Restoration Shaman Healing The Eternal Palace Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2

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General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Restoration Shaman for each boss of the following raid: The Eternal Palace. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.

1. Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for healing Eternal Palace raid as a Restoration Shaman. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for healing as a Restoration Shaman.

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

Abyssal Commander Sivara Blackwater Behemoth Radiance of Azshara Lady Ashvane Orgozoa The Queen's Court Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha Queen Azshara

We advise to use the following talents on Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise to use the following essences on Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise to use the following talents on Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise to use the following essences on Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise to use the following talents on Radiance of Azshara.

We advise to use the following essences on Radiance of Azshara.

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Ashvane.

We advise to use the following essences on Lady Ashvane.

We advise to use the following talents on Orgozoa.

We advise to use the following essences on Orgozoa.

We advise to use the following talents on The Queen's Court.

We advise to use the following essences on The Queen's Court.

We advise to use the following talents on Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise to use the following essences on Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise to use the following talents on Queen Azshara.

We advise to use the following essences on Queen Azshara.

3. Abyssal Commander Sivara

We advise you to use the following talents against Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Abyssal Commander Sivara.

3.1. Tips

If you get targeted with Overflow Icon Overflow, run to the edges of the room to drop the pool that spawns when the debuff expires. You may want to use Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf if you have high stacks of Frost Mark Icon Frost Mark, and use Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift to survive through the damage on higher difficulties. You can also use Ancestral Protection Totem Icon Ancestral Protection Totem to guarantee a resurrection on someone who cannot immune their Overflow Icon Overflow debuff.

Soak Crushing Reverberation Icon Crushing Reverberation with your assigned group, if tanks are not soloing it, and be ready to quickly heal the damage from it with a timely Cloudburst Totem Icon Cloudburst Totem pop.

Overwhelming Barrage Icon Overwhelming Barrage is likely to cause high raid damage, from the bolts themselves and from the inevitable Unstable Mixture Icon Unstable Mixture explosions that ensue. Make sure to have healing cooldowns set ahead of time for this ability.

There are no significant changes to the fight for Restoration Shamans in Mythic difficulty.

For more information, please refer to our Abyssal Commander Sivara strategy guide.

4. Blackwater Behemoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise you to use the following essences against Blackwater Behemoth.

4.1. Tips

Darkest Depths Icon Darkest Depths reduces all healing by 100%, so make sure to track it on your raid frames so that you do not waste Mana healing debuffed players. Also, make sure to avoid positioning mistakes that will lead to your death through Gaze from Below Icon Gaze from Below / Bioelectric Feelers Icon Bioelectric Feelers.

In Mythic difficulty, Piercing Barb Icon Piercing Barb is often not worth soaking as a group, due to the danger of multiple people dying if Bioelectric Feelers Icon Bioelectric Feelers is activated due to the group's movement. What you can do, instead, is resurrecting its target with Ancestral Protection Totem Icon Ancestral Protection Totem if it is on a person who lacks immunities / strong defensives, or use Artifice of Time Icon Artifice of Time's major power, Standstill Icon Standstill to ensure the target survives.

For more information, please refer to our Blackwater Behemoth strategy guide.

5. Radiance of Azshara

We advise you to use the following talents against Radiance of Azshara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Radiance of Azshara.

5.1. Tips

Dispel Arcane Bomb Icon Arcane Bomb only when the player is in a place where the bomb will not hit anyone or clog the raid's way through the encounter area.

During Ancient Tempest Icon Ancient Tempest, make sure to be close to your raid group, as vision is reduced and you will not be able to heal or dispel anyone that is not close to you. You can use Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem to help the raid get past the intermission faster, minimizing the risk of deaths.

Use Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear to help interrupt the Stormling adds as they cast.

There are no significant changes to the fight for Restoration Shamans in Mythic difficulty.

For more information, please refer to our Radiance of Azshara strategy guide.

6. Lady Ashvane

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Ashvane.

We advise you to use the following essences against Lady Ashvane.

6.1. Tips

Rippling Wave Icon Rippling Wave will cause a large burst of damage to the raid whenever it is cast, no matter how well your group soaks it. Be prepared for this damage with healing cooldowns and Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal / Cloudburst Totem Icon Cloudburst Totem as required, and keep in mind that the damage grows as the encounter progresses, due to scaling with the amount of Coral Growth Icon Coral Growths area.

Stand between the boss and the Coral Growth Icon Coral Growths to help soak Rippling Wave Icon Rippling Wave bubbles before they heal the boss. During intermissions, if targeted by Arcing Azerite Icon Arcing Azerite, position yourself such that you will destroy as many Coral Growth Icon Coral Growths as possible. Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem can help your group get to far away corals quickly.

