The Weekly Route: Fortified, Sanguine, Necrotic, and Tormented

This week’s affixes are Fortified, Sanguine, Necrotic, and Tormented.

Fortified and Necrotic can make for some very dangerous trash pulls, but fortunately the best ways to counter Necrotic line up nicely with the best ways to counter Sanguine - kiting towards the end of the pull being extremely effective against both affixes. Just be careful with effects like AoE stuns and knockbacks - if you’re too focused on protecting your tank with them you may inadvertently cause unnecessary Sanguine healing.



The Weekly Routes





De Other Side [back to top]


Night Fae urns must be used with caution this week, as they can inadvertently cause Sanguine healing if you’re not careful!

Read more on De Other Side Dungeon Abilities.





Halls of Atonement [back to top]


Two Sanguine threats in this dungeon are Houndmasters, who like to stand still and may do so in Sanguine, and Groundskeepers, who often die early into pulls and do drop Sanguine.

Read more on Halls of Atonement Dungeon Abilities.





Mists of Tirna Scithe [back to top]


We’re continuing to offer the route with skips that features a difficult to execute skip at the start of the dungeon - this is by far the highest fail-rate skip in any of our routes, so take care that you understand it and practice it a little on M0 to make sure you aren’t walking near any of the true-sight mobs during it! The payoff is solid but not worth attempting if you aren’t confident you can do it reliably.

Read more on Mists of Tirna Scithe Dungeon Abilities.





Plaguefall [back to top]


Remember that you can grab Incinerator Arkolath before Doctor Ickus to get another anima power for that fight.

Even though it’s Fortified, the bosses of this dungeon aren’t to be underestimated, especially with Necrotic active. In particular, Domina Venomblade deals a lot of tank damage already, and her adds can quickly stack up the Necrotic debuff on your tank.

Read more on Plaguefall Dungeon Abilities.





Sanguine Depths [back to top]


Sanguine management in this dungeon is very tricky, especially if you need to kite aggressively to drop Necrotic stacks. Be extremely aware of the safe areas you have access to as well as the nearest enemy packs in each direction so that you don’t accidentally pull extra mobs while kiting.

Read more on Sanguine Depths Dungeon Abilities.




Spires of Ascension [back to top]


This dungeon has several enemies that stand still and cast, which can be very problematic if Sanguine gets dropped under them. In particular, Forsworn Goliaths can get into long cast sequences while also being immune to Crowd Control - extra care must be taken to not get Sanguine under them.

Read more on Spires of Ascension Dungeon Abilities.





The Necrotic Wake [back to top]


A useful tip for Amarth is to have your tank pick up the spear beforehand and spear Amarth on pull, when Incinerator Arkolath is around 30% health, aimed in such a way that it pierces and hits both. The tank is ideal for this job since the spear generates huge threat!

Read more on The Necrotic Wake Dungeon Abilities.





Theater of Pain [back to top]


This is another dungeon where the Necrotic boss encounters will be challenging and shouldn’t be underestimated just because Tyrannical isn’t active. Make sure to have your Bloodlust and all cooldowns for the harder bosses in here.

Read more on Theater of Pain Dungeon Abilities.






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