WoW Cataclysm Classic: Blackwing Descent Guide

Blackwing Descent

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Hello everyone and welcome to another InstantCarry blog post! The final Raid that we will cover in our  Raid Guides tour for the Raids of Cataclysm Classic Phase 1 is the Blackwing Descent.

The enemies of this Raid-Dungeon are definitely interesting and quite formidable. Another thing to note that this along with the Throne of the Four Winds and The Bastion of Twilight mark the beginning of the first Tier of Raiding in Cataclysm Classic. This amazing Raid consists of 6(Six) Raid-Bosses.

Compared to the other two Raids, this one arguably has the most trash. However, it is quite manageable, and negligible. the layout of the instance is quite simple and after you defeat the first two Bosses you can then choose which ones you wish to defeat in whichever order you want and in the end you will face of Nefarian.

Without further ado, lets jump into the Guide and learn how to overcome this Raid!

What is the Blackwing Descent?

The Blackwing Descent is a 10 and 25-man raid instance that’s being re-introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic. Alongside The Bastion of Twilight and Throne of the Four Winds, it forms part of the first raiding tier of the Cataclysm expansion.

In the Blackwing Descent, you will face a total of 6 bosses on Normal and Heroic difficulty.


When Deathwing emerged from Deepholm, he revived his son Nefarian. Dwelling on the lessons learned from his defeat in Blackwing Lair, he has burrowed deeper into the heart of Blackrock Mountain, and rebuilt his sanctuary. The Vault of the Shadowflame, a deep pit of cascading magma, is the heart of Blackwing Descent, and the location of horrific new experiments in undeath and magical augmentation, including a triumph dear to even Nefarian’s cold, wrathful heart. Only death awaits those fools who would assume that the Lord of Blackrock will be easily defeated a second time.

Who is Nefarian? 

Nefarian (also known as Blackwing) is a black dragon and the eldest son of Deathwing. In WoW Classic he appeared in his human guise as Lord Victor Nefarius, the Lord of Blackrock. Holding the Blackrock clan and various clans of ogres under his control, Nefarian ruled from his lair at the top of Blackrock Spire, before he was defeated. After his defeat he was resurrected and brought to life by his father – Deathwing.

With the return of Deathwing and the Cataclysm that followed, Nefarian burrowed deep into The Vault of Shadowflame. By having Cho’gall and the Twilight’s Hammer as well as his powerful allies, the Elemental Lords Al’Akir and Ragnaros, he wants to help his father bring about desctruction and reshape Azeroth.

Where is The Blackwing Descent Located?

The Blackwing Descent is a Tier 11 raid dungeon located at the very terrasse where we’ve defeated Nefarian previously in Blackwing Lair. The entrance to the raid instance is close to Nefarian‘s throne in Blackwing Lair and is accessible by flying to the throne on the eastern side of Blackrock Mountain.

Which Bosses are there in The Blackwing Descent? 

The Bosses of Blackwing Descent are:

  • Omnotron Defense System
  • Magmaw
  • Chimaeron
  • Atramedes
  • Maloriak
  • Nefarian

Who is Lady Sinestra? 

Sintharia, also known as Lady Sinestra in her human guise, was the former prime consort of Deathwing and the mother of Nefarian and Onyxia. She was long believed to be dead, but her dark experiments led to the creation of the Twilight Dragonflight, a new breed of dragons through which she intended to rule Azeroth. Her initial plans failed when she was killed during the destruction of her own creation, the twilight dragon Dargonax. However, recent events revealed that she had been reanimated by the power of the Old Gods. From within the Bastion of Twilight, she gave birth to numerous twilight dragon offspring.

Now that we’ve covered all of this, lets jump into the Guide and see how you can defeat all of the Bosses that this Raid has to offer!

The Blackwing Descent – Omnotron Defense System Boss Guide

Omnotron Defense System

Here we will describe the encounter, tactics as well as everything important regarding the First Boss of the Blackwing Descent in Cataclysm Classic – the Omnotron Defense System.

Omnotron Defense System Encounter

The Omnotron Defense System is a council-style fight consisting of four golems: Arcanotron, Electron, Magmatron, and Toxitron. They activate one at a time, with a second golem activating before the previous one fully deactivates, resulting in overlaps that challenge raid coordination and positioning.

Golems and Abilities


  1. Power Generator: Creates a blue circle on the ground that increases damage dealt and restores mana to anyone standing in it. The raid should utilize this for DPS and healing boosts.
  2. Arcane Annihilator: A high-damage, interruptible spell. Interrupt priority.
  3. Power Conversion: Arcanotron gains a stacking damage buff when struck by attacks. This can be dispelled or purged.


  1. Electrical Discharge: Deals damage to a target and chains to nearby players. Spread out to minimize chaining.
  2. Lightning Conductor: Debuffs a random player, causing them to deal damage to nearby allies. The affected player must move away from the group.
  3. Unstable Shield: Reflects damage back to attackers. Stop DPS when this shield is active.


  1. Acquiring Target: Marks a player for a fire beam attack. The marked player should move away from others, and the beam will follow them until it fires.
  2. Incineration Security Measure: Deals raid-wide fire damage. Healers should prepare for this.
  3. Barrier: Absorbs damage and explodes if broken, dealing damage to the raid. Cease DPS when this barrier is up.


  1. Poison Protocol: Summons Poison Bombs that target random players and explode on impact. Avoid these bombs.
  2. Chemical Bomb: Throws a bomb that creates a green pool, increasing damage taken by anyone standing in it. Tanks can position bosses in this pool to increase damage taken.
  3. Poison Soaked Shell: Applies a stacking poison debuff to attackers. Dispel or avoid attacking when active.


General Strategy

  1. Activations: Only two golems are active at any given time, but the overlap means you’ll often be dealing with two sets of abilities.
  2. Interrupts: Prioritize interrupting Arcanotron’s Arcane Annihilator and Electron’s Lightning Conductor.
  3. Positioning: Spread out to minimize chain damage from Electron and avoid splash damage from Toxitron’s Poison Protocol.
  4. Debuff Management: Players debuffed by Lightning Conductor or targeted by Magmatron’s Acquiring Target must move away from the raid.
  5. Utilize Buffs: Stand in Arcanotron’s Power Generator for DPS and mana regeneration when safe.
  6. Avoid Shields: Stop DPS when Electron’s Unstable Shield or Magmatron’s Barrier is active to avoid reflecting or explosion damage.

Specific Phases and Overlaps

  1. Arcanotron + Electron: Interrupt Arcane Annihilator and spread out to avoid chaining Electrical Discharge.
  2. Electron + Magmatron: Spread out and ensure that the player with Lightning Conductor moves away. Prepare for raid-wide damage from Incineration Security Measure.
  3. Magmatron + Toxitron: Avoid Poison Bombs and make use of Chemical Bomb pools to increase damage on Magmatron, ensuring the Acquiring Target player moves out.
  4. Toxitron + Arcanotron: Utilize Power Generators, avoid Poison Bombs, and dispel or avoid stacking poisons from Toxitron’s Poison Soaked Shell.

Tips for Success

  1. Clear Communication: Assign specific players to interrupts and call out debuffs and movement requirements.
  2. Cooldown Management: Use healing cooldowns during heavy damage phases like Magmatron’s Incineration Security Measure.
  3. Tank Coordination: Tanks should position bosses strategically to maximize the use of buffs and minimize raid damage.
  4. Adaptive Strategy: Be prepared to adapt your strategy based on which golems are active and their ability overlaps.

By managing the abilities of each golem effectively and coordinating movement and interrupts, your raid can successfully dismantle the Omnotron Defense System.

