World of Warcraft Heroic Plus Dungeons Coming To Wrath of the Lich King Classic

A new dungeon difficulty mode is coming to Wrath of the Lich King Classic with the Ulduar patch that many World of Warcraft fans could find exciting.


While the appeal to World of Warcraft Classic was always a chance to experience a faithful recreation of a bygone era, this was also a chance for Blizzard developers to do quite a few things better with the help of hindsight – and the introduction of Heroic Plus is just that for Wrath of the Lich King. World of WarcraftPlayers have become accustomed to Mythic Plus dungeons in the modern era of gaming as a valid and worthy alternative to raiding World of Warcraftthe end of the game.

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One of the biggest shortcomings in Wrath of the Lich King was the difficulty of its Heroic dungeons, arguably the deciding factor behind Blizzard’s decision to introduce significantly harder Heroics into Flood. With Wrath of the Lich King Classic approaching Ulduar’s release, the developers found a way to introduce a new difficulty to Northrend’s dungeons while also thematically tying the mechanic to the new raid.

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Among the new patch notes for Wrath of the Lich King Classic, Wowhead has collected a number of achievements related to Heroic Plus. They go by the name Defense Protocol Alpha and cover all 12 dungeons from the release of the expansion pack. The omissions are the four dungeons that were introduced with Patch 3.2 and Patch 3.3, but there’s very little reason players won’t see Heroic Plus versions for Pit of Saron or Hall of Reflection in the future.

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As if introducing a mythical foundation, World of Warcraft Players can enter Heroic Plus mode for their Heroic dungeons Wrath of the Lich King Classic by interacting with a Ritual Item found at the entrance to the dungeon. If all five players channel it at the same time, it will significantly negate the damage and hitpoints of monsters within the snapshot, as well as introduce new boss mechanics.

Unlike a Mythic keystone, Heroic Plus will not have a burnout timer and will act as a traditional dungeon challenge for World of Warcraft players to overcome. Loot dropped from this new dungeon difficulty will be equivalent to Naxxramas gear from 10-player mode, essentially offering players a new way to bridge the gap between their gear rating and prepare for raids on the titanic city of Ulduar.

While some may argue that the inclusion of Heroic Plus in the game will detract from its authenticity, there is a stronger argument against it. World of Warcraft Classic it was always at its best when it respectfully walked the fine line between faithfully preserving the experience of playing an old expansion without slavishly adhering to its flaws.

World of Warcraft and Wrath of the Lich King Classic are available on PC.

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Source: Wowhead

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