Restoration Druid Healing Sanctum of Domination Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.1.5

Last updated on Nov 01, 2021 at 14:11 by Torty 53 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: Sanctum of Domination. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.1.5.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Restoration-Druid-specific information to deal with each boss in the Sanctum of Domination 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 Restoration Druid and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

The Tarragrue The Eye of the Jailer The Nine Remnant of Ner'zhul Soulrender Dormazain Painsmith Raznal Guardian of the First Ones Fatescribe Roh-Kalo Kel'Thuzad Sylvanas Windrunner

We advise to use the following talents on The Tarragrue.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Tarragrue: Verdant Infusion Icon Verdant Infusion.

We advise to use the following talents on The Eye of the Jailer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Eye of the Jailer: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

We advise to use the following talents on The Nine.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Nine: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

We advise to use the following talents on Remnant of Ner'zhul.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Remnant of Ner'zhul: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

We advise to use the following talents on Soulrender Dormazain.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Soulrender Dormazain: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

We advise to use the following talents on Painsmith Raznal.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Painsmith Raznal: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

We advise to use the following talents on Guardian of the First Ones.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Guardian of the First Ones: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

We advise to use the following talents on Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Fatescribe Roh-Kalo: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

We advise to use the following talents on Kel'Thuzad.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Kel'Thuzad: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

We advise to use the following talents on Sylvanas Windrunner.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sylvanas Windrunner: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

3.

The Tarragrue

3.1.

Character Setup

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Tarragrue: Verdant Infusion Icon Verdant Infusion.

3.2.

Tips

There will be some form of constant raid damage on this encounter but it is very light, which means your usual cooldowns will not work too well. The only players in the danger of dying will be those soaking Remnant: Soulforge Heat Icon Remnant: Soulforge Heat. Try to maintain Cenarion Ward Icon Cenarion Ward on players with stacks; use Soul of the Forest Icon Soul of the Forest on Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth.

If you are using custom raid frames, make sure you are tracking the following debuffs:

  • Unshakeable Dread Icon Unshakeable Dread — Spell ID 347286. Players with this debuff are feared. Make sure you dispel them instantly. Prioritize melee players since they are more likely to run into another fear.
  • Remnant: Soulforge Heat Icon Remnant: Soulforge Heat — Spell ID 352392; stackable debuff. Make sure you track both the debuff itself and the number of stacks.
  • Grasp of Death Icon Grasp of Death — Spell ID 347668. This debuff is an aura that deals damage to the raid and lasts 40 seconds. You should filter it out since it just clutters raid frames.

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

4.

The Eye of the Jailer

4.1.

Character Setup

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Eye of the Jailer: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

4.2.

Tips

Boss has three phases: Phase 1 goes from 100% to 25%, Phase 2 are intermissions that happen every 25%, and Phase 3 is the final 25% burn.

The largest damage event will be Titanic Death Gaze Icon Titanic Death Gaze and Deathlink Icon Deathlink. Both of them are one time large hits on an entire raid. Since Druids are not that good at dealing with such damage patterns, your best bet is to find a time when these two mechanics happen close to each other and use cooldowns there.

The 25% is a hard burn. Make sure you have Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild ready and do damage to the boss in the start of it. You can then unload all your cooldowns together before the raid becomes unhealable.

If you are using custom raid frames, make sure you are tracking the following debuffs:

  • Hopeless Lethargy Icon Hopeless Lethargy — Spell ID 350606. Players with this debuff will inflict damage to those around them.
  • Slothful Corruption Icon Slothful Corruption — Spell ID 350713. This is a magic debuff that needs to be dispelled instantly since it not only does damage, but also reduces the Haste and movement speed of affected players.
  • Spreading Misery Icon Spreading Misery — Spell ID 351827. This debuff will do very heavy damage to players over the course of 5 seconds. Make sure you cast Regrowth Icon Regrowth and Swiftmend Icon Swiftmend on them.

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

5.

The Nine

5.1.

Character Setup

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Nine: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

5.2.

Tips

The main dangerous mechanic of Phase 1 is Song of Dissolution Icon Song of Dissolution. Make sure you do a Flourish Icon Flourish ramp early so that you can do another one later. Use Tranquility Icon Tranquility on the second Song since you will not have Flourish up for it.

