Windwalker Monk raid bosses guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 2nd Aug, 2022
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Raid Bosses

Sepulcher of the First Ones

Vigilant Guardian

AoE
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Legendary: Invoker’s Delight

Soulbind: Emeni

Notes:

Use your cooldowns on pull and every 2 minutes after that. Depending on how much AoE damage your raid has, it may be more valuable to hold them for when large add sets spawn to deal with them more easily.

You can use Tiger’s Lust to dispel the slow that Matter Dissolution applies.

Skolex

Single Target
15
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Legendary: Invoker's Delight / Xuen’s Treasure (if Necrolord)

Soulbind: Emeni/Mikanikos

Notes:

Be wary of the Devouring Blood boss timer before casting Whirling Dragon Punch. This is a 5-minute patchwerk fight but be mindful of when your group plans to clear and prepare your cooldowns accordingly.

Artificer Xy'mox

AoE
15
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Legendary: Invoker's Delight

Soulbind: Emeni/Pelagos

Note:

Place your Transcendence before going over to each add platform if you’re doing all of them to avoid having to wait for the tank to bring you back with Glyph of Relocation.

You can also use your Transcendence to circumvent Genesis Rings in a pinch.

Save your cooldowns for the add platforms if you are assigned to go over to each of them. If not, then use them freely but be wary of upcoming add phases to maximize their effectiveness.

Dausegne

Single Target / Cleave
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Legendary: Invoker's Delight / Xuen’s Treasure (if Necrolord)

Soulbind: Emeni/Mikanikos

Note:

Use your Transcendence to avoid multiple ring overlaps by looking where the first Disintegration Halo will spawn and then place it on the opposite side of the room to avoid the 2nd and 3rd ring.

Prototype Pantheon

AoE
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Legendary: Invoker's Delight

Soulbind: Emeni/Niya

Notes:

Start setting up your AoE as the fight begins by building up your 6 Chi and then Fists of Fury, and by the time that is complete, the first set of adds should spawn, and you should be able to generate 3 stacks of Mark of the Crane and then use all of your cooldowns. From that point on, you should be using your cooldowns every time they are available and make sure they are up for when the last phase of the fight starts in order for them to be up during Bloodlust/Heroism window.

Lihuvim

AoE
15
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Legendary: Invoker's Delight

Soulbind: Emeni/Mikanikos

Notes:

You want to hold your cooldowns for Degeneration Automa after the Defense Matrix Automa dies. You can use Roll to help cancel the knockback from Cosmic Shift.

Halondrus

Single Target
15
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Legendary: Invoker's Delight / Xuen’s Treasure (if Necrolord)

Soulbind: Emeni/Mikanikos

Notes:

Use Diffuse Magic to dispel Crushing Prism from yourself in front of an Ephemeral Fissure to slow Ephemeral Motes.

Use Transcendence to cancel the knockback from Shatter.

This boss is a 5-minute patchwerk fight, so there are no important times to use your cooldowns. Although if your guild is having trouble with Reclaim you could try to save your cooldowns to help break the shield faster.

Anduin Wrynn

AoE
15
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Legendary: Invoker's Delight

Soulbind: Emeni/Niya

Notes:

Ideally, you’re going downstairs first, which is roughly 40 seconds into the fight. This will allow you to use Bonedust Brew and 1 charge of Storm, Earth, and Fire on the pull and then use all your cooldowns on the adds downstairs. Then you want to save your cooldowns for the intermission. This process will repeat in phase 2 as well.

Lords of Dread

Cleave / AoE
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Legendary: Invoker's Delight

Soulbind: Emeni/Mikanikos

Notes:

You can use one charge of Storm, Earth, and Fire and Bonedust Brew on pull and then save everything else for the first Swarm of Darkness phase.

You can use Ring of Peace to reposition a Corporeal Shadow closer to melee to allow easier cleave.

Use your defensive cooldowns during the Swarm phases as they are when damage taken is at its highest.

Rygelon

Single Target / Cleave
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Legendary: Invoker's Delight / Xuen’s Treasure (if Necrolord)

Soulbind: Emeni/Mikanikos

Notes:

You can use Ring of Peace to knock Collapsing Quasars away to prevent Rygelon from gaining Quasar Radiation. Depending on what your group needs, you can focus on killing Quasars and gain stacks of Mark of the Crane and AoEing them, or you can play a full single target build and focus on doing boss damage.

