Restoration Druid Healing Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Apr 15, 2019 at 01:00 by Torty 47 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Restoration Druid for each boss of the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5.

1. Introduction for Restoration Druid Boss Advice in Battle of Dazar'alor

In this section, you will find information pertaining to each boss individually in Battle for Dazar'alor. It is recommended you follow the standard talent build found in the Builds, Talents, and Glyphs section of the guide unless otherwise advised, on a per boss basis.

2. Talent Cheatsheet for Restoration Druid in Battle of Dazar'alor

Champion of the Light Grong Jadefire Masters Opulence Conclave of the Chosen King Rastakhan High Tinker Mekkatorque Stormwall Blockade Lady Jaina Proudmoore

3. Champion of the Light

3.1. Talents

3.2. Tips

You should save Flourish Icon Flourish for Judgment: Reckoning Icon Judgment: Reckoning, which will happen every 1 minute and 40 seconds. You will also be able to alternate between Tranquility Icon Tranquility and Incarnation: Tree of Life Icon Incarnation: Tree of Life on every other Judgment: Reckoning. Make sure you save both for when the boss goes below 30% Health, even if it means skipping one use.

Due to the encounter duration being so short, you might just use all cooldowns on the only Judgment: Reckoning Icon Judgment: Reckoning cast. In the case of a second cast happening, save everything for that, and for potentially high tank damage following that.

4. Grong

4.1. Talents

4.2. Tips

Use Flourish Icon Flourish on every Tranquility Icon Tranquility to heal Tantrum Icon Tantrums (Horde) or Death Knell Icon Death Knell (Alliance) being cast in quick succession after Grong is hit by Apetagonizer Core Icon Apetagonizer Core (Horde) or Necrotic Core Icon Necrotic Core (Alliance). Make sure you heal targets that pick up these cores, as they will be taking very heavy damage.

4.3. Mythic Mode

For Mythic Grong, your group should aim to kill him shortly after the fifth Tantrum/Death Knell. With Inner Peace Icon Inner Peace, you can use Tranquility Icon Tranquility on the first, third and fifth casts of these abilities. You can line up Incarnation: Tree of Life Icon Incarnation: Tree of Life with the first and fifth.

5. Jadefire Masters

5.1. Talents

5.2. Tips

Shortly after this ability is cast, tanks will swap and the Rising Flames Icon Rising Flames debuff will fade from another tank, dealing substantial raid damage. It will happen roughly every 30 seconds, giving you an opportunity to use Flourish Icon Flourish, Tranquility Icon Tranquility and Incarnation: Tree of Life Icon Incarnation: Tree of Life efficiently on cooldown. Make sure you pair every other Flourish with Tree of Life. It is advised to save some Mana for last phase, since raid damage will ramp up significantly at that point.

You can deal with Magma Trap by going into Travel Form Icon Travel Form and using Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge shortly before landing, thus negating fatal fall damage. Spirits of Xuen Icon Spirits of Xuen can be stunned by Mighty Bash Icon Mighty Bash and stopped from leaping out of melee range by Ursol's Vortex Icon Ursol's Vortex.

On Mythic difficulty, the highest damage intake happens shortly after the first Multi-Sided Strike Icon Multi-Sided Strike. The entire raid, except for one tank and one healer, will come down with varying levels of health, depending on their ability (or inability) to handle this mechanic, and 3 Living Bombs will spawn. Each Living Bomb will be repeatably casting Explosion Icon Explosion, dealing moderate amounts of raid damage. The most dangerous part is when all 3 bombs are alive and one of the tank's debuff expires. You should be prepared for it with heavy HoT coverage, Incarnation: Tree of Life Icon Incarnation: Tree of Life, Tranquility Icon Tranquility, and Flourish Icon Flourish.

Make sure to dispel Searing Embers Icon Searing Embers debuffs quickly. There will be four of them, all with different durations between 4 and 10 seconds.

6. Opulence

6.1. Talents

6.2. Tips

  • Spot heal players with Volatile Charge Icon Volatile Charge on the left path.
  • Make sure you dispel Hex of Lethargy Icon Hex of Lethargy from players immidiately.
  • Pick Amethyst of the Shadow King from the Altar for extra Haste. The Spring Blossoms Icon Spring Blossoms talent ensures that Efflorescence Icon Efflorescence will heal a target without the Spring Blossoms HoT on them. Coupled with an extra 50% Haste you get from Amethyst, you should be easily able to trigger Shadow-Touched Icon Shadow-Touched protection on everyone on your side alone.
  • Plan your cooldown usage around Wail of Greed Icon Wail of Greed casts. They happen roughly every minute.
  • Spot heal players with the Liquid Gold Icon Liquid Gold debuff in the final phase of the encounter.

