reflectable Notes
Calamitous Strike Icon Calamitous Strike Yes No Blockable with Shield Block Icon Shield Block.
Echoing Fissure Icon Echoing Fissure Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block. Circle below boss, avoid it.
Sunder Shadow Icon Sunder Shadow Yes No Blockable with Shield Block Icon Shield Block.
Shadow Strike Icon Shadow Strike Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Shatter Icon Shatter Yes No Blockable with Shield Block Icon Shield Block.
11.

Scalecommander Sarkareth

Talent recommendations for this boss are the default ones at the top of the page.

Ability name Blockable Reflectable Notes
Burning Claws Icon Burning Claws Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Oblivion Icon Oblivion Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Scorching Detonation Icon Scorching Detonation Yes Yes Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block, and can deflect with Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection.
Searing Breath Icon Searing Breath Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Void Claws Icon Void Claws Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Void Slash Icon Void Slash Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.
Void Surge Icon Void Surge Yes No Blockable with Spell Block Icon Spell Block.

For more information, please refer to our Scalecommander Sarkareth guide.

12.

Changelog

  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7. Added different talent recommendation for The Forgotten Experiments.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 05 Jun. 2023: Updated blockable and reflectable information for various bosses.
  • 11 May 2023: Prioritised showing talent build with tier.
  • 09 May 2023: Page added.
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