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

Last updated on Jan 28, 2020 at 00:30 by Seksixeny 28 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: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

1.

Introduction

As we get to experience the fights, this section will be updated with tips and advice. Some talent/essence recommendations may well change as well.

In this section, you will find information and guidance for each boss individually in Ny'alotha as a Restoration Shaman. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for any Restoration Shaman on each boss.

While it will generally not be listed below, the Worldvein Resonance essence is a great option on stacked fights where a lot of players are also using it, ensuring very high uptime. Make sure to consult your raid leader on how / when to use it.

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

Avoid standing in front of or behind the boss as he has both a dangerous breath and a tail attack.

Once Incineration debuffs go out on the group, expect big raid damage after 8 seconds and set up accordingly. This occurs every 50-55 seconds. Gale Blast also causes high raid damage when cast. Look out for the overlap of both mechanics around 2:30 into the fight, which is the preferential time to use Spirit Link Totem Icon Spirit Link Totem, followed by Healing Tide Totem Icon Healing Tide Totem.

Use Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem after Burning Cataclysm Icon Burning Cataclysm in order to get your raid back to DPSing Wrathion as soon as possible.

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, where raid damage will be spiking extremely hard, due to the damage reflection effect on the boss. Pay attention to players targeted by Drain Essence and dispel them only when they run out of the group.

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

Use your crowd control abilities: Earthgrab Totem Icon Earthgrab Totem, Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem and Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem all work on the illusions spawned by the boss.

Save your cooldowns for intermissions, which occur every 20% of Skitra's Health, especially for the end of them where damage on the raid ramps up dramatically.

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

Be ready to play your part in Void Ritual "football" match, as healers are the favored players to do it, due to caring less for the Voidwoken 99% damage reduction debuff inflicted upon participants.

Use Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem to help the raid quickly move into the safe zones when Torment is cast.

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

Echoing Void will need to be cooldowned through, especially if players do not spread properly.

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

Be ready to spot heal anyone who gets hit with Debilitating Spit, as they will be taking heavy damage over time.

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

Throes of Agony will inflict massive raid damage when cast, making it a perfect time to use healing cooldowns and big heals.

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

Make sure the tank is at full health before Shattered Resolve expires, as you will almost certainly need to use a healing cooldown, otherwise.

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is great to help your group avoid the Twilight Decimator breaths during Phase 2 of the fight.

You can use Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem to remove any fears caused by Heart of Darkness, just make sure to use it ahead of time if you think you will be feared yourself.

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

The final phase, starting at 40%, is a DPS and Healing race with massive damage. It could be good to adopt a Battle Shaman playstyle, conserving as much Mana as possible and focusing on DPS until this period, at which point you go all out with your Mana pool.

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

Use Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem to help your group quickly spread out for Cursed Blood, Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear to interrupt Pumping Blood, and Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem or Earthgrab Totem Icon Earthgrab Totem to control the adds, depending on your strategy.

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

Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem is great to increase your speed at getting through Phase 2. Gaze of Madness adds need to be killed quickly, as otherwise their damage (and sanity damage) inflicted will quickly go out of control.

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

Make sure to dispel the multiple debuffs present in this fight as quickly as possible, especially Corrupted Mind, which deals sanity damage if not dispelled in time.

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

15.

Changelog

  • 28 Jan. 2020: Updated the Essence recommendations.
  • 21 Jan. 2020: Guide added.
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