Castle Nathria Raid - Council of Blood Boss Preview
Council of Blood is a boss encounter in the Castle Nathria raid in World of Warcraft.


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Pour Decision MakingDefeat the Council of Blood after throwing four bottles of wine in Castle Nathria on Normal difficulty or higher.
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Mythic: The Council of BloodDefeat The Council of Blood in Castle Nathria on Mythic difficulty.
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The Council of Blood
The Council of Blood presides over courtly functions in Revendreth. Castellan Niklaus is a strict military commander with an indomitable will and impenetrable armor. Lord Stavros, a foppish dandy, leads the court in dance but is also deadly with his blades. Baroness Frieda wields powerful anima magics and commands the dredger wait staff--along with the respect of the entire court.

  • Overview - The Council of Blood, three deadly Venthyr nobles, attack simultaneously. They do not share health, but are restored to full health and gain additional abilities when one of their allies falls.

    Players suffer in the Oppressive Atmosphere of the Venthyr's festivities, but when any council member is reduced to 50% health, the living bosses temporarily flee the arena, and a round of the Danse Macabre begins.

    Players must find their assigned spaces on the dance floor and perform the courtly dance moves in sequence. When the dance concludes the bosses will rejoin the fray.
    • Tanks -
    • Healers -
      • Drain Essence inflicts heavy damage over time to the target.
      • Quickly find your partner if paired off for the Dark Recital.
      • Attendees are granted limited time to locate their position for the Danse Macabre.
    • Damage Dealers -
      • Dutiful Attendants maintain Unyielding Shield until they are slain.
      • Quickly find your partner if paired off for the Dark Recital.
      • Attendees are granted limited time to locate their position for the Danse Macabre.
  • The Council of Blood -
    • Dancing Fever - The magic of the dance enthralls players, applying 3 stacks of Dancing Fever for 30 sec. Each time the player jumps, 11 Shadow damage is inflicted to all players and a stack of Dancing Fever is removed.
      Players who fail to remove all stacks before 30 sec are slain.
    • Oppressive Atmosphere - The intense and strict atmosphere of the Council of Blood inflicts 0 Shadow damage every 1 sec to all players.
      This effect stacks, increasing in stack count every 10 sec.
    • Castellan Niklaus -
      • Duelist's Riposte - Castellan Niklaus demonstrates a stunning counter-attack, inflcting 75 Physical damage and increasing the damge of Duelist's Riposte by 100% for 25 sec. This effect stacks.
      • Summon Dutiful Attendant - Calls forth a Dutiful Attendant to shield the caster's allies.
        • Dutiful Attendant -
          • Unyielding Shield - The Dutiful Attendant maintains a shield on the weakest council member, making them immune to all damage for 10 min.
      • Infused with Anima - When one council member is defeated, the remaining council members each gain an ability.
        • Dredger Servants - The Castellan orders several Begrudging Waiters to begin harassing players.
          • Begrudging Waiter -
            • Throw Food - The Dredger Waiter throws fancy hors d'oeuvres at random players, inflcting 14 Nature damage.
      • Empowered with Anima - When both other council members are defeated, the remaining council member gains a final ability.
        • Castellan's Fury - Castellan Niklaus' cold wrath emboldens his forces. When any of his allies are slain all other Nathrian forces within 12 yards of the victim become enraged, increasing their damage done by 100% for 18 sec.
        • Castellan's Fury - Castellan Niklaus' cold wrath emboldens his forces. When any of his allies are slain all other Nathrian forces within 12 yards of the victim become enraged, increasing their damage done by 100% for 18 sec.
        • Castellan's Cadre - Castellan Niklaus calls forth Veteran Stoneguard to his aid.
          • Veteran Stoneguard -
            • Sintouched Blade - The Veteran Stoneguard slashes at its current target, inflicting 80 Physical damage and leeching some of the target's essence, permanently increasing their damage done by 50%. This effect stacks.
      • Afterimage of Castellan Niklaus -
        • Summon Dutiful Attendant - Calls forth a Dutiful Attendant to shield the caster's allies.
          • Dutiful Attendant -
            • Unyielding Shield - The Dutiful Attendant maintains a shield on the weakest council member, making them immune to all damage for 10 min.
    • Baroness Frieda -
      • Drain Essence - Baroness Frieda, pulls the life energy from her targets, inflicting 15 Shadow damage every 1 sec for 4 sec.
      • Dreadbolt Volley - The Baroness launches a blast of anima at every player, inflicting 40 Shadow damage.
        Each player hit by the blast suffers an additial 15 Shadow damage every 1.5 sec for 12 sec. This effect stacks.
      • Infused with Anima - When one council member is defeated, the remaining council members each gain an ability.
