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Halls of Stone, Healer Guide

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago for patch 3.4.0 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the Halls of Stone 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 Stone, including their abilities, healer notes, and addon settings.

Maiden of Grief Dungeon Journal ModelMaiden of Grief

  • Interrupt or dispel Pillar of Woe (magic) to prevent the moderate daamge dealt and light damage over time effect.
  • Avoid the locations of Storm of Grief, except where noted below.
  • When Shock of Sorrow is cast, stand in a Storm of Grief just before the cast finishes to break the incapacitating effect.
  • On Heroic, deals light damage to and drains mana from random players with Parting Sorrow.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

  • Shock of Sorrow can cause the tank to temporarily lose threat if they don't break the incapacitating effect.
  • Keep players near full health to ensure they can survive stepping into Storm of Grief.
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.


Krystallus Dungeon Journal ModelKrystallus

  • Knocks back all players with Stomp.
    • Immediately after this, stay as far away from other players as possible to lessen the damage taken from Shatter.
  • Deals moderate damage to random players with Boulder Toss.
  • On Heroic, avoid the impact locations of Ground Spike.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

  • Use cooldowns on Shatter - use it before if players are low on health, or after to heal the damage.
Healer ModelDebuffs to Track
  • There are no particular debuffs 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.


 

Brann Bronzebeard, Tribunal of Ages Dungeon Journal ModelTribunal of Ages

During this encounter, players must defend Brann Bronzebeard from waves of enemies while he tries the access The Tribunal.

  • The Tribunal
    • A set of stationary statues that assault players and are unattackable.
    • Dispel Dark Matter (magic) to remove the increased damage taken effect.
    • Avoid the location of Searing Gaze.
    • Deals light damage to random players with Glare of the Tribunal.
  • Dark Rune Protector
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Cleave.
    • Deals light damage to random players with Charge.
  • Dark Rune Warrior
    • The tank will be dealing with extra damage from Heroic Strike.
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Cleave.
  • Dark Rune Stormcaller
  • Iron Golem Custodian
    • The tank will be dealing with stacks of Crush Armor, reducing Armor.
    • Stay more than 10-yards away to avoid Ground Smash.
  • Lightning Construct

Healer ModelHealing Notes

  • Keep players near full health to ensure they survive the numerous sources of random damage.
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.


Sjonnir The Ironshaper Dungeon Journal ModelSjonnir The Ironshaper

  • Dispel Static Charge (magic) to prevent the damage dealt to players within 10-yards.
    • This also damages enemies, so it may be beneficial to not dispel it.
  • Purge Lightning Shield to prevent the light damage dealt to attacking players.
  • During Lightning Ring, stay more than 10-yards away to avoid Lightning Ring (dispel, magic).
  • Deals light damage to up to three random players with Chain Lightning.
  • Several lesser enemies spawn throughout the encounter.
    • Forged Iron Dwarf
      • Interrupt Lightning Tether to prevent the light damage over time dealt to a random player.
    • Forged Iron Trogg
      • Interrupt Lightning Shock to prevent the light damage dealt to a random player.
    • Malformed Ooze
      • Move towards the center of the platform from the two connectd forges.
      • Attempt to Ooze Combine with other Oozes within 5-yards, forming an Iron Sludge.
        • Iron Sludge
          • Deals light damage and light damage over time to all players with Toxic Volley (dispel, poison).
  • At 20% health, goes into a Frenzy, greatly increasing attack speed and physical damage dealt.
    • Additionally, Earthen Dwarves begin spawning from the two forges. These deal light melee damage.

Healer ModelHealing Notes

  • Stand near the tank whenever possible as you're likely to gain threat on all lesser enemies that spawn.
  • Use cooldowns as-needed if lesser enemies get out of control, or if an Iron Sludge is allowed to spawn.
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 Stone. Halls of Stone has a relatively open layout, with players choosing which order to fight the first three bosses. The trash below is grouped into each boss' area.

Central Area

  • Dark Rune Theurgist
    • Interrupt or don't stand in front to avoid Forked Lightning.
    • When possible, interrupt Lightning Bolt to prevent the light damage dealt to the tank.
    • Purge Iron Might to remove the increased damage dealt effect.
  • Dark Rune Warrior
    • The tank will be dealing with extra damage from Heroic Strike.
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Cleave.
  • Unrelenting Construct
    • The tank will be dealing with extra damage and the Stun effect from Unrelenting Strike
    • Interrupt or stay more than 10-yards away to avoid Short Circuit.
    • Deals light damage to and Stuns random players with Charge.
  • Dark Rune Elementalist
    • Interrupt Summon Air Elemental to prevent the Lesser Air Elemental from spawning.
      • Lesser Air Elemental
        • Interrupt Lightning Bolt to prevent the light damage dealt to a random player.
    • When possible, interrupt Lightning Bolt to prevent the light damage dealt to the tank.
    • Purge Arcane Haste to remove the increased cast speed effect.
    • Purge Lightning Shield to prevent the light damage dealt to attacking players.
  • Dark Rune Giant
    • Stay more than 10-yards away to avoid Stomp.
    • Purge Iron Fist to remove the increased physical damage dealt effect.

Maiden of Grief Area

  • This area includes Dark Rune Giants, detailed above.
  • Lightning Construct

Krystallus Area

  • Crystalline Shardling
    • The tank will be dealing with light melee damage.
  • Dark Rune Shaper
    • Interrupt Chiseling Ray to prevent the moderata damage and then light damage over time dealt to a random player.
  • Dark Rune Worker
    • The tank will be dealing with several abilities.
    • Gains greatly increased attack speed and physical damage dealt while Disgruntled Anger is active.
  • Dark Rune Scholar
    • Purge Runic Intellect to remove the increased Intellect and Spell Hit effect.
    • Deals moderate damage to an interrupts random players with Static Arrest.
  • Dark Rune Controller
    • Interrupt Domination to prevent the mind-control effect on a random player.
    • When possible, interrupt Summon Shardling to prevent the Eroded Shardling from being summoned.
      • Eroded Shardling
        • The tank will be dealing with light melee damage.
    • Can increase the damage dealt by Crystalline Shardlings with Crystalline Growth.

Tribunal of Ages Area

  • This area includes Unrelenting Constructs, Dark Rune Giants, and Lightning Constructs, detailed above.
  • Raging Construct
    • Don't stand in front to avoid Arcing Smash.
    • Gains increased attack speed and physical damage dealt with Potent Jolt.

Tribunal of Ages thru Sjonnir The Ironshaper

  • Depending on how much was cleared early in the dungeon, there will likely be no trash on the way back to Sjonnir.

Healer ModelTrash Debuffs to Track


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