The Blackwing Descent First Boss – Omnotron Defense System Boss Guide (Video)

The Blackwing Descent – Magmaw Boss Guide


Magmaw Encounter

The Magmaw encounter is a two-phase fight that requires careful positioning and coordination to handle both the boss’s abilities and the adds that spawn throughout the encounter. This guide covers the normal mode strategy for defeating Magmaw in Blackwing Descent.

Phase One: Magmaw Active


  1. Mangle: Magmaw mangles the current tank, inflicting massive damage over 30 seconds and increasing damage taken by 100%. This requires tank cooldowns and strong healing. After 30 seconds, the tank is thrown into Magmaw’s mouth and needs to be quickly healed.
  2. Lava Spew: Deals raid-wide fire damage. Healers should be ready for this periodic burst.
  3. Pillar of Flame: Marks a random location, dealing massive damage to anyone standing there and spawning Lava Parasites. Players must quickly move out of the marked area.
  4. Ignition: Magmaw ignites half the room, dealing massive damage to anyone standing in the affected area. This forces the raid to constantly move from one side of the room to the other.
  5. Magma Spit: Deals fire damage to random players throughout the fight. Healers need to manage this ongoing damage.
  6. Parasitic Infection: Inflicts damage and spawns Lava Parasites on affected players. Players must be ready to kill these adds quickly.


  1. Positioning: The raid should be grouped up near the middle of the room, ready to move as a group to avoid Ignition and Pillar of Flame. Ranged DPS and healers should be spread out to minimize Lava Spew and Magma Spit damage.
  2. Pillar of Flame: When a Pillar of Flame is cast, all players must move out of the marked location to avoid damage and the spawning Lava Parasites. Quickly kill the parasites using AoE abilities.
  3. Tanking: The tank should use cooldowns during Mangle and healers need to be prepared for the increased damage taken. A secondary tank or a designated player should be ready to pick up the Lava Parasites.
  4. Ignition: Move as a group to the other side of the room when Ignition is cast to avoid taking damage.

Phase Two: Exposed Head


  1. Head Exposed: Magmaw becomes immobile and takes increased damage. This is the burn phase where the raid can deal significant damage.
  2. Noxious Spit: Deals damage to random players during this phase.


  1. Chain Control: Two players must jump onto Magmaw’s back and use chains to impale him, initiating the Head Exposed phase. Coordinate who will perform this role ahead of time.
  2. Burst Damage: During the Head Exposed phase, focus all DPS on Magmaw’s head. Use DPS cooldowns to maximize damage output.
  3. Heal through Spit: Healers need to manage the damage from Noxious Spit and continue healing the raid.

Heroic Differences

In Heroic mode, Magmaw has additional abilities and increased damage, and the strategy must adapt to handle these changes:

  1. Blazing Bone Constructs: Adds that spawn throughout the fight and need to be tanked and killed.
  2. Lava Surge: More frequent and powerful lava abilities.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Raid Cooldowns: Use raid-wide cooldowns such as Heroism/Bloodlust/Time Warp during the Head Exposed phase to maximize damage.
  2. Communication: Clear communication is essential for handling Pillar of Flame and Ignition. Ensure everyone knows when and where to move.
  3. Add Management: Quickly deal with Lava Parasites and any other adds that spawn to prevent being overwhelmed.

By following this strategy and ensuring smooth execution of the movement and damage phases, your raid will be able to defeat Magmaw and proceed further into Blackwing Descent.

The Blackwing Descent Second Boss – Magmaw Boss Guide (Video)

The Blackwing Descent – Chimaeron Boss Guide


Chimaeron Encounter

The Chimaeron encounter in Blackwing Descent is a unique and challenging fight that tests the healing capabilities of your raid due to its mechanics that focus on survival through specific health thresholds rather than traditional damage mitigation. This guide covers the normal mode strategy for defeating Chimaeron.

