Patch 9.1 PTR - Mythic+ Rating System Preview
The Mythic+ Rating System that was teased by Raider.IO is now active on the Public Test Realm. Keep in mind that this feature has just been added, so everything is subject to change.

Mythic+ Rating System Preview
  • Players can check their Mythic+ Rating in the Mythic Keystone tab.
  • Hovering over the dungeons will show the points gained from each instance.
  • Mythic+ Rating can be increased by completing dungeons more quickly or on higher difficulties.
  • Completing keys on both Fortified and Tyrannical will further increase the score, as previously mentioned in the developer interview with Ion Hazzikostas.



Creating and Joining Groups
  • Group leaders can now see the applicant's Mythic+ Score along with their name, role and item level.
  • Alt characters do not show any info about the player's main character, their points, nor the number of dungeons completed in time for different brackets (5-9, 10-14, 15+). These statistics are currently provided by the Raider.IO Addon, which will most likely remain useful in that regard.
  • The score tab is currently clickable on the PTR (although broken in functionality). If this gets fixed, group leaders will be able to sort applicants by their Mythic+ Score.



Patch 9.1 - New Mythic+ Affix and Anima Powers
Shadowlands Mythic+ Season 2 Affix has been added in Build 38511: [PH] SL S2 Affix - [PH] Defeat the Jailer's forces to gain cool powers!

The "cool powers" referenced above seem to be Anima Powers, some of which were added in an earlier build. Most of the following Anima Powers are currently used in the fight with the Tarragrue in the Sanctum of Domination raid, but they might also show up in Mythic+ Dungeons.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Patch 9.1 - New Anima Powers
  • Blade of the Lifetaker - Your attacks have a high chance to steal health from the enemy equal to 10% of your maximum health.
  • Disembodied Mystic Hands - Your attacks have a chance to steal a beneficial Magic or Enrage effect from your target, applying it to yourself.
  • Elethium Diffuser - Inflicts Shadow damage equal to 50% of all the damage you receive, split amongst enemies within 10 yds, but you are no longer able to step backwards.
  • Elethium Weights - Your Strength, Agility, Stamina, and Intellect are increased by 30%, but you are no longer able to jump.
  • Ephemeral Effigy - You take 25% less Physical damage and suffer 15% more Magic damage. Taking Physical damage has a chance to increase your movement speed by 25% for 6 sec.
  • Erratic Howler - While in combat, release an uncontrolled howl at random intervals. This howl inflicts 40 Shadow damage to enemies within 20 yds and interrupts spells.
  • Ever-Beating Heart - You become immune to Fear and Stun effects.
  • Heart-Seeking Fang - While in combat, leech 3 health from a random enemy within 15 yds every 2 sec. This damage and healing is doubled if the target is suffering from a Bleed effect.
  • Huddled Carvings - Your damage and healing done is increased by 30% while within 5 yds of at least 2 other players.
  • Lumbering Form - While in combat, your size is increased by 100%, your damage and healing is increased by 30%, and you automatically knock back ALL players that come within 2 yds of yourself.
  • Negation Well - Greatly increase the power of your jumps. Your movement speed is also increased by 20%.
  • Obleron Endurance - Maximum health increased by 45%.
  • Obleron Ephemera - Versatility increased by 12%.
  • Obleron Spikes - Critical strike chance increased by 12%.
  • Obleron Talisman - Mastery increased by 12%.
  • Obleron Venom - Critical damage and healing increased by 18%.
  • Obleron Winds - Haste increased by 12%.
  • Oddly Intangible Key - You take 90% less damage from area of effect attacks.
  • Overgrowth Seedling - Increases your armor by 100% and reduces the power cost of most abilities by 30%.
  • Potent Acid Gland - Your attacks have a chance to launch a glob of acid, inflicting 30 Nature damage and increasing damage you inflict on that target by 25% for 8 sec.
  • Pulsing Rot-hive - Your attacks have a chance to attach decayfly larvae in the target, inflicting 9 Nature damage every 1 sec for 6 sec. When this effect expires, the larvae hatch from within the target to fight for you.
  • Resonating Effigy - You take 25% less Magic damage and suffer 15% more Physical damage. Taking Magic damage has a chance to increase your movement speed by 25% for 6 sec.
  • Satchel of the Hunt - You grant all allies within 20 yds an additional 30% movement speed.
  • Soulward Clasp - Your abilities have a chance to create a zone of soul empowerment nearby. Any player may collect this to gain 25% damage and healing done and 25% movement speed for 10 sec.
  • Spectral Oats - While running, you take 10% less damage and inflict 10% more damage, as well as heal for 5% of your maximum health every 1 sec.
  • Spiked Skin - Attackers take damage each time they attack you for 20 sec.
  • Stoneflesh Figurine - When below 40% maximum health, you reduce all damage taken by 40% and your own movement speed by 40%.
  • Ten of Towers - Increases damage done by 10% and reduces damage taken by 10%. Upon death, detonate and stun ALL players and enemies within 10 yds for 10 sec.
  • The Stone Ward - Shields you for 30% of your maximum health. This absorb refreshes every 20 sec. While this shield holds, you are immune to stuns and being knocked back.
  • Tremorbeast Heart - Primary stat increased by 15%, and regenerate 5 health every 5 sec.
  • Twisted Samophlange - While in combat, the 3 nearest other players to you within 5 yds gain 15% increased damage and healing done.
  • V'lara's Cape of Subterfuge - Your attacks have a chance to cause you to fade away, reducing your threat for 6 sec. While you are under this effect, your critical strike chance is increased by 50%.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 9.1 PTR - Mythic+ Rating System Preview, New Mythic+ Afixx and Anima Powers started by Lumy View original post
Comments 135 Comments
  1. Exkrementor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Master Guns View Post
    And you're assuming that everyone is a swine who cares and caters to Raider IO. That's simply not the case, BY FAR.
    As I said: You will be judged by your r.io score if you want or not. There is nothing you can do about it and every group worth joining will do that. You can probably get into some +9 keys without any score but nobody cares about that.
  1. Kixxenn's Avatar
    I haven't done keys since Legion.
  1. Tadkins's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Exkrementor View Post
    As I said: You will be judged by your r.io score if you want or not. There is nothing you can do about it
    Can refuse to pay a sub until Blizz stops trying to push M+ and gives a game back to the ones who want no part of that.
  1. Mojo03's Avatar
    More exclusivity and less variety of things to do for those that aren’t super active.