The Jailer

Single Target / Cleave
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Legendary: Invoker's Delight / Xuen’s Treasure (if Necrolord)

Soulbind: Emeni/Mikanikos

Notes:

Phase 1: Preplace Transcendence before dealing with Rune of Damnation to teleport after you fall down the hole to prevent the knockup.

Phase 2: Leg Sweep and Ring of Peace are both very useful at CC’ing allies under the effect of Rune of Compulsion.

Phase 3: Place Transcendence before running out to break Chains of Anguish to get back to the boss faster. Use Leg Sweep to crowd control Incarnations of Torment to prevent their Cry of Loathing.

Sanctum of Domination

The Tarragrue

Single Target
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Soulbind: Marileth/Mikanikos

Legendary:

Kyrian: Invoker’s Delight

Necrolord: Xuen’s Treasure

Notes:

Highest DPS Anima Powers: Lumbering Form, Ten of Towers, Elethium Weights, Huddled Carvings, Erratic Howler, Potent Acid Gland

Use your cooldowns on pull and every 2 minutes after that.

Eye of the Jailer

Single Target / Cleave
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Soulbind: Marileth/Mikanikos

Legendary:

Kyrian: Invoker’s Delight

Necrolord: Xuen’s Treasure

Notes:

Use Transcendence to dodge Annihilating Glare.

Use cooldowns on pull and then save them for the intermissions.

The Nine

Single Target / Cleave
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Soulbind: Emeni/Mikanikos

Legendary: Invoker's Delight

Note:

Keep an eye on the boss timer for Annhylde’s Bright Aegis and make sure to not use your cooldowns there as the boss may take several seconds to be moved out of the damage reduction area.

Place your Transcendence close to the boss so you can get back quickly if you need to run out of melee range due to mechanics.

Remnant of Ner'zhul

Single Target / Cleave
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Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary:

Kyrian: Invoker’s Delight

Necrolord: Xuen’s Treasure

Note:

If affected by Malevolence, do not use Diffuse Magic.

To deal with the knockback from Malevolence, have a Transcendence placed down ahead of time.

Because of your mobility, you may be asked to deal with the orb mechanic on this fight. If you are assigned to do this, click the orb as it dies to pick it up, then get to any edge of the platform quickly with Roll, Flying Serpent Kick, or Tiger's Lust and use your extra action button to throw the orb off of the platform. Make sure to keep a Transcendence close if your group is dispelling Malevolence during this process.

Soulrender Dormazain

Single Target / Cleave
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Soulbind: Emeni/Mikanikos

Legendary: Invoker's Delight

Notes:

You want to hold your cooldowns on pull until the adds spawn, which is about 30 seconds into the fight. You want to deal with the Mawsworn Overlord first by setting up your burst AoE by using Rising Sun Kick and Fists of Fury on cooldown late into the Mawsworn Overlord’s HP bar. Once the Mawsworn Overlord dies, and the Mawsworn Agonizer is being grouped up, use your cooldowns, but make sure to get 5 stacks of Mark of the Crane before doing so.

You want to save your cooldowns for every add set and you should have Bonedust Brew and Storm, Earth, and Fire for every set of adds, with Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger being added every other set. Additionally, you may be required to crowd control one of the Mawsworn Agonizers with Paralysis and knock nearby crowd-controlled Mawsworn Agonizer away from the Mawsworn Overlord with Ring of Peace.

Painsmith Raznal

Single Target
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Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary: Invoker's Delight

Notes:

You can pre position Transcendence in the middle of the room to make the intermission easier to deal with.

You want to use your cooldowns on pull and then make sure to have them up at the end of each intermission so that you can use them on Shadowsteel Horrors. Your primary job on this fight is to kill those adds so the rest of your raid can focus on killing the boss.

Guardian of the First Ones

Single Target
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Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary:

Kyrian: Invoker’s Delight

Necrolord: Xuen’s Treasure

Notes:

Pre-place Transcendence for easier movement and use your defensives during Purging Protocol.

This boss is a 5-minute patchwerk fight, so there are no important times to use your cooldowns.

Fatescribe Roh-Kalo

Single Target / Cleave
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Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary: Invoker's Delight

Notes:

You want to use your cooldowns on pull and then use them as much as you can afterwards. Keep in mind that your cooldown timings may change from pull to pull based on whether or not you get selected to do the rings. You want to help slow the Shade of Destiny with Disable, and you can use Ring of Peace on Fatespawn Anomaly to help group them up better as well.