Phase One: Normal Mode


  1. Caustic Slime: Targets two random raid members, dealing damage that leaves them at 1 health if they are above 10,000 health when hit. This ability also reduces healing received by 75% for 4 seconds.
  2. Massacre: Deals massive damage to all raid members, leaving everyone at 1 health. This ability occurs periodically and serves as a reset point for health levels.
  3. Feud: Chimaeron stops using Massacre and instead casts multiple Caustic Slimes at the raid. During this phase, Bile-O-Tron 800, a robot in the room, will be offline, disabling the Finkle’s Mixture buff.
  4. Double Attack: Chimaeron’s next two melee swings hit the same target. This ability requires careful tank cooldown management.
  5. Break: A stacking debuff applied to the tank, increasing physical damage taken by 25% per stack.


  1. Bile-O-Tron 800: At the start of the fight, ensure the raid is close to the Bile-O-Tron 800 to receive the Finkle’s Mixture buff, which keeps players alive as long as their health is above 10,000.
  2. Healing Assignments: Healers must focus on topping off players to at least 10,000 health to survive Caustic Slime and Massacre. Assign specific healers to the tanks and others to the raid.
  3. Tank Management: Use two tanks to handle Break debuff stacks and Double Attack. Tanks need to coordinate cooldowns to survive Double Attack, especially when Break stacks are high. Tank swaps should occur after a set number of Break stacks, typically 2-3.
  4. Massacre: After each Massacre, quickly top off players above 10,000 health. Assign healers to specific groups or raid frames to ensure efficient healing.
  5. Feud Phase: When Chimaeron enters Feud, the raid should stack together for AoE healing to mitigate the increased number of Caustic Slimes. Use healing cooldowns during this phase to manage the heavy raid-wide damage. Tanks should continue to use cooldowns for Double Attack during Feud.
  6. Positioning: Spread out during the non-Feud phase to minimize the impact of Caustic Slime, then stack up during Feud for efficient healing.

Phase Two: Mortality


  1. Mortality: Chimaeron reduces healing received by 99% and increases damage taken by 10%. This phase begins when Chimaeron reaches 20% health.


  1. DPS Burn: When Chimaeron transitions to Mortality at 20% health, it becomes a burn phase where all DPS should focus on killing the boss as quickly as possible.
  2. Survival: Healing is severely limited during Mortality, so prioritize personal survival cooldowns, health potions, and healthstones. Tanks should use their strongest cooldowns to survive as long as possible.
  3. Kite if Necessary: If both tanks die, use kiting strategies to keep Chimaeron away from the rest of the raid while DPS finishes the boss.

Heroic Differences

In Heroic mode, Chimaeron has increased health and damage output. Additionally, there are more Caustic Slimes during Feud phases, requiring even more precise and intensive healing. The overall strategy remains the same, but the execution must be flawless to handle the increased difficulty.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Healthstones and Potions: Encourage all raid members to use healthstones and health potions during critical moments, especially in Phase Two.
  2. Tank Cooldowns: Coordinate tank cooldowns carefully for Double Attack and high stacks of Break.
  3. Communication: Maintain clear communication throughout the fight, especially during transitions to Feud and Mortality phases.
  4. Healing Assignments: Ensure that healers know their specific assignments and are ready to use healing cooldowns during Feud.

By focusing on precise healing, efficient tank swaps, and maximizing DPS during the burn phase, your raid will be able to defeat Chimaeron and continue progressing through Blackwing Descent.

The Blackwing Descent Third Boss – Chimaeron Boss Guide (Video)

The Blackwing Descent – Atramedes Boss Guide


Atramedes Encounter

Atramedes is a blind dragon and one of the boss encounters in Blackwing Descent. The fight is unique due to the Sound mechanic, which requires careful management by all raid members to avoid becoming a prime target for Atramedes’ powerful abilities. The encounter consists of two alternating phases: a Ground Phase and an Air Phase.


Sound Mechanic

  • Sound Bar: Each player has a sound bar that increases when hit by Atramedes’ abilities. If a player’s sound reaches 100, Atramedes will focus and kill them.
  • Gongs: Throughout the room, there are several gongs that can be used to interrupt Atramedes’ abilities and reset sound levels. However, gongs can only be used once each.

