WoW: Heroic dungeons are useless – why do they still exist?

WoW TBC Classic: Sunwell in 52 minutes?  Pfff ... also works in 34 minutes!  (1)

When we talk about dungeons in WoW these days, it’s usually about the mythical version or even mythical plus dungeons. Both are good sources of useful equipment with the current systems and thanks to the scaling you always get a level of difficulty tailored to you. Below that there is also the normal level of difficulty. These dungeons are less about getting gear and more about gaining experience and leveling up. And then there are the heroic dungeons…

But why actually? It used to be a popular piece of endgame content. Today, however, hardly anyone visits this level of difficulty. There’s just no halfway good reason to set foot in it.