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Supremus, Healer Guide

Updated 1 year, 4 months ago for patch 2.5.3 by Preston. View the change log.

Supremus Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Supremus 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

Stage One - Supremus

This stage begins the encounter and ends after ~60-seconds. It begins again following ~60-seconds in stage two.

Stage Two - Pursuit

This stage begins after ~60-seconds in stage one and ends after ~60-seconds.

  • When targeted by Fixate, run away from Supremus while staying within 40-yards.
    • If Supremus reaches the fixated player, they'll take critical to fatal damage.
    • If the fixated player moves more than 40-yards from Supremus, it will Charge, knocking the player back a great distance.
    • Avoid taking Supremus over any of the props around the area (fences, tables, tents, etc) as that may cause it to evade.
    • Similarly, players should avoid standing on props as they may also cause Supremus to evade or to pull the player into melee range with Summon Player.
  • Avoid the impact locations of Volcanic Geyser.

Resistance Levels

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


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 to keep the tanks near full health during stage one
  • Other things to watch for
    • Keep the tank(s) near full health to ensure they're the ones targeted by Hateful Strike.
    • Players may end up out of range or line of sight while running from Fixate.

Debuffs to Track


  • Fixate can cause the affected player to need additional healing.
    • **Based on logs, it seems like there isn't an actual debuff applied to fixated players. So tracking it may not be possible in this way.

Useful Addons

DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Supremus 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 Supremus

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

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