Ground Phase Abilities

  1. Modulation: Deals moderate damage to all players and increases their sound by 7. This ability occurs every 15 seconds.
  2. Sonic Breath: Targets a random player and chases them, leaving a damaging trail. Players must move quickly to avoid it.
  3. Sonar Pulse: Creates discs that move outward from Atramedes. If a player is hit, their sound increases.
  4. Searing Flames: Deals heavy fire damage to all players and increases their sound significantly. This ability must be interrupted by hitting a gong.

Air Phase Abilities

  1. Roaring Flame Breath: Targets a random player and chases them with a fire breath, leaving a trail of fire on the ground.
  2. Sonar Bombs: Drops bombs that create circles on the ground, which explode after a short time, increasing sound for any players caught in the explosion.
  3. Fireball Barrage: Targets players with fireballs that must be dodged to avoid damage and sound increase.


Ground Phase

  1. Positioning: Spread out around Atramedes to minimize the impact of Sonar Pulses and make it easier to dodge Sonic Breath.
  2. Modulation: Healers should be prepared to heal the moderate raid-wide damage from Modulation.
  3. Sonic Breath: The targeted player must run away from the raid and avoid the trailing damage. Other players should be ready to use defensive cooldowns if necessary.
  4. Sonar Pulse: Dodge the discs to avoid sound increases.
  5. Searing Flames: Designate a player to hit a gong to interrupt Searing Flames. Communicate clearly about which gongs have been used to avoid wasting them.

Air Phase

  1. Kiting Roaring Flame Breath: The targeted player must run away in a clear path, avoiding other players and fire on the ground.
  2. Dodging Sonar Bombs: Watch for the circles on the ground and move out of them quickly.
  3. Fireball Barrage: Move continuously to dodge incoming fireballs.

Heroic Differences

In Heroic mode, Atramedes’ abilities deal more damage and increase sound levels more significantly. There are also additional Sonar Pulses and Bombs, requiring even more precise movement and sound management. The strategy remains similar, but execution must be flawless, and coordination with gong usage becomes even more critical.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Sound Management: Monitor your sound level constantly and adjust your positioning to avoid unnecessary increases.
  2. Gong Usage: Plan and communicate the usage of gongs effectively to interrupt Searing Flames and reset sound levels during critical moments.
  3. Personal Cooldowns: Use personal defensive cooldowns to mitigate damage, especially if you are targeted by Sonic Breath or Roaring Flame Breath.
  4. Position Awareness: Stay aware of your surroundings to dodge Sonar Pulses and Bombs effectively.

By focusing on sound management, precise movement, and effective communication, your raid can successfully defeat Atramedes and progress further into Blackwing Descent.

The Blackwing Descent Fourth Boss – Atramedes Boss Guide (Video)

The Blackwing Descent – Maloriak Boss Guide


Maloriak Encounter

Maloriak is one of the encounters in Blackwing Descent, involving a fight with an alchemist dragonkin who uses a variety of vials to cast different spells throughout the encounter. The fight consists of alternating phases defined by the colors of the vials he uses, culminating in a final burn phase.


Phase 1: Vial Phases

  1. Red Vial Phase (Fire)
    • Scorching Blast: Deals fire damage in a cone in front of Maloriak. The raid should spread out to minimize damage and avoid standing in front of Maloriak.
  2. Blue Vial Phase (Frost)
    • Flash Freeze: Freezes several raid members in ice blocks, which must be broken quickly to release them.
    • Biting Chill: Debuffs a random player, causing them to deal frost damage to nearby players. The affected player should move away from others.
  3. Green Vial Phase (Poison)
    • Debilitating Slime: Covers the raid with slime, reducing their resistance and making Maloriak take increased damage. This is the burn phase to maximize DPS on Maloriak.
    • Adds: During the Green Phase, Maloriak will also release adds that need to be controlled and killed.

