Shadow Priest DPS The Eternal Palace Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2

Last updated on Jul 09, 2019 at 04:40 by Isentropy 29 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Shadow Priest 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 fighting Eternal Palace raid as a Shadow Priest. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for playing as a Shadow Priest.

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

For essences, The Crucible of Flame Icon The Crucible of Flame can also be a solid minor choice alongside the suggested minor essences. The Worldvein Resonance Icon Worldvein Resonance can be quite strong, so long as at least 4 of your allies also have this minor, particularly on fights where you can stack up for a good portion of the encounter.

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

Make sure to plan your movement and try to only move during Void Bolt Icon Void Bolt casts to maintain high uptime on the boss.

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

If you find yourself transitioning too quickly to get off two Voidform Icon Voidforms in a row (1st with Memory of Lucid Dreams Icon Memory of Lucid Dreams, 2nd with high Chorus of Insanity Icon Chorus of Insanity stacks), you can swap out Memory of Lucid Dreams as your Major Essence and use Condensed Life-Force Icon Condensed Life-Force instead. If you make this swap, you will also want to swap Memory of Lucid Dreams Icon Memory of Lucid Dreams into one of your Minor slots.

Shadow Crash Icon Shadow Crash can be used here, but targeting things is a bit more complex than usual. For this reason, Auspicious Spirits Icon Auspicious Spirits should be used.

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

You can use Mass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel to help your healers with Arcane Bomb. When you phase and the adds come out, you likely just want to double DoT the main large add with both Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch Icon Vampiric Touch, as the small ones should die quickly depending on your raid composition.

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

Since the Briny Bubbles are usually not stacked on the boss, you should use Auspicious Spirits Icon Auspicious Spirits for this encounter. You can use Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith on players that accidentally get shot up by Upsurge Icon Upsurge.

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

If your raid is not stacking the adds on this encounter, you should use the Auspicious Spirits Icon Auspicious Spirits talent instead of Shadow Crash Icon Shadow Crash. Try to time your Voidform Icon Voidform around the adds to get a large Voidform with Memory of Lucid Dreams Icon Memory of Lucid Dreams.

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

Make sure not to cast the same ability twice in a row. This should be quite doable as a Shadow Priest, just be careful about back to back Mind Flay Icon Mind Flays. If you find yourself in that type of situation, just use Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain or wait for your next Void Bolt Icon Void Bolt and then continue on with your rotation.

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

Since the adds are usually not stacked on the boss, you should use Auspicious Spirits Icon Auspicious Spirits for this encounter. Time your Memory of Lucid Dreams Icon Memory of Lucid Dreams usage around when you go into the Delirium realm, as the Haste increase will allow you to get even higher stacks and deal large boss damage.

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

Make sure to plan your movement and try to only move during Void Bolt Icon Void Bolt casts to maintain high uptime on the boss.

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

11. Changelog

  • 09 Jul. 2019: Guide added.
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