Kel'Thuzad

Single Target / Heavy Cleave
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Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary: Invoker's Delight

Notes:

You want to use your cooldowns on pull and then save them for the upstairs intermission adds afterwards. You may be asked to quickly go downstairs to apply Mystic Touch to the Remnant of Kel’thuzad before going back up.

Sylvanas Windrunner

Single Target / Heavy Cleave
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Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary: Invoker's Delight

Notes:

P1: You want to use your cooldowns on pull, and depending how they are assigned, use them on each set of arrow spawns. During the intermission, avoid using cooldowns if they will not be back up for the first bridge in P2.

P2: Use cooldowns on the first bridge adds, and then on the first vulnerability phase, you should be able to use a Storm, Earth, and Fire and Bonedust Brew with your 2nd potion. On the second bridge adds your cooldowns will come up halfway through the bridge, but you should use them there. Second vulnerability phase, you should be able to fit in a Bonedust Brew.

P3: Avoid using cooldowns on the first platform and then on the second platform wait to see who gets the three arrows, and then if you are not selected, use your cooldowns there and then on cooldown from that point until you get to the last platform where you should hold your cooldowns to sync them with Bloodlust. Keep in mind, if you place a transcendence in this phase, whenever Sylvanas switches platforms, she will bring the transcendence with her and place it in the middle of the platform. You can also Roll off each platform at the end of the Raze cast to get off the platform more quickly.

Castle Nathria

Shriekwing

Single Target
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Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary:

Kyrian: Invoker’s Delight

Necrolord: Xuen’s Treasure

Notes: Place your Transcendence near where the boss will be tanked so that you can get back to the boss faster after line of sighting Earsplitting Shriek.

You can use Touch of Karma on Blind Swipe.

Huntsman Altimor

Single Target / Cleave
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Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary: Invoker’s Delight

Notes:

You may need to crowd control Shades of Bargast with Paralysis if your group lacks reliable crowd control. Additionally you can use Leg Sweep once the Shades of Bargast are grouped up to interrupt their casts.

Place your Transcendence near the boss in case you need to move away because of Petrifying Howl.

Sun King's Salvation

Heavy AoE / Single Target
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Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary: Invoker’s Delight

Notes: 

You can use Ring of Peace to knock away Reborn Phoenix that come close to your raid.

You can use Paralysis to interrupt Bleakwing Assassin’s Return to Stone cast.

Cooldowns should be saved for Cloak of Flames casts to burn the shield quickly.

Artificer Xy'mox

Single Target
15
25
30
35
40
45
50

Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary:

Kyrian: Invoker’s Delight

Necrolord: Xuen’s Treasure

Notes:

Place Transcendence next to the boss to get back faster if you get targeted by Fleeting Spirits or Dimensional Tear.

Keep an eye on your debuffs and make sure to use a defensive if you get Withering Touch.

Hungering Destroyer

Single Target
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45
50

Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary:

Kyrian: Invoker’s Delight

Necrolord: Xuen’s Treasure

Notes: 

Make sure to save Diffuse Magic in case you get targeted by Volatile Ejection while having Gluttonous Miasma.

You can use Touch of Karma to soak Obliterating Rift orbs near you.

Lady Inerva Darkvein

Single Target / Cleave
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50

Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary: Invoker’s Delight

Notes: 

You can use Tiger’s Lust to remove the root from Concentrated Anima.

The Council of Blood

Single Target / Cleave
15
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40
45
50

Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary:

Kyrian: Invoker’s Delight

Necrolord: Xuen’s Treasure

Notes:

Use Touch of Death to kill Dutiful Attendants or Begrudging Waiters.

Transcendence can be used to cancel the knockback when Veteran Stoneguards spawn.

Sludgefist

Single Target
15
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45
50

Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary:

Kyrian: Invoker’s Delight

Necrolord: Xuen’s Treasure

Notes:

Make sure to have your cooldowns available for Destructive Impacts.

Avoid using your mobility spells when affected by Chain Link.

Stone Legion Generals

Heavy AoE / Cleave
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50

Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary: Invoker’s Delight

Notes: Always have a Transcendence down to negate one of the many knockbacks in this fight.

Sire Denathrius

Single Target / Cleave
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45
50

Soulbind: Mikanikos/Emeni

Legendary: Invoker’s Delight

Notes: Place a Transcendence before Blood Price to use it to negate the knockback.