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Lower Blackrock Spire, Healer Guide

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

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Lower Blackrock Spire 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 55-60.



 Bosses

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

Spirestone Butcher Dungeon Journal Model Spirestone Butcher

This is a rare enemy and may not always be present.

 Healing Notes

  • Be aware of enemies nearby, otherwise this isn't a difficult encounter.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Spirestone Battle Lord Dungeon Journal Model Spirestone Battle Lord

This is a rare enemy and may not always be present.

  • The tank will be dealing with Knock Away.
  • Applies Mortal Strike to the tank, reducing healing received.
  • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid the interrupt from Shield Slam.

 Healing Notes

  • Be aware of enemies nearby, otherwise this isn't a difficult encounter.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Highlord Omokk Dungeon Journal Model Highlord Omokk

  • Omokk is accompanied by two other enemies.
  • The tank will be dealing with Knock Away.
  • Dispel Frenzy (enrage) to remove the increased attack speed and physical damage dealt effect.

 Healing Notes

  • The tank will be taking significant damage through out the encounter due to Omokk's high base damage.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Shadow Hunter Vosh’gajin Dungeon Journal Model Shadow Hunter Vosh’gajin

  • Accompanied by two Smolderthorn Shadow Priests.
    • Interrupt Mana Burn to prevent the mana drain effect.
    • Dispel Hex (magic) to remove the incapacitating effect.
    • Will dispel effects from players or enemies using Dispel Magic.
  • Stay at least 10-yards way from other players to avoid multiple players being affected by Hex (dispel, magic).
  • Dispel Curse of Blood (curse) to remove the increased physical damage taken effect.

 Healing Notes

  • This encounter can be very difficult while the adds are alive, due to all the Hex effects that can be used.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


War Master Voone Dungeon Journal Model War Master Voone

This is a multi-stage encounter, during which you'll be facing Voone's wide range of skills.

Stage One - The Thrasher

This stage begins the encounter and ends when Voone reaches 65% health.

  • Deals extra damage to the tank with Thrash.
  • Targets random players with Throw Axe, dealing moderate damage and stunning for 2-seconds.

Stage Two - The Brawler

This stage begins when Voone reaches 65% health and ends when he reaches 40% health.

  • Applies Mortal Strike to the tank, reducing healing received.
  • Hits the tank and the player closest to the tank with Cleave.

Stage Three - The War Master

This stage begins when Voone reaches 40% health and ends when he is killed.

  • The tank will be dealing with Uppercut.
  • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid the interrupt from Pummel.
  • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid the stun from Snap Kick.

 Healing Notes

  • The tank will be taking significant damage during stage one and stage two.
  • Be prepared to heal the non-tank player being hit by Cleave, likely a melee DPS.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Bannok Grimaxe Dungeon Journal Model Bannok Grimaxe

This is a rare enemy and may not always be present.

 Healing Notes

  • Be aware of enemies nearby, otherwise this isn't a difficult encounter.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Mother Smolderweb Dungeon Journal Model Mother Smolderweb

  • Summons Spire Spiderlings through out the encounter.
  • Don't stand in front of the boss to avoid Crystallize (dispel, magic).
  • Dispel Mother's Milk (poison) to remove the chance of being immobilized.

 Healing Notes

  • As long as only the tank is affected by Crystallize, the encounter should be relatively easy.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Crystal Fang Dungeon Journal Model Crystal Fang

This is a rare enemy and may not always be present.

  • Summons Spire Spiderlings through out the encounter.

 Healing Notes

  • Not a difficult encounter if the Spiderlings are kept under control.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Urok Doomhowl Dungeon Journal Model Urok Doomhowl

Urok is summoned by placing Omokk's Head and Roughshod Pike on the Tribute Pile.

