Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (2024)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Mandl and Panthea36 comments

General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Blood Death Knight for eachboss of the following raid: Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

1.

Introduction

Below, you can find class and spec-specific advice for every fight inAberrus. If you are looking for a general overview ofthe Raid that is not spec-specific, check out our dedicated Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible guides.

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guides

On this page, you will find Blood Death Knight specificinformation to deal with each boss in the Aberrus raid.These are not complete encounter guides but rather provide specific tips fordoing the bosses as a Blood Death Knight.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of eachencounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is containedhere are details specifically tailored toward Blood Death Knightand what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game by clicking 'Copy Export String.'

3.

Kazzara, the Hellforged

3.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

3.2.

Tips

  • Taunt swap on every stack of Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (1) Terror Claws.
  • Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (2) Terror Claws deals a combination of Physical and Magic damage.If you have Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (3) Blood Shield active and some Runic Power for Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (4) Death Strikeyou should be more than fine. You can use additional cooldowns if necessary, dependingon your HP% at the time of cast.
  • Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (5) Death's Advance to negate the pushback from Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (6) Wings of Extinction.

For more information, please refer to our Kazzara guide.

4.

The Amalgamation Chamber

4.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

4.2.

Tips

  • Be prepared with Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (7) Death Strike for Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (8) Shadow Spike / Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (9) Flame Slash.
  • Depending on your strategy for this encounter, you may need to swap bosses during Phase 1.If this is the case, be ready to run with Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (10) Death's Advance.
  • Fire - Phase 1: You can comfortably solo soak Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (11) Fiery Meteorwith Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (12) Anti-Magic Shell.
  • Shadow - Phase 1: The stacking health reduction from this boss will makeBlood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (13) Shadow Spike more deadly. Be prepared to use cooldowns to survive thesehits.
  • Phase 2: The tank combo in this phase will require a taunt immediatelyafter Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (14) Withering Vulnerability and the tank that taunted shouldmake sure that the other tank is not hit by Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (15) Shadowflame Burst.

For more information, please refer to our Amalgamation Chamber guide.

5.

The Forgotten Experiments

5.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

5.2.

Tips

  • Taunt swap at 3-4 stacks of Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (16) Infused Strikes.
  • When both tanks have Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (17) Infused Strikes stacks, run into eachother to clear them. Do not do this again until Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (18) Infused Explosion hasfaded.
  • Phase 3: Whoever is not tanking the boss should focus on keepingBlood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (19) Temporal Anomaly orbs away from the boss by running into them.

For more information, please refer to our Forgotten Experiments guide.

6.

Assault of the Zaqali

6.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

  • Be ready to Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (20) Dark Command and Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (21) Death Grip adds as theyappear.
  • Tank all adds on top of the Magma Mystic.
  • Taunt the boss as soon as he jumps to your platform.
  • Mythic: The pushback from Ignara can be negated with Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (22) Death's Advance.

For more information, please refer to our Assault of the Zaqali guide.

7.

Rashok, the Elder

7.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

7.2.

Tips

  • The tank mechanic of this fight is a combo hit. Taunt when you see the sameattack appear in the pattern. You do not want to be hit by Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (23) Flaming Slashor Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (24) Earthen Crush twice in the same combo.
  • When Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (25) Shadowlava Blast is cast (big purple cone). Use this asyour indicator to drag the boss into the middle of the room.

For more information, please refer to our Rashok the Elder guide.

8.

The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn

8.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

8.2.

Tips

  • Taunt swap at 5-6 stacks of Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (26) Searing Claws.
  • When you are not tanking, try to soak Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (27) Shrapnel Bomb's. Aimto have some Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (28) Blood Shield active for this so you do not die whilstbeing out of range of the boss.
  • The pushback from Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (29) Blast Wave can be negated with Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (30) Death's Advance.
  • The Golems can be gripped together. You can opt to save Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (31) Abomination Limbon the pull and use it on their first appearance, or use it on pull and saveit for the second set.
  • You can stop the casts from the Golems with Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (32) Death Grip, Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (33) Mind Freeze,Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (34) Blinding Sleet and Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (35) Asphyxiate.
  • Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (36) Tactical Destruction is always cast on the pillars closestto the boss. When the Golems spawn, move the boss closer to the middle so themelee DPS do not have to run as much.

For more information, please refer to our Zskarn guide.

9.

Magmorax

9.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

9.2.

Tips

  • When Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (37) Incinerating Maws is cast, wait until the attack hasfinished before taunting.
  • If you are the target of Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (38) Incinerating Maws use Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (39) Anti-Magic Shellto help survive the hits.
  • Keep the boss away from Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (40) Magma Puddle's.
  • When you are not tanking soak Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (41) Magma Puddle's to reduce theirsize.
  • The knockback from Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (42) Overpowering Stomp can be negatedwith Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (43) Death's Advance.

For more information, please refer to our Magmorax guide.

10.

Echo of Neltharion

10.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

10.2.

Tips

  • Do not use Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (44) Death's Advance on the knockbacks in this fight.You want to be knocked through walls.
  • Phase 1: Taunt after Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (45) Calamitous Strike.
  • Phase 1: After Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (46) Calamitous Strike the boss will castBlood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (47) Echoing Fissure, and this will be your indicator to move to anew area.
  • Phase 2: Keep the boss near the Voice from Beyond adds to kill them.
  • Phase 2: When an add has died, move to the next one.
  • Phase 2: The tank mechanic in this phase is Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (48) Sunder Shadow.He will knock you through a wall, and shortly after, all walls between where youwere knocked from to where you are now will be destroyed.
  • Phase 3: Gain threat on the spawning adds.
  • Phase 3: When Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (49) Ebon Destruction is cast run into a portalto survive.

