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Sanctum of Domination overview

Sanctum of domination description

sanctumSanctum of Domination is an upcoming raid in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, set to be introduced in patch 9.1.0. Found beyond the labyrinthine halls of Torghast, the Sanctum of Domination is a new 10-boss raid. Encounter the true Eye of the Jailer, turn the tide against the Tarragrue, square off against Kel’Thuzad, and come face-to-face with the Banshee Queen herself in a fateful confrontation.

The aesthetics of the zone are similar to what we’ve already seen in Torghast, with many spikes and architectural details reminiscent of Icecrown Citadel.

There is also an interesting set of models depicting the top of Torghast and the Arbiter’s Chambers, which likely serve as start and end locations for the Sylvanas encounter

Sanctum of Domination bosses and abilities

The Tarragrue

The Tarragrue

The Tarragrue crushes intruders before dissolving once more into the mists of Torghast.

Overview

The Tarragrue attempts to disrupt its enemies using [Predator’s Howl] while picking off individual stragglers with [Chains of Eternity].
At 10% health remaining, The Jailer removes Anima Powers from all players and sends The Tarragrue into a wild frenzy.

Noticeable loot

Tome of Monstrous Constructions

Study the tome to increase your damage done to the targeted enemy. Studying an enemy removes the benefit of any prior studies. (2 min cooldown)

The Eye of the Jailer

Long ago, Odyn traded his eye to Mueh’zala to glimpse into the Shadowlands, and long since the Jailer has twisted that eye to his own ends, to maintain sight on his sadistic domain of torment.

Overview

The Eye of the Jailer fights players directly on the platform with its own attacks while aided by the Slothseeker and Rotseeker Eyes that assist it. At every 25% of health lost, the Eye of the Jailer casts Stygian Ejection and retreats to fight from a distance while players fight the ejected Rotseeker and Slothseeker Eyes. Upon defeating the smaller eyes, the Eye of the Jailer returns to the platform to fight once again.
At 25% health, the Eye of the Jailer begins Immediate Extermination to wipe out all mortal life on the platform.

  •  Tanks:
    [Crashing Chain] will damage other people in the raid for the amount of damage you take after mitigation.
    Rotseeker Eyes endlessly corrupt the ground below them with [Jailer’s Misery] and still attack with [Stabbing Glare].
    Slotheseeker Eyes deal more damage the slower you move with [Crushing Fatigue] and still attack with [Stabbing Glare].
  •  Damage Dealers:
    Slothseeker and Rotseeker Eyes will continuously debuff all targets after killed on the platform until their partner eye is also slain.
    [Cascading Chain] will chain to other targets nearby on cast, increasing damage each time.

    [Dragging Chains] is less effective when Stygian Abductors try to drag multiple people.
  •  Healers:
    [Crashing Chain] will damage other people in the raid for the amount of damage the primary target takes after mitigation.
    Players getting hit by [Crushing Fatigue] will take more damage the slower they are.
    [Cascading Chain] will chain to other targets nearby on cast, increasing damage each time.
    [Immediate Extermination] will eventually make healing impossible in the final stage.

    Heroic difficulty specific example.

Noticeable loot

Titanic Ocular Gland

While you are “worthy”, gain stat.

The Nine

nine

Overview

Kyra and Signe enter the fight, using [Wings of Rage] and [Reverberating Refrain] when their energy reaches 100.
When Kyra or Signe reaches 20% health remaining, Skyja lands and attacks players.

Noticeable loot

Scrawled Word of Recall

Use: Reset or Lower the cooldown of a spell you already cast, picked by spec.

Shard of Annhylde’s Aegis

Use: Shield yourself from damage in front of you for 10 sec.

Remnant of Ner’zhul

Remnant of Ner'zhul

Encased in shadowsteel, this lost soul spends its eternity in torment.

Overview

Players must dispatch Orbs of Torment and then throw them off of the platform while managing the effects of Curse of Malevolence to avoid falling off themselves.
Other abilities from the pieces of Shadowscourge will foil players’ ability to deal with these effects; and these abilities will alter their behavior as individual pieces of the armor are knocked loose.

