Mythic+ Dungeon Difficulty Rankings and Tier List for Fortified/Spiteful/Necrotic Affixes

Last updated on Oct 20, 2022 at 09:02 by Petko 9 comments

This page provides an up to date listing of the Mythic Dungeons in Shadowlands, ranking by difficulty, depending on each week's Mythic dungeon affix combination.

Since the affixes change each weekly lockout, make sure to check each week's updated version of this ranking.

1.

Week 12 of Season 4: Fortified, Spiteful, Necrotic, and Shrouded

1.1.

Summary

We have MDT routes for this week's affixes and for all dungeons, which you can find in the guide linked below.

This week's affixes are Fortified Icon Fortified, Skittish Icon Spiteful, Necrotic Icon Necrotic, and Shrouded Icon Shrouded. The MDT routes linked above provide enough flexibility for you to choose if you do want to play with Encrypted (only +10 keystone difficulty) or not.

First, we will provide you with a few general tips for the week, and then you can read on below for our difficulty rankings of the dungeons.

  • The most important thing this week is to watch out for Skittish Icon Spiteful, as it only takes 2-3 melee hits from Spiteful Shades to be lethal. Make sure to use Crowd Control abilities such as stuns, knockbacks, and slows, as well as keeping a safe distance from the spirits or, if you are a melee, using personal defensive cooldowns.
  • Necrotic Icon Necrotic is really tough for the tanks. Make sure to use all of your group utility to help them reset their stacks more easily! If you are a Kyrian tank, you can use your Phial of Serenity Icon Phial of Serenity to remove it. A Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection from a Paladin can also work; just make sure to cancel it as quickly as possible to prevent a random party member from gaining threat, resulting in their death!
2.

Easy Difficulty Mythic Dungeons

2.1.

Operation Mechagon: Junkyard

Operation: Mechagon - Junkyard is going to be the easiest dungeon this week due to several reasons. Skittish Icon Spiteful will not have much of an influence on you. Not only will they die fast due to Shock Bots, but also the lack of mass-pulls will definitely help you overcome the affix. Necrotic Icon Necrotic might affect your group, if you decide to pull several non-boss-enemy groups together. Therefore, there should be nothing to worry about as the mobs should die way before they reach critical stacks of Necrotic Wound Icon Necrotic Wound on your tank.

2.2.

Tazavesh: So'Leah's Gambit

The hardest part about Tazavesh: So'Leah's Gambit will be the fact that you will have big troubles with Skittish Icon Spiteful as most of the pulls are rather large. However, the dungeon timer is relatively easy to pass, meaning you do not have to force yourself to play big to time this key. Hence, taking it slow will cause you to be faster rather than doing double-pulls and wiping due to excessive spawns of Skittish Icon Spiteful. Of course, this also applies for Necrotic Icon Necrotic: the smaller the pull the slower the Necrotic Wound Icon Necrotic Wound stacks ramp up, meaning your tank will have plenty of breathing room. Just take this dungeon slowly and beware the boss fights, as they are not to be underestimated.

3.

Moderate Difficulty Mythic Dungeons

3.1.

Return to Karazhan: Upper

Neither of the weekly affixes will have any influence on the difficulty of the dungeon. The one thing you should keep in mind are the boss fights; this will be your main obstacle. Each of the bosses will tough to deal with, despite being Fortified Icon Fortified, potentially creating something we call a "soft-enrage" if not killed quickly. An example of this behavior can be identified at the very first boss of this dungeon — The Curator — where you will eventually run out of space due to Power Discharge Icon Power Discharge covering the whole room and the stacks of Overload Icon Overload becoming lethal.

3.2.

Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder

Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder in particular will be quite tough to deal with for several reasons. First, Necrotic Icon Necrotic will be terrible to deal with here as the mobs have a built-in teleport, so once your tank begins to kite them away to reset Necrotic Wound Icon Necrotic Wound, the enemies will port onto the tank unless you stun them prior; hence, having good group-synergy is important here. Second, Tyrannical Icon Tyrannical will be a serious threat to any group entering this key, as it will create one of the hardest bosses to deal with, meaning that you want to save every cooldown available to pass them, and collect as many Bounties from Shrouded Icon Shrouded as you can on your way there. Do not underestimate this dungeon just because it is straightforward, and it will be quite easy to time!

3.3.

Iron Docks

Iron Docks is one dungeon where good group-synergy will net you the most amount of time using the Iron Stars. There are a lot of non-boss-enemies which will deal unavoidable damage to you, such as Grom'kar Footsoldier's Charging Slash Icon Charging Slash, so you need to be really quick with using your own personal defensive cooldowns. Necrotic Icon Necrotic will not have much of an impact on your team, outside of the few pulls prior to engaging the first boss of the dungeon. After that is mostly smaller pulls combined with Iron Star strategy. Keep your eye out, however, for the final boss fight, as Skulloc is one of the hardest bosses to defeat in the current dungeon pool. Focus and kill Koramar as quickly as you can so you can stop the Rapid Fire Icon Rapid Fire coming out from Zoggosh.

4.

Hard Difficulty Mythic Dungeons

4.1.

Return to Karazhan: Lower

Despite the several nerfs to Return to Karazhan - Lower, it still remains one of the hardest dungeons to complete in time. There are several reasons why that is the case, with one of them being how hard the boss fights are. The high mob-density in this dungeon will make both the Skittish Icon Spiteful and Necrotic Icon Necrotic affixes hell to deal with. In addition, the limited space of this dungeon will impact the most Spiteful Shade spawns, as it will be hard for you to manage to dodge them effectively. Use your utility to prevent yourself from being hit by a Spiteful Shade.

4.2.

Grimrail Depot

Grimrail Depot is normally one of the easier dungeons. However, with this week's affixes it will be one of the hardest to complete in time. The lack of space, especially in the train area leading to Nitrogg Thundertower and Skylord Tovra, will make dodging Skittish Icon Spiteful spawns close to impossible without sacrificing DPS. If that is not enough, wait until you realize you need to also pay attention to Nightmare Cloud Icon Nightmare Clouds and the lethal Carrion Swarm Icon Carrion Swarm frontal from Nathrezim Infiltrator. Necrotic Icon Necrotic will also be a major concern because of the lack of space, which will make kiting for resets harder for your tank. Finally, boss fights in this dungeon are known to be one of the hardest available across all dungeons in Shadowlands, so be extra prepared!

4.3.

Operation Mechagon: Workshop

Operation: Mechagon - Workshop will be hardest key this week, not only because it holds one of the hardest bosses in Mythic+ but also because the limited space of the whole dungeon will make dealing with Necrotic Icon Necrotic and Skittish Icon Spiteful really difficult. Pay attention to the narrow corridor leading to K.U.-J.0., as that is where you will find it the toughest dealing with the weekly affixes; even the Toxic Wasteling Icon Toxic Wastelings can be troublesome. Finally, one of the hardest bosses, even on Fortified Icon Fortified, across all dungeons — Head Machinist Sparkflux — will be the main concern; do your best to collect as many bounty stacks as possible from Shrouded Icon Shrouded beforehand to make the fight easier.

5.

