Nythendra Mythic Strategy/Tactics

Last updated on Oct 04, 2016 at 18:51 by Damien 14 comments

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General Information

On this page, you will find a list of changes between Normal/Heroic modes and Mythic mode, as well as a working strategy to defeat Nythendra in The Emerald Nightmare in Mythic mode.

The other pages of our Nythendra guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Pottm from Serenity.


Mythic Changes

On Mythic difficulty, Nythendra gains a new ability, in addition to the standard buff to boss health pool and outgoing damage. Infested Icon Infested is also slightly different.


Phase One: The Plagued Dreamer

Twice per Phase One, Nythendra casts Infested Mind Icon Infested Mind. This causes her to take control of all players with 10 or more stacks of Infested Icon Infested. Mind-controlled players deal moderate raid-wide damage every 6 seconds with Spread Infestation Icon Spread Infestation.

Dealing sufficient damage to the mind-controlled player will break the effect and reset the player's stacks of Infested.

In Mythic mode, Infested Icon Infested's stacks are no longer reset when entering Phase Two, which makes it the fight much more difficult, as damage will keep ramping up on players until they get mind-controlled and freed.


Phase Two: Heart of the Swarm

Phase Two does not have any Mythic-specific ability.


Mythic Strategy

The key to the Mythic version of this fight is to instantly free players controlled by Infested Mind Icon Infested Mind. This means that raid members need to maintain as much control as they can on their stacks of Infested Icon Infested. This means that they must take no Plague damage from avoidable sources, especially during Phase Two. The encounter is not a DPS race, so priority should be given to avoiding damage.

The best way to deal with Infested Mind Icon Infested Mind is to have players with over 10 stacks of Infested Icon Infested run into the melee group, so that they can all be DPS'ed down very quickly.



  • 04 Oct. 2016: Added Mythic strategy from pottm.
  • 15 Sep. 2016: Added more details following pottm's review.
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