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Restoration Druid Healing Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Feb 13, 2020 at 14:00 by Torty 52 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Restoration Druid for each boss of the following raid: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

1.

Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for healing each boss individually in the Eternal Palace raid as a Restoration Druid. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for healing the bosses as a Restoration Druid.

The tips on this page are based on PTR testing alone and may not reflect the state of encounters on live servers. This page will be updated with new information once the encounters have been experienced and killed on their respective difficulties.

2.

Talent and Essence Cheatsheet

Wrathion, the Black Emperor Maut The Prophet Skitra Dark Inquisitor Xanesh The Hivemind Shad'har the Insatiable Drest'agath Vexiona Ra-den the Despoiled Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn Carapace of N'Zoth N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise to use the following talents on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following essences on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following talents on Maut.

We advise to use the following essences on Maut.

We advise to use the following talents on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following essences on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following talents on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following essences on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following talents on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following essences on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following talents on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following essences on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following talents on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following essences on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following talents on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following essences on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following talents on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following essences on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following talents on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following essences on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following talents on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following essences on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following talents on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

We advise to use the following essences on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

3.

Wrathion, the Black Emperor

We advise you to use the following talents against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise you to use the following essences against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

3.1.

Tips

Make sure to put Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation on all targets affected by Incineration Icon Incineration. After 8 seconds, they will explode for big raid damage; this occurs every 50-55 seconds. Another notable amount of raid damage happens from Gale Blast. At around 2:30 into the fight, both mechanics will overlap, with Incineration coming first. You should use Incarnation: Tree of Life Icon Incarnation: Tree of Life with Tranquility Icon Tranquility for the explosion, then follow up with Flourish Icon Flourish for the Gale Blast, as you will be unable to stand still and channel for it. Immediately after each Gale Blast, Wrathion will teleport and start doing raid damage with Burning Cataclysm Icon Burning Cataclysm.

On Mythic difficulty, you will be able to use shapeshifting to get rid of the slowing debuff, completely countering this entire mechanic.

For more information, please refer to our Wrathion, the Black Emperor guide.

4.

Maut

We advise you to use the following talents against Maut.

We advise you to use the following essences against Maut.

4.1.

Tips

Save all your Mana and cooldowns for Phase 2. Pay attention to players targeted by Drain Essence Icon Drain Essence and dispel them only when they run out of the group. Keep in mind that the boss reflects damage to people in this phase, so you will need to pay more attention to players using their DPS cooldowns.

For Mythic Maut, there is a new debuff called Ancient Curse. You can either dispel it or run into Devoured Abyss. It is usually better to dispel a tank staying on Maut and run into the puddle yourself. Each time this curse is removed, the raid takes a small amount of damage. You can use Flourish Icon Flourish on the first application and still have it ready for the intermission.

For more information, please refer to our Maut guide.

5.

The Prophet Skitra

We advise you to use the following talents against The Prophet Skitra.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Prophet Skitra.

5.1.

Tips

Save all your cooldowns for intermissions, which occur every 20% of Skitra's Health. The damage will increase periodically and will be the hardest by the end of it, so make sure you have either Tranquility Icon Tranquility or Flourish Icon Flourish rolling as the copy dies for the most optimal healing.

For more information, please refer to our The Prophet Skitra guide.

6.

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh

We advise you to use the following talents against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise you to use the following essences against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

6.1.

Tips

There are not any big raid damage events on this fights, just static damage from Anguish Icon Anguish. You should keep an eye on people doing the Voidwoken since they might have to dip into Torment Icon Torment to pass the ball. Players targeted by Soul Flay will need to be full Health when the ability goes off. Depending on how far away they run from their soul, they might take a huge burst of damage.

For more information, please refer to our Dark Inquisitor Xanesh guide.

7.

The Hivemind

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

We advise you to use the following essences against The Hivemind.

7.1.

Tips

Use your cooldowns during overlaps of multiple abilities. First overlap starts at 1:10 into the fight. Bosses swap control and Devouring Frenzy Icon Devouring Frenzy occurs, right after it is over you get Echoing Void Icon Echoing Void, and then Spawn Acidic Aqir Icon Spawn Acidic Aqir immediately after. You can use Flourish Icon Flourish on Echoing Void Icon Echoing Void and Spawn Acidic Aqir Icon Spawn Acidic Aqir overlap at 2:45, if you use Flourish early during first overlap. Save all your 3 minute cooldowns for 6:00 overlap. You can fit in one or two Flourishes before that, as there are no other hard overlaps.

