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Hungering Destroyer, Healer Guide

Updated 9 months ago for patch 9.2.7 by Preston. View the change log.

Hunering Destroyer Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Hungering Destroyer in Castle Nathria in Shadowlands. 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.


Hungering Destroyer ModelGeneral Mechanics and Abilities

Hungering Destroyer ModelNormal and Heroic

  • The tanks will be dealing with stacks of Growing Hunger from Hungering Strikes.
    • Additionally, the tanks will be dealing with Overwhelm, which will likely require defensive cooldowns to survive.
  • Players affected by Gluttonous Miasma cannot be healed and will instead leech health from other players within 5-yards.
  • When affected by Expunge, be prepared to move away from other players a varying distance based on your missing health.
  • Avoid the paths between the boss and players affected by Volatile Ejection.
  • At 100% Energy, stay as far away from the boss as possible, running against the pull effect, to reduce the amount of health leeched by Consume.
  • Deals moderate damage to all players with Desolate.

Hungering Destroyer ModelMythic Differences


Hungering Destroyer 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.

Hungering Destroyer ModelDebuffs to Track



  • On Mythic, (optional) Essence Sap causes players to need additional healing, however it's likely most players will have some number of stacks so this could clutter raid frames.

Hungering Destroyer ModelUseful Addons

Castle Nathria DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Shadowlands header in the left-hand panel, click on the Sanctum of Domination 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 Castle Nathria bosses.

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

August 24, 2022 - 8:08 pm (Healer) - Updated Healing Notes for all bosses, added occurrence frequency for suggested cooldown usage.

August 24, 2022 - 8:08 pm (Healer) - Updated Healing Notes for all bosses, added occurrence frequency for suggested cooldown usage.

August 04, 2022 - 1:14 am (Sun King's Salvation) - Added Eyes on Target as a precursor to Crimson Flurry.

July 29, 2022 - 4:49 pm (Healer) - Added DBM import code.

July 29, 2022 - 4:49 pm (Healer) - Added DBM import code.

January 26, 2021 - 3:49 pm (Stone Legion Generals) - Removed the note about the dispeller receiving Heart Hemorrhage on Mythic difficulty, this was removed in a patch.

January 11, 2021 - 6:07 pm (Sire Denathrius) - Added DBM settings.

January 11, 2021 - 5:59 pm (Stone Legion Generals) - Added DBM settings.

January 11, 2021 - 5:18 pm (Sludgefist) - Added DBM settings.

January 11, 2021 - 3:50 pm (The Council of Blood) - Added DBM settings.