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Battleguard Sartura, Healer Guide

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

Battleguard Sartura Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Battleguard Sartura in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj. 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

  • Sartura enters a hard enrage after 10-minutes have passed, killing all players quickly.
  • Accompanied by three Sartura's Royal Guard.
    • Sartura's Royal Guard
      • Susceptible to stuns while not Whirlwinding.
      • Use the same abilities as Sartura.
  • The tanks will be dealing with Knockback, which temporarily reduces threat.
  • Stay at least 10-yards away to avoid Whirlwind.
  • Don't stand in front of the boss to avoid Sundering Cleave.
  • At 20% health, becomes (8269) d, gaining increased attack speed and physical damage dealt.

Season of Mastery Differences

  • After killing The Prophet Skeram, players can interact with the Prophecy of Chaos at the back of the hallway leading deeper into Ahn'Quiraj.
    • The Prophecy of Chaos allows players to increase the difficulty of all bosses by causing different lesser enemies to spawn during encounters. Higher difficulty levels are unlocked with higher reputation and award additional loot.
      • Glyph of Madness (Friendly) causes Claw Tentacles to spawn.
        • Claw Tentacle
      • Glyph of Darkness (Honored) causes Eye Tentacles to spawn.
        • Eye Tentacle
          • Interrupt Mind Flay to prevent the light damage over time dealt to a random player.
      • Glyph of Chaos (Revered) causes Giant Claw Tentacles to spawn.
        • Giant Claw Tentacle
          • Avoid the impact location of Ground Rupture.
          • The tanks will be dealing with Thrash, taking a burst of moderate damage.
          • If no players are in melee range, it will submerge and reemerge under another player.
      • Glyph of the Void (Exalted) causes Eye of C'Thun to spawn.
        • Eye of C'Thun
          • Stay at least 10-yards away from other players to avoid chaining the damage from Eye Beam.

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.

  • Due to Knockback, non-tank players may end up taking excessive damage, especially early on while the Royal Guards are still alive.
    • This can also cause Whirlwind to happen in less than ideal areas, dealing damage to players as they move away.
  • Tanks will need significant healing when Sartura (8269) s.

Debuffs to Track

  • There are not particular debuffs to track.


Healer DBM Settings for Battleguard Sartura Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Battleguard Sartura


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

April 04, 2022 - 3:34 pm (C'Thun) - Corrected Mind Flay spell ID.

April 04, 2022 - 3:32 pm (Ouro) - Added Season of Mastery information.

April 04, 2022 - 3:29 pm (Twin Emperors) - Added Season of Mastery information, added Virulent Poison as a poison dispel.

April 04, 2022 - 3:23 pm (Princess Huhuran) - Added Season of Mastery information, corrected Wyvern Sting spell ID.

April 04, 2022 - 3:19 pm (Viscidus) - Added Season of Mastery information, corrected Toxin cloud spell.

April 04, 2022 - 3:13 pm (Fankriss the Unyielding) - Added Season of Mastery information, and additional Entangle spell IDs.

April 04, 2022 - 3:11 pm (Battleguard Sartura) - Added Season of Mastery information.

April 04, 2022 - 3:07 pm (Silithid Royalty) - Added Season of Mastery information.

March 29, 2022 - 1:55 pm (The Prophet Skeram) - Added Season of Mastery differences.

July 26, 2020 - 3:43 pm (C'Thun) - Reviewed before release, no updates needed.