    Just what the game needs....
  1. Gratlim's Avatar
    If we all hate casuals so much, can't Blizzard just implement a "purge" that would delete any character under ilvl 220 every months considering they can't properly pvp or pve at lvl cap? Maybe send an e-mail to explain the action "Slacker, this game is not for you."

    :'D
  1. Caprias1212's Avatar
    So this ingame score doesn't show the highest done key in time and how many 15+ keys in time someone has done?

    If that's the case people will just stick to RaiderIo, this score is too easily abused by boosted players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechanoDruid View Post
    But today it is all about score. Players are just numbers. This change further cements direction of WoW. It further separates hardcore and casual players, making it even harder for casual players to do content.
    The problem with your argument is that said casuals could just play together and join guilds/communitys that don't require R.io.

    Everyone already knows they don't want to though, they just want to get boosted for free.

    Do you guys seriously think that if i just take anyone randomly into a 15/18/20 key they or the group will have fun if said player has never done something like that before? Seriously?

    "I think it's bad chess beginners can't play with the chess masters, it would make the world a better place and everyone would have so much fun"

    Yeah right...
  1. Gnomesized's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tadkins View Post
    Good to know that Blizzard doesn't want my sub anymore
    I've been thinking exactly the same thing for a few months now.

    It doesn't even seem to make any business sense, it would cost them very little in new/modified content to keep me paying and playing but apparently they simply can't be bothered.
  1. Mojo03's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomesized View Post
    I've been thinking exactly the same thing for a few months now.

    It doesn't even seem to make any business sense, it would cost them very little in new/modified content to keep me paying and playing but apparently they simply can't be bothered.
    I quit and went to FF14 a couple months ago. I'd suggest others do the same.

    It's not perfect, but it's better in more ways than not and the devs seem to actually care about the overall health of the game and community.

    It's such a breath of fresh air.
  1. Inshadowz's Avatar
    I feel like this isn't going to really change anything? You still need RIO to see exactly who has done what and all that...
  1. Crimson Spears's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo03 View Post
    I quit and went to FF14 a couple months ago. I'd suggest others do the same.

    It's not perfect, but it's better in more ways than not and the devs seem to actually care about the overall health of the game and community.

    It's such a breath of fresh air.
    I don't see why people would be encouraging you to stay?

