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Blackfathom Deeps, Healer Guide

Updated 2 months, 4 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.
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


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
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Lorgus Jett Dungeon Journal Model Lorgus Jett

 Healing Notes

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

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


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.
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


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
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


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.
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


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)
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


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
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.

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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


 Trash Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


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