Cenarius (tactics)

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BossCenarius
Image of Cenarius
Gender Male
Race Demigod (Humanoid)
Level ?? Boss
Health
LFR Scales
Normal + Scales
Heroic + Scales
Mythic 1,172,103,040
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Emerald Nightmare
Location Moonglade, Emerald Nightmare
Status Defeatable

Cenarius is the sixth and penultimate boss of the Emerald Nightmare.

Background

Adventure Guide

The demigod Cenarius is the father of druidism in Azeroth, and one of Azeroth's oldest and most powerful protectors. His disturbing slumber within the groves of Val'sharah was the first sign of the depth of the growing threat from within the Nightmare. That dark power now has complete hold over him, and he may lie beyond hope of redemption.

Overview

The fallen Cenarius periodically creates Nightmare Seeds, which germinate for a short duration and then summon an Ally of Nightmare that must be defeated. Malfurion aids in the battle and cleanses the Nightmare Seed with the largest number of nearby players, purifying that Ally so that it instead helps the raid.

Dps icon.png Damage Dealers

  • Interrupt Twisted Touch of Life cast by the Twisted Sister.
  • Defeat the Rotten Drakes before Nightmare Buffet becomes lethal.
  • Use Malfurion's Cleansed Ground to avoid damage from Creeping Nightmares.
  • Malfurion's Cleansed Ground fully clears stacks of Creeping Nightmares from any players near the chosen target.

Healer icon.png Healers

  • The Nightmare Drake's Nightmare Buffet deals heavy raid damage.
  • Use Malfurion's Cleansed Ground to avoid damage from Creeping Nightmares.
  • Malfurion's Cleansed Ground fully clears stacks of Creeping Nightmares from any players near the chosen target.

Tank icon.png Tanks

  • Be mindful of Dread Thorns when positioning Cenarius.
  • Be quick to grab the attention of Forces of Nightmare as they spawn.
  • Use Malfurion's Cleansed Ground to avoid damage from Creeping Nightmares.
  • Malfurion's Cleansed Ground fully clears stacks of Creeping Nightmares from any players near the chosen target.

Abilities

Stage One: Forces of Nightmare!

