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Stratholme - Undead, Healer Guide

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago for patch 1.13 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Stratholme - Undead 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.

While it's technically possible to access all of Stratholm from either instance portal, most players do the dungeon in one of two sections. The second  section is known as the Undead side.

For this section, one players will need the Key to the City, obtained by accessing Magistrate Barthilas from the Live side. A rogue with the appropriate lock picking skill level can also unlock the door.



 Bosses

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

Magistrate Barthilas Dungeon Journal Model Magistrate Barthilas

  • The tank will be dealing with Mighty Blow.
  • Deals extra damage to the tank with Draining Blow, healing for the damage dealt
  • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Crowd Pummel and the silence effect.
  • Gains stacks of Furious Anger through out the encounter, increasing attack speed and damage dealt.

 Healing Notes

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

Stonespine Dungeon Journal Model Stonespine

This is a rare enemy and may no always be present.

  • Applies Vicious Rend to the tank, dealing light damage over time.

 Healing Notes

  • Be aware of nearby enemies and patrols, otherwise not a difficult encounter.
 Debuffs to Track

Nerub'enkan Dungeon Journal Model Nerub'enkan

  • Spawns Undead Scarabs through out the encounter.
    • Dispel Poison (poison) to prevent the light damage over time.
  • The tank will be dealing with Crypt Scarabs.
  • Applies Pierce Armor to the tank, reducing armor.
  • Targets random players with Encasing Webs, immobilizing them and reducing attack speed.

 Healing Notes

  • The tank will be taking significant damage through out the encounter due to the boss' high base attack and Crypt Scarabs ability.
 Debuffs to Track

Black Guard Swordsmith Dungeon Journal Model Black Guard Swordsmith

Can be summoned by players with the Blacksmithing profession by clicking the pattern on the ground.

  • Dispel Banshee Curse (curse) to remove the reduced chance to hit effect.

 Healing Notes

  • Be aware of nearby enemies and patrols, otherwise not a difficult encounter.
 Debuffs to Track

Baroness Anastari Dungeon Journal Model Baroness Anastari

  • Interrupt Banshee Wail to prevent the damage dealt to the tank.
  • Dispel Silence (magic) to remove the silence effect.
  • Dispel Banshee Curse (curse) to remove the decreased chance to hit effect.
  • The player affected by Possess needs to be damaged to 50% health to break the effect.

 Healing Notes

  • Be aware of who is Possessed and how that changes who is taking damage, especially if the tank is affected.
 Debuffs to Track

Maleki the Pallid Dungeon Journal Model Maleki the Pallid

  • Interrupt or dispel Drain Life (magic) to prevent the healing.
  • Targets random players with Ice Tomb, stunning them for 10-seconds.

 Healing Notes

  • If you or the tank are affected by Ice Tomb, the fight can become hectic. Be prepared to heal the next player with aggro if the tank is affected.
 Debuffs to Track

Ramstein the Gorger Dungeon Journal Model Ramstein the Gorger

To summon Ramstein, you must kill all of the enemies in the courtyard area.

  • The tank will be dealing with Knockout.
  • Gains increased attack speed with Flurry.
  • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Trample.

 Healing Notes

  • The tank will be taking significant damage through the encounter.
  • Be prepared to heal melee DPS hit by Trample
 Debuffs to Track

Crimson Hammersmith Dungeon Journal Model Baron Rivendare

  • Summons Mindless Skeletons throughout the encounter.
  • Hits the tank and the player closest to the tank with Cleave.
  • Applies Mortal Strike to the tank, reducing healing received.
  • Interrupt Shadow Bolt to prevent the damage dealt to the tank.
  • Stay at least 30-yards away if possible to avoid Unholy Aura.

 Healing Notes

  • Be prepared to hit the non-tank player hit with Cleave, likely a melee DPS.
  • Be prepared to heal the moderate damage over time on melee DPS from Unholy Aura.
 Debuffs to Track

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 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Stratholme - Undead. Stratholme - Undead has a relatively open layout, followed by a short linear layout. The trash below is ordered as if you're completing the bosses in the order they're listed above.

The Gauntlet Area

This area includes bosses Magistrate Barthilas thru Maleki the Pallid.

  • Broken Cadaver
  • Mangled Cadaver
    • Dispel Cadaver Worms (disease) to prevent the damage over time and remove the reduced health regeneration effect.
    • Spawn a Broken Cadaver upon death.
  • Plagued Maggot
    • Dispel Maggot Slime (disease) to remove the decreased physical damage dealt effect.
  • Plagued Rat
    • Dispel Black Rot (disease) to remove the reduced chance to dodge effect.
  • Ravaged Cadaver
    • Dispel Cadaver Worms (disease) to prevent the damage over time and remove the reduced health regeneration effect.
    • Spawn a Broken Cadaver upon death.
  • Skeletal Berserker
  • Skeletal Guardian
  • Eye of Naxxramas
  • Crypt Beast
    • Stay at least 20-yards away to avoid Deafening Screech.
    • Targets random players with Encasing Webs, immobilizing them and increasing time between attacks.
  • Crypt Crawler
    • Interrupt Soul Tap to prevent the healing and mana drain effect.
    • Stay at least 20-yards away to avoid Deafening Screech.
    • Targets random players with Encasing Webs, immobilizing them and increasing time between attacks.
  • Fleshflayer Ghoul
    • Deals extra damage to the tank with Thrash.
    • Applies Rend to the tank, dealing light damage over time.
    • Applies Head Crack to the tank, reducing stamina.
    • Dispel Ghoul Plague (disease) to remove the reduced damage dealt effect.
  • Ghoul Ravener
    • Deals extra damage to the tank with Ravenous Claw, healing for the damage dealt.
    • Applies Head Crack to the tank, reducing stamina.
  • Plague Ghoul
    • Hits the tank and the player closest to the tank with Cleave.
    • Dispel Ghoul Plague (disease) to remove the decreased damage dealt effect.
    • Dispel Enrage (enrage) to remove the increased attack speed and physical damage dealt effect.
  • Rockwing Gargoyle
  • Rockwing Screecher
  • Shrieking Banshee
  • Thuzadin Necromancer
    • Purge Bone Armor to remove the damage absorption effect.
    • Interrupt Soul Tap to prevent the healing and mana drain effect.
  • Thuzadin Shadowcaster
    • Dispel Cripple (magic) to remove the decreased attack speed and strength effect.
    • Dispel Piercing Shadow (curse) to remove the reduced shadow resistance effect.
  • Wailing Banshee

The Gauntlet Area thru Ramstein the Gorger

  • Bile Spewer
    • Deals extra damage to the tank with Thrash.
    • Dispel Venom Spit (poison) to prevent the damage over time.
    • Spawns Bile Slimes upon death.
  • Venom Belcher
    • Dispel Slowing Poison (poison) to remove the reduced attack speed effect.
    • Dispel Venom Spit (poison) to prevent the damage over time.
  • After Ramstein is killed, dozens of Mindless Undead run from the gate to the south.
  • Black Guard Sentry
    • These deal heavy damage to the tank, so crowd-control some of them if possible.

Ramstein the Gorger thru Baron Rivendare

  • There is no trash between Ramstein and Rivendare, following the small gauntlet event after Ramstein is killed.

 Trash Debuffs to Track


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August 31, 2019 - 9:16 pm (Healer) - Added guide.