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Auchenai Crypts, Healer Guide

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago for patch 2.5.2 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Auchenai Crypts dungeon in The Burning Crusade. 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 Auchenai Crypts, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Shirrak the Dead Watcher Dungeon Journal Model Shirrak the Dead Watcher

  • Stand as far away from the boss as possible to lessen the reduced casting speed effect from Inhibit Magic as much as possible.
  • Stay at least 12-yards away to avoid Carnivorous Bite.
  • When targeted by Focus Fire, continue moving to avoid the fire bombs.
  • Pulls all players in with Attract Magic.

 Healing Notes

  • Keep players near full health as healing can be sluggish due to Inhibit Magic.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • There are currently no notable addons for Shirrak the Dead Watcher.


Exarch Maladaar Dungeon Journal Model Exarch Maladaar

  • Interrupt Ribbon of Souls to prevent the light damage dealt.
  • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Soul Scream.
    • This may cause a temporary threat drop when the tank is affected.
  • Targets random players with Stolen Soul, greatly reducing their damage and healing done until their soul is killed.
  • At 25% health, summons an Avatar of the Martyred.
    • Avatar of the Martyred

 Healing Notes

  • Be prepared for other players to be hit by the boss if the tank is affected by Soul Scream.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

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 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Auchenai Crypts. Auchenai Crypts is a relatively linear dungeon. The trash below is ordered as if you're completing the bosses in the order they're listed above.

Entrance thru Shirrak the Dead Watcher

  • Auchenai Vindicator
    • Can summon various Unliving enemies, detailed below.
    • Purge Shadowguard to prevent the damage dealt to players.
  • Auchenai Soulpriest
    • Can summon various Unliving enemies, detailed below.
    • Interrupt Shadow Bolt to prevent the light damage dealt.
    • Dispel Touch of the Forgotten (curse) to remove the reduced healing received effect.
    • Immobilizes random players with Falter (dispel, magic).
  • Auchenai Monk
    • Can summon various Unliving enemies, detailed below.
    • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid the interrupt from Counter Kick.
    • Stay at least 6-yards away to avoid Cyclone Strike.
  • Phasing Cleric
    • Interrupt Major Heal to prevent the healing.
    • Purge Renew to prevent the healing over time.
  • Phasing Soldier
  • Phasing Sorcerer
    • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Blast Wave.
  • Unliving Cleric
    • Interrupt Heal to prevent the healing done.
    • Purge Renew to prevent the healing over time.
  • Unliving Soldier
  • Unliving Sorcerer
    • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Blast Wave.
  • Unliving Stalker
  • Raging Spirit
    • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid the massive knock back from Rage.
  • Phantasmal Possessor
    • Targets random players with Possess, making them hostile to other players for 6-seconds.

Shirrak the Dead Watcher thru Exarch Maladaar

  • This area includes Auchenai Monks, and Auchenai Vindicators, detailed above.
  • Raging Skeleton
    • Periodically reset their threat, attacking a random player.
    • Periodically [Enrage] (Need Spell ID), gaining increased attack speed.
  • Auchenai Necromancer
    • Interrupt Shadow Mend to prevent the healing.
    • Interrupt or dispel Seed of Corruption (magic) to prevent the damage dealt to players within 10-yards of the affected player.
  • Reanimated Bones
    • The tank will be dealing with Sunder Armor, reducing armor.

 Trash Debuffs to Track


 Trash Addons

  • There are currently no notable addons for Auchenai Crypts trash mobs.

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

June 01, 2021 - 5:06 pm (Healer) - Added boss DBM settings.