Restoration Shaman Healing Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Jun 25, 2019 at 01:23 by Seksixeny 23 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Restoration Shaman for each boss of the following raid: Battle of Dazar'alor. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5.

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Restoration Shaman Boss Advice: Battle of Dazar'alor

In this section, you will find information pertaining to each boss individually in the Battle of Dazar'alor Raid. It is recommended that you follow the standard talent build found in the Builds, Talents, and Glyphs section of the guide unless otherwise advised, on a per-boss basis. As this is an upcoming raid, the current information is based on PTR experience and theorycrafting using Warcraft Logs and the dungeon journal and will be updated over time.

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Talent Cheatsheet for Restoration Shaman

Champion of the Light Grong Jadefire Masters Opulence Conclave of the Chosen King Rastakhan High Tinker Mekkatorque Stormwall Blockade Lady Jaina Proudmoore

We advise to use the following talents on Champion of the Light.

We advise to use the following talents on Grong.

We advise to use the following talents on Jadefire Masters.

We advise to use the following talents on Opulence.

We advise to use the following talents on Conclave of the Chosen.

We advise to use the following talents on King Rastakhan.

We advise to use the following talents on High Tinker Mekkatorque.

We advise to use the following talents on Stormwall Blockade.

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Jaina Proudmoore.

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Champion of the Light

We advise you to use the following talents against Champion of the Light.

3.1.

Tips

General Tips

  • Do not attack the boss during Seal of Reckoning Icon Seal of Reckoning.
  • Do not stand between the boss and adds to avoid Wave of Light Icon Wave of Light.
  • Interrupt / stun as many casts from the Disciples as possible.

Healing Tips

Mythic Tips

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Grong

We advise you to use the following talents against Grong, the Revenant / Grong, the JungleLord.

4.1.

Tips

General Tips

Healing Tips

Mythic Tips

  • Timings from Heroic to Mythic will be much tighter due to faster cast times on several abilities, as well as different durations on certain debuffs.
5.

Jadefire Masters

We advise you to use the following talents against Jadefire Masters.

General Tips

  • All Phases — When targeted by the Monk's Multi-Sided Strike Icon Multi-Sided Strike (Heroic / Mythic), be ready to face the direction that the visions are coming from to avoid taking damage. In LFR and Normal this ability only focuses the Tank.
  • Phase One — During this phase (begins at 30 Energy), stand inside one Chi-ji's Song cloud with the rest of your raid to prevent line of sight issues.
  • Phase Two — During this phase (begins at 60 Energy), make your way through the maze while avoiding Phoenix Strike Icon Phoenix Strike circles on the ground.
  • Phase Three — During this phase (begins at 100 Energy), avoid taking damage from the Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath.

Healing Tips

  • All Phases — Plan your High Tide Icon High Tide charges and Cloudburst Totem Icon Cloudburst Totem for when Rising Flames Icon Rising Flames debuffs expire on the Tanks, causing Burnout Icon Burnout to deal a large amount of raid damage.
  • All Phases — When the Tank or other players are being targeted by Multi-Sided Strike Icon Multi-Sided Strike they will be out of line of sight, so make sure they are topped going into it.
  • All Phases — Dispel players with the lowest duration Searing Embers Icon Searing Embers debuff first.
  • Phase One — Feel free to spend a lot of Mana and cooldowns on this phase, as the raid will be taking a lot of continuous damage from Chi-Ji's Song Icon Chi-Ji's Song and Explosion Icon Explosion and later phases are easier on the healing requirements.

Mythic Tips

  • All PhasesMulti-Sided Strike Icon Multi-Sided Strike will target 15 players in your raid. In addition to more players needing to know the mechanic, it is also less forgiving, dealing substantially more damage.
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Opulence

We advise you to use the following talents against Opulence.

General Tips

  • Phase OneFlame Jet Icon Flame Jets need to be dodged. If Ruby Beam Icon Ruby Beam targets you it will need to be kited.

Healing Tips

  • Phase One — Plan your High Tide Icon High Tide charges and Cloudburst Totem Icon Cloudburst Totem for Pulse-quickening Toxin Icon Pulse-quickening Toxin rooms, letting players drop under 50% for the Quickened Pulse Icon Quickened Pulse buff, before quickly healing them up.
  • Phase One — Dispel Hex of Lethargy Icon Hex of Lethargy from players.
  • Phase One — Pick up either Amethyst of the Shadow King or Tailwind Sapphire from the Altar and heal as many different players as possible to give your raid high uptime on the Shadow-Touched Icon Shadow-Touched / Tailwinds Icon Tailwinds buffs.
  • Phase Two — All players should have the Shadow-Touched Icon Shadow-Touched debuff before their Thief's Bane Icon Thief's Bane debuff (applied when picking up a gem) expires. This debuff also needs to be applied before and during Wail of Greed Icon Wail of Greed casts. Use your cooldowns when this ability is cast.
  • Phase Two — Spot heal players with Liquid Gold Icon Liquid Gold.
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Conclave of the Chosen

We advise you to use the following talents against Conclave of the Chosen.

General Tips

Healing Tips

Mythic Tips

  • Bwonsamdi's Wrath Icon Bwonsamdi's Wrath will apply a permanent curse debuff to players that will make them immune to healing. Decurse it with Purify Spirit Icon Purify Spirit if the target is in dire need of healing, but be aware that this will only make it disappear for about 5 seconds, after which it will reappear on a new target not already affected by the curse.
  • Spirit Link Totem Icon Spirit Link Totem does NOT work on targets with Bwonsamdi's Wrath Icon Bwonsamdi's Wrath.
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King Rastakhan

We advise you to use the following talents against King Rastakhan.

