Sun King's Salvation Normal Encounter Journal

Last updated on Dec 09, 2020 at 01:04 by Damien 1 comment

Welcome to the Normal difficulty Encounter Journal for Sun King's Salvation in Castle Nathria.


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Kael'thas starts in a weakened state and needs assistance to bring him back to full strength. However, Sire Denathrius's forces continue to pour in, determined to stop your attempts at redeeming Kael'thas's soul.

Upon Kael'thas reaching 45% and 90% health, a Shade of Kael'thas manifests, suspending everyone's ability to heal Kael'thas. This Shade of Kael'thas enters the arena and engages the raid until it is defeated. Inflicting damage to the Shade of Kael'thas also heals Kael'thas himself.

Damage Dealers
  • Assist allies to mitigate damage taken from Ember Blast Icon Ember Blast.
  • Soul Infusers are susceptible to crowd control.
  • Move away from allies when targeted for Crimson Flurry Icon Crimson Flurry.
Shade of Kael'thas

A Shade of Kael'thas manifests upon Kael'thas reaching 45% and 90% health.

Reflection of Guilt Icon Reflection of Guilt

Kael'thas is bound to his Shade, absorbing all healing while the Shade of Kael'thas exists.

Smoldering Remnants Icon Smoldering Remnants

A pool of flames lingers, inflicting 5,818 Fire damage every 1 sec.

Ember Blast Icon Ember Blast, Blazing Surge Icon Blazing Surge and the Reborn Phoenixes's Smoldering Plumage Icon Smoldering Plumage leave this pool.

Fiery Strike Icon Fiery Strike

The Shade of Kael'thas lets loose a fiery blast, inflicting 4,657 Fire damage and applying Burning Remnants Icon Burning Remnants to all enemies in a 12 yard frontal cone.

Burning Remnants Icon Burning Remnants

Inflicts 1,397 Fire damage every 1 sec for 15 sec. This effect stacks.

Ember Blast Icon Ember Blast

The Shade of Kael'thas calls down a pillar of fire on a player, inflicting 58,212 Fire damage to all enemies within 6 yards of the impact point, split evenly between all enemies hit.

Warning On Normal difficulty and higher, this also applies 6 applications Lingering Embers Icon Lingering Embers, divided among all players hit.

Lingering Embers Icon Lingering Embers

Inflicts 1,164 Fire damage every 1 sec for 15 sec. This effect stacks. Applications are split between all players hit by Ember Blast Icon Ember Blast.

Blazing Surge Icon Blazing Surge

At 100 Energy, the Shade of Kael'thas releases a massive blast of fire, inflicting 11,642 Fire damage in a 40 yard frontal cone.

Reborn Phoenix
Smoldering Plumage Icon Smoldering Plumage

Burning plumage emits fire, inflicting 2,910 Fire damage to all enemies within 6 yards every 2.5 sec. Each pulse leaves behind Smoldering Remnants Icon Smoldering Remnants.

Phoenix Embers Icon Phoenix Embers

Upon reaching 0% health, the phoenix collapses into a pile of embers, gaining 5% of maximum health every 1 sec. The Phoenix Embers Icon Phoenix Embers reignite upon reaching 100% of maximum health, returning the Reborn Phoenix to the battle.


Ministers of Vice

As the fight progresses, Sire Denathrius's Ministers of Vice work to thwart the raid's attempts to save Kael'thas.

Rockbound Vanquisher
Vanquishing Strike Icon Vanquishing Strike

Slams the target inflicting 9,314 Physical damage and applying Vanquished Icon Vanquished. This effect stacks.

Vanquished Icon Vanquished

Inflicts 1,862 Physical every 1 sec for 20 sec. This effect stacks.

Concussive Smash Icon Concussive Smash

The Rockbound Vanquisher crashes down, inflicting 5,821 Physical damage to all players, granting the Rockbound Vanquisher an application of Reverberation Icon Reverberation.

Reverberation Icon Reverberation

Increases damage done by Concussive Smash Icon Concussive Smash by 25%. This effect stacks.

Bleakwing Assassin
Crimson Flurry Icon Crimson Flurry

The Bleakwing Assassin teleports to behind its marked players, inflicting 8,149 Physical to players within 8 yards and additionally bleeds targets for 1,629 Physical damage every 1 sec for 10 sec.

Return to Stone Icon Return to Stone

The Bleakwing Assassin turns to stone, healing for 100% of their maximum health after 8 sec.

Vile Occultist
Vulgar Brand Icon Vulgar Brand

Brands all enemies with a shadowy mark, inflicting 931 Shadow damage and increasing damage taken by 35% for 15 sec.

Carrying Essence Font Icon Carrying Essence Font

Vile Occultists carry leaking Essence Fonts, dropping them upon death. The Essence Font disintegrates when the Vile Occultists’ anima depletes.

Scornful Blast Icon Scornful Blast

Fires a bolt of dark energy at the player, inflicting 3,929 Shadow damage.

Door of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows

Moves through shadows, teleporting to a nearby location to avoid attackers.

Soul Infuser
Soul Infusion Icon Soul Infusion

Oppresses Kael'thas, inflicting 1% of Kael'thas' maximum health as Shadow damage every 4 sec. If the Shade of Kael'thas is present, Soul Infusers instead heal the Shade of Kael'thas for 1% of maximum health every 4 sec.

Pestering Fiend
Shattering Ruby Icon Shattering Ruby

Throws a brittle ruby at a random player, inflicting 1,513 Physical damage to players within 3 yards.Shattering Ruby Icon Shattering Ruby ignores school lockout and has no cooldown.


Infusing Essences

Soul Infusers, Vile Occultists, and Pride's Prison's Soul Pedestals offer adventurers advantages in restoring Kael'thas to full health.


Infuser's Orb

Soul Infuser leave behind an Infuser's Orb upon death. Interacting with the Infuser's Orb grants Infuser's Boon Icon Infuser's Boon.

Infuser's Boon Icon Infuser's Boon

Increases all healing done by 50% for 14 sec. This effect stacks.

Essence Font

Vile Occultists drop an Essence Font upon death. Dropped Essence Fonts cast Essence Overflow Icon Essence Overflow at full health.

Cracked Reservoir Icon Cracked Reservoir

This leaking Essence Font decays, losing health over time. The rate at which this decays increases over time, disintegrating upon reaching 0 health.

Essence Overflow Icon Essence Overflow

Heals Kael'thas for 1% of his maximum health.

Soul Pedestal

Players can interact with the Soul Pedestals to cast Soul Infusion Icon Soul Infusion on Kael'thas. Soul Pedestals don't activate when the Shade of Kael'thas is present.

Soul Infusion Icon Soul Infusion

Sacrifice health to heal Kael'thas, inflicting increasing maximum health damage every 3 sec for 15 sec. This weakens the caster, applying Drained Soul Icon Drained Soul.

Drained Soul Icon Drained Soul

Increases damage taken from Soul Infusion Icon Soul Infusion by 100% and prohibits interaction with Soul Pedestals for 120 sec. This effect stacks.

High Torturer Darithos
Greater Castigation Icon Greater Castigation

Channels dark energy into multiple players, inflicting 1,979 Shadow damage every 0.5 sec to players within 6 yards of each player.



  • 07 May 2020: Guide added.
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