Mythic

Today is Mists of Pandaria’s 5th birthday Mists of Pandaria launched five years ago today.  It was, in many ways, one of the best expansions World of Warcraft has ever seen and it saw a lot of innovations — Scenarios, fully integrated LFR for every tier of raiding, the first attempt at Challenge Mode dungeons, a vigorous patch release cycle that alternated new...

Method claims World First Mythic Kil’jaeden kill It’s all over but the screaming: after getting the world first Mythic Fallen Avatar of Sargeras kill back on July 4th, Method has now completed their conquest of Tomb of Sargeras with the world’s first kill of Mythic Kil’jaeden, bringing an end to the longest progression race World of Warcraft has seen since Al’Akir back...




Everything you need to know about patch 7.2.5 Patch 7.2.5 is coming today and it will be live as soon as maintenance is over. It’s quite a large patch for being an extension of 7.2. Notable changes are another great round of class balancing (including item and tier set changes), new events such as Black Temple Timewalking, and Mythic+ restructuring. You have a...

Mythic+ dungeons getting more difficult, less rewarding Mythic+ dungeons have been a fun challenge in Legion, offering great rewards for small groups. Apparently too great, because Blizzard is about to nerf them in patch 7.2.5. Right now, geared players have a tendency to rush through low-level Keystones, beating the timer, collecting extra loot boxes, and then hunting for more low-level Keystones to do it again. This means higher-level players aren’t facing...

Tackling the Mythic+ Necrotic Affix will be easier with latest WoW hotfixes The latest round of WoW hotfixes are here with a change to the Necrotic Affix for Mythic+ dungeons. If you haven’t run this one yet, melee attacks apply the Necrotic Rot debuff which deals damage and reduces healing — and stacks up to 99 times. (But if you hit 33, you’re probably toast because you won’t...

Watcher discusses Artifact Power design and changes coming in 7.2 If you’ve been grinding your way through your Artifact Traits, you’ve probably aware that the Artifact Power needed to get later traits doesn’t increase as sharply as it did at earlier levels. This can leave you well behind your peers if you aren’t spending a ton of time at the AP grind. And if you switch...




Flying and Mythic+ changes live on WoW patch 7.2 PTR The patch 7.2 PTR just went offline for a new build, and when it returns it will feature flying, class mount quests, changes to Mythic+ affixes and rewards, and the Cathedral of Endless Night dungeon. We knew most of this was coming, but the Mythic changes are a surprise — and, at least to me,...

How many alts is too many? Right now I have a lot of alts, but I don’t play most of them. I play my level 110 DK every few days — I make sure to keep from missing an emissary on World Quests and I hit up the weekly world boss, run some dungeons — and I play my Night Elf...



The Nighthold raid preview and schedule now available If you’ve been waiting patiently and running Emerald Nightmare/Trial of Valor, now you can finally sink your teeth into the raid that continues Legion’s main storyline, as The Nighthold is coming soon. How soon? Soon enough that we’re getting this preview from the fine folks at Blizzard. In fact, here’s the schedule for US realms...

Officers’ Quarters: Creating a Mythic+ guild This week, a military service member comes home to a dead roster and wants to know whether he should revive it into a new Mythic+ guild. We’ll look at questions you should ask yourself before embarking on such an endeavor and then the ways that you can make it happen. First of all, Lithorien, I’m sorry...

How has your Mythic+ dungeon experience been? Last week’s Mythic+ affixes were Necrotic and Raging, which gave me (a Holy Priest) massive fits. I tried doing a Vault of the Wardens +8 and it took us something like three attempts just to take down the first miniboss. Every week, the affixes for these dungeons rotate, in order to bring us some new,...

xavius in emerald nightmare
What you need to know about Emerald Nightmare and Mythic+ Update: The final wing of Emerald Nightmare LFR is now available, letting you take the fight to Xavius. If you’re looking for help with gear or strategies for LFR or other end-game content, read on! We’re starting to dive in to Legion‘s more challenging content with the Emerald Nightmare raid, Mythic+ dungeons, world bosses, and PVP...

Emerald Nightmare raid
Does LFR matter anymore? I’ve run Emerald Nightmare LFR. Once. We got a question on the podcast about this and at the time I answered that LFR is still cool for people who don’t want to run Mythics and it’s still worth doing even in the face of World Quests, but now I think maybe I was wrong. Because...

Mythic+ Artifact Power both nerfed and buffed in latest WoW hotfixes A new change to Artifact Power rewards in Mythic+ dungeons is going to buff AP rewards for some players and nerf them for others. The base AP (before Artifact Knowledge is applied) in caches has been increased — with more AP for higher level Mythics — but bonus chests (rewarded for beating the timer) will no longer contain...

Emerald Nightmare launch September 20, Mythic and LFR a week later We knew the Emerald Nightmare raid would be arriving a short three weeks after Legion’s launch, but now Blizzard has given us a schedule for raid and dungeon releases. All of Legion’s dungeons will be open in Normal and Heroic modes on launch day, letting you start getting ready for harder dungeons and the expansion’s first...

New Timewalking dungeons and more coming in patch 6.2.3 Coming soon to the PTR is a big surprise: World of Warcraft‘s patch 6.2.3, which features Cataclysm-era Timewalking dungeons (plus a new Timewalking dungeon for both the Burning Crusade and Wrath eras), the chance to get a new Infinite Timereaver mount (above) from Timewalking bosses, cross-realm Mythic raiding, Valor points for Heroic and Mythic dungeons (which can...