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Buru the Gorger, Healer Guide

Posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago for patch 1.13 by Preston.

Buru the Gorger Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Buru the Gorger in the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj. 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

Stage One - Buru's Eggs 

This stage begins the encounter and ends when Buru reaches 20% health.

  • Buru cannot be damaged directly. Instead, Buru Eggs must be killed while he's on top of them.
    • Buru Egg
      • When killed:
        • Egg Explosion deals light damage to all players within 25-yards.
        • Spawns a Hive'Zara Hatchling.
        • If Buru is hit, resets Full Speed.
  • Fixates on random players, steadily gaining movement speed from Full Speed.
    • Being hit while fixated causes heavy damage and moderate damage over time from Dismember.
  • Deals damage to attacking players with Thorns.

Stage Two - Broken Carapace

This stages begins when Buru reaches 20% health and ends when he's killed.

  • Buru can now be damaged directly.
  • No longer fixates players and can be tanked normally.
  • The tanks will be dealing with Dismember.
  • Deals steadily increasing damage over time to all players with Creeping Plague.

Resistance Levels

  • All players should use as much Nature Resistance as possible without sacrificing other stats.

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.

  • Try to conserve as much mana as possible to survive stage two as long as possible.

Debuffs to Track


Healer DBM Settings for Buru the Gorger Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Buru the Gorger


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