The Weekly Route: Tyrannical, Incorporeal, Spiteful

The Weekly Route Series showcases Mythic+ strategies that are tailored towards the Beginner and Intermediate levels of Mythic+ with the following criteria in mind:

  • Easy to execute - particularly in pick-up-groups (PUGs)
  • Good tradeoffs between skipping the most difficult enemy forces while not requiring overly complicated strategies or “tech” to do so

This week, the affixes are Tyrannical, Incorporeal, and Spiteful.

This week, trash will be much easier to defeat, but players may stay in combat for a longer period of time because of Spiteful. Remember: being stuck in combat with Spiteful prevents healers from drinking or rezzing, rogues from stealthing, and targeted players from mounting up. Work as a team to burn down Spiteful mobs if they are hindering key group members during important moments.

Dealing with Incorporeal requires teamwork. Some spells are great for crowd control (CC), while others serve merely as, as they can’t handle the full 20 seconds of Incorporeal Beings' uptime. Below, see all the available options for Incorporeal CC:

If you need a refresher on the affixes, be sure to check out our affixes guide!

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Read on to import our Weekly Routes with pull-specific notes, tips, and recommended Bloodlust Timings!

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Weekly Mythic+ Routes


Tyrannical, Incorporeal, Spiteful



This week the route is very standard, using lust right away on Rezan. Alternatively, if your group is confident, you can try to pull the first two packs on the left side (headed towards Priestess Alun'za) for major Bloodlust value. Packs surrounding the Dazar'ai Colossus and Reanimated Honor Guard have less health than the large named mobs and may spawn Spiteful a few seconds before the pack is completely defeated - watch mobs’ health and be aware of incoming Spiteful melee swings during periods of intense group damage.

Dazar’ai Juggernauts can absolutely decimate your group, even on Tyrannical weeks, if your positioning is sloppy. Learn some handy tricks to manage these mobs more carefully with our RIO Snapshot:


Bloodlust Timings: First pull, on cooldown, and Kur’talos Ravencrest in Phase 2 (Dantalionax phase)

Remember - you can line of sight the Incorporeal beings. This dungeon has only a handful of large rooms, but also houses several narrow hallways and small rooms that can be used to your advantage. Just be ready to move quickly upon trash deaths to avoid those long-armed Spiteful ghosts in small spaces! When Spiteful spawns, try to run further into the dungeon to avoid backtracking and trapping yourself in a corner away from your group. Always be moving towards the next pack.

This is a great week to burn down the first boss, Amalgam of Souls, with this cool trick from our RIO Snapshot series:

You’ll want to manage your personals carefully this week on Tyrannical Kur’talos Ravencrest with the tips in this RIO Snapshot:


Bloodlust Timings: First pull, on cooldown, and Shade of Xavius

The standard route will require an invisibility potion, as the double Festerhide Grizzly pull before the first boss has been decreasing in popularity each week of this season. This dungeon has loads of routing options for enemy forces, so we suggest using a popular shortcut (REMEMBER to dismiss pets). Check out the clip below to see this early skip in action:

Rotheart Keepers and their Vile Mushrooms are going to cause havoc between the first and second boss. These mobs are typically part of much larger pulls, so be sure to focus damage into the Keepers and give yourself plenty of space and time to dodge Spiteful around the other ground effects.

Shade of Xavius is chaotic and punishing. This last room is large, so be aware of your surroundings and ready to handle Incorporeal at any moment. After 50%, do your party a favor and rotate personal defensives or immunities if you are chosen by Feed on the Weak. This is a channeled spell that can become more challenging to heal as the fight progresses and your healer needs to move out of Apocalyptic Nightmare or stack with the group for Waking Nightmare. Watch your feet!


There is way too much trash in this place! Unless you want to be at ~120% enemy forces before the end of the dungeon, we advise skipping the first several packs or the last several packs of trash with an invisibility potion.

Manifested Timeways is an extremely challenging boss to heal, so please make sure you have a way to track your own debuffs. You will cause major damage to your group if you do not know when you have the Chrono-Faded debuff. Here is a Chrono-Faded WeakAura to help you track the duration on your debuff; be sure you are moving to the LIGHT-colored pie slices before being dispelled, or your resulting Chronofade ring will be truly dangerous to your teammates! I prefer to prioritize dispelling in this order: Healers first, followed by Hunters, Shamans, Priests, Druids, and Evokers. I choose not to dispel Demon Hunters, Rogues, or Warriors when grouped with other classes.

In order to skip the single Infinite Infiltrator on the way to Blight of Galakrond, check out this RIO Snapshot:

If your group has a Rogue & Distract, a Hunter, or Shadowmeld, you’ll have a few extra tricks to use to get around this Infinite Infiltrator.

Iridikron can be terrifying on high Tyrannical keys, so arm yourself with the tricks imparted in our RIO Snapshot:


Keep Incorporeal in mind when positioning for the following boss abilities: Tyr, the Infinite Keeper’s Infinite Annihilation, Time-Lost Battlefield’s Bladestorm/Shockwave, and Chrono-Lord Deios’ Temporal Breath/Infinity Orbs. Even without Incorporeal, these boss mechanics are tough on Tyrannical; with a missed Incorporeal Destabilize, you’ll certainly find yourself struggling to survive!

