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The MOTHERLODE, Healer Guide

Updated 3 years, 2 months ago for patch 8.3 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for The MOTHERLODE 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 The MOTHERLODE, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Coin-Operated Crowd Pummeler Dungeon Journal Model Coin-Operated Crowd Pummeler

  • Be positioned so Static Pulse doesn't knock you into other mechanics or enemies.
  • Footbomb Launcher shoots out several Azerite Footbombs.
    • After 15-seconds, these trigger Timed Detonation, dealing moderate damage to all players and increasing damage taken by 50%.
      • This can be avoided by kicking the Azerite Footbombs into the Coin-Operated Crowd Pummeler, this triggers Blazing Azerite and increases its damage taken by 50%.
  • Don't stand in front of the boss when it turns to cast Shocking Claw.
  • On Heroic, spectators will Throw Coins into the arena.
    • The boss should be pulled away from the coins before Coin Magnet is cast.
      • Each coin grants the Coin-Operated Crowd Pummeler a stack of Pay to Win.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.

Healer DBM Settings for Coin-Operated Crowd Pummeler

Azerokk Dungeon Journal Model Azerokk

  • The fights starts with four Earthragers active, with more periodically joining the fight throughout.
    • These fixate on random players with Raging Gaze.
    • Each melee attack applies a stack of Jagged Cut.
    • These should be killed as quickly as possible. 
      • Fracking Totems near the path to the boss along with other crowd control spells can be used to make killing the initial four Earthragers easier.
  • Periodically removes crowd control from an Earthrager with Azerite Infusion.
  • Stay 20-yards away from Earthragers when Resonate Pulse is used to avoid Resonant Quake.
  • On Heroic, don't stand in front of the boss to avoid Tectonic Smash.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track

Healer DBM Settings for Azerokk

Rixxa Fluxflame Dungeon Journal Model Rixxa Fluxflame

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track

Healer DBM Settings for Rixxa Fluxflame

Mogul Razdunk Dungeon Journal Model Mogul Razdunk

This is a two-stage fight, during which players will fight against Razdunk inside his flying machine.

Stage One - big guns

Stage one begins at the start of the fight and ends when Razdunk reaches 50% health. This stage begins again once stage two is completed and ends when Razdunk is killed.

  • The tank will be dealing with Alpha Cannon.
  • Avoid being in front of Razdunk as he slowly spins during Gatling Gun.
  • When targeted by Homing Missile, run away from the group to prevent the missile detonation from hitting other players.
  • On Heroic, two B.O.O.M.B.A. units spawn at the start of the fight.
    • These randomly move to different locations on the edge of the room.
    • Periodically fire Micro Missiles across the entire length of the room in front of where they are.
      • Try to position yourself so you're in a section of the room where neither of the B.O.O.M.B.A. are facing.

Stage Two - drill!

Stage two begins when Razdunk reaches 50% health and ends when all three stacks of Configuration: Drill are removed, as explained below.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track

Healer DBM Settings for Mogul Razdunk


 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in The MOTHERLODE. The MOTHERLODE has a relatively linear layout. The trash below is ordered as if you're completing the bosses in the order they're listed above. Some spells don't exist in the database and will be added as soon as they're available.

Entrance thru Coin-Operated Crowd Pummeler

Coin-Operated Crowd Pummeler thru Azerokk

  • Venture Co. Earthshaper
    • Interrupt or dispel Earth Shield (purge) to prevent the healing.
    • Interrupt Rock Lance to prevent the extra damage over time.
  • Wanton Sapper
    • Avoid the bombs these drop.
  • Azerite Extractor
  • Stonefury
  • Taskmaster Askari
    • Nearby enemies take less damage while Cover is active.

Azerokk thru Rixxa Fluxflame

  • Venture Co. Alchemist
  • Feckless Assistant
  • Venture Co. Mastermind
  • Weapons Tester
    • Don't stand in front of these to avoid the silence from Echo Blade and the knockback from [Force Cannon].

Rixxa Fluxflame thru Mogul Razdunk

  • Expert Technician
    • Interrupt Overcharge (dispel, purge) to prevent the buff.
    • Stun these to interrupt Repair to prevent the healing.
  • Venture Co. War Machine
  • Ordinance Specialist
  • Venture Co. Skyscorcher
    • Stay at least 4-yards away from other players to avoid extra damage from Concussion Charge.
    • Azerite Heartseeker targets a random player, dealing moderate damage and reducing healing on the first player it hits.

 Trash Debuffs to Track

 Trash Addons

Healer DBM Settings for MOTHERLODE 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.

Trash Mobs

  • Rowdy Reveler
    • These are a neutral/lesser enemy throughout the dungeon that trigger Bursting when killed.
  • Mechanized PeacekeeperVenture Co. Mastermind, and Venture Co. War Machine
    • These are difficult to move out of Sanguine and should probably be killed first in any group they appear in.


Mythic 10, 1 Upgrade Clear, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me clearing The MOTHERLODE on Mythic 10 difficulty in time for a 1 upgrade.

Mythic 0 Clear, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me clearing The MOTHERLODE on Mythic difficulty.

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

March 11, 2019 - 7:14 pm (Healer) - Reviewed guide for 8.1.5, no changes needed.

October 12, 2018 - 9:56 pm (Healer) - Full guide review and added more M+ notes.

October 01, 2018 - 2:16 pm (Healer) - Added DBM settings for bosses and trash.

September 10, 2018 - 4:54 pm (Healer) - Added mythic 0 clear video.

September 09, 2018 - 12:12 am (Healer) - Added first Mythic+ notes.

September 02, 2018 - 8:26 am (Healer) - Added Enrages to dispel and buffs to Purge to Trash Mobs.

August 22, 2018 - 2:03 am (Healer) - Coins from Throw Coins on Coin-Operated Crowd Pummeler are not actually able to be picked up, and instead the boss should be moved away from them.

August 15, 2018 - 3:28 pm (Healer) - Added note about Taskmaster Askari and the "Cover" ability.