Retribution Paladin DPS Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Jul 30, 2022 at 00:05 by Urthearso 40 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: Castle Nathria. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Retribution-Paladin-specific information to deal with each boss in the Castle Nathria 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 Retribution Paladins and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

During Shadowlands Season 4, Castle Nathria, Sanctum of Domination, and Sepulcher of the First Ones will each spend time being featured as a Fated Raid. During these times encounters within the specific raid will include an additional mechanic and items will drop at increased item levels. If you would like to learn more general information about the Fated Raids system as a whole, please see our overview below. Otherwise, continue to use this page for specialization-specific tips.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

Shriekwing Huntsman Altimor Sun King's Salvation Artificer Xy'Mox Hungering Destroyer Lady Inerva Darkvein The Council of Blood Sludgefist Stone Legion Generals Sire Denathrius

We advise to use the following talents on Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Shriekwing: Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict.

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Huntsman Altimor: Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer.

We advise to use the following talents on Sun King's Salvation.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sun King's Salvation.

  1. Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer
  2. Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum

We advise to use the following talents on Artificer Xy'Mox.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'Mox: Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict.

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Hungering Destroyer: Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict.

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Inerva Darkvein.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Lady Inerva Darkvein.

  1. Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict
  2. Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum

We advise to use the following talents on The Council of Blood.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Council of Blood.

  1. Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict
  2. Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sludgefist: Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict.

We advise to use the following talents on Stone Legion Generals.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Stone Legion Generals: Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer.

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sire Denathrius.

  1. Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict
  2. Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum
3.

Shriekwing

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Shriekwing: Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict.

3.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Shriekwing guide.

4.

Huntsman Altimor

We advise you to use the following talents against Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Huntsman Altimor: Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer.

4.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Huntsman Altimor guide.

5.

Sun King's Salvation

We advise you to use the following talents against Sun King's Salvation.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Sun King's Salvation.

  1. Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer
  2. Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum
5.1.

Tips

  • Use Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection on yourself before using damage cooldowns to burst a big add group that just spawned if the tanks have not yet had time to aggro them.
  • Mythic: Save your cooldowns to nuke the Cloak of Flames Icon Cloak of Flames absorb shields.
  • Mythic: If your raid lacks healing throughput for the healing checks, you can use Healing Hands Icon Healing Hands and spam Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory on the boss. Retribution is the best DPS off-healer for this fight if it really wants to be during the healing phases.

For more information, please refer to our Sun King's Salvation guide.

6.

Artificer Xy'Mox

We advise you to use the following talents against Artificer Xy'Mox.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Artificer Xy'Mox: Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict.

6.1.

Tips

  • You can use Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice on allies affected by Withering Touch Icon Withering Touch, preferably on those who also need to use the Dimensional Tear Icon Dimensional Tears with the debuff to help them while they are no longer in the range of the healers.
  • You should keep Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance as a defensive tool in case you get targeted by Withering Touch Icon Withering Touch.
  • Mythic: Always be cautious and wait some seconds to see if you have to kite the next ghost or place the next portal or not before using big damage cooldowns.
  • Mythic: You can use Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield to get out of Stasis Trap Icon Stasis Traps. During Divine Shield you also can soak all of the other Stasis Traps. If the traps are placed far from each other, you can use Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed to help clear them all.

For more information, please refer to our Artificer Xy'Mox guide.

7.

Hungering Destroyer

We advise you to use the following talents against Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Hungering Destroyer: Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict.

7.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Hungering Destroyer guide.

8.

Lady Inerva Darkvein

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Inerva Darkvein.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Lady Inerva Darkvein.

  1. Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict
  2. Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum
8.1.

Tips

  • Depending on how you and your allies need to move for the Shared Suffering Icon Shared Suffering, you can use Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed to get to your position quickly if you are late or use it to come back to the boss quickly if you could get to your position in time without it.
  • Mythic: You can use Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom to remove the Rooted in Anima Icon Rooted in Anima debuff caused by Concentrated Anima Icon Concentrated Anima, so that player can position themselves properly before the adds spawn.

For more information, please refer to our Lady Inerva Darkvein guide.

9.

The Council of Blood

We advise you to use the following talents against The Council of Blood.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Council of Blood.

  1. Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict
  2. Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum
9.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our The Council of Blood guide.

10.

Sludgefist

We advise you to use the following talents against Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Sludgefist: Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict.

10.1.

Tips

  • Make use of the 12-second 100% damage taken debuff after he charges into a pillar. Keep your damage cooldowns for these nuke phases.
  • Mythic: If your raid is planning to sacrifice players for Chain Slam Icon Chain Slam casts, you can use Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection on the partner of the targeted player to keep them alive while they break their partner's chain for the sacrifice.

For more information, please refer to our Sludgefist guide.

11.

Stone Legion Generals

We advise you to use the following talents against Stone Legion Generals.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Stone Legion Generals: Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer.

11.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Stone Legion Generals guide.

12.

Sire Denathrius

We advise you to use the following talents against Sire Denathrius.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Sire Denathrius.

  1. Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict
  2. Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum
12.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Sire Denathrius guide.

13.

Changelog

  • 30 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands season 4.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated Legendary Power recommendations.
  • 04 Mar. 2021: All boss talents updated for Seraphim update & added more boss tips.
  • 18 Dec. 2020: Added Mythic Shriekwing + Altimor tips and talents.
  • 07 Dec. 2020: Updated for Castle Nathria Normal/Heroic opening.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
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