We’ve arrived at the end of the first rotation of Fated raids as the Sepulcher is the last on the list, with Mythic Jailer already having given some players their all Shadowlands achievements completed status!
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.
With the return of the Sepulcher we also see the return on Destruction, as the nerf may have kicked it out of first place, but the spec is just so much better in this particular raid that it landed back in No.2, as opposed to previous weeks and raids where it fell off quite a bit more. Frost DKs are also back in their top 3 spot from Season 3, with 2 Hunters at their backs, as Survival stays put in it’s No.4 from last week and Marksmanship jumps a huge 7 spots to close out the top 5. The biggest surprise here has to be Retribution, however, as the Paladin lands in No.6 after being absent from the top half of the rankings for most of Shadowlands. Windwalker falls off quite a bit as Sanctum seems to be its sweet spot, while Unholy rises 2 spots, and Outlaw drops 1. The Warrior specs swap out this week once again, as Arms comes out at the top of the brown pile and lands in 10th. Affliction is back to the bottom where it spend almost all of Season 3, joined by Arcane and Balance, with the Druid staying in the same spot as last week.
Survival is the big winner here as it lands in 2nd, behind the all-powerful Demonology, as Frost DKs are in the same spot as in the high percentiles, and Destruction bounces back a bit less. Marksmanship is up as well, only 3 spots though, with Windwalker on their tail. The Paladin bump wasn’t a fluke it seems, as they are rising high here as well, landing in 8th, with Unholy and Elemental rounding out the top 10.
Demonology gets bumped off and fails to claim the top spot on all three charts, as Survival takes over in Heroic. Outlaw is still doing very well here, taking 3rd, and Enhancement has proven to be a consistent and top performing spec on this difficulty, remaining in 4th. Arms rises a few spots, as Shadow remains in place, and Balance is doing much, much better than on Mythic. Interestingly, Frost DKs and Marksmanship didn’t quite surge as hard when the Sepulcher arrived here, as it seems Heroic players don’t swap out compositions as much with raid changes, and Beast Mastery closes out the top 10.
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 Sepulcher raid guides.