This page covers a DPS-focused strategy for Xavius in The Emerald Nightmare. While it's tailored for DPS, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @SquidWonder.
This guide will be updated as needed.
The information below pertains to Normal and Heroic difficulty. Heroic-only mechanics will be noted.
This fight has several stages as well as some unique mechanics. I've done my best to order them in an intuitive manner.
During the entire fight, you will be contending with Corruption, which players gain from various mechanics. Some are avoidable, others are not.
When Xavius reaches 95% and 60% health, the Dream of Ysera will put half of the group into a dream state and Dream Simulacrum copies are created of the affected players.
Stage 2 starts at 65%
Stage 3 starts at 30%
March 24, 2017 (The Emerald Nightmare) - Guides reviewed for patch 7.2, no major updates made.
December 25, 2016 (The Emerald Nightmare) - Updated Healer guide for Xavius, adding Mythic kill video and additional Mythic information.
December 18, 2016 (The Emerald Nightmare) - Updated Mythic Healer guide for Cenarius and added Mythic kill video.
November 24, 2016 (The Emerald Nightmare) - Added Mythic video to Il'gynoth Healer guide.
November 14, 2016 (The Emerald Nightmare) - Added Mythic videos to Ursoc and Dragons of Nightmare healer guides.
November 12, 2016 (The Emerald Nightmare) - The Mythic information on the healer guide for Dragons of Nightmare was updated.
October 23, 2016 (The Emerald Nightmare) - Added additional clarifications to the Mythic section of the Elerethe Healer guide, along with a Mythic video.
October 22, 2016 (The Emerald Nightmare) - Added Heroic video to the Xavius Healer guide.
October 20, 2016 (The Emerald Nightmare) - Added videos to the Healer guides for Nythendra (mythic), Il'gynoth, and Cenarius.
October 17, 2016 (The Emerald Nightmare) - Updated Xavius DPS guide to note Time Warp will be usable multiple times for Mages with Shard of the Exodar.