How to beat Stratios and the Cliffs of Bastion pet battle in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

The skies will turn many colors during this battle.

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In your continuing adventures through World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, pet battles can be part of your regular rotations for callings. Bastion is home to many different opportunities to send your critters into the fray, and Stratios will challenge you as part of the Cliffs of Bastion quest. Let’s find out how to take down his carefully constructed creature collection.

Stratios commands a team made of Shelby, Tinyhoof, and Glitterwing. Your ideal mode of attack should come in the form of Crow, Iron Starlette, and the always reliable Nexus Whelpling. Crow should start the battle with Alpha Strike, dealing some extra damage for nailing the first attack. Follow this with Call Darkness to dampen the mood and turn the weather more to Crow’s liking. You can now use Nocturnal Strike, which is buffed with the use of Call Darkness, and this should make short work of Shelby.

This will bring in Tinyhoof, and you can have Crow spam Alpha Strike until he can’t fly anymore. Next in your lineup should be Nexus Whelpling, but only for a few rounds. Start off with Arcane Storm to swap the dark weather for Arcane Winds, and then hit Tinyhoof with two rounds of Mana Surge. Then, send in Iron Starlette, and use a few rounds of Wind-Up to knock out Tinyhoof. Keep hammering the Wind-Up attack as Glitterwing comes in, and when Iron Starlette loses the rest of its health, call on Nexus Whelpling to clean up the battleground.