Ny'alotha Raid Strategy Guides and Top Builds
We've updated our class guides with Raid Tips and Top Builds for the final raid tier of
Battle for Azeroth
: Ny'alotha, the Waking City. To go along with the detailed strategy guides written by FatbossTV, our class authors compiled tips, tricks, talent and essence recommendations for each and every encounter within the raid. In addition, all of our class guide pages have been revamped, reviewed, and updated for Season 4 to include new BiS lists from the new raid, Corruption information, new Azerite, Essence recommendations, updated rotations, and much more.
Ny'alotha Strategy Guides
Ny'alotha is a huge 12 boss raid with a lot to keep track of, but that's ok because our boss strategy guides cover the abilities, phase strategies, and role responsibilities in detail for each encounter... so you don't have to! They also include written tips, important mechanics with diagrams, images, and gifs to help you succeed in the new raid, as well as a video showcasing the encounters themselves.
Vision of Destiny
The Prophet Skitra
Halls of Devotion
Dark Inquisitor, Vexiona, The Hivemind, Ra-den
Gift of Flesh
Shad'har the Insatiable
Shad'har, Drest'agath, Il'gynoth
The Waking Dream
Carapace of N'Zoth
Carapace of N'zoth, N'zoth, the Corruptor
These guides are authored by
, long known for their video strategy guides. They began writing raid guides for Wowhead in
, and have authored Normal, Heroic, Mythic Raid, and Dungeon guides throughout
Battle for Azeroth
. They include details for all raid difficulties, drawn from PTR testing and dungeon journal analysis, and will be updated with more tips and videos as players progress through the Waking City.
Specialization Tips and Top Builds
Boss guides are great, but some players just want to know what talents, gear, azerite, tricks they should use to have the best chance of success in the new raid, and we have you covered with our Ny'alotha Raid Tips pages. Each specialization has a page dedicated to optimizing its performance within the new raid, including talent recommendations, gear advice, and the Top Builds widget, courtesy of Warcraft Logs. Once players start defeating bosses in the new raid, the Top Builds widget will automatically compile talents and Azerite traits used by the top-performing players for each spec, giving you an idea of what most successful players are doing inside the raid.
We'll be revisiting these pages to add new tips and tricks as strategies are formed and once Mythic difficulty releases next week, so check back frequently! You can keep an eye out for changes and updates by checking the Changelog at the top of each page.
Once players start defeating bosses within Ny'alotha, the Top Builds widget will automatically update like this. Keep in mind that end of tier bosses and underrepresented specs may fill in slower than others!
You can also see top builds alongside our regular
Where does it come from?
We use the
API to pull data from the top 100 Heroic and Mythic ranks from the most recent patch on Warcraft Logs (currently 8.3). We'll start with Heroic difficulty and flip the switch over to Mythic once the bosses are defeated. You can dive into further detail with Warcraft Logs comprehensive
to create further breakdowns, compare reports, see group compositions for each kill, and more.
Take a look at our Ny'alotha Tips pages for each specialization linked below for more information, from there you can click over to the associated gear, talent, azerite, and rotation pages within each guide.
Blood Death Knight
Frost Death Knight
Unholy Death Knight
Havoc Demon Hunter
Vengeance Demon Hunter
Beast Mastery Hunter
Ny'alotha is an Old God themed raid tier with a lot of loot to be found inside, including several weapons with guaranteed
effects, some of which can only be found inside the raid. Our
Ny'alotha Loot Guide
details all of these new items, or you can take a look at our individual class gear guides for specific info on which spec wants what item from the new raid.
Raid Tools and Analyzing Your Performance
There are many ways to getting better at raiding, and while understanding the encounter and your specialization's role within it is one of the most important ones, being able to review your performance will help you better understand what is happening, what went right, and what went wrong.
Logging is a powerful tool that allows you to make a record of everything that happened during an encounter.
uses that record to create analytical charts detailing the positioning, damage dealt and taken, who had which buffs and debuffs, even a full real-time replay of the entire encounter. Check out our full
Warcraft Logs Guide
to see what the number one raiding resource can do for you.
is more personal. It uses the same Warcraft Logs report to create a detailed analysis of an individual player's performance, with less emphasis on what happened during the encounter and more tailored to improving that specific player's rotation, cooldown use, survivability, and role (tanking, healing, damage dealing). Give our
a read, and find out how it can help you improve.
is a simulation site, which allows you to simulate your character under a variety of conditions, create stat weights, compare gear choices, talents, and much more. It is a web interface for SimulationCraft, a long-running simulation project maintained by prominent community theorycrafters, made even more accessible through the simplicity of Raidbots format and dedicated servers. See our detailed
to learn more.
Deadly Boss Mods
are all-important encounter addons, with customizable alerts, countdowns, and timers to help you preempt and react to important encounter mechanics. Find out more with our
Deadly Boss Mods
Additionally, there are many Addons, WeakAuras, and other tools which can help you improve your gameplay, focus on important encounter mechanics, or just simplify your UI to make it easier to see what's happening during an encounter. All this and more can be found in the Addons and WeakAuras pages contained within each spec guide.
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