  • Malfurion Stormrage
    • Ability druid flourish.png  Cleansing Ground Important — Malfurion will choose to cleanse the ground under the Force of Nightmare with the largest number of players near it. Forces of Nightmare that are cleansed transform into Allies of Nature. Additionally, players within 12 yards of the target have all stacks of Creeping Nightmares cleansed.
    • Spell nature protectionformnature.png  Cleansed Ground — Cleansed Ground grants immunity to Creeping Nightmares for players standing within the ground. The protected area of the Cleansed Ground will shrink over time as more players stand within it or when a player with stacks of Creeping Nightmares enters it.
  • Cenarius
    • Ability warlock eradication.png  Creeping Nightmares Deadly — Cenarius' corruption is causing Creeping Nightmares which inflicts 23400 to 24600 Shadow damage and increases Creeping Nightmares damage taken by 20%. This effect stacks.
    • Spell druid massentanglement nightmare.png  Nightmare Brambles Magic Effect — Summons a Bramble Swarm that creates Nightmare Brambles every 2 sec. Coming in contact with Nightmare Brambles will trigger them, rooting the target and inflicting 195000 to 205000 Shadow damage every 2 seconds.
    • Sha ability warrior bloodnova nightmare.png  Aura of Dread Thorns Deadly — Grants nearby allies Dread Thorns, reflecting 50% of damage dealt back at the target. On Heroic and Mythic Difficulty, Aura of Dread Thorns affects all enemies within 30 yards. On Raid Finder and Normal Difficulty, Aura of Dread Thorns affects all enemies within 20 yards.
    • Sha spell shadow shadesofdarkness nightmare.png  Forces of Nightmare Important — Calling the Forces of Nightmare to aid Cenarius. If not Cleansed, an Ally of Nightmare will spawn after 10 sec. On Mythic difficulty, existing Allies of Nature are corrupted by Cenarius and fall to the Nightmare, assaulting all nearby players.
    • Sha inv elemental primal shadow nightmare.png  Nightmare Blast Tank Alert — Inflicts 853125 to 896875 Shadow damage, and increases damage taken from Nightmare Blast by 100% for 45 sec to enemies 30 yards in front of Cenarius. This effect stacks.
  • Forces of Nightmare — Forces of Nightmare will spawn after a short duration if not Cleansed. Players can signal Malfurion to Cleanse the ground near an Ally of Nightmare by being near the location that it is being summoned at. Malfurion will choose to cast Cleansing Ground on the Ally of Nightmare with the most players near it.
    • Corrupted Wisp — Many Corrupted Wisps will spawn around the edge of the room if the Tormented Souls are not Cleansed.
      • Sha inv elemental primal shadow nightmare.png  Destructive Nightmares — When the Corrupted Wisp reaches an enemy it will inflict 292500 to 307500 Shadow damage to enemies within 8 yards and searches for a new enemy to attack.
      • Sha spell fire ragnaros supernova nightmare.png  Corrupted Detonate — Upon death a Corrupted Wisp causes Detonating Nightmares, inflicting 390000 to 410000 Shadow damage to all enemies.
    • Nightmare Ancient — A Nightmare Ancient will spawn under the Corrupted Sapling if it is not cleansed.
      • Sha spell fire blueflamering nightmare.png  Desiccating Stomp — Desiccating Stomp inflicts 3500000 Shadow damage split among all enemies within 8 yards. If no enemies are damaged by Desiccating Stomp it causes Desiccation.
        • Sha ability rogue envelopingshadows nightmare.png  Desiccation Deadly — Inflicts 731250 to 768750 Shadow damage to all enemies.
      • Sha spell fire blueflamering nightmare.png  Desiccating Stomp — Desiccating Stomp inflicts 3500000 Shadow damage split among all enemies within 8 yards and increases damage taken from Desiccating Stomp by 100% for 6 sec. If no enemies are damaged by Desiccating Stomp it causes Desiccation. In Mythic difficulty the Nightmare Ancient will cast Desiccating Stomp twice in rapid succession.
        • Sha ability rogue envelopingshadows nightmare.png  Desiccation — Inflicts 731250 to 768750 Shadow damage to all enemies.
    • Rotten Drake — A Rotten Drake will spawn from the Corrupted Emerald Egg if it is not cleansed.
      • Sha ability mage firestarter nightmare.png  Rotten Breath — The Rotten Drake will turn to face a random enemy and continuously inflict 97500 to 102500 Shadow damage every 1 sec to enemies in front of the Rotten Drake for 4 sec.
      • Inv misc head dragon black nightmare.png  Nightmare Buffet — At low health the Rotten Drake begins to cast Nightmare Buffet inflicting 117000 to 123000 Shadow damage every 2 sec and increasing Shadow damage dealt by 20%.
    • Twisted Sister — A Twisted Sister will spawn from the Corrupted Nature if it is not cleansed.
      • 16x16px  Nightmare Javelin Magic Effect — The Twisted Sister throws a Nightmare Javelin at a random enemy inflicting 97500 to 102500 Shadow damage every 1 sec for 6 sec to enemies within 4 yards of the target.
      • Spell shadow felmending.png  Twisted Touch of Life Interruptible Magic Effect — Heals a wounded ally for 243750 to 256250 health and an additional 1950000 to 2050000 health every 2 sec for 8 sec.
      • Sha spell fire blueimmolation nightmare.png  Scorned Touch Important — Inflicts 731250 to 768750 Shadow damage and and reduces movement speed by 50% and spreads Scorned Touch to enemies within 8 yards.
  • Allies of Nature — Allies of Nature will spawn after a short duration once Cleansed by Malfurion's Cleansing Ground.
    • Wisp — Many Wisps will spawn around the edge of the room if the Tormented Souls are Cleansed.
      • Spell nature wispsplode.png  Cleansing Detonate — Cleanses the nearby ground of all Nightmare Corruption.
        • Spell nature protectionformnature.png  Cleansed Ground — Cleansed Ground grants immunity to Creeping Nightmares for players standing within the ground. The protected area of the Cleansed Ground will shrink over time as more players stand within it or when a player with stacks of Creeping Nightmares enters it.
    • Cleansed Ancient — A Cleansed Ancient will spawn from the Sapling if it is cleansed.
      • Spell magic managain.png  Replenishing Roots Healer Alert — The Cleansed Ancient will periodically cast Replenishing Roots which replenishes 3% of max mana every 1 sec to nearby allies.
    • Emerald Drake — An Emerald Drake will spawn from the Emerald Egg if it is cleansed.
      • Inv misc head dragon green.png  Ancient Dream Tank Alert — The Emerald Drake has granted the target with an Ancient Dream, increasing healing received by 25% and the next attack that would otherwise kill you will instead cause you to be healed for 50% of your maximum health and remove the Ancient Dream.
    • Redeemed Sister — A Redeemed Sister will spawn from the Corrupted Nature if it is cleansed.
      • Spell lifegivingspeed.png  Unbound Touch — The Unbound Touch grants immunity to Shadow damage and movement impairing effects for 8 sec and increases movement speed by 75%. Causes Unbound Essence to allies within 6 yards after 8 sec.

