How to Improve in Mythic+ Dungeons in World of Warcraft

Designed as a lore-rich MMORPG that would continue the Warcraft legacy, World of Warcraft has, since its very beginnings, worked to please different types of players, from casual gatherers to bloodthirsty PvPers eager to set foot on a battlefield. Since PvP in wow is very dynamic in nature, subject to change, and requires little balancing, Blizzard Entertainment’s focus has been on PvE. Over the years, designing, balancing, and engaging players to engage in PvE encounters has posed a significant challenge for Blizzard. With the intention of creating a rewarding PvE system, Blizzard introduced Heroic Dungeons, Heroic and Mythic Raids, Torghast, and Mythic+ Dungeons.

After years of experimentation and balancing, Mythic+ Dungeons, which hit the sweet spot in terms of difficulty level and competitiveness, became a certified success that even evolved into a separate esport. The Mythic+ dungeon pool generally consists of eight rotating dungeons that have both seasonal and regular affixes. Unlike Normal and Heroic Dungeons, Mythic+ Dungeons have a time limit that affects your overall ranking. Since Blizzard generously rewards PvE fanatics with a seasonal mount, completing Keystone Master is well worth the time and effort.

Since Mythic+ Dungeons are intentionally difficult, simply jumping into them unprepared is out of the question. So, before heading into Mythic+ dungeons, you should arm yourself with all the tools at your disposal: class mastery, familiarity with dungeons, high-value consumables, and patience to overcome stressful moments.

Get ready

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The relentless ambition to become a keystone master, while incredibly useful, is not enough to become the proud owner of a Seasonal Mythic+ mount. The key to a successful Mythic+ dungeon run is, without a doubt, elaborate preparation. Preparation in wow not only involves being stocked with consumables such as Spectral Flask of Power and Embalmer’s Oil, but also includes other guarantees such as Class Mastery, Best Enchantments, Legendaries, High Priority Addons, Best dungeon routes for live affixes, and shortcuts.

While it may seem overwhelming, it is of the utmost importance to do your homework and enter a Mythic+ dungeon more than prepared as it greatly increases your chances of success.

Carefully craft a team composition

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In general, the composition of teams has always played an important role in wowthe dungeon runs. In Mythic Races+, well-drafted team compositions, especially if they follow the meta, guarantee a timed race. The golden rule for wow Mythic+ Races generally identify Bloodlust buffs and Battle Resurrections as non-negotiable spells that every Mythic+ team, even slightly competitive, should have as they significantly speed up each race and ensure timely dungeon completion.

In Shadowland, Blizzard has introduced four new zones and their designated alliances. Each covenant is tied to two dungeons, which reward a follower of the covenant with a nice buff. So having an alliance representative in your ranks in a Mythic+ race is always a plus.

So when assembling your dream team composition in Shadowlands, keep in mind both bloodlust and combat resurrections as well as alliances, and don’t be tempted to accept players with high IO scores that will compromise your vision.

Intelligent charging time management

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One of the most satisfying moments of wow finally reaches the instance boss and bursts the cooldowns you saved with so much discipline. While a good rule on the surface, Mythic+ Races, which regularly test a player’s Class Mastery, force players out of their comfort zone to reconsider previous choices and use cooldowns in ways proactive.

In other words, using Bloodlust on big draws during Fortnite week and saving it for bosses during Tyranicall week can definitely speed up the run. On top of that, continuously saving your cooldowns for critical situations won’t get you anywhere, however, using them in a timely and calculated fashion can save valuable time.


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In a Mythic+ dungeon run, there are surprisingly many ways for an already clean and smooth run to turn into a nightmare, such as cooldown errors, unexpected CCs, sudden deaths, and particularly slow interrupts that lead to deletions. To avoid imminent wipes and exhausted keys, keeping in mind the current circumstances, stepping up and temporarily taking over, for example, the role of the tank can save a race. Also, if you notice that your draw isn’t going as planned and a longer cooldown might save the day, don’t be shy and just roll it, because the time spent in Mythic+ Dungeons is essential.

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