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Infested the first Seasonal affix that will activate in Mythic +10 dungeons in Battle for Azeroth. Check out how the affix works in more detail!

Infested is the first Seasonal affix added to the game in Battle for Azeroth. The previous iteration was called Blight and had a different functionality.

Affix Description
Blight

Damage and healing done increased when injured, and reduced when healthy.

Blizzard, however, decided to go with a different variation later on in the Beta. 

Affix Description
Infested

Some non-boss enemies have been infested with a Spawn of G'huun.

The first Seasonal affix in WoW is inspired by the final boss of Uldir, Battle for Azeroth's first raid, so we assume it will rotate out with the release of a new raid.

How Infested Works

Themed after Blood God G'huun, Infested is the fourth affix that will activate in Mythic 10+ runs in the coming expansion. It will be always active and isn't affected by the standard affix rotation that we're used to since the introduction of Mythic+ dungeons in Legion.

From the description it is unclear what the Spawn of G'huun does, so we dug deep into the game files and found the following spells associated with the Spawn of G'huun:

  • Symbiote of G'huunSymbiote of G'huun - The Symbiote of G'huun has infested the target, causing it to apply Regenerative Blood to nearby allies, healing them for 10% of their maximum health every 3 sec.
  • Regenerative BloodRegenerative Blood - Regenerative Blood heals for 10% of max health every 3 sec.
  • InfestInfest - The Spawn of G'huun attempts to Infest its nearest ally, applying Symbiote of G'huun to the target.

As stated in the description, some non-boss enemies will be infested with a Spawn of G'huun. The infestation is indicated by the Symbiote of G'huunSymbiote of G'huun buff and a decaying aura emanating from them. The infested mob will heal nearby targets for 10% of their maximum health every 3 seconds (Regenerative BloodRegenerative Blood) and to counter this, it's probably the best idea to apply crowd control to the infested target and separate the pack away from it and kill it last. After the infested NPC is dead, it will release Spawns of G'huun that wlll attempt to InfestInfest (1 sec cast time) their nearest ally and the circle continues.

Spawn of G'huun Model

Spawns of G'huun need to be killed before they find a new host.

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For reference, here's a Siege of Boralus Keystone +10 run uploaded by Bué2, showing off the affix:

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Well that looks like a horrendously nightmare to deal with... Which means they've done their job right! Can't wait to try this on live.

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Just need to CC the mobs with it and kill the rest first, not too hard but it slows down the keys of course :)

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Good thing they didn't go with Blight. Whoever dreamt that one up must have never seen a Restodruid... propably the same genius who came up with the last phase in the healer mage tower challenge.

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Except that druid was the easiest healer to do the healer mage tower challenge with since day one :)

When you cast your hots you need to consider they will keep ticking, in that last phase you can adjust your HP with regrowth instead of loading yourself up with every hot in game (use those on your party members) and you won't have any problems managing your HP. Also bear form allows you to survive the jump even at very low HP.

Blight looks really interesting but I wouldn't like it as a seasonal affix because it sounds like a very feast or famine sort of affix, so having it guaranteed on every 10+ key seems annoying to handle, maybe it can show up as a regular 7+ level affix later!

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