Changelog

  • 20 Oct. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 12 of Season 4.
  • 11 Oct. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 11 of Season 4.
  • 04 Oct. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 10 of Season 4.
  • 27 Sep. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 9 of Season 4.
  • 20 Sep. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 8 of Season 4.
  • 13 Sep. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 7 of Season 4.
  • 06 Sep. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 6 of Season 4.
  • 30 Aug. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 5 of Season 4.
  • 23 Aug. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 4 of Season 4.
  • 16 Aug. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 3 of Season 4.
  • 10 Aug. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 2 of Season 4.
  • 03 Aug. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 1 of Season 4.
  • 26 Jul. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 22 of Season 3.
  • 19 Jul. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 21 of Season 3.
  • 12 Jul. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 20 of Season 3.
  • 05 Jul. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 19 of Season 3.
  • 28 Jun. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 18 of Season 3.
  • 22 Jun. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 17 of Season 3.
  • 14 Jun. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 16 of Season 3.
  • 07 Jun. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 15 of Season 3.
  • 31 May 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 14 of Season 3.
  • 24 May 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 13 of Season 3.
  • 17 May 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 12 of Season 3.
  • 11 May 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 11 of Season 3.
  • 04 May 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 10 of Season 3.
  • 27 Apr. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 9 of Season 3.
  • 12 Apr. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 7 of Season 3.
  • 05 Apr. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 6 of Season 3.
  • 31 Mar. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 5 of Season 3.
  • 22 Mar. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 4 of Season 3.
  • 15 Mar. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 3 of Season 3.
  • 09 Mar. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 2 of Season 3.
  • 02 Mar. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 1 of Season 3.
  • 16 Feb. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 33 of Season 2.
  • 08 Feb. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 32 of Season 2.
  • 01 Feb. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 31 of Season 2.
  • 25 Jan. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 30 of Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 29 of Season 2.
  • 11 Jan. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 28 of Season 2.
  • 04 Jan. 2022: Updated for Mythic+ Week 27 of Season 2.
  • 29 Dec. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 26 of Season 2.
  • 21 Dec. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 25 of Season 2.
  • 14 Dec. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 24 of Season 2.
  • 07 Dec. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 23 of Season 2.
  • 30 Nov. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 22 of Season 2.
  • 23 Nov. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 21 of Season 2.
  • 17 Nov. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 20 of Season 2.
  • 09 Nov. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 19 of Season 2.
  • 04 Nov. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 18 of Season 2.
  • 26 Oct. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 17 of Season 2.
  • 19 Oct. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 16 of Season 2.
  • 12 Oct. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 15 of Season 2.
  • 05 Oct. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 14 of Season 2.
  • 28 Sep. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 13 of Season 2.
  • 21 Sep. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 12 of Season 2.
  • 14 Sep. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 11 of Season 2.
  • 09 Sep. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 10 of Season 2.
  • 03 Sep. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 9 of Season 2.
  • 27 Aug. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 8 of Season 2.
  • 12 Aug. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 6 of Season 2.
  • 04 Aug. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 5 of Season 2.
  • 29 Jul. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 4 of Season 2.
  • 23 Jul. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 3 of Season 2.
  • 14 Jul. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 2 of Season 2.
  • 09 Jul. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 1 of Season 2.
  • 22 Jun. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 29.
  • 15 Jun. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 28.
  • 08 Jun. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 27.
  • 01 Jun. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 26.
  • 25 May 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 25.
  • 18 May 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 24.
  • 11 May 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 23.
  • 04 May 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 22.
  • 27 Apr. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 21.
  • 20 Apr. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 20.
  • 13 Apr. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 19.
  • 06 Apr. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 18.
  • 30 Mar. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 17.
  • 23 Mar. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 16.
  • 16 Mar. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 15.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 14.
  • 02 Mar. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 13.
  • 23 Feb. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 12.
  • 16 Feb. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 11.
  • 09 Feb. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 10.
  • 02 Feb. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 9.
  • 26 Jan. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 8.
  • 19 Jan. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 7.
  • 12 Jan. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 6.
  • 05 Jan. 2021: Updated for Mythic+ Week 5.
  • 29 Dec. 2020: Updated for Mythic+ Week 4.
  • 23 Dec. 2020: Updated for Mythic+ Week 3.
  • 16 Dec. 2020: Updated for Mythic+ Week 2.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Updated for Mythic+ Week 1.
  • 06 Dec. 2020: Guide added.
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