Retribution Paladin DPS Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Jul 30, 2022 at 00:04 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: Sepulcher of the First Ones. 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 Sepulcher of the First Ones 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.

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Talent Cheatsheet

Vigilant Guardian Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener Artificer Xy'mox Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle Prototype Pantheon Lihuvim, Principal Architect Lihuvim, Principal Architect Mythic Halondrus the Reclaimer Anduin Wrynn Lords of Dread Rygelon The Jailer

We advise to use the following talents on Vigilant Guardian.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Vigilant Guardian: Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum.

We advise to use the following talents on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'mox: Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum.

We advise to use the following talents on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict.

We advise to use the following talents on Prototype Pantheon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Prototype Pantheon: Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer.

We advise to use the following talents on Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict.

We advise to use the following talents on Lihuvim, Principal Architect Mythic.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lihuvim, Principal Architect Mythic: Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum.

We advise to use the following talents on Halondrus the Reclaimer.

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

We advise to use the following talents on Anduin Wrynn.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Anduin Wrynn: Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum.

We advise to use the following talents on Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lords of Dread: Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer.

We advise to use the following talents on Rygelon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Rygelon: Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum.

We advise to use the following talents on The Jailer.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Jailer.

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

We advise you to use the following talents against Vigilant Guardian.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Vigilant Guardian: Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum.

3.1.

Tips

You can use Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom to remove the Matter Dissolution Icon Matter Dissolution slow, while at the same time granting a speed buff while using the Echoing Blessings Icon Echoing Blessings Conduit.

For more information, please refer to our Vigilant Guardian guide.

4.

Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener

We advise you to use the following talents against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict.

4.1.

Tips

You can use Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield and Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection to immune Ravening Burrow Icon Ravening Burrow's knockback and damage while also increasing your uptime on the boss. Make sure to use it just in time, otherwise your immunity might run out before a tank arrives and you will die from aggro.

For more information, please refer to our Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener guide.

5.

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: Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum.

5.1.

Tips

Mythic only: If you are assigned to go to a more than a single outer platform, you should keep your Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield and Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance for the second time you go there, because the ticking damage ramps up over multiple platforms and does not decay. It will will allow you to kill the adds without worries. Right before this Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield on the second platform, you also can use Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice on one of your platform members who also went up to a previous platform to reduce the incoming damage as much as possible. Additionally, you can use Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection on another platform member for the damage reducing provided by Echoing Blessings Icon Echoing Blessings. Keep your Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands ready for this platform, in case someone's Health drops critically low.

6.

Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle

We advise you to use the following talents against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict.

For more information, please refer to our Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle guide.

7.

Prototype Pantheon

We advise you to use the following talents against Prototype Pantheon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Prototype Pantheon: Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer.

7.1.

Tips

Your Phase One damage will be very low if you do not get assigned to the Necrotic Ritualist closest to the bosses, because of how long our burst window lasts.

For more information, please refer to our Prototype Pantheon guide.

8.

Lihuvim, Principal Architect

We advise you to use the following talents against Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict.

We advise you to use the following talents against Mythic Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Mythic Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum.

For more information, please refer to our Lihuvim, Principal Architect guide.

9.

Halondrus the Reclaimer

We advise you to use the following talents against Halondrus the Reclaimer.

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

For more information, please refer to our Halondrus the Reclaimer guide.

10.

Anduin Wrynn

We advise you to use the following talents against Anduin Wrynn.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Anduin Wrynn: Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum.

For more information, please refer to our Anduin Wrynn guide.

11.

Lords of Dread

We advise you to use the following talents against Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lords of Dread: Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer.

11.1.

Tips

Always delay Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath for the Swarm of Decay Icon Swarm of Decay phases.

For more information, please refer to our Lords of Dread guide.

12.

Rygelon

We advise you to use the following talents against Rygelon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Rygelon: Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum.

For more information, please refer to our Rygelon guide.

13.

The Jailer

We advise you to use the following talents against The Jailer.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Jailer.

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

For more information, please refer to our The Jailer guide.

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Changelog

  • 30 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands season 4.
  • 11 May 2022: Updated Tips and Talents for various bosses.
  • 22 Mar. 2022: Updated for double Legendary Powers.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page added.
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