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Kil'jaeden, Healer Guide

Patch 7.2.5 Updated
June 27, 2017

Kil'jaeden Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Kil'jaeden in the Tomb of Sargeras. 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 is a three stage fight with two intermissions during which you fight Kil'jaeden and the full might of the Legion.

Stage One - the betrayer
  • The tanks will be dealing with Felclaws.
    • On Heroic, this ability deals additional damage in a cone in front of Kil'jaeden.
  • Avoid the impact location of Rupturing Singularity.
  • Kil'jaeden will periodically call down an armageddon.
    • At least one player must soak the impact locations of Armageddon Rain.
      • Soaking a meteor deals heavy damage upon impact and moderate damage over time. 
      • If a meteor doesn't hit a player, it triggers Armageddon Blast, dealing fatal damage to the entire group.
    • The tanks must soak the impact locations of Armageddon Hail.
      • Soaking a meteor deals fatal damage, and will require a strong mitigation cooldown, followed by moderate damage over time.
      • If a meteor doesn't hit a player, it triggers Armageddon Blast, dealing fatal damage to the entire group.
  • On Heroic, Kil'jaeden will create shadowy copies of players.
Intermission One - eternal flame
Stage Two - reflected souls
Intermission Two - deceiver's veil
  • Deceiver's Veil reduces visibility and spell range to 8-yards.
  • Shadowsoul adds need to be killed to remove the Deceiver's Veil.
  • Illidan Stormrage will periodically land on the platform.
    • Players standing near him are granted Illidan's Sightless Gaze, giving them 40-yard visibility and spell range while dealing light damage over time.
Stage Three - darkness of a thousand souls
  • Bursting Dreadflame and Focused Dreadflame continue during this Stage.
  • Tanks will also still be dealing with Felclaws.
  • Avoid the Rifts created by Tear Rift unless you're using them to deal with other mechanics explained below.
    • Players standing near a Rift are affected by Gravity Squeeze, dealing increasing damage over time.
  • When Darkness of a Thousand Souls is cast, stand near a Rift as often as possible to mitigate the damage taken.
    • Based on the tooltip, it seems like you'll also need to be near a Rift to avoid the initial burst of damage.
  • Avoid the fire bursts from Demonic Obelisk.
  • On Heroic, Flaming Orb creates a Flaming Orb that follows the closest player.
    • If targeted, run away from the Orb for as long as possible, taking it to an area of the room away from other players.
    • Once the Orb hits a player, it triggers Flaming Detonation, dealing fatal damage to other players within 10-yards and creating a fire patch.
      • The size of the fire patch is reduced based on how long the Orb was kited.
      • Touching a fire patch applies Burning, dealing heavy damage over time.


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Mythic Differences

Stage One - the betrayer
Stage Two - reflected souls
  • Kil'jaeden will create shadowy copies of players.

Healing Strategy

Stage One - the betrayer

Intermission One - eternal flame

  • Players targeted by Bursting Dreadflame will take heavy damage, along with any other players within 15-yards.
  • Players soaking Focused Dreadflame will need light to moderate healing, depending on how many other players are soaking.
  • Players soaking Armageddon Rain and Armageddon Hail will need heavy healing and then moderate healing over time.

Stage Two - reflected souls

  • Players targeted by Bursting Dreadflame will take heavy damage, along with any other players within 15-yards.
  • Players soaking Armageddon Rain and Armageddon Hail will need heavy healing and then moderate healing over time.
  • Erupting Dreadflame deals moderate damage to the entire group.
  • On Mythic, Hopeless Reflections need to be healing quickly.

Intermission Two - deceiver's veil

Stage Three - darkness of a thousand souls

Debuffs to Track

DBM Settings

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

Settings will be added the week Tomb of Sargeras is released.


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