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Mana-Tombs, 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 Mana-Tombs 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 Mana-Tombs, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Pandemonius Dungeon Journal Model Pandemonius

  • Deals moderate damage to all melee attackers and reflects all spells while Dark Shell is active.
  • Deals light damage to all players and knocks them back with Void Blast.

 Healing Notes

  • Players will take heavy damage during Dark Shell if they don't quit attacking.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.
 Addons

Tavarok Dungeon Journal Model Tavarok

  • Don't stand in front to avoid Arcing Smash.
  • Targets random players with Crystal Prison, stunning them and healing moderate damage over time.
  • Deals light damage to random players and stuns them with Earthquake.

 Healing Notes

  • Keep the tank near full health in case you're targeted by Crystal Prison.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Nexus-Prince Shaffar Dungeon Journal Model Nexus-Prince Shaffar

  • Accompanied by two Ethereal Beacons, detailed below.
  • When possible, interrupt Fireballl and Frostbolt to prevent the light damage dealt.
  • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Frost Nova.
  • [Blink]s short distances, usually after Frost Nova.
  • Summons Ethereal Beacons and Ethereal Apprentices throughout the encounter.
    • Ethereal Beacon
      • When possible, interrupt Arcane Bolt to prevent the light damage dealt.
    • Ethereal Apprentice

 Healing Notes

  • As long as Ethereal Beacons and Ethereal Apprentices are kept under control, healing shouldn't be too intense.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • There are currently no notable addons for Nexus-Prince Shaffar.


Yor Dungeon Journal Model Yor

Can be summoned on Heroic after completing The Mark of the Nexus-King quest, using either Shaffar's Stasis Chamber Key or The Eye of Haramad on the Nexus Prison just before Nexus-Prince Shaffar.

  • Don't stand in front to avoid Double Breath.
  • Stay at least 25-yards away to avoid Stomp. This increases physical damage taken by any player hit and stuns them.

 Healing Notes

  • The tank may need additional healing while affected by Stomp.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons
  • There are currently no notable addons for Yor.

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 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Mana-Tombs. Mana-Tombs 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 Pandemonius

  • Ethereal Scavenger
    • The tank will be dealing with the light damage over time from Singe.
    • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid the interrupt from Shield Bash.
  • Ethereal Crypt Raider
    • The tank will be dealing with Soul Strike, reducing healing received.
    • Targets random players with Charge, dealing light damage and stunning them.
    • Increases the attack power of nearby enemies with Battle Shout.
  • Ethereal Sorcerer
    • Interrupt Arcane Missiles to prevent the light damage dealt.
    • Dispel Slow (magic) to remove the decreased attack speed and increased casting time effect.
    • Summon Arcane Fiends.

Pandemonius thru Tavarok

  • This area includes Ethereal Scavengers, and Ethereal Sorcerers, detailed above.
  • Ethereal Priest
    • Interrupt Heal to prevent the healing.
    • Purge Power Word: Shield to remove the damage absorption effect.
    • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Holy Nova, this also heals enemies within 10-yards.
  • Nexus Terror
    • Dispel Shadows Embrace (magic) to remove the silence effect.
    • Dispel Curse of Impotence (curse) to remove the reduced magic damage dealt effect.
    • Stay at least 8-yards away to avoid Psychic Scream.
    • Targets random players with Death Coil, dealing light damage and causing the player to run in fear for 4-seconds.
  • Mana Leech
  • Ethereal Darkcaster

Tavarok thru Nexus-Prince Shaffar

  • This area includes Mana Leeches, Ethereal Priests, Ethereal Sorcerers, Ethereal Crypt Raiders, Ethereal Darkcasters, and Nexus Terrors, detailed above.
  • Nexus Stalker
    • Dispel Phantom Strike (poison) to remove the decreased attack speed and increased cast speed effect.
    • Stay at least 5-yards away to avoid the incapacitating effect from Gouge.
      • This can target the tank, resulting in a temporary threat drop.
  • Ethereal Theurgist
    • Interrupt or dispel Polymorph (magic) to prevent the incapacitating effect.
    • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Blast Wave.
  • Ethereal Spellbinder
    • Dispel Immolate (magic) to prevent the light damage over time.
    • Summons Ethereal Wraiths.
      • Ethereal Wraith

 Trash Debuffs to Track


 Trash Addons

  • There are currently no notable addons for Mana-Tombs trash mobs.

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May 31, 2021 - 9:38 pm (Healer) - Added boss DBM settings.