Castle Nathria was back this past week in the Fated schedule, with new affixes and some new log rankings! While the top dog remains at the top, there have been other changes we’ll be checking out, including a very stable and very highly placed Retribution!
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.
While the Warlocks keep ahead of the pack, only Demonology is doing really well, pulling away from every single other spec massively, while Destruction is neck and neck with the following few. While gold and silver remain the same despite the raid swap, bronze sees a big change, as Elemental gets into its Nathria groove, jumping a huge 8 spots from its lackluster Sepulcher performance. Unholy also makes good use of the newly rotated raid, as is swoops past fellow DK Frost, as well as 3 other specs on its way up into 4th.
Said Frost remains solid through the raid swap, only losing that 1 spot to Unholy, and the big news of last week’s rankings – Retribution – has proven not to be a fluke! The DPS Paladins are still doing extremely well, remaining in 6th and showcasing some real staying power. As the first raid of the Shadowlands returned, so did the absolute ruler of Mythic+ for the longest time, as Fire pushed through 7 other specs to land behind the Paladins, in 7th. Survival is one of the bigger losers of this week’s switch, dropping 4. It’s followed by Fury and Affliction with a very different story, both specs rising quite a bit – 3 for the Warrior and an insane 14 for the Warlock, as Affliction was dead last in the Sepulcher. Speaking of dead last, that honor belongs to Havoc this time around, as its joined by both Druid specs in the bottom 3.
Elemental is doing even better in the generalist bracket, landing just underneath Demo and rising 8 spots from the Sepulcher. Unholy also excels here, replacing Frost in 3rd (apparently there must always be… a DK in 3rd?), with Survival only dropping 2 in 4th. Outlaw is still very much in the game in the generalist bracket, staying in the exact same spot as last week, despite its large fall in the upper percentiles. Fury is also doing much better here, gaining 5 spots and landing in 6th, just ahead of Destro which is down 3. Frost is doing worse than in the high percentiles, but better than last week as it rises 2, followed by Retribution and a surprising Shadow to close out the top 10. Feral lands in last place, joined by Arcane and Havoc.
The big numbers stat block, Heroic, re-confirms Demonology as the undisputed patch 9.2.7 and Season 4 king, with Outlaw definitely being the biggest winner after 9.2.5, even managing to snag 2nd place this past week. Shadow really likes Nathria it seems, as it rises 3 into 3rd here, followed by the now expected high placements of Survival and Unholy. Arms drops a little, Fire rises a lot, beast Mastery still shocks with a top 10 placement, as Retribution and Enhancement close out the 10 best specs. The bottom is reserved for yellow, as Outlaw seems to have hogged all the Rogue juice, leaving Assassination and Subtletly to die at the end of the list.
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.