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Brackenhide Hollow, Healer Guide

Updated 2 hours, 21 minutes ago for patch 10.0 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Brackenhide Hollow 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 Brackenhide Hollow, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Placeholder Dungeon Journal ModelHackclaw's War-Band

During this encounter, players will be fighting against all three gnolls at the same time.

  • Rira Hackclaw
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Cleave.
    • During Bladestorm:
      • Fixates on random players with Bladestorm.
      • Stay more than 8-yards away to avoid the moderate damage over time.
    • At 100% Energy, about every 45-seconds, calls for the war-band to perfom a series of attacks.
      • Rira: The tank should stand between Rira and the player targeted by Savage Charge to take the heavy damage.
      • Gashtooth: Dispel Decayed Senses (magic) to remove the incapacitating and greatly increased Physical damage taken effect.
      • Tricktotem: Summons a Hextrick Totem, which incapacitates a random player with Hextrick until the Totem is killed.
  • Gashtooth
    • Deals moderate damage and then moderate damage over time to all players with Gash Frenzy.
      • Affected players must be healed to at least 90% health to remove the damage over time effect.
  • Tricktotem
    • The tank will be dealing with Earth Bolt.
    • Interrupt or purge Greater Healing Rapids to prevent the healing over time.
    • When a member of the war-band reaches 30% health, increases all enemies Haste for the remainder of the encounter with Bloodlust.

Healer ModelMythic Differences

  • All bosses gain a stack of Predatory Instincts for every 10% health players are missing, greatly increasing Haste.
  • Gashtooth
Mythic+ Affix Notes
  • Each boss will spawn orbs.
  • High stacks are likely during Gash Frenzy.

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 ModelTreemouth

  • Don't stand in front to avoid Vine Whip.
  • During Grasping Vines:
    • All players are pulled towards Treemouth.
    • After 4-seconds, the closest player is Consumed, taking moderate damage over time until the Consuming damage absorption shield on Treemouth is depleted or 10-seconds has past.
  • Every 20-seconds, avoid the impact locations of Decay Spray, targeted near a random player.
    • This spawns four Decaying Slimes.
      • Decaying Slime
  • Dispel Infectious Spit (disease) as frequently as possible to remove the stacking damage over time and reduced movement speed effect.

Healer ModelMythic Differences

Mythic+ Affix Notes
  • Decaying Slimes can cause additional orbs to spawn.
  • High stacks are likely on Consumed players.
  • Several affixes can make managing which player is Consumed more difficult.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

  • Use cooldowns as-needed to heal the player affected by Consume.
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 ModelGutshot

  • The tank will be dealing with the extra damage and knock back effect from Gut Shot.
  • Increases damage dealt by and the cooldown rate of abilities for all enemies within 15-yards with Huntleader's Tactics.
  • At 100% Energy, about every 30-seconds, summons two Rotfang Hyenas with Call Hyenas.
    • Rotfang Hyena
      • Susceptible to most crowd control effects.
      • Fixates on the player affected by Smell Like Meat from Gutshot's Meat Toss.
        • When affected, guide the Hyenas over Ensnaring Traps to Stun them.
        • Soothe Feeding Frenzy to remove the greatly increased damage dealt effect.
      • Avoid the impact locations of Bounding Leap. Players hit are Stunned and take heavy damage.
  • Interrupt Master's Call to prevent Rotfang Hyenas from becomming immune to crowd control effects and gaining increased movement speed.
  • Avoid the locations of Ensnaring Traps. Triggering a trap Roots all players and enemies within 5-yards and causes them to take light damage over time with Ensnaring Trap.

Healer ModelMythic Differences

  • Rotfang Hyena
    • Upon reaching a player, Crippling Bite deals heavy damage, greatly reduces movement speed and healing received, and deals moderate damage over time.
  • Ensnaring Traps are no longer destroyed when triggered, and will rearm themselves.
Mythic+ Affix Notes
  • Rotfang Hyenas can cause additional orbs to spawn.
  • Several affixes can make avoid Rotfang Hyenas more difficult.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

  • Use external defensive cooldowns on any player affected by Crippling Bite.
  • Help crowd control Rotfang Hyenas whenever possible to prevent them from reaching players.
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 ModelDecatriarch Wratheye

  • The tank will be dealing with extra damage and the healing absorption effect from Decaystrike.
  • Don't stand in front when she turns to cast Choking Rotcloud. Players hit take heavy damage.
    • Avoid the resulting Choking Rotcloud that moves around the area. Players inside it are Silenced by Choking Rotcloud and gain stacks of Withering Rot.
  • Avoid the impact locations of Rotburst Totem. Players hit take heavy damage.
  • At 100% Energy, during Decaying StrengthWithering Rot is consumed from all players, causing the following events:
    • Avoid the impact locations of Withered Eruption targeted on each player.
      • The size of the impacts and the damage dealt increases for each stack of Withering Rot on the player.
    • Reduces players' damage dealt with Decaying Strength.
      • The potency of the damage reduction effect is increased for each stack of Withering Rot on the player.
    • Wratheye gains a stack of Decaying Strength for each stack of Withering Rot on players, increasing damage dealt.
      • One stack is lost each time Wratheye attacks.
  • Avoid the Decaying Fog that blocks in the encounter area. Players inside it are Silenced and take moderate damage over time.

Healer ModelMythic Differences

Mythic+ Affix Notes
  • Rotburst Totems can cause extra orbs to spawn.
  • Players will gain stacks quickly due to the persistent damage throughout the encounter.

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.




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Healer ModelTrash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Brackenhide Hollow. Brackenhide Hollow has a relatively open layout. Trash mobs are grouped based on their nearest boss.

Hackclaw's War-Band Area

  • Players must free nine Tuskarr from cages in the area to spawn the War-Band.
  • Bonebolt Hunter
    • The tank will be dealing with several abilities:
      • Extra light damage and light damage over time from Bone Bolt, and the increased damage taken from subsequent Bone Bolts.
      • Their primary ranged attack, Shoot.
    • Avoid the locations of Toxic Traps. Triggering a trap deals moderate damage and creates a Toxic Trap pool.
    • At 10% health, attempts to run away to aggro additional enemies.
    • Can be difficult to move due to their preference for casting spells.
  • Vicious Hyena
    • The tank will be dealing with extra light damage and the reduced healing received effect from Infected Bite.
  • Bonecrusher
    • Targets random players with Bloody Bite, dealing moderate damage and then light damage over time until the affected player is healed above 90% health.
    • Deals moderate damage to and reduces movement speed of random players with Crushing Smash.
  • Trickclaw Mystic
    • Interrupt Focus Earth or purge Focus Earth to prevent the increased magic damage dealt effect.
    • While within 10-yards of a Rotchanting Totem from a Decay Speaker: Interrupt Witherbolt or dispel Withering (disease) to prevent the stacking light damage over time, reduced Haste, and reduced movemement speed effect.
    • When possible, interrupt Earth Bolt to prevent the light damage dealt to the tank.
    • At 10% health, attempts to run away to aggro additional enemies.
    • Soothe immediately.
  • Bracken Warscourge
    • Stun to interrupt Hideous Cackle to prevent all players being Feared.
    • Stay more than 5-yards away to avoid Ragestorm.
    • Targets random players with Bloody Bite, dealing moderate damage and then light damage over time until the affected player is healed above 90% health.
  • Claw Fighter
    • Fixates on random players with Vicious Clawmangle, dealing light damage over time.
    • Targets random players with Bloody Bite, dealing moderate damage and then light damage over time until the affected player is healed above 90% health.
    • Soothe immediately.
  • Decay Speaker
    • Interrupt Decay Surge to prevent the light damage dealt to the tank.
    • Avoid the impact locations of Withering Burst. Players hit take heavy damage and gain a stack of Withering (dispel, disease), which deals moderate to moderate damage over time and reduces movement speed.
    • Summons Rotchanting Totems which empower the following enemies within 10-yards: Trickclaw Mystic.
    • Soothe immediately.

Treemouth's Area

  • Avoid the water in this area, being it deals light damage over time with Rotting Creek.
  • Brackenhide Shaper
    • The tank will be dealing with extra light damage from Touch of Decay.
    • Stun to interrupt Summon Lashers to prevent additional Infected Lashers from being summoned.
      • Infected Lasher
        • Deals light to moderate stacking damaging over time to random players with Bleeding.
    • Stun to interrupt Summon Slime to prevent additional Decaying Slimes from being summoned.
      • Decaying Slime
        • Upon death, stay more than 5-yards away to avoid Burst and the slime pool left behind.
    • Should be killed first or otherwise prevented from gaining excessive stacks.
  • Felid Rotsinger
    • Interrupt or avoid the impact location of Burst of Decay. Players hit take moderate damage.
    • Stun to interrupt Summon Totem to prevent a Decay Totem from being summoned.
      • Decay Totem 
        • Stay more than 10-yards away to avoid gaining stacks of Withering (dispel, disease).
  • Wild Lasher
    • The tank will be dealing with stacking light to moderate damage over time from Bleeding.
  • Decayed Elder
    • Interrupt or dispel Decaying Roots (magic) to prevent the light damage over time, Root, and reduced Haste effect on a random player.
    • Summons two Infected Lashers with Summon Lashers.
      • Infected Lasher
        • Deals light to moderate stacking damaging over time to random players with Bleeding.
    • Should be killed first or otherwise prevented from gaining excessive stacks.
    • Soothe immediately.
  • Wilted Oak
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Necrotic Breath (dispel, disease).
    • Stay more than 10-yards away to avoid the Stun effect and moderate damage from Stomp.
    • Summons two Infected Lashers with Summon Lashers.
      • Infected Lasher
        • Deals light to moderate stacking damaging over time to random players with Bleeding.
    • Should be killed first or otherwise prevented from gaining excessive stacks.
    • Soothe immediately.

Gutshot's Area

  • This area includes Bonebolt Hunters, and Vicious Hyenas, detailed above.
  • Avoid the Teeth Traps in this area. Triggering one deals moderate damage and Roots the player in place.
  • Stinkbreath
  • Rotbow Stalker
    • The tank will be dealing with their primary ranged attack, Shoot.
    • Stun to interrupt Bone Bolt Volley to prevent Bone Bolt from being applied to all players, which deals light damage over time and increases the damage taken from subsequent Bone Bolts.
    • Targets random players with Scented Meat, dealing light damage over time and forcing all Vicious Hyenas, Meatstalker Vultures, Gutchewer Bears, and other beasts to attack the affected player.
    • Can be difficult to move due to their preference for casting spells.
  • Gutstabber
    • Can be Stealthed.
    • Dispel Withering Poison (poison) to remove the light damage over time and reduced Haste effect.
    • Targets random players with Bloody Bite, dealing moderate damage and then light damage over time until the affected player is healed above 90% health.
  • Meatstalker Vulture
    • Interrupt Screech to prevent the light damage dealt to and Silence effect on all players.
  • Gutchewer Bear
    • Stun to interrupt Maul to prevent the moderate damage dealt to the tank.

Decatriarch Wratheye's Area

  • This area includes Fetid Rotsingers, and Bracken Warscourges, detailed above.
  • Vile Rothexer
    • Dispel Withering Contagion (disease) to remove the light damage over time and reduced damage dealt effect.
      • If no dispel is available, when affected, stay more than 5-yards away from other players to avoid spreading the effect.
    • Deals moderate damage to all players and consumes all  Withering Contagions (dispel, disease) with Siphon Decay.
    • Should be killed first or otherwise prevented from gaining excessive stacks.
    • Soothe immediately.
  • Disease Slasher
    • The tank will be dealing with extra light damage and the healing absorption effect from Decay Claws.
    • Targets random players with Bloody Bite, dealing moderate damage and then light damage over time until the affected player is healed above 90% health.
  • Witherling
    • Targets random players with Bloody Bite, dealing moderate damage and then light damage over time until the affected player is healed above 90% health.
  • Wither Biter
    • Targets random players with Bloody Bite, dealing moderate damage and then light damage over time until the affected player is healed above 90% health.
  • Filth Caller
    • Interrupt Decay Surge to prevent the light damage dealt to a random player.
    • Avoid the locations of Rotting Surge patches.

Healer ModelTrash Debuffs to Track

Healer ModelTrash Mythic+ Notes

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

Hackclaw's War-Band Area

  • No general notes, check specific enemies above.

Treemouth's Area

  • Enemy density in this area can cause excessive stacks if not careful.
  • Enemy density in this area can cause large numbers of orbs to be active at once.

Gutshot's Area

  • Enemy density in this area can cause excessive stacks if not careful.
  • Excessive, random, unavoidable damage in this area can cause players to gain high stacks.

Decatriarch Wratheye's Area

  • Excessive, random, unavoidable damage in this area can cause players to gain high stacks.

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 01, 2022 - 3:34 pm (Healer) - Added Stinkbreath to trash mobs.