Restless Cabal Guide – Normal and Heroic Restless Cabal Crucible of Storms Boss Guide

Restless Cabal Guide – Normal and Heroic Restless Cabal Crucible of Storms Boss Guide

Hi! I’m Hazel, and this is a guide to the Restless
Cabal raid boss in the Crucible of Storms on Normal and Heroic difficulty. It’s a two boss duo, and this one’s all about
controlling your own damage, interrupts and dispels to really plan out how your raid takes
the fight. These two do not share a health pool and Pact
of the Restless means that you’ll need to kill them within 20 seconds of each other. If you don’t, you’re going to see a 20% heal
and the party’s pretty much over at that point. Bring em down at the same time. Having said that, there are excellent reasons
why you don’t want to keep them dead even in health the whole time, which we’ll touch
on in a bit. Enveloping Darkness means don’t ever leave
the platform. just pretend it’s a giant dropoff of doom
because it may as well be. There are no knockbacks in this fight so if
you trip off the edge it is EXTRA your fault. Let’s dig in by looking at Zaxasj the Speaker,
who I will now be referring to as Skinny Noodles. I was going to call him Noodleface but they’ve
both got those so Skinny Noodles it is. He’s really interesting for one reason, and
that’s Aphotic Blast. He spams that instead of meleeing, and it
means that S c kinny Noodles will be tanked by a ranged DPS player. The blast increases threat gen and does damage
in a 5 yard splash, and it’s less damage the farther away you are. The Chosen ranged tank should stay 30 yards
out from him, they need a 5 yard bubble of personal space and they should not be anybody
who’s multidotting since they’ve got all that threat gen. When the fight starts ONLY ranged tank should
be hitting skinny noodles to make sure they’ve got aggro locked down before everyone else
has at it. He also does Cerebral Assault, which is a
cone attack that you can and should avoid. If you do get hit by it, you’ll find yourself
Hostile to Allies. This is kind of a cheeky effect- it’s not
technically an MC since you can still damage the boss and control your character, but nobody
else can heal you and you’ll be attackable by your friends. They should choose not to, but you know them,
we all know how this ends. Get out of the cone and don’t attack or CC
anyone that got clipped. He will also mark people with Dark Herald,
which applies Promises of Power to anyone in their purple ring every 5 seconds. This is a similar idea to Whispers of Power
from Shrine of the Storm-. Once you’ve got it, it’ll start stacking up
your damage done, but also your damage taken. Use this to help the raid hit DPS checks,
but I’d say make sure you have a Dispel Plan to take it off before heavy raid damage. If six people have it and you only have three
dispels, you’d better have a Mass Dispel ready or else someone’s getting a free snack break. Our other boss is Fa’thuul, aka Buff Noodles. He’ll cast Shear Mind on his tank, which is
your typical stacking debuff. Take 3-4 stacks, then switch and wait for
it to fall off before you take him back. He’ll also toss out Void Crash, which is like
a bouncing Shadow Crash that gets smaller after it’s first two bounces. Dodge it when it’s big and medium but then
have one player stand in it once it’s small to take the reduced hit and make it go away. If you get Crushing Doubt, get out. It rhymes, so you can’t forget. It slows you down and then explodes for raid
damage with a distance drop off so with Crushing Doubt, get out. Just don’t leave the platform or go trip on
the poor ranged tank. Maybe mark a doubt spot. So that’s the basics of what they do personally,
but we’ve also got 3 relics just hanging out in the arena. When each boss reaches 75, 50 and 25% health,
they’ll activate the relic nearestto them. The relic will do a thing, and then that boss
does a thing too. Power Overwhelming means don’t double up on
relics per dude. There’s three relics, so each boss should
hit each one once. The ranged tank will need to do some positioning
of skinny noodles by max ranging his cast and having the boss chase a bit. Make sure everyone is giving them space while
they’re repositioning. The crown lookin thing is the Tempest Caller. When activated, the raid will take big pulsing
damage with Storm of Annihilation, and they’ll also deal reduced damage while it’s up. On top of that, if anyone is below 25% health
they’re just super dead so you want to have NO promises of power buffs up when this starts. You’re gonna want healing cooldowns and personals
to survive this so maybe do this early and then late in the fight so you can get those
back for the second one. The glowy rock is the Void Stone. When that’s activated, Embrace of the Void
will make everyone immune to healing, which sucks. Try and top everyone before this starts and
then obviously end it ASAP. Umbral Shell will put a absorb shield on the
activating boss, which you damage through to end Embrace of the Void. Take Promises of Power stacks if you need
to and focus DPS on that boss. Third, Storm Attunement will buff that boss
with 10% damage done. Every relic activation has a buff like this,
so towards the end of the fight both bosses will be hitting 30% harder. 0
The splooshy fork is the Trident of the Deep Ocean. Activating that triggers Custody of the Deep,
which is a big bubble. It’ll absorb three quarters of the damage
taken by any enemies in the bubble, and when it expires it’ll AOE the raid with an Abyssal
Collapse equal to whatever absorb was left. Basically, stack everything in the bubble
and hit it to reduce that explosion. As you can probably tell getting two of these
at once would be very gross so make sure that you don’t push the bosses at the same time. They’ll each pop a relic at 75, 50 and 25%
health. When they do so they’ll also spawn some adds
that are specific to them. Skinny Noodles creates some Visages from Beyond,
which will be up for 3 minutes and then despawn on their own. Those cast Terrifying Echo, which is a raid
wide fear. To stop that you need to bring them to 1 hp. Coalesce Void means they’ll be regenerating
health over time, so you keep damaging them back down to 1 health every time you need
to stop the Echo. When Buff Noodles triggers a relic, he’ll
spawn three Eldritch Abominations. Those will all cast Witness the End, which
does heavy raid damage and kills the add. You want to stagger kicks to allow these to
go off, but only one at a time and only when the healers are ready. That means Promises of Power should be dispelled
and maybe chill until the main relic effect is over. Up to you. Because that will kill them, don’t worry about
DPS on these. On Normal, that’s the fight. Heroic has the same abilities, but three of
them get upgrades. On Heroic the Aphotic Blast now makes the
target permanently hostile to allies if it expires. That’s a bad day if that happens and it really
shouldn’t anyways, so just be extra careful to only have one ranged tanking Skinny Noodles. On Heroic and higher dispelling Promises of
Power inflicts Wrack, which is 50k damage to the dispeller. Be extra careful, especially if you’re trying
to MD a bunch of them off maybe don’t. And finally, on Heroic and higher Witness
the End will debuff everyone for 6 seconds to take more damage from other Witness the
Ends. Don’t double them up or let them go off back
to back, that’ll get ugly. And that is the Restless Cabal in the Crucible
of Storms. Thanks for watching! If this video helped you out please consider
leaving me a like. Check out my channel for more raid guides
and other WoW stuff and have a wonderful, wonderful day! Bye.


