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Scholomance, Healer Guide

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

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Scholomance 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 58-60.

To enter Scholomance you need a Rogue with 280+ lock picking or the Skeleton Key from the quest chain starting with Scarlet Diversions (H) / Clear the Way (A).



 Bosses

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

Blood Steward of Kirtonos Dungeon Journal Model Blood Steward of Kirtonos

 Healing Notes

  • This fight can be difficult if you don't have the proper dispels, but other than that it should be straightforward.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Kirtonos the Herald Dungeon Journal Model Kirtonos the Herald

Can be summoned by a player with Blood of Innocents, which is obtained from the last boss in Scholomance after completing the quest Kirtonos the Herald.

This is a two stage encounter during which you'll fight Kirtonos in his human and gargoyle form.

Stage One - Human

  • Will Disarm the tank, possibly leading to threat generation issues.
  • Dispel Curse of Tongues from caster DPS to remove the reduced casting speed effect.
  • Purge Dominate Mind to remove the mind-control effect.
    • If no Purge is available, damage the player to remove the effect.

Stage Two - Gargoyle

  • Reduces the tank's armor with Pierce Armor.
  • Interrupt Shadow Bolt Volley to prevent the damage dealt to all players.
  • Don't stand in front of the boss to avoid Swoop and Wing Flap.
    • The knock back from Wing Flap is large and can knock you off the balcony and out of the instance.

 Healing Notes

  • This is a long fight that only gets more difficult in stage two. Be prepared to heal the heavy damage on the tank.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Jandice Barov Dungeon Journal Model Jandice Barov

  • Will summon 15 illusions of herself, making it difficult to target the real Jandice.
    • These can either be ignored or killed individually, they are immune to area of effect damage.
  • Dispel Curse of Blood (curse) to remove the increased physical damage taken effect.
  • Targets random players with Banish, making them immune to damage and healing.

 Healing Notes

  • The illusions can really complicate this fight and make it last significantly longer if you decide to kill them off.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Rattlegore Dungeon Journal Model Rattlegore

 Healing Notes

  • Rattlegore deals significant damage to the tank.
  • Be sure the entire room is clear of trash to avoid pulling extra.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Marduk Blackpool Dungeon Journal Model Marduk Blackpool

  • Hits the tank and the player closest to the tank with Cleave.
  • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid Defiling Aura and the reduced shadow resistance effect.
  • Purge Shadow Shield to remove the physical damage immunity effect.
    • If no Purge is available, melee DPS should quit attack for the duration to avoid excessively damaging themselves due to Defiling Aura.

 Healing Notes

  • Be prepared to heal the non-tank player being hit by Cleave, likely a melee DPS.
  • Be prepared for the tank and melee DPS to take excessive damage due to Defiling Aura.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Vectus Dungeon Journal Model Vectus

  • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Blast Wave.
  • Avoid the impact location of Flamestrike (dispel, magic).

 Healing Notes

  • Be sure the room is clear before engaging so there's plenty of room to move around.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Ras Frostwhisper Dungeon Journal Model Ras Frostwhisper

  • Don't stand in front of the boss to avoid Freeze (dispel, magic).
  • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Chill Nova and the knock back effect.
  • Purge Frost Armor to remove the increased armor effect.
  • Targets random players with Fear (dispel, magic).
  • Interrupt Frostbolt Volley to prevent the damage dealt to all players.

 Healing Notes

  • The tank should have priority dispel on Freeze (magic) and Fear (magic).
  • Be aware of where players get knocked back to from Chill Nova in case they need healing or a dispel before they're back in range.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Instructor Malicia Dungeon Journal Model Instructor Malicia

  • Dispel Call of the Grave (curse) or be prepared to heal the heavy damage after 60-seconds.
  • Dispel Corruption to prevent the damage over time.
  • Interrupt Heal to prevent the healing.
  • Purge Renew to prevent the healing over time.

 Healing Notes

  • This can be a difficult encounter if you don't have sufficient interrupts for Heal or a Purge for Renew.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Doctor Theolen Krastinov Dungeon Journal Model Doctor Theolen Krastinov

  • The tank will be dealing with Knock Away.
  • Applies Rend to the tank.
  • At 50% health, gains Frenzy, greatly increasing attack speed.

 Healing Notes

  • The tank will be taking significant damage throughout the encounter, especially when the boss is below 50% health.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Lorekeeper Polkelt Dungeon Journal Model Lorekeeper Polkelt

  • Dispel Corrosive Acid (magic) to remove the reduced armor effect.
  • Dispel Noxious Catalyst (magic) to remove the reduced nature resistance effect.
  • Dispel Volatile Infection (disease) to prevent the damage dealt to nearby players.
    • If no dispel is available, when affected move at least 5-yards away from other players.

