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Loatheb, Healer Guide

Posted 11 months, 3 weeks 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

Addons

Healer DBM Settings for Loatheb Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Loatheb

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