Skorpyron, Healer Guide

Patch 7.2 Updated
March 24, 2017

Skorpyron Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Skorpyron in The Nighthold. 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

  • This fight takes place in a Scorpid Spawning Ground, venturing too close to the Scorpids will cause them to join the fight. Skorpyron will periodically use Call of the Scorpid to force Scorpids to join.
    • Crystalline Scoprid use Energy Surge on random group members, causing a small amount of damage and applying a damage over time effect.
    • Volatile Scorpid use Scorpid Swarm, buffing all other active Scorpids.
    • Boon of the Scorpid will buff the Scorpids as the fight goes on.
    • Shrouded prevents the Scorpids from taking area of effect damage until they enter combat. This is mostly to prevent incidental damage from damaging the Scorpids until they're active.
  • Skorpyron will use Chitinous Exoskeleton, reducing damage taken and setting up the means to deal with other abilities.
    • Breaking the Exoskeleton completely causes Exoskeletal Vulnerability.
    • As the Exoskeleton is broken, Crystalline Fragments are thrown at the location of random players, dealing moderate damage to the entire group.
    • When the Exoskeleton is regrown, Skorpyron is affected by Infused Exoskeleton instead.
      • This acts as a soft-enrage mechanic as the damage could potentially become overwhelming if the boss isn't killed fast enough.
  • When Shockwave is used, stand behind a Broken Shard so you break line of sight on Skorpyron.
  • Don't stand infront of Skorpyron to avoid damage from Arcanoslash.
  • Avoid Focused Blast when Skorpyron turns in a random direction to cast it.
    • Being hit will cause high damage and a stun, being hit subsequent times will cause higher damage and a longer stun.

Mythic Differences

  • The Scordpid Spawning Grounds contain a new Scorpid.
    • Acidmaw Scorpids spew out random puddles of poison, and leave one behind when they die. Avoid standing in these.
  • Skorpyron will now be affected by Chromatic Exoskeleton. This changes the effects of the Crystalline Fragments depending on the color.

Healing Strategy

Healing this fight is relatively simple and shouldn't require any well-timed use of cooldowns to survive a mechanic if everything is handled properly.

  • As Chitinous Exoskeleton is broken, be aware of the moderate damage being done to the group as the Broken Shard land.
    • On Mythic, be prepared to use a group-healing cooldown to survive the extra damage from Acidic Fragments.
  • Be aware of the increased damage on the tanks when Scorpid adds are present

Debuffs to Track

  • (Optional) Focused Blast can be tracked so you know who is stunned.

DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Skorpyron. 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 Skorpyron

Videos

Heroic, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me and my guild defeating Skorpyron on Heroic difficulty. There is no commentary, only game sounds.

[LGN] Skorpyron, Heroic Nighthold, Restoration Druid PoV (Game Sounds Only) 

Mythic, Restoration Druid PoV

Below is a video of me and my guild defeating Skorpyron on Heroic difficulty. There is no commentary, only game sounds.

[LGN] Skorpyron, Mythic Nighthold, Restoration Druid PoV (Game Sounds Only) 


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Changelog

March 24, 2017 - Guides reviewed for patch 7.2, no major updates made.

March 13, 2017 - Added Mythic kill video to Krosus healer guide.

March 6, 2017 - Did a full review of all healer guides. No major changes were made, mostly just wording clarifications.

February 14, 2017 - Made final update to Trilliax healer guide and added mythic kill video.

February 12, 2017 - Made final updates to the Chronomatic Anomaly healer guide and added the mythic kill video.

February 11, 2017 - Added mythic information to Skorpyron and Chronomatic Anomaly DPS guides.

February 7, 2017 - Made final updates to Skorpyron healer guide and added mythic kill video.

February 6, 2017 - Added Heroic videos to Elisande and Gul'dan healer guides.

February, 5, 2017 - Added Heroic Skorpyron video to healer guide.

January 26, 2017 - Updated the healer guide for Etraeus and added a heroic video.




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