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Well, it didn't take long for the pre-patch to come down with end-of-expansion syndrome, which makes sense for this particular one, since we still didn't get the actual event that was supposed to lead us into the Shadowlands (and we're not sure when it's coming either).
This one may not be as extreme as some of the weirder ones we've seen, and makes sense in general, as any new content is bound to have a speedrun happen sooner rather than later. All this to say: Exile's Reach speedruns have begun! This one is the fastest so far and features heirlooms, with the end point being the turn in of the final quest in the faction capital. Just under 25 minutes is what it took, and there's plenty more class and race combinations to try out and a lot of room to improve!
Today, we're looking at an awesome addon that transmog collectors will appreciate. It's called Better Wardrobe and Transmog, and it lists sets not found in Blizzard's default set list, and much more.
The addon adds an "Extra Sets" tab with sets that you won't find in the default list, and it's mainly intended for transmog collectors that want to see the missing pieces. Extra Sets will also be added to the transmog selection window, including incomplete sets. You can easily set your set as favorite or queue it for transmog. You can download Wardrobe and Transmog here or through WoWUp Addon Manager. You can also support the developer on Patreon.
Reddit user OtherwiseUniversity7 has created an interesting dashboard with visual representations of the most popular classes and specializations for Mythic+ in the Shadowlands pre-patch.
The data used on benched.me was taken directly from Blizzard, and OtherwiseUniversity7 plotted all keys available from the Blizzard API (minus the CN region) on a single ridge plot.
Most Popular Tanks in Mythic+
In the tank department, Protection Paladins are clear winners with a total of 111,182 runs. Vengeance Demon Hunters occupy 2nd place with 78,620 runs, followed by Blood Death Knights (68,596 runs), Brewmaster Monks (61,020 runs), Protection Warriors (50,478 runs), and Guardian Druids with just 41,667 runs.
1st: Protection Paladin = 111,182 runs 2nd: Vengeance Demon Hunters = 78,620 runs 3rd: Blood Death Knight = 68,596 runs 4th: Brewmaster Monk = 61,020 runs 5th: Protection Warrior = 50,478 runs 6th: Guardian Druid = 41,667 runs Here is a visual representation of the share of tank specializations at each keystone level in the pre-patch.
Most Popular Healers in Mythic+
Restoration Druids are the most favorite healers for Mythic+ in the ongoing Season, followed by Discipline Priests (70,419 runs) and Restoration Shamans (66,560 runs). The least favorite healers are Mistweaver Monks and Holy Priests.
1st: Restoration Druid = 127,777 runs 2nd: Discipline Priest = 70,419 runs 3rd: Restoration Shaman = 66,560 runs 4th: Holy Paladin = 59,372 runs 5th: Mistweaver Monk = 46,280 runs 6th: Holy Priest = 40,307 runs Here's a visual representation of the share of healer specs at each keystone level.
Most Popular Melee DPS in Mythic+
The most favorite class/spec when it comes to melee DPS are Havoc Demon Hunters (85,750 runs), followed by Fury Warriors (61,145 runs) and Retribution Paladins (56,775 runs).
The least favorite melee DPS are Survival Hunters with just 4,107 runs.
1st: Havoc Demon Hunter = 85,750 runs 2nd: Fury Warrior = 61,145 runs 3rd: Retribution Paladin = 56,775 runs 4th: Outlaw Rogues = 54,615 runs 5th: Unholy Death Knight = 52,116 runs 6th: Subtlety Rogue = 35,789 runs 7th: Windwalker Monk = 29,384 runs 8th: Frost Death Knight = 27,137 runs 9th: Enhancement Shaman = 25,751 runs 10th: Assassination Rogue = 23,184 runs 11th: Arms Warrior = 20,290 runs 12th: Feral Druid = 16,829 runs 13th: Survival Hunter = 4,107 runs Here's the share of melee DPS specs at each key level. Death Knights and Rogues really dominate in high Mythic keystone runs.
Most Popular Ranged DPS in Mythic+
The most favorite ranged DPS are Beast Mastery Hunters (157,100 runs), followed by Frost Mages (141,150 runs), and Shadow Priests (114,791 runs).
The least favorite are Demonology Warlocks (7,083 runs), Fire (15,186 runs), and Arcane (22,496) Mages.
1st: Beast Mastery Hunter = 157,100 runs 2nd: Frost Mage = 141,150 runs 3rd: Shadow Priest = 114,791 runs 4th: Affliction Warlock = 70,952 runs 5th: Balance Druids = 59.590 runs 6th: Destruction Warlock = 57,419 runs 7th: Marksmanship Hunter = 46,014 runs 8th: Elemental Shaman = 45,027 runs 9th: Arcane Mage = 22,496 runs 10th: Fire Mage = 15,186 runs 11th: Demonology Warlock = 7.083 runs Here's the share of ranged DPS specs at each key level in the ongoing Mythic Season.
Finally to sum this up, here are the total runs recorded by each specialization.
We've already mentioned former Game Director Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street was coming back to play WoW after a 6-year absence, and now he's talking about the game as he plays it! He talks about his experiences as a Retribution Paladin and as a player coming back to the game in general, the new leveling system and more.
The biggest thing mentioned is from his developer days on WoW, as he takes some of the blame for the current AoE meta of dungeons:
Then there's talk of his interaction with the playerbase when he was still developing the game, which has been a hot topic for quite a while in modern WoW:
Then it's on to the actual leveling experience, with a very nice tidbit about his dev days, as he worked on the transmog system and is shocked to see how it's become such a big deal. Then there's the leveling speed and story implications, getting used to a classes abilities, and coming upon the "why is there leveling at all" discussion.
If you were wondering about some of his favorite expansions:
And finally, the specifics of his chosen class and spec, Ret Paladin:
It's interesting to hear the former Game Director's thoughts and we certainly hope he keeps this mini-journal up, as we might get even more in-depth looks at previous design, as we actually even almost got some info on one of the unrelease features from back in the day, but not quite: