A new patch is upon us and it brought some major changes to the specs with a huge round of tuning last week, so it’s time we check out the results. As we head into week 7 of the Vault of the Incarnates we’ll also be switching to a primary focus on the Mythic numbers, as there are now enough guilds clearing the raid and plenty of logs to base the rankings off of!
We’re back to Mythic first here in 10.0.5 and it’s off with a bang as we have a new No.1, and it comes pretty much out of nowhere, rising 8 spots and grabbing the top – congrats to Shadow! The Priest spec pushes Devastation down to 2nd, and 3rd is another out of nowhere situation, as the newly buffed Arms leaps up even more, 12 spaces into bronze. Subtlety drops one in this new patch upheaval, as Retribution is still doing very well, even rising a spot! Enhancement is another patch beneficiary, gaining a spot, as Frost DKs gain two. The Druids meet in the middle as Balance falls off a cliff to land just above Feral, losing 6 spots as Havoc only loses one and closes out the top 10. The bottom 3 stay exactly the same, although Survival only has a couple of hundred logs registered, so there may be some wiggle room there – if players actually take up the spec in the future.
Shadow reigns supreme in the generalist bracket as well, with Subtletly and Arms right behind it. Devastation actually rises here from the previous week, as Balance falls a little and Outlaw falls a lot to make room for the newcomers. Havoc remains steady in 7th, with Feral, Retribution and Windwalker all dropping a few spots and closing out the top 10. Frost Mage manages to dig out of the very bottom, leaving BM and Destro to languish there, with no movement for them since the patch.
Healers also got some significant changes with the patch, but it did not affect the very top spec, as Preservation is only moving ahead of the pack even more, with Restoration moving into 2nd. Holy lost not one but two spots, as Mistweavers also passed them by, moving ahead of both the Priest spec as well as the Shaman. Discipline moved out of last spot, as Paladins now occupy the bottom of the list.
The tank DPS list also changed since the last time we checked in, with Brewmasters moving into 2nd and pushing Warriors and DHs down, as the rest remained the same.
We see an entirely different setup for the Heroic rankings, as Affliction has come out of nowhere and moved 10 spots up to take the top spot, with the so-far worst Rogue spec now becoming the best, as Assassination takes the second spot. Arcane didn’t go too far from its previous top spot, dropping to 3rd, while Subtletly proves a stable choice throughout the changes, and Unholy doesn’t fall too far either. We then see the new Mythic hotness show its face here as well, with Shadow “only” gaining 3 spots, but it’s likely to go even further up in the coming weeks. The bottom three changed completely here in Heroic, with the Mages escaping the dead zone by quite a bit, leaving Destruction, Frost DK and Elemental to commiserate at the bottom.