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Escape from Durnholde Keep, 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 Escape from Durnholde Keep 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 Escape from Durnholde Keep, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Lieutenant Drake Dungeon Journal Model Lieutenant Drake

 Healing Notes

  • Keep the tank near full health in case you're targeted by Exploding Shot.
  • Overall, the tank will need significant healing due to Mortal Strike and being unable to move out of Whirlwind.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Captain Skarloc Dungeon Journal Model Captain Skarloc

  • Has an increased chance to block attacks while Holy Shield is active, possibly leading to threat generation issues.
  • Interrupt Holy Light to prevent the healing.
  • Dispel Hammer of Justice (magic) to remove the stun effect.
  • Avoid the location of [Consecration] (Need Spell ID).
  • Periodically Cleanses enemies, removing poison, disease, and magic effects.
  • Increases the armor of nearby enemies with Devotion Aura.
  • Accompanied by a Durnholde Warden and a Durnholde Veteran.
    • Durnholde Warden
    • Durnholde Veteran
      • The tank will be dealing with [Kidney Shot] (Need Spell ID), possibly leading to threat generation issues or temporary threat drops.

 Healing Notes

  • Several abilities can cause the tank to temporarily lose threat, be prepared for the extra healing on other players being hit by the boss when that happens.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Epoch Hunter Dungeon Journal Model Epoch Hunter

  • The encounter begins with three waves of enemies before the Epoch Hunter appears.
    • Wave 1 - Infinite Defiler x1 + Infinite Slayer and/or Infinite Saboteur x2
      • Infinite Defiler
        • Interrupt Shadow Bolt to prevent the moderate damage dealt.
        • Dispel Curse of Infinity (curse) to remove the increased damage taken effect.
        • Targets random players with Bane of Infinity, increased healing received and damage taken.
      • Infinite Slayer
        • The tank will be dealing with Mortal Strike, reducing healing received.
      • Infinite Saboteur
        • Don't stand in front to avoid Cleave.
        • Purge Shadow Shield to remove the damage absorption effect.
        • Deals light damage to random players with Shadow Shock.
    • Wave 2 - Infinite Defiler x1 + Infinite Slayer and/or Infinite Saboteur x2
    • Wave 3 - Infinite Defiler x1 + Infinite Slayer and/or Infinite Saboteur x3
  • Epoch Hunter

 Healing Notes

  • You should drop combat between the waves of enemies and the boss, allowing you to regain mana if necessary.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • There are currently no notable addons for Epoch Hunter.

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 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Escape from Durnholde Keep. Escape from Durnholde Keep is a wide open dungeon but has a relatively linear path players follow. The trash below is ordered as if you're completing the bosses in the order they're listed above.

Entrance thru Lieutenant Drake

  • During this section players must plant an explosive barrel in each of the bunkhouses.
  • Durnholde Sentry
    • The tank may take extra damage from Overpower.
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Cleave.
  • Durnholde Rifleman
    • Stay at least 15-yards away to avoid being targeted by Scatter Shot.
    • Deals light damage to swaths of players with Multi-Shot.
  • Durnholde Warden
    • Interrupt Heal to prevent the healing.
    • Dispel Shadow Word: Pain (magic) to prevent the light damage over time.
    • Stay at least 8-yards away to avoid Psychic Scream.
      • This may lead to a temporary threat drop is the tank is affected.
    • Removes debuffs from enemies using Dispel Magic.
  • Durnholde Tracking Hound
    • Soothe Enrage to remove the increased attack speed effect.

Lieutenant Drake thru Captain Skarloc

  • This area includes Durnholde Wardens, Durnholde Riflemen, and Durnholde Sentries, detailed above.
  • Durnholde Veteran
    • The tank will be dealing with [Kidney Shot] (Need Spell ID), possibly leading to threat generation issues or temporary threat drops.
  • After freeing Thrall from his cell, players follow him while fighting a gauntlet of enemies.
  • Durnholde Mage
    • Interrupt or dispel Polymorph (magic) to prevent the incapacitating effect.
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Cone of Cold.

Captain Skarloc thru Epoch Hunter

  • Players will continue following Thrall during this section.
  • Lordaeron Sentry
    • Deals light damage to random players with Shoot.
  • Lordaeron Watchman
    • Has an increased chance to block while Shield Block, possibly leading to threat generation issues.
  • Tarren Mill Guardsman
    • The tank will be dealing with Mortal Strike, reducing healing received.
    • Targets random players with Shield Charge, dealing light damage and knocking them back.
  • Tarren Mill Protector
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Cleave.
    • Interrupt Flash Heal to prevent the healing.
    • Purge Shadow Shield to remove the damage absorption effect.
    • Targets random players with Concussion Blow, stunning them.
      • This may lead to threat generation issues or temporary threat drops if it targets the tank.
    • Periodically Cleanses enemies, removing poison, disease, and magic effects.
  • Tarren Mill Lookout
    • Dispel Curse of Infinity (curse) to remove the increased damage taken effect.
    • Dispel Serpent Sting (poison) to prevent the light damage over time effect.

 Trash Debuffs to Track


 Trash Addons

  • There are currently no notable addons for Escape from Durnholde Keep trash mobs.

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June 01, 2021 - 5:22 pm (Healer) - Added boss DBM settings.