    The virtual world isn't big enough for everyone. I would welcome different companies appealing to different crowds. I had some fun in final fantasy 14 less then 11 admittedly but I found the game to simplistic.

    Rather then having constant group at war with one another wouldnt the preferable solution from the players point of view just everyone goes to the game that caters to them?
  1. Mojo03's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson Spears View Post
    I don't see why people would be encouraging you to stay?

    The virtual world isn't big enough for everyone. I would welcome different companies appealing to different crowds. I had some fun in final fantasy 14 less then 11 admittedly but I found the game to simplistic.

    Rather then having constant group at war with one another wouldnt the preferable solution from the players point of view just everyone goes to the game that caters to them?
    Is there a war between those two game communities? I've never seen it.

    I feel it's a safe assumption to say that the majority of individuals only have the time and energy to play one MMO at a time. Going off that assumption, I suggest that those individuals give their time and energy to FF14 currently due to the care and respect the devs show the game and community and also because the general consensus, from me and the community, is that the game is at an all time high in the level of quality.

    It's a suggestion and I assume people are smart enough to make up their minds about whether or not that suggestion is for them.
  1. kiramon's Avatar
    I preferred the random dungeon game back in WOTLK. It was more fun those days

    I do enjoy my m+ Though; just was a different type of game back in the day :P
  1. Master Guns's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Exkrementor View Post
    As I said: You will be judged by your r.io score if you want or not. There is nothing you can do about it and every group worth joining will do that. You can probably get into some +9 keys without any score but nobody cares about that.
    "Every group worth joining" lmao, if you don't understand that elitist attitude ALREADY I don't know what else to say. I have very successful groups who don't care about raider IO at all. But, I guess it does because you said so, huh? XD
  1. ohwell's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenJesus View Post
    Wait... how many bonuses are there? Are we going to have to memorize priority powers to use each week? Are they semi random? Will one group have advantage over another because of the powers they get? Will a dungeon be impossible because you can't jump anymore? Not looking forward to keeping track of this.
    Those aren't necessarily the ones being used as was indicated in the post. The ones listed are the ones from the raid boss. They're showing what MIGHT happen.
  1. munkeyinorbit's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Culex View Post
    Sweet even more reason not to bother with mythics.
    And what reason would that be? This change by Blizzard has changed nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absintheminded View Post
    Fucking cancer
    Why are you acting like this is a new thing? You know about RIO, right? What do you think will happen when Blizzard introduces a score?
  1. ohwell's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Exkrementor View Post
    As I said: You will be judged by your r.io score if you want or not. There is nothing you can do about it and every group worth joining will do that. You can probably get into some +9 keys without any score but nobody cares about that.
    Pretty much this. I've refused to look at anyone's score but now it will be glaring right in my face so it impacts my decision regardless now.
  1. Wheeler's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tadkins View Post
    Can refuse to pay a sub until Blizz stops trying to push M+ and gives a game back to the ones who want no part of that.
    That's not happening.

    Blizzard is absolutely lost in the sauce on how to design this game for a wide audience, so they're just giving up and designing it for the .IO farmers and Mythic raid guilds. Not a big deal, it's been their game for a while now. Blizzard was simply acting like it wasn't while constantly making every facet of the game that wasn't these two modes worse and worse, while funneling you towards these two modes.

    I know it's difficult, as you've spent a decade or two with this world and these characters, but it's time to move on. There are plenty of other games out there by competent developers who aren't operating on autopilot.
  1. MatPandaZ's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MechanoDruid View Post
    But today it is all about score. Players are just numbers. This change further cements direction of WoW. It further separates hardcore and casual players, making it even harder for casual players to do content.
    If hardcore and casual are separated, and casuals massively outweigh hardcore, then surely that goes to say there will be more people with low score who can group together no?

    What you are really saying is 'damn I won't accidentally get invited to a key that's higher than my current ability and get my ass carried'.

    Surely as a casual you want the gap between casual and hardcore to be as big as possible?
  1. oldgeezer's Avatar
    As someone who mostly plays the game solo - like vast numbers of other people out there - I'm happy that I can completely ignore this. Relax and have fun, folks.
  1. dragnipur's Avatar
    Isn't this score quite useless and limited compared to RIO? What i mean is with addon i can see how many 10+,15+,20+ has a player done. What is his best dungeon completed. Is it timed or not. And that excludes all the extra information i can get if i go to the website.

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