Unholy Death Knight DPS Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Jul 31, 2022 at 17:02 by Bicepspump 51 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: Sepulcher of the First Ones. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

1.

Introduction

During Shadowlands Season 4, Castle Nathria, Sanctum of Domination, and Sepulcher of the First Ones will each spend time being featured as a Fated Raid. During these times encounters within the specific raid will include an additional mechanic and items will drop at increased item levels. If you would like to learn more general information about the Fated Raids system as a whole, please see our overview below. Otherwise, continue to use this page for specialization-specific tips.

On this page, you will find Unholy Death Knight-specific information to deal with each boss in the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Unholy Death Knight and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

Generally, the choices we make for each boss are whether or not to pick up Clawing Shadows Icon Clawing Shadows in the first talent row and if we want to run Frenzied Monstrosity Icon Frenzied Monstrosity instead of Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil as our Legendary.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

Vigilant Guardian Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener Artificer Xy'mox Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle Prototype Pantheon Lihuvim, Principal Architect Halondrus the Reclaimer Anduin Wrynn Lords of Dread Rygelon The Jailer

We advise to use the following talents on Vigilant Guardian.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Vigilant Guardian: Frenzied Monstrosity Icon Frenzied Monstrosity.

We advise to use the following talents on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'mox: Frenzied Monstrosity Icon Frenzied Monstrosity.

We advise to use the following talents on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil.

We advise to use the following talents on Prototype Pantheon.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Prototype Pantheon.

  1. Frenzied Monstrosity Icon Frenzied Monstrosity
  2. Death's Certainty Icon Death's Certainty

We advise to use the following talents on Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

  1. Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil
  2. Frenzied Monstrosity Icon Frenzied Monstrosity

We advise to use the following talents on Halondrus the Reclaimer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Halondrus the Reclaimer: Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil.

We advise to use the following talents on Anduin Wrynn.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Anduin Wrynn.

  1. Frenzied Monstrosity Icon Frenzied Monstrosity
  2. Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil

We advise to use the following talents on Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lords of Dread: Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil.

We advise to use the following talents on Rygelon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Rygelon: Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil.

We advise to use the following talents on The Jailer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Jailer: Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil.

3.

Vigilant Guardian

We advise you to use the following talents against Vigilant Guardian.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Vigilant Guardian: Frenzied Monstrosity Icon Frenzied Monstrosity.

Recommended Covenant: Necrolord

3.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Vigilant Guardian guide.

4.

Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener

We advise you to use the following talents against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil.

Recommended Covenant: Necrolord

4.1.

Tips

  • You can use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance when the boss burrows towards you to avoid the knockback. Do be careful so the boss does not immediately melee you!

For more information, please refer to our Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener guide.

5.

Artificer Xy'Mox

We advise you to use the following talents against Artificer Xy'mox.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Artificer Xy'mox: Frenzied Monstrosity Icon Frenzied Monstrosity.

Recommended Covenant: Necrolord

5.1.

Tips

  • Save Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb for the intermission to help group up all the adds that spawn.
  • Use Death Grip Icon Death Grip to help group up adds.
  • You can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell and run over the halo without taking any damage. Do this to increase your boss uptime! This also prevents your pet from respawning when you take the teleport.
  • Use Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone on your raid when the tank debuff expires.
6.

Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle

We advise you to use the following talents against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil.

Recommended Covenant: Necrolord

6.1.

Tips

  • You can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell and run across the halo without receiving the debuff. This trivializes the mechanic and enables higher boss uptime for you!
  • Use Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone when the boss channels and your raid takes heavy ticking damage.
  • Make sure to leverage Soul Reaper Icon Soul Reaper on the adds that spawn, it is a big DPS boost!

For more information, please refer to our Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle guide.

7.

Prototype Pantheon

We advise you to use the following talents against Prototype Pantheon.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Prototype Pantheon.

  1. Frenzied Monstrosity Icon Frenzied Monstrosity
  2. Death's Certainty Icon Death's Certainty

Recommended Covenant: Necrolord or Night Fae

7.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our PrototypePantheon guide.

8.

Lihuvim, Principal Architect

We advise you to use the following talents against Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

  1. Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil
  2. Frenzied Monstrosity Icon Frenzied Monstrosity

Recommended Covenant: Necrolord

8.1.

Tips

  • Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance negates the pushback from Cosmic Shift Icon Cosmic Shift.
  • Controlling your pet on this fight is very important. Make sure to leverage petmove, petfollow and petattack to properly move your pet in the huge fighting arena.
  • Use Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb when the adds spawn after the intermission to help group them up.

For more information, please refer to our Lihuvim, Principal Architect guide.

9.

Halondrus the Reclaimer

We advise you to use the following talents against Halondrus the Reclaimer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Halondrus the Reclaimer: Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil.

Recommended Covenant: Necrolord

9.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Halondrus the Reclaimer guide.

10.

Anduin Wrynn

We advise you to use the following talents against Anduin Wrynn.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Anduin Wrynn.

  1. Frenzied Monstrosity Icon Frenzied Monstrosity
  2. Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil

Recommended Covenant: Necrolord

10.1.

Tips

  • Make sure to fully leverage your Epidemic Icon Epidemic in the Fallen King phase!
  • Use your Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb and Death Grip Icon Death Grip in the first Kingsmourne phase to help group the adds!
  • Save your Army of the Dead Icon Army of the Dead for the Fallen King phase to take advantage of the damage increase you get then!
  • Make sure to leverage Soul Reaper Icon Soul Reaper on the small adds in the Fallen King phase, to keep as much uptime on the Harvest Time Icon Unholy DK 4-Piece bonus as possible!

For more information, please refer to our Anduin Wrynn guide.

11.

Lords of Dread

We advise you to use the following talents against Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lords of Dread: Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil.

Recommended Covenant: Necrolord

11.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Lords of Dread guide.

12.

Rygelon

We advise you to use the following talents against Rygelon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Rygelon: Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil.

Recommended Covenant: Necrolord

12.1.

Tips

  • Leverage Soul Reaper Icon Soul Reaper on the Quasars as much as possible. If done properly, you can reach up to 70% uptime on the Harvest Time Icon Unholy DK 4-Piece bonus!
  • Use Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb on pull and then cancel it as soon as the first Quasars spawn (/cancelaura Abomination Limb). Use it in the intermission phases after this point!

For more information, please refer to our Rygelon guide.

13.

The Jailer

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Jailer: Deadliest Coil Icon Deadliest Coil.

Recommended Covenant: Necrolord

13.1.

Tips

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

14.

Changelog

  • 31 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands season 4.
  • 29 Jun. 2022: Updated tips, talents, and legendary recommendations for all bosses.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page added.
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