Stage Two: Your Nightmare Ends!

After the last wave of Forces of Nightmare are defeated or when Cenarius reaches 35% health Stage Two will begin.

  • Cenarius
    • Ability warlock eradication.png  Creeping Nightmares Deadly — Cenarius' corruption is causing Creeping Nightmares which inflicts 23400 to 24600 Shadow damage and increases Creeping Nightmares damage taken by 20%. This effect stacks.
    • Sha spell shadow shadesofdarkness nightmare.png  Beasts of Nightmare Deadly — Cenarius calls in a wave of Beasts of Nightmare. These Beasts cause Gripping Fog, inflicting 975000 to 1025000 Shadow damage every 0.5 sec to enemies that are near them.
    • Sha inv elemental primal shadow nightmare.png  Spear of Nightmares Tank Alert — Inflicts 4387500 to 4612500 Physical damage, and increases damage taken from Spear of Nightmares by 100% for 25 sec. Nightmares spawn at the target location and the size of the area is increased based on the damage taken from Spear of Nightmares. This effect stacks.
    • Spell druid massentanglement nightmare.png  Nightmare Brambles — Summons a Bramble Swarm that creates Nightmare Brambles every 2 sec. Coming in contact with Nightmare Brambles will trigger them, rooting the target and inflicting 195000 to 205000 Shadow damage every 2 seconds.
    • Sha spell warlock demonsoul nightmare.png  Entangling Nightmares — Cenarius engulfs Malfurion in Nightmare Roots, stunning him and inflicting Shadow damage every 1 sec. The Nightmare Roots can be removed from Malfurion by destroying them.
  • Malfurion Stormrage
    • Ability druid flourish.png  Cleansing Ground Important — Malfurion will choose to Cleanse the largest clump of players instantly cleansing all stacks of Creeping Nightmares from players within 12 yards of the target.
      • Spell nature protectionformnature.png  Cleansed Ground — Cleansed Ground grants immunity to Creeping Nightmares for players standing within the ground. The protected area of the Cleansed Ground will shrink over time as more players stand within it or when a player with stacks of Creeping Nightmares enters it.

Strategy

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Loot

Item Type
 [Blessing of Cenarius] (LFR · H · M) Life Artifact Relic
 [Radiant Dragon Egg] (LFR · H · M) Holy Artifact Relic
 [Uplifting Emerald] (LFR · H · M) Storm Artifact Relic
 [Crown of Steely Brambles] (LFR · H · M) Plate helmet
 [Mantle of Perpetual Bloom] (LFR · H · M) Cloth shoulders
 [Thorny Bramblemail Pauldrons] (LFR · H · M) Mail shoulders
 [Evergreen Vinewrap Drape] (LFR · H · M) Cloak
 [Tunic of the Grove Keeper] (LFR · H · M) Leather chest
 [Fitted Ironbark Gauntlets] (LFR · H · M) Plate gloves
 [Forest-Lord's Waistwrap] (LFR · H · M) Leather belt
 [Laughing Sister's Pouch-Chain] (LFR · H · M) Mail belt
 [Cozy Dryad Hoof-Socks] (LFR · H · M) Cloth boots
 [Horn of Cenarius] (LFR · H · M) Healer trinket
 [Nature's Call] (LFR · H · M) Melee trinket

