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Vengeance Demon Hunter Tank Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Mar 27, 2020 at 08:39 by Excidias 50 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Vengeance Demon Hunter 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 for Vengeance Demon Hunter Boss Advice in Ny'alotha

In this section, you will find information and guidance for tanking each boss individually in Ny'alotha as a Vengeance Demon Hunter.

1.1.

Talent and Essence 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 essences on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following talents on Maut.

We advise to use the following essences on Maut.

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

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

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

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

We advise to use the following talents on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following essences on The Hivemind.

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

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

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

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

We advise to use the following talents on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following essences on Vexiona.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1.2.

Progression Defensive Raiding

  1. Level 99: Abyssal Strike Icon Abyssal Strike
  2. Level 100: Fallout Icon Fallout
  3. Level 102: Flame Crash Icon Flame Crash
  4. Level 104: Fracture Icon Fracture
  5. Level 106: Sigil of Chains Icon Sigil of Chains
  6. Level 108: Gluttony Icon Gluttony
  7. Level 110: Last Resort Icon Last Resort
1.3.

DPS Oriented

  1. Level 99: Abyssal Strike Icon Abyssal Strike
  2. Level 100: Fallout Icon Fallout
  3. Level 102: Flame Crash Icon Flame Crash
  4. Level 104: Fracture Icon Fracture
  5. Level 106: Sigil of Chains Icon Sigil of Chains
  6. Level 108: Spirit Bomb Icon Spirit Bomb
  7. Level 110: Last Resort Icon Last Resort
1.4.

Pure Defensive

  1. Level 99: Abyssal Strike Icon Abyssal Strike
  2. Level 100: Fallout Icon Fallout
  3. Level 102: Flame Crash Icon Flame Crash
  4. Level 104: Feed the Demon Icon Feed the Demon
  5. Level 106: Sigil of Chains Icon Sigil of Chains
  6. Level 108: Gluttony Icon Gluttony
  7. Level 110: Last Resort Icon Last Resort
1.5.

Essences

1.5.1.

Optional Major Essences

  1. Vision of Perfection Icon Vision of Perfection for defensive usage with Gluttony Icon Gluttony
  2. Concentrated Flame Icon Concentrated Flame for pure DPS
  3. Azeroth's Undying Gift Icon Azeroth's Undying Gift when you need an extra Cooldown
  4. Replica of Knowledge Icon Replica of Knowledge when you need to use someone elses essence for Utility purposes.
  5. Touch of the Everlasting Icon Touch of the Everlasting if you need a cheat death to break a mechanic
1.5.2.

Optional Minor Essences

  1. Strife Icon Strife and Null Barrier Icon Null Barrier will always be used.
  2. Stand Your Ground Icon Stand Your Ground when there is plenty of trash.
  3. Symbiotic Presence Icon Symbiotic Presence if you will not gain more from other minors and want raw stats.
  4. Strive for Perfection Icon Strive for Perfection if you want to run another Major, while having the defensive value of the Minor.
2.

Wrathion, the Black Emperor

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

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

2.1.

Tips

Wrathion uses both Tail Swipe Icon Tail Swipe and Searing Breath Icon Searing Breath, which requires you to face him away from the raid.

His tank debuff is Searing Armor Icon Searing Armor; taunt swap whenever a tank's debuff falls off.

The Mythic mechanic is Creeping Madness Icon Creeping Madness. When you get close to 50 stacks, call for a dispel.

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

3.

Maut

We advise you to use the following talents against Maut.

We advise you to use the following essences against Maut.

3.1.

Tips

Keep the Dark Manifestation 20 yards away from the boss, so he does not gain Mana.

Move the Dark Manifestations into the void zones to stop Dark Offering Icon Dark Offering.

Taunt swap after each add's Shadow Wounds Icon Shadow Wounds.

It is best to have one tank on the boss and one on the adds.

Use the zones to remove your curse.

For more information, please refer to our Maut guide.

4.

The Prophet Skitra

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

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

4.1.

Tips

Taunt swap when Shadow Shock Icon Shadow Shock falls off, at around 2-4 stacks.

Use Sigil of Chains Icon Sigil of Chains to slow/grip the Image of Absolution.

Communicate with your co-tank to stay updated on where the boss is.

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

5.

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh

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

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

5.1.