Periodically your raid will have to soak Arthura's Crushing Gaze Icon Arthura's Crushing Gaze. This is a one-time heavy hit. Try to ramp for a Gaze that overlaps with something else since Druids are not well-suited to heal this type of damage when it comes alone.

If you are using custom raid frames, make sure you are tracking the following debuffs:

  • Daschla's Mighty Impact Icon Daschla's Mighty Impact — Spell ID 350184. Upon expiration it will deal high damage to the target. Make sure you keep whoever is targetted with this debuff topped.
  • Brynja's Mournful Dirge Icon Brynja's Mournful Dirge — Spell ID 350109. This debuff will deal moderate damage over 6 seconds to multiple players.
  • Fragments of Destiny Icon Fragments of Destiny — Spell ID 350542. This is a stacking debuff that should not be very dangerous if handled properly. However, you should still keep track of stacks just in case.

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

6.

Remnant of Ner'zhul

6.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Remnant of Ner'zhul.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Remnant of Ner'zhul: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

6.2.

Tips

Malevolence Icon Malevolence will happen roughly every 40 seconds. It will involve two raid-wide hits with a knockback. You should be ramping for this mechanic as often as you can.

At 80%, 60%, and 30% Ner'zhul will do a large raid-wide AoE — Shatter Icon Shatter. You should try planning your ramps to have bigger cooldowns in case this comes close to Malevolence Icon Malevolence.

In general you should pace your Mana to have more toward the end of the fight as the damage the boss does progressively increases.

If you are using custom raid frames, make sure you are tracking the following debuffs:

  • Torment Icon Torment — Spell ID 350073. The number of these debuffs will heavily increase as the fight goes on. Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation is an ideal HoT for Torment since they both last 15 seconds.
  • Malevolence Icon Malevolence — Spell ID 350469. This is a magic debuff that will target 2 players at a time. Do not dispel it without communication with your raid since it will knock everyone away from the targeted players.
  • Sorrowful Procession Icon Sorrowful Procession — Spell ID 350388. People carrying Orbs of Torment will have this debuff. They will take periodic damage and become slowed while doing it. Make sure they are healthy since it is much harder to dodge mechanics with 50% movement speed reduction.

For more information, please refer to our Remnant of Ner'zhul guide.

7.

Soulrender Dormazain

7.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Soulrender Dormazain.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Soulrender Dormazain: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

7.2.

Tips

This encounter is very straightforward in terms of raid wide damage. Make sure you ramp for Soulrender Dormazain using Warmonger Shackles Icon Warmonger Shackles. There will be 3 Shackles and breaking each one will cause raid-wide damage.

Players who break Warmonger Shackles will be afflicted by Soul Manacles Icon Soul Manacles until the end of the fight, taking damage and being unable to interact with Shackles again. Restoration Druids are very tanky so we suggest you take one of the first chains yourself. As the fight progresses, there will be more debuffs on the raid making raid healing harder. Make sure you pace your Mana accordingly.

If you are using custom raid frames, make sure you are tracking the following debuffs:

  • Brand of Torment Icon Brand of Torment — Spell ID 350647. This debuff will make players apply Tormented to targets nearby. This debuff does not do damage on its own but it is a good indication of when other players will start taking more damage.
  • Tormented Icon Tormented — Spell ID 353429. This is a stackable debuff that comes from Brand of Torment mentioned above. Make sure you spot heal players with this one since it can be quite dangerous, especially for melee players that will not always be able to move away from getting more stacks.
  • Soul Manacles Icon Soul Manacles — Spell ID 354231. A permanent debuff some players will get after breaking the chains.

For more information, please refer to our Soulrender Dormazain guide.

8.

Painsmith Raznal

8.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Painsmith Raznal.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Painsmith Raznal: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

8.2.

Tips

Flameclasp Eruption Icon Flameclasp Eruption will be the mechanic to ramp for. It will come in 4 raid-wide bursts of damage and continue through entire fight. There are no mechanics that will increase raid damage taken as the fight goes on, so you can safely pace your Mana by boss Health.