In Mythic difficulty, Empowered Rippling Wave Icon Empowered Rippling Wave has equivalent power to three Rippling Wave Icon Rippling Wave, and Waterlogged Icon Waterlogged lasts for the whole encounter, and is not reset upon death. To help deal with this mechanic, use Ancestral Protection Totem Icon Ancestral Protection Totem to resurrect your primary (tank-spec) soaker so that they can soak another wave once deadly amounts of stacks (15+) are reached.

Also, once the carapace is gone and you can damage the boss, Regenerative Coral Icon Regenerative Coral will limit the amount of Coral Growth Icon Coral Growths you want to destroy with each application of Arcing Azerite Icon Arcing Azerite to your group, as you might not have enough soakers, otherwise. Because the boss enrages after its carapace regenerates for the third time, you will want to contribute as much damage as possible while its health pool is vulnerable.

For more information, please refer to our Lady Ashvane strategy guide.

7. Orgozoa

We advise you to use the following talents against Orgozoa.

We advise you to use the following essences against Orgozoa.

7.1. Tips

Tanks will take massive damage in this fight, and are required to be topped up in order to soak Amniotic Splatter Icon Amniotic Splatter, which deals a massive amount of damage, even considering Desensitizing Sting Icon Desensitizing Sting's damage reduction.

Position yourself away from the rest of the raid if Arcing Current Icon Arcing Current is cast while you are affected by Incubation Fluid Icon Incubation Fluid, as this debuff will spread to people who are hit by its chain lightning effect. Raid healing will get progressively more intensive as more targets are affected by the debuff.

You can use Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem during the intermission to boost the raid's movement speed down the ramp.

For more information, please refer to our Orgozoa strategy guide.

8. The Queen's Court

We advise you to use the following talents against The Queen's Court.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Queen's Court.

8.1. Tips

Zealous Eruption Icon Zealous Eruption deals a huge amount of damage to anyone outside the bubble area around Silivaz, so make sure you are inside and focus healing into anyone who is forced to be outside, such as the tank who is on the other boss.

Potent Spark Icon Potent Sparks deal a large burst of damage to the raid when they die, and slowly lose health over time. This means you should be prepared to quickly heal the raid back to full whenever one detonates, so that no one will die from the next detonation. Beware of overlaps between detonations and Violent Outburst Icon Violent Outburst (Pashmar's maximum energy ability), as this can deal massive burst damage to the raid, requiring healing / damage reduction cooldowns, if deaths are to be avoided.

Obey or Suffer Icon Obey or Suffer causes Suffering Icon Suffering whenever a player is damaged, which cuts off all healing done to that player for 5 seconds. Make sure to track this on your raid frames, so that you do not waste Mana healing these targets, and so that you can queue up heals to hit as soon as the debuff drops.

For more information, please refer to our The Queen's Court strategy guide.

9. Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha

We advise you to use the following talents against Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise you to use the following essences against Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

9.1. Tips

Dread Icon Dread will be causing massive damage to the raid whenever it is dispelled, but the player is also running around in fear (quite possibly leading them to their death) which means it should be dispelled as fast as possible, but not instantly, as that will likely cause deaths due to the burst damage, so avoid using Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem just as the ability is coming out. Save healing cooldowns, Cloudburst Totem Icon Cloudburst Totem explosions and plenty of Mana to quickly heal through this burst damage between dispels.

Players inside the Delirium Realm Icon Delirium Realm cannot be healed, which means healers are of limited usefulness inside. Focus on keeping people in the other realm healthy instead, and on dispelling Shattered Psyche Icon Shattered Psyche from whoever dies inside the Delirium realm.

Meanwhile, players inside the Fear Realm Icon Fear Realm will take increasingly high damage from stacking Hysteria Icon Hysteria debuffs, requiring high healing towards the end of the phase.

For more information, please refer to our Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha strategy guide.

10. Queen Azshara

We advise you to use the following talents against Queen Azshara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Queen Azshara.

10.1. Tips

Drained Soul Icon Drained Soul will be applied to players whenever they grant / remove energy from the glowing circles on the ground (Wards), and is deadly when the debuffed players take damage from other sources. Make sure to track this debuff and keep these players very healthy all the time.

Once Azshara comes out personally, you will probably need to dispel the Arcane Burst debuffs on some players (who should only be in your line of sight to avoid needless raid damage) before the debuff runs out on the remaining players, as space can be limited for all debuffs to expire naturally.

Help interrupt the various Chain Lightning casts from the mini-bosses with your Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear and help the quick enforcement of Azshara's decrees with Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem.

In the final phase, Void Touched Icon Void Touched will cause tanks to be increasingly hard to heal, and Controlled Burst Icon Controlled Burst will deal significant raid damage, on top of causing the occasional System Shock Icon System Shock, which also needs to be outhealed. This makes this phase pretty hectic, as it will be a race against time as your group is slowly overwhelmed by the console mechanics.

For more information, please refer to our Queen Azshara strategy guide.

11. Changelog

  • 20 Jul. 2019: Added mythic boss tips for the first four bosses after killing them.
  • 07 Jul. 2019: Page added.
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