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Patchwerk, Healer Guide

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago for patch 1.13.6 and Season of Mastery by Preston. View the change log.

Patchwerk Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Patchwerk 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 Hateful Strike.
    • This does not hit the current top threat target. The top threat tank will be dealing only with auto attack damage.
    • It instead hits the second, third, or fourth highest threat target that has the highest current hit points and is in melee range.
    • If a melee DPS has more threat than a tank, they can step into the slime river to lower their health and help ensure they're less likely to be a target.
  • At 5% health, Enrages, increasing physical damage dealt and attack speed.
  • After 7-minutes, goes Berserk, greatly increasing physical damage dealt and attack speed, and rapidly fires Slime Bolts at all players.

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.

  • All off-tanks must be kept at full health in order to remain primary targets for Hateful Strike.
    • Additionally, melee DPS can be kept at lower health in order to further decrease their chances of being targeted.

Debuffs to Track

  • There are no particular debuffs to track.

Addons

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Healer DBM Settings for Patchwerk

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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.