Blizzard Reveals Major WoW Dragonflight Affix Changes and Explosive Removal for Mythic Dungeons


Blizzard is making significant changes to the affixes used in World of Warcraft’s Mythic+ dungeons, and it includes the removal of the Explosive affix, one of the least-popular affixes in the game. The affix is frustrating, with huge explosions that can take away 50% of your health. While the Explosive affix can be destroyed, it’s immune to AoEs, making players pull away from their current objective, reducing the utility of the affix as a skill test.

Developer ‘Stonekey’ divulged the affix changes in a blue post in response to feedback after players completed runs on public test servers. Periodic affixes (Incorporeal and Storming) have shifted to key seven from key 14, and affixes that trigger on death or health ranges have moved to key 14. The Explosive affix is being retired in WoW Dragonflight Season 2 and replaced with Volcanic, which is part of the affix updates.

Blizzard claims that these changes aim to minimize the impact that affixes have on the overall gameplay of Mythic+ dungeons and match more challenging affixes for advanced keystone levels. It’s expected that players can enjoy playing Mythic+ dungeons much more without the frustrating Explosive affix.

Other affix changes include Spiteful, Sanguine, Bolstering, and Raging updates, among others, as well as the reduced snare effect on Entangling to improve the gameplay experience further.

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