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Halls of Lightning, Healer Guide

Updated 2 weeks ago for patch 3.4.0 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Halls of Lightning dungeon in Wrath of the Lich King. 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 as well as Dungeon Journal and combat log information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.



Healer ModelBosses

Below are guides for the bosses in Halls of Lightning, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

General Bjarngrim Dungeon Journal ModelGeneral Bjarngrim

  • While out of combat and patrolling around the area, periorically grants nearby enemies Temporary Electrical Charge, increasing damage done.
    • In general, you shouldn't start the encounter while this effect is active.
  • Accompanied by two Stormforged Lieutenants.
    • Stormforged Lieutenant
      • Interrupt Renew Steel to prevent the healing over time.
      • Targets random players with Arc Weld, dealing moderate damage over time while the affected player is moving.
  • Changes stances about every 20-seconds.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

  • Use cooldowns as-needed while Berserker Stance is active, especially to keep the tank alive.
Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
Healer ModelAddons

Wrath of the Lich King Dungeons DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Wrath of the Lich King header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (WotLK) 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 Warlords of Draenor dungeons.


Volkhan Dungeon Journal ModelVolkhan

  • At 80%, 60%, and 40% health, runs to his anvil and casts Temper, spawning Molten Golems.
    • Molten Golem
      • Lose health and movement speed over time due to Cool Down.
        • Cannot be killed, but at 1% health will be completely stationary.
      • Stay more than 10-yards away to avoid Blast Wave.
      • Dispel Immolation Strike (magic) to remove the light damage over time effect.
  • Heals Molten Golems with Heat. This can reactivate stationary Golems.
  • At 25% health, Shatters all Molten Golems that are at 1% health, dealing heavy damage to all players within 10-yards of the Golems.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

  • Use cooldowns as-needed on Shatter. Ideally, all players will move away from stationary Molten Golems and not be hit.
Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
Healer ModelAddons

Wrath of the Lich King Dungeons DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Wrath of the Lich King header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (WotLK) 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 Warlords of Draenor dungeons.


 

Ionar Dungeon Journal ModelIonar

  • When affected by Static Overload, stay more than 8-yards away from other players to avoid chaining the damage dealt.
  • Avoid the impact location of Ball Lightning.
  • At 50% health, Disperses, splitting into several Sparks of Ionar.
    • Spark of Ionar
      • Stay more than 5-yards away to avoid the light damage over time and stacking increased Nature damage taken effect from Arcing Burn.
      • Recombine into Ionar after ~20-seconds.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

  • Healing should be very light throughout this encounter, with the biggest problem being stacks of Arcing Burn if players aren't avoiding the Sparks of Ionar.
Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
Healer ModelAddons

Wrath of the Lich King Dungeons DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Wrath of the Lich King header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (WotLK) 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 Warlords of Draenor dungeons.


Loken Dungeon Journal ModelLoken

  • During Lightning Nova, stay more than 20-yards away to avoid the heavy damage.
  • When affected by Arc Lightning, stay more than 10-yards away from other players to avoid chaining additional damage.
  • Continually deals light to moderate damage to all players for the duration of the encounter with Pulsing Shockwave.
    • Damage taken is reduced the closer players are to Loken.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

  • Keep players near full health to ensure they survive the persistent, and mostly unavoidable, damage throughout the encounter.
  • Use cooldowns if players are hit by Lightning Nova.
Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
Healer ModelAddons

Wrath of the Lich King Dungeons DBM Import Code for Healers - +

To use this import code, install the Deadly Boss Mods addon, type /dbm in your chat, expand the Wrath of the Lich King header in the left-hand panel, click on the Dungeons (WotLK) 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 Warlords of Draenor dungeons.


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Healer ModelTrash Mobs

Below are notes for the trash mobs in Halls of Lightning. Halls of Lightning has a relatively linear layout. Bosses are ordered as if you're completing them in the order they're listed above.

Entrance thru General Bjarngrim

  • Hardened Steel Reaver
    • The tank will be dealing with the Stun effect from Shield Slam.
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Cleave.
    • Reduces melee damage dealt by players with Dull Weapons.
  • Hardened Steel Berserker
    • The tank will be dealing with extra damage from Windfury.
    • Soothe Enrage to remove the increased attack speed and physical damage dealt effect.
    • Deals light damage and light damage over time to random players with Hurl Weapon.
  • Stormforged Mender
  • Stormforged Tactician
    • Interrupt Welding Beam to prevent the moderate damage over time dealt to a random player.
    • Targets random players with Arc Weld, dealing moderate damage over time while the affected player is moving.
  • Hardened Steel Skycaller
    • Deals light damage to swaths of players and knocks them back with Impact Multi-Shot.
    • Deals light damage to and knocks back random players with Impact Shot.
    • Deals light damage to random players with Shoot.
    • Can reposition with Disengage.

General Bjarngrim thru Volkhan

  • Slag
    • Continually respawn.
    • Stay more than 10-yards away to avoid Blast Wave.
    • Reduces the Armor of all nearby players with Melt Armor.
  • Unbound Firestorm
    • Stun to interrupt or purge Afterburn to prevent the increased critical strike chance effect.
    • When possible, interrupt Lava Burst to prevent the light damage dealt to the tank.
  • Blistering Steamrager

Volkhan thru Ionar

  • In the first hallway of this area, enemies don't spawn until one or more players walks far enough down the hallway to trigger a set of enemies.
  • Titanium Thunderer
    • The tank will be dealing with the root effect from Counterattack.
    • Deals moderate damage to random players and interrupts spell casts with Deadly Throw.
    • Deals light damage to random players with Throw.
    • Gains an increased chance to Parry attacks while Deflection is active.
  • Titanium Siegebreaker
  • Storming Vortex
    • Interrupt Lightning Bolt to prevent the light damage dealt to the tank.
    • Incapacitates random players with Cylcone, making them immune to all harmful and beneficial spells and effects.
  • Stormfury Revenant
    • Interrupt Thunderbolt to prevent the light damage dealt to a random player and all other players within 15-yards.
    • Dispel Electro Shock (magic) to remove the light damage over time effect.
  • Cyclone
    • The tank will be dealing with light melee damage.

Ionar thru Loken

  • Stormforged Construct
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Forked Lightning.
    • Dispel Rune Punch (magic) to remove the reduced casting and attack speed effect.
    • Deals light damage over time to and roots random players with Runic Focus.
  • Stormforged Runeshaper
    • Stun to interrupt or stay more than 5-yards away to avoid the heavy damage over time from Charged Flurry.
    • Removes crowd control effects from enemies within 10-yards wiht Startling Roar.
  • Stormforged Sentinel
    • Dispel Sleep (magic) to remove the incapacitating effect.
    • Purge Renew to remove the healing over time effect.
    • Increases damage dealt by all enemies within 10-yards with Storming Bellow.
  • Titanium Vanguard
    • Dispel Poison Tipped Spear (poison) to remove the light damage over time effect.
    • Deals light damage to and knocks back random players with Charge.
  • Stormforged Giant
    • Then tank will be dealing with extra damage and the reduced healing received effect from Soul Strike.
    • Stay more than 15-yards away to avoid Thunderstorm.
    • Deals moderate damage to random players with Stormbolt.

Healer ModelTrash Debuffs to Track


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