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Waycrest Manor, Healer Guide

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago for patch 8.3 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Waycrest Manor 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 Waycrest Manor, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Sister Briar Dungeon Journal Model Heartsbane Triad

  • Focus damage on the boss that's currently holding Focusing Iris to force them to drop it before they reach 100% energy.
    • If any boss reaches 100% energy, Dark Ritual will deal heavy damage to the group.

Sister Briar

Sister Malady

  • When Malady holds the Focusing Iris:
  • When affected by Unstable Runic Mark, move at least 6-yards away from other players to prevent dealing extra damage when the effect expires.

Sister Solena

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track

Healer DBM Settings for Heartsbane Triad

Soulbound Goliath Dungeon Journal Model Soulbound Goliath

  • The tank will be dealing with Crush.
  • Soulbound Goliath gains a stack Soul Harvest every 2-seconds, increasing its damage dealt.
  • Kill Soul Thorns to free the impaled player.
  • Avoid the Wildfires that randomly appear around the room.
    • Soulbound Goliath should be moved onto the fires to give it Burning Bush and remove stacks of Soul Harvest.
      • On Heroic, run away from the Burning Souls that spawn.
        • These appear to have somewhat of an aggro table and will likely target the healer as they're not directly targetable to be damaged or taunted.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track

Healer DBM Settings for Soulbound Goliath

Raal the Gluttonous Dungeon Journal Model Raal the Gluttonous

  • The tank should stay by Raal at all times to avoid Consume All being cast.
  • Don't be in front of Raal when he turns to cast Tenderize.
  • Call Servant summons Wasting Servants.
    • Prevent these from reaching Raal to avoid him gaining stacks of Consume Servant.
    • These are susceptible to stuns, snares, knock backs, and other crowd control.
  • Avoid the impact locations of Rotten Explosion.
    • On Heroic, each impact spawns a Bile Oozling.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs that need to be tracked on this fight.

Healer DBM Settings for Raal the Gluttonous

Lord Waycrest Dungeon Journal Model Lord and Lady Waycrest

During this fight, players will begin by fighting Lord Waycrest directly. When Lady Waycrest reaches 10% health, she will join the fight, as detailed below.

Lord Waycrest

  • The tank will be dealing with Wasting Strike.
  • When affected by Virulent Pathogen (dispel, disease), move away from other players before it expires or is dispelled.
  • When Lord Waycrest reaches 10% health, Lady Waycrest heals him to full health using Vitality Transfer and grants him a stack of Putrid Vitality.
    • This will happen three times before Lady Waycrest joins the fight and can be attacked directly.

Lady Waycrest

  • Lady Waycrest is untargetable for most of the fight, and will be at the back of the room playing her organ.
  • Targets random players with Wracking Chord.
  • Avoid the impact locations of Discordant Cadenza.
  • After three uses of Vitality Transfer, when at 10% health, Lady Waycrest will join the fight and be attackable.

 Healing Notes

  • Be aware of the steadily increasing damage from Putrid Vitality as the fight goes on.
 Debuffs to Track

Healer DBM Settings for Lord and Lady Waycrest

Gorak Tul Dungeon Journal Model Gorak Tul

  • Periodically summons Deathtouch Slavers.
    • These must be killed.
    • Stay at least 5-yards away from other players to avoid extra damage from Dark Leap.
    • Stuns random players with Death Lens.
      • This should be interrupted with knock backs and grips.
  • Walk over the Alchemical Fire bottles, then use the Extra Action Button to throw the bottle at Deathtouch Slaver corpses. 
  • Interrupt Darkened Lightning.
  • At 100% energy, Dread Essence deals moderate damage to all players and resurrects any Deathtouch Slavers not burned by Alchemical Fire.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track

Healer DBM Settings for Gorak Tul


 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Waycrest Manor. Waycrest Manor has a relatively open layout and I've grouped the trash based on the different "wings" of the dungeon.

Heartsbane Triad Wing

This wing generally includes the left-side of the instance, based on the map.

