Crucible of Storms Tanking Guide

In this guide, you’ll find simple tanking strategies for Crucible of Storms, the third raid in Battle for Azeroth. It covers normal, heroic, and mythic (though some versions are still being iterated on).

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Restless Cabal

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Overview: Two bosses with separate health pools that need to be dpsed in careful order so that they activate the three relics around the room properly.

  • Tanks handle Fa’thuul, a ranged dps handles Zaxasj. Be careful not to pull threat on Zaxasj as Aphotic Blast deals splash damage.
  • Tank Swap @~4 Taunt swap when stacks of Shear Mind reset. Deals physical damage and reduces stats.
  • Soak Small Indigo Zones While not tanking, soak small Void Crash zones. Leave the large ones to bounce a few times, reducing their damage.
  • Blue Cone Move out of the Cerebral Assault cone cast by the ranged boss.
  • Certain spells make allies “hostile”, which leaves them in control but vulnerable to any attacks. Be careful not to hit those affected by it.
RElics
  • Pull Boss to New Relics Whenever a boss reaches 75, 50, and 25% health they will activate the relic they are closest to, triggering an ability. Each boss can only activate a specific relic once.
  • Healing Reduction Void Stone: When activated, raid becomes immune to healing while the shield is active on the boss.
  • Stack inside Bubble Trident of the Deep Ocean: Stack bosses within the shield to destroy it.
  • Stay above 25% Tempest Caller: Dropping below 25% hp will instantly kill you with Annihilate.
  • Untankable Adds Interrupt When he activates a relic, the melee boss will spawn untankable adds that will die once Witness the End is interrupted. This does raid damage, so interrupts should be staggered.
  • Untankable Adds Whenever the caster boss activates a relic, he summons adds that need to be brought to 1hp to interrupt Terrifying Echo. Instead of dying, these adds slowly regenerate back to full.
  • Witness the End deals twice as much damage if the adds are interrupted less than 6 seconds after each other.
  • Each relic gains a new effect that lasts until the next relic is activated.
  • Void Stone: Creates a Void Essence that occasionally pulls everyone toward it.
  • Trident of the Deep Ocean: Swirling projectiles from Oceanic Essence must be avoided. They stun for 8 seconds on impact.
  • Tempest Caller: Creates a Storm Essence that needs to be soaked in a rotation. It deals increasing damage and will kill you if it drops you below 25% hp.
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Uu’nat

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Relics
  • Use Trident of the Deep Ocean to create a shield Custody of the Deep around your raid to reduce damage. However, if it is not entirely consumed by damage it will explode for its remaining health.
  • Stay above 25% While Tempest Caller is active, be careful not to drop below 25% health.
  • Healing Reduction While Void Stone is active, be aware that you cannot be healed.
Phase 1
  • Tank Swap Swap after Touch of the End is cast. Deals shadow damage and applies a DoT.
  • Guardian Adds Adds fixate on the tank who has the Touch of the End debuff. Tank 10 yards apart from boss, otherwise the boss will not take any damage. Adds deal less damage the less health they have, but they cannot be killed without activating the Tempest Caller relic.
  • Avoid Giant Purple Ring Gift of N’Zoth: Obscurity increases in size each time it is cast, limiting encounter space.
  • Avoid Indigo Puddles Oblivion Tear heals the boss.
  • Avoid Pink Ground Run to safe ground during Maddening Eyes of N’Zoth. Getting hit will make you hostile to allies for 8 seconds.
  • Run Through Lasers Carefully During Piercing Gaze of N’Zoth, run through the closest laser ASAP, then once your debuff falls off run through the second laser.
Phase 2
Phase 3
  • Soak Small Indigo Zones Soak small Void Crash zones. Leave the large ones to bounce a few times, reducing their damage. (yes, same as in Restless Cabal)
  • Now in Phase 3: Run Through Lasers Carefully During Piercing Gaze of N’Zoth, run through the closest laser ASAP, then once your debuff falls off run through the second laser.
  • Stand near your matching relic If afflicted by Unstable Resonance, run through the corresponding void, storm, or ocean relic to remove the debuff.
  • Adds periodically increase their damage with Hunger for the End.
  • At 100 energy, Guardian adds will bite the tank with Feed, healing themselves.
  • Voidspawns teleport randomly with Voidstep.