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Unholy Death Knight DPS Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on May 24, 2020 at 15:04 by Abyssalwave 41 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Unholy Death Knight for each boss of the following raid: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

1.

Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for Unholy Death Knights on each boss individually in the Ny'alotha. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for doing the bosses as a Unholy Death Knight.

2.

Essences

2.1.

Major Essence

Vision of Perfection Icon Vision of Perfection — Use this essence as long as you have 2 or more Magus of the Dead Icon Magus of the Dead traits (be sure to also simulate the Major Essence choices to be sure if this is the correct choice). The reason this essence is so good with Magus of the Dead is because of the synergy of the Vision Major proccing your Apocalypse (although with only 2 ghouls) along with as many Magus of the Dead mages as how many traits you have. This Essence also lines up Unholy Frenzy Icon Unholy Frenzy and Apocalypse Icon Apocalypse very nicely with the Minor trait. If you do not have enough Magus of the Dead traits then try using Blood of the Enemy Icon Blood of the Enemy.

2.2.

Minor Essences

Memory of Lucid Dreams Icon Memory of Lucid Dreams — Provides you with a significant increase in resources which make it a very strong choice. Also provides you with Versatility every time it refunds a Rune which is very strong on progression fights.

Breath of the Dying Icon Breath of the Dying — This is a new essence in Patch 8.3 that passively gives you Corruption resistance, making it a very strong choice allowing you to have more Corruption on your gear. The minor also procs Fire damage on the target that also act as an execute effect.

Essence of the Focusing Iris Icon Essence of the Focusing Iris — This gives you a stacking Haste buff as long as you keep attacking the same target. This is a very simple essence that does lose some of its value in fights that require a lot of target swapping.

3.

Talent Cheatsheet

Wrathion, the Black Emperor Maut The Prophet Skitra Dark Inquisitor Xanesh The Hivemind Shad'har the Insatiable Drest'agath Vexiona Ra-den the Despoiled Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn Carapace of N'Zoth N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise to use the following talents on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following talents on Maut.

We advise to use the following talents on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following talents on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following talents on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following talents on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following talents on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following talents on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following talents on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following talents on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following talents on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following talents on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

4.

Wrathion, the Black Emperor

We advise you to use the following talents against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

4.1.

Tips

Make sure to stand to the side of Wrathion to avoid Tail Swipe Icon Tail Swipe and Searing Breath Icon Searing Breath.

For more information, please refer to our Wrathion, the Black Emperor guide.

5.

Maut

We advise you to use the following talents against Maut.

5.1.

Tips

Depending on your group's strategy, you may want to save your major cooldown (Army of the Dead Icon Army of the Dead) for the Obsidian Shatter Icon Obsidian Shatter. Coordinate this with your group because you may save Bloodlust/Heroism for this push.

For more information, please refer to our Maut guide.

6.

The Prophet Skitra

We advise you to use the following talents against The Prophet Skitra.

6.1.

Tips

Anti-Magic Shell can help prevent some of the damage from the Psychic Shredder add. You can Outbreak multiple adds during the Illusory Phase to generate Runic Power while your group is finding out where Skitra is.

For more information, please refer to our The Prophet Skitra guide.

7.

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh

We advise you to use the following talents against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

7.1.

Tips

Use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance or Wraith Walk Icon Wraith Walk to quickly move out of Torment Icon Torment zones if you are struggling to move out quickly enough. Try to save Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance and Wraith Walk Icon Wraith Walk for the Void Orb Icon Void Orb mechanic, as these movement speed abilities can save you in a pinch.

For more information, please refer to our Dark Inquisitor Xanesh guide.

8.

The Hivemind

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

8.1.

Tips

Whenever there are 3+ targets that are affected by your Virulent Plague Icon Virulent Plague, make sure to use Epidemic Icon Epidemic instead of Death Coil Icon Death Coil.

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

9.

Shad'har the Insatiable

We advise you to use the following talents against Shad'har the Insatiable.

9.1.

Tips

You can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell when afflicted with Debilitating Spit Icon Debilitating Spit in order to gain Runic Power and help prevent some of the damage.

For more information, please refer to our Shad'har the Insatiable guide.

10.

Drest'agath

We advise you to use the following talents against Drest'agath.

10.1.

Tips

Tips will come to this section once the raid is out!

For more information, please refer to our Drest'agath guide.

11.

Vexiona

We advise you to use the following talents against Vexiona.

11.1.

Tips

Make sure to use your Mind Freeze Icon Mind Freeze on the Cultists to interrupt their casts. Save your AoE burst for the Cultists as well (Epidemic Icon Epidemic and Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay).

For more information, please refer to our Vexiona guide.

12.

Ra-den the Despoiled

We advise you to use the following talents against Ra-den the Despoiled.

12.1.

Tips

Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell when afflicted with Charged Bonds Icon Charged Bonds if you are low on health.

For more information, please refer to our Ra-den the Despoiled guide.

13.

Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn

We advise you to use the following talents against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

13.1.

Tips

You may want to save your major DPS cooldowns for Phase Two to burst down the Organ of Corruption. Organize this with your groups before the fight.

For more information, please refer to our Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn guide.

14.

Carapace of N'Zoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Carapace of N'Zoth.

14.1.

Tips

Make sure to interrupt any players who have becomes Servants of N'Zoth. Do not use Anti-Magic Shell before the Madness Bombs go on people, this will cause the bomb to immediately go off.

For more information, please refer to our Carapace of N'Zoth guide.

15.

N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise you to use the following talents against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

15.1.

Tips

Make sure to interrupt any players who have becomes Servants of N'Zoth. If you are low on Sanity, use your extra action button to channel your Heart of Azeroth to restore Sanity.

For more information, please refer to our N'Zoth the Corruptor guide.

16.

Changelog

  • 24 May 2020: Added some more Boss tips.
  • 22 Jan. 2020: Added a section for recommended Essence
  • 21 Jan. 2020: Guide added.
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