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Kil'jaeden, Healer Guide

Posted 1 week ago for patch 2.5.5 by Preston.

Kil'jaeden Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Kil'jaeden in Sunwell Plateau 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

Stage One - Hands of the Deceiver

This stage begins the encounter and ends when the four Hands of the Deceiver are killed.

  • Hand of the Deceiver
    • Susceptible to silence and stun effects.
    • Stay more than 35-yards away from multiples of these to avoid overlapping Shadow Bolt Volley.
    • Spawn Felfire Portals, which summon several Volatile Felfire Fiends.
      • Volatile Felfire Fiend
        • Run at random players.
        • Upon death, or upon reaching a player, deal moderate damage to all players within 10-yards with Felfire Fission.
    • At 20% health, become immune to silence and stun effects due to Shadow Infusion

Stage Two - Kil'jaeden's Fury

This stage begins when the four Hands of the Deceiver are killed and ends when Kil'jaeden reaches 85% health.

  • Kil'jaeden joins the encounter and is stationary at the center of the room.
  • The tanks will be dealing with Soul Flay.
  • When affected by Fire Bloom, stay more than 10-yards away from other players to avoid chaining the damage.
  • Spawns Shield Orbs throughout the room.
    • Shield Orb
      • Deals light damage to random players with Shadow Bolt
  • Deals moderate to light damage to up to five players with Legion Lightning, draining mana.

Stage Three - The Legion's Fury

This stage begins when Kil'jaeden reaches 85% health and ends when he reaches 55% health.

  • To begin the stage, Sinister Reflection creates four Sinister Reflections of players.
    • Sinister Reflection
      • The tanks will be dealing with heavy melee damage.
      • Has abilities based on the affected player's class, regardless of that player's specialization.
  • Kil'jaeden continues to use all abilities from stage two, with the addition of the following.
  • During Shadow Spike, avoid the orbs targeted at player positions.
  • Shield Orbs now spawn in sets of two.
  • To deal with the following abilities, a player should click on the empowered Orb of the Blue Dragonflight to become a Blue Dragon.
  • Just before Flame Darts, all players should gain Breath: Haste to prevent chaining the damage taken. 
  • During Darkness of a Thousand Souls, all players should stack on the Blue Dragon to be inside the Shield of the Blue to greatly reduce damage taken.

Stage Four - Armageddon

This stage begins when Kil'jaeden reaches 55% health and ends when he reaches 25% health.

  • To begin the stage, Sinister Reflection creates four Sinister Reflections of players.
  • Shield Orbs now spawn in sets of three.
  • Kil'jaeden continues to use all abilities from stage three, with the addition of the following.
  • Avoid the large impact locations of Armageddon.

Stage Five - Sacrifice

This stage begins when Kil'jaeden reaches 25% health and ends when he's killed.

  • To begin the stage, Sinister Reflection creates four Sinister Reflections of players.
  • Kil'jaeden continues to use all abilities from stage four.
  • Shield Orbs no longer spawn during this stage.
  • Following the Shadow Spikes, Anveena sacrifices herself, briefly stunning Kil'jaeden and increasing his Holy damage taken with Sacrifice of Anveena.


Resistance Levels

  • Players should use as much Shadow Resistance as possible without sacrificing other stats.

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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.

Debuffs to Track

Major

  • Soul Flay causes tanks to need light healing over time.


Useful Addons

The Sunwell DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand The Burning Crusade heading in the left-hand panel, click on the The Sunwell heading, click on the Load AddOn button in the right-hand panel if necessary, click on the Import Profile button, paste the code into the box and click Import. Note that importing this code will replace all of your current settings for all Sunwell bosses.


Comment on Kil'jaeden, Healer Guide

Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

May 09, 2022 - 5:08 pm (Felmyst) - Removed Encapsulate as a trackable debuff. The affected player doesn't seem to gain a debuff.

May 09, 2022 - 4:58 pm (M'uru) - Added Singularity spell ID.

May 09, 2022 - 4:54 pm (Eredar Twins) - Added Shadowfury spell ID and noted it as a magic dispel.

May 09, 2022 - 4:51 pm (Kalecgos) - Added Revitalize spell ID.

May 09, 2022 - 4:35 pm (Healer) - Added DBM import code for all bosses.