Phase 2: Burn Phase (25%)

  • Magma Jets: Maloriak creates fiery jets on the ground that must be avoided.
  • Absolute Zero: Summons spheres that explode after a few seconds, dealing frost damage. These must be dodged.
  • Acid Nova: Deals nature damage to the entire raid over time. Healers need to be prepared to heal through this.


Phase 1: Vial Phases

  1. Red Vial Phase
    • Positioning: Spread out around Maloriak to avoid splash damage from Scorching Blast. Melee should stay behind Maloriak to avoid the cone attack.
    • Cooldowns: Use personal and raid cooldowns to mitigate fire damage if necessary.
  2. Blue Vial Phase
    • Flash Freeze: Quickly free players trapped in ice blocks. Assign specific players to handle breaking the ice blocks to ensure quick releases.
    • Biting Chill: Affected players should move away from the raid to prevent splash damage.
  3. Green Vial Phase
    • Adds Control: Tanks should pick up the released adds and group them up. Use crowd control abilities to manage them.
    • Burn Phase: Focus all DPS on Maloriak while he is taking increased damage. Save major cooldowns for this phase to maximize damage output.

Phase 2: Burn Phase (25%)

  1. Avoid Mechanics: Dodge Magma Jets and Absolute Zero spheres to minimize damage.
  2. Healing: Healers need to be prepared for heavy raid-wide damage from Acid Nova. Use healing cooldowns to sustain the raid.
  3. DPS Focus: Continue to focus on Maloriak, avoiding unnecessary movement and maximizing DPS output.

Heroic Differences

In Heroic mode, the mechanics are more punishing, and additional adds are released. Coordination and execution become even more critical.

  • Release Abberations: During Phase 1, Maloriak will release more adds that need to be controlled and killed quickly.
  • Consuming Flames: A debuff that deals damage over time and explodes if not properly managed. The affected player should be healed through the debuff duration.
  • Improved Debilitating Slime: The damage increase on Maloriak is more significant, making it even more crucial to maximize DPS during the Green Phase.
  • Phase 2 Adjustments: The burn phase is more intense, with more frequent and powerful mechanics. The raid must remain highly mobile and responsive to avoid incoming damage.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Add Management: Assign specific players to crowd control and DPS the adds to ensure they do not overwhelm the raid.
  2. Cooldown Management: Use defensive and healing cooldowns strategically to mitigate heavy damage phases, especially during the Red and Blue phases.
  3. Communication: Clear communication is essential for handling Flash Freeze, Biting Chill, and add control. Ensure everyone knows their role and responsibilities.
  4. Positioning: Proper positioning can greatly reduce the damage taken from various mechanics. Spread out appropriately and move as needed to avoid damage zones.

By mastering the mechanics of each vial phase and executing a coordinated strategy, your raid can successfully defeat Maloriak and progress to the Final Boss of Blackwing Descent.

The Blackwing Descent Fifth Boss – Maloriak Boss Guide (Video)

The Blackwing Descent Final Boss – Nefarian Boss Guide


Nefarian Encounter

Nefarian is the final boss in Blackwing Descent, presenting a multi-phase encounter that tests a raid’s coordination, adaptability, and execution. This battle includes complex mechanics involving both Nefarian and his sister Onyxia, requiring careful management of various abilities and phases.

Encounter Overview

The fight consists of three distinct phases:

  1. Phase 1: Onyxia and Nefarian
  2. Phase 2: Pillars
  3. Phase 3: Nefarian’s Final Stand

Phase 1: Onyxia and Nefarian


  • Onyxia:
    • Electrocute: Onyxia periodically discharges electricity, requiring the raid to spread out to minimize damage.
    • Lightning Charge: When Onyxia reaches full energy, she will cause an explosion dealing massive raid-wide damage.
    • Cleave and Tail Swipe: Onyxia uses a frontal cleave and a tail swipe, so tanks and melee DPS need to position correctly to avoid these abilities.
  • Nefarian:
    • Shadowflame Breath: A frontal cone attack that deals massive Shadowflame damage. Tanks must face Nefarian away from the raid.
    • Cleave and Tail Swipe: Similar to Onyxia, Nefarian uses these abilities, requiring careful positioning.
    • Shadowflame Barrage: Nefarian casts this at random raid members, dealing Shadowflame damage over time.