  • TheCute Ocelot

    Hi Hazel!!

  • Patricia Gutierrez

    You're the best <3

  • Ian Wolfe

    Looks like fun, but sweet merciful Elune, LFR is going to be an absolute shitshow.

  • kosin356

    I really want your voice as my raid announcements.

  • Sydney Armstrong

    Ahh im scared to learn new mechanics

  • Doleod

    Best raid guide using the term "splooshy fork" ever!

  • ositoxdx mayhuire rosales

    nice video

  • Jeffrey Arnold

    invite nomi to your raid group to provide aoe debuffs on skinny noodle 🙂

  • Razil Weird

    Thank you for the guides.

  • Jar of Pickles

    I don't even raid and yet I find myself watching all of these whenever you put them out. Lol

  • toychristopher


  • Dances

    Thanks for the timely video Hazel!

  • ghostofthespire

    You're the best Hazel! Thanks for the guides!

  • Ayla Dinwiddie

    Wow, this looks hard. I was thinking of jumping into raiding for this, but now I'm not sure. 😕

  • horrorkesh

    Party pooper

  • horrorkesh

    Skinny noodles / LOL

  • horrorkesh

    In walks buff noodles

  • Aric Bolf

    Ok so i see ranged run all over the place, do melee do anything except tunnel the boss? You said the bosses can’t be at the same health but have to die within 20 seconds of each other. Those two things aren’t possible in combination.

  • KaZ

    Paused game of thrones to watch this!

  • Joseph W

    Holy crap

  • Dippy Dippy

    What ranged tank class do you recommend???

  • ShadowCat

    Mindflayers in wow.

  • Charles Lux

    Hazel has joined the glorious Horde?! Victory or death!

