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Spires of Ascension, Healer Guide

Posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago for patch 9.0 by Preston.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Spires of Ascension 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.



 Bosses

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

Kin-Tara Dungeon Journal Model Kin-Tara

  • When Kin-Tara or Azules is killed, the other Enrages, gaining increased damage dealt.
  • On Mythic, avoid the Deep Connection beam between the two bosses.
  • Kin'Tara
    • Don't stand in front of the boss to avoid Sweeping Strike.
    • Interrupt Dark Lance (dispel, magic) to prevent the light damage over time dealt to a random player.
    • While Kin-Tara is in the air, when targeted by Charged Spear, move away from other players to drop the resulting lightning patch.
  • Azules

 Healing Notes

  • If either boss is killed long before the other, be prepared for the increase in damage dealt to all players overall. Both due to the enrage effect but also the additional abilities.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • Useful addons will be added as they're available.

Ventunax Dungeon Journal Model Ventunax

 Healing Notes

  • The longer the encounter lasts the harder healing will get as Dark Bolts get harder to avoid.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • Useful addons will be added as they're available.

Oryphrion Dungeon Journal Model Oryphrion

  • Stay at least 5-yards away from the tank to avoid Charged Stomp (dispel, magic).
  • Don't stand between the boss and the player targeted by Purifying Blast.
  • When targeted by Empyreal Ordnance, move at least 10-yards away from other players and as far away from Oryphrion as possible to drop the resulting Anima Field.
  • Upon reaching 0 Anima, Drained increases Oryphrion's damage taken and prevents the use of abilities.
    • Channels Recharge Anima, gaining Anima over time and turning all Anima Fields turn into Coalesced Anima
      • Coalesced Anima is pulled towards Oryphrion.
      • Players must intercept the Coalesced Anima, which triggers Anima Surge, dealing light damage to all players within 5-yards.
        • On Mythic, this also deals stacking damage over time.
      • Any Coalesced Anima that reaches Oryphrion triggers Overcharge Anima, granting 5 Anima and dealing light damage to all players.

 Healing Notes

  • Use cooldowns as-needed during Recharge Anima while players are intercepting Coalesced Anima orbs.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • Useful addons will be added as they're available.

Devos, Paragon of Doubt Dungeon Journal Model Devos, Paragon of Doubt

Stage One  - Head On

Intermission - Activating the Conduit

  • Activate deals moderate damage to all players.
  • Collect Fragment of Life and bring them to the Archon to restore its health.
    • Doing so also grants players Archon's Boon, increasing damage dealt.

Stage Two - To the Skies

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.
 Addons
  • Useful addons will be added as they're available.

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 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Spires of Ascension.  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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