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

8.

Shad'har the Insatiable

We advise you to use the following talents against Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise you to use the following essences against Shad'har the Insatiable.

8.1.

Tips

In Phase 1 players affected by Debilitating Spit Icon Debilitating Spit are good targets for Stonebark Icon Stonebark and Regrowth Icon Regrowth spam. There is no big raid damage in this phase, but you can use cooldowns just to save Mana, assuming they will be back for Phase 3. It is unlikely that you will get to use any in Phase 2 and have them up for last phase.

Damage on the fight scales immensely as it goes on. You will want to pace Mana accordingly, saving majority of it for last 30%. Try to use all your cooldowns together towards the end, if at all possible and not assigned to do so earlier.

On Mythic difficulty, Phase 2 is the hardest phase to heal. You will want to use all your 3-minute cooldowns towards the end of it and use Flourish Icon Flourish in Phase 1 as a standalone cooldown. It might not be the most efficient way to do a lot of HPS, but the end of Phase 2 is usually where players die the most.

For more information, please refer to our Shad'har the Insatiable guide.

9.

Drest'agath

We advise you to use the following talents against Drest'agath.

We advise you to use the following essences against Drest'agath.

9.1.

Tips

Make sure to add Void Miasma Icon Void Miasma to your raid frames. Players standing inside will not be able to target those outside and players outside cannot target anyone inside.

You can check Drest'agath's energy to know when he is going to cast Throes of Agony Icon Throes of Agony. Try to use cooldowns only on this ability and preferably spread them out, since the duration and damage are not that high.

For more information, please refer to our Drest'agath guide.

10.

Vexiona

We advise you to use the following talents against Vexiona.

We advise you to use the following essences against Vexiona.

10.1.

Tips

Pay attention to Despair Icon Despair casts on the tank. You need to have all your HoTs rolling before it starts and start spamming Regrowth Icon Regrowth. Cast Swiftmend Icon Swiftmend early for extra Mastery stacks from Grove Tending Icon Grove Tending. Do not try to ramp for raid healing during this debuff, as that can lead to raid dying.

Phase 3 starts at 40% Health, but damage does not ramp up until quite a bit later. You can spend first few percent just doing damage and conserving Mana for last 20%. You need to have all your cooldowns ready and use them all together for big burst.

For more information, please refer to our Vexiona guide.

11.

Ra-den the Despoiled

We advise you to use the following talents against Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise you to use the following essences against Ra-den the Despoiled.

11.1.

Tips

Alternate between raid cooldowns for each Orb hitting the boss. Try to use Tranquility Icon Tranquility for Essence of Void and others for Essence of Vita.

In last phase make sure you do not heal the tank to full when the boss is close to full energy. The higher Health on the tank, the bigger Decaying Wound Icon Decaying Wound they will get. Save Mana and cooldowns towards the end. Damage from Ruin Icon Ruin increases over time and will be the highest towards the end.

For more information, please refer to our Ra-den the Despoiled guide.

12.

Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn

We advise you to use the following talents against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise you to use the following essences against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

12.1.

Tips

Put Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation on a few players affected by Cursed Blood Icon Cursed Blood, make sure to Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth early into the debuff for more healing.

The only raid damage comes from Blood of Ny'alotha exploding after death. They will only start spawning in second Phase 1 and more of them will spawn in the third. You will have to pace your Mana to have more towards the end.

For more information, please refer to our Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn guide.

13.

Carapace of N'Zoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise you to use the following essences against Carapace of N'Zoth.

13.1.

Tips

Place yourself on the same tentacle side as tanks to not die from Nightmare Antigen aggro. Save cooldowns for Mental Decay Icon Mental Decay applications, as players will take massive damage from those and will die if they receive no healing. The amount of targets affected by it is increased as the fight progresses so make sure you leave more Mana for the end of the fight and prepare to rotate cooldowns towards the end. Coupled with Infinite Darkness Icon Infinite Darkness cast in the last phase, this can be very deadly if not handled properly.

For more information, please refer to our Carapace of N'Zoth guide.

14.

N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise you to use the following talents against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

We advise you to use the following essences against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

14.1.

Tips

First two phases are very light on damage and require practically no healing. You can help with damage and conserve Mana here.

Advice on last phase will be added with more live experience.

For more information, please refer to our N'Zoth the Corruptor guide.

15.

Changelog

  • 13 Feb. 2020: Updated with some Mythic difficulty recommendations.
  • 21 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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