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Azgalor, Healer Guide

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago for patch 2.5.3 by Preston. View the change log.

Azgalor Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Azgalor in The Battle for Mount Hyjal 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

  • Don't stand in front to avoid Cleave.
  • When affected by Doom, move away from other players before the effect expires and the Lesser Doomguard spawns. This kills the affected player.
    • Lesser Doomguard
      • The tanks will be dealing with extra damage from Thrash.
      • Stay more than 10-yards away to avoid War Stomp.
      • Targets random players with Cripple, reducing attack speed, movement speed, and strength.
  • Avoid the location of Rain of Fire.
    • Players that stay in the effect for 2-seconds or longer take moderate damage over time from Unquenchable Flames.
  • Silences all players with Howl of Azgalor.

Resistance Levels

  • Healers/Casters:  ~200+ Shadow Resistance
  • All other 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
  • Other things to watch for
    • Be sure there are healers in range of both the tank(s) on Azgalor as well as the tank(s) on Lesser Doomguards.
    • Healers affected by Doom should be resurrected whenever possible.

Debuffs to Track


  • Unquenchable Flames causes players to need moderate healing over time.
  • (Optional) War Stomp stuns players, and it can be nice to know when a tank is stunned but it may not be entirely necessary.

Useful Addons

DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Azgalor in The Battle for Mount Hyjal. 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 Azgalor


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