On the first platform there are three mini bosses: Valow, Timesworn Keeper, Lerai, Timesworn Maiden, and Spurlok, Timesworn Sentinel. You must defeat these three mini bosses in order to trigger the boss’ 30 second RP event. If you are pushing key levels, remember to focus-fire these named mobs to progress the time-gated event quickly.

We all know sections of this dungeon are very RP-heavy; to save yourself some time, check out our RIO Snapshot on skipping through the RP in the portal room:

Note that the trash on the portal platform is especially intense for healers. Your healer will likely need to save their dispel for Timestream Anomaly’s Bloom and will have to dedicate their attention to the massive damage output this trash is capable of, so DPS should be especially careful in watching for frontals and bravely running away from Spiteful.

Is your team struggling with Time-Lost Battlefield? This boss can be brutal if you’re not handling the mechanics correctly! Check out our RIO Snapshot to avoid critical mistakes on this finicky fight:


Everbloom mobs are usually nasty when afflicted by any additional affixes. There are many packs with wildly different health pools amongst the mobs, making Spiteful especially dangerous – you might have multiple ghosts fixate on you at the same time! Three Spiteful melees, or three Spiteful ghosts each hitting you once, is enough to kill you immediately.

Keep Incorporeal in mind when positioning for the following boss abilities: Ancient Protectors’ Noxious Charge and Archmage Sol’s nasty spell combo of Spatial Compression with Cinderbolt Storm. Hopefully the RNG gods are in your favor and Incorporeal does not spawn on the complete opposite side of these massive boss rooms.

Everbloom has a lot of extra trash, so we will need to take advantage of a wall hug to skip some trash near the second boss. No special tricks or abilities are required; all you need to do is walk your character into the wall and slowly inch your way towards the other side of the room. This skip is marked with a gold exclamation point (!) on our weekly route. Check out the clip below to see this skip in action:

Ancient Protectors is where pugs are feeling the most pain. Before you engage the boss, try to coordinate two critical interrupts: Toxic Bloom cast by Earthshaper Telu, and Revitalize cast by Life Warden Gola. I prefer to have the tank interrupt for Telu and the healer interrupt for Gola, if possible. Everyone else should be liberal with both their interrupts and personals. Remember to watch your feet: each time the tank gets the big green Noxious Charge and runs it out, the rest of the group will also get green swirlies at their feet. Noxious Charge occurs roughly every 15 seconds until Dulhu dies.

Yalnu is a relatively easy boss, but it’s also easy to pull him early and wipe the group! Avoid this mistake with help from a quick RIO Snapshot:


DPS should keep Incorporeal in mind when positioning for the following boss abilities: Lady Naz'jar’s High Tide, Erunak Stonespeaker’s Earthfury/Terrifying Vision, and Ozumat’s Blotting Darkness. There are some convenient LOS areas in this dungeon, so be aware of corners and convenient coral placements when accounting for Incorporeal spawns!

Take a look at Roiben’s sketch below to help manage Lady Naz'jar’s Focused Tempest:

TL;DR: Make certain that the group organizes into a diamond surrounding the boss/tank. Every player needs to be spaced evenly, taking up positions at the corners, and keeping the tank as the closest player to anyone positioned along the diamond’s perimeter.

Erunak Stonespeaker casts a brutal magic debuff called Flame Shock, which deals burst damage upon application and leaves a heavy-hitting DoT. Healers will do their best to dispel quickly, but Flame Shock is cast every 6 seconds, while most healers have an 8-second cooldown for their single-target Magic Dispel. Be kind to your healer and rotate your personals on Flame Shocks! The initial damage is surprisingly painful on Tyrannical, so be prepared to use personal defensives or healing potions if you aren’t at full health when the cast goes out.

For some quick tips on handling Ozumat, take a peek at our RIO Snapshot:


Waycrest is FULL of narrow hallways and trash packs with variable health pools. Be quick to move when trash is dying! When Spiteful spawns, try to run further into the dungeon to avoid being backed into a corner. Always be moving towards the next pack.

On Tyrannical weeks, most groups prefer to use Bloodlust on the first pull, with bonus points if you can get that extra damage on a boss. However, did you know there is a quick way to proceed directly to the Heartsbane Triad? Take a look at our RIO Snapshot to find out how:

When Soulbound Goliath has high Soul Harvest stacks, the tank will take increased damage. The tank may move the Goliath into a fire patch to reset the boss’ stacks. The resulting Burning Brush deals massive group-wide damage and spawns untargetable Burning Souls who will fixate players, hitting them with Burning Fists if they are within melee range. Use personals for the fire and avoid red ghosts; don’t forget to stay close to the boss in the event that you are targeted by Soul Thorns!

Would you like to master the final boss, Gorak Tul? Check out our quick RIO Snapshot for the specifics:


About the Author

Bunten is an accountant by day and gamer by night. She has been playing WoW since 2005 and has attended every BlizzCon since 2007. Started streaming on Twitch June 2021. Bunten enjoys Mythic raiding and doing Mythic+. Be safe, be kind, and make good choices 💖