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Here are the Death Knight changes that went live in Dragonflight Beta Build 45698.
Heart Strike - Instantly strike the target and 1 other nearby enemy, causing [ 35.92% of Attack Power ] Physical damage, and reducing enemies' movement speed by 20% for 8 sec, plus 1 0 Runic Power per additional enemy struck. Frost
Rime Normal: Obliterate has a 45% chance to cause your next Howling Blast to consume no runes and deal 225% 300% additional damage.<!--Spec:End--> Frostscythe: Obliterate has a 45% chance and Frostscythe has a 22.5% chance to cause your next Howling Blast to consume no runes and deal 150% 225% additional damage. Obliterate - A brutal attack with both weapons that deals a total of [ 89.5% 98% of Attack Power ] Physical damage. Festering Strike renamed to Improved Festering Strike. Icecap - Your Frost Strike, Frostscythe, and Obliterate critical strikes reduce the remaining cooldown of Pillar of Frost by 4 2 sec.
On live servers, the Frog'it World Quest required for "From A to Zereth", is currently available in the US region.
If you've been waiting a long time for the quest to spawn, you can now complete it on live servers, at least in the US region, according to reports.
Completing the quest is required for From A to Zereth, and ultimately, the Back from the Beyond meta-achievement that will be removed from the game soon.
From A to Zereth rewards the Cryptic Aurelid mount.
Inscription is a new profession added in Wrath of the Lich King Classic. Scribes can create glyphs that enhance spells and abilities, and craft trinkets, and off-hand items.
The maximum skill cap for Professions is increasing to 450 in Wrath Classic. Professions provide the player with various beneficial buffs in the latest Classic installment. Alchemy, for example, gives you Mixology that increases flask and elixir stats and duration.
If you're interested in learning more about reaching maximum rank as efficiently as possible, our writers have prepared some detailed Profession guides that will help you during leveling.
Alchemy Guide for Wrath Classic Blacksmithing Guide for Wrath Classic Cooking Guide for Wrath Classic Enchanting Guide for Wrath Classic Engineering Guide for Wrath Classic First Aid Guide for Wrath Classic Fishing Guide for Wrath Classic Herbalism Guide for Wrath Classic Inscription Guide for Wrath Classic Jewelcrafting Guide for Wrath Classic Leatherworking Guide for Wrath Classic Mining Guide for Wrath Classic Skinning Guide for Wrath Classic Tailoring Guide for Wrath Classic
The Sanctum returns and this time Fury does not return with it, as it mostly remains where it was last week. Demonology keeps far ahead of everyone else, while Elemental pushes up, and Fire makes an appearance in Heroic.
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.
Demo's crazy burst from last week is not calming down, as it is still extremely ahead of all other specs, regardless of the raid in question. The Sanctum did see plenty of changes, however, starting with No.2 where Elemental took over, moving 2 spots up and pushing Frost DK and Destruction one down. Fury Warrior did not do as well in the Sanctum as the last time we saw it, as it only rose into 5th, followed by Windwalker and Survival, with the Monk gaining 3 spots and Hunter staying in place compared to last week. Unholy drops 3 spots into 8th, and Retribution is back in the top 10 and doing better than in Nathria, as Fire closes out the top specs. Havoc manages to climb out of the gutter at least a little, but Assassination and Feral remain doomed to the bottom, with Affliction coming back to join them.
95th percentile Mythic data by Warcraft Logs.
The top 3 looks the same in the generalist bracket as it does in the top, with Survival having to drop out of 2nd and down into 5th, while Fury holds on to No.4 in its favorite raid of the expansion. Windwalker sees a big resurgence in 6th as it rises 5 spots from Nathria, followed by Unholy which dropped 2 since last week. Paladins are back up, same as in the top percentiles, claiming 8th and rising 2, while Outlaw and Destruction close out the top 10.
All percentiles Mythic data by Warcraft Logs.
Heroic didn't quite change as much as the rest, but we do have a big shift in No.4, as Fire comes up 3 spots and pushes Shadow, which in turn pushes Unholy down 1 as well. The rest of the top 10 almost remains the same as last week, with Beast Mastery and Retribution at 8 and 9, but while the color of No.10 remains the same, there's a different Warrior spec there with Arms replacing Fury as it falls 4 spots from last week. Subtlety moves significantly out of the bottom, as Feral joins Affliction and Assassination down there.
