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The Necrotic Wake, Healer Guide

Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago for patch 9.0 by Preston.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for The Necrotic Wake 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 The Necrotic Wake, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Blightbone Dungeon Journal Model Blightbone

  • The tank will be dealing with Crunch.
  • Don't stand in front of the boss when it turns to cast Heaving Retch (dispel, disease) on a random player.
    • Spawns Carrion Worms.
      • Carrion Worm
        • Susceptible to stuns, snares, knock backs, and other crowd control.
        • Target random players, gaining a stack of Blood Gorge with each successful attack, which increases size and damage dealt.
          • Three successful attacks triggers Carrion Eruption, dealing moderate damage over time to all players for 30-seconds.
        • On Mythic, avoid the Fetid Gas cloud left behind upon death.
  • Avoid the Fetid Gas clouds.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • Useful addons will be added as they're available.

Amarth, The Reanimator Dungeon Journal Model Amarth, The Reanimator

  • During Land of the Dead, Amarth summons various undead minions.
    • Reanimated Warrior
      • The tank will be dealing with Bonerend.
    • Reanimated Mage
      • Interrupt Frostbolt Volley to prevent the moderate damage dealt to all players.
    • Reanimated Crossbowman
      • Deal light damage to random players with Shoot.
    • This ends when Final Harvest is cast.
      • All minions should be dead to prevent them from exploding and dealing heavy damage to all players.
        • Stay at least 8-yards away from minion corpses to avoid heavy damage.
  • The tank will be dealing with Necrotic Bolt.
  • Avoid the impact location of Bone Spikes.
  • Dispel Unholy Frenzy (enrage) to remove the increased attack speed effect.

 Healing Notes

  • Be prepared to use an external defensive cooldown on the tank during Unholy Frenzy if no Enrage dispel is available.
  • Use cooldowns if any undead minions are still alive when Final Harvest is cast.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • Useful addons will be added as they're available.

Surgeon Stitchflesh Dungeon Journal Model Surgeon Stitchflesh

  • While at his worktable, Stitchflesh is immune to damage due to Obscuring Gas.
    • From his worktable he'll Summon Creations.
      • Stitchflesh's Creation
        • When targeted by Meat Hook, position so Stitchflesh is the first target hit to pull him away from his table.
        • Deals critical damage to the tank with Mutilate.
  • After being pulled from his worktable, Stitchflesh will be vulnerable to damage for a short period.

 Healing Notes

  • Make sure the tank is at full health before Mutilate.
  • If a Stitchflesh's Creation is buffed with Dark Infusion, be prepared to use an external defensive cooldown on the tank.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • Useful addons will be added as they're available.

Nalthor the Rimebinder Dungeon Journal Model Nalthor the Rimebinder

  • The tank will be dealing with Icy Shard.
  • Avoid the impact locations of Comet Storm.
  • Move at least 16-yards away from the player affected by Frozen Binds (dispel, magic).
  • While Icebound Aegis is active, all players take light damage over time.
    • On Mythic, taking damage applies a stack of Icebound Aegis, further increasing damage taken.
  • At 100% Energy, a player is sent into Dark Exile.
    • The affected player has 50-seconds to kill the Zolramus Siphoner and escape before being killed.
    • Avoid the impact locations of Comet Storm.
    • Avoid the locations of Blizzard.
    • Zolramus Siphoner
      • Interrupt Enfeeble to prevent the reduced haste and movement speed effect.
    • On Mythic, Frigid Cold continually applies stacks that reduce movement speed.
      • When the stacks expire, avoid the Razorshard Ice patch that's left behind. This patch will be larger the higher the stacks.

 Healing Notes

 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 The Necrotic Wake.  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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