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Anub'Rekhan, Healer Guide

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago for patch 1.13.6 and Season of Mastery by Preston. View the change log.

Anub'Rekhan Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Anub'Rekhan in Naxxramas. 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, logs information, and Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

General Mechanics and Abilities

  • Accompanied by two Crypt Guards.
    • Crypt Guard
      • Susceptible to stuns.
      • The tanks will be dealing with stacks of Acid Spit.
      • Don't stand in front to avoid Cleave.
      • Stay more than 10-yards away to avoid the root effect from Web.
      • At 50% health, soothe (8269) to remove the increased attack speed and physical damage dealt effect.
  • Don't stand in front when it turns to cast Impale. Players hit will be knocked in the air and take fall damage.
  • During Locust Swarm, stay at least 30-yards away from the boss to avoid the stacking damage over time and pacification effect from Locust Swarm.
    • This spawns a new Crypt Guard, which functions the same as noted above.
  • Summons 5-10 Corpse Scarabs from Crypt Guards and players when they die.

Season of Mastery Differences

  • Currently, I'm not aware of any mechanical differences.
  • There are new quests offered by Archmage Tarsis Kir-Moldir just inside Naxxramas, and it was suggested that these could lead to surprises that "have a significant impact" inside and outside Naxxramas.

Resistance Levels

  • All players should use as much Nature Resistance as possible without sacrificing other stats.

Healing Notes

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.

  • Be prepared to heal the tank through stacks of Locust Swarm.

Debuffs to Track


Healer DBM Settings for Anub'rekhan Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Anub'rekhan


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

August 05, 2022 - 8:08 pm (Healer) - Reviewed for Season of Mastery. Some minor clarifications and spell ID corrections were made.

August 05, 2022 - 8:08 pm (Healer) - Reviewed for Season of Mastery. Some minor clarifications and spell ID corrections were made.