  •  Tanks:
    The Helm of Dominion will automatically choose which tank to [Blight] from its current location when it reaches 100 energy.
    Orbs of Torment take significantly less damage until their [Eternal Torment] is removed by hitting the orb with [Blight].
    [Curse of Malevolence] knocks back all players from the position of the victim upon expiration.
  •  Damage Dealers:
    Orbs of Torment take significantly less damage until their [Eternal Torment] is removed by hitting the orb with [Blight].
    Orbs of Torment continually damage all players via [Unrelenting Torment] until they are carried to the edge of the platform, where they can be thrown off to the depths below.
    [Curse of Malevolence] knocks back all players from the position of the victim upon expiration.
    The size of the lethal area of [Burst of Agony] decreases the further you are from the caster.
  •  Healers:
    Orbs of Torment continually damage all players via [Unrelenting Torment] until they are carried to the edge of the platform, where they can be thrown off to the depths below.
    [Curse of Malevolence] knocks back all players from the position of the victim upon expiration.
    The size of the lethal area of [Burst of Agony] decreases the further you are from the caster.

Noticeable loot

Whispering Shard of Power

Equip: Ner’zhul’s whispers will compel you to make decisions for power. They might hurt you, but there must always be a Number Go Up.

Shadowed Orb of Torment

Use: Torment yourself with the orb to gain greater insight into the patterns of reality, increasing your Haste.

Soulrender Dormazain

Soulrender Dormazain

Soulrender Dormazain serves the Painsmith, tasked to extract potent Anima stores from hellaciously brutish captives of Torghast to serve as fuel for the Jailer’s armies. Step inside the Vessel of Torment with Dormazain as he goes to work on Garrosh Hellscream, former Warchief of the True Iron Horde.

Overview

As Dormazain inflicts [Torment] to Garrosh Hellscream, he gains energy. Upon reaching 100 energy, Dormazain performs an [Encore of Torment].

Noticeable loot

Decanter of Endless Howling

Equip: Your Critical hits have a chance to increase your primary stat. Occurs more often based on missing health.

Painsmith Raznal

Painsmith Raznal

Overview 

  •  Tanks:
    Move away when targeted for [Dread Shear].
    Assist in finding the correct way through the maze.
    Avoid being hit by the Spiked Arena when it activates.
  •  Damage Dealers:
    Move away when targeted for [Soul Mine].
    Assist in finding the correct way through the maze.
    Avoid being hit by the Spiked Arena when it activates.
    Attack Stygian Balls when they are [Charged].
    Move together for [Devastate].
  •  Healers:
    Move away when targeted for [Soul Mine].
    Assist in finding the correct way through the maze.
    Avoid being hit by the Spiked Arena when it activates.
    Move together for [Devastate].

Noticeable loot

Tormented Rack Fragment

Equip: Your attacks have a chance to deal Shadow damage over time to your target. If a target dies while affected, its soul shreds, which you can pick up for Crit.

Ebonsoul Vise

Equip: Spell description. Does something amazing! Your spells and abilities have a high chance to Deal Shadow Damage over time to your target. Duration increases with the target’s missing health.

Guardian of the First Ones

Guardian of the First Ones

Overview

The Guardian is stabilized by Energy Cores. When the Guardian’s Energy reaches 0 it activates [Purging Protocol] until it can link with an Energy Core.

Noticeable loot

Salvaged Fusion Amplifier

Use: Empower your weapons with the Fusion Amplifier, causing your attacks do deal additional Arcane damage and look freaking sweet for 20 sec.

Reactive Defense Matrix

Equip: Taking damage has a chance to trigger damage reflection shields. Always gain a damage reflection shield when your health drops below 20%.

