Varimathras Mythic Strategy/Tactics

Last updated on Dec 31, 2017 at 09:32 by Furty 2 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 Varimathras in Antorus, the Burning Throne in Mythic mode.

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


Mythic Mode Abilities

Shadow of Varimathras spawns a copy of Varimathras with significantly reduced health whenever Alone in the Darkness Icon Alone in the Darkness is cast. The Shadow will attack players and periodically cast Echoes of Doom Icon Echoes of Doom, which marks a random player for 3.5 seconds with a debuff. When it expires, a void zone spawns at the target's location that persists for the remainder of the encounter. The Echoes deal significant Shadow damage every second to any players within their radius.



The strategy for Mythic Varimathras mainly revolves around management of the Necrotic Embrace Icon Necrotic Embrace, as it is absolutely crucial that Alone in the Darkness Icon Alone in the Darkness is never triggered. Creating an accidental Shadow of Varimathras often results in a chain reaction and an eventual wipe. Do note that if an add does spawn, it must be prioritized and killed immediately before Echoes of Doom Icon Echoes of Doom can be cast, as this will guarantee a wipe if successful.

The best way to avoid spawning any Shadow of Varimathras adds is to use immunities to prevent Necrotic Embrace Icon Necrotic Embrace from spreading while all players remain 8 yards of each other, preventing Alone in the Darkness Icon Alone in the Darkness from being cast. This can be achieved by placing two raid markers behind the main stack points, as shown below:

Varimathras Mythic Positioning

The player affected by Necrotic Embrace Icon Necrotic Embrace will go to the furthest marker. A player with a magical immunity will go to the marker between the Necrotic Embrace and the group stack. All players must ensure they stay within 8 yards at all times. The player with the immunity must use it before Necrotic Embrace expires, as immunities prevent the application of Necrotic Embrace but cannot clear it after it is applied.

Dealing with Necrotic Embrace Icon Necrotic Embrace and preventing Alone in the Darkness Icon Alone in the Darkness are the only differences with the encounter on Mythic. This encounter presents a serious DPS check for most groups, and any mistakes will cause the encounter to immediately collapse as the Shadows of Varimathras spread out of control.


Bloodlust/Heroism/Time Warp

It is best to use Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust immediately on the pull, as this presents the best synchronicity of cooldowns and provides maximum DPS gain.



  • 31 Dec. 2017: Added Mythic strategy.
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