Tasked with guarding Castle Nathria's entry hall, the blind monster Shriekwing locates her victims with horrifying cries that reverberate off the chamber's walls. The last sound heard by trespassers in the Grand Walk is the monster's cry as she descends upon her prey.
Sire Denathrius seldom engages in the hunts himself, but Altimor makes certain the master has the finest beasts should he ever choose to indulge. Margore, Barghast, and Hecutis has been trained longer than most beasts have existed, and each is ready to deliver the Huntsman's wrath to any in his domain.
In Mythic difficulty, Sinseeker is permanently empowered when a gargon is released.
In Heroic difficulty, all players struck by Vicious Lunge are afflicted with Vicious Wound.
In Mythic difficulty, all players struck by Vicious Lunge are afflicted with Vicious Wound.
In the sinister confines of Castle Nathria, souls are being tortured not to redeem their sins, but to amplify them. The prideful Prince Kael'thas has been burdened with the sins of others, and his pain and hatred are channeled to make him a powerful weapon. This has imperiled his soul like no other, and it must be saved--if only to keep it from being unleashed upon the Shadowlands.
[Ember Blast], [Blazing Surge] and the Reborn Phoenixes's [Smoldering Plumage] leave this pool.
On Normal difficulty and higher, this also applies 6 applications [Lingering Embers], divided among all players hit.
On Heroic difficulty and higher, [Blazing Surge] targets a random player's position rather than the primary target's position.
On Mythic difficulty, the Reborn Phoenixes do not disappear when the Shade of Kael'thas is defeated.
Not everyone in Castle Nathria is loyal to Sire Denathrius. Some simply saw an opportunity and exploited it to their own ends. Artificer Xy'mox has worked with Denathrius but is mostly concerned with getting the better end of the deal, which may require the end of Nathria's invaders.
In Mythic difficulty, Denathrius' Relics remain available for the remainder of the encounter once they are removed from their display.
In Mythic difficulty, players are possessed until they are slain.
The devourers consume anima wherever they can find it. With drought afflicting the Shadowlands, it is no surprise that the hungriest and most dangerous of the devourers is drawn to the abundant store of anima here in the depths of Castle Nathria.
In Mythic difficulties, players who share their health with the target of Gluttonous Miasma gain an application of Essence Sap.
In Heroic and Mythic difficulties, when Expunge detonates an Obliterating Rift is left at the target's location.
Anima fuels the Shadowlands, and Lady Inerva Darkvein seeks to unlock its mysteries. Under Denathrius's tutelage, she has learned insidious secrets to turn against his enemies. She will strip anima from Nathria's invaders and use it to shape a dark new future.
The damage of Loose Anima increases with each open Primal Anima Container.
In Mythic Raid difficulty, the anima drained by opening a Primal Anima Container is transferred to all closed Primal Anima Containers .
While focused, a Primal Anima Container cannot be opened by players.
On Mythic Raid difficulty, the target is attacked by two images of their [Hidden Desires].
If no players are hit by the impact, [Unleashed Volatility] occurs.
In Mythic Raid difficulty, Sins and Suffering summons an additional Sins of the Past. Players must link all four orbs with the three beams of [Shared Suffering].
If players fail to connect Sins of the Past before they expire, [Indemnification] occurs.
In Raid Finder difficulty, victims are Silenced until they sever the connection of Shared Suffering by linking the Sins of the Past.
The Council of Blood presides over courtly functions in Revendreth. Castellan Niklaus is a strict military commander with an indomitable will and impenetrable armor. Lord Stavros, a foppish dandy, leads the court in dance but is also deadly with his blades. Baroness Frieda wields powerful anima magics and commands the dredger wait staff--along with the respect of the entire court.
Sludgefist was born in the muddy foundation beneath Castle Nathria and now wanders the halls as he awaits orders from Sire Denathrius. His massive footsteps reverberate throughout the castle, announcing his arrival from several rooms away.
Moving too far from an ally while affected with [Chain Link] will trigger [Shattering Chain].
In Mythic difficulty, Sludgefist enters a [Vengeful Rage] if Chain Slam fails to hit at least four players.
The ancient stoneborn generals, Kaal and Grashaal, have hounded the Prince Renathal's rebellion at every turn. Once they were General Draven's apprentice and mentor; now their strength, strategy, and soldiers have been unleashed against him and any who would defy the Sire's will.
In Mythic difficulty, the player dispelling [Heart Rend] is also afflicted with [Heart Hemorrhage].
In Mythic difficulty, [Heart Hemorrhage] stacks.
For countless ages, Sire Denathrius stood among the Eternal Ones who rule the realms of Death. But in the Shadowlands' darkest hour, he has betrayed his sacred duty. With his bloodthirsty living blade Remornia at his side and defended by his most sychophantic loyalists, Denathrius will cut a swath through any who stand against him and cast their remains into the inescapable terror of the Maw.
I'm fine with this. The hardest content should reward players. No matter how much you want to claim that M+ 20 keys should also do this doesn't make it true. A 5 man with less mechanics and smaller room for error pales in comparison to 20 people with multi phase fights that require far more attention to detail and mechanics that rely on large groups of people for which the room for error is much larger. Most Mythic +20 groups rely on the same cleave comp and Druid healer, it mostly comes down to DPSing your way through groups to a boss with far simpler mechanics than those of raid bosses.
For everyone asking, the trinkets are not in the EJ yet, but we took another look at the raw data and found some trinkets that look like the raid :) https://www.wowhead.com/news=317975/early-look-at-shadowlands-castle-nathria-raid-trinket-procs
This is legit BS, I don't have nor am I going to have a guild to be able to consistently clear the Raid, therefore I'm at a permanent disadvantage, great, F-U-N