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Soulrender Dormazain, Healer Guide

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago for patch 9.1.0 by Preston. View the change log.

Soulrender Dormazain Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Soulrender Dormazain in Sanctum of Domination 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

  • The tanks will be dealing with stacks of Ruinblade, eventually requiring a tank switch.
  • When affected by Brand of Torment, stay more than 5-yards away from other players while keeping as many Mawsworn within 5-yards as possible.
    • Players and Mawsworn within 5-yards of affected players take moderate damage over time, while Mawsworn also have their damage taken increased, from Tormented.
  • Mawsworn Agonizers attempt to reach Garrosh throughout the encounter.
    • Mawsworn Agonizer
      • Are susceptible to crowd control, snares, and knock backs.
      • Interrupt Agonizing Nova to prevent the light damage dealt to all players and reduced movement speed effect.
      • Upon reaching Garrosh or 100% energy, Defiance grants immunity to crowd control effects and greatly increases damage dealt.
  • The following mechanics center around Garrosh Hellscream, although they're generally triggered by something Dormazain does.
    • During Hellscream, all Warmonger Shackles must be picked up by players and carried more than 40-yards away to be broken.
    • Avoid the waves of Torment that fill three sections of the room. Players hit take light damage over time and then critical damage once the section is full.
    • When Garrosh reaches 100% energy, Tormented Eruptions causes several waves of Torment in a row.
  • Echoing Screams deals light damage over time to all players throughout the encounter.
  • Avoid entering the River of Souls, which deals heavy damage over time and reduces damage and healing done by 100%.

Mythic Differences

  • Mawsworn Overlords now also attempt to reach Garrosh throughout the encounter.
    • Mawsworn Overlord
      • Infuse Defiance grants all Mawsworn that remain within 16-yards Defiance.
      • Upon reaching Garrosh, Defiance grants immunity to crowd control effects and greatly increases damage dealt.
  • The following mechanics center around Garrosh Hellscream, although they're generally triggered by something Dormazain does.

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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

Major

Minor



Useful Addons

DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Soulrender Dormazain in Sanctum of Domination. 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.

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Healer DBM Settings for Soulrender Dormazain

Boss Mechanic Practice

While not technically an addon, the browser-based minigame Sanctum of Pineapples is a great way to practice Sanctum of Domination boss mechanics in a low-stress environment.


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

August 04, 2021 - 1:31 pm (Painsmith Raznal) - Changed cooldown usage recommendations.

August 04, 2021 - 11:15 am (Sylvanas Windrunner) - Clarified Domination Chain information.

July 28, 2021 - 11:59 am (Sylvanas Windrunner) - Made minor guide updates and clarifications, fixed some broken spell links.

July 13, 2021 - 9:06 pm (Sylvanas Windrunner) - Updated health breakpoint for ending stage one based on hotfix notes.

July 10, 2021 - 6:02 pm (Painsmith Raznal) - Added better Spiked information.

July 10, 2021 - 1:33 am (Painsmith Raznal) - Updated Shadowsteel Chains spell ID, hopefully for the last time.

July 09, 2021 - 9:49 pm (Soulrender Dormazain) - Updated Torment and Tormented Eruptions information.

July 08, 2021 - 4:55 pm (Guardian of the First Ones) - Updated Obliterate spell ID.

July 08, 2021 - 4:34 pm (Painsmith Raznal) - Updated Shadowsteel Chains and Spiked spell ID.

July 06, 2021 - 11:39 pm (The Nine) - Updated Fragments of Destiny spell ID.