Fatescribe Roh-Kalo

Once a fatescribe entrusted with Korthia’s countless secrets, the Mawsworn seized Roh-Kalo and bound him to the Jailer’s will. With Torghast’s power at his disposal, Roh-Kalo seeks to author a new fate for the Shadowlands.

Overview

Fatescribe Roh-Kalo uses the Loom of Fates, hoping to fashion a Dark Destiny for players who dare attack him. Quick action to realign the Loom of Fates will foil the Fatescribe’s plans.

Noticeable loot

Carved Ivory Keepsake

Equip: You have a chance to have foreseen damage taken by your allies, healing them instantly for X when they take damage.

Weave of Warped Fates

Use: If you “barely died”, use within 3 sec of death to unwind your fate, returning yourself to life.

Kel’Thuzad

Kel'Thuzad

The nefarious Kel’Thuzad awaits at the end of the soul stream where the lich is able to draw power from an unlimited well. All his schemes and machinations have led to this final confrontation, where he has plotted your ultimate demise.

Overview

Death cannot touch Kel’Thuzad so long as his phylactery remains, and in defeating the lich the Phylactery opens and empowers him. During this window, players may enter the Phylactery to destroy the last vestige of Kel’Thuzad’s soul before the door closes, but while they do so the armies of Kel’Thuzad emerge from the soul stream to assault the raid.
Each time the Phylactery empowers Kel’Thuzad, he gains a stack of [Necrotic Surge].
After the Phylactery is destroyed, Kel’Thuzad unleashes all his power and minions to obliterate the raid before death can finally take him.

  •  Tanks:
    Tank swap before your stacks of [Soul Fracture] get too high.
    Run through a defeated Soul Shards to remove a stack of [Soul Exhaustion].
    Run through Frostbound Devoted to destroy them.
    [Demolish] inflicts heavy damage.
  •  Damage Dealers:
    Focus damage on Soul Shards when they appear.
    Prevent Frostbound Devoted from entering the phylactery.
    Enter the phylactery and damage the Remnant of Kel’Thuzad.
  •  Healers:
    Dispel allies afflicted with [Frost Blast].
    [Necrotic Miasma] continually stacks damage on players within the phylactery.

Noticeable loot

Relic of the Frozen Wastes

Equip: Your attacks have a chance to deal Frost damage and mark your target. This effect stacks. Use: Summon a Nerubian to attack your target. It deals damage based on stacks. Your Equip cannot trigger while this is on cooldown.

Resonant Silver Bell

Equip: You are accompanied by a spectral familiar. When you heal a target below X% health, the familiar will rush to them and heal them for Y. Cannot occur more often than once per 30 sec.

Forbidden Necromantic Tome

Passively increases your damage. Also, when you die, become a Semi-Lich for 20 sec.

Sylvanas Windrunner

sylvanas

Overview

Players battle Sylvanas atop Torghast, while spanning the In Between, and finally atop the convergence of the Shadowlands itself.

Noticeable loot

DNT – PH – 9.1 Raid Bow 2 (Sylvanas)

Sylvanas Bow gives the ability when equipped:
Wailing Arrow

Fire an enchanted arrow, dealing (225% of Attack power) Shadow damage to your target and an additional (75% of Attack power) Shadow damage to all enemies within 8 yds of your target. Lesser creatures struck by a Wailing Arrow are stunned for 6 sec.

PH – DNT – 9.1 Raid Quiver: Back which can be worn by all players, but the unique effect looks to only be able to be usable by Hunters.

Every 5 shots, trigger Withering Fire, striking up to 5 enemies in front of you for 195 Shadow damage.

DNT – PH – 9.1 Raid Dagger Agi (Sylvanas)

Sylvanas dagger doesn’t give any specific skills when equipped in PTR build 38394, however it’s not the final version and most likely the ability will be added in the future.

Old Warrior’s Soul

Equip: Gain Undying Rage and Endless Duty. Undying Rage: While in combat, your rage builds, increasing your Haste by X every 10 sec. Endless Duty – When a nearby ally’s health drops below 50%, sacrifice Y of your health to heal them for Y.

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