The Sisters of the moon heroic/mythic guide will be expanded with more first hand experience in the coming weeks.
Tanking Sisters of the Moon
The main mechanic in this encounter is the lunar and umbra debuffs. The floor changes colors between dark grey and white. This alludes to the phases of the moon. So the floor color or the phase of the moon changes frequently throughout the encounter with the new phase creeping slowly to replace the previous one. Standing on each side will give you a stacking debuff – lunar or umbra. You can reset it by walking to the opposite colored area.
Whenever one color blankets the whole floor completely it will linger for a while as the currently active boss casts his special ability. You should reset you stacks shortly before the room gets fully covered because otherwise you risk ramping up high stacks until the new color appears.
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You remove debuff simultaneously with lunar or umbra. You simply walk over to the opposite colored floor to where you were standing previously. If you get the debuff when there is only one color you simply have to wait it out.
damage is a beam that will hit the target with the green arrow on his head. You can stand in it’s path to alleviate the damage.
The boss on a full phase will also cast absorb which needs to be burst down quickly.
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One tank will pick up and tank the boss. There is no taunt swap in this phase. The other tank needs to pick up the owl that spawns, however it will die quickly and deals little damage. The owl tank can focus on DPS and this will be needed. The owl needs to die ASAP because it will be pulsing with raid wide AoE – aoe. Your healers need to use their big throughput CDs.
absorb ability is still present in this phase.
glaivestorm will require you to move the boss a bit to prevent the glaives from hitting anyone.
*Do not actually rotate the owl in this encounter.
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Feeling lost? Start with the basics.
This guide is intended for tanks, specifically protection warriors who are familiar with the encounter either through doing the Heroic version or going through a general overview and strategy guide like these:
Icy veins guide || Wowhead guide || FatbossTV
For a quick at a glance reference cheat sheet for each of the bosses check:
Chew with your mouth closed.
Tanking Sisters of the moon
Talents and Legendaries
The incoming damage is split between blockable melee hits and moderate magical DoTs. You can go with your haste gear and Vengeance + Heavy Repercussions for 100% Shield Block uptime. Alternatively, you can go for Anger Management + Booming Voice and only taunt to take the taunt swap debuffs so you can focus on DPSing.
The fight is pretty basic in terms of tanking and you can go with your standard legendaries:
For a defensive boost Mannoroth’s Bloodletting Manacles is great overall and with the DoT in P3.
You can expect an encounter length to be anywhere from 0:00 – 10:00 minutes on your first kill with people dying near the end.
The given timepoints are of the moment when you start taking the damage. Make sure to precast your defensives 1s before the damage hits i.e. during the ability cast time.
**Your timers may vary**
|0:00||Pull Huntress Kasparian||Taunt boss|
|2:00||Captain Yathae Moonstrike|
Captain Yathae Moonstrike
|NUKE BOSS!||NUKE BOSS!||NUKE BOSS!|
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