Here we are at the end of Shadowlands Season 3 and we’re taking another look at Covenant distribution among the 4 roles, based on top player data from Subcreation, which takes the top parses from Warcraft Logs.
Night Fae is still the place to be for ranged, as it has been since the start of the expansion, but we are seeing it become less and less ubiquitous. Affliction dropped some 10% of the purple in raids in favor of green since 9.2, followed by Balance by 20% towards Venthyr, but the Druids went 10% back to NF in Mythic+ instead. Destruction also moved almost 20% away from the Ardenwealdians (towards Kyrian and Venthyr), but only in M+, as the No.1 raid spec added another 2% to the purple. Elemental is he biggest Night Fae leaver, dropping 10% in M+ and 15% in raids,
We see many more different colors in the melee side of things, with Venthyr being at the top for once. Assassination moved even more into the red, as Frost DKs went back towards purple, Fury moved 20% out of blue in raids, but the huge change in the standing-close-to-the-boss camp is Outlaw, as they completely flipped from Kyrian to Venthyr in both M+ and raids (62 and 77%, respectively). And so melee remain pretty stable aside from that one Rogue spec, with pretty minor changes since 9.2.
No huge changes for tanks either – Kyrian become the majority for Blood DK in raids, gain another 10% with raid Paladins, but lose 10% with Brewmasters in M+ (in favor of Necro). The biggest change here is Warriors, and it’s a pretty big one too, as they move even further into Necrolord, 15% in M+ and 25% in raids.
The healers are actually losing some blue, as opposed to tanks, with Discipline in particular dropping 5% in M+ and 15% in raids, moving over to red. Meanwhile Holy Paladins are shoring up Necrolords in both, with Resto Druids joining them in M+ to a tune of almost 20%.
There wasn’t that big of a shakeup in patch 9.2.5 it seems, but the upcoming Season 4 will be a messy one, with 3 different raids requiring different Covenants, so it might be a bit problematic to get realistic numbers, as they’ll change week to week with the rotation.