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Dark Inquisitor Xanesh

Updated on 11/21/2020, 10:15:06
Few can resist the whispers of the Old Gods, but those who do find themselves at the "mercy" of Dark Inquisitor Xanesh. A cruel and sadistic torturer, Xanesh prides herself on slowly carving the sanity away from those in her charge until all that remains is unwavering devotion to N'Zoth.
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    Fight Summary

    This is a single phase encounter where the core mechanics of the fight are handled by set members of the raid. However, how you position the boss is vital for this mechanic.

    During this encounter you will observe Azshara who is trapped in the centre of the room and the boss Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

    Queen Azshara

    Anguish - This is low ticking shadow damage which deals damage for the entire encounter, it is unavoidable.

    Torment - This is cast on Azshara by Xanesh which will then make Azshara erupt with Void energy.

    There will be 3 pulses of void energy in total, for this the room will be divided into 8 segments.

    Alternate segments of the room will be filled with Void for pulses 1 and 2, and for pulse 3 only 2 segments (which are directly opposite each other) will be free of the void energy. You can see this in action below.

    Void Ritual - This is the main mechanic of the fight. 3 eyes will spawn on the floor, one directly behind the boss and one either side.

    Ideally you want to complete the Void Orb run with as few interactions as possible to maximise boss damage.

    Summon Ritual Obelisk - The amount of Obelisks spawned is increased significantly and has set patterns to follow. Unfortunately not many groups on testing got very far, so this section of the guide will be updated once this has gone live. Linked is an example of the first Obelisk pattern on Mythic.

    Tank Damage Profile

    50% Physical
    50% Shadow
     
     

    Tanking Notes

    Swap on each stack of Abyssal Strike (Mythic: Swap on 2 Stacks)

    Ensure the boss is positioned in a way that the Void Ritual is safe to stand in

    Class Tips/Tricks

    Brewmaster Monk

    If you are tanking near the edge of the room, place Transcendence down so you can teleport back up if you get knocked off

    Vengeance Demon Hunter

    Infernal Strike can be useful to avoid the last hit of Torment

    Fiery Brand can be used to mitigate the damage from Abyssal Strike

    [Mythic] Sigil of Silence can be useful to interrupt the Awakened Terror you are not attacking when multiple are up

    Protection Paladin

    You can block Touch of Pain

    Blessed Hammer works to reduce the damage from Touch of Pain

    Blessing of Spellwarding can be used to negate the damage from Abyssal Strike but will not negate the stack

    [Mythic] Avenger's Shield is very useful for keeping the Awakened Terror's interrupted 

    Protection Warrior

    Spell Reflection can be used to mitigate the damage from Abyssal Strike

    Heroic Leap can be useful to avoid the last hit of Torment

    You can deflect Touch of Pain with Spell Reflection

    Guardian Druid

    Stampeding Roar can be very useful to help people move from Torment

    Blood Death Knight

    Anti-Magic Shell can be used to mitigate/negate the damage from Abyssal Strike but will not negate the stack

    Death's Advance can be used to negate the knockback from Abyssal Strike

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