Tips

Use Infernal Strike Icon Infernal Strike to mitigate the knockback of Abyssal Strike Icon Abyssal Strike.

Be mindful of boss positioning for Void Ritual Icon Void Ritual, which spawns circles around the boss that need to be soaked.

You will have to do the Soccer mechanic. Whenever the ball gets hit, it will spawn an add. Move the boss on top of the add.

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

6.

The Hivemind

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

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

6.1.

Tips

Seperate or stack bossses based on the phase.

The Aqir Drones cannot be tanked, so stack and DPS them.

Use Sigil of Chains Icon Sigil of Chains to group the mobs together and keep them in.

Do not get hit by Echoing Void Icon Echoing Void, as you will have a healing reduction.

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

7.

Shad'har the Insatiable

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

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

7.1.

Tips

This boss casts 2 tank mechanics, Crush Icon Crush and Dissolve Icon Dissolve. Have one tank take each debuff. Do not take both.

The boss will enrage at 33% HP, so be ready to utilize cooldowns.

Move the boss so he eats the Morsels on the ground.

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

8.

Drest'agath

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

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

8.1.

Tips

The boss will do raid damage if a tank is not in melee range.

Use Infernal Strike Icon Infernal Strike to run the debuff to appendages, to increase their damage taken.

Drop Volatile Seed Icon Volatile Seed on the proper appendages.

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

9.

Vexiona

We advise you to use the following talents against Vexiona.

We advise you to use the following essences against Vexiona.

9.1.

Tips

Pick up adds ASAP, so they do not melee anybody.

Face the boss away from the raid, as they have a frontal.

Be high health when Shattered Resolve Icon Shattered Resolve is expiring.

In Phase 3 Mythic, you will have to deal with the intermission flame lines.

There are adds that will Stun and Grip on Mythic.

You should be getting dispels if you have the Void Ascendant Add.

For more information, please refer to our Vexiona guide.

10.

Ra-den the Despoiled

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

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

10.1.

Tips

You want to be lower on health, while using a cooldown to mitigate as much damage from Decaying Strike Icon Decaying Strike, which leaves a Decaying Wound Icon Decaying Wound. This deals damage to you based on your current health when the debuff is applied.

You will have to move the boss either into orbs or around the room to kite orbs, which is common to see around the 40% mark.

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

11.

Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn

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

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

11.1.

Tips

Aim the Eye away from the raid and swap when a tank's debuff drops.

Interrupt casts of Pumping Blood Icon Pumping Blood.

Use Sigil of Chains Icon Sigil of Chains to group adds for AoE DPS and to slow them.

There is nothing new on Mythic.

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

12.

Carapace of N'Zoth

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

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

12.1.

Tips

Taunt swap the Fury of N'Zoth after he casts Mandible Slam Icon Mandible Slam.

Move away when you get a bomb debuff.

Use Sigil of Chains Icon Sigil of Chains for adds in Phases 1 and 3.

On Mythic Phase 1, place the boss in the center of the tentacle's shadow.

On Mythic Phase 2, whenever a synthesis growth is killed, you will have to tank a Nightmare Antigen.

For Mythic Phase 3, you will have to move around the room in a specific manor, due to the room being split up.

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

13.

N'Zoth the Corruptor

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

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

13.1.

Tips

Pick up Psychus and move him around the room as you kill tentacles.

The Basher Tentacles need to be picked up by a tank.

Taunt swap the Thought Harvesters after they cast Mindwrack Icon Mindwrack.

13.1.1.

Mythic

Everyone in the physical realm gets Paranoia Icon Paranoia.

You can use your neck once, but it restores Sanity for multiple people.

On Phase 1, whenever a Synapse or Corruptor is killed, you spawn a Psychophage. This drains the Sanity of everything in Melee Range.

On Phase 2, a couple Thought Devourers come out, which drain Sanity. The tanks should stack during the spawn. Beams will rotate in a set pattern.

13.1.2.

Secret Mythic Phase

Spread out to manage Dark Matter Icon Dark Matter.

Event Horizon Icon Event Horizon requires you to drop the debuff in a pre-designated spot. This goes away when healed off or dispelled off. Be mindful of how big your shield is, due to our healing abilities.

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

14.

Changelog

  • 27 Mar. 2020: Added Mythic tips.
  • 21 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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