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Shrouded (Shadowlands Season 4 Affix) Tuning in Patch 9.2.5 Release Candidate 1

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Blizzard has updated some abilities cast by Nathrezim Infiltrators in the first Release Candidate of Patch 9.2.5.

Introduction to the Season 4 Affix

The Season 4 affix is called Shrouded and causes groups of mobs to hide a dreadlord that gives you stackable buffs upon death.

Shrouded Shrouded - Nathrezim infiltrators have disguised themselves among enemies throughout the dungeon. Cartel Ta will reward you handsomely for assisting in their capture.

How Does the Season 4 Affix Work?

At the beginning of each Mythic+ Dungeon, there is a bounty hunter NPC who offers you Critical Strike/Haste/Mastery/Versatility buffs for each dreadlords you help capture, stacking up to 20 times.

  • Bounty: Critical Strike Bounty: Critical Strike - Critical Strike increased by 2% for each dreadlord captured. This effect stacks.
  • Bounty: Haste Bounty: Haste - Haste increased by 2% for each dreadlord captured. This effect stacks.
  • Bounty: Mastery Bounty: Mastery - Mastery increased by 2% for each dreadlord captured. This effect stacks.
  • Bounty: Versatility Bounty: Versatility - Versatility increased by 2% for each dreadlord captured. This effect stacks.

After you make your choice, you will be granted a 2% buff to the secondary stat of your choice.

Nathrezim Infiltrators

Throughout the dungeons, some NPCs will have a purple aura and the Disguised Disguised debuff. These will transform into Nathrezim Infiltrators when you enter combat. Nathrezim Infiltrators replace regular trash mobs in dungeons, so this might directly affect Mythic routes.

Nathrezim Infiltrators cannot be stunned or death-gripped. The spells are not interruptible.

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When the dreadlord is captured you will receive another +2% secondary stat increase (on top of what you had at the beginning, as this buff stacks up to 20. Shortly after the dreadlord is captured, you'll receive another buff which restores 6% health and mana every second for 3 seconds.

Restoration Restoration - Restoring 6% health and mana every 1 sec.

What Abilities do Nathrezim Infiltrators Use?

Nathrezim Infiltrators will use 3 abilities. The first one is a frontal cone which reduces healing received for a short duration, the second one heals the dreadlord for a portion of the damage inflicted and the third one puts the player into a statis.

Blizzard adjusted two abilities used by Nathrezim Infiltrators in the Patch 9.2.5 Release Candidate this week. We highlighted the changes below.

Vampiric Claws Vampiric Claws - Strikes the target inflicting 50 45 Shadow damage and healing for [ 10,000% of E1 ]% of the damage dealt. (20 yd range, 3 sec cooldown, 1.5 sec cast)

Carrion Swarm Carrion Swarm - Inflicts 35 38 Shadow damage to enemies in front of the dreadlord and reduces healing received by 25% 50% for 10 sec. (100 yd range, 3 sec cooldown, 2.5 sec cast)

Nightmare Cloud Nightmare Cloud - Creates a wandering Nightmare Cloud for until cancelled. Coming into contact with a Nightmare Cloud afflicts players with [email protected] (3 sec cooldown, 2 sec cast)

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