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Loatheb, Healer Guide

Posted 1 year, 6 months ago for patch 1.13.6 by Preston.

Loatheb Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Loatheb in Naxxramas. 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

  • Applies Corrupted Mind to all players for the duration of the encounter, allowing only one healing or dispelling spell to be cast every 60-seconds.
  • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Poison Aura (dispel, poison).
  • After 2-minutes in combat, deals moderate damage to all players every 30-seconds with Inevitable Doom.
    • After 5-minutes in combat, this increases to every 15-seconds.
  • Persistently removes all curse effects from itself with Remove Curse.
  • Spawns Spores around the room throughout the encounter.
    • Spore
      • Upon death, up to 5 players standing near the Spore will gain Fungal Bloom, greatly increasing spell and melee critical strike chance and stopping threat generation.

Resistance Levels

  • Players 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.

  • This encounter forces all healing activity to be very well calculated because of Corrupted Mind. Chances are you'll want to setup a rotation for healing the tanks while leaving DPS to use their own healing items and abilities to keep themselves alive.
  • Helping DPS the boss will also be required, especially while you're healing spells are on cooldown.

Debuffs to Track


Healer DBM Settings for Loatheb Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Loatheb


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