  1. Positioning: Tanks should position Onyxia and Nefarian facing away from the raid to avoid Cleave and Tail Swipe. The raid should spread out to minimize damage from Electrocute and Shadowflame Barrage.
  2. Managing Onyxia’s Energy: Focus DPS on Onyxia to bring her to 30% health as quickly as possible to transition into Phase 2 before she reaches full energy.
  3. Interrupts: Assign interrupts to handle Onyxia’s cast abilities to reduce incoming damage.
  4. Healing: Healers need to be prepared for Electrocute and other raid-wide damage abilities.

Phase 2: Pillars


  • Lava: The floor becomes lava, dealing significant damage over time to anyone standing in it.
  • Pillars: Three pillars rise from the lava, with Chromatic Prototypes on each one.
  • Interrupting Blast Nova: The Prototypes cast Blast Nova, which must be interrupted to prevent massive raid-wide damage.


  1. Movement: Immediately move to the pillars as the floor turns to lava. Assign groups to each pillar.
  2. Interrupt Assignments: Assign specific players to interrupt the Blast Nova casts on each pillar. Ensure a rotation is in place to handle multiple casts.
  3. Killing the Prototypes: Focus DPS on killing the Chromatic Prototypes while managing interrupts.
  4. Healing: Healers should be assigned to each group to ensure everyone is kept alive while on the pillars.

Phase 3: Nefarian’s Final Stand


  • Shadowblaze Spark: Nefarian periodically casts Shadowblaze Spark, creating flames that deal damage over time. These must be avoided.
  • Electrocute: Nefarian continues to cast Electrocute, similar to Phase 1.
  • Bone Warriors: Nefarian resurrects Bone Warriors, which will pursue raid members.


  1. Positioning: Spread out to minimize the impact of Shadowblaze Spark. Tanks should keep Nefarian positioned away from the raid.
  2. Managing Bone Warriors: Kite the Bone Warriors and avoid standing in the flames they leave behind. Use slows, stuns, and other control abilities to manage them.
  3. Healing and Cooldowns: Use healing cooldowns to manage Electrocute and other heavy damage periods.
  4. DPS Focus: Focus all DPS on Nefarian while managing the mechanics. Burn him down as quickly as possible to avoid being overwhelmed by Bone Warriors and Shadowblaze Sparks.

Heroic Differences

In Heroic mode, the fight becomes significantly more challenging with additional mechanics:

  • Additional Bone Warriors: More Bone Warriors are resurrected, requiring more intensive kiting and control.
  • More Frequent Electrocute: Nefarian casts Electrocute more frequently, necessitating tighter healing coordination.
  • Enhanced Abilities: All abilities deal more damage, and the enrage timer is tighter, requiring maximum DPS and efficiency.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Communication: Clear communication is key for managing interrupts, kiting Bone Warriors, and avoiding Shadowblaze Sparks.
  2. Cooldown Management: Use cooldowns strategically during heavy damage phases like Electrocute and transitions between phases.
  3. Practice: This encounter requires practice to master the transitions and manage the various mechanics smoothly.

By understanding and executing these strategies, your raid can successfully defeat Nefarian and claim victory in Blackwing Descent.

The Blackwing Descent Final Boss – Nefarian Boss Guide (Video)


With Nefarian we will conclude our Blackwing Descent Complete Boss Guide. We hope that this Guide will help you overcome this intense Raid and gain many great loot and Rewards as well as find the best possible tactics for your Guild, Group or PuG to defeat the Bosses of this Instance.

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How to overcome ALL BOSSES in Blackwing Descent in Cataclysm Classic (Video)