  • Lupi Lotty

    Noodle references. This fight will trigger hunger now. 😂 Looks fun! Thanks for the guide 😊

  • LilHoneybun

    Oh Boy…

  • Sazi

    When you introduced Zaxasj as Skinny Noodles I totally lost my shit. Laughed till I cried. I really needed that. Thank you Hazel. You are awesome <3

  • Tuscani J

    Oh shit that’s a lot of mechanics…

  • Richard Lundström

    Omg you did the stereotyped oout thing!

  • Jere

    Nice guide! Thanks 👍

  • Riven

    This sounds like a healers nightmare. Thank god I retired and went to dps.

  • Chelsea Parker

    Thanks Hazel!

  • Cemal Kampmann

    I bet you love the Cabal you creature

  • kirin

    H'Zel summons Skinny Noodle and Buff Noodle! … Player can't stop giggling! Wipe <3

  • Madison Reyes

    Honestly better than Fatboss. Loved the nick names for stuff — that will help me remember it

  • sora dragonheart

    This’ll definitely be a guild killer lol

  • Ryan Kirkwood

    fantastic guide

  • Max [ mcaulfield ]

    Does anybody happen to know, if a hunter tanks Skinny Noodles, will their pet steal the aggro, thus nullifying the benefit of them being the one to tank it?

  • Rahsaan Footman

    I wonder if polymorph solves aphotic blast? Once sheeped does health go up? It could be a way to heal a player that has now gone hostile.

  • Selma Devic

    Thanks on clear guide most wow youtubers I cant understand anything what they say lol

  • Daniel Cross

    ultimate troll strat, get hit by cone then go MS the main tank or range tank…. lmao plus fear all the healers

  • Kristopher Gifford

    I suddenly have a craving for Ramen Noodles

  • LxB

    is it 3 or 1 minut the echoes are "alive"? Hazel sais 1 thing and the journal sais another

  • L Takara

    Thank you so much for keeping it short and concise. My ADHD can't handle the 10 minute guides other people make.

  • PandaAyi

    I will now always call them Skinny noodles and Buff noodles too!

  • Anomalous

    Can I suggest a slight tweak? As a raid-leader in the past I've struggled to get everyone on the same page and watch boss fight videos before raid, and though I think you are the next big thing (deservedly so), I found myself saying – 'wait, what?' a couple of times during this video because of the order that the information was presented.

    Take for example 3:54. "The glowy rock is the Void Stone. When that's activated, Embrace of the Void will make everyone immune to healing (which sucks). Try and top everyone before this starts, and then obviously end this ASAP. Umbral Shell will put an absorb shield on the activating boss, which you damage through to end Embrace of the Void. Take Promises of Power stacks if you need to and focus DPS on that boss."

    Put another way: "The first relic, the Void Stone, puts a health absorb shield on the boss called 'Umbral Shell'. During this time you will not receive any healing! So top everyone off before you grab it and use Promises of Power stacks to buff your DPS and end the phase quickly."

    The section between 4:12 to 4:30 is hard to follow. Before ever mentioning that there are adds, you say: "[the bubble] will absorb three quarters of the damage taken by any enemies within the bubble…" – it's an unfriendly bubble, right? Are WE the enemies? The bosses aren't stacked, are they? Why would there be more than one enemy in the bubble? Then you say: "stack everything in the bubble and then hit it to reduce the explosion." Stack what in the bubble? And hit what? That section, put another way: "Activating the Trident Relic will create a bubble – Custody of the Deep – that absorbs damage taken by the boss or any adds *standing within it*. DPS hard, because the bubble will explode for its remaining health once it expires, dealing huge raid damage."

    It seems menial, but little edits make all the difference to viewers who may or may not be paying full attention. The proposed edit sort of builds in importance to a climax the viewer is keen to abide by, if that makes sense. I'm not trying to crap on the video – your delivery, editing, and pacing are wonderful! We don't deserve somebody so patient (and talented!) representing WoW raiding. I don't think those edits are critical, but I think that if you manipulate your presentation just the /slightest/, you'll be onto the winning formula.

  • alex

    Half the video is just reading the dungeon journal, other half is kind of explaining the execution.

  • crossedhorse05

    Starting to prefer your guides to fatboss – thanks a lot Hazel!

  • chriseggroll

    These fights are pretty interesting, looking forward to seeing the new gear pieces.

  • starfishsignal

    nice guide!! thanks!!

  • mstieler8480

    I really hope my guild adopts "skinny noodles" and "buff noodles" for the boss names

  • Incorrigible Panda

    TLDR: no need to resub.

