You could set your clock by it for weeks. If you got up in the morning and looked at the official WoW forum, you would almost certainly find a new entry about a boss nerf in the Mausoleum of the First. Some bosses were nerfed infrequently but heavily, while others were nerfed often and in small increments. Still other bosses only had to accept nerfs in certain difficulty levels. But even the players who didn’t deal with it that much realized one day that something wasn’t going right.
We have already talked in various columns about why we are not big fans of the permanent nerfs and how this could have been solved differently – but it is the way it is. Blizzard has decided to look every day at which points the guilds are currently failing and to nerf the bosses in a targeted manner, instead of weakening them across the board in the form of a debuff or the like.
So we’ve all known for a long time that the Mausoleum of the First received an insane amount of nerfs – but how many exactly? Apparently not only we asked ourselves this question, but also the employees of the English-speaking WoWHead page (buy now ). The result was a list of nerfs that is longer than the patch notes for an entire expansion.
Endless nerfs – endless list
Source: Blizzard Entertainment
The mythical mode alone suffered a total of 151 nerfs! That would be an average of almost 14 nerfs per boss – but there are also bosses that, like Dausegne, were not nerfed at all. Incidentally, the leader is Anduin with 37 nerfs, closely followed by the dungeon master with 33 nerfs. The dreaded Halondrus has only had to take 20 debuffs so far – but these have been very severe.
By the way, if you think that the mythical mode is an absolute exception, we have to disappoint you. The heroic and normal modes weren’t nerfed quite as often, but with 137 and 118 debuffs, respectively, that’s still a lot. In addition, a multiple of the nerfs in past raids.
On the upcoming page, we’ve listed all of the Mythic mode nerfs for you to take a closer look at. But before that we want to know how you find the current status of the mausoleum? Are the bosses always too difficult, are they now much too easy and how do you like the permanent nerfs of the individual bosses?
Let’s continue on page 2 with the Nerf list!