 Healing Notes

  • This fight can quickly get out of control as dispellable debuffs stack up.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


The Ravenian Dungeon Journal Model The Ravenian

  • The tank will be dealing with Knock Away.
  • Hits the tank and the player closest to the tank with Cleave.
  • Hits the tank and up to three closest players with Sundering Cleave, dealing moderate damage and reducing armor.
  • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Trample.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Lord Alexei Barov Dungeon Journal Model Lord Alexei Barov

  • Deals moderate damage over time to all players throughout the encounter with Unholy Aura.
  • Stay at least 20-yards away to avoid Veil of Shadow (dispel, curse).
  • Dispel Immolate (magic) to prevent the damage over time.

 Healing Notes

  • If no Curse dispel is available, the tank will need significant healing while Veil of Shadow (dispel, curse) is active.
  • Use cooldowns as-needed to keep players alive from the Unholy Aura damage.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Lord Alexei Barov Dungeon Journal Model Lady Illucia Barov

  • Interrupt Shadow Shock to prevent the damage dealt to the tank.
  • Dispel Fear (magic).
  • Purge Dominate Mind to remove the mind-control effect.
    • If no Purge is available, damage the player to remove the effect.
  • Dispel Curse of Agony (curse) to prevent the damage over time.
  • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid Silence (dispel, magic).

 Healing Notes

  • Dominate Mind makes this fight unpredictable, especially if no Purge is available.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


Darkmaster Gandling Dungeon Journal Model Darkmaster Gandling

  • Interrupt Arcane Missiles to prevent the damage on the tank.
  • Dispel Curse of the Darkmaster (curse) to remove the reduced strength and stamina effect.
  • Purge Shadow Shield, or allow the absorb effect to wear off from damage.
  • Periodically teleports a random player to one of the side rooms.
    • When teleported, the player must kill the enemies inside the room for the door to open so they can leave.

 Healing Notes

  • This is a long encounter between the boss' high hit points and Shadow Shield.
  • If the tank or healer are teleported to the side room, the other players should be prepared with personal defensive cooldowns and off-healing.
 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 Scholomance. Scholomance has a relatively linear layout. The trash below is ordered as if you're completing the bosses in the order they're listed above.

Currently, trash information is sparse and not in order. More structure will be given as I find information or when I have the chance to run the dungeon myself when Classic is released.

  • Scholomance Acolyte
    • Interrupt Dark Mending to prevent the healing.
    • Dispel Cripple (magic) to remove the reduced attack speed and strength effect.
  • Scholomance Dark Summoner
    • Interrupt or dispel Drain Life (magic) to prevent the healing.
    • Dispel Curse of Blood (curse) to remove the increased physical damage taken effect.
  • Scholomance Handler
  • Scholomance Necrolyte
    • Purge Shadow Barrier to remove the increased shadow resistance effect.
  • Scholomance Necromancer
  • Scholomance Neophyte
  • Scholomance Occultist
    • Interrupt Shadow Bolt Volley to prevent the moderate damage dealt to all players.
    • Purge Bone Armor to remove the damage absorption effect.
    • Can Counterspell player's casts, silencing them for 6-seconds.
  • Plagued Hatchling
  • Risen Aberration
  • Risen Construct
    • Deals extra damage to the tank with Thrash.
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Arcing Smash.
    • At 50% health, Frenzy significantly increases attack speed.
  • Risen Bonewarder
  • Risen Guard
  • Risen Protector
    • Dispel Shadow Word: Pain (magic) to prevent the damage over time.
    • Dispel Silence (magic) to remove the silence effect.
  • Risen Warrior
    • The tank will be dealing with Knockdown.
    • Applies Rend to the tank, dealing light damage over time.
    • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Thunderclap (dispel, magic).
  • Reanimated Corpse
    • Dispel Dark Plague (disease) to prevent the damage over time.
  • Unstable Corpse
    • Stay at least 5-yards away from these to avoid the heavy damage from Disease Burst.
  • Diseased Ghoul
    • Dispel Wandering Plague (disease) to remove the reduced stamina and increased physical damage taken effect.
    • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid the moderate damage over time from Disease Cloud.
  • Spectral Researcher
    • Interrupt Mana Burn to prevent the mana drain effect.
    • Deals moderate damage to all players and knocks them back with Wail of Souls.
  • Spectral Teacher
    • Interrupt Mana Burn to prevent the mana drain effect.
    • Purge Arcane Focus to remove the increased cast speed effect.
    • Targets random players with Banish, making them immune to damage and healing.
  • Spectral Tutor
    • Summons copies of itself with Image Projection.
      • Any copies left alive after 6-seconds will heal the Tutor.
    • Interrupt Mana Burn to prevent the mana drain effect.
    • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid Silence (dispel, magic).
  • Necrofiend

 Trash Debuffs to Track


 Trash Addons

Useful addons and settings will be added closer to release.


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August 20, 2019 - 1:45 am (Healer) - Added guide.