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Sanctum of Domination DPS, Tank and Healer Log Rankings: Week 1

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The Sanctum of Domination has finally opened and we get to see the numbers! While this is still "only" Heroic week, a LOT has changed in the rankings since Castle Nathria in 9.1, and even though Mythic arrives tomorrow, the Heroic rankings are still a pretty good showcase of where the specs are. Also don't forget, there's still the class and trinket tuning happening tomorrow which buffs all Hunters, Fire Mages and more.

Heroic Rankings

As you'll see in the 95th percentile rankings, there's some VERY big changes to be found, the biggest of which has to be Arms jumping from the very bottom up into 4th place! Less surprising is the new No.1, as Elemental has been climbing the rankings for a long time now and has finally reached the top, immediately followed by Demonology, that's only been a contender in recent weeks but has now snagged the No.2 spot! Shadow is really the only familiar face in the top 10 (and is getting nerfed soon), as everything is very jumbled right now. Havoc and Retribution are the other very uncommon sights in the top 10, as the other specs there have been there at some point during Castle Nathria. Fire really took a beating in raids specifically, sitting at the very bottom with the Hunters, but all 5 bottom specs are getting significant buffs tomorrow, so not all is lost!

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95th percentile Heroic data by Warcraft Logs.

The generalist all percentiles bracket is even more different, with a yellow class finally on top! Assassination has always been much more popular in Heroic and the lower percentiles, but we also have the other Rogue specs in the top 10 in this aggregate list, as well as a second Warlock spec, with Destro joining Demo at the top.

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All percentiles Heroic data by Warcraft Logs.

Healers and Tanks

The DPS and HPS stats for Tanks and Healers aren't that significant, certainly not compared to the DPS specs, but we'll still take a look to see how much they changed. While this is an entirely new raid with new encounters, the Healer rankings haven't had as big of a change as the DPS - Mistweavers are still on top after the initial 9.1 shakeup, with Shamans pushing Druids down a little in the Restoration-off.

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All percentiles Healer Heroic data by Warcraft Logs.

The tanks had a bit of a bigger shakeup in their DPS department, and while Prot Palas are VERY safe in their top spot, which hasn't changed in a looong time, Guardians have overtaken Brewmasters by a solid amount and Blood has risen one as well.

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All percentiles Tank Heroic data by Warcraft Logs.

 

These are definitely still preliminary logs, as the Sanctum opens tomorrow on Mythic difficulty, so we'll be taking a close look at those as soon as possible!

As always, if you want even more info on a spec, you can check out our class guides here, or for even more data, head on over to Warcraft Logs.

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Things will change next reset when all the covenant specific legendaries come out and the buffs to the underperformers.  It probably won't shift that much, but it'll shift with each week, as we get closer to the new capstones too.

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1 hour ago, Akiva said:

Things will change next reset when all the covenant specific legendaries come out and the buffs to the underperformers.  It probably won't shift that much, but it'll shift with each week, as we get closer to the new capstones too.

Oh it'll be a mess the next few weeks definitely. The class tuning, Mythic, the actual boss strategies crystallizing etc.

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