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Grong, the Jungle Lord (H), Healer Guide

Updated 9 months ago for patch 8.1.5 by Preston. View the change log.

Grong, the Jungle Lord (Horde) Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Grong, the Jungle Lord (H) in Battle of Dazar'alor. 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 with the envounter as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

General Mechanics and Abilities

Normal and Heroic

This is a single stage fight available to Horde players.

  • Grong slowly gains Rage throughout the fight.
    • At 70% and 40% health, the Rage generation rate increases.
  • The tanks will be dealing with Bestial Combo.
    • The following are used in a random order per combo.
    • On Heroic, the following always ends the combo.
      • Bestial Throw grabs the tank and deals heavy damage over time.
        • Upon completion, if affected by Bestial Impact, move as far away from the group as possible to mitigate the damage dealt.
  • Tantrum deals steadily increasing damage to the group over 1 to 4 seconds.
    • Duration depends on the total amount of Rage when Tantrum begins. Below are rough approximations.
      • 100% - 4-seconds
      • 75% - 3-seconds
      • 50% - 2-seconds
      • 25% - 1-second
    • Automatically triggers when at 100% Rage.
    • Applies one stack of Shattered per second, dealing additional light damage over time.
    • Tantrum can be managed using Apetagonizer Cores from Apetagonizer 3000s, detailed below.
  • Stay at least 10-yards away from players in melee to avoid extra damage from Reverberating Slam.
  • Flying Ape Wranglers are present throughout the fight and not attackable.
  • Apetagonizer 3000 periodically join the fight.
    • These are stationary and don't need to be tanked.
    • Interrupt Apetagonize to prevent Grong from gaining additional Rage.
    • Move Grong and players away before they die to avoid Lightning Detonation giving Grong additional Rage and damaging players.
    • Drops Apetagonizer Core when killed.
      • Picking these up deals light damage over time and allows the player to use the Discharge Apetagonizer Core Extra Action Button to deal damage to Grong and force him to use Tantrum if above 25% Rage.
  • On Heroic, be within 5-yards of at least one other player before Ferocious Roar to avoid being Feared.

Mythic Differences

  • There appear to be no mechanical or ability differences on Mythic difficulty.

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Healing Notes

Quick Notes, All Difficulties

The notes below mostly pertain to progression difficulty, meaning if you out-gear the difficulty you're on or use extra healers they may not apply.

Debuffs to Track

Major

  • Bestial Throw causes the tank to need moderate healing over time.
  • (Optional) Crushed causes the tank to take fatal damage if hit by another Bestial Smash.
    • Tracking this may allow you to save the tank with an external cooldown if necessary.

Minor

 DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Grong, the Jungle Lord (H). You can set them up however you'd like, but these ones should work well as a starting point. Some settings may be Mythic only.

Healer DBM Settings for Grong, the Jungle Lord (H) in Battle of Dazar'alor Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Grong, the Jungle Lord (H) in Battle of Dazar'alor


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

February 28, 2019 - 2:27 pm (Lady Jaina Proudmoore) - Added information about alliance ships and ballista to stage one, added Frozen Solid to major debuffs to track.

February 15, 2019 - 3:34 pm (King Rastakhan) - Added Toad Toxin debuff from being hit by Plague of Toads.

February 12, 2019 - 7:32 am (Lady Jaina Proudmoore) - Updates to healer notes.

February 10, 2019 - 10:37 am (Stormwall Blockade) - Minor updates to healer notes and DBM settings.

February 09, 2019 - 3:41 pm (High Tinker Mekkatorque) - Minor updates to healer notes and DBM settings.

February 09, 2019 - 2:33 pm (King Rastakhan) - Minor updates to healer notes and DBM settings.

February 06, 2019 - 9:37 pm (Conclave of the Chosen) - Updates to healer notes and DBM settings.

February 06, 2019 - 9:21 pm (Opulence) - Updates to healer notes and DBM settings.

February 06, 2019 - 8:59 pm (Jadefire Masters) - Minor updates to healer notes and DBM settings.

February 06, 2019 - 7:21 pm (Grong, the Revenant (A)) - Minor updates to healer notes and DBM settings.