The Weekly Route: Tyrannical, Raging, Volcanic, and Shrouded



This week's affixes are Tyrannical, Raging, Volcanic, and Shrouded!

It’s the final week of Shadowlands and we’re saying farewell (for now) to the Season 4 dungeons. It’s also a good week to get any last minute gear that you want to improve your leveling process, and it’s your last chance to earn Keystone Master and the mount that comes with it!

These routes have 0-1 skips that require invis pots (or shroud, or in many cases other possibilities exist too!).



The Weekly Routes





Grimrail Depot [back to top]


Goodbye Grimrail Depot, winner of the community vote. Thank you for helping me realize when I’d forgotten to transmog my armor because YOU ZOOMED MY CAMERA IN TO 2 INCHES AWAY FROM MY CHARACTER FOR HALF THE DUNGEON!!

The first boss tends to be the hardest one in this dungeon as the key level gets higher - especially the Slams during the first two barrages, which you should overload with cooldowns to survive, as the future ones don’t overlap as nastily!




Iron Docks [back to top]



A few nicely hidden Shrouded mobs are off to the side and noted in this route! MDT now also features the ability to plan out the Iron Stars and what they’ll hit - use this as a guideline but note that you can miss a few mobs and it’ll be fine!




Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder [back to top]


Lots of extra Shrouded neutral mobs have been added to this dungeon - grab these during RP for stats and profit! We’re now recommending the left path instead of the right one after first boss - this is a great way to get a ton of Shrouded buffs very quickly, and to focus on a few dangerous enemies at once instead of a bunch of them!

We continue to recommend the left-hand path as a general easiest option in this dungeon, as you’ll quickly gain so many Shrouded buffs that even the tougher bosses at the end of the dungeon shouldn’t be too bad.




Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit [back to top]


We’re offering two routes, one of which skips Zul’gamux and the annoying Guardians. Zul’gamux’s stats are enticing, but in this dungeon in particular it can be particularly difficult to safely fight, and the hardest part of the dungeon tends to be the murloc area that you’ll have already cleared.




Mechagon: Junkyard [back to top]


Junkyard has a weird mechanic where the Hard Mode robot will fly over one of the three bosses and move around after you kill a boss. The annoying part is that this rotates weekly but is different in different regions. Check to see if the boss is flying above Gunker - if it is, use the Trixie First route, otherwise use the Gunker First route.




Mechagon: Workshop [back to top]


The last pack of this dungeon is now skippable with Shroud or Invis pots, so we’ve adjusted our route to suggest this. You should still feel free to skip earlier in the dungeon if you’d prefer, such as Zul’gamux or the packs in the sewer, or of course simply pull the whole dungeon and avoid worrying about skipping anything at all!



Lower Karazhan [back to top]


After several nerfs to this dungeon we’ve come back in and re-tooled down to a single route. This route doesn’t use any skips aside from dying after Zul’gamux to get back to the start of the dungeon and head to Moroes.

There are a lot of options in this dungeon, and you can very profitably make use of Shrouds or Invis pots! If you’re playing with a consistent group, we’d recommend adding some trash elsewhere and skipping the Maiden hallway entirely. You can also consider if you’re interested in areas like the Kitchens or the spider area! Our route, however, is an attempt to avoid going super far over count while also only using Shrouds or Invis pots when the upside is tremendous, and we’ve found that in Lower Karazhan in particular, groups are often looking for a relatively straightforward plan. The death skip after Zul’gamux avoids going way over 100% count but otherwise we’re just grabbing packs that are directly in our way, while also doing Moroes -> Attumen -> Maiden to optimize Shrouded stacks for Maiden, traditionally the boss that groups prefer being most powerful for.




Upper Karazhan [back to top]


It’s a good idea to skip the two Damaged Golems near the start of the dungeon - you’ll almost never need the count from them and you can walk through the middle of the carpet to avoid both of them, or use a gateway to be sure nobody accidentally pulls one. We also recommend using Invis pots to skip to the chess event at the end of the dungeon and avoid some very dangerous enemies that also aren’t needed for Enemy Forces count. You can shroud this, just make sure to hug left around the Slayer pack!







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