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Hakkar the Soulflayer, Healer Guide

Updated 3 years, 1 month ago for patch 1.13.6 and Season of Mastery by Preston. View the change log.

Hakkar the Soulflayer Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Hakkar the Soulflayer in Zul'Gurub. 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

  • For each Priest or Priestess boss not killed, Hakkar gains additional effects and health.
    • Jeklik grants Aspect of Jeklik, which deals moderate damage to all players and silences them for 5-seconds.
    • Venoxis grants Aspect of Venoxis, which causes Corrupted Blood to also deal light poison damage over time.
    • Mar'li grants Aspect of Mar'li, which causes the tank to be periodically stunned for 6-seconds.
    • Thekal grants Aspect of Thekal, which permanently increases Hakkar's attack speed.
    • Arlokk grants Aspect of Arlokk, which causes the tank to be periodically Gougeed and have their threat reset.
  • The tanks will be dealing with Cause Insanity, which causes the current tank to become mind controlled but does not reset threat once the mind control is over.
  • Targets random players with Corrupted Blood, which rapidly spreads to all other players within 10-yards, dealing light damage over time.
  • Blood Siphon deals light damage over time to all players and heals Hakkar.
    • To counter this, a Son of Hakkar from the nearby walkways should be killed.
    • Players with the Poisonous Blood debuff will instead damage Hakkar during Blood Siphon.

Season of Mastery Differences

  • Currently, I'm not aware of any differences.

Resistance Levels

  • All players should have as much Nature and Shadow 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.

Debuffs to Track


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Healer DBM Settings for Hakkar the Soulflayer


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

March 01, 2022 - 7:31 pm (Jin'do the Hexxer) - Added missing spells for the Healing Totem and Brain Wash Totem.

March 01, 2022 - 7:12 pm (Edge of Madness) - Added Season of Mastery differences.

March 01, 2022 - 3:39 pm (High Priestess Jeklik) - Added Throw Liquid Fire spell name and ID.

April 11, 2020 - 7:35 pm (High Priest Thekal) - Added missing spells.

April 11, 2020 - 7:33 pm (Edge of Madness) - Added missing spells.

April 11, 2020 - 7:27 pm (High Priest Venoxis) - Added missing spells.