Shriekwing Strategy Guide for Castle Nathria

Last updated on Dec 04, 2020 at 17:59 by Zaxachi 1 comment

Shriekwing is the first boss of the Castle Nathria raid in the first patch of Shadowlands.

On this page, you will find the strategy guide video from Ready Check Pull, as well as their written strategy guide and the encounter journal from the game.


Ready Check Pull Video


Strategy Guide


Quick Version

During the Main Phase:

  • The tanks need to taunt swap after every Exsanguinating Bite Icon Exsanguinating Bite.
  • Run out of the raid if you get a red arrow on your head (Echolocation Icon Echolocation).
  • Dodge the randomly facing frontal in melee (Blind Swipe Icon Blind Swipe).
  • Line-of-sight the Earsplitting Shriek Icon Earsplitting Shriek casts using the pillars.
  • On Heroic, dodge the circles from the boss that bounce around the room (Echoing Screech Icon Echoing Screech).

During the Intermission:

  • Stay away from the boss as she walks around (Murder Prey Icon Murder Prey).
  • Dodge the circles that bounce around the room (Echoing Sonar Icon Echoing Sonar).
  • Line-of-sight the Earsplitting Shriek Icon Earsplitting Shriek casts using the pillars.

Full Guide

The Shriekwing encounter is a two phase fight that alternates between the main phase where you fight the boss directly, and a sort of intermission phase where you basically play hide-and-seek with her.

During the Main Phase:

  • Use Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism on the pull and bring the boss close to one of the pillars while everyone else positions behind the boss.
    • Keeping the boss close to a pillar makes it easier to quickly line-of-sight the Earsplitting Shriek Icon Earsplitting Shriek cast from the boss. Everyone should line-of-sight this cast together in the same spot, because it also spawns red pools at everyone's feet that damage anyone standing in them (Sanguine Ichor Icon Sanguine Ichor). When the cast finishes, everyone should immediately move out of the pools and back into position. You can use the same pillar for every shriek cast by either rotating the boss around the pillar or simply standing behind the previous pools.
  • The tanks need to taunt swap immediately after every Exsanguinating Bite Icon Exsanguinating Bite. It applies 10 stacks of a bleed that reduces healing taken per stack (Exsanguinated Icon Exsanguinated). The stacks fade quickly on their own, so each tank just has to survive the initial damage and they will be fine.
  • Shriekwing occasionally marks random players with a red arrow above their head (Echolocation Icon Echolocation). These players need to run away from the raid to avoid hitting anyone else with the AoE when the mark expires (Descent Icon Descent). This also leaves a red pool on the ground, so drop it away from the pillars.
  • Shriekwing also occasionally casts a short-range swipe in a random direction (Blind Swipe Icon Blind Swipe). Be ready to quickly dodge this if you are ever close to the boss.
  • On Heroic difficulty, Shriekwing occasionally shoots a bunch of circles out in a random direction that bounce around the room for a few seconds (Echoing Screech Icon Echoing Screech). These need to be dodged, because getting hit by one stuns you and then does AoE damage in a small circle and drops a red pool. If someone does get hit by one, everyone should immediately move out of the AoE circle.
  • There is also regular, unavoidable DoT damage throughout the phase to give you something to heal, but it is nothing major (Wave of Blood Icon Wave of Blood).
  • When Shriekwing's blood bar is full, she will start the intermission.
Earsplitting Shriek from Shriekwing Earsplitting Shriek

During the Intermission:

  • Shriekwing becomes untargetable, jumps to the middle of the room, and sends out a bunch of circles in random directions. Then she starts walking around the room randomly, instantly killing any player that gets too close to her (Murder Prey Icon Murder Prey). She also continues to cast Earsplitting Shriek Icon Earsplitting Shriek.
  • Everyone needs to stay away from the boss, while also dodging the circles and line-of-sighting her shriek casts with the pillars. The shriek still causes everyone to drop red pools at their feet, so it is probably easier to group up and move together in order to keep the pools from getting too messy.
  • When Shriekwing's blood bar is empty, she will become targetable again, clear all of the red pools in the room, and start the Main Phase again.

Encounter Journal

We have encounter journal pages for each of the four difficulties, which you can access by clicking the links below.


Class Advice for Shriekwing

For each class, we provide advice on how to tackle the Shriekwing encounter, complete with actual tips, but also recommendations for talents and Legendary Powers.



  • 04 Dec. 2020: Added visuals.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Added Ready Check Pull video.
  • 02 Nov. 2020: Added strategy section.
  • 07 May 2020: Guide added.
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