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Maexxna, Healer Guide

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago for patch 3.4.1 by Preston. View the change log.

Maexxna Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Maexxna in Naxxramas 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 with the encounter, combat log information, and Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

Maexxna ModelGeneral Mechanics and Abilities

  • Don't stand in front to avoid Poison Shock.
  • Dispel Necrotic Poison (Necrotic Poison on 10-Player) (poison) quickly to remove the reduced healing received effect.
  • Targets two random players (one on 10-player) with Web Wrap (Web Wrap on 10-Player), knocking them backwards to the wall and dealing light damage over time until the Web Wrap is killed.
  • Every 40-seconds, deals moderate damage to all players and Stuns them with Web Spray (Web Spray on 10-Player).
  • Every 40-seconds, ~10-seconds before each Web Spray (Web Spray on 10-Player), spawns about ten Maexnna Spiderlings, which attempt to attack random players.
  • At 30% health, goes into a Frenzy, gaining greatly increased Attack Speed and Physical damage dealt.


Maexxna ModelHealing Notes

Quick Notes, All Difficulties

The notes below mostly pertain to progression difficulty, meaning if you out-gear the difficulty you're on or use extra healers they may not apply.

  • Use Cooldowns on
    • Web Spray (Web Spray on 10-Player) [occurs about every 40-seconds]
      • Use cooldowns before if players are low on health, or after to recover quickly. Paying special attention to the tanks.
  • Pre-heal Before (mainly for heal over time classes)
  • Other things to watch for
    • Keep the tanks near full health and keep heal over time effects active on them to ensure they survive during Web Spray (Web Spray on 10-Player).
    • Be prepared for the extra healing required on the tanks while Frenzy is active.

Maexxna ModelDebuffs to Track


Maexxna ModelUseful Addons

Naxxramas 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 Naxxramas 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 Naxxramas bosses.


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

October 10, 2022 - 2:28 pm (Healer) - Added DBM import code for Healers.

October 10, 2022 - 2:28 pm (Healer) - Added DBM import code for Healers.