The Sanctum returns and brings its own order to things, but Demonology can’t be defeated no matter what the Fated raid of the week is, with only the pre-patch having the power to save us from permanent Warlock pet domination. Elemental is the big winner this week, with Frost DK, Retribution and more also having a good run, and we see a lot of moving around in all three brackets. Let’s take a look!
An important note before we begin: as the Fated raids are switching out each week, our comparisons to the previous weeks will be a little less relevant, but we’ll still mention it for context – just keep in mind it won’t be a direct comparison from week to week as it was before.
The return to the Sanctum also saw Demonology drop a little bit more, losing some DPS but still staying at the top, with Destro remaining steady in No.2. We do see a shift in third, however, as Elemental comes back and pushes Unholy out of the way. With the return of Sanctum comes the return of Fury, as usual, as the specs heyday raid helps it rise to 5th, with Frost DK at its back, as both specs rise 2 this week. Fire drops 3 after its solid rise in the past few weeks, while Retribution is a happy Paladin once again as it moves up the top 10, with a less happy Shadow behind it which also drops 3. Windwalker closes out the top 10, only dropping 1 this week, as Survival bides its time until next week to get back up on top. Down at the bottom we see Assassination take over last spot from Feral, while Enhancement joins the bottom 3.
As usual, the generalist bracket doesn’t much care for Destruction, so we get a constant stream of new No.2 specs, with Elemental taking the honors this week, up 5 from Nathria. Fury remains steady in 3rd as Frost makes an early comeback and knocks Unholy down beneath it, reminding us of the true state of pach 9.2 onward. Outlaw makes a huge leap into 6th, gaining 4 spots. Retribution is doing even better here, landing in 7th and rising 6 spots, as Fire stays firm, Shadow drops and Windwalker rises as they all close out the top 10.
Fire is actually gaining strength this week in Heroic, unlike in the top Mythic percentiles, climbing 4 spots up into 2nd and pushing Unholy down 1. Meanwhile Enhancement also bucks the Mythic trend massively, as it replaces it’s bottom 3 spot there with a No.4 placement here, rising a huge 6 spots! Shadow rises as both Outlaw and Fury drop, and the non-Marksmanship Hunters cluster together and close out the top 10 together with Retribution
As always, if you want even more info on a spec, you can check out our class guides here, for a DPS tier list you can go here, or for even more data, head on over to Warcraft Logs. You can also check out our Fated raid guides.