This page covers a healer-focused strategy for Nythendra in The Emerald Nightmare. 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.
Stage 1 happens when Nythendra is in her dragon form and ends when she reaches zero energy.
Stage 2 happens when Nythendra has run out of energy and ends when she reaches 100 energy, at which points the dragon stage begins again.
The information below covers the new abilities and strategies introduced in Mythic difficulty. In addition to new things, you can expect all previous abilities to hit significantly harder.
Healing this fight is relatively simple and shouldn't require any well-timed use of cooldowns to survive a mechanic if everything is handled properly.
Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Nythendra. 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.
Below is a video of me and my guild defeating Nythendra on Heroic difficulty. There is no commentary, only game sounds.
Below is a video of me and my guild defeating Nythendra on Mythic difficulty. Again, there is no commentary, only game sounds.
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.