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Attumen the Huntsman, Healer Guide

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago for patch 2.5.1 by Preston. View the change log.

Attumen the Huntsman Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Attumen the Huntsman in Karazhan in The Burning Crusade. 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

Before starting the encounter, ensure all trash inside the stable area is killed as any that remains will join the encounter when it's started.

Stage One - Midnight

This stage beings the encounter and ends when Midnight reaches 95% health.

  • Midnight
    • The tanks will be dealing with the stun from Knockdown.

Stage Two - Attumen

This stage begins when Midnight reaches 95% health and ends when Attumen or Midnight reach 25% health. To begin this stage, Attumen joins the encounter alongside Midnight.

  • Midnight
    • The tanks will be dealing with the stun from Knockdown.
  • Attumen
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Shadow Cleave.
    • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Intangible Presence (dispel, curse).
      • This should be dispelled from the tanks quickly to help prevent any threat generation issues from the reduced chance to hit.

Stage Three - The Huntsman

This stage begins when Midnight or Attumen reach 25% health and ends when Attumen is killed. To begin this stage, Attumen mounts Midnight, forming a singular boss that has health equal to whosever health was greatest when they merged.

  • Attumen
    • Continues to use the same abilities as stage two.
    • Targets random players with Charge, dealing light damage.

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Healing Notes

Quick Notes

The notes below mostly pertain to progression difficulty, meaning if you out-gear the encounter or use extra healers they may not apply.

  • Use Cooldowns
    • as-needed to keep the tanks alive
  • Other things to watch for

Debuffs to Track

Major

  • Knockdown can cause the tanks to need additional healing.
  • Intangible Presence (dispel, curse) should be dispelled quickly, starting with the tanks.


Useful Addons

DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Attumen the Huntsman in Karazhan. You can set them up however you'd like, but these ones should work well as a starting point.

Healer DBM Settings for Attumen the Huntsman Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Attumen the Huntsman


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

June 12, 2021 - 12:59 am (Terestian Illhoof) - Fixed DBM settings to be for Illhoof.

June 04, 2021 - 4:06 pm (Shade of Aran) - Updated Arcane Missiles and Counterspell spell IDs, added Dragon's Breath.