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The Primal Council, Healer Guide

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago for patch 10.0 by Preston. View the change log.

The Primal Council Dungeon Journal ModelsThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for The Primal Council 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.



The Primal Council ModelGeneral Mechanics and Abilities

The Primal Council ModelNormal and Heroic

During this encounter, players fight against all Council members at once.

Shared Abilities

  • The Council members do not share a health pool, and when killed begin channeling a powerful spell (noted for each of them below) until all other members are killed.

Kadros Icewrath

    • Interrupt Frost Spike to prevent the light damage dealt to a random player, and force Kadros to move instead of casting.
    • At 100% Energy, about every 2-minutes starting 45-seconds into the encounter, during Primal Blizzard:
    • Upon death, deals increasing moderate to heavy damage over time to all players with Glacial Convocation until all other Council members are killed.

Dathea Stormlash

    • Interrupt Lightning Bolt to prevent the light damage dealt to a random players, and force Dathea to move instead of casting.
    • When affected by Conductive Mark, stay more than 5-yards away from other players to avoid chaining the effect.
      • Move within 5-yards of an Earthen Pillar created by Opalfang to remove the effect.
    • Deals light damage to random players with Chain Lightning.
    • Upon death, deals increasing moderate to heavy damage over time to all players with Storming Convocation until all other Council members are killed.

Opalfang

    • The tanks will be dealing with extra heavy damage from Crush and the stacking increased Physical damage taken effect.
    • Avoid the impact locations of Earthen Pillar, targeted on or near player's locations.
    • Upon death, deals increasing moderate to heavy damager over time to all players with Quaking Convocation until all other Council members are killed.

Embar Firepath

    • Don't stand in front to avoid Slashing Blaze. The tanks will be dealing with its extra heavy damage and stacking moderate to heavy damage over time effect.
    • About every 55-seconds, Meteor Axes target two players.
      • Affected players should move near Earthen Pillars to destroy them.
      • Unaffected players must stack with one of the affected players to split the damage dealt.
      • The two targeted players leave behind Scorched Ground, used to remove Primal Blizzard from Kadros' Primal Blizzard.
      • On Heroic, stacking within two Meteor Axes at once will deal fatal damage.
    • Upon death, deals increasing moderate to heavy damage over time to all players with Burning Convocation until all other Council members are killed.

The Primal Council ModelMythic Differences

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The Primal Council 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.

The Primal Council ModelDebuffs to Track

Major

  • Slashing Blaze causes the tanks to need additioanl moderate healing over time.
  • Crush can cause tanks to need additional healing.
  • Frost Tomb incapacitates players and causes them to need additional light healing over time.
  • Several abilities cause players to need additional moderate healing.


The Primal Council 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.