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Temple of the Jade Serpent, Healer Guide

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago for patch 5.8.4 and Timewalking by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Temple of the Jade Serpent dungeon in Mists of Pandaria. 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 Temple of the Jade Serpent, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Wise Mari Dungeon Journal ModelWise Mari

Stage One - Still Waters, Rise Up!

This stage begins the encounter and ends after four Corrupt Living Waters are killed.

  • Takes greatly reduced damage due to Water Bubble.
  • Spawns a Corrupt Living Water with Call Water.
    • Corrupt Living Water
      • The tank will be dealing with light melee damage.
      • Upon death, avoid the Sha Residue pool left behind.
  • Avoid standing in the waterways in the room. Players in them take light damage over time from Corrupting Waters.

Stage Two - Behold the Torrential Waters!

This stage begins after four Corrupt Living Waters are killed in stage one and ends when Wise Mari is killed.

  • To begin the stage, deals light damage to all players and knocks them back with Bubble Burst.
  • Avoid the Wash Away beam as it rotates from the center of the room. Players hit take moderate damage and are knocked back.
  • Deals light damage to random players with Hydrolance.
  • Upon death, all players gain Blessing of the Waterspeaker, greatly increasing movement speed.

Healer ModelMythic Differences

  • This is now a single stage encounter, effectively beginning in stage two, with no more Corrupt Living Waters.
  • Interrupt Hydrolance to prevent the moderate damage dealt to a random player.
  • When targeted by Corrupted Vortex, move more than 5-yards away from other players, ideally to an outer ring of the room, to drop the resulting Corrupting Vortex.
    • Players inside a Corrupting Vortex take moderate damage over time and are pulled towards its center.
  • Every 55-seconds, don't stand in front when he turns to cast Wash Away, and continue to avoid the beam as he rotates around.
  • Avoid standing in the water ways throughout the room to avoid Corrupted Geyser. Players hit take moderate damage and are knocked back.
  • Upon death, all players gain Blessing of the Waterspeaker, greatly increasing movement speed.
Mythic+ Affix Notes
  • Several affixes can make navigating the narrow walkways more difficult.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
Healer ModelAddons

Mists of Pandaria Dungeons DBM Import Code for Healers - +

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




Lorewalker Stonestep Dungeon Journal ModelLorewalker Stonestep

Players will face one of two encounters, either The Trial of the Yaungol or The Champion of the Five Suns.

The Trial of the Yaungol

During this encounter, players will be fighting against Strife and Peril at the same time.

  • Shared Abilities
    • While being damaged, gains stacks of Intensity, increasing damage dealt and dealing moderate to heavy damage to all players with Intensity.
      • At 10 stacks, becomes temporarily immune to damage due to Ultimate Power.
      • All stacks are removed after 3-seconds of not being damaged.
    • While not being damaged, gains stacks of Dissipation, reducing damage dealt.
      • All stacks are removed when damaged.
    • Deals light damage over time to all players with Agony for the duration of the encounter.
  • Strife
    • Grants a random player Feeling of Superiority to begin the encounter, which stacks over time, increasing damage dealt and healing done, while dealing increasing moderate damage over time.
      • This effect should be passed to another player by walking over them when the damage over time gets too high. Doing so applies Feeling of Inferiority, reducing damage dealt and healing done, and preventing gaining Feeling of Superiority while the effect persists.
  • Peril
    • Targets random players with Hazardous Thoughts, dealing light damage over time and reducing movement speed.

The Champion of the Five Suns

Stage One - Extinguishing the Suns

This stage begins the encounter and ends when all Suns are killed.

  • Sun
    • Deals light damage to random players with Sunfire Rays.
    • Upon death, becomes a Haunting Sha.
      • Haunting Sha
        • Deals light damage over time to random players with Haunting Gaze.
Stage Two - The Sunseeker's Corruption!

This stage begins when all Suns are killed in stage one and ends when Zao Sunseeker is killed.

  • Zao Sunseeker is consumed by the Haunting Shas, becoming hostile.
    • Zao Sunseeker

Healer ModelMythic Differences

  • Players will only face The Trial of the Yaungol encounter, which has no differences on mythic.
Mythic+ Affix Notes
  • High stacks are likely due to the persistent damage throughout the encounter.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

  • Use cooldowns as-needed, especially if either boss ends up near 10 stacks of Intensity.
  • Be careful when helping DPS, make sure you're switching before either boss reaches 10 stacks of Intensity.
Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
Healer ModelAddons

Mists of Pandaria Dungeons DBM Import Code for Healers - +

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




Liu Flameheart Dungeon Journal ModelLiu Flameheart

Stage One - Serpent Dance

This stage begins the encounter and ends when Liu reaches 70% health.

  • Dispel Serpent Strike (magic) to remove the light damage over time effect.
  • Stay more than 8-yards away to avoid Serpent Kick. Players hit take moderate damage.
  • Avoid the paths of Serpent Waves that emanate out in a plus pattern.

Stage Two - Jade Serpent Dance

This stage begins when Liu reaches 70% health and ends when she reaches 30% health.

  • The tank will be dealing with extra moderate damage and the healing absorption effect from Jade Serpent Strike.
  • Stay more than 8-yards away to avoid Jade Serpent Kick. Players hit take heavy damage and are knocked back.
  • Avoid the paths of Jade Serpent Waves that emanate out in a plus pattern, as well as the fire patches they leave behind.

Stage Three - Jade Serpent

This stage begins when Liu reaches 30% health and ends when she is killed.

