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Covenant Spec Distribution in Mythic+ and Castle Nathria

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We're taking another look at which specs choose which Covenants in the two main PvE activities, as Subcreation gathered up a lot of data and presented a per-spec look and comparison of Mythic+ and raid stats.

Overall, Druids are the most faithful to their purple Covenant (with literally a 5% cumulative variation across ALL their 4 specs), and Paladins are the most torn between Kyrian and Venthyr. We'll start the stats off with the DPS folk, and with ranged being fairly dominant at the moment, they go first! The extreme similarities between Covenants used in M+ and raids is somewhat surprising here, as only Arcane,  Shadow and Marksmanship vary to any significant degree from one activity to the other:

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Data gathered and presented by Subcreation, based on Raider.IO and Warcraft Logs numbers.

Then we're on to the more numerous melee DPS, who are also much more varied between M+ and raid Covenants chosen, in comparison with the very uniformly chosen ranged specs. The biggest differences come from Unholy, Havoc and the two Warrior specs, all with an about 20% divergence:

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Data gathered and presented by Subcreation, based on Raider.IO and Warcraft Logs numbers.

Then we're on to tanks, where we have the largest differences, with Protection Paladins having a 50% difference, the M+ folks preferring Kyrian, while the Nathrians going for Venthyr, while Vengeance and Blood have some 20%-ish differences.

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Data gathered and presented by Subcreation, based on Raider.IO and Warcraft Logs numbers.

And finally we have the healers, who are also sporting some big disparities, as 45% of Holy Paladins are once again torn between Kyrian and Venthyr, with Resto Shamans being almost as split between Necrolord and Venthyr in the two activites.

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Data gathered and presented by Subcreation, based on Raider.IO and Warcraft Logs numbers.

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2 hours ago, Ragingwolf said:

Blizzard: This is true balance.

Playerbase:.................(facepalm)

the mayority of people is just following the meta retards...they didnt even reach 15+ and still chosing the "best" covenant. I know covenants are not perfectly balance but they are close, only 1 or 2 specs are tied to a covenant for a perfect execution.

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37 minutes ago, Melcahia said:

the mayority of people is just following the meta retards...they didnt even reach 15+ and still chosing the "best" covenant. I know covenants are not perfectly balance but they are close, only 1 or 2 specs are tied to a covenant for a perfect execution.

Generally true. People come to read guides/watch streamers who say x cov is best for y spec for z content, and people go yes, that works for me. I do it on my alts, I'll try them out for a feel of how they work but other than Kyrian bear, they're all pretty on meta.

Could it be though, that's why they're meta? The play and feel the best when I tried them, and as I've levelled and geared them (all classes bar mage at 60, and have done at least 10's, 7 classes on 14/15), it's worked.

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The idea of bounding your character to 1 covenant did not help with "pick the one you like" since you don't want to do the mistake of choosing the wrong one you will head to icy-vein and many other guide to get the one true king of the covenant.

 

Blizzard expected us, the players, to pick covenant base on esthetic and personal choice but bound them with borrowed power for your char, I'm a casual, my friends are casual and yet, we all pick the one covenant that were above the rest, the rare person I know did not did that were people who tried wow once in a while and take a sub every few month to see how the game evolved etc..

 

So yeah blizzard, we think we did not want this bullshit and yet, a few month after it release, we still don't.. And i'm *filtered* fed up with this bullshit and really think about switching to FFXIV and leave behind my 4/5 k hours I have across my 20/30 characters since most of that was done before the all borrowed power era we are in 

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56 minutes ago, Melcahia said:

the mayority of people is just following the meta retards...they didnt even reach 15+ and still chosing the "best" covenant. I know covenants are not perfectly balance but they are close, only 1 or 2 specs are tied to a covenant for a perfect execution.

While I agree that everyone should play what they like and enjoy the most, it is utterly ridiculous to say that most Covenants are even remotely "close" in their balance. As was concluded before Shadowlands even arrived it's literally impossible for Blizzard (or anyone else for that matter) to have that many abilities interact with that many specs and have ANY semblance of balance on any level. The differences in Covenant ability for the majority of specs are extreme based on the content you're doing, and pretending they aren't isn't helping your actually correct overall statement at all, you just discredit yourself with anyone who actually follows the numbers and Covenant effectiveness.

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true fiasco ... ok, druids and hunters fit well to forest but all other classes ? fail.

also all Blizz. efforts to rebalance are waste of time until changing covenants is punishing ie loss 10K's of anima invested in buildings.

 

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