You can use Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge to get out of bad positioning situations by charging to other players. You can also run Feral Affinity Icon Feral Affinity to help equalize the damage between both sides if needed. The passive 15% movement speed is also very helpful, regardless of your planned Cat Form Icon Cat Form usage.

7. Conclave of the Chosen

7.1. Talents

7.2. Tips

  • Use Flourish Icon Flourish for Cry of the Fallen Icon Cry of the Fallen DoT (when the aspect dies).
  • Use Tranquility Icon Tranquility during Pa'ku's Wrath Icon Pa'ku's Wrath, which occurs every 1:10. This means you can take every other one, freeing other healers to deal with Cry of the Fallen.
  • Only dispel Crawling Hex Icon Crawling Hex when the player is 8 or more yards away from others.
  • Keep an eye on players with Kimbul's Wrath Icon Kimbul's Wrath as it leaves a permanent DoT. Make sure each of them has Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation rolling.
  • Dispel players with Mind Wipe Icon Mind Wipe as quickly as possible, making other healers a priority.
  • On Mythic difficulty, dispel the Bwonsamdi's Wrath Icon Bwonsamdi's Wrath curse from players with low Health. Make sure you do it often during heavy raid damage, such as Pa'ku's Wrath Icon Pa'ku's Wrath.

Mighty Bash Icon Mighty Bash and Ursol's Vortex Icon Ursol's Vortex can help kite Ravenous Stalkers spawned by Gonk's Wrath Icon Gonk's Wrath.

If you have problems getting a Tranquility Icon Tranquility cast off during Pa'ku's Wrath Icon Pa'ku's Wrath overlapping with Krag'wa's Wrath Icon Krag'wa's Wrath, ask for Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection from a Paladin.

8. King Rastakhan

8.1. Talents

8.2. Tips

Balance Affinity Icon Balance Affinity lets you heal the Bwonsamdi tank while staying out of range of his Aura of Death Icon Aura of Death, which is extremely valuable. Doing this will reduce your damage taken significantly and remove any need for communication with the tanks, allowing you to just heal them without any interruptions or breaks.

9. High Tinker Mekkatorque

9.1. Talents

9.2. Tips

Healing on Mekkatorque is pretty straightforward. Just use cooldowns for each Crash Down Icon Crash Down. Make sure you put Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation on players with Gigavolt Blast Icon Gigavolt Blast to keep them healthy for the explosion.

You can use Mass Entanglement Icon Mass Entanglement to root multiple Spark Bots in place and allow your raid to move freely.

10. Stormwall Blockade

10.1. Talents

10.2. Tips

Phase 1 is by far the most healing intensive. You can use pretty much all your Mana there, then regenerate in Phase Two. With Photosynthesis Icon Photosynthesis, you should keep Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom on yourself and cover the group as much as possible with casting Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth on cooldown.

In Phase 2, you can clear the ground with Storm's Wail Icon Storm's Wail using Tiger Dash Icon Tiger Dash or just regular Travel Form Icon Travel Form. Damage output is generally much lower than in Phase 1 on Normal and Heroic difficulties, allowing you to deal damage for most of it.

On Mythic, it only comes in short bursts when Soul of the Tidepriestess and Soul of the Tidepriest spawn. Make sure you pay extra attention to tanks and people carrying Storm's Wail.

11. Lady Jaina Proudmoore

11.1. Talents

11.2. Tips

In Phase 1, use cooldowns early to have them back for early Phase 2. In case your Phase 1 and Intermission go way too fast, hold back and use them early in Phase 2.

In Phases 2 and 3, you should aim to combine your Incarnation: Tree of Life Icon Incarnation: Tree of Life, Tranquility Icon Tranquility, and Flourish Icon Flourish for high Chilling Touch Icon Chilling Touch stacks. If you can time your burst before first or second Unexploded Ordnance reset, you should be able to have everything back for Phase 3.

12. Changelog

  • 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 23 Feb. 2019: Added Mythic Jaina advice, clarified Stormwall Blockade Phase 2.
  • 07 Feb. 2019: Added some clarification to all encounters.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Page created.
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