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Artificer Xy'mox, Healer Guide

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago for patch 9.2.7 by Preston. View the change log.

Artificer Xy'mox Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Artificer Xy'mox in Castle Nathria in Shadowlands. 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 encounter, combat log information, and Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.



 

Artificer Xy'mox ModelGeneral Mechanics and Abilities

Artificer Xy'mox ModelNormal and Heroic

  • When affected by Dimensional Tear, move so you and the other affected player create a set of portals that are advantageous for moving quickly around the room when dealing with other mechanics throughout the encounter.
    • Strategies will vary, but a "generic" placement strategy seems to be placing one portal near the center of the room and the other on the west or east wall of the room. This allows the most flexibility when dealing with the Sire Denathrius' relics, detailed below.
  • When the tank is affected by Glyph of Destruction, move as far away as possible to reduce the damage taken.
    • This afflicts the tank with Arcane Vulnerability, increasing arcane damage taken and dealing light damage over time.
  • Avoid the Rift Blast lines emanating from created portals.
  • On Heroic, avoid the Stasis Traps placed at random players' locations.
    • The trap will need to be killed if it traps a player.
  • Hyperlight Spark deals moderate damage to all players.
  • To begin the encounter, and again when Xy'mox reaches 70% health and 40% health, a relic from Sire Denathrius' private collection is activated and any currently active relics are deactivated.
    • To begin the encounter, Crystal of Phantasms spawns several Fleeting Spirits and deals light damage to random players with Soul Singe.
      • Fleeting Spirit
        • Fixate on random players.
        • Upon reaching a player, Possession mind controls the player until they're brought to low health.
        • Disappear after 13-seconds.
    • Starting at 70% health, Root of Extinction plants four Seeds of Extinction nearby and deals moderate damage over time to random players with Withering Touch.
      • Seed of Extinction
        • Can be picked up by players and moved.
        • After 20-seconds, deals heavy damage to all players within 50-yards.
    • Starting at 40% health, while Edge of Annihilation is active, run against the pulling effect to avoid the fatal damage within 25-yards of the relic.
      • Additionally, players take light damage over time from Aura of Dread for the remainder of the encounter.

Artificer Xy'mox ModelMythic Differences

  • When Xy'mox reaches 70% health and 40% health, a relic from Sire Denathrius' private collection is activated.
    • Relics are now permanent and will not become deactivated at the noted health thresholds.
    • Crystal of Phantasms.
      • Fleeting Spirits
        • Players affected by Possession remain mind controlled until killed.

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Artificer Xy'mox ModelHealing 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.

Artificer Xy'mox ModelDebuffs to Track

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Artificer Xy'mox ModelUseful Addons

Castle Nathria DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Shadowlands header in the left-hand panel, click on the Sanctum of Domination heading, click on the Load AddOn button in the right-hand panel if necessary, click on the Import Profile button, paste the code into the box and click Import. Note that importing this code will replace all of your current settings for all Castle Nathria bosses.


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

August 24, 2022 - 8:08 pm (Healer) - Updated Healing Notes for all bosses, added occurrence frequency for suggested cooldown usage.

August 24, 2022 - 8:08 pm (Healer) - Updated Healing Notes for all bosses, added occurrence frequency for suggested cooldown usage.

August 04, 2022 - 1:14 am (Sun King's Salvation) - Added Eyes on Target as a precursor to Crimson Flurry.

July 29, 2022 - 4:49 pm (Healer) - Added DBM import code.

July 29, 2022 - 4:49 pm (Healer) - Added DBM import code.

January 26, 2021 - 3:49 pm (Stone Legion Generals) - Removed the note about the dispeller receiving Heart Hemorrhage on Mythic difficulty, this was removed in a patch.

January 11, 2021 - 6:07 pm (Sire Denathrius) - Added DBM settings.

January 11, 2021 - 5:59 pm (Stone Legion Generals) - Added DBM settings.

January 11, 2021 - 5:18 pm (Sludgefist) - Added DBM settings.

January 11, 2021 - 3:50 pm (The Council of Blood) - Added DBM settings.