Xavius Guide


Ranged Damage Dealers

Note: switch to Dread Abominations immediately (players who turned into a monster)

Phase 1

  • this is the positioning for the phase 1: see here; you must stand within the green circle
  • switch to Corruption Horror immediately when it spawns
  • instantly move away from Lurking Eruption created beneath you and move away from Lurking Terror that spawns in that place – if Lurking Terror fixates you, you must be running away from it
  • if targeted by the “Nightmare Blades” (red arrow appears above your head) move to the side of the area (see). Keep in mind that the blades hit everybody between you and the other targeted player, the distance between you and the other player doesn’t matter, what matters is the way you and that other targeted player are faced to each other – observe the black line and the two red arrows here.
  • at all times stay away from designated location from dispelling tanks’ debuffs (the yellow circle)

Phase 2

  • the boss is pulled to the middle, remain standing where you were, but spread slightly more than during phase 1
  • switch immediately to Inconceivable Horrors which spawn on the borders of the area, once the add is dead stay away from the pool it leaves behind because it fills your Corruption Meter unless you are a Dreamer (if the pool is not soaked the add reforms in that place)
  • if you are a target of “Corruption Meteor” move to the designated area or to other players to split and share the damage of the meteor

Phase 3

  • ignore Nightmare Tentacles unless you can cleave them, priority target is Xavius during this phase
  • move to the side as in phase 1 if you are a target of the “Nightmare Blades”
  • if you are targeted by “Corruption Meteor” stay stacked with other players

Dream Simulacrum

If you are put to dream during the first two phases of the fight you must disregard your Corruption Meter and do the following tasks.

  • phase 1: intercept the Lurking Terror (run towards and hit it with your body and the add will disappear)
  • phase 2: move to and stand in “Tainted Discharge,” that is the pool left in the place where an Inconceivable Horror was killed, until the pool disappears; help split “Corruption Meteor” damage
  • phase 1 and phase 2: use cooldowns freely as they are restored once you “wake up”

Melee Damage Dealers

Note: switch to Dread Abominations immediately (players who turned into a monster)

Phase 1

  • this is the positioning for the phase 1: see here; you must stand on the side of the boss between the boss and the area for “Nightmare Blades” (the black line)
  • switch to Corruption Horror immediately when it spawns (run towards it)
  • instantly move away from Lurking Eruption created beneath you and move away from Lurking Terror that spawns in that place – if Lurking Terror fixates you, you must be running away from it
  • if targeted by the “Nightmare Blades” (red arrow appears above your head) move to the side of the area (see). Keep in mind that the blades hit everybody between you and the other targeted player, the distance between you and the other player doesn’t matter, what matters is the way you and that other targeted player are faced to each other – observe the black line and the two red arrows here.
  • at all times stay away from designated location from dispelling tanks’ debuffs (the yellow circle) – never follow the tank and the boss together if they move towards that position
  • never stand in front of the face of the boss
  • never stand in front of the face of a Corruption Horror

Phase 2

  • the boss is pulled to the middle, follow the boss, and avoid facing it as in the phase 1
  • switch to Inconceivable Horrors once they are close to the boss. They spawn on the borders of the area, and once the add is dead stay away from the pool it leaves behind because it fills your Corruption Meter unless you are a Dreamer (if the pool is not soaked the add reforms in that place)
  • if you are a target of “Corruption Meteor” move to the designated area or to other players to split and share the damage of the meteor

Phase 3

  • ignore Nightmare Tentacles unless you can cleave them, priority target is Xavius during this phase
  • move to the side as in phase 1 if you are a target of the “Nightmare Blades”
  • if you are targeted by “Corruption Meteor” stay stacked with other players

Dream Simulacrum

If you are put to dream during the first two phases of the fight you must disregard your Corruption Meter and do the following tasks.

  • phase 1: intercept the Lurking Terror (run towards and hit it with your body and the add will disappear)
  • phase 2: move to and stand in “Tainted Discharge,” that is the pool left in the place where an Inconceivable Horror was killed, until the pool disappears; help split “Corruption Meteor” damage
  • phase 1 and phase 2: use cooldowns freely as they are restored once you “wake up”

Healers

Note: stay away from dangerously looking pools/swirls, unless it is said otherwise in the text below.

Phase 1

  • this is the positioning for the phase 1: see here; you must stand within the green circle (if you are a paladin healer: you must stand on the side of the boss between the boss and the area for “Nightmare Blades” (the black line), and moving to green when necessary)
  • instantly move away from Lurking Eruption created beneath you and move away from Lurking Terror that spawns in that place – if Lurking Terror fixates you, you must be running away from it
  • if targeted by the “Nightmare Blades” (red arrow appears above your head) move to the side of the area (see). Keep in mind that the blades hit everybody between you and the other targeted player, the distance between you and the other player doesn’t matter, what matters is the way you and that other targeted player are faced to each other – observe the black line and the two red arrows here.
  • never stand in front of the face of the boss
  • never stand in front of the face of a Corruption Horror
  • use cooldowns on tanks at high stacks of “Darkening Soul”
  • at all times stay away from designated location from dispelling tanks’ debuffs (the yellow circle)
  • dispel “Darkening Soul” only if you are a Dreamer when the tank is on the designated place (yellow circle, as here)

Phase 2

  • the boss is pulled to the middle, avoid facing it, spread slightly more
  • if you are a target of “Corruption Meteor” move to the designated area or to other players to split and share the damage of the meteor
  • use cooldowns on tanks at high stacks of “Blackening Soul”
  • dispel “Blackening Soul” only if you are a Dreamer when the tank is on the designated place (yellow circle, as here)

Phase 3

  • move to the side as in phase 1 if you are a target of the “Nightmare Blades”
  • if you are targeted by “Corruption Meteor” stay stacked with other players
  • use raid cool downs for “Manifest Corruption” and “Corruption Meteor” damage during phase 3

Dream Simulacrum

If you are put to dream during the first two phases of the fight you must disregard your Corruption Meter and do the following tasks.

  • phase 1: dispel “Darkening Soul” debuff after each tank swap
  • phase 2: dispel the “Blackening Soul” debuff after each tank swap
  • phase 1 and phase 2: use cooldowns freely as they are restored once you “wake up”

Tanks 

Phase 1

  • tank the boss where it is, faced 180° from its initial position (must not be facing anybody but you)
  • do not take the Corruption Horror add unless you are a Dreamer
  • take as many stacks of  Darkening Soul as you can survive, using heavier cooldowns at higher stacks
  • run away to a designated location for  Darkening Soul to be dispelled (yellow circle:  here)

Phase 2

  • pull the boss to the middle
  • take as many stacks of  Blackening Soul as you can survive, using heavier cooldowns at higher stacks
  • the Dream tank must taunt Xavius for the duration of the  Nightmare Infusion buff
  • a medal for tanking:
    • Move Xavius away from approaching Inconceivable Horrors if possible

Phase 3

  • time tank swaps so that a different tank is tanking for each of Xavius’s  Nightmare Infusion buffs
  • drag Xavius near clumps of Nightmare Tentacles only if it is convenient to do so
  • use cooldowns frequently to help the healers, as raid damage during this phase is very high

Dream Simulacrum

If you are put to dream during the first two phases of the fight you must disregard your Corruption Meter and do the following tasks.


You can find a more detailed Xavius Raid Boss Strategy Guide here.

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