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Shadowlands 9.0.5 Mythic+ DPS Log Rankings and Analysis: Week 3 - the Return of Windwalker

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It's been a big week with some significant changes as we got to see the effects of the class tuning, and they turned out really noticeable in Mythic+ this time around. The buffs to Windwalkers and Marksmanship have really shown up in the past week of logs, with Monks getting a huge boost! First off, let's take a look at the actual tuning changes, although WW actually received some more buffs/fixes before that as well, which our spec expert will cover:

Blizzard LogoClass Tuning for March 23rd (source)

  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • Beast Cleave Beast Cleave now causes your pet to strike other targets for 90% of your pet’s damage (was 75%).
    • Marksmanship
  • Monk
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Spell and pet damage increased by 3%.

Then we're on to the logs with this note: The logs are based on POINTS, and not actual damage or healing, meaning they log the timed completion for the specs, with higher keys getting more points, obviously. The time in which the dungeon is completed is also a factor, but a much, much smaller one, as it grants very few points if you do it significantly faster than just any in-time completion. We'll also be switching back to the Normalized Aggregate Scores numbers, for clarity.

We can see that Elemental has taken a bit of a dive since last week, with WW taking its place, as MM jumped 2 spots. The final class buffed last week, Demonology, also jumped quite a bit from its bottom placement, moving closer to the middle of the pack and its Destruction spec brother.

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Mythic+ All Keys 95th Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.

The all percentiles charts move a little slower as usual, but we still see the WW movement and MM actually jumped up even further there.

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Mythic+ All Keys All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.

Windwalker Monk by Babylonius:

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Windwalkers have seen a considerable bounce back this week, following a series of bug fixes, making Fists of Fury Fists of Fury deal damage to the correct amount of targets (6) and Dance of Chi-Ji Dance of Chi-Ji correctly increasing Spinning Crane Kick Spinning Crane Kick damage by 200%. Blizzard then increased Windwalker’s cleave damage by buffing Fists of Fury’s damage from 50% on secondary targets to 70%, and increased the damage bonus of Mark of the Crane Mark of the Crane from 10% to 15% and increased the debuff duration to 20 seconds.

While these changes don’t totally make up for the damage loss from 9.0.5, the difference should be almost imperceptible. In addition to increasing the damage done, it made Mark of the Crane significantly easier to maintain which was a strong quality of life change. The best players who already had no problem maintaining Mark of the Crane just saw a strong increase in their damage. Overall Windwalkers should feel better and do more damage than in Mythic+ during previous weeks.


Tanks and Healers

Nothing much changed for the two roles, as Holy Priest jumped up a little and got past Resto Druids, but everything else remained the same.
 

High Keys

+15s are still making up almost half of all Mythic+ runs, so the data there is very consistent. Outlaw and Fire swapped places at the very top and Windwalkers jumped even higher in the most popular key, as Balance dropped below both WW, Fury and Assassination.

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Mythic+15 All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.

While +20ies tend to be somewhat random due to to the low number of logs, WW is also dominating there, showing their presence across the board, as Outlaw and Elemental actually stay consistent week over week.

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Mythic+20 All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.


For even more in-depth data for each individual key head on over to Warcraft Logs. And if you're interested in more info on the specs themselves you can always check out our class guides or our extensive Mythic+ guides as well, which have tier lists, dungeon rankings and more.

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