Theater of Pain

Welcome to the Theater of Pain dungeon guide. Here you will find the dungeon entrance location as well as a beginners map route around the dungeon and quick boss tactics.

This dungeon is available in Normal, Heroic and Mythic difficulties.

You can find the Theater of Pain entrance within Maldraxxus, The Shadowlands.
The coordinates are (53.4,53.4)

Click for Dungeon Entrance:

Route:

Map 1Map 2Map 3Map 4Map 5Map 6

Bosses:

1. An Affront of Challengers2. Xav the Unfallen3. Kul'tharok4. Gorechop5. Mordretha, the Endless EmpressDungeon Trash Notes

Quick Boss Tactics:
Single target dps Sathel-Paceran-Dessia. Tank mitigate Dessia’s “Mortal Strike” & “Slam” & kite fixate. Avoid green pools & careful where you drop them, dispel “Genetic Alteration”. Interrupt “Plague & Necromantic Bolt”. Purge “Spectral Transference”.

Mythic Differences:
Avoid standing in “Noxious Spores” pools as slow players by 25%.
Xira appears & strikes random players stunning for 10secs.

Quick Boss Tactics:
Focus kill Banners. Tank mitigate near end of “Brutal Combo”. Move out of frontal “Massive Cleave” & dodge “Crushing Slam” line. 2 random dps players have to duel, you have 45secs for 1 to win (winner gets buff, loser gets debuff for 20sec.

Mythic Differences:
During “Might of Maldraxxus” run out of “Deafening Crash” stomp that knocks back & interrupts spellcasting.

Quick Boss Tactics:
Tank stay in melee range to avoid dot damage. Healer dispel & players stay spread for pulsing green dot “Phantasmal Parasite”. Don’t stand in the ghost hand pools. Player targeted with “Draw Soul” stand behind a ghost pool & then you can run to your soul.

Mythic Differences:
Failing to collect your soul during “Draw Soul” will possess the player & attack your allies.

Quick Boss Tactics:
Dodge hooks across room by running through opening gaps. Tank mitigate “Hateful Strike”. Spread out for adds as they drop green pools when die, avoid pools as they reduce movement.

Mythic Differences:
“Tenderizing Smash” pulls players in with a hook, run back out.

Quick Boss Tactics:
Tank mitigate “Reaping Scythe”. Dodge the moving frontal beam “Dark Devastation”. Run away when being pulled in by hands. Players spread but stay close with your circles, they explode then spawn adds that need killing.

Mythic Differences:
At 50% health “Echoes of Carnage” the boss summon ghosts, avoid the battling ghosts & dodge the charging ghosts.

Rancid Gasbag – Stand to sides to avoid front & back cone.

Ancient Captain – Focus kill & interrupt “Demoralizing Shout”.

Shackled Soul – Interrupt “Bind Soul” & dodge green swirls.

Bone Magus – Interrupt “Bone Spear” or dodge frontal spear.

Nefarious Darkspeaker – Move out of knockback frontal “Death Winds”.

 

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