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9.1 Covenant Popularity for Top Raid and Mythic+ Players

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It's been quite a while since we checked in with Covenant popularity, so today we're taking another look at what top raid and Mythic+ players are choosing! The data comes from Subcreation, who gather up and present the top M+ and Mythic raid logs and parses.

Patch 9.1 has been with us just over 3 months and since we took a look at these stