Crucible of Storms Boss Guides » The Restless Cabal

The Restless Cabal is a boss encounter in the Crucible of Storms raid in World of Warcraft. Our strategy guide will help you to defeat The Restless Cabal encounter and the loot listing below contains all of the loot he drops on each difficulty.



Overview

The Restless Cabal is the first of two encounters in the Crucible of Storms. It is a single phase encounter where the raid will battle Zaxasj the Speaker and Fa'thuul the Feared at the same time.

Fight Basics (Normal and Heroic)

  • This fight has two bosses and several adds. The bosses do not share HP, and must die within ~20 seconds of one another.
  • Fa'thuul the Feared must be tanked by two traditional tanks, while Zaxasj the Speaker will be tanked by a single ranged DPS.
  • The primary mechanic of this encounter revolves around Relics of Power. The raid chooses an order to activate the relics.
  • When the bosses reach 75%, 50% or 25% HP, they will activate the relic nearest to them.
  • The three relics are:
    • Void Stone - places a shield on the boss that absorbs ~500k damage. While the shield remains intact, players can not be healed.
    • Trident of Deep Ocean - a watery bubble surrounds the boss and any nearby adds, redirecting 75% of damage done to the bubble. When the bubble expires, it errupts dealing frost damage based on the remaining absorb amount.
    • Tempest Caller - for 15 seconds, players take ~10k nature damage every second, and their damage done is reduced by 50% for 3 seconds. If a player reaches 25% health or below during this ability, they instantly die due to Annihilate.
  • After a relic is used, the boss gains 10% increased damage until defeated. If they ever use the same relic twice, they gain a 300% damage boost, wiping the raid.

Fa'thuul the Feared Abilities
  • Shear Mind - this is the tank swap mechanic. It reduces all stats by 10% for 20 seconds, stacking.
  • Void Crash - a large void energy zone appears on the ground, dealing shadow damage to anyone within 10 yards. If it is not soaked, it will bounce and cast again, but reduced in size and damage, up to two times smaller / less deadly.
  • Crushing Doubt - this debuff reduces a players movement speed by 25% and does shadow damage that increases every two seconds, for 12 seconds. When it expires it deals a massive burst of shadow damage, reduced by distance.
  • Eldritch Revelation - whenever Fa'thuul activates a relic (75%, 50% and 25% HP) they will also summon Eldrict Abominations. These adds cast Witness the End, which can be interrupted. If the spell completes, the add destroys itself, and deals ~50k shadow damage to everyone in the raid. On Heroic and higher, this also debuffs the raid for 6 seconds, making them take increased damage from additional Witness the End casts.

Zaxasj the Speaker Abilities
  • Aphotic Blast - a shadow bolt that is cast at whoever has threat. It also splashes on anyone within 5 yards of the target. The damage done by this skill is reduced the further the target is from the boss. It increases threat generation by 150% for 30 seconds. On Heroic and higher, if this debuff ever falls off the ranged tank, they become permantently hostile to the rest of the raid.
  • Cerebral Assault - A shadow conal AoE targeted at a random player. Any players hit become disorented and hostile for 4 seconds.
  • Dark Herald - A 10 second debuff placed on random players, which causes them to pulse every 5 seconds on anyone within 5 yards, applying Promises of Power to them.
  • Promises of Power - This dispellable buff incrases the players damage done by 10%, and reduces their max health by 10%. Once one stack is on the target, it naturally stacks higher over time, capping at 9 stacks. On Heroic and higher, when dispelled this debuff does ~50k shadow damage to the dispeller.
  • Visage from Beyond - whenever Zaxasj activates a relic (75%, 50% and 25% HP) they will summon a Visage from Beyond add. This add lasts for 90 seconds and will cast Terrifying Echo. The only way to interrupt it is to bring the add to 1 HP, at which time it will slowly regenerate to full HP, then begin casting Terrifying Echo once again.

Strategies by Role


All Roles

  • Do not leave the main platform, otherwise you get debuffed with Enveloping Darkness for 30 seconds.
  • Your raid should decide on an order to activate the relics ahead of time. Tempest Caller requires massive AoE healing. Trident of Deep Ocean requires high steady damage, and Void Stone requires single target burst.
  • Do not stand within 5 yards of the ranged DPS that is tanking Zaxasj.
  • Avoid the cone from Zaxasj, and if players are hit, control your damage so they are not killed.
  • Use a personal cooldown when debuffed with Crushing Doubt and run away from the raid before it expires.
  • Only one person needs to soak the void zones from Void Crash .
  • Make a plan regarding which DPS will interrupt the Eldritch Abominations, and in what order.

DPS

  • When Void Stone is activated, quickly single target the boss that gets the shield.
  • When Trident of Deep Ocean is activated, use DPS cooldowns to ensure the bubble explosion is minimal.
  • Spec into 2-3 target cleave talents and traits as nothing on this fight shares health, yet they will all be tanked together.
  • Keep an eye on the Visage from Beyond, and hard swap to it if it looks like it will get a cast off.
  • Communicate your interrupts on Witness the End casts.

Healers

  • Ensure you can see Promises of Power on your raid frames, and manage dispels carefully. You want to balance letting the raid do more damage, yet prevent players from being killed while they have reduced HP.
  • Make sure the raid's health is topped off before the Void Stone relic is activated, as nobody can be healed until it is dealt with.
  • Chain AoE healing cooldowns during the Tempest Caller relic. Anyone that his 25% or less HP will die instantly.
  • Treat the ranged tank like any other tank, they will need focused healing.

Tanks

  • The ranged DPS tank should not stand within 5 yards of any other players.
  • The two traditional tanks should manage their stacks of Shear Mind based on their comfort level.
  • Ensure that both bosses are within the bubble created by the Trident of Deep Ocean relic.
  • Make sure the bosses never activate the same relic twice, by moving them to a different relic after the previous one is complete.


Mythic The Restless Cabal Strategy Guide

  • A detailed Mythic guide will be available once Mythic difficulty unlocks, and the boss is defeated.


The Restless Cabal Achievements




NameRewardCategory
Gotta BounceDefeat the Restless Cabal in Crucible of Storms after having at least 10 Void Crashes active simultaneously in Normal Difficulty or higher.
Battle Raid

Mythic: The Restless CabalDefeat the Restless Cabal in Crucible of Storms on Mythic difficulty.
Battle Raid



The Restless Cabal Loot List

The Restless Cabal drops item level 375 (LFR), 390 (Normal), 405 (Heroic), 420 (Mythic) loot. Loot can have higher item levels if it becomes Titanforged or Warforged, up to item level 425.

LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
375ClothFeetZaxasj's Deepstriders
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375ClothHandsFathom Dredgers
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375LeatherLegsLeggings of the Aberrant Tidesage
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375LeatherHandsGloves of the Undying Pact
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375MailWaistInsurgent's Scouring Chain
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375MailLegsFa'thuul's Floodguards
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375PlateWaistMindthief's Eldritch Clasp
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375PlateHandsAbyssal Speaker's Gauntlets
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375StaffTwo HandPillar of the Drowned Cabal
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LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
390ClothFeetZaxasj's Deepstriders
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390ClothHandsFathom Dredgers
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390LeatherLegsLeggings of the Aberrant Tidesage
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390LeatherHandsGloves of the Undying Pact
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390MailWaistInsurgent's Scouring Chain
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390MailLegsFa'thuul's Floodguards
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390PlateWaistMindthief's Eldritch Clasp
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390PlateHandsAbyssal Speaker's Gauntlets
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390StaffTwo HandPillar of the Drowned Cabal
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LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
405ClothFeetZaxasj's Deepstriders
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405ClothHandsFathom Dredgers
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405LeatherLegsLeggings of the Aberrant Tidesage
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405LeatherHandsGloves of the Undying Pact
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405MailWaistInsurgent's Scouring Chain
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405MailLegsFa'thuul's Floodguards
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405PlateWaistMindthief's Eldritch Clasp
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405PlateHandsAbyssal Speaker's Gauntlets
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405StaffTwo HandPillar of the Drowned Cabal
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LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
420ClothFeetZaxasj's Deepstriders
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420ClothHandsFathom Dredgers
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420LeatherLegsLeggings of the Aberrant Tidesage
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420LeatherHandsGloves of the Undying Pact
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420MailWaistInsurgent's Scouring Chain
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420MailLegsFa'thuul's Floodguards
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420PlateWaistMindthief's Eldritch Clasp
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420PlateHandsAbyssal Speaker's Gauntlets
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420StaffTwo HandPillar of the Drowned Cabal
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