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Algeth'ar Academy, Healer Guide

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago for patch 10.0 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Algeth'ar Academy dungeon in Dragonflight. 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 as well as Dungeon Journal and combat log information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.



Healer ModelBosses

Below are guides for the bosses in Algeth'ar Academyn, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Placeholder Dungeon Journal ModelVexamus

  • Don't stand in front to avoid Arcane Expulsion.
  • When affected by Mana Bomb, move as far away from other players as possible to drop the resulting Corrupted Mana pool.
  • Every 25-seconds, avoid the impact locations of Arcane Orbs.
    • Each impact spawns an Arcane Orb that moves towards Vexamus.
    • Players should walk into the Orbs to absorb them to prevent them from reaching Vexamus. Doing so deals moderate damage to the player.
    • If an Orb reaches Vexamus, it gains 20 Energy and deals moderate damage to all players.
  • At 100% Energy, about every 40-seconds if no Arcane Orbs add extra Energy, during Arcane Fissure:
    • All players are knocked back.
    • Avoid the three impact locations targeted at every player's location.

Healer ModelMythic Differences

  • Dispel Oversurge (magic) to remove the greatly increased damage taken from absorbing Arcane Orbs.
    • If no dispel is available, avoid absorbing Arcane Orbs while the effect persists.
Mythic+ Affix Notes
  • High stacks are likely due to the persistent damage throughout the encouter.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
Healer ModelAddons

Dragonflight Dungeon DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Dragonflight header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (Dragonflight) heading, click on the Load AddOn button in the right-hand panel if necessary, click on the Import Profile button, paste the code into the box and click Import. Note that importing this code will replace all of your current settings for all Dragonflight Dungeons.




Placeholder Dungeon Journal ModelOvergrown Ancient

To begin the encounter, the three Vile Lashers nearby must be killed to remove Dormant from the Overgrown Ancient.

  • The tank will be dealing with Barkbreaker, greatly increasing Physical damage taken.
  • Every 25-seconds, avoid the four successive impact locations of Germinate, targeted at each player's location. Each impact leaves behind a Hungry Lasher.
    • Hungry Lasher
      • Initially incapacitated by Dormant Lasher.
      • Awakened by Burst Forth, detailed below.
      • The tank will be dealing with light melee damage once awakened.
  • At 100% Energy, about every 50-seconds, or after two Germinates have been cast, Burst Forth:
    • Deals moderate to heavy damage to all players, increased by each Hungry Lasher alive.
    • Awakens all Hungry Lashers, causing them to attack players.
  • Every 50-seconds, inbetween Burst Forth, avoid the impact location of Branch Out.
    • This spawns an Ancient Branch at the impact location.

Healer ModelMythic Differences

  • Hungry Lasher
    • Dispel Lasher Toxin (poison) as frequently as possible to remove the stacking light damage over time effect.
  • Branch Out applies a stack of Splinterbark to all players, dealing light to moderate damage over time.
    • Ancient Branch
      • Upon death, Abundance heals all players and enemies within 8-yards and removes all Splinterbark stacks.
Mythic+ Affix Notes
  •  Ancient Branches can cause additional orbs to spawn.
  • High stacks are likely on players affected by Splinterbark.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
Healer ModelAddons

Dragonflight Dungeon DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Dragonflight header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (Dragonflight) heading, click on the Load AddOn button in the right-hand panel if necessary, click on the Import Profile button, paste the code into the box and click Import. Note that importing this code will replace all of your current settings for all Dragonflight Dungeons.




Placeholder Dungeon Journal ModelCrawth

  • The tank will be dealing with extra heavy damage and moderate damage over time from Savage Peck.
  • Don't stand in front when she turns to cast Overpowering Gust.
  • During Deafening Screech, stop casting to avoid the interrupt effect and stay more than 4-yards away from other players to avoid chaining the moderate damage dealt.
  • About every 50-seconds, Play Ball! activates the Goal of the Searing Blaze and Goal of the Rushing Winds circles on opposite sides of the platform.
    • Gold colored balls spawn at the edges of the platform.
    • Players can run over a ball to gain Holding Ball.
    • While inside a Goal circle, use the Throw Ball Extra Action Button to Score!
    • If three points are scored in the Goal of the Searing Blaze:
      • Avoid the impact locations of Firestorm. Players hit take light damage and are Stunned.
      • Stuns Crawth with Firestorm, greatly increasing damage taken while then effect persists.
    • If three points are scored in the Goal of the Rushing Winds:
      • Run against the push effect from the wind to avoid being pushed off the edge of the platform.
      • Several blue-tinted Gale Force motes are scattered around the edge of the platform. Running over a mote greatly increases Haste and movement speed, and grants immunity to the push effect from the winds.
      • Avoid the Roving Cyclones that move around the platform. Players hit take moderate damage and are knocked back.

Healer ModelMythic Differences

Mythic+ Affix Notes
  • High stacks are likely on the tank due to Savage Peck.
  • Several affixes can make navigating the encounter's mechanics even more difficult..

Healer ModelHealing Notes

Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
Healer ModelAddons

Dragonflight Dungeon DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Dragonflight header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (Dragonflight) heading, click on the Load AddOn button in the right-hand panel if necessary, click on the Import Profile button, paste the code into the box and click Import. Note that importing this code will replace all of your current settings for all Dragonflight Dungeons.




