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Zul'Farrak, Healer Guide

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

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Zul'Farrak 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 44-54.



 Bosses

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

Zerillis Dungeon Journal Model Zerillis

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

  • Targets random players with Net, rooting them in place.

 Healing Notes

  • Not a difficult fight when he shows up in the instance.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.

Sandarr Dunereaver Dungeon Journal Model Sandarr Dunereaver

This is a rare enemy and may not always be present. Sandarr patrols through most of the instance, so you could find him almost anywhere.

  • Reduces attack power of nearby players with Demoralizing Shout.
  • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid the interrupt from Pummel.

 Healing Notes

  • Not a difficult fight when he shows up in the instance. Be aware of other patrolling trash mobs nearby.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.

Dustwraith Dungeon Journal Model Dustwraith

This is a rare enemy and may not always be present. Dustwraith patrols through most of the instance, so you could find him almost anywhere.

 Healing Notes

  • Not a difficult fight when he shows up in the instance. Be aware of other patrolling trash mobs nearby.
 Debuffs to Track

Antu'sul Dungeon Journal Model Antu'sul

  • Summons Sul'lithuz Broodling and Servant of Antu'sul throughout the encounter.
    • Sul'lithuz Broodling
      • Deals extra damage to the tank with Thrash.
    • Servant of Antu'sul
      • Dispel Petrify (magic) to remove the stun effect.
  • Interrupt Healing Wave of Antu'sul to prevent the healing.
  • Interrupt Healing Ward to prevent the healing totem from being summoned.
  • Kill the Earthgrab Totem to prevent the root effect on nearby players.

 Healing Notes

  • This fight will be very difficult between the adds and the healing, especially if your group is short on interrupts.
 Debuffs to Track

Theka the Martyr Dungeon Journal Model Theka the Martyr

  • Dispel Fevered Plague (disease) to prevent the damage over time.
  • At 30% health, Theka becomes immune to physical and shadow damage for 30-seconds and calls all nearby scarabs to his aid.

 Healing Notes

  • The last 30% of this encounter will be hectic, with extra damage on the tank.
 Debuffs to Track

Witch Doctor Zum'rah Dungeon Journal Model Witch Doctor Zum'rah

  • Zum'rah will summon Zul'Farrak Zombies from the nearby graves throughout the encounter.
  • Interrupt Healing Wave to prevent the healing.
  • Interrupt Shadow Bolt Volley to prevent the damage dealt to all players.
  • Kill the Ward of Zum'rah to prevent Skeletons of Zum'rah from being summoned.

 Healing Notes

  • This will be a long encounter between the extra Zombies and healing spells.
  • Be prepared to heal the damage from Shadow Bolt Volley if there aren't enough interrupts to go around.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.

Shadowpriest Sezz'ziz Dungeon Journal Model Nekrum Gutchewer/Shadowpriest Sezz'ziz

Gutchewer and Sezz'ziz spawn as the final wave of the event on the temple stairs.

  • Nekrum Gutchewer
  • Shadowpriest Sezz'ziz
    • Interrupt Heal to prevent the healing
    • Purge Renew to prevent the healing over time.
    • Stay at least 8-yards away to avoid Psychic Scream.

 Healing Notes

  • Be aware of trash being pulled by players affected by Psychic Scream.
 Debuffs to Track

Sergeant Bly Dungeon Journal Model Sergeant Bly and Company

After questioning Bly, he and all his allies will become hostile.

  • Sergeant Bly
  • Raven
    • Targets random players with Gouge.
  • Murta Grimgut
    • Interrupt Heal to prevent the healing.
    • Purge Renew to prevent the healing over time.
    • Purge Power Word: Shield to prevent the damage absorption effect.
  • Oro Eyegouge

 Healing Notes

  • This encounter can be very long due to the number of enemies and Murta's healing spells.
 Debuffs to Track

Hydromancer Velratha Dungeon Journal Model Hydromancer Velratha

After questioning Bly, he and all his allies will become hostile.

 Healing Notes

  • Not a particular difficult encounter if you can avoid the trash mobs in the area.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.

Gahz'rilla Dungeon Journal Model Gahz'rilla

Gahz'rilla is summoned by using the Mallet of Zul'Farrak on the gong near Velratha. The Sacred Mallet dropped by Qiaga the Keeper starts the events to obtain the Mallet of Zul'Farrak.

  • Interrupt Icicle to prevent the damage dealt to the tank.
  • Dispel Freeze Solid (magic) to remove the stun and prevent the damage over time.
  • Stay at least 20-yards away from the boss to avoid Gahz'rilla Slam.

 Healing Notes

  • Be aware of players pulling nearby trash mobs if the group didn't clear them.
 Debuffs to Track

Gahz'rilla Dungeon Journal Model Chief Ukorz Sandscalp

  • Ukorz Sandscalp
    • Don't stand in front of the boss to avoid Wide Slash.
  • Ruuzlu
    • Hits the tank and the player closest to the tank with Cleave.

 Healing Notes

  • Be prepared to heal the non-tank player being hit by Cleave, likely a melee DPS.
 Debuffs to Track

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 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Zul'Farrak. Zul'Farrak has a circular layout. The trash below is ordered as if you're going counter-clockwise and 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.

  • Sandfury Blood Drinker
    • Leeches health from players with in 10-yards using Blood Leech.
  • Sandfury Witch Doctor
    • Interrupt Flash Heal to prevent the healing.
    • Interrupt Healing Ward to prevent the healing totem from being summoned.
    • Kill the Lave Spout Totem to prevent the damage dealt to nearby players.
  • Sandfury Shadowhunter
    • Dispel Hex (magic) to remove the polymorph effect.
  • Sandfury Shadowcaster
  • Sandfury Cretin
  • Sandfury Soul Eater
  • Sandfury Acolyte
  • Sandfury Zealot
    • Dispel Enrage (enrage) to remove the increased attack speed and damage dealt.
  • Scarab
  • Sul'lithuz Sandcrawler
    • Dispel Petrify (magic) to remove the stun effect.
  • Sul'lithuz Abomination
    • Dispel Petrify (magic) to remove the stun effect.
  • Sandfury Guardian
    • Deals extra damage to the tank with Thrash.
    • Dispel Poison (poison) to prevent the damage over time.
  • Sul'lithuz Broodling
    • Deals extra damage to the tank with Thrash.
  • Servant of Antu'sul
    • Dispel Petrify (magic) to remove the stun effect.
  • Zul'Farrak Dead Hero
    • Dispel Infected Wound (disease) to remove the increased damage taken effect.

 Trash Debuffs to Track


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August 22, 2019 - 6:26 pm (Healer) - Added guide.