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Shadowlands Season 2 Mythic+ DPS Log Rankings, Week 1: The Kings in Yellow

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It's finally time to look at the REAL Mythic+ Season 2 with the new affix! Lots of changes arrive as the king of Shadowlands has left the throne (but didn't go quite as far down as in raids) and the yellow team takes over! An important thing to note is that these are the logs for the past week and DO NOT include the hotfixes that went live yesterday/today, aka the Hunter, Fire and Affliction buffs and Shadow nerfs. There's also the new legendaries coming in for some specs this week, so there should be a lot of changes coming in next week's overview.

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're also using the Normalized Aggregate Scores numbers, for clarity, meaning the top spec is marked as 100 and then the rest are ranked in relation to that peak point.

This past week was Tyrannical Tyrannical, Raging RagingVolcanic Volcanic (and Tormented Tormented for the first time).

All Keys

While one king has indeed departed, the prince has taken over and brought his cousin with him! The top 2 are all yellow but unfortunately Assassination did not get the invitation, as it sits in the middle of the pack. Arcane rounds out the top 3 but the spec has been pretty volatile, going up and down a lot in the expansion, so we'll have to see if it holds. Fire is still hanging around the top 10, but both its fellow specs have outperformed it (for now before the buffs), while Windwalker fell a little from last week when it had Pride available. Fury is back and rising, and should see much higher placements as the gear starts to ramp up, while Balance dropped. On the bottom side of things Affliction is really having a bad time in all PvE activities, and that 5% buff doesn't look like it will help that much.

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

The all percentiles bracket is very similar to the top one, with Balance holding on a little higher and Fire dropping a LOT lower, actually quite surprisingly, as it's usually the general population that holds on to that top meta spec longer.

Mythic+ All Keys All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.

High Keys

The +15s used to be the real benchmark in Season 1 but that is a little different in the early days of Season 2, while the average gear is still mostly stuck in S1. In any case, in this bracket we see the prince take over the crown, as Subtlety has one of its many upswings - but will it hold on next week? Arms is the biggest outlier here, in 3rd place, as Havoc has actually been very regularly high-ranked in the higher keys, so it's not surprising to see it in 5th. The Rogues are generally doing really well in the high keys as we can see, while Druids are having a bad week (which should change for Balance, but as for Feral... well, we'll see).

Mythic+15 All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.

We'll actually be skipping the +20 keys again, as there have been VERY few clears there (as expected) and the rankings a re looking... well, jut take a look at this mess:

Mythic+20 All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.

It might take a while for enough players to re-gear up to get that high again, so we might focus on somewhat lower keys next week to compensate.


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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5 hours ago, Starym said:

Is it wrong that I'm REALLY happy with that title?

Depends on whether it was intended as a cultural reference or as a nod to rogues.

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4 minutes ago, Teufel said:

Depends on whether it was intended as a cultural reference or as a nod to rogues.

Both! Although less cultural, more True Detective.

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