Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid

Abberus the Shadowed Crucible is a new nine boss raid. Blizzard is releasing this raid with all difficulties unlocked at the same time, including Mythic (starting May 9th on NA realms).

The following guides are designed around Heroic, with brief snippets at the bottom on Mythic mechanics.  The strategies within will work on normal mode as well with reduced mechanics – it’s always good to practice good habits!

As always, these guides are subject to change as they are based on PTR testing, and will be updated ASAP upon hitting live servers. The final boss wasn’t available to test on the PTR and the guide for it will release a little later.

Useful information

  • Abberus is not a linear raid and you have some choices over which bosses you take on when.
    • You must kill Kazzara first, and then you can choose between two 2 boss wings (each wing end boss offers tier).
      • Wing 1 (Left) – Amalgamation Chamber followed by The Forgotten Experiments.
        • This is the recommended path due to easier difficulty.
      • Wing 2 (Right) – Zaqali Assault followed by Rashok.
        • End bosses of each wing include tier (at 3 IL higher than the first bosses).
    • After completing both wings, you continue on a linear path to face Zskarn, Magmorax, and the Echo of Neltharion.  Each of these bosses drops the remaining tier pieces.
      • Note: Class trinkets drop from Neltharion as a rare higher IL drop.
    • Finally, you face Scalecommander Sarkareth, the final boss – it drops an omni tier token that can be converted into any tier slot.

Key consumables

  • Draconic Phial Cauldron and Potion Cauldron
  • Food (usually feasts provided by your guild)
  • Augment Runes
  • Enchants and Gems
  • Vantus Runes for the progression boss that week

QE Live will be updated for Dragonflight 10.1 the day the patch goes live, for all of your healer gearing needs including Top Gear, trinket graphs and more.


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