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Neltharion's Lair, Healer Guide

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago for patch 7.3.5 and Timewalking by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Neltharion's Lair dungeon in Legion. 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.



 Bosses

Below are guides for the bosses in Neltharion's Lair, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Rokmora Dungeon Journal Model Rokmora

  • Don't stand in front to avoid Razor Shards.
  • During Crystalline Ground, avoid moving as much as possible to avoid taking light damage over time.
  • Brittle causes Blightshard Skitters to spawn throughout the encounter.
    • Blightshard Skitter
  • Deals moderate damage to all players with Shatter.
    • Any Blightshard Skitters alive also explode, dealing light damage to all players with Rupturing Skitter.

 Healing Notes

  • Use cooldowns on Shatter, especially if there are Blightshard Skitters alive.
 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.
 Addons

Legion Dungeon DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Legion header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (Legion) 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 Legion dungeons.


Ularogg Cragshaper Dungeon Journal Model Ularogg Cragshaper

  • The tank will be dealing with Sunder.
  • Don't stand between the sets of Strike of the Mountain hands.
  • During Bellow of the Deeps, kill the Bellowing Idols to stop the Falling Debris.
  • During Stance of the Mountain:
    • Ularogg transforms into a Bellowing Idol and is shuffled around with other Bellowing Idols.
    • When the shuffling ends, players must kill Ularogg's Bellowing Idol to reveal him again.
    • Players take increasing damage over time until Ularogg is revealed.

 Healing Notes

 Debuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs to track.
 Addons

Legion Dungeon DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Legion header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (Legion) 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 Legion dungeons.


Naraxas Dungeon Journal Model Naraxas

  • If no players are in melee range, Putrid Skies deals heavy damage to all players.
  • When targeted by Rancid Maw, move more than 5-yards away from other players to drop the resulting pool.
  • Avoid the impact locations of Toxic Retch (dispel, poison) and the resulting pools.
  • Wormspeaker Devout jump in from the stands.
    • Wormspeaker Devout
      • Susceptible to slows, snares, and other crowd control effects.
      • Attempt to run to Naraxas, granting her a stack of Ravenous with Fanatic's Sacrifice
  • Players take increasing light damage over time from Hurling Rocks
  • At 100% energy, if affected by Spiked Tongue, run against the pull to avoid Devouring and granting Naraxas a stack of Ravenous.
    • Rancid Maw pools can be used to further slow your movement speed against the pull.
  • At 20% health, goes into a Frenzy, greatly increasing attack speed and physical damage dealt.

 Healing Notes

  • The player affected by Spiked Tongue may need external defensive cooldowns.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Legion Dungeon DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Legion header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (Legion) 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 Legion dungeons.


Dargrul Dungeon Journal Model Dargrul

  • Don't stand in front when he turns to cast Landslide.
    • Immediately following, the tank will be dealing with Molten Crash.
  • Avoid the impact locations of Crystal Spikes.
  • Magma Sculptor summons a Molten Charskin.
    • Molten Charskin
      • Fixates on a random player with Burning Hatred.
        • Should be led to a Crystal Spike to be stunned by Crystal Cracked, greatly increasing damage taken.
      • While moving, deals light damage to all players with Magma Breaker.
      • Steadily gains stacks of Rising Inferno, increasing movement speed and damage dealt.
  • During Magma Wave, break line of sight on Dargrul using a Crystal Spike to avoid the heavy damage over time.
    • Players take light damage over time even when behind a Crystal Spike.
    • Avoid the cracks in the ground that spew Lava Geyser.
    • Avoid the impact locations of Flame Gout.
  • While moving, deals light damage to all players with Magma Breaker.

 Healing Notes

  • Use cooldowns during Magma Wave.
  • The player targeted by Burning Hatred may need an external defensive cooldown if they're going to be hit by the Molten Charskin.
 Debuffs to Track
 Addons

Legion Dungeon DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Legion header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (Legion) 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 Legion dungeons.

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 Trash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Neltharion's Lair. Neltharion's Lair has a relatively linear layout. The trash below is ordered as if you're completing the bosses in the order they're listed above.

Entrance thru Rokmora

  • Vileshard Crawler
  • Embershard Scorpion
  • Rockback Gnasher
    • The tank will be dealing with Bone Chomp, dealing light damage over time.
    • Interrupt Stone Gaze to prevent the stun effect.
  • Tarspitter Lurker
  • Vileshard Hulk

Rokmora thru Ularogg Cragshaper

  • This area includes Rockback Gnashers, detailed above.
  • To begin this section, players must click on an Empty Barrel to ride down the waterfall.
  • Rockbound Pelter
  • Mightstone Breaker
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Avalanche, also avoid the impact locations targeted at players.
  • Stoneclaw Hunter
  • Understone Drummer
    • Runs to a nearby Drums of War and attempts to summon additional enemies with War Drum.
  • Drums of War
    • Can be killed to prevent Understone Drummer from using War Drum.
  • Blightshard Shaper
  • Burning Geode
    • Avoid the impact locations of Scorch.

Ularogg Cragshaper thru Naraxas

  • This area includes Blightshard Shapers, Rockbound Pelters, Mightstone Breakers, Rockback Gnashers, and Tarspitter Lurkers, detailed above.
  • Stoneclaw Grubmaster
    • Stay more than 10-yards away to avoid Stone Shatter.
    • Spawns a Tarspitter Grub with Worm Call.
      • Tarspitter Grub
        • Must be killed, stunned, or incapacitated before the Metamorphosis cast finishes and it turns into a Tarspitter Lurker.
    • Deals light damage over time to random players with Leech.

Naraxas thru Dargrul

  • This area includes Mightstone Breakers, detailed above.
  • Understone Demolisher
    • Transforms into a Colossal Charskin with Charskin.
  • Rockbound Trapper
    • Interrupt Bound to prevent the stun effect.
    • Deals moderate damage to random players with Jagged Disc.
  • Emberhusk Dominator
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Ember Swipe.
    • Soothe Frenzy to remove the increased attack speed and damage dealt effect.
    • Deals moderate damage to up to three random players with Crystal Spike

 Trash Debuffs to Track


 Trash Addons

Legion Dungeon DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Legion header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (Legion) 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 Legion dungeons.



 Mythic+ Notes

Below are notes that pertain to high mythic+ levels and certain affixes. What constitutes a high mythic+ level will depend on your gear and group, so if you out-gear a particular mythic+ level these notes may not apply. The notes are grouped by affix but are in no particular order.

  • Tyrannical
    • No exceptional interactions noted yet!
  • Fortified
    • No exceptional interactions noted yet!
  • Sanguine
    • Several enemies can be difficult to move due to the preference for casting spells. Be ready with knock backs and interrupts.
      • Rockbound Pelter
      • Rockbound Trapper
  • Bolstering
    • Vileshard Hulk
      • Should probably be killed first, or carefully killed at the same time as other enemies.
    • Emberhusk Dominator
      • Should probably be killed first, or carefully killed at the same time as other enemies.
  • Raging
    • Several enemies should be dispelled quickly due to the random nature of their damage.
      • Rockbound Pelter
      • Rockbound Trapper
      • Emberhusk Dominator
    • Mightstone Breaker
      • Should be dispelled quickly before Avalanche is cast.

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