Placeholder Dungeon Journal ModelEcho of Doragosa

  • Players gain a stack of Overwhelming Power when hit by abilities on this encounter, increasing damage dealt.
    • At three stacks, avoid the large Arcane Rift patch left at the player's location and the Uncontrolled Energy orbs that frequently shoot out of it in a straight line.
  • The tank will be dealing with extra moderate damage from Arcane Missiles.
  • Don't stand in front when she turns to cast Astral Breath.
  • When affected by Energy Bomb (dispel, magic), move more than 8-yards away from other players to avoid chaining the damage dealt when the effect expires or is dispelled.
  • During Power Vacuum, stay more than 20-yards away after being pulled into melee range.

Healer ModelMythic Differences

  • There are no differences on mythic.
Mythic+ Affix Notes
  • Several affixes can make avoiding abilities even more difficult as the encounter goes on.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

  • Be sure not to dispel Energy Bomb (dispel, magic) until the affected player is away from other players.
  • Use cooldowns as-needed. Most damage is avoidable, but it gets more difficult to avoid the longer the encounter goes on.
Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
Healer ModelAddons

Dragonflight Dungeon DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Dragonflight header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (Dragonflight) heading, click on the Load AddOn button in the right-hand panel if necessary, click on the Import Profile button, paste the code into the box and click Import. Note that importing this code will replace all of your current settings for all Dragonflight Dungeons.




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Healer ModelTrash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Algeth'ar Academy. Algeth'ar Academy has a relatively open layout. Trash mobs are grouped by the boss they're near.

Entrance Area

Overgrown Ancient's Area

  • Aggravated Skitterfly
    • Interrupt or soothe Agitation to prevent the increased Physical damage dealt effect.
    • Deals moderate damage to random players with Darting Sting.
    • Should be killed first or otherwise prevented from gaining excessive stacks.
    • Soothe immediately.
  • Vile Lasher
    • Avoid the impact location of Seed Detonation. Players hit take moderate damage and are Disoriented.
    • Should be killed first or otherwise prevented from gaining excessive stacks.
  • Hungry Lasher
    • The tank will be dealing with light melee damage.

Vexamus' Area

  • Corrupted Manafiend
    • Interrupt Mana Void, or when affected stay more than 4-yards away from other players to avoid chaining the damage dealt and mana drain effect.
    • When possible, interrupt Surge to prevent the light damage dealt to random players.
    • Soothe immediately.
  • Spellbound Battleaxe
    • The tank will be dealing with extra moderate damage and light damage over time from Severing Slash.
  • Arcane Forager
    • Deals moderate damage to random players with Vicious Lunge.
    • Should be killed first or otherwise prevented from gaining excessive stacks.
    • Soothe immediately.
  • Arcane Ravager
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Riftbreath.
    • When targeted by Vicious Ambush, stay more than 6-yards away from other players to avoid chaining the damage dealt and knock back effect.
    • Should be killed first or otherwise prevented from gaining excessive stacks.
    • Soothe immediately.
  • Spellbound Scepter
  • Unruly Textbook
    • Interrupt or dispel Monotonous Lecture (magic) to prevent the Sleep effect on a random player.

Crawth's Area

  • Guardian Sentry
    • The tank will be dealing with extra moderate damage from Storm Slash.
    • Stay more than 30-yards away during Expel Intruders to avoid being knocked off the platform.
      • You can also position yourself to be knocked into a pillar, but players hit still take heavy damage.
    • Avoid the locations of Deadly Winds. Players hit take moderate damage and are Stunned.
    • Soothe immediately.
  • Most of this area will be figthing against waves of birds. Avoid the impact locations of Dive Bomb as they land.
  • Territorial Eagle
    • The tank will be dealing with extra moderate damage and light damage over time from Peck.
    • Applies a stack when killed.
  • Alpha Eagle
    • Don't stand in front when it turns to cast Gust.
    • Interrupt or soothe Call of the Flock to prevent the increased Attack Speed effect.
    • Should be killed first or otherwise prevented from gaining excessive stacks.

Echo of Doragosa's Area

  • Algeth'ar Echoknight
  • Spectral Invoker
    • Interrupt Arcane Missiles to prevent the light damage dealt to a random player.
    • When affected by Astral Bomb, stay more than 6-yards away from other players to avoid chaining the damage dealt.
  • Ethereal Restorer
    • Purge Celestial Shield to remove the damage absorption and increased Haste effect.

Healer ModelTrash Debuffs to Track

Healer ModelTrash Mythic+ Notes

Below are general Mythic+ notes for trash in Algeth'ar Academy that don't necessarily pertain to specific enemies. Notes for specific enemies can be found in their sections above.

Overgrown Ancient's Area

  • Enemy density in this area can cause excessive stacks if not careful.

Vexamus' Area

  • No general notes, check specific enemies above.

Crawth's Area

  • No general notes, check specific enemies above.

Echo of Doragosa's Area

  • No general notes, check specific enemies above.

Healer ModelTrash Addons

Dragonflight Dungeon DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Dragonflight header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (Dragonflight) heading, click on the Load AddOn button in the right-hand panel if necessary, click on the Import Profile button, paste the code into the box and click Import. Note that importing this code will replace all of your current settings for all Dragonflight Dungeons.




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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

December 17, 2022 - 4:22 pm (Healer) - Added Unruly Textbook to trash mobs.