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Atal'Dazar, Healer Guide

Updated 2 years, 2 months ago for patch 8.3 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Atal'Dazar dungeon. While it's tailored for healers, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.


Below are guides for the bosses in Atal'Dazar, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Priestess Alun'za Dungeon Journal Model Priestess Alun'za

  • The tank will be dealing with Gilded Claws (dispel, purge).
  • Before Transfusion is cast, stand in a Tainted Blood pool to prevent Alun'za from healing.
  • Dispel Molten Gold (magic).
  • On Heroic, avoid the corruption orbs coming from the Golden Cauldrons at the front of the room.
  • On Heroic, a Spirit of Gold will move around to absorb pools of Tainted Blood.
    • If no pools are present, the Spirit will attack players, causing them to need additional healing.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track

Healer DBM Settings for Alun'za

Vol'kaal Dungeon Journal Model Vol'kaal

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track

Healer DBM Settings for Vol'kaal

Rezan Dungeon Journal Model Rezan

  • The tank will be dealing with Serrated Teeth.
  • Avoid the Ancient Dry Bones piles.
    • Touching a pile will spawn a Reanimated Raptor and slow your movement speed.
    • On Heroic, Rezan will also spawn a Reanimated Raptor if he passes over Ancient Dry Bones.
  • When targeted by Pursuit, run away from Rezan.
    • Being caught will deal critical damage over 8-seconds from Devour.
  • Break line of sight on Rezan when Terrifying Visage (dispel, magic) is cast.

 Healing Notes

  • Watch for players being Devoured if they're caught by Pursuit.
 Debuffs to Track

Healer DBM Settings for Rezan

Yazma Dungeon Journal Model Yazma

  • The tank will be dealing with Skewer.
  • When Yazma reaches 100% energy, if targeted by Soulrend, run far away from Yazma.
    • The resulting Soulspawn must be killed before it reaches Yazma.
      • If it reaches Yazma, a stack of Soulfeast is applied to all players.
      • These are susceptible to stuns, knock backs, and other crowd control.
    • On Heroic, Soulrend causes all players to spawn a Soulspawn.
      • Players will be taking additional damage from Soul Link while their Soulspawn is alive.
  • Avoid Echoes of Shadra and the resulting Shadowy Remains.
  • Interrupt Wracking Pain to prevent the heavy damage on the targeted player.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track

Healer DBM Settings for Yazma


 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Atal'Dazar. Atal'Dazar has an open layout and you can complete the first three bosses in any order. The trash below is ordered as if you're completing the bosses in the order they're listed above.

Alun'za Wing

  • Dazar'ai Juggernaut
    • Interrupt or dispel Fanatic's Rage (enrage).
    • Targets random players with Merciless Assault, charging to their location and dealing moderate damage within 8-yards.
  • Dazar'ai Augur
    • Interrupt Fiery Enchant to prevent the damage dealt to all players.
    • Interrupt or dispel Wildfire (magic).
  • Dazar'ai Confessor
    • Interrupt Mending Word to prevent other enemies from being healed.
    • Interrupt Bwonsamdi's Mantle or move enemies out of the dome to prevent them from being immune to interrupts and other crowd control effects.
  • Dazar'ai Colossus
    • Targets random players with Soulburn, inflicting moderate damage over 6-seconds.
    • Gains Gathered Souls (dispel, purge) from nearby trolls.
  • Gilded Priestess
    • Targets random players with Transfusion, standing in a Tainted Blood pool prevents the healing and deals damage instead.

Rezan Wing, Center Courtyard

  • T'lonja
    • Targets a random player with Frenzied Charge, stunning all players in its path.
    • Interrupt Dino Might to avoid Monzumi being healed.
  • Monzumi
  • Feasting Skyscreamer
  • Zanchuli Witch-Doctor
  • Shieldbearer of Zul
    • Stun to interrupt Bulwark of Juju to prevent the reduced damage taken on all enemies inside the dome.
  • Shadowblade Stalker
    • These are stealthed but can be uncovered using Flare or similar abilities.
    • If engaged from stealth, their initial target is stunned with Waylaying Jab.
    • Dispel Venomfang Strike (poison).
  • Toxic Saurid
    • Leap to random players, dealing light damage.

Vol'kaal Wing

  • Reanimated Honor Guard
    • Reanimated Totem must be killed before the Reanimated Honor Guard can be damaged.
    • Applies stacks of Rending Maul to their current target.
    • Rotting Decay deals moderate damage to all players and targets random players with poison pools.
  • Toxic Saurid
    • Leap to random players, dealing light damage.
  • Vol'kaal's Wing also includes Shieldbearer of Zul and Zanchuli Witch-Doctor, which are detailed above.

 Trash Debuffs to Track

 Trash Addons

Healer DBM Settings for Atal'Dazar Trash

 Mythic+ Notes

In this section you'll find notes about certain interactions bosses and trash mobs have with the Mythic+ difficulty increase or certain affixes that make them more troublesome than normal.


  • Reanimated Raptors will apply stacks of Necrotic, which can quickly get out of control if they're not dealt with.


  • Skewer deals significant constant damage to the tank with Tyrannical and on high level keys.

Trash Mobs

  • Gilded Priestess
  • Toxic Saurid
    • These rapidly apply stacks of Necrotic to the tank.
    • These trigger Bursting and can quickly apply 5+ stacks from one group.


[S4] Mythic 13, 1 Upgrade Clear, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me clearing Atal'Dazar on Mythic 13 difficulty in time for a 1 upgrade during Season 4.

[S3] Mythic 10, 3 Upgrade Clear, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me clearing Atal'Dazar on Mythic 10 difficulty in time for a 3 upgrade during Season 3.

Mythic 0 Clear, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me clearing Atal'Dazar on Mythic difficulty.

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

March 07, 2020 - 10:55 pm (Healer) - Added season 4 mythic+ clear video.

March 11, 2019 - 6:46 pm (Healer) - Reviewed guide for 8.1.5, added note about Toxic Saurid triggering Bursting, added mythic 8 clear video.

October 16, 2018 - 2:05 pm (Healer) - Completed a full guide review and added Mythic+ notes.

September 26, 2018 - 3:49 pm (Healer) - Added DBM settings for all bosses and trash.

September 05, 2018 - 10:20 am (Healer) - Added Mythic clear video.

September 02, 2018 - 8:19 am (Healer) - Added Enrage effects and buffs to Purge to Trash Mobs and Bosses.

September 02, 2018 - 7:31 am (Healer) - Added Trash Debuffs to Track section.

August 25, 2018 - 4:53 am (Healer) - Added Fanatic's Rage spell information to Dazar'ai Juggernaut.

August 15, 2018 - 3:24 pm (Healer) - Added note about Toxic Saurid.

August 06, 2018 - 9:36 pm (Healer) - Minor ability clarifications and wording adjustments.