All percentiles Heroic data by Warcraft Logs.
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.
The eighth week of Shadowlands Season 4 ends with the weekly maintenance on Tuesday, and we're looking at how the Mythic+ tier list has shifted, based on the data from Subcreation.
The following post is based on statistics provided by Subcreation, a website that gathers various Mythic+ data from live servers. Please note that the tier list is biased toward the top end because it only looks at the top 100 keys per dungeon per affix and it doesn't look at keys below +16 and untimed runs.
Therefore, the data presented in this news post will always differ from our Mythic Tier Lists maintained by our writer Petko.
The data used in the post comes from Subcreation, a site maintained by Alcaras. Subcreation provides statistical analysis of Mythic+ dungeons, raids, and PvP in Shadowlands, and the data is provided via the Warcraft Logs API and Raider.io. If you'd like to support Subcreation, you can check out their Patreon.
How the Data is Calculated
The site looks at the top 100 keys per dungeon per affix across all regions and examines their raider.io scores. For each dungeon and specialization, the site takes the lower bound of a 95% confidence interval of the top 100 runs for each specialization. The site then averages these lower bounds, one per dungeon, to get an overall average lower bound for each spec, which is finally used to create the tier list.
The site takes the lower bounds of the 95% confidence interval calculated and then clusters them into 6 buckets using the Ckmeans algorithm. You can find more information by reading the site's FAQ.
Tanks, Healers, Melee, and Ranged are all on the same scale, they're just shown separately for easier comparison across roles.
Mythic+ Tier List in Shadowlands Season 4 Week 8
The specs are ranked based on their lb_ci which stands for the lower bound of a 95% confidence interval. If a certain tier is missing, it's not occupied by any specialization.
Tank Tier List
Based on 26,165 runs, ranging in difficulty from +16 to +34.
S-Tier: Blood Death Knight (200.47 lb_ci) B-Tier: Protection Paladin (184.19 lb_ci) Brewmaster Monk (182.45 lb_ci) Protection Warrior (180.50 lb_ci) Vengeance Demon Hunter (178.21 lb_ci) B-Tier: Guardian Druid (164.29 lb_ci)
Healer Tier List
Based on 26,163 runs, ranging in difficulty from +16 to +34.
S-Tier: Holy Priest (200.41 lb_ci) A-Tier: Restoration Shaman (189.20 lb_ci) (down from S-Tier) B-Tier: Restoration Druid (183.79 lb_ci) (down from A-Tier) C-Tier: Holy Paladin (173.73 lb_ci) (down from A-Tier) Mistweaver Monk (170.01 lb_ci) (down from B-Tier) D-Tier: Discipline Priest (164.02 lb_ci) (down from C-Tier)
Melee DPS Tier List
Based on 25,447 runs, ranging in difficulty from +16 to +34.
S-Tier: Survival Hunter (200.48) Outlaw Rogue (196.78) A-Tier: Windwalker Monk (192.91) (down from S-Tier) Fury Warrior (191.13) C-Tier: Havoc Demon Hunter (172.89) (down from A-Tier) Frost Death Knight (171.70) (down from B-Tier) Enhancement Shaman (168.91) (down from B-Tier) Retribution Paladin (168.65) (down from B-Tier) Arms Warrior (167.87) (down from B-Tier) D-Tier: Unholy Death Knight (159.17) (down from C-Tier) Feral Druid (157.84) (down from C-Tier) F-Tier: Subtlety Rogue (142.88) Assassination Rogue (131.79)
Ranged DPS Tier List
Based on 24,253 runs, ranging in difficulty from +16 to +34.
S-Tier: Destruction Warlock (199.21) Fire Mage (197.95) A-Tier: Demonology Warlock (190.46) (down from S-Tier) B-Tier: Elemental Shaman (176.82) Shadow Priest (176.31) C-Tier: Marksmanship Hunter (170.38) (down from B-Tier) Beast Mastery Hunter (167.12) (down from B-Tier) D-Tier: Balance Druid (165.29) (down from B-Tier) Frost Mage (165.12) (down from C-Tier) Arcane Mage (162.41) (down from C-Tier) F-Tier: Affliction Warlock (136.47)