Subtlety Rogue DPS Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Dec 09, 2020 at 00:44 by Ashine 31 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Subtlety Rogue for each boss of the following raid: Castle Nathria. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.5.

1.

Introduction and Disclaimer

This section will be devoted to providing you with insight into fighting the bosses of Castle Nathria as a Subtlety Rogue. It is meant to give you advice on ideal Talent and Legendary Power choices for each encounter as well as offer tips that may help your specialization in particular. These will not be full encounter breakdowns, but rather a quick summary of tips and tricks for Subtlety Rogues.

Disclaimer: the information shown here is based upon raid testing from the Shadowlands Alpha and Beta. As certain bosses have changed over time, it is likely that parts of this page will receive further updates as progression begins in a live environment.

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 to use the following Legendaries on Shriekwing.

  1. Finality Icon Finality
  2. Akaari's Soul Fragment Icon Akaari's Soul Fragment

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Huntsman Altimor: Finality Icon Finality.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sun King's Salvation: Finality Icon Finality.

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

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

  1. Finality Icon Finality
  2. Akaari's Soul Fragment Icon Akaari's Soul Fragment

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Hungering Destroyer.

  1. Finality Icon Finality
  2. Akaari's Soul Fragment Icon Akaari's Soul Fragment

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lady Inerva Darkvein: Finality Icon Finality.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Council of Blood: Finality Icon Finality.

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sludgefist.

  1. Finality Icon Finality
  2. Akaari's Soul Fragment Icon Akaari's Soul Fragment
  3. Mark of the Master Assassin Icon Mark of the Master Assassin

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Stone Legion Generals: Finality Icon Finality.

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Sire Denathrius: Finality Icon Finality.

3.

Shriekwing

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Shriekwing.

  1. Finality Icon Finality
  2. Akaari's Soul Fragment Icon Akaari's Soul Fragment
3.1.

Tips

  • When the boss starts casting Earsplitting Shriek Icon Earsplitting Shriek make sure you are line of sighting behind the pillars around the room, preferably stacking in one spot with your whole raid.
  • Avoid the Sonar projectiles from Echoing Screech Icon Echoing Screech.
  • Move away from the raid if you get the Echolocation Icon Echolocation debuff, preferably to the edges of the room whenever possible, as it leaves a void zone after the debuff runs out.
  • During Phase Two, Blood Shroud Icon Blood Shroud, simply keep your distance to the boss as you will be instantly killed if you are within 12 yards of him.

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: Finality Icon Finality.

4.1.

Tips

  • You can use Blind Icon Blind and Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot to CC the Shades of Bargast Icon Shades of Bargast adds.
  • If you get debuffed with Petrifying Howl Icon Petrifying Howl when Hecutis is up, simply go to the edges of the room as it leaves a void zone after the debuff expires. You can also drop the debuff on top of existing ones with minimal damage taken if you use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows.

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 Legendary against Sun King's Salvation: Finality Icon Finality.

5.1.

Tips

  • When Shade of Kael'thas is up, do not stand in front of him as he has a cleave ability.
  • In Beta raid testing, you could immune the Ember Blast Icon Ember Blast with Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows.
  • Interrupt the Vile Occultists cast Vulgar Brand Icon Vulgar Brand.

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 Legendaries against Artificer Xy'Mox.

  1. Finality Icon Finality
  2. Akaari's Soul Fragment Icon Akaari's Soul Fragment
6.1.

Tips

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 Legendaries against Hungering Destroyer.

  1. Finality Icon Finality
  2. Akaari's Soul Fragment Icon Akaari's Soul Fragment
7.1.

Tips

  • Spread out when debuffed with Expunge Icon Expunge.
  • Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows prevents damage taken from Consume, meaning that as long as the cast has less than 5 seconds left, you can use Cloak of Shadows and go back to DPSing him.

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 Legendary against Lady Inerva Darkvein: Finality Icon Finality.

8.1.

Tips

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 Legendary against The Council of Blood: Finality Icon Finality.

9.1.

Tips

  • Interrupt Baroness Frieda's Dreadbolt Volley Icon Dreadbolt Volley.
  • Focus down Dutiful Attendants and Begrudging Waiters instantly when they spawn.
  • Avoid Evasive Lunge Icon Evasive Lunge in case the tank mis-positions the ability.
  • Move to your partner when debuffed with Dark Recital Icon Dark Recital and keep moving with them.

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 Legendaries against Sludgefist.

  1. Finality Icon Finality
  2. Akaari's Soul Fragment Icon Akaari's Soul Fragment
  3. Mark of the Master Assassin Icon Mark of the Master Assassin
10.1.

Tips

  • Make sure to have your DPS cooldowns such as Shadow Blades Icon Shadow Blades ready when the boss gets stunned and has the Destructive Impact Icon Destructive Impact debuff. This occurs roughly every minute in the encounter.
  • Do not run on top of the tanks to avoid getting clipped by Giant Fists Icon Giant Fists.
  • Stay with your Chain Link Icon Chain Link partner at all times.

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: Finality Icon Finality.

11.1.

Tips

  • Drop your Bleed stacks with Crystalline Burst Icon Crystalline Burst whenever needed.
  • If you are targeted by Reverberating Eruption Icon Reverberating Eruption, simply move away from others. During this mechanic, if you are not targeted, make sure to soak the puddles to prevent Echoing Blast Icon Echoing Blast.
  • Roughly every minute in the encounter a Stone Legion Goliath will spawn. Make sure to burst them down after they reach 20% Health, as they will start channeling Soultaint Effigy Icon Soultaint Effigy, reducing the whole raid's healing taken.
  • Subtlety Rogues are quite mobile with Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep and Sprint Icon Sprint, which makes it quite easy to deliver Anima Orbs to Prince Renathal.
  • Avoid Cluster Bombardment Icon Cluster Bombardment on the ground. If you are about to get clipped by one, you can use Feint Icon Feint and Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to reduce damage taken.

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 Legendary against Sire Denathrius: Finality Icon Finality.

12.1.

Tips

  • After the boss finishes casting Blood Price Icon Blood Price, instantly Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep for maximum uptime.
  • In Phase Two, you can Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep or Vanish Icon Vanish, and Shadowstrike Icon Shadowstrike onto Crimson Cabalists if needed. Just make sure you have another stack of Shadowstep ready to get back to the main platform.
  • If you get the Fatal Finesse Icon Fatal Finesse debuff, spread out slightly. You can use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to soak the puddle it leaves behind without taking any damage.

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

13.

Changelog

  • 09 Dec. 2020: Small update to recommended talents on few bosses.
  • 07 Dec. 2020: Page updated with tips for release of Castle Nathria.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
Show more
Show less