If you are using custom raid frames, make sure you are tracking the following debuffs:

  • Shadowsteel Chains Icon Shadowsteel Chains — Spell ID 355506. Players with this debuff will be taking medium damage over 21 seconds. It is not too dangerous, but you should still keep Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation on them.
  • Blackened Armor Icon Blackened Armor — Spell ID 355786. This is a tank debuff. They should swap each time they take one.

For more information, please refer to our Painsmith Raznal guide.

9.

Guardian of the First Ones

9.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Guardian of the First Ones.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Guardian of the First Ones: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

9.2.

Tips

The general damage pattern of this boss will have it cast Purging Protocol Icon Purging Protocol, followed by Unstable Energy Icon Unstable Energy ticking on the raid, and then finishing off with a Meltdown Icon Meltdown. The most dangerous part is Meltdown's explosion potentially killing people that are low on Health. Make sure you ramp for each of these.

There are only 3 cores so the sequence above will only happen 3 times. The general encounter duration should be around 5 minutes, so plan your cooldowns accordingly. In general, this is a very strict DPS check, so make sure you are not only doing damage on pull, but also weaving some in between raid-wide AoE parts of the fight.

For more information, please refer to our Guardian of the First Ones guide.

10.

Fatescribe Roh-Kalo

10.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Fatescribe Roh-Kalo: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

10.2.

Tips

You should ramp for Invoke Destiny Icon Invoke Destiny casts. It will apply a debuff to the tank which will explode in 8 seconds. There is not a lot of raid damge on this encounter, but it is very long. Make sure you do not overextend and run out of Mana early.

If you are using custom raid frames, make sure you are tracking the following debuffs:

  • Invoke Destiny Icon Invoke Destiny — Spell ID 351680. Tank debuff that explodes for heavy raid damage.
  • Call of Eternity Icon Call of Eternity — Spell ID 350568. A debuff that will be applied to 3 players; deals moderate damage over 8 seconds. Make sure you spot heal them, as they will be the only players in the danger of dying.

For more information, please refer to our Fatescribe Roh-Kalo guide.

11.

Kel'Thuzad

11.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Kel'Thuzad.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Kel'Thuzad: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

11.2.

Tips

This fight will deal increasingly more damage the more times your raid has to get Kel'Thuzad to 0% Health. Make sure you save the majority of your Mana for the later phases and try to use it only during cooldowns earlier.

Almost all the damage will come from Glacial Spikes dying. You should ramp according to their Health. Try to commit more cooldowns to multiple explosions and conserve if it is only one dying.

If you are using custom raid frames, make sure you are tracking the following debuffs:

  • Glacial Wrath Icon Glacial Wrath — Spell ID 346459. Players with this debuff will take heavy damage when it expires. Make sure they are full Health when it happens.
  • Frozen Binds Icon Frozen Binds — Spell ID 357298; magic debuff that roots players in place. You can shift out of it to save some Mana.

For more information, please refer to our Kel'Thuzad guide.

12.

Sylvanas Windrunner

12.1.

Character Setup

We advise you to use the following talents against Sylvanas Windrunner.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sylvanas Windrunner: Vision of Unending Growth Icon Vision of Unending Growth.

12.2.

Tips

The only dangerous raid damage will come from Wailing Arrow Icon Wailing Arrow exploding on one of the tanks. Plan your ramps around this mechanic. It will happen roughly every 35 seconds.

Barbed Arrow Icon Barbed Arrow's stacking debuff (Spell ID 347807) will be moderately dangerous if mishandled. Make sure you spot heal players that have higher stacks.

If you are using custom raid frames, make sure you are tracking the following debuffs:

  • Crushing Dread Icon Crushing Dread — Spell ID 351117; magic debuff that you will have to dispel in Phase 2.
  • Shadow Dagger Icon Shadow Dagger — Spell ID 347670. This debuff will deal heavy damage over 9 seconds to multiple players at a time. Try to land Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth and a few Regrowth Icon Regrowths to keep people alive.
  • Domination Chains Icon Domination Chains — Spell ID 349458. This is a fairly high damage debuff, which can last quite long depending on your DPS.

For more information, please refer to our Sylvanas Windrunner guide.

13.

Changelog

  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 08 Aug. 2021: Adjusted talent recommendations for all bosses.
  • 06 Jul. 2021: Guide added.
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