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Waycrest Manor, Healer Guide

Updated 1 day ago for patch 8.0 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

DBM settings and other useful addons will be added as they're available.

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 can be moved onto the fires to give it Burning Bush.
      • On Heroic, this causes Burning Souls to fall from the boss.
      • It's unclear to me exactly what this accomplishes, as my group never put the boss into the fires, but it's likely a way to reduced or prevent stacks of Soul Harvest.

 Healing Notes

  • Use Cooldowns when Soul Harvest stacks are high enough to warrant them.
 Debuffs to Track

DBM settings and other useful addons will be added as they're available.

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 to avoid Tenderize.
  • Call Servant summons Wasting Servants.
    • Prevent these from reaching Raal to avoid him gaining stacks of Consume Servant.
  • Avoid the impact locations of Rotten Explosion.
    • On Heroic, each impact spawns a Bile Oozling.
      • When killed, these deal light damage to the group with Bile Explosion

 Healing Notes

  • Use Cooldowns on Tenderize, as avoid these may be difficult.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs that need to be tracked on this fight.

DBM settings and other useful addons will be added as they're available.

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, move away from other players before it expires or is dispelled (disease).
  • 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

DBM settings and other useful addons will be added as they're available.

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.
  • 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 the group and resurrects any Deathtouch Slavers not burned by Alchemical Fire.

 Healing Notes

  • Use Cooldowns if too many Deathtouch Slavers are active.
 Debuffs to Track

DBM settings and other useful addons will be added as they're available.


 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Waycrest Manor. Waycrest Manor has a relatively open layout. The trash below is ordered by the route my group took. I may change this later if a more standardized route is established.

Entrance thru Raal the Gluttonous

Raal the Gluttonous thru Soulbound Goliath

  • Pallid Gorger
    • Don't stand in front of these to avoid Retch.
  • Devouring Maggot
    • Targets random players with Spit.
  • Banquet Steward
    • Interrupt Dinner Bell or move 5-yards away from these to avoid the Silence effect.
  • Coven Thornshaper
  • Matron Bryndle

Soulbound Goliath thru Heartsbane Triad

  • Enthralled Guard
  • Bewitched Captain
  • Heartsbane Vinetwister

Heartsbane Triad thru Lord and Lady Waycrest

  • Heartsbane Runeweaver
  • Marked Sister
    • Interrupt Runic Mark, or run at least 5-yards away from other players if affected.
  • Matron Alma
    • Applies Decaying Touch to the tank, increasing damage taken.
    • When affected by Dread Mark, move at least 5-yards away from other players.
    • Interrupt Ruinous Volley to prevent the damage dealt to the group.
  • Matron Christiane
    • Damage down the Soul Ward absorb shield to interrupt [Sacrifice].
    • Interrupt Weeping Soul to prevent the healing.
    • Interrupt Ruinous Volley to prevent the damage dealt to the group.
  • This area also includes Runic Disciple, Enthralled Guard, Bewitched Captain, Pallid Gorger, detailed above.

Lord and Lady Waycrest thru Gorak Tul

  • Gloom Horror
    • Leap to random players and deals a light amount of damage.

 Trash Debuffs to Track

 Trash Addons

DBM settings and other useful addons will be added as they're available.


Normal Clear, Restoration Druid PoV

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

Comment on Waycrest Manor, Healer Guide

Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

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.