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Hellfire Ramparts, Healer Guide

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago for patch 2.5.1 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Hellfire Ramparts 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 Hellfire Ramparts, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Watchkeeper Gargolmar Dungeon Journal Model Watchkeeper Gargolmar

  • The tank will be dealing with Mortal Wound, reducing healing received.
  • The tank may take extra damage from Overpower.
  • Stay at least 10-yards away from other players to avoid chaining the damage and knock back from Surge.
  • Accompanied by two Hellfire Watchers.
    • Hellfire Watcher
      • Interrupt Heal to prevent the healing.
      • Purge Renew to remove  the healing over time effect.
      • Dispel Shadow Word: Pain (magic) to remove the damage over time effect.

 Healing Notes

  • Players may be knocked out of range or line of sight by Surge.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • There are currently no notable addons for Watchkeeper Gargolmar.

Omor the Unscarred Dungeon Journal Model Omor the Unscarred

  • Interrupt Shadow Bolt to prevent the damage dealt.
  • Dispel Treacherous Aura (curse) to prevent the moderate damage over time dealt to all players.
    • On Heroic, this is replaced by Bane of Treachery and can no longer be dispelled, forcing you to heal the moderate damage dealt over time to all players.
  • Targets random players with Orbital Strike, knocking them back and dealing light damage over time.
  • Periodically summons Fiendish Hounds.
    • Fiendish Hound
      • Interrupt or dispel Drain Life (magic) to prevent the healing over time.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Vazruden the Herald Dungeon Journal Model Vazruden the Herald

Stage One - Your time is running out!

This stage begins the encounter and ends when Vazruden reached 40% health.

  • Vazruden
    • The tank will be dealing with the stun from Shield Slam.
    • The tank may take extra damage from Revenge.
    • Targets random players with Vazruden's Mark, causing them to take moderate damage over time.
  • Nazan
    • Flying in their air during this stage.
    • Avoid the impact location of [Fireball] and the resulting fire patch. This deals light damage to all players even when outside the impact location.

Stage Two - Nazan

This stage begins when Vazruden reaches 40% health and ends when he's killed.

  • Nazan joins Vazruden on the ground.
  • Vazruden
    • Uses the same abilities as stage one.
  • Nazan
    • Uses the same ability as stage one.
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Cone of Fire

 Healing Notes

  • Be prepared for the tank to take heavy bursts of damage throughout the encounter.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

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 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Hellfire Ramparts. Hellfire Ramparts 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 Watchkeeper Gargolmar

  • Bonechewer Hungerer
    • The tank will be dealing with Disarm, possibly leading to threat generation issues.
    • Reduces melee attack power of nearby players with Demoralizing Shout.
    • At 25% health, will attempt to run away in fear. Be prepared with stuns and snares.
  • Bonechewer Ravener
    • The tank will be dealing with the stun from Kidney Shot, possibly leading to threat generation issues or temporary dropped threat.
  • Shattered Hand Warhound
    • Applies Carnivorous Bite to the tank, dealing light damage over time.
      • Adds additional damage to nearby enemy melee attacks with Furious Howl.
  • Bonechewer Destroyer
    • The tank will be dealing with the knock back from Knock Away.
    • Applies Mortal Strike to the tank, reducing healing received.
  • Bleeding Hollow Darkcaster
    • Interrupt Scorch when possible to prevent the damage dealt.
    • Avoid the location of Rain of Fire.
  • Bleeding Hollow Archer
    • Deals light damage to random swaths of players with Multi-Shot.
  • Bonechewer Ripper
    • Soothe Enrage to remove the increased attack speed and physical damage dealt effect.
  • Bleeding Hollow Scryer
    • Interrupt or dispel Fear (magic) to prevent the Fear effect.
    • Applies Fel Infusion to random enemies, increasing damage dealt.
  • Bonechewer Beastmaster
    • The tank will be dealing with the knock back from Uppercut.
    • Increases the melee attack power of nearby enemies with Battle Shout.

Watchkeeper Gargolmar thru Omor the Unscarred

  • This area contains the same mix of enemies as noted above.

Omor the Unscarred thru Vazruden the Herald

  • Depending on how your group cleared trash, there may not be any trash on the way to Vazruden. If there is, it will be the same mix of enemies as above.
  • Hellfire Sentry
    • The tank will be dealing with the stun from Kidney Shot, possibly leading to threat generation issues or temporary dropped threat.

 Trash Debuffs to Track


 Trash Addons

  • There are currently no notable addons for Hellfire Ramparts trash mobs.

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May 31, 2021 - 8:48 pm (Healer) - Added boss DBM settings.