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Talent Recommendations: Energizing ElixirHit Combo, Serenity. Due to the fight mechanics, Whirling Dragon Punch is decent here.

This is actually one of the simplest fights in the raid. Focus on positioning, follow raid markers and dps priority targets when assigned.

Get rid of Inconceivable Horror as soon as you can phase 2, else cleave down Boss and tank add, following the current priority.

If you can, set up a burst window with Touch of Death and either Serenity or Storm, Earth, and Fire during Dream Simulacrum while mind controlled.

Talent Recommendations: Diffuse Magic/Healing Elixir

The fight can get a bit rough on healers and it’s hard to get one shot by any mechanic, so Healing Elixir will actually do a lot. However, if you intend to soak several things in a row to build Corruption, Diffuse Magic will be better at that.

Don’t stand in stuff when you’re low, prioritize soaking when you have Dream Simulacrum buff and you should have a hard time dying here.

Focus on avoiding Nightmare Blades.

Talent Recommendation: Same

On Mythic you get assigned at what boss % you get Dream Simulacrum. This makes fight planning a lot easier.

The damage required is quite a lot higher on Mythic, so getting mind controlled during Dream Simulacrum debuff is actually quite important.

Lurking Terror phase 1 give 33% Corruption; they are enough on themselves to get Corruption started; soaking these as soon as you get Dream Simulacrum buff is important.

You should only get two Touch of Death casts max during any given Dream Simulacrum, so make sure you delay your last Touch of Death of each Dream Simulacrum until you get mind controlled. Same goes for lining up cooldowns on this.

While you have the Dream Simulacrum buff, your real cooldowns keep refreshing no matter how you use them. Due to Windwalker having no cooldowns greater than 3 minutes, this means coming out of Dream Simulacrum will grant you all your cooldowns unless you died early during it.

For instance if you get first Dream Simulacrum buff in heroic/normal Xavius here is how your fight might look:

0:00 Touch of Death, Serenity
0:10 Get Dream Simulacrum buff
1:30 Use Serenity on cooldown, don’t delay it at all; you should be able to cleave a tank add down
2:00 DO NOT Touch of Death here. Build up corruption
2:45 At this point trigger mind control as soon as you can
2:50 try to be mind controlled here; use Touch of Death/any cooldowns with it as they come up (the window to get a full Serenity before dream ends is short)

3:10 Dream Simulacrum ends; you get to do the Touch of Death/Serenity opener again.

Careful: taking Corruption to get mind controlled can be detrimental to the raid if done badly. Soaking Lurking Terror before first Dream Simulacrum is an extra 33% corruption you’ll have when you come out of Dream Simulacrum. DO NOT attempt MCs if your group is struggling with Corruption soaking and healers are already capped just from dispelling tanks. This would happen if you had a pretty slow kill for instance.