Related Achievements

Quotes

Opening the Iris
Malfurion Stormrage yells: Behold, the Iris opens! The way to Cenarius is clear.
Malfurion Stormrage yells: Moonglade is the most sacred place in all the Dream. To think that my shan'do could play any part in its corruption...
Malfurion Stormrage yells: I must see with my own eyes what horrors have befallen my beloved teacher. Steel your hearts against the darkness, heroes.
Entering Zone
Malfurion Stormrage says: Cenarius! It breaks my heart to see my shan'do twisted and torn this way. If we can subdue him, I will do everything in my power to purge the vile touch of Xavius from his spirit.
Cenarius yells: Malfurion! No, it cannot be! I prayed my thero'shan would never fall to the Nightmare. Yet here you stand, casting a shadow upon the purity of the Dream!
Malfurion Stormrage says: Can it be? My old master is blind to the lies of Xavius and thinks WE are the source of the infestation!
Malfurion Stormrage yells: You have been deceived, my teacher! Xavius has twisted your perceptions! I beg of you, let me cleanse you of his evil!
Cenarius yells: Liars! Servants of darkness! It will give me no pleasure to destroy you, but my duty is to the Dream. Andu-falah-dor!
Aggro
The impurity must be cleansed!
Casting Nightmare Vines
Sacred vines, entangle the corrupted!
Twisted Sister
Beloved daughter, restore my strength!
Rotten Drake
Champion of the Dream, strike with wing and claw!
Casting Forces of Nightmare
  • Come forth and fight for the Dream!
  • The battle is joined!
  • Allies! To my side!
After Malfurion casts Cleansed Ground
Cenarius yells: What wickedness is this, Malfurion?
Malfurion Stormrage yells: I will not lose you, shan'do!
Malfurion Stormrage yells: I have purified one of them! They fight for us now!
Cenarius yells: Deceiver! You corrupt the servants of the Dream!
Cenarius yells: Villains! You poison the children of the Dream!
Malfurion Stormrage yells: Master, we fight to save them! To save you!
Malfurion Stormrage yells: Let the Nightmare be cleansed!
Cenarius yells: Filth! Defiler!
At 66% Health
Cenarius yells: Is that you, Thero'shan?
Malfurion Stormrage yells: Yes, Cenarius! We are here to save you!
At 33% Health
Cenarius yells: You fight with noble hearts! Could it be true? Could the darkness be inside of... me?
Malfurion Stormrage yells: Hold your weapons! He begins to see the truth!
Cenarius yells: Father? Father, is that you?
Cenarius yells: Yes, father! I will not fail you!
Malfurion Stormrage yells: Cenarius! Do not listen to him!
Player Death
  • Your death fortifies the Dream!
  • Your Nightmare ends here!
  • Die, corrupter!
Raid Wipe
And so the Dream is preserved!
I mourn your deaths, but I could not let the Nightmare win.
Defeat
Cenarius yells: Thero'shan... how... could you?
Malfurion Stormrage says: It is done. Cenarius is beaten, but my great teacher lives. Now I must focus all my strength to cleanse him.
Malfurion Stormrage says: Xavius waits ahead in the Rift of Aln, the true heart of the Nightmare. Would that I could fight at your side, heroes, but... to this place, I cannot go.
Malfurion Stormrage says: My bond with the Emerald Dream gives me great power... but it also makes me vulnerable to the rift's darkness. I have peered inside it and know this to be true. Should I step within, I would be lost... just as Cenarius was.
Malfurion Stormrage says: Go. Destroy the Nightmare Lord. Only this way can the Dream be restored... and Azeroth be saved.
Malfurion Stormrage says: We must put an end to the Nightmare. Say the word, and I will take us into the heart of that twisted place.

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