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Deadmines, Healer Guide

Updated 8 months, 1 week 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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


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