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Auriaya, Healer Guide

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago for patch 3.4.1 by Preston. View the change log.

Auriaya Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Auriaya in Ulduar 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.

Auriaya ModelGeneral Mechanics and Abilities

  • Interrupt Sentinel Blast to prevent the light damage dealt to and greatly increased Shadow damage taken effect on all players.
  • Targets random players with Guardian Swarm, spawning twenty-five Swarming Guardians to attack the player with light melee damage.
  • Accompanied by two (four on 25-player) Sanctum Sentries.
    • Sanctum Sentry
      • The tank will be dealing with stacking light to moderate damage over time from Rip Flesh.
      • Targets random players with Savage Pounce, dealing moderate damage and then light damage over time.
        • Players can avoid this by staying out of line of sight of the Sentry.
      • Grants Strength of the Pack to other nearby Sanctum Sentries.
  • About 60-seconds into the encounter, and every 30-seconds after that, during Sonic Screech, stand in front of Auriaya to split the damage dealt to the random targeted player.
  • Every 40-seconds, usually in between Sonic Screeches, Fears all players with Terrifying Screech (dispel, magic).
  • About 65-seconds into the encounter, spawns a Feral Defender.
    • Feral Defender
      • Begins with eight stacks of Feral Essence, increasing damage dealt.
        • When killed, after about 50-seconds, expends one stack to revive itself.
      • Deals light damage to random players and interrupts current spell casts with Feral Rush.
      • Targets random players with Feral Pounce, Stunning them and dealing light damage over time.
      • Upon death, avoid the Seeping Feral Essence pool left behind.

Auriaya ModelHardmode Differences

  • Auriaya does not have a hardmode.


Auriaya 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 Major Cooldowns on
  • Use Minor Cooldowns
  • Pre-heal Before (mainly for heal over time classes)
  • Other things to watch for
    • Keep players near full health to ensure they survive during Terrifying Screech, especially if the Fear effect can't be prevented on at least some healers.

Auriaya ModelDebuffs to Track


  • Terrifying Screech (dispel, magic) can be dispelled immediately, or otherise prevented with Fear prevention effects.
  • Feral Pounce Stuns the affected player and causes them to need additional light healing over time.
  • Several abilites cause players to need additional moderate healing over time.


  • (64374) causes players to need additional light healing over time.

Auriaya ModelUseful Addons

Ulduar 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 Ulduar 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 Ulduar bosses.

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