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Shriekwing, Healer Guide

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago for patch 9.0.5 by Preston. View the change log.

Shriekwing Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Shriekwing in Castle Nathria in Shadowlands. 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, combat log information, and Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

General Mechanics and Abilities

Normal and Heroic

During this encounter players will be alternating between the two stages.

Stage One - Thirst for Blood

This stage begins the encounter and ends when Shriekwing reaches 100 Blood. It begins again following stage two.

Stage Two - Terror of Castle Nathria

This stage begins when Shriekwing reaches 100 Blood and ends after a set time. It begins again each time 100 Blood is reached.

Mythic Differences

  • Players must gain the Bloodlight buff from standing near the The Blood Lantern in order to see the effects from Echoing Screech and Echoing Sonar.
    • If the Lantern or the player carrying the Lantern are hit by Descent, all players take critical damage, are Feared for 5-seconds, several Ravenous Horrors are spawned, and the Lantern is permanently destroyed.


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


  • Exsanguinated causes the tanks to need additional healing while also reducing the healing they receive.
  • Echolocation causes players to need additional healing.


Useful Addons

DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Shriekwing in Castle Nathria. 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 Shriekwing Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Shriekwing

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

January 26, 2021 - 3:49 pm (Stone Legion Generals) - Removed the note about the dispeller receiving Heart Hemorrhage on Mythic difficulty, this was removed in a patch.

January 11, 2021 - 6:07 pm (Sire Denathrius) - Added DBM settings.

January 11, 2021 - 5:59 pm (Stone Legion Generals) - Added DBM settings.

January 11, 2021 - 5:18 pm (Sludgefist) - Added DBM settings.

January 11, 2021 - 3:50 pm (The Council of Blood) - Added DBM settings.

January 05, 2021 - 1:47 am (Stone Legion Generals) - Changed mentions of Wicked Blade to Wicked Mark and updated its Spell ID - this is the actual spell players are targeted by.

January 05, 2021 - 1:41 am (Sun King's Salvation) - Changed Vulgar Brand to be noted as Magic instead of Curse. Removed Soul Infusion as a debuff to track as it doesn't actually apply a debuff.

January 02, 2021 - 10:25 pm (Stone Legion Generals) - Updated major/minor cooldown notes.

December 22, 2020 - 2:52 am (Huntsman Altimor) - Added Huntsman's Mark as the debuff targeting players before Sinseeker.

December 19, 2020 - 6:11 pm (Sludgefist) - Updated information for Hateful Gaze being a tank-only mechanic.