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The Coven of Shivarra, Healer Guide

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago for patch 7.3.5 by Preston. View the change log.

The Coven of Shivarra Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for The Coven of Shivarra in Antorus, the Burning Throne. While it's tailored for healers, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences with the fight as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

General Mechanics and Abilities

Normal and Heroic

During this encounter, you'll be fighting against various shivarra as they torment the titan's souls.

The Shivarra

  • The shivarra share a health pool and take decreased damage when within 18-yards of one another due to Shivan Pact.
    • Two shivarra will be active at a time.
    • The active shivarra change every time two Titan apparitions are defeated (as noted below).
    • The order is Fire, Shadow, Ice. (Fire + Shadow are active, then Shadow + Ice, and finally Ice + Fire).
  • The group takes steadily increasing damage over time from Sense of Dread while a titan is being tormented.
    • This goes to 9-stacks and then resets.
  • Noura, Mother of Flames
    • The tanks will be dealing with Fiery Strike.
      • Don't stand in front of Noura to avoid the cone effect.
    • Avoid the impact location of Whirling Saber and the path it takes back to Noura.
    • On Heroic, when affected by Fulminating Pulse move at least 6-yards away from other players.
  • Asara, Mother of Night
    • Touch of Darkness deals unavoidable damage to random players.
    • Avoid the Shadow Blades as they travel out from Asara.
    • On Heroic, during Storm of Darkness, stand inside the white safe zone rings to stop the damage.
      • Outside the safety zones, this deals critical damage over time.
  • Diima, Mother of Gloom
    • The tanks will be dealing with Flashfreeze.
    • Players affected by Chilled Blood will need to be healed quickly to remove the absorb effect.
    • On Heroic, move away from the Orb of Frost.

Torment of the Titans

While tormented, an apparition of the titan must be defeated before its corresponding effect becomes too much to handle.

  • Torment of Aman'thul
    • Machinations of Aman'Thul heals the apparition to full health and deals damage over time to the group.
      • DPS must kill the Aman'Thul apparition before the cast finishes.
  • Torment of Golganneth
  • Torment of Khaz'goroth
  • Torment of Norgannon
    • Avoid the spectral visages summoned by Spectral Army of Norgannon.
      • Use stuns, roots, and knockback effects to help create openings. 
      • After 20-seconds, they can be killed.

Mythic Differences

On Mythic, there is an entirely new shivarra, but everything else stays the same.

  • Thu'raya, Mother of the Cosmos
    • Touch of the Cosmos must be interrupted.
    • When affected by Cosmic Glare, stand still so other players can avoid the line of fel that travels through the players

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Healing Notes

Quick Notes, All Difficulties

The notes below mostly pertain to progression difficulty, meaning if you out-gear the difficulty you're on or use extra healers they may not apply.

Debuffs to Track

Gear Recommendations

Below you'll find legendary and gear recommendations for healing The Coven of Shivarra. Recommendations are mostly based on Mythic difficulty. Gear recommendations for classes other than Druids are largely based off the top items shown on WarcraftLogs. If your class Discord or other guide is recommending something else, let me know in a comment so I can make any necessary updates.

Restoration Druid

Legendary Items: Velen's Future Sight, Aman'Thul's Wisdom
Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus also has frequent use.

Mistweaver Monk

Legendary Items: Velen's Future Sight], Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus

Holy Paladin

Legendary Items: Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus, Ilterendi, Crown Jewel of Silvermoon

Discipline Priest

Legendary Items: Velen's Future Sight, Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus

Holy Priest

Legendary Items: X'anshi, Shroud of Archbishop Benedictus, Velen's Future Sight
Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus also has frequent use.

Restoration Shaman

Legendary Items: Soul of the Farseer, Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus

 DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for The Coven of Shivarra. You can set them up however you'd like, but these ones should work well as a starting point. Some settings may be Mythic only.

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Healer DBM settings for The Coven of Shivarra

 Videos

Heroic, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me and my guild defeating The Coven of Shivarra on Heroic difficulty. There is no commentary, only game sounds.

Mythic, Balance Druid PoV

Below is a video of me and my guild defeating The Coven of Shivarra on Mythic difficulty. There is no commentary, only game sounds.


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

May 03, 2018 - 4:48 am (Aggramar) - Added mythic kill video.

March 25, 2018 - 2:26 am (The Coven of Shivarra) - Added mythic kill video.

March 01, 2018 - 12:32 am (Varimathras) - Added mythic kill video.

February 06, 2018 - 4:42 am (Kin'garoth) - Added mythic kill video and clarified some mythic information

January 15, 2018 - 11:20 pm (Healer) - Guide reviewed for 7.3.5, no changes needed.

January 15, 2018 - 3:50 am (Imonar the Soulhunter) - Added mythic kill video and clarified some mythic information.

January 15, 2018 - 3:37 am (Portal Keeper Hasabel) - Added mythic kill video and minor mythic clarifications.

January 09, 2018 - 12:24 am (Eonar the Life-Binder) - Added mythic kill video and updated some mythic information.

December 31, 2017 - 2:11 am (Aggramar) - Added gear recommendations to the healing notes.

December 30, 2017 - 11:26 pm (The Coven of Shivarra) - Added gear recommendations to the healing notes.