  • Enthralled Guard
  • Runic Disciple
  • Blight Toad
    • Avoid the poison detonation these leave behind when killed.
  • Thistle Acolyte
    • Interrupt Bone Splinter to prevent the damage over time on the tank.
  • Bewitched Captain
    • Interrupt Spirited Defense (dispel, purge) to prevent the damage reduction effect.
  • Heartsbane Vinetwister
  • Heartsbane Soulcharmer
    • Interrupt Soul Volley to prevent the damage dealt to the group.
    • Keep enemies out of the Warding Candles to prevent the reduced damage taken.
  • Heartsbane Runeweaver
    • Don't stand in front of these to avoid Marking Cleave (dispel, curse).
    • Interrupt Etch.

Soulbound Goliath Wing

This wing generally includes the center courtyard between the left and right of the instance, based on the map.

  • Avoid the random lightning strikes and resulting fire patches.
  • Coven Thornshaper
  • Thornguard
  • Matron Bryndle
  • This wing includes Enthralled Guards and Bewitched Captains, detailed above.

Raal the Gluttonous Wing

This wing generally includes the right-side of the instance, based on the map.

  • Infected Peasant
    • Infected causes these to spawn four Devouring Maggots upon death.
  • Devouring Maggot
    • Targets random player with Spit.
    • Interrupt Infest to prevent additional Devouring Maggots from spawning.
  • Pallid Gorger
    • Don't stand in front of these to avoid Retch.
    • Targets the furthest player away with Ravaging Leap, causing all nearby players to take damage over time.
  • Banquet Steward
    • Interrupt or move away from Dinner Bell to avoid the Silence effect.
  • This wing includes Heartsbane Runeweaver, detailed above.

Lord and Lady Waycrest Wing

This wing generally includes anything in the cellar and sub-cellar levels, anything below the floor with Raal and the Triad.

  • Coven Diviner
  • Marked Sister
    • Interrupt or move 5-yards away from other players when affected by Runic Mark (dispel, curse).
    • Interrupt or dispel Soul Fetish (purge), or upon death it empowers a nearby enemy.
  • Matron Alma
    • Applies Decaying Touch (dispel, magic) to the tank, increasing damage taken.
    • When affected by Dread Mark (dispel, curse), move at least 5-yards away from other players.
    • Interrupt Ruinous Volley to prevent the damage dealt to the group.
    • Interrupt or dispel Soul Fetish (purge), or upon death it empowers a nearby enemy.
  • Gloom Leaper
    • Targets the furthest player away with Dark Leap, dealing moderate damage and knocking back nearby players.
  • This wing includes Enthralled Guard and Bewitched Captain, and Heartsbane Soulcharmer, detailed above.

 Trash Debuffs to Track

 Trash Addons

Healer DBM Settings for Waycrest Manor 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

  • During Bolstering and Teeming, be extra careful to not pull extra trash groups, especially in the tight hallways inside the manor.
  • Devouring Maggot
    • These trigger Bursting and can quickly get out of hand if their Infest isn't interrupted.
  • Heartsbane VinetwisterHeartsbane SoulcharmerHeartsbane RuneweaverMatron Bryndle, and Matron Alma
    • These almost become mini-bosses with Fortified and have the potential to deal heavy damage to the tank and the group.


Mythic 11, 2 Upgrade Clear, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me clearing Waycrest Manor on Mythic 11 difficulty in time for a 2 upgrade.

Mythic 0 Clear, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me clearing Waycrest Manor on Mythic difficulty.

Normal Clear, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me clearing Waycrest Manor on Normal difficulty on the Battle for Azeroth Beta.

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

March 15, 2019 - 12:35 pm (Healer) - Fixed Gorak Tul DBM settings not displaying.

March 11, 2019 - 7:36 pm (Healer) - Reviewed guide for 8.1.5, made minor wording changes/clarifications.

October 18, 2018 - 7:16 pm (Healer) - Completed a full guide review and restructured the Trash Mobs section to be divided by "wings." Added initial Mythic+ notes.

October 07, 2018 - 6:29 pm (Healer) - Added DBM settings to bosses and trash.

September 02, 2018 - 9:01 am (Healer) - Added Enrages to dispel and buffs to Purge to Trash Mobs.

August 29, 2018 - 11:45 pm (Healer) - Added Mythic 0 clear video.

August 19, 2018 - 2:15 am (Healer) - Corrected Alchemical Fire information for Gorak Tul.

August 06, 2018 - 11:23 pm (Healer) - Added normal clear video.