Retribution Paladin DPS Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Bolas 56 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Retribution Paladin for each boss of the following raid: Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

1.

Introduction

Below, you can find class and spec-specific advice for every fight in Aberrus. If you are looking for a general overview of the Raid that is not spec-specific, check out our dedicated Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible guides.

This page contains talent builds and information specific to Retribution Paladin. The information here assumes that you have a general understanding of how the basic mechanics in the raid work, so if you are not fully clear about any mechanical aspects, see the guide above.

Here, you can find information about the best talents to use for each encounter in Aberrus, as well as information on how to best deal with the various mechanics on each boss. The information here is focused on helping your progression, which is not always the same thing as doing the highest damage for the encounter. Strategies that aim to do more damage at the cost of making the encounter more difficult to kill are outside of the scope of this page.

2.

Retribution Paladin Talents for Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Retribution uses largely the same single-target build for most of the raid, with only occasional talent changes. This is the build you should use for most bosses, and that will serve as a foundation for all encounters:

3.

Kazzara, the Hellforged

3.1.

Talents

Use the single-target build linked above.

3.2.

Tips

  • Use Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance and Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection just before Hellsteel Carnage Icon Hellsteel Carnage.
  • Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed is useful to drop Dread Rift Icon Dread Rift outside of the raid and to kite Rays of Anguish Icon Rays of Anguish over them if targeted. It is also useful if you need to move for Wings of Extinction Icon Wings of Extinction if it knocks you or will knock you into a damaging ground effect.

For more information, please refer to our Kazzara guide.

4.

The Amalgamation Chamber

4.1.

Talents

Use the single-target build linked above. While you can fight the bosses together for a short time at the very beginning of the encounter, it is not long enough to be worth making any talent changes for.

4.2.

Tips

  • Use Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance and Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection when soaking Fiery Meteor Icon Fiery Meteor, Molten Eruption Icon Molten Eruption, Gloom Conflagration Icon Gloom Conflagration, and Convergent Eruption Icon Convergent Eruption.

For more information, please refer to our Amalgamation Chamber guide.

5.

The Forgotten Experiments

5.1.

Talents

For Normal or Heroic, use the single-target build linked above. For Mythic, use the following builds:

  • Auto-Attack: BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAiWp0KJtSjolDkkSSAAAAAAARQSCBSCRKRIJkSKJECCJiShGAA
  • Zero Downtime: BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAiWp0KJtSjolDkkSSAAAAAAARQSCBSCRKRIJkSKJECCJiSjGAA

You will also want access to Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection as well for all difficulties.

5.2.

Tips

  • You can use Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection to remove the DoT component of Rending Charge Icon Rending Charge from other players, and Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield to remove it from yourself.
  • Use Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance and Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection when you have high stacks of Unstable Essence Icon Unstable Essence.

For more information, please refer to our Forgotten Experiments guide.

6.

Assault of the Zaqali

6.1.

Talents

Unless your group is tunneling the boss, you will want some AoE talents for the waves of adds. You should generally use a build that still focuses mainly on single-target as recommended here, but full AoE builds can do more overall damage:

  • Auto-Attack: BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAiWp0KJtSjoFJpkEAAAAAAQEkkQgEEpEhkQKpkoFJIkIKFaAA
  • Zero Downtime: BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAiWp0KJtSjoFJpkEAAAAAAQEkkQgEEpEhkQKploFJiQiogGAA
6.2.

Tips

  • Use Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance and Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection for your assigned Catastrophic Slam Icon Catastrophic Slam soak.
  • Make sure to spread for the secondary part of Flaming Cudgel Icon Flaming Cudgel. You can stand a little further away from the boss than other melee DPS if necessary since most of your abilities have a longer range.

For more information, please refer to our Assault of the Zaqali guide.

7.

Rashok, the Elder

7.1.

Talents

Use the single-target build linked above.

7.2.

Tips

  • Use Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed to drop Searing Slam Icon Searing Slam out of the raid, making sure to not overlap it with previous drops.
  • Use Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance and Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection during Searing Slam Icon Searing Slam or Charged Smash Icon Charged Smash.

For more information, please refer to our Rashok the Elder guide.

8.

The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn

8.1.

Talents

Use the single-target build linked above.

8.2.

Tips

  • Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection and Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield can be used to immune the damage from Shrapnel Bomb Icon Shrapnel Bomb.
  • Be careful of the where you will be knocked by Blast Wave Icon Blast Wave, as you have no way to deal with them other than simply running. Use Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed to move for these if necessary, or otherwise for Tactical Destruction Icon Tactical Destruction.
  • Kick the golems from Animate Golems Icon Animate Golems with Rebuke Icon Rebuke and focus them down.
  • Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance and Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection can be used as necessary for any overlaps of Blast Wave Icon Blast Wave, Unstable Embers Icon Unstable Embers, and Dragonfire Traps Icon Dragonfire Traps.

For more information, please refer to our Zskarn guide.

9.

Magmorax

9.1.

Talents

Use the single-target build linked above.

9.2.

Tips

  • You can use Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection and Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield to prevent the knockback from Overpowering Stomp Icon Overpowering Stomp.
  • Use Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance and Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection when targeted by Molten Spittle Icon Molten Spittle or soaking Lava Ejection Icon Lava Ejection.

For more information, please refer to our Magmorax guide.

10.

Echo of Neltharion

10.1.

Talents

Use the single-target build linked above. Although there are additional targets in some phases, they are either targets that need to be focused as a priority or ones that will simply die to passive cleave from the rest of the raid.

10.2.

Tips

  • You can use Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice on other players targeted by Volcanic Heart Icon Volcanic Heart.
  • Use Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance and Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection during Umbral Annihilation Icon Umbral Annihilation.
  • Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield will let you survive Ebon Destruction Icon Ebon Destruction while also removing all prior stacks, so you may want to save it for the second or third cast.
  • Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection can remove the debuff from Calamitous Strike Icon Calamitous Strike from your tank, but make sure they are aware you are planning on casting it.

For more information, please refer to our Neltharion guide.

11.

Scalecommander Sarkareth

11.1.

Talents

Use the single-target build linked above. Although there are additional targets in some phases, they are either targets that need to be focused as a priority or ones that will simply die to passive cleave from the rest of the raid.

11.2.

Tips

  • You need to clear your Oppressing Howl Icon Oppressing Howl debuff by being hit by Mass Disintegrate Icon Mass Disintegrate or Searing Breath Icon Searing Breath. Use Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance and Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection to help survive this.
  • Interrupt Empty Recollection casts with Rebuke Icon Rebuke.
  • If you get targeted by Embrace of Nothingness Icon Embrace of Nothingness, you can use Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield to soak it alone.

For more information, please refer to our Scalecommander Sarkareth guide.

12.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 22 Aug. 2023: Updated tips and recommended builds.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 24 May 2023: Updated encounter talents and tips.
  • 09 May 2023: Page added.
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