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Deadmines, Healer Guide

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago for patch 1.13 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Deadmines 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 18-23.



 Bosses

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

Rhahk'Zor Dungeon Journal Model Rhahk'Zor

 Healing Notes

  • Be prepared to heal the tanks while they're stunned by Rhahk'Zor Slam.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Sneed Dungeon Journal Model Sneed

  • This is a two-stage encounter, during which players will fight Sneed's Shredder, and then Sneed himself.
  • Sneed's Shredder
    • Targets random players with Distracting Pain, reducing their casting speed.
    • Dispel Terrify (magic), cast on random players Fearing them for 3-seconds.
    • When the Shredder is killed, Sneed is ejected by Eject Sneed.
  • Sneed
    • Periodically Disarms the tank.

 Healing Notes

  • Watch for non-tank players targeted by Sneed when he's first ejected before the tank gains aggro.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Gilnid Dungeon Journal Model Gilnid

  • Targets random players with Molten Metal, dealing moderate damage over time and slowing attack and movement speed.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Mr. Smite Dungeon Journal Model Mr. Smite

  • Accompanied by two Defias Blackguards, Stealthed nearby. These should be crowd controlled or killed first.
  • Periodically stuns the tank with Smite Slam.
  • Deals a burst of damage to the tank with Thrash.
  • Periodically stuns all players for 10-seconds with Smite Stomp.

 Healing Notes

  • Be sure the tank is at full health with any heal over time or external defensive abilities active before Smite Stomp.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Cookie Dungeon Journal Model Cookie

  • Afflicts nearby players with Acid Spalsh (dispel, poison), dealing moderate damage over time.
  • Interrupt Cookie's Cooking to prevent the healing.
  • Attempts to run away when at low health.

 Healing Notes

  • Be prepared to use a cooldown to help heal players after Acid Spalsh if you cannot dispel the effect.
  • Be prepared for additional enemies to be aggro'd when Cookie runs away.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Captain Greenskin Dungeon Journal Model Captain Greenskin

  • Hits the tank and the player closest to the tank with Cleave.
  • Targets random players with Poisoned Harpoon (dispel, poison), dealing light damage over time.

 Healing Notes

  • Be prepared to heal the second player being hit by Cleave, this will most likely be a melee DPS.
  • Be prepared to heal or dispel players affected by Poisoned Harpoon (poison).
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Edwin VanCleef Dungeon Journal Model Edwin VanCleef

  • Accompanied by two Defias Blackguards, Stealthed nearby.
  • Deals a burst of damage to the tank with Thrash.
  • At 50% health, summons two additional Defias Blackguards.

 Healing Notes

  • Be prepared for the additional damage caused by the Defias Blackguards, the tank may require significant healing while they're alive.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular 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 Deadmines. Deadmines 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 Rhahk'zor

  • Defias Evoker
    • Avoid the Flamestrike fire patches.
    • Dispel the tank and melee DPS affected by Frost Armor (magic).
    • Interrupt Quick Flame Ward (purge, magic) or be prepared to Purge the effect from the enemy it's cast on.
  • Defias Overseer
    • Stun these to prevent Battle Command (purge, magic) being used or be prepared to the Purge the effect from other enemies.

Rhahk'zor thru Sneed

  • This area includes Defias Evokers and Defias Overseers, detailed above.
  • Defias Taskmaster
    • Targets random players with Piercing Shot, reducing their armor.
      • This is especially urgent when it targets the tank.
  • Defias Wizard
    • Targets random players with Chains of Ice (dispel, magic), rooting them in place.
    • Interrupt Quick Flame Ward (purge, magic) or be prepared to Purge the effect from the enemy it's cast on.
  • Defias Stripminer
  • Goblin Woodcarver
    • Targets random players with Axe Toss, stunning them for 3-seconds.
    • Hits the tank and the player closest to the tank with Cleave.

Sneed thru Gilnid

  • This area includes Defias Stripminer, Defias Taskmaster, and Defias Wizard, detailed above.
  • Goblin Craftsman
    • Deals damage to nearby players with Melt Ore.
  • Goblin Engineer

Gilnid thru Edwin VanCleef

  • This area includes Defias Stripminer, Defias Taskmaster, and Defias Wizard, detailed above.
  • Defias Blackguard
    • Are Stealthed throughout the area.
  • Defias Squallshaper
    • Fire Blast deals heavy damage to the tank.
    • Dispel Frost Armor (magic) from melee DPS to remove the reduced attack speed.
    • Frost Nova (dispel, magic) roots nearby players in place.

 Trash Debuffs to Track


 Trash Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


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March 25, 2019 - 1:22 am (Healer) - Added guide.