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Instructor Razuvious, Healer Guide

Updated 9 months, 4 weeks ago for patch 1.13.6 and Season of Mastery by Preston. View the change log.

Instructor Razuvious Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Instructor Razuvious 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 four Deathknight Understudies.
    • Deathknight Understudy
      • Must be Mind Controlled by a Priest to tank Instructor Razuvious.
        • Taunt forces the targeted enemy to attack the Understudy.
        • Bone Barrier reduces damage taken by the Understudy.
      • When Mind Control breaks, Mind Exhaustion makes the affected Understudy immune to Mind Control for 1-minute.
      • When Instructor Razuvious dies, Hopeless greatly increases damage taken.
  • The tanks (Understudies) will be dealing with Unbalancing Strike, reducing Defense.
  • Break line of sight to avoid the mana drain effect from Disrupting Shout.

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 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.

  • Your main focus will be healing the Deathknight Understudy currently tanking Razuvious.

Debuffs to Track

  • There are no particular debuffs to track.


Healer DBM Settings for Instructor Razuvious Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Instructor Razuvious


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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.