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Reliquary of Souls, Healer Guide

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago for patch 2.5.3 by Preston. View the change log.

Reliquary of Souls Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Reliquary of Souls in the Black Temple in The Burning Crusade. 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.

General Mechanics and Abilities

During this encounter, players will be fighting against the three faces of the Reliquary.

Stage One - Essence of Suffering

This stage begins the encounter and ends when the Essence of Suffering is killed.

  • Aura of Suffering prevents healing and health regeneration, and reduces armor and defense.
    • Damage absorption effects and effects that reduce damage taken are still effective.
  • Fixates on the closest player in melee range.
  • Dispel Soul Drain (magic) to prevent the light damage over time and mana drain effect.
  • While Enrage is active, gains increased attack speed and physical damage dealt.

Intermission One - Enslaved Souls

  • Players must kill persistent waves of Enslaved Souls.
    • Enslaved Soul
      • Upon death, Soul Release restores 30% heath and mana to all players within 10-yards.

Stage Two - Essence of Desire

This stage begins following the first intermission and ends when the Essence of Desire is killed.

  • Aura of Desire greatly increases healing done, while slowly reducing maximum mana and causing players to take damage when they deal damage.
  • The tanks will be dealing with Deaden.
    • Ideally, this should be reflected with Spell Reflection to apply the increased damage taken effect to the boss.
  • During Rune Shield:
    • Purge the Shield to remove the damage absorption, immunity to interrupt, and increased attack and casting speed effects.
    • Interrupt Spirit Shock to prevent the heavy damage dealt to and disorient effect on the tank.

Intermission Two - Enslaved Souls

  • Players must kill persistent waves of Enslaved Souls.
    • Enslaved Soul
      • Upon death, Soul Release restores 30% heath and mana to all players within 10-yards.

Stage Three - Essence of Anger

This stage begins following the second intermission and ends when the Essence of Anger is killed.

  • Aura of Anger gradually increases damage dealt while dealing increasing damage over time.
  • Don't stand in front to avoid Soul Scream.
  • Soothe Seethe to remove the increased attack speed effect.
    • This greatly increases threat generated by players while Seethe is active.
  • Targets random players with Spite, making them immune to damage before dealing heavy damage to them with Spite when the effect expires.


Resistance Levels

  • Players generally won't make use of any additional Resistances on this encounter.

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Healing Notes

Quick Notes

The notes below mostly pertain to progression difficulty, meaning if you out-gear the encounter or use extra healers they may not apply.

  • Use Cooldowns
    • as-needed during stage two and stage three
  • Other things to watch for
    • Stage One
      • The player targeted by Fixate should be given damage absorption effects and reduced damage taken effects when possible. Especially while Enrage is active.
    • Stage Three
      • Keep players targeted by Spite near full health to ensure they survive the damage when the effect expires.

Debuffs to Track

Major

  • Stage One
    • Soul Drain (dispel, magic) should be dispelled immediately.
    • Fixate causes players to be taking damage during a stage when healing isn't an option.
  • Stage Two
  • Stage Three
    • Spite causes players to need heavy healing when the effect expires.


Useful Addons

DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Reliquary of Souls in the Black Temple. You can set them up however you'd like, but these ones should work well as a starting point.

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Healer DBM Settings for Reliquary of Souls


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January 23, 2022 - 10:20 pm (Supremus) - Updated Fixate spell ID.