The middle of the second Fated raid rotation is behind us and the Sanctum sure loves Fury Warriors, as the spec is back in a big way!
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.
Nothing new at the very top, as Demo remains leagues ahead of everything else, but we immediately see a huge change at No.2, with Fury showing off just how good it is in the Sanctum! The Warrior spec wasn’t doing terribly in Nathria the week before either, sitting at No.9, but it’s still a huge leap to land ahead of all the non-Demonology specs! Windwalkers remind us of their once glory days in the second raid of the Shadowlands, landing in third, with Elemental dropping a spot to make room for the two rising specs. The DKs have diverging stories, as Unholy rises one but Frost drops 3, with Survival and Destruction landing in between – the Hunter going 2 up and Warlock 5 down. The two main resurgent Season 4 specs close out the top 10, as Outlaw and Retribution keep on proving they’re here to stay! Havoc remains at the very bottom, joined this time by Assassination and Feral.
The generalist bracket proves Fury isn’t just a top player fluke, as it lands in the same spot as in the high percentiles, up 3 from last week. Outlaw keeps confirming its place among the very top since the patch, as it rises 2 into the top 3, pushing Unholy down, with Windwalker making a 6-spot comeback from its dip in Nathria. Elemental drops quite a bit from last week, followed by Survival with the same story, but then we see a very unexpected face pop up, as Subtletly gets out of the gutter, rising 11 spots to claim No.8! Retribution is still hanging in there, joined by Arms as they close out the top 10. Feral is still down in the dumps, this time joined by a different Mage spec, with Frost claiming the penultimate honors this week.
Heroic doesn’t change quite as much when the raid switch happens, so we don’t see Fury anywhere near the top, as the top 3 remains the same, with a somewhat surprising Shadow still in third. The once ruler of Heroic, Arms, is down in 4th, followed by the current Mythic+ king, as Fire surges 2 spots up here as well. Enhancement is still the top Shaman spec in Heroic, very much the opposite of the Mythic situation, as Elemental is way down in the middle of the pack. Destruction relieves Affliction from the dead-last spot, but the two Warlock specs join hands as they scrape the bottom of the barrel together in Heroic.
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.