The Emerald Nightmare

Level: 110

You can mount up in parts of this raid.
Raid Finder is seperated into 3 wings:
– Darkbough (Wing 1): Nythendra, Elerethe Renferal, Il’gynoth, Heart of Corruption
– Tormented Guardians (Wing 2): Ursoc, Dragons of Nightmare, Cenarius
– Rift of Ain (Wing 3): Xavius

Click for Raid Entrance:

You can find The Emerald Nightmare raid entrance within Val’sharah, The Broken Isles.
The coordinates are (56.4,37.2)


From the flight path (Starsong Refuge) follow the path up and go left. Keep to these paths and you should see the summoning stone.


To the right of the summoning stone is the portal entrance.



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After 1st boss as you go through the tunnel Clutch of Corruption >
– Avoid walking into purple clouds on the ground (if you touch them they will spawn a mob).
– Avoid the red swirls that appear in random locations (towards the end of the tunnel).


Once you reach the middle there are 4 different paths with portals. These 4 bosses can be done in any order (after killing each boss return to the center).
Once you have killed all 4 bosses in the portals you can click the Nightmare Iris (green portal in middle) to go to Cenarius.

Kill the trash packs to clear the platforms (you will be using them during fight). Avoid the tornados that move along the webs.

There are a lot of trash packs along the way to this boss, be careful of the birds hiding on the sides.



Once this boss is defeated you can jump into the huge red swirl to take you to the final boss room. You can also speak to Malfurion Stormrage who will offer to send you there too.

There will be trash before this boss, wait in the middle of the room for them to run to you. Once you kill all the trash the final boss will walk in.



1. Nythendra2. Elerethe Renferal3. Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption4. Ursoc5. Dragons of Nightmare6. Cenarius7. XaviusTrash

nythendra-modelQuick Boss Tactics:
/i Tank with Volatile Rot drop green pools at the edges after other tank taunts. Dps/Healers run to edge of room to drop off Rot (green pools). Insects grow & burst, run away from them. Avoid cone breath that focuses a random player.

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elerethe-renferal-modelCopy/Paste Macros:
/i Players webbed together stay close. Run green pools (Necrotic Venom) & tornados (Twisting Shadows) to the walls. Run out of large circle (Vile Ambush) & nuke adds. When boss turns into bird run against wind (Gathering Clouds).

/i Follow boss to new platform. Avoid tornados & kill adds. Tanks taunt after Raking Talons & high stacks of Dripping Fangs from adds. Avoid frontal cone Razor Wing. Spider & bird phases repeat.

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ilgynoth-heart-of-corruption-modelCopy/Paste Macros:
/i Outside Kill adds to spawn Red Blobs. Dominator Tentacles & Nightmare Horror must be tanked. Face away Nightmare Horror & taunt at 3 stacks of debuff. Dps interrupt Deathglare Tenticles Mind Flay. Everyone run out to drop red puddles (Spew Corruption).

/i Dispel high stacks of Touch of Corruption. Kill Red Blobs near Eye to damage it. Once Eye is dead enter & dps Heart (Actual Boss). Run to edges with red circle (Cured Blood). Get out before Dark Reconstitution cast finishes. Eye & tree phase repeat.

Heroic/Mythic Differences: Coming Soon

ursoc-modelQuick Boss Tactics:
/i Tank boss at edge of room. Taunt swap after other tank gets a new stack of any debuff. Player with focused gaze run to the middle of the room. Split raid into 2 groups & alternate soaking the focused gaze by moving inbetween boss & focused player.

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dragons-of-nightmare-modelQuick Boss Tactics:
/i Split raid into 2 groups for each side of the room. Tank dragons far apart & taunt swap around 7 stacks of the debuff. Pick up new dragon when old one flies away. 1 player st& in each red flower, but avoid everything else & prioritise killing adds.

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cenarius-modelQuick Boss Tactics:
/i P1: Manage stacking debuff by stepping in green pools. Avoid Nighmare Brambles. Make wisp or tree friendly by st&ing near the corners they spawn (east corners). Off-tank take adds to middle. Prioritise adds! Interrupt Sisters, avoid dragon breath.

/i P2: Lust/Hero. Tank boss at edge of room. Use strong mitigation for Nightmare Spear. Taunt after each spear & move boss out of red pool dropped from previous spear. Dps kill Roots & free Malfurion to spawn more green pools if needed.

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xavius-modelQuick Boss Tactics:
/i P1: At 95% & 60% playes go to the dream. Dreamy Tank, take adds. Dreamy Healers dispel tanks at 3 stacks. Take Nighmare blades out of raid.

/i P2: Prioritise adds. Tanks taunt & Sleepy Healers dispel at 3 stacks. Dreamy DPS soak pools left by the dead adds & the tanks dispel. Everyone soak Meteor. P3: Same as P2 but prioritise Boss + Lust/Hero.

Heroic/Mythic Differences: Coming Soon

Below are some notable trash casts:

Trash (Before Nythendra):
Gelatinized Decay:
Interrupt Wave of Decay.
Players with Unstable Decay debuff run away from others before expires, if hit damages & knocks back all nearby.
Some insects grow & burst, run away from them.

Trash (After Nythendra):
TaintHeart Befouler:
Casts Befoulment, stack on the rooted player within the circle.
Deathroot Ancient:
Devestating Stomp, run out of red circle.
Lurking Horror:
Interrupt Torturous Leer.

Trash (before Elerethe Renferal):
When spiders die they leave green puddles (Venomous Pool) on the ground, avoid these.
Screeching Spiderling:
Roots players with Web Wrapped.
Casts Screeching Call, summons more spiders.
Venomous Spiderling:
Tanks taunt after high stacks of Dripping Fangs.
Mini Bosses (one on each platform):
Targets 2 random players with Noxious Venom, move out of the green puddles.
Run out of the large green circle (Wretched Ambush).
Tanks taunt after Raking Talons.
Run against wind (Gathering Winds).

Trash (before Il’gynoth, Heart of Corruption):
Tainted Bloodpetal:
Casts Nightmare Spores (heals allies & damages players), stun/cc/knockback these mobs.
Flail of Il’gynoth:
Tank this mob to prevent extra Spew Ichor damage.
Damages & knocks back players with Wild Flail.
Bo’lan the Marked (Mini Boss):
Tank swap after a few stacks of Crush Armor.
Charges random distant players.
Intimidating Roar fears players for 3 seconds.

Trash (before Ursoc):
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Trash (before Dragons of Nightmare):
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Trash (before Cenarius):
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Trash (before Xavius):
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AchievementsQuestsFun Facts

Mini guides for the more detailed Achievements.

Buggy Fight

This can be completed on Normal/Heroic or Mythic difficulty.

You need to defeat boss Nythendra after squishing 15 Glow Bugs.

Webbing Crashers

This can be completed on Normal/Heroic or Mythic difficulty.

You need to defeat boss Elerethe Renferal after destroying all Pulsing Egg Sacs during the fight.

Scare Bear

This can be completed on Normal/Heroic or Mythic difficulty.

You need to defeat boss Ursoc while keeping Tur Ragepaw alive.

Took the Red Eye Down

This can be completed on Normal/Heroic or Mythic difficulty.

You need to defeat boss Il’gynoth, Heart of Corruption after inflicting 20 Nightmare Explosions within 10 seconds.

Imagined Dragons World Tour

This can be completed on Normal/Heroic or Mythic difficulty.

You need to defeat boss Dragons of Nightmare: Ysondre while all players in the raid have Dream Essences from all 4 gateways.

Use the Force(s)

This can be completed on Normal/Heroic or Mythic difficulty.

You need to defeat boss Cenarius without cleansing each of the following Forces of Nightmare:
– Drakes Cleansed
– Dryads Cleansed
– Treants Cleansed
– Wisps Cleansed

I Attack the Darkness

This can be completed on Normal/Heroic or Mythic difficulty.

You need to defeat a Creature in the Dark during each phase of the Xavius fight:
– Defeat 3 Creatures in the Dark
– Defeat Xavius

Mini Guides for the more detailed Quests.

Piercing the Veil


This quest can be picked up for Normal, Heroic & Mythic.

You need to collect 4 Essence of Clarity. These drop from boss Cenarius.

Once you have ran this raid 4 times on a difficulty you can hand it in to complete. You will be able to complete this on Normal, Heroic & Mythic mode.

This will cast on you ‘Waking Dream’ allowing permanent direct access straight to Cenarius.


Fun stuff you can find while exploring the Dungeons.

Fun Facts

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