Weekly Mythic+ Dungeon MDT Routes with Fortified/Bolstering/Quaking Affixes

Last updated on Jul 29, 2021 at 00:08 by Petko 21 comments

On this page, you will find full MDT routes for all Mythic+ Shadowlands dungeons, complete with our comments for how to best handle each dungeon.

This page is updated on a weekly basis to account for all the Mythic+ affixes present in that given week.

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Week 4 of Season 2: Fortified, Bolstering, Quaking, and Tormented

This page will provide you with optimal MDT routes for each of the 8 Shadowlands dungeons. It is updated for the current week's Mythic affixes (Fortified Icon Fortified, Bolstering Icon Bolstering, and Quaking Icon Quaking, in addition to the newly-introduced Tormented Icon Tormented for Mythic+ 10 and higher keys).

The dungeons on this page are listed alphabetically. For a difficulty ranking of this week's Mythic dungeons, we recommend our dedicated guide, linked below.

Making use of your Covenant's dungeon-specific buffs is crucial for having a smooth and efficient run. While by no means necessary to time your key, these buffs are extremely helpful. You can find out all about that on our dedicated page.

1.1.

De Other Side

1.1.1.

Path

1.1.2.

Tips

Bolstering Icon Bolstering can be extremely tough, especially in the Ardenweald area. Make sure you plan and pull packs with equal health pools to prevent excessive Bolster Icon Bolster stacks. You can pair the Tormented Icon Tormented lieutenants with any other mob type to speed up the dungeon; they are not influenced by the Bolstering affix, so that is great news!

If you are feeling confident you can pull Incinerator Arkolath with Group 3 in the route above using Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust (or a similar effect) or Oros Coldheart with Groups 6 and 7 and the use of a Haunted Urn Icon Haunted Urn (if you have a Night Fae player) to speed up your dungeon. Tormented Icon Tormented lieutenants are influenced by the stun of the Haunted Urns, so give it a try if you are feeling confident!

Make sure to stay spread when entering the tiny corridors of the dungeon leading to Hakkar the Soulflayer and The Manastorms to prevent you from overlapping Quake Icon Quakes from Quaking Icon Quaking one another and taking avoidable damage.

1.1.3.

Advanced, High-Key Route

If your focus is oriented around high keys, pushing for progression, and a willingness to go out of your way to optimize your path for maximum efficiency, we recommend using this route instead. This MDT route provides in-depth explanations in the form of notes, so import it and give it a try!

1.2.

Halls of Atonement

1.2.1.

Path

1.2.2.

Tips

Once you pull a Shard of Halkias remember to use priority-target spells on it to prevent it from getting excessive Bolstering Icon Bolstering stacks. Do NOT pull any Toiling Groundskeeper with it since the health difference is massive and it will cause you issues. You can chain them once they have equal health if you do really insist on having them in your route.

Consider using Loyal Stoneborn (If you do have a Venthyr player) on Tormented Icon Tormented lieutenants. This way, you will make those encounters way smoother.

Be spread once you engage Echelon. Since Curse of Stone Icon Curse of Stone will stun you if not De-Cursed, you have a chance to "clip" your party members with Quake Icon Quake from Quaking Icon Quaking by staying close to eachother; always keep a distance.

1.2.3.

Advanced, High-Key Route

If your focus is oriented around high keys, pushing for progression, and a willingness to go out of your way to optimize your path for maximum efficiency, we recommend using this route instead. This MDT route provides in-depth explanations in the form of notes, so import it and give it a try!

1.3.

Mists of Tirna Scithe

1.3.1.

Path

1.3.2.

Tips

Do NOT chain Drust Spiteclaw with Group 7 in the above route under any circumstance. The health difference is massive between these two packs and it will slow down your run rather than speeding it up. Take it slow and kill them group by group.

Pay attention to Quaking Icon Quaking when fighting Mistcaller. Stay spread during Guessing Game Icon Guessing Game to prevent overlapping of the affix while actively dealing with the intermission. In addition, you can get this WeakAura to help you deal with the ¨maze¨ prior to engaging Mistcaller along with the Guessing Game itself.

If you are feeling confident you can skip Oros Coldheart and instead keep the 50% slow aura on the last boss of the dungeon, Tred'ova, which is quite easy to fight this way and saves time!

1.3.3.

Advanced, High-Key Route

If your focus is oriented around high keys, pushing for progression, and a willingness to go out of your way to optimize your path for maximum efficiency, we recommend using this route instead. This MDT route provides in-depth explanations in the form of notes, so import it and give it a try!

1.4.

Plaguefall

1.4.1.

Path

1.4.2.

Tips

Beware of Bolstering Icon Bolstering in the area after defeating Globgrog, as most of the groups have uneven health pools. Make sure to use Unstable Canister or Rigged Plagueborer to your advantage to help kill the trash faster. Rigged Plagueborers also work on Tormented Icon Tormented lieutenants, which is quite useful to know!

When fighting Domina Venomblade, make sure to spread accordingly for Quaking Icon Quaking, which, in combination with Solitary Prey Icon Solitary Prey, can become lethal. Communicate in advance to avoid overlapping and potential unnecessary deaths.

Remember to engage Executioner Varruth before entering the Doctor Ickus boss fight. This way you will have access to an additional Anima Power, which will make dealing with the boss significantly easier.

1.4.3.

Advanced, High-Key Route

If your focus is oriented around high keys, pushing for progression, and a willingness to go out of your way to optimize your path for maximum efficiency, we recommend using this route instead. This MDT route provides in-depth explanations in the form of notes, so import it and give it a try!

1.5.

Sanguine Depths

1.5.1.

Path

1.5.2.

Tips

Remember to use priority-target spells on packs with high-health mobs like Insatiable Brute or Grand Overseer to prevent them from getting excessive Bolster Icon Bolster stacks from Bolstering Icon Bolstering.

Do NOT pull Incinerator Arkolath with any other mobs since he is the hardest Tormented Icon Tormented mob out of the 4. You have a high risk of wiping if you do so.

Pay attention to Quaking Icon Quaking when fighting General Kaal, as there are several boss abilities that can overlap with the affix. When she is casting Gloom Squall Icon Gloom Squall and there is a Quake Icon Quake on the way, consider using an immunity to give room to the rest of your party members to distribute their Quakes accordingly. Moreover, use movement speed abilities to avoid Wicked Gash Icon Wicked Gash from Wicked Rush Icon Wicked Rush.

1.5.3.

Advanced, High-Key Route

If your focus is oriented around high keys, pushing for progression, and a willingness to go out of your way to optimize your path for maximum efficiency, we recommend using this route instead. This MDT route provides in-depth explanations in the form of notes, so import it and give it a try!

1.6.

Spires of Ascension

1.6.1.

Path

1.6.2.

Tips

Beware of excessive Bolster Icon Bolster stacks to Forsworn Skirmisher, as Hurl Icon Hurl can become lethal as soon as they reach high stacks. Make sure to focus them first and use stun effects to prevent them from attacking.

Pay attention to Empyreal Ordnance Icon Empyreal Ordnance casts overlapping with Quake Icon Quake from Quaking Icon Quaking. If they do overlap stay close enough to put the puddles on the ground but not close enough to get clipped by the Quakes.

You can opt to skip Soggodon the Breaker and instead have the 50% increased Physical damage taken on the last boss of the dungeon, Devos, which is quite easy to handle.

1.6.3.

Advanced, High-Key Route

If your focus is oriented around high keys, pushing for progression, and a willingness to go out of your way to optimize your path for maximum efficiency, we recommend using this route instead. This MDT route provides in-depth explanations in the form of notes, so import it and give it a try!

1.7.

The Necrotic Wake

1.7.1.

Path

1.7.2.

Tips

You can use Bolstering Icon Bolstering to your advantage by making Flesh Crafter have several Bolster Icon Bolster stacks and using Throw Cleaver Icon Throw Cleaver on the enemy mobs. Just make sure you do keep it on low HP and kill it off whenever you decide to move to a different area. You can use that strategy to kill Incinerator Arkolath just prior to engaging Blightbone.

1.7.3.

Advanced, High-Key Route

If your focus is oriented around high keys, pushing for progression, and a willingness to go out of your way to optimize your path for maximum efficiency, we recommend using this route instead. This MDT route provides in-depth explanations in the form of notes, so import it and give it a try!

1.8.

Theater of Pain

1.8.1.

Path

1.8.2.

Tips

Bolstering Icon Bolstering is extremely tough in the Upper and Lower Barrow of Carnage leading to Gorechop. Make sure you always focus the high HP targets and, if necessary, to stop AoE DPS and focus on priority-target damage. Remember that Disgusting Refuse do NOT apply Bolster Icon Bolster stacks, so you are free to chain them with any other mob type.

Quaking Icon Quaking is going to be really tough when fighting Gorechop, especially when it overlaps with Tenderizing Smash Icon Tenderizing Smash which can result in a potential death when it overlaps with the affix. One way to prevent that is that when Gorechop is about to cast his Tenderizing Smash, do NOT target him and he will not pull you toward melee.

You can opt to skip Oros Coldheart if you confident you can handle Mordretha, the Endless Empress with a permanent 50% slow effect on your whole party. Oros' positioning is not great and it can get influenced by the patrolling Rancid Gasbag timers, which can ultimately slow your run.

1.8.3.

Advanced, High-Key Route

If your focus is oriented around high keys, pushing for progression, and a willingness to go out of your way to optimize your path for maximum efficiency, we recommend using this route instead. This MDT route provides in-depth explanations in the form of notes, so import it and give it a try!

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Changelog

  • 29 Jul. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 4 of Season 2.
  • 22 Jul. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 3 of Season 2.
  • 09 Jul. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 1 of Season 2.
  • 30 Jun. 2021: Updates routes for Patch 9.1 off-season affixes.
  • 22 Jun. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 29.
  • 15 Jun. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 28.
  • 09 Jun. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 27.
  • 01 Jun. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 26.
  • 25 May 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 25.
  • 18 May 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 24.
  • 11 May 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 23.
  • 04 May 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 22.
  • 27 Apr. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 21.
  • 20 Apr. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 20.
  • 13 Apr. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 19.
  • 06 Apr. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 18.
  • 30 Mar. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 17.
  • 25 Mar. 2021: Fixed an error with Halls of Atonement route.
  • 23 Mar. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 16.
  • 16 Mar. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 15.
  • 11 Mar. 2021: Fixed a Mists of Tirna Scithe route issue due to a stealth hotfix.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 14 and added Advanced High-Key Route sub-section.
  • 02 Mar. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 13.
  • 23 Feb. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 12.
  • 18 Feb. 2021: Fixed a Plaguefall route issue.
  • 16 Feb. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 11.
  • 09 Feb. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 10.
  • 02 Feb. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 9.
  • 26 Jan. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 8.
  • 22 Jan. 2021: Fixed an issue with the De Other Side route.
  • 19 Jan. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 7.
  • 12 Jan. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 6.
  • 06 Jan. 2021: Added a Quaking WeakAura.
  • 05 Jan. 2021: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 5.
  • 31 Dec. 2020: Fixed Plaguefall and Spires of Ascension routes.
  • 29 Dec. 2020: Updated routes for Mythic+ Week 4.
  • 26 Dec. 2020: Added mention of the MDT addon no longer being available.
  • 23 Dec. 2020: Updated route for Week 3 of Shadowlands Mythic+.
  • 16 Dec. 2020: Updated route for Week 2 of Shadowlands Mythic+.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Guide added.
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