General Tips

  • Stack during Meteor Leap Icon Meteor Leap.
  • If targeted by Seal of Purification Icon Seal of Purification, run away from the rest of the raid.
  • Dodge toads during Plague of Toads Icon Plague of Toads.
  • Avoid Plague of Fire Icon Plague of Fire by spreading more than 8 yards from other players.
  • If you are targeted by Death Rift Icon Death Rift drop them on the outside edges of the room.
  • Avoid Dread Reaping Icon Dread Reaping pools.
  • During Inevitable End Icon Inevitable End you will need to run away from the boss to avoid being pulled in.
  • Zombie Dust Totem Icon Zombie Dust Totem's mind control effect can and should be (temporarily) removed by casting Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem near the totem, such that it reaches anyone affected. Keep in mind that, if the totem takes too long to die, your allies will become mind controlled again when the totem expires.

Healing Tips

Mythic Tips

  • More targets will be hit by the Grievous Axe Icon Grievous Axe debuff. These targets will need quick healing past 90% health in order to remove the damage over time effect.
  • If it is your responsibility to heal the Death Realm players while they take Bwonsamdi to 50% health, keep in mind that you need to reset your Deathly Withering Icon Deathly Withering stacks regularly (about every 5 applications) to avoid sure death while afflicted by Caress of Death Icon Caress of Death. Spirit Link Totem Icon Spirit Link Totem does NOT work on targets affected by this debuff and anyone who dies will only be able to resurrect outside the Death Realm, which will likely cause further deaths inside, leading into a wipe.
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High Tinker Mekkatorque

We advise you to use the following talents against High Tinker Mekkatorque.

General Tips

  • Line of sight yourself from other players when you are debuffed with Gigavolt Charge Icon Gigavolt Charge.
  • Normal sized players can run over Shrunk Icon Shrunk players and Trample Icon Trample them. This will likely kill the Shrunk player. Players need to be careful to not run over one another.
  • When Shrunk Icon Shrunk, you can enter a Spark Bot. Players will need to enter a code only their allies can see.
  • In Heroic difficulty and above, only players inside Spark Bots can see the codes that need to be input by other allies who are also inside Spark Bots.

Healing Tips

Mythic Tips

  • Quickly dispel players affected by Discombobulation Icon Discombobulation.
  • Immediately call for a slow fall effect / priest grip if you are affected by Miscalculated Teleport Icon Miscalculated Teleport.
  • Gigavolt Radiation Zone Icon Gigavolt Radiation Zone will quickly reduce the space available for the raid to safely drop Gigavolt Charge Icon Gigavolt Charge debuffs.
  • Due to the increase in Spark Bot spawns / Shrunk players, as well as the reduction of the time available to input codes to 30 seconds, quick communication is key.
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Stormwall Blockade

We advise you to use the following talents against Stormwall Blockade.

General Tips

Healing Tips

  • Save cooldowns to counter the heavy raid damage that happens when an Energized Storm enemy dies in phase two and use them liberally in phase one.

Mythic Tips

  • Spread out during Phase 1 and try to drop Sea Swell Icon Sea Swell casts on the pools left by previous casts of this spell. Avoid Sea Storm Icon Sea Storm pools at all costs, as they deal significantly more damage and apply a stronger slowing effect.
  • In Phase 2, Sister Katherine and Brother Joseph will come back periodically and fill the room with Voltaic Flash Icon Voltaic Flash orbs / call Tempting Song Icon Tempting Song Sirens, respectively, which will be dealt with through smart positioning of the raid.
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Lady Jaina Proudmoore

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Jaina Proudmoore.

General Tips

Healing Tips

Mythic Tips

  • All Phases — Periodically, Gathering Blizzard Icon Gathering Blizzard will require your raid to be located within 10 yards of another player to prevent Freezing Blood Icon Freezing Blood. Players who receive this debuff will need to have one player move near them to clear the debuff. The number of players required to remove Freezing Blood will increase throughout the encounter; at 50 energy it requires 3 players, at 75 energy it requires 5, and at full energy all players will lose all visibility and line of sight to each other. This will require you to stack with your raid as much as possible, only moving out to drop specific abilities and returning quickly before your 6-second time limit is up.
  • First IntermissionIcebound Images adds will be present in the reduced vision area. These need to be killed very fast, as they will buff Jaina with Arctic Armor Icon Arctic Armor, making Howling Winds Icon Howling Winds uninterruptable. Make sure to use Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem to speed the raid past the ship and (from a different Shaman), again before splitting into groups.
  • Second Intermission — Jaina's Tide Elemental will split into smaller elementals upon death, which means you probably won't want to kill it at all. This means that you will have to deal with Heart of Frost Icon Heart of Frost throughout all of the phase. You should stand close enough to the raid to avoid being frozen by Gathering Blizzard Icon Gathering Blizzard, while not hitting anyone with Heart of Frost.
  • Phase Three — Drop Ancestral Protection Totem Icon Ancestral Protection Totem whenever a tank calls for it in order to reset their stacks through death; this occurs without creating an iceblock and Shatter Lancing the raid in the process.
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Changelog

  • 25 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 09 Apr. 2019: Added mention to Tremor Totem temporarily dispelling the Mind Control totem at Rastakhan.
  • 16 Mar. 2019: Changed the recommended talents for Jaina Mythic and added an explanation to the text.
  • 14 Mar. 2019: Removed mention of the Spouting Spirits and Ascendance combo, as it no longer works in Patch 8.1.5.
  • 02 Mar. 2019: Added new Jaina Mythic tips.
  • 07 Feb. 2019: Corrected some typos and updated tips for Stormwall Blockade and Jaina Mythic encounters.
  • 05 Feb. 2019: Tweaked some recommendations and added extra input based on live experience.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Added boss by boss guide for Restoration Shaman in Battle of Dazar'alor.
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