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Teron Gorefiend, Healer Guide

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

Teron Gorefiend Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Teron Gorefiend 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

  • Dispel Incinerate (magic) to prevent the heavy damage over time.
  • Every ~30-seconds, applies Shadow of Death to a random player.
    • After 55-seconds, when the effect expires, the affected player is killed and transformed in a Vengeful Spirit while spawning four Shadowy Constructs.
      • Shadowy Construct
        • Can only be damaged or otherwise affected by Vengeful Spirit abilities.
        • Applies stacks of Atrophy to players, reducing attack and casting speed.
      • Vengeful Spirit
        • Controlled by the affected player using the vehicle action bar and hotkeys, with the primary goal being to kill the set of Shadowy Constructs that were spawned before they reach other players.
        • Spirit Strike (1) is only usable against Gorefiend and reduces his damage dealt.
        • Spirit Lance (3) deals moderate damage to a Construct while slowing its movement speed.
        • Spirit Chains (4) roots all Constructs within 12-yards.
        • Spirit Volley (5) deals heavy damage to all Constructs within 12-yards.
        • Spirit Shield (7) can be used on a player to absorb a moderate amount of shadow damage, ideally a player affected by Crushing Shadows.
  • Applies Crushing Shadows to five random players, causing them to take additional shadow damage.
  • Doom Blossoms are summoned randomly throughout the encounter, and are not targetable entities.
    • Doom Blossom
      • Deals light damage to random players with Shadow Bolt.

Resistance Levels

  • All players should use as much Shadow Resistance as possible without sacrificing other stats.


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
  • Other things to watch for

Debuffs to Track


  • Incinerate (dispel, magic) should be dispelled immediately.
  • Crushing Shadows can cause players to take additional damage.
  • Shadow of Death - Affected player should be kept near full health to ensure they don't die early, out of position.

Useful Addons

DBM Settings

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

Healer DBM Settings for Teron Gorefiend Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Teron Gorefiend

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

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