For more information, please refer to our Neltharion guide.

11.

Scalecommander Sarkareth

11.1.

Talents/Build

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

11.2.

Tips

  • Phase 1: Swap after each stack of Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (50) Burning Claws. This will leavea debuff on the tank which will deal damage to the entire raid based on the amount ofdamage you took. Utilise Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (51) Anti-Magic Shell, Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (52) Icebound Fortitude and Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (53) Lichborneto mitigate it.
  • Phase 1: Stand in one Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (54) Searing Breath to remove Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (55) Oppressing Howl.
  • Intermission 1: Soak the 3 pools that spawn around your character to leave this realm. Ifyou take too long between the soaks or do not soak all 3 you will die.
  • Intermission 1: Run through 10 Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (56) Astral Flares before you soak all 3 pools.
  • Phase 2: Swap after each stack of Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (57) Void Claws.
  • Phase 2: Stand in pools on the ground to enter the shadow realm from the intermission andlet your Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (58) Void Claws debuff expire inside there to avoid dealing damage to the raid.
  • Phase 2: Make good use of your grips to keep the adds on top of the boss.
  • Phase 3: Swap after each stack of Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (59) Void Slash. This is a frontal attack; ensureno other player is hit.
  • Phase 3: Similar to Phase 2 stand in pools on the ground to enter the shadow realm and letyour debuff expire in here to avoid dealing damage to the raid.
  • Phase 3: The pushback from Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (60) Scouring Eternity can be negated with Blood Death Knight Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (61) Death's Advance.

For more information, please refer to our Scalecommander Sarkareth guide.

12.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 09 May 2023: Page added.

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FAQs

Are Blood Death Knights good tanks in Dragonflight? ›

Blood Death Knight Viability in Dragonflight

With the right play style and the knowledge of encounters, Blood Death Knights are a force to be reckoned with, particularly in fights with infrequent, high, but not lethal Physical damage.

What is the best horde race for Blood Death Knight Dragonflight? ›

What is the best race for Blood Death Knights in Dragonflight? Alliance's best Blood Death Knight races are Human, Draenei, Night Elf, and Gnome. The best Blood DK races for Horde are Blood Elf, Orc, Undead, and Tauren.

What is the easiest Death Knight spec Dragonflight? ›

Frost is the easiest specialization to level. Its mechanics are simple and don't take long to learn. Unholy, in turn, forces you to follow a lot of mechanics and is very dependent on long cd utilities.

How much haste for blood dk dragonflight? ›

Haste : Between 17% and 24% Mastery : Between 45% and 65% (high-mastery type) OR Around 25% (high-versatility type)

What is the best beginner tank in Dragonflight? ›

Druid is a very easy and forgiving tank making it solid for any key level but the very top. It has no real advantage but is also not terrible.

What is the best race for Blood Death Knight tank? ›

What Race is Best for Blood Death Knights? For Horde players, we recommend Blood Elves. Arcane Torrent is a powerful ability, particularly in Mythic+ dungeons.

Is frost dk better than unholy? ›

Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)

Unholy Death Knight achieved 4.22% more maximum boss DPS than Frost Death Knight when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.

What race is best for Death Knight? ›

Melee damage and strength are hugely important to Unholy Death Knights. Orcs generally have great strength and physicality in World of Warcraft, making them ideal choices for such a position. Their “Blood Fury” gives them one of the best attack buffs available in the whole game, which is hugely useful to this class.

What is the best solo class in Dragonflight? ›

Best WoW Soloing Class

Blood Death Knight: Blood Death Knights are a tanking class that specializes in survivability and self-healing. They have a toolkit of abilities that allow them to soak up damage and heal themselves, making them great for soloing difficult content.

How much hit does a DK tank need? ›

Taking in account the bonus 6% Hit, you'll want to aim for 11% Spell hit. At level 80, 32.79 hit rating is required for 1% Physical Hit, and 26.23 hit rating is required for 1% spell hit.

What rune for blood dk? ›

Best Blood Death Knight Enchants in Dragonflight
SlotBest EnchantCheaper Version
WeaponRune of the Fallen Crusader
HelmIncandescent Essence
CloakHomebound SpeedGraceful Avoidance
ChestWaking StatsSustained Strength
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What does mastery do for blood dk? ›

Mastery purely increases the potency of the shield, not the heal itself. So if for example you had 100 mastery, and this would add 40% power to the shield your Death Strike would still heal for 9k but now shield you for 6.3k.

Are Death Knights good in Dragonflight? ›

The Unholy Death Knight is 100% viable in Dragonflight. We have an incredible burst, making us useful in all situations of the game! We are also incredibly tanky, something great as you progress through hard content. Dying is the number one factor for not killing a boss.

What race is best for Warrior tank Dragonflight? ›

Alliance's best Protection Warrior races are Kul Tiran, Dwarf, Human, Dark Iron Dwarf, and Mechagnome. The best Protection Warrior races for Horde are Blood Elf, Highmountain Tauren, Zandalari Troll, and Vulpera.

What is the best race for Death Knight tank? ›

What Race is Best for Blood Death Knights? For Horde players, we recommend Blood Elves. Arcane Torrent is a powerful ability, particularly in Mythic+ dungeons.

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