        • Prideful Eruption - The Baroness violently unleashes the welled-up pride within each player causing them to erupt, inflicting 45 Shadow damage to all players within 6 yards.
      • Empowered with Anima - When both other council members are defeated, the remaining council member gains a final ability.
        • Twisted Pain - Baroness Frieda twists the pain of her victims, causing them to manifest pools of Manifest Pain when they take damage from her abilities.
          • Manifest Pain - Baroness Frieda manifests a pool at the player's location that lasts for 30 sec. Standing within the pool inflicts 8 Shadow damage every 0.5 sec.
        • Soul Spikes - Baroness Frieda summons forth 4 Soul Spikes that impale her current target over 4.5 sec. Each spike inflicts 60 Physical damage and increases the damge taken from Soul Spikes for 4.5 sec. In addition, each impact radiates a portion of the damage inflicted to all players as Shadow damage.
      • Afterimage of Baroness Frieda -
        • Dreadbolt Volley - The Baroness launches a blast of anima at every player, inflicting 40 Shadow damage.
          Each player hit by the blast suffers an additial 15 Shadow damage every 1.5 sec for 12 sec. This effect stacks.
    • Lord Stavros -
      • Evasive Lunge - Lord Stavros teleports behind his current target before lunging forward, inflicting 75 Physical damage to players in a line 20 yards long and increasing their damage taken by Evasive Lunge by 100% for until cancelled. This effect stacks.
      • Dark Recital - Lord Stavros assigns players to dance in pairs for 8 sec. While farther than 8 yards from your partner Lord Stavros punishes you, inflicting 4 Shadow damage every 0.5 sec.
        In addition, Lord Stavros encourages your dance moves by marking each partner's location every 0.5 sec, causing it to erupt inflicting 15 Shadow damage to all players within 3 yards of the impact.
      • Infused with Anima - When one council member is defeated, the remaining council members each gain an ability.
        • Waltz of Blood - Lord Stavros calls Waltzing Venthyr to careen across the dance floor. Upon contact players suffer 40 Shadow damage and are stunned for 1 sec.
      • Empowered with Anima - When both other council members are defeated, the remaining council member gains a final ability.
        • Two Left Feet - Lord Stavros is unimpressed by your dance moves. While moving or jumping your movement speed is reduced by 2% every 0.25 sec.
          Standing still allows you to regain your footing.
        • Dancing Fools - Lord Stavros calls all Waltzing Venthyr to the dance floor.
          • Waltzing Venthyr -
            • Violent Uproar - Venthyr noble men and women emit violent outbursts of celebratory anima when in the throes of revelry. Each burst inflicts 500 Shadow damage to players within 11 yards.
      • Afterimage of Lord Stavros -
        • Dark Recital - Lord Stavros assigns players to dance in pairs for 8 sec. While farther than 8 yards from your partner Lord Stavros punishes you, inflicting 4 Shadow damage every 0.5 sec.
          In addition, Lord Stavros encourages your dance moves by marking each partner's location every 0.5 sec, causing it to erupt inflicting 15 Shadow damage to all players within 3 yards of the impact.
  • Intermission: The Danse Macabre - When a council member is reduced to 50% health, each living council member retreats to the balcony for the Danse Macabre.
    • Danse Macabre - The master of dance calls players to take their places and follow the lead of their dredger dance partners. Making the proper dance move shows your Fancy Footwork, while failing to do so demonstrates your Wrong Moves.
      • Fancy Footwork - Each correctly performed dance step increases Haste by 3% for 30 sec.
        This effect stacks.
      • Wrong Moves - Failure to perform the correct dance step inflicts 3 Shadow damage every 1 sec and removes any Fancy Footwork. This damage continues to increase until you find your proper location or the Danse Macabre ends.



Council of Blood Loot
Council of Blood drops loot item level 200 on Normal, 213 on Heroic and 226 on Mythic.

LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
1QuestMemory of the Void's Eternal Call
1QuestMemory of the Dashing Scoundrel
200Context TokenZenith Anima Spherule
200NeckNeckNoble's Birthstone Pendant
200TrinketTrinketMacabre Sheet Music
200ClothLegsCourtier's Costume Trousers
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200ClothFeetSparkling Glass Slippers
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200LeatherChestCorset of the Deft Duelist
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200LeatherFeetEnchanted Toe-Tappers
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200MailHandsCastellan's Chainlink Grips
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200PlateFeetStoneguard Attendant's Boots
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145OtherInnate Resolve
145OtherNimble Fingers
145OtherInspiring Presence
145OtherWinter's Protection
145OtherDizzying Tumble
145OtherChilled Resilience
145OtherPower Unto Others
145OtherRefreshing Waters
145OtherRavenous Consumption
145OtherEchoing Blessings
145OtherDemonic Momentum
145OtherReversal of Fortune

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