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Gluth, Healer Guide

Updated 5 months, 4 weeks ago for patch 1.13.6 and Season of Mastery by Preston. View the change log.

Gluth Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Gluth 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

  • The tanks will be dealing with stacks of Mortal Wound, reducing healing received.
  • Stay more than 20-yards away to avoid Terrifying Roar.
  • Soothe Frenzy to remove the increased attack speed and damage dealt effect. This occurs every 10-seconds.
  • Zombie Chow spawns from one of the three grates in the room every 10-seconds.
    • Zombie Chow
      • Susceptible to most forms of crowd control, including stuns, slows, and knock backs.
      • Apply a stack of Infected Wound with each melee attack, increasing physical damage taken.
      • Must be kept more than 10-yards away from Gluth to prevent the healing from Zombie Chow Search.
  • Every 100-seconds, Decimate reduces the health of all players and Zombie Chow to 5%. It also forces all Zombie Chow to move towards Gluth.
    • This is the ideal time to kill all Zombie Chows.
  • After three Decimates, about 5-minutes, Enrages, gaining increased attack speed and physical damage dealt.

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

  • Players generally won't make use of any additional resistances on this encounter.

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 quickly heal the tank after Decimate.
  • Depending on your group's strategy, and if mana and healing permits, help crowd control Zombie Chow.

Debuffs to Track


Healer DBM Settings for Gluth Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Gluth


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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.