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Shad'har the Insatiable, Healer Guide

Posted 1 week, 5 days ago for patch 8.3 by Preston.

Shad'har the Insatiable Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Shad'har the Insatiable in Ny'alotha, the Waking City. 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 encounter, logs information, and Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

General Mechanics and Abilities

Normal and Heroic

All Stages

  • The tanks will be dealing with Crush and Dissolve.
    • Crush will likely force a tank switch.
  • Targets random players with Debilitating Spit.
    • This jumps to another random player upon expiring, halving the number of stacks remaining each time.
  • A random player will be fixated by a Living Miasma, when the Miasma reaches the player it triggers Slurry Outburst, dealing damage to all players.

Stage One - Shadowy Carapace

This stage begins the encounter and ends when Shad'har reaches 66% health.

Stage Two - Void-Tinged Carapace

This stage begins when Shad'har reaches 66% health and ends when it reaches 33% health.

  • Entropic Mantle deals steadily increasing damage over time to all players.
  • Players must soak the Entropic Buildup orbs to reduce their size and the damage they deal to all players upon expiring.
  • Don't stand in front of the boss to avoid Entropic Breath.

Stage Three - Noxious Carapace

This stage begins when Shad'har reaches 33% health and ends when it's killed.

Mythic Differences


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



 DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Shad'har the Insatiable. 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.

DBM settings will be added closer to release.

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