  • Lantana Camara

    Don't forget to give her a like! I see lots of views, let's show lot's of love with lot's of likes!!

  • leiflala

    Do you Mass Dispel – Embrace of the Void?
    How do you remove the 100% reduced healing effect?

  • en21b

    New Convert here!! I have heard mentions of you from other guildmates and WoW content creators but I have never checked out one of your strat guild vids until now. I have to say, you are pretty great at it!! I was used to watching some other vids by some fat bosses that shall go unnamed xD and on certain videos I don't understand what they are explaining. You however, let's say ummmmmm, dumb it down a bit to make it understandable. Thank you dear and you will from now on will be my go to raid fight elfsplainer


    I'm a wet noodle

  • Jorge Belman

    I'm digging the outro with the gnome and music.

  • AnaHath

    Thanks for the guide. Nice and concise!

  • Fiesbertt

    Are there still people playing?

  • Kiwi Bushcraft And Survival

    Thanks, awesome guide

  • D DJ

    Thanks for the guide.

  • Dario Miniello

    might as well have called them hazard spaghetti

  • Çetin Maden

    0:44 Zaxasj! 😀

  • Mark Knaapen

    love how my guild now calls them skinny noodles and buff noodles haha

  • hummingbirdcity


  • Alasarcher

    I'll let you know that my guild calls bosses Skinny Noodle and Buff Noodle. Thanks for guide, we got em on HC.

  • Twinrova


  • Garbageman hando

    wtf is that interface

  • From Kali's Borders

    Hiya Hazel,

    Can you tell me what the catchy bass music is running in the background?

    TY for the great video!

  • Craig Pope

    Will let you know if this helps me out later on. Seems like a lot of information to remember without having tried the encounter… But thank you muchly anyhow

  • Shawn Evans

    You just replaced fatboss for me. Love the way you discuss.

  • Christopher Abernathy

    I love that I got my raid to call them Skinny Noodles and Buff Noodles! Great guide!

  • Mike Lewis

    best guide :] i lovde u

  • Nanook Rubs It

    I stopped the guide the moment you named the boss "Noodle face" is not cute it is cringy.

  • ClaudeTheRed

    A lot more easier to understand than Fatboss, thanks.

  • Danni Wolfe

    Petition to rename the fight to "Restless Noodles" in honor of your wonderful nicknames

  • TesVixen

    Fantastic video as always, thanks Hazel 🙂

  • Justin .Dowse

    You shoulda named him Thicc Noodles 😀

  • J T

    Great videos, sounds simple enough. Thank you for the info!

  • Santiago Valverde

    Great info. Very quick and sweet.

  • Nicholas Olsen

    I love you and your sense of humor keep it up!

  • press heart

    This fight seems super tedious and boring :/

  • SCSA

    all these nub af guilds calling the caster skinny noodles. all you have to say is SPEAKER or FEARED or CASTER OR MELEE instead of taking even longer on discord with more words than you need to say, LUL. there are no adds……..calling a boss 2 names each is why none of you do mythic, lewl.

  • J Breezy

    Women explain these fights much better

  • Wayne Rogers Outdoors

    Hazel your guides are always, without fail, so much better and easy to understand than anyone else who creates this kind of content. Thank you very much for what you do and more specifically the WAY that you do it.

  • Wayne Rogers Outdoors

    On a side note. If you are hungry just summon Westfall Chicken for chicken and noodles.

  • Gino Mjolnir

    yall gotta post these videos barney style….i havent comprehended shit you just said…shit… you post these videos as if your target audience was people who already know everything about the raid…you gotta post it for people like me who have zero freaking clue whats happening.

  • The Atomic Dom

    I bet this always goes effortlessly and smoothly on LFR XD

  • Mokriš Patrik

    What is that healing addon?

  • UdonPanda

    "Buff noodles" I love it

  • Hayley Barnett

    ty for this, with this video you actually see you wiping and trying again, I've come across so many ppl ingame who leave after 1 wipe and it takes the piss, so ty x

  • Kelaria & Daghorian

    Thank you for the helpful video. I to am from Oregon , Oregon City

  • spookysama

    weve wiped too many time on dis

  • Jake Margerum

    Jesus christ this raid is nuts. Usually the last one is hard but not being able to heal is crazy.

  • Matt Harp

    Herik and nermal?

  • Mehmet Mert


  • Bones

    I hate this fing boss. -.-

  • Vaporizz

    thank you !


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