Healer ModelMythic Differences

  • There are no differences on mythic.
Mythic+ Affix Notes

Healer ModelHealing Notes

Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
Healer ModelAddons

Mists of Pandaria Dungeons DBM Import Code for Healers - +

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




 

Sha of Doubt Dungeon Journal ModelSha of Doubt

  • Dispel Touch of Nothingness (magic) to remove the light damage dealt over time to all players effect.
  • Every 70-seconds, during Bounds of Reality:
    • Becomes immune to damage.
    • Each player spawns a Figment of Doubt.
      • Figment of Doubt
        • Players they hit will take moderate melee damage.
        • Channels Gathering Doubt on their respective player, gaining Energy over time.
        • At 100% Energy, after about 20-seconds, Release Doubt deals light damage to all players and heals the Sha of Doubt.
  • Deals moderate damage to up to two random players with Wither Will.

Healer ModelMythic Differences

  • There are no difference on mythic.
Mythic+ Affix Notes
  • Figments of Doubt can cause additional orbs to spawn.
  • High stacks are likely due to the persistent damage throughout most of the encounter.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
Healer ModelAddons

Mists of Pandaria Dungeons DBM Import Code for Healers - +

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




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Healer ModelTrash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Temple of the Jade Serpent. Temple of the Jade Serpent has a relatively open layout and trash mobs are grouped by the boss they're closest to.

Trash mobs with a  icon after their name only appear on mythic difficulty.

Wise Mari's Area

  • Fallen Waterspeaker
    • Interrupt Tidal Burst to prevent the moderate damage dealt to all players.
    • When possible, interrupt Hydrolance to prevent the moderate damage dealt to a random player.
    • Should be killed first or otherwise prevented from gaining excessive stacks.
    • Soothe immediately.
  • Corrupt Droplet
    • Deals light damage to all players with Splash.
  • Corrupt Living Water
    • Deals moderate damage and then light damage over time to all players with Tainted Ripple (dispel, magic).
    • Avoid the impact location of Surging Deluge.
    • Upon death, avoid the location of Sha Residue.

Lorewalker Stonestep's Area

  • Haunting Sha
    • The tank will be dealing with extra moderate damage from Haunting Gaze.
    • Interrupt Haunting Scream (dispel, magic) to prevent the Fear effect on all players.
  • Xiang/Jiang
    • Dispel Throw Torch (magic) to remove the light damage over time effect.
    • Deals moderate damage to swaths of players with Aerialist's Kick.
    • Should be killed first or otherwise prevented from gaining excessive stacks.
    • Soothe immediately.
  • The Talking Fish
    • Interrupt or dispel Sleepy Soliloquy (magic) to prevent the Sleep effect on a random player.
    • Deals light damage to random players with Bubble Spray.
    • Frequently Splashes, but it has no effect.
  • Lesser Sha
    • Upon death, deals light damage to all player within 15-yards with Sha Eruption.
  • The Songbird Queen
    • The tank will be dealing with extra moderate damage and moderate damage over time from Vicious Peck (bleed).
    • Interrupt or dispel Songbird Serenade (magic) to prevent the Sleep effect on a random player.
    • Stay more than 5-yards away to avoid the increasing moderate to heavy damage over time while Territorial Display is active.
    • Will not move while channeling Territorial Display.
  • The Golden Beetle
    • The tank will be dealing with several abilities.
      • Extra moderate damage and then light damage over time from Serrated Slash (bleed).
      • Extra moderate damage and the stacking decreased maximum health effect from Staggering Blow.
    • Stun to interrupt or purge Golden Barrier to remove the damage absorption effect and prevent the moderate damage dealt to all players when the effect expires or is depleted.
  • The Nodding Tiger
    • Interrupt Cat Nap to prevent the healing over time.
    • Deals moderate damage and then moderate damage over time to the furthest player away with Savage Leap (bleed).
    • Should be killed first or otherwise prevented from gaining excessive stacks.
    • Soothe immediately.
  • The Crybaby Hozen
    • Interrupt or soothe Fit of Rage to prevent the greatly increased Attack Speed and Physical damage dealt effect.
    • Avoid the impact locations of Tears of Pain.
    • Soothe immediately.

Liu Flameheart's Area

  • This area also includes Lesser Sha, detailed above.
  • Depraved Mistweaver
    • Interrupt Defiling Mist to prevent the moderate damage and light damage over time effect on a random player.
    • Dispel Touch of Ruin (curse) to remove the healing absorption effect.
  • Sha-Touched Guardian
    • The tank will be dealing with extra light damage and the reduced healing received effect from Setting Sun Kick.
    • Stay more than 6-yards away to avoid Leg Sweep. Players hit take moderate damage and are Stunned.
  • Minion of Doubt
    • The tank will be dealing with extra heavy damage from Dark Claw.
    • Dispel Shattered Resolve (curse) to remove the greatly reduced healing and damage dealt effect.
    • Deals light damage over time to random players with Shadows of Doubt.

Healer ModelTrash Debuffs to Track

Healer ModelTrash Mythic+ Notes

Below are general Mythic+ notes for trash in Temple of the Jade Serpent that don't necessarily pertain to specific enemies. Notes for specific enemies can be found in their sections above.

Wise Mari's Area

  • Narrow corridors in this area can make several affixes more difficult to deal with.
  • Enemy density in this area can cause large numbers of orbs to be active at once.

Lorewalker Stonestep's Area

  • Enemy density in this area can cause large numbers of orbs to be active at once.
  • Narrow corridors in this area can make several affixes more difficult to deal with.

Liu Flameheart's Area

  • Enemy density in this area can cause large numbers of orbs to be active at once.

Healer ModelTrash Addons

Mists of Pandaria Dungeons DBM Import Code for Healers - +

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




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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

January 09, 2023 - 1:56 am (Healer) - Updated Feeling of Superiority for Strife and Peril.