Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Feb 05, 2019 at 17:05 by Munkky 42 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Vengeance Demon Hunter for each boss of the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.

1. Introduction

In this section you will find information and guidance for tanking each boss individually in the Battle of Dazar'alor raid as a Vengeance Demon Hunter.

2. Talent Cheatsheet for Vengeance Demon Hunter

Champion of the Light Grong Jadefire Masters Opulence Conclave of the Chosen King Rastakhan High Tinker Mekkatorque Stormwall Blockade Lady Jaina Proudmoore

3. Champion of the Light

3.1. Talents

3.2. Tips

The tank swap mechanic on this encounter is Sacred Blade Icon Sacred Blade, although you may not want to do a full tank swap, in order to keep the boss and adds separated as much as possible. Instead, you can use her long casts to move out of range and let your debuff fall off while she finishes casting and runs to you. You can also have the add tank briefly taunt the boss long enough for the debuff time out and then have the boss tank taunt back.

4. Grong

4.1. Talents

4.2. Tips

The tank swap mechanic on this encounter is Grong's 4-attack combo. The combo is a random sequence of either Bestial Smash Icon Bestial Smash or Rending Bite Icon Rending Bite.

During the combo, you should taunt swap in order to prevent one player from taking two Bestial Smash Icon Bestial Smash hits in the same combo. Secondarily, you should try and taunt swap so that each tank receives an equal number of Rending Bite Icon Rending Bite hits.

5. Jadefire Masters

5.1. Talents

5.2. Tips

There are two tank swap mechanics on this encounter. The first is Multi-Sided Strike Icon Multi-Sided Strike, which teleports the Monk's target into the air and sends clones from different directions to attack. The tank must face the clones before they hit to block them. Once all the clones have attacked, the tank will be given the Tested Icon Tested debuff which increases their physical damage taken for 40 seconds.

The second tank swap mechanic is Rising Flames Icon Rising Flames. The Mage gives this debuff when he casts Fireball Icon Fireball on the tank. You will want to either keep stacks low, with swapping around 4-5 stacks or have tanks keep a lot of stacks to reduce the amount of raid damage taken through Burnout Icon Burnout. Whenever the debuff falls from a tank a Burnout occurs that deals damage to the raid.

6. Opulence

6.1. Talents

During Phase One, there are no tank swaps. Indeed, the tanks will be split up into separate groups and tanking their own adds. Once this phase completes, each tank will receive a Diamond of the Unshakeable Protector Icon Diamond of the Unshakeable Protector jewel, which absorbs a large amount of damage on a 30 second recharge timer. While it is not required to swap on this fight, it is recommended that you use this jewel on cooldown, and swap whenever a tanks shield drops.

When the boss casts Spirits of Gold Icon Spirits of Gold,use Sigil of Chains Icon Sigil of Chains to prevent the adds from moving towards the edges of the room.

7. Conclave of the Chosen

7.1. Talents

7.2. Tips

Of the four Aspects, two of them have tank swap mechanics.

The first is Pa'ku, who gains a stacking haste buff Hastening Winds Icon Hastening Winds for each consecutive hit on the same target. You can either swap Aspects with your co-tank, or have a melee DPS player taunt and take a single hit to reset the stacks (in order to keep the Aspects from getting too close and buffing each other).

The second is Kimbul, who will cast Lacerating Claws Icon Lacerating Claws which applies a stacking DoT to the target. You will want to do a full tank swap with your co-tank every 3-4 stacks.

Use Sigil of Chains Icon Sigil of Chains during Gonk's Wrath Icon Gonk's Wrath to keep the Raptors from attacking you or other players.

8. King Rastakhan

8.1. Talents

8.2. Tips

In Phase One, you can taunt swap Rastakhan and Siegebreaker Roka every time Roka casts Crushing Leap Icon Crushing Leap. Whether or not you do is up to you.

In Phase Two, the taunt swap should happen after Rastakhan casts Scorching Detonation Icon Scorching Detonation. The Rastakhan tank should use the cast to move out towards Bwonsamdi, and trade places with the Bwonsamdi tank.

In Phase Three, the Phantom of Rage casts Necrotic Smash Icon Necrotic Smash. You can leap out of the smash to dodge it. If you are tanking with one, you may be able to avoid tank swapping in this phase. If not, you will want to tank swap on the Necrotic Smash casts.

In Phase Four, continue to swap on Scorching Detonation Icon Scorching Detonation as in Phase Two.

9. High Tinker Mekkatorque

9.1. Talents

9.2. Tips

This encounter's forced tank swap mechanic is Electroshock Amplification Icon Electroshock Amplification, which is similar to Pa'ku's Aspect's Hastening Winds Icon Hastening Winds in that it is reset when Mekkatorque hits a new target. You will want to swap at or around 8-10 stacks of this debuff.

You will also have to perform a tank swap whenever Gigavolt Charge Icon Gigavolt Charge is placed on a tank or a tank becomes shrunk.

10. Stormwall Blockade

10.1. Talents

10.2. Tips

In Phase One, there is no forced tank swap mechanic. Be aware that the minibosses will swap ships during the phase.

In Phase Two, Laminaria will apply Kelp-Wrapped Icon Kelp-Wrapped to the active tank. This effect stacks and can be dispelled, applying a damage taken increase to nearby enemies. You should time your taunt swaps so that when a new Energized Storm add spawns, the tank with Kelp-Wrapped stacks is in position to be dispelled on top of them immediately.

11. Lady Jaina Proudmoore

11.1. Talents

11.2. Tips

Throughout the whole encounter, Jaina will cast Ice Shard Icon Ice Shard at the tank, giving them stacks of Chilling Touch Icon Chilling Touch and increasing the damage taken from subsequent Ice Shards. You will want to taunt swap in order to manage your Chilling Touch stacks as well as your Ice Shard stacks appropriately. In addition to Ice Shard, you will gain Chilling Touch stacks from mechanics in the same manner as all other players in the raid.

In Phase One, you will be able to clear your stacks using Searing Pitch Icon Searing Pitch pools on the ship. In Phase Two, it can be done using the Unexploded Ordnance barrels. Once you reach Phase Three, it is no longer possible to clear your stacks without becoming Frozen Solid Icon Frozen Solid, so you will need to be broken out manually eventually. You can force stacks on a tank if both tanks are getting high. This allows micro management of when tanks will be frozen, otherwise you will often have both tanks frozen at the same time.

12. Changelog

  • 05 Feb. 2019: Page added.
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