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Eonar the Life-Binder, Healer Guide

Patch 7.3.5 Updated
February 06, 2018

Eonar the Life-Binder Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Eonar the Life-Binder in Antorus, the Burning Throne. 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 fight as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

General Mechanics and Abilities

Normal and Heroic

During this fight, players will defend the Essence of Eonar from three lanes of Legion attacks on the ground and The Paraxis in the air, while dealing indirect damage to The Paraxis by empowering the Essence of Eonar as explained below.

  • Use the Surge of Life extra action button to launch into the air and glide.
  • The Paraxis
    • The Paraxis flies above the battlefield and can't be directly engaged.
    • Paraxis Artillery deals light, unavoidable damage to random players.
    • When affected by Rain of Fel move at least 8-yards away from other players.
    • On Heroic, when fixated by Spear of Doom, kite it away from the group while avoiding existing Fel Wake pools.
  • Major Legion Forces, important adds with special abilities, grant 20 energy when killed
    • Fel-Infused Destructor
      • Is immobile and continuously attacks the Essence of Eonar with Artillery Strike.
        • If no players are in melee range, Artillery Mode increases the firing rate.
    • Fel-Charged Obfuscator
      • Is immune to attacks while Cloaking nearby friendly units.
    • On Heroic, Fel-Powered Purifier
      • Is mobile and able to be tanked. 
      • Purification removes crowd control effects from nearby friendly units and makes them immune while they remain nearby.
      • Don't be in front of these to avoid the cleave effect from Swing.
  • Minor Legion Forces, minor adds that move towards Eonar down each lane, grant 7 energy when killed
    • Felguard - medium health and medium speed
    • Felhound - low health and fast speed
    • Fel Lord - high health and low speed
    • Volant Kerapteron - flies, must be targeted by ranged DPS
  • Lanes of Attack
    • There are three lanes the demons travel down. At times, two lanes will be active at once, so it becomes necessary to split the raid into two groups.
    • With in these two groups, you'll likely end up with two sub-groups. One that stays with the tank on Major Legion Forces, and another that follows the Minor Legion Forces.
  • Essence of Eonar
    • Whenever players kill an enemy, the Essence of Eonar gains energy. 20 energy per Major Legion Force, 7 energy per Minor Legion Force.
    • At 100 energy, Life Force deals damage to The Paraxis and kills all Legion forces currently active. 
      • On Heroic, this only kills Minor Legion Forces.
      • It takes 5 Life Force to destroy The Paraxis and win the encounter.

Mythic Raid Icon Mythic Differences

  • Legion adds can be affected by Fel Shielding.
  • The Paraxis
    • When Final Doom is being channeled, flower portals will open near Eonar so players can board The Paraxis.
      • Once aboard, the Paraxis Inquisitor must be killed.
        • Mind Blast deals heavy damage to a random player.
          • This can be interrupted.
        • Players affected by Pain take moderate damage over time.
          • This should be dispelled.
        • Wrack deals heavy damage to all nearby players.
          • This should be interrupted quickly.
        • If no players are within melee range, Torment is channeled.
          • This should be interrupted if it's cast.
      • Once the Paraxis Inquisitor is dead, four Focusing Crystals must be deactivated.
        • Deactivating a Crystal applies a corresponding debuff.
          • The blue Crystal applies Feedback - Arcane Singularity, causing the affected player to periodically interrupt all spell casts within 10-yards.
          • The green Crystal applies Feedback - Targeted, causing the affected player to always be targeted by The Paraxis' abilities.
          • The red Crystal applies Feedback - Burning Embers, causing affected player to periodically knock players within 8-yards into the air and deal light damage to them.
          • The yellow Crystal applies Feedback - Foul Steps, causing the affected player to take increasing damage over time while moving.
    • To leave the Paraxis, all crystals must be deactivated, then go to the balcony on the east side of the ship and use Surge of Life to fly back.


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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.

  • Use Major Cooldowns on
    • Nothing in particular, most of the damage on this fight is avoidable. If players in range of you are low, it's probably safe to use a cooldown.
  • Use Minor Cooldowns on
    • Rain of Fel
    • As-needed to keep players near you alive.
  • Pre-heal Before (mainly for heal over time classes)
    • Nothing in particular requires pre-healing.
  • Leytorrent Potion use
    • After arriving at a Legion Forces spawn location, ideally before the adds have begun to spawn.
  • Other things to watch for
    • Be sure each tank and each group of players always has a healer with them. The damage on this fight isn't particularly high, but it is persistent.

Debuffs to Track

Gear Recommendations

Below you'll find legendary and gear recommendations for healing Eonar the Life-Binder. Recommendations are mostly based on Mythic difficulty. Gear recommendations for classes other than Druids are largely based off the top items shown on WarcraftLogs. If your class Discord or other guide is recommending something else, let me know in a comment so I can make any necessary updates.

Restoration Druid

Legendary Items: Velen's Future Sight
Aman’Thul’s Wisdom and Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus both have frequent use as the second legendary.

Mistweaver Monk

Legendary Items: Velen's Future SightPrydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus
Doorway to Nowhere also has frequent use.

Holy Paladin

Legendary Items: Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus
Ilterendi, Crown Jewel of SilvermoonMaraad's Dying Breath, and Velen's Future Sight all have frequent use as the second legendary.

Discipline Priest

Legendary Items: Velen's Future SightPrydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus

Holy Priest

Legendary Items: Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus, Velen's Future Sight
X'anshi, Shroud of Archbishop Benedictus also has frequent use.

Restoration Shaman

Legendary Items: Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum OpusSoul of the Farseer
Velen's Future Sight also has frequent use.

DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Eonar the Life-Binder. 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 Eonar the Life-Binder

Videos

Heroic, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me and my guild defeating Eonar the Life-Binder on Heroic difficulty. There is no commentary, only game sounds.

[LGN] Eonar the Life-Binder, Heroic Antorus, Restoration Druid PoV (Game Sounds Only)

Mythic, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me and my guild defeating Eonar the Life-Binder on Mythic difficulty. There is no commentary, only game sounds.

[LGN] Eonar the Life-Binder, Mythic Antorus, Restoration Druid PoV (Game Sounds Only)


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February 06, 2018 (Kin'garoth) - Added mythic kill video and clarified some mythic information

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