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Fetid Devourer, Healer Guide

Updated 1 year ago for patch 8.1 by Preston. View the change log.

Fetid Devourer Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Fetid Devourer in Uldir. 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 fight as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

General Mechanics and Abilities

Normal and Heroic

  • The tanks will be dealing with Thrashing Terror, with every fourth attack triggering Terrible Thrash on the player closest to the tank. Ideally, this will be the the second tank.
  • At 100% energy, avoid the Rotting Regurgitation cone as the boss turns to cast it towards a random player.
  • Corruption Corpuscles will periodically spawn in the alcoves around the room.
    • These must be killed before Enticing Essence finishes casting.
      • If the cast completes, the boss will run to the Corpuscle and Consume Corruption, healing and gaining energy.
    • Avoid standing in the stream of waste near these.
  • Players affected by Malodorous Miasma will need light healing over time.
    • When this expires, the player is affected by Putrid Paroxysm and will need moderate to heavy healing over time.
    • This effect is applied to random players throughout the fight as well as any players hit by Rotting Regurgitation or the waste stream near Corruption Corpuscles.
  • On Heroic, Shockwave Stomp deals moderate damage to the group and knocks players back a large distance.
  • At 50% health, Fetid Frenzy increases the bosses' damage dealt and damage taken.

Mythic Differences

  • When affected by Malodorous Miasma and Putrid Paroxysm, move away from other players to prevent spreading the effects.
  • One of the Corruption Corpuscles will instead be a Mutated Mass.


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 Fetid Devourer. 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 Fetid Devourer in Uldir Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Fetid Devourer in Uldir


Heroic, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me and my guild killing Fetid Devourer on Heroic difficulty.

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

November 15, 2018 - 8:18 pm (Mythrax the Unraveler) - Updated Vision of Madness to no longer state that they're stunnable.

October 01, 2018 - 12:55 pm (MOTHER) - Added mythic kill video.

September 19, 2018 - 2:19 pm (Taloc) - Added mythic kill video.

September 19, 2018 - 1:03 pm (Mythrax the Unraveler) - Added heroic kill video.

September 14, 2018 - 11:07 pm (Mythrax the Unraveler) - Minor ability updates and clarifications.

September 14, 2018 - 11:03 pm (Zul, Reborn) - Minor ability updates and clarifications.

September 14, 2018 - 10:22 pm (Zul, Reborn) - Added heroic kill video.

September 14, 2018 - 3:17 pm (Zek'voz, Herald of N'zoth) - Added heroic kill video.

September 11, 2018 - 4:09 pm (Vectis) - Added heroic kill video.

September 10, 2018 - 7:11 pm (Fetid Devourer) - Added heroic kill video.