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Blackfathom Deeps, Healer Guide

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago for patch 1.13 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Blackfathom Deeps 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.

Best for players level 20-30.



 Bosses

Below are guides for the bosses in Blackfathom Deeps, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Ghamoo-Ra Dungeon Journal Model Ghamoo-Ra

  • Periodically deals damage to nearby players with Trample.

 Healing Notes

  • This can be a particularly long fight, especially with a lot of melee DPS, due to the boss' high armor.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.

Lady Sarevess Dungeon Journal Model Lady Sarevess

  • Don't stand in front of the boss to avoid Forked Lightning.
  • Periodically deals damage to nearby players and roots them in place with Frost Nova (dispel, magic).
  • Dispel Slow (magic) to prevent the reduced attack speed on the affected player.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track

Lorgus Jett Dungeon Journal Model Lorgus Jett

 Healing Notes

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

Gelihast Dungeon Journal Model Gelihast

  • Targets random players with Net, rooting them in place for 2-seconds.

 Healing Notes

  • The tank will be taking significant damage due to Gelihast's high attack speed.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.

Baron Aquanis Dungeon Journal Model Baron Aquanis

This boss can only be summoned by Horde players while on the quest Amongst the Ruins.

  • The tank will be dealing with Frostbolt.
  • Periodically deals damage to nearby players and roots them in place with Frost Nova.

 Healing Notes

  • Be prepared to heal melee players hit by Frost Nova (dispel, magic).
 Debuffs to Track

Old Serra'kis Dungeon Journal Model Old Serra'kis

  • Occasionally drains life with its melee attacks.

 Healing Notes

  • Low DPS can cause the fight to last a long time due to the boss' consistent healing.
  • Be aware of your breath meter if you're fighting the boss in its cave as there may not be anywhere to surface for air.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.

Twilight Lord Kelris Dungeon Journal Model Twilight Lord Kelris

  • The tank will be dealing with Mind Blast.
  • Periodically [Mind Control]s a random player.
  • Periodically targets all nearby players with Sleep (dispel, magic).
    • It may be possible to stand out of range of this.

 Healing Notes

  • If you're able to avoid Sleep, try to dispel your highest DPS players first.
 Debuffs to Track
  • Major: Sleep (dispel, magic)

Aku'mai Dungeon Journal Model Aku'mai

  • The tank will be dealing with Frenzied Rage.
  • Deals moderate damage over time to nearby players with Poison Cloud (dispel, poison)

 Healing Notes

  • The tank will be taking significant damage during Frenzied Rage.
 Debuffs to Track

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 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Blackfathom Deeps. Blackfathom Deeps has a relatively linear layout. The trash below is ordered as if you're completing the bosses in the order they're listed above.

Entrance thru Ghamoo-Ra

  • Blindlight Murloc
  • Murkshallow Snapclaw
    • Can Disarm the tank, possibly leading to threat generation issues.

Ghamoo-Ra thru Lady Sarevess

  • Blackfathom Myrmidon
    • Can Disarm the tank, possibly leading to threat generation issues.
  • Blackfathom Sea Witch
    • Deals damage to nearby players and roots them in place with Frost Nova (dispel, magic).
    • Frost Armor (dispel, magic) reduces melee attack speed, possibly leading to threat generation issues when applied to the tank.

Lady Sarevess thru Lorgus Jett

  • This area includes Blackfathom Myrmidons and Blackfathom Sea Witches, detailed above.

Lorgus Jett thru Gelihast

  • Fallenroot Hellcaller
    • Interrupt Mana Burn to prevent the mana loss.
  • Fallenroot Shadowstalker
  • Twilight Acolyte
    • Interrupt Heal to prevent the healing.
    • Purge Renew (magic) from enemies when possible.
  • Twilight Reaver

Gelihast thru Baron Aquanis

  • This area includes Twilight Acolytes and Twilight Reavers, detailed above.
  • Blindlight Muckdweller
  • Blindlight Oracle
    • Interrupt Heal to prevent the healing.
    • Purge Renew (magic) from enemies to prevent the healing over time.

Baron Aquanis thru Old Serra'kis

  • Aqua Guardian
    • Deals damage to nearby players and roots them in place with Frost Nova (dispel, magic).
  • Twilight Aquamancer
  • Twilight Loreseeker
    • Purge Enlarge from enemies to prevent the increased damage dealt.

Old Serra'kis thru Twilight Lord Kelris

  • There aren't any particular enemy abilities to know about in this area.

Twilight Lord Kelris thru Aku'mai

  • There are four braziers around the statue in the center of the room that need to be lit one at a time to open the door. Lighting a candle spawns the following enemies:
    • Aku'mai Servant
      • Interrupt Frostbolt Volley to prevent the damage dealt to all players.
      • Deals damage to nearby players and roots them in place with Frost Nova (dispel, magic).
    • Aku'mai Snapjaw
      • The tank will be dealing with Ravage, possibly leading to threat generation issues or increased damage taken.
  • Twilight Elementalist
    • Periodically interrupts a player's spell cast with Earth Shock.
    • Dispel Flame Shock (magic) to prevent the damage dealt over time.
  • Twilight Shadowmage

 Trash Debuffs to Track


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July 21, 2019 - 12:22 pm (Healer) - Added guide.