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Plaguefall, Healer Guide

Posted 1 month ago for patch 9.0 by Preston.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Plaguefall dungeon in Shadowlands. 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 and combat log information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.


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

Globgrog Dungeon Journal Model Globgrog

  • During Beckon Slime, all Slimy Morsels and Slimy Smorgasbords must be killed before reaching Globgrog to prevent the healing from Consume Slime.
  • Deals light damage to and knocks back all players with Plaguestomp.
    • Additionally, applies Debilitating Plague (dispel, disease) to all players, reducing movement speed and dealing light damage over time.
  • Don't stand in front of the boss when it turns to cast Slime Wave.

 Healing Notes

  • If the boss is allowed to heal, this fight can become quite long, but the healing requirement shouldn't be too high beyond that.
 Debuffs to Track
  • Useful addons will be added as they're available.

Doctor Ickus Dungeon Journal Model Doctor Ickus

  • The tank will be dealing with Slime Injection (dispel, magic).
    • When dispelled, each stack of Slime Injection (dispel, magic) spawns a Slithering Ooze.
      • Slithering Ooze
        • Stepping on an Ooze kills it while dealing light damage to the player with Bursting Ooze.
        • Channel Metamorphosis and upon completion of the channel transform into a Rotmarrow Slime.
          • Rotmarrow Slime
            • Avoid the impact location of Corrosive Gunk (dispel, disease).
            • Purge Slime Coated to prevent a pool forming upon death, or be prepared to avoid the pool.
  • Pestilence Surge spawns several Pestilence Slimes around Ickus.
    • Pestilence Slime
      • Target random players with Viral Globs, dealing light damage.
      • When killed, players within 7-yards gain increased haste from Rapid Infection.
  • Avoid the impact location of Slime Lunge, targeted on the player furthest from Ickus.
  • Plants Plague Bombs in slime pools throughout the encounter, which must be killed before triggering Virulent Explosion and dealing heavy damage to all players.

 Healing Notes

  • Be aware of how many stacks of Slime Injection (dispel, magic) the tank has and dispel it before they get too high to keep the resulting Slithering Oozes from getting out of control.
 Debuffs to Track
  • Useful addons will be added as they're available.

Domina Venomblade Dungeon Journal Model Domina Venomblade

  • The tank will be dealing with Cytotoxic Slash (dispel, poison), taking extra damage from Venomblades while active.
  • Stay at least 10-yards away from other players to avoid causing extra damage and stuns from Shadow Ambush.
  • Brood Assassins regularly join the encounter.
    • Brood Assassin
      • Concealed by Shroudweb, which slows the movement speed of nearby players.
        • This can be used to help find the Assassins and break their stealth.
      • Target random players with Assassinate, dealing light damage over time.

 Healing Notes

  • If no poison dispel is available, be prepared for the extra healing required on the tank while Cytotoxic Slash (dispel, poison) is active.
 Debuffs to Track
  • Useful addons will be added as they're available.

Margrave Stradama Dungeon Journal Model Margrave Stradama

 Healing Notes

  • Healing should be relatively easy as long as Malignant Spawns and stacks of Plague Rot are kept under control by everyone.
 Debuffs to Track
  • Useful addons will be added as they're available.


 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Plaguefall.  The trash below is ordered as if you're completing the bosses in the order they're listed above.

  • Trash information will be added as soon as possible.

 Trash Debuffs to Track

  • Major: 
  • Minor:
  • Enrages to Dispel:
  • Buffs to Purge:

 Trash Addons

  • Useful addons will be added as they're available.

 Mythic+ Notes

In this section you'll find notes about certain interactions bosses and trash mobs have with the Mythic+ difficulty increase or certain affixes that make them more troublesome than normal.

  • Mythic+ notes will be added as soon as possible.

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