  • The encounter begins with waves of ogres, after killed about a dozen, Urok will spawn.
    • Every 30-seconds you can click on the Tribute Pile to kill the targeted ogre instantly.
    • Urok Ogre Magus
      • Dispel Slow (magic) from physical damage dealers to remove the reduced attack speed effect.
      • Purge Bloodlust to remove the increased attack speed effect.
  • Applies Rend to the tank, dealing light damage over time.
  • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Intimidating Shout.

 Healing Notes

  • This is a long encounter with the ogre gauntlet at the beginning, keep an eye on your mana as you may not have a chance to drink.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Quartermaster Zigris Dungeon Journal Model Quartermaster Zigris

  • Avoid the impact location of Stun Bomb.
  • Targets random players with Hooked Net, dealing light damage and possibly making the affected player unable to dodge Bombs.

 Healing Notes

  • The boss will use a healing potion, extending the duration of the encounter, but overall there's nothing particularly difficult to deal with.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Halycon Dungeon Journal Model Halycon

  • Accompanied by several Worg Pups.
  • Deals extra damage to the tank with Thrash.
  • Applies Rend to the tank.

 Healing Notes

  • This tank should be the only one taking damage, so the encounter shouldn't be too difficult.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Gizrul the Slavener Dungeon Journal Model Gizrul the Slavener

Gizrul spawns immediately after Halycon is killed and runs down the hallway towards Halycon's cave.

  • Deals heavy damage to the tank with Fatal Bite.
  • Dispel Infected Bite (disease) to remove the increased physical damage taken effect.
  • Dispel Frenzy (enrage) to remove the increased attack speed effect.

 Healing Notes

  • Keep the tank near full health so they can survive Fatal Bite.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Overlord Wyrmthalak Dungeon Journal Model Overlord Wyrmthalak

  • Hits the tank and the player closest to the tank with Cleave.
  • Don't stand in front of the boss to avoid Sweeping Slam
  • Reduces the attack power of nearby players with Demoralizing Shout.
  • At 50% health, begins summon adds that run up from the ramp.
    • These are susceptible to crowd-control.

 Healing Notes

  • The tank will take extra damage if the adds aren't crowd-controlled or killed, or the adds could end up attacking you due to healing aggro.
 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 Lower Blackrock Spire. Lower Blackrock Spire has a relatively linear layout. The trash below is ordered as if you're completing the bosses in the order they're listed above.

  • Throughout the dungeon, Humanoid enemies will attempt to run away in fear when at low health. Be prepared to slow and snare them.

Entrance thru Highlord Omokk

  • Scarshield Acolyte
    • Interrupt Heal to prevent the healing.
    • Purge Renew to prevent the healing over time.
    • Dispel Shadow Word: Pain to prevent the light damage over time.
  • Scarshield Legionnaire
    • Hits the tank and the player closest to the tank with Cleave.
    • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid the interrupt from Shield Bash.
  • Scarshield Raider
    • Targets random players with Hooked Net, dealing light damage and rooting them in place.
  • Scarshield Sentry
    • Dispel Slowing Poison (poison) to remove the decreased attack speed effect.
    • Targets random players with Multi-Shot, dealing damage to the target players and those nearby.
  • Scarshield Spellbinder
    • Purge Resist Fire if you have a class that deals fire damage in the group (like a mage).
  • Bloodaxe Evoker
    • Interrupt Flamecrack or avoid the impact location.
    • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Blast Wave
  • Bloodaxe Raider
    • Hits the tank and the player closest to the tank with Cleave.
    • Applies Sunder Armor to the tank, reducing armor.
  • Bloodaxe Summoner
    • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Frost Nova (dispel, magic).
    • Interrupt Summon to prevent the targeted player being teleported to the Summoner.
  • Bloodaxe Veteran
    • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid the interrupt Pummel and the stun from Snap Kick.
  • Bloodaxe Warmonger
    • The tank will be dealing with Uppercut.
    • Dispel Frenzy (enrage) to remove the the increased attack speed and increased physical damage dealt.
  • Firebrand Darkweaver
  • Firebrand Grunt
    • Applies Mortal Strike to the tank, reducing healing received.
    • Interrupt or dispel Mark of Flames (dispel, magic) to prevent the increased fire damage taken.
    • Dispel Frenzy (enrage) to remove the the increased attack speed and increased physical damage dealt.
  • Firebrand Invoker
    • Interrupt or dispel Mark of Flames (dispel, magic) to prevent the increased fire damage taken.
    • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Fire Nova.
    • Avoid the impact location of Flamestrike (dispel, magic).
  • Spirestone Ogre Magus
    • Dispel Slow (magic) from physical damage dealers to remove the reduced attack speed effect.
    • Purge Bloodlust to remove the increased attack speed effect.
  • Spirestone Reaver
    • Hits the tank and the player closest to the tank with Cleave.
    • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid War Stomp.
  • Spirestone Mystic
  • Scarshield Warlock
  • Spirestone Battle Mage
    • Interrupt Chain Lightning to prevent the damage dealt to several players.
    • Purge Bloodlust to remove the increased attack speed effect.
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  • Spirestone Warlord
    • Will dispel crowd-control effects from enemies within 10-yards with Empowered Will.
    • Dispel Frenzy (enrage) to remove the the increased attack speed and increased physical damage dealt.

Highlord Omokk thru Shadow Hunter Vosh’gajin

  • Smolderthorn Axe Thrower
    • Deals extra damage to the tank with Thrash.
    • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid Knockdown.
  • Smolderthorn Mystic
    • Interrupt Chain Heal to prevent the healing on nearby enemies.
    • Interrupt Chain Lightning to prevent the damage dealt to several players.
  • Smolderthorn Shadow Priest
    • Interrupt Mana Burn to prevent the mana drain effect.
    • Dispel Hex (magic) to remove the incapacitating effect.
    • Will dispel effects from players or enemies using Dispel Magic.
  • Smolderthorn Berserker
    • Applies Mortal Strike to the tank, reducing healing received.
    • Dispel Frenzy (enrage) to remove the increased attack speed and physical damage dealt effect.
  • Smolderthorn Headhunter
  • Smolderthorn Seer
    • Interrupt Healing Wave to prevent the healing.
    • Dispel Shrink (curse) to remove the reduced strength and stamina effect.
    • Purge Lightning Shield to prevent the damage dealt to melee attackers.
  • Smolderthorn Shadow Hunter
    • Targets random players with Gouge, stunning them for 4-seconds.
  • Smolderthorn Witch Doctor

Shadow Hunter Vosh’gajin thru War Master Voone

  • This area includes Smolderthorn Axe Throwers, Smolderthorn Mystics, Smolderthorn Shadow Priests, Smolderthorn Berserkers, Smolderthorn Headhunters, Smolderthorn Seers, Smolderthorn Shadow Hunters, and Smolderthorn Witch Doctors, detailed above.

War Master Voone thru Mother Smolderweb

  • Spire Spider
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Crystallize (dispel, magic).
    • Periodically summon Spire Spiderlings.

Mother Smolderweb thru Urok Doomhowl

  • This area includes Spirestone Battle Mages, Spirestone Enforcers, Spirestone Ogre Magus, Spirestone Reavers, and Spirestone Warlords, detailed above.

Urok Doomhowl thru Quartermaster Zigris

  • This area includes Bloodaxe Warmongers, and Bloodaxe Evokers, detailed above.

Quartermaster Zigris thru Halycon/Gizrul the Slavener

  • This area doesn't contain notable trash mobs based on information I found. I'll update as-needed.

Gizrul the Slavener thru Overlord Wyrmthalak

  • This area includes Bloodaxe Evokers, Bloodaxe Raiders, Bloodaxe Veterans, Smolderthorn Berserkers, Smolderthorn Shadow Priests, and Spirestone Warlords, detailed above.

 Trash Debuffs to Track


 Trash Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


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August 28, 2019 - 5:18 pm (Healer) - Added guide.