We’re looking back at week 2 of Shadowlands Season 4 and the fated raid was the Sanctum of Domination. The other big change that arrived this past week was another Destruction AoE nerf, as well as tuning for Survival, with AoE nerfs and single-target buffs.
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.
Destruction has finally been replaced in the No.1 spot, as the nerfs and the Sanctum mixed things up quite a bit! Demonology has been waiting a long time to take over both the Warlock and overall top spot, as another very familiar face arrives back into the top 3. Windwalkers return, as they take 2nd and move 5 up from last week’s Nathria position, while Elemental actually remains in 3rd, showing the specs’s resilience between raids. Survival actually goes up one after its tuning and the raid switch, with Frost DKs following suit. Destruction lands in 6th after the nerfs, followed by a face we haven’t seen in a very long time this high, as Fury takes 7th. Outlaw drops 3 from last week, as the Sanctum doesn’t quite work as well as Nathria for them, with Unholy DKs rise and Fire remains at about the same spot. We also have a brand new bottom-slotter, as Subtletly gets a reprieve and actually moves to the middle of the pack, with Feral taking the dubious crown, while Affliction and Balance hover just slightly above.
Destruction falls even more in the overall bracket, as Elemental rises all the way into 2nd here, beating out Windwalker for the silver medal. Outlaw is hanging in there much more successfully, only losing 1 spot as opposed to its higher percentiles ranking. Survival and Frost DK stick together here as well, with Fury landing in the same 7th spot as in the higher percentiles. Marksmanship is doing a lot better here, however, claiming the 9th spot, just ahead of the fallen once No.1 Warlock. Arcane and Fire cluster up just outside the top 10, followed by Retribution and Subtletly. Affliction is back in last place where it was during almost all of 9.2, with the two Druids keeping it company there.
The top 2 remains the same, even with the raid switch, as Demonology and Outlaw are still up there, this time followed by Fire Mage. Enhancement is still very popular in heroic, actually rising quite a bit since last week as well. Survival drops a little as Shadow stays the same, with Arms staying the top Warrior spec, despite Fury’s big return in Mythic. Destruction was never as popular in Heroic as it was in Mythic in the first place, but this latest nerf sees it plummeting from its middle of the pack position from last week and straight into the bottom 2, only saved from dead last by its Affliction brother.
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 Sanctum and Sepulcher raid guides.