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Dathea, Ascended, Healer Guide

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago for patch 10.1 by Preston. View the change log.

Dathea, Ascended Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Dathea, Ascended in Vault of the Incarnates 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 with the encounter, combat log information, and Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

Dathea, Ascended ModelGeneral Mechanics and Abilities

Dathea, Ascended ModelNormal and Heroic

  • The tanks will be dealing with several abilities:
    • Extra moderate damage and the knock back effect from Zephyr Slam, and stacks that increase damage taken and the potency of the knock back effect.
    • If not in melee range, extra moderate damage from Aerial Buffet.
  • When affected by Conductive Mark, stay more than 4-yards away from other players to avoid chaining the effect.
  • Avoid the impact locations of Raging Bursts and the Raging Tempest tornadoes left behind. Players hit take moderate damage and are knocked into the air.
    • Every 45-seconds, during Crosswinds, avoid the path of Raging Tempest tornadoes, indicated by an arrow and an impact location.
    • Raging Winds deals light damage over time to all players for the rest of the encounter.
  • Every 80-seconds, during Cyclone, run against the pull effect to avoid being pulled into Dathea. Players that reach her are knocked into the air and take high fall damage. All players take light damage over time.
  • At 100% Energy (about every 80-seconds, inbetween Cyclones), during Coalescing Storm:
    • Spawns two Volatile Infusers.
      • Volatile Infuser
        • The tanks will be dealing with extra light damage from Aerial Slash.
        • Interrupt Diverted Essence to prevent a stack of Diverted Essence being applied to Dathea, increasing damage dealt.
        • Avoid the impact locations of Unstable Gusts. Players hit take light damage.
        • Upon death, Blowback deals moderate damage to all players and knocks them back a large distance. Position so players aren't knocked off the platform.
    • On Heroic, one Volatile Infuser spawns on the main platform, and the other one on a nearby platform.
      • Some players (usually about half of the group) must use the Blowback knock back from the first Volatile Infuser to reach the platform the second one is on, then use the Blowback knock back from the second Volatile Infuser to make it back to the main platform.
      • Six Thunder Callers also spawn on the other platform.
        • Thunder Caller
          • Interrupt Storm Bolt to prevent the light damage dealt to a random player.
      • All players take increasing moderate to heavy damage over time from Thunderbolt until all Volatile Infusers and Thunder Callers are killed.

Dathea, Ascended ModelMythic Differences

  • Conductive Marks now last indefinitely until the affected player moves within 4-yards of a dormant Volatile Infuser, detailed below.
  • Volatile Infusers are dormant when they spawn, becoming active after being given 40 Storm Energy.
    • Players with Conductive Mark must move within 4-yards of a Volatile Infuser to grant it 10 Storm Energy and remove their Conductive Mark.
      • This triggers a Static Discharge, dealing light damage to all players and applying a stacking light to moderate damage over time effect.


Dathea, Ascended ModelHealing Notes

Quick Notes, All Difficulties

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.

  • Use Major Cooldowns
  • Use Minor Cooldowns
    • as-needed during Cyclone [occurs about every 80-seconds]
  • Pre-heal Before (mainly for heal over time classes)
  • Potion of Frozen Focus use
  • Other things to watch for
    • Healing required is persistent throughout the encounter, with large spikes during Coalescing Storm.
    • Players may end up out of range due to the various knock back effects.

Dathea, Ascended ModelDebuffs to Track


  • Zephyr Slam can cause the tanks to need additional healing.
  • Conductive Mark causes players to need additional light healing over time.

Dathea, Ascended ModelUseful Addons

Vault of the Incarnates 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 Vault of the Incarnates 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 Vault of the Incarnates bosses.

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

January 14, 2023 - 5:52 pm (Healer) - Updated DBM import code.

January 14, 2023 - 5:52 pm (Healer) - Updated DBM import code.