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Garr, Healer Guide

Updated 2 years ago for patch 1.13 by Preston. View the change log.

Garr Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Garr in Molten Core. 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

  • Accompanied by eight Firesworn.
    • Firesworn
      • Are susceptible to Banish from Warlocks.
      • Dispel Immolate (magic) to prevent the light damage over time.
      • Upon death, Eruption deals heavy damage to players within 15-yards.
      • Must be kept within 20-yards of Garr to avoid gaining Separation Anxiety, increasing damage dealt and granting immunity to Banish.
  • Removes beneficial magic effects from players using Antimagic Pulse.
  • Applies Magma Shackles (dispel, magic) to players, reducing movement speed.

Resistance Levels

  • Tanks
    • Holding Firesworn should have as much Fire Resistance as possible without sacrificing their other stats.
  • Melee and Ranged/Healers generally won't make use of any additional Resistances on this encounter.

Healing Notes

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.

  • The tank with the Firesworn will take significant damage until most of them are killed, in addition to taking the damage from each Eruption.
  • Be aware of Antimagic Pulse removing buffs and heal over time effects.
  • While Magma Shackles (dispel, magic) can be dispelled, it's generally not worth the mana to do so in most cases.

Debuffs to Track


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Healer DBM Settings for Garr


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