Arms Warrior raid bosses guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 2nd Aug, 2022
Danwarr Arms Warrior Author
Danwarr

Raid Bosses

Sepulcher of the First Ones

Vigilant Guardian

Single Target / AoE
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Soulbind: Korayn

Notes: Make full use of Sweeping Strikes Executes during the first phase to try and force more Tactician procs for the 4 set.

Spell Reflect every Split Resolution tank mechanic (these are the lines that spawn from the tank).

Skolex

Single Target
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Soulbind: Dreamweaver

Notes: Timing Spell Reflect with every other Dust Flail cast from the boss causes Warriors to take half the stacks of Ephemera Dust compared to other classes, reducing a relatively large portion of raid damage in the fight.

Artificer Xy'mox

Single Target / AoE
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Soulbind: Korayn

Notes: Hold Bladestorm specifically for moving to the add platforms, if assigned, or for add waves when the boss transitions.

Dausegne

Single Target / Cleave
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Soulbind: Dreamweaver

Notes: Sweeping Strikes will be available for every Domination Core spawn. Make good use of each sweep window.

Prototype Pantheon

Cleave
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Soulbind: Dreamweaver

Notes: Focus on good Sweeping Strikes usage.

Make sure to have all CDs available going into the final phase as this is most likely where you will Bloodlust.

Lihuvim

Single Target
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Soulbind: Dreamweaver

Notes: Try to at least have Warbreaker / Colossus Smash available for killing the adds during Synthesize.

Halondrus

Single Target
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Soulbind: Dreamweaver

Notes: Raid damage is incredibly high during this fight, be aggressive with Impending Victory and Defensive Stance to help your healers.

Anduin Wrynn

Single Target / AoE
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Soulbind: Korayn

Notes: While boss damage at all phases of the fight is important, it is most important in the Fallen King intermission phases. Make sure to have all CDs ready for these phases.

Make good use of Sweeping Strikes from the Monstrous Soul in the intermission phases and from the Grim Reflections during P2.

You can take Impending Victory over Double Time and use it to help heal the Befouled Barrier as an option.

Lords of Dread

Cleave
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Soulbind: Dreamweaver

Notes: There is no need to take the Stalwart Guardian defensive conduit here, as the primary damage points of the fight are during the swarms. Opt for Condensed Anima Sphere instead.

Save all CDs for the Swarm phases to pump as much damage as possible. This includes Sweeping Strikes. Keep a close eye on the Swarm timer to avoid wasting any CDs beforehand.

Rygelon

Single Target
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Soulbind: Korayn

Notes: Be aggressive with Sweeping Strikes to help kill Collapsing Quasars and proc First Strike.

The Jailer

Single Target
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Soulbind: Mikanikos (Kyrian)/Dreamweaver (Night Fae)

Notes: This is the only fight in the raid where I would highly suggest playing Kyrian instead of Night Fae if you are the only Warrior in the raid. Spear of Bastion is very powerful on the mind-controlled players in P2 and on the Incarnations of Torment in P3.

Raid damage is very high in this fight, be aggressive with using Defensive Stance and Impending Victory if talented.

Sanctum of Domination

The Tarragrue

Single Target
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Good use of mobility with Heroic Leap and Intervene to keep boss uptime during Devouring Mist cast.

Optimal DPS powers: Huddled Carvings, Ten of Towers, Elethium Weights.

Eye of the Jailer

Single Target
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Make full use of Sweeping Strikes when a Stygian Abductor is pulled down.

The Nine

Single Target / Cleave
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Only apply and refresh Rend with Sweeping Strikes up in P1. The debuff is long enough that it should never drop this way.

Remnant of Ner'zhul

Single Target
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Using Sweeping Strikes from the boss onto the orbs as they have severely reduced HP and will often die to incidental cleave.

If you are called to move outside for a Malevolence dispel it is incredibly difficult to save yourself from falling. Consider a weakaura tracking your Priests Mass Dispel cast to try and time your Heroic Leap in time.

Soulrender Dormazain

Single Target / Cleave
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If ready, hold Warbreaker for the Mawsworn Agonizer adds being grouped up to be AoE’d down.

Still use Sweeping Strikes on the Mawsworn Overlord as it is a high priority target.

Painsmith Raznal

Single Target
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Hold 2nd use of full CD’s in P1 and P2 to have them ready for the Shadowsteel Horror adds spawning at the end of both Intermissions.

If you are not confident attacking the Spiked Balls directly, use Sweeping Strikes off of the boss and cleave the ball you are destroying (if possible).

Guardian of the First Ones

Single Target
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Using Rallying Cry right before a Purging Protocol cast completes will allow you to cover 3 instead of only 2.

Using Die by the Sword right before a Purging Protocol cast completes will allow you to cover 2 instead of 1.

Make good use of Heroic Leap to put the Threat Neutralization into the correct position while maintaining good uptime on the boss.

Fatescribe Roh-Kalo

Single Target / Cleave
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You can use Warbreaker on pull with full CD’s perfectly fine. After this, consider holding Warbreaker for Fatespawn Anomaly adds after killing the tank add (Shade of Destiny).

Use Sweeping Strikes to cleave the Shade of Destiny as it is a high priority target.

Kel'Thuzad

Cleave
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Assuming you are staying out of the Phylactery, ensure that you are putting the majority of your damage into the Abomination adds as these can quickly overwhelm the tank if they are not dead before the Phylactery phase is over.

Assuming you are going into the Phylactery, try and have all CD’s ready for this phase in order to push it quickly enough.

Sylvanas Windrunner

Single Target / Cleave
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Ensure that chains are being destroyed quickly as this is one of the only ways to wipe in P1.

If fixated by a Dark Sentinel make every attempt to go nowhere near them. If an add will reach you, using Die by the Sword will allow you to stand against them without being one shot.

Make good use of Heroic Leap to avoid the Veil of Darkness cast from Sylvanas.

Make use of full CD’s in P2 on the add waves, regardless of which side you are being sent to.

To assist the tank on the first sets of adds, you can Die by the Sword and taunt the Mawsworn Goliath and reset its attack damage/speed buff.

Monitor the timers for Veil of Darkness and Banshee Scream in P3 and avoid using CD’s when they will overlap with these timers.

Castle Nathria

Shriekwing

Single Target
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Notes: As a non-venthyr player you want to swap the following talents:

Tier 1: Skullsplitter to Sudden Death

Tier 3: Massacre to Rend

Tier 7: Revager to Deadnaught

Good use of mobility through Heroic Leap and Intervene can help with boss uptime before needing to get out of line of sight for the Earsplitting Shriek cast.

Huntsman Altimor

Cleave
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Notes: As a non-venthyr player you want to swap the following talents:

Tier 1: Skullsplitter to Sudden Death

Tier 3: Massacre to Rend

Tier 7: Revager to Deadnaught

Make full use of Sweeping Strikes and Condemn when new Gargon’s spawn throughout the fight.

Make good use of Heroic Leap when affected by Petrifying Howl to maintain good uptime on the boss before the debuff expires and drops a pool.

Sun King's Salvation

AoE
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Notes: As a non-venthyr player you want to swap the following talents:

Tier 1: Skullsplitter to Sudden Death

Tier 3: Massacre to Rend

Tier 7: Revager to Deadnaught

High AoE fight with plenty of spawning adds. Try and make good use of Sweeping Strikes and Condemn on high priority targets like Rockbound Vanquishers and Bleakwing Assassins.

Artificer Xy'mox

Single Target
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Notes: As a non-venthyr player you want to swap the following talents:

Tier 1: Skullsplitter to Sudden Death

Tier 3: Massacre to Rend

Tier 7: Revager to Deadnaught

Hold Heroic Leap for when you are afflicted with Dimensional Tear as you may need to drop the Wormhole some distance away from the boss.

You can help clear Stasis Trap on the ground by Bladestorming through them. They will trigger but not stun or damage you. The same applies for Spell Reflection but be aware that the reflect will be consumed when it triggers a trap.

Hungering Destroyer

Single Target
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Notes: As a non-venthyr player you want to swap the following talents:

Tier 1: Skullsplitter to Sudden Death

Tier 3: Massacre to Rend

Tier 7: Revager to Deadnaught

Spell Reflection is outstanding on this fight and can be used to completely negate the damage of a few mechanics. This can immune multiple Expunges at once so you can stand inside someone else's circle as long as your own doesn’t overlap with another player.

Lady Inerva Darkvein

Single Target / Cleave
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Notes: As a non-venthyr player you want to swap the following talents:

Tier 1: Skullsplitter to Sudden Death

Tier 3: Massacre to Rend

Tier 7: Revager to Deadnaught

Make good use of Sweeping Strikes and Condemn for when adds spawn.

The Council of Blood

Single Target
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Notes: As a non-venthyr player you want to swap the following talents:

Tier 1: Skullsplitter to Sudden Death

Tier 3: Massacre to Rend

Tier 7: Revager to Deadnaught

While this is a Council fight and 3 targets are present from the start, any damage to a target you aren’t meant to kill is wasted as the remaining bosses heal when one is killed.

Sludgefist

Single Target
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Notes: As a non-venthyr player you want to swap the following talents:

Tier 1: Skullsplitter to Sudden Death

Tier 3: Massacre to Rend

Tier 7: Revager to Deadnaught

Sludgefist takes more damage when he charges into a pillar for 12 seconds. Try and save Colossus Smash and Ravager for this phase if possible to put out as much damage as possible.

Stone Legion Generals

Cleave
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Notes: As a non-venthyr player you want to swap the following talents:

Tier 1: Skullsplitter to Sudden Death

Tier 3: Massacre to Rend

Tier 7: Revager to Deadnaught

Make good use of Condemn on freshly spawned adds of high priority. Sweeping Strikes can potentially keep boss damage high but can be awkward with a high number of mobs around the boss, particularly in P1.

Try and save Heroic Leap to get out of the raid when targeted by Wicked Blade.

Use Sweeping Strikes as much as possible throughout the fight.

Sire Denathrius

Cleave
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Notes: As a non-venthyr player you want to swap the following talents:

Tier 1: Skullsplitter to Sudden Death

Tier 3: Massacre to Rend

Tier 7: Revager to Deadnaught

Another fight with many spawning adds. Try and hold Warbreaker and Bladestorm for add spawn timings, particularly in P1.

Hold Spell Reflection for every Blood Price throughout the fight. Not only will this immune your own tick of damage from the ability but it will also reflect back at Denathrius for a small boost to your damage across the encounter.

Denathrius’ Sword, Remornia, spawns to fight alongside Denathrius at the start of P2. Since it spawns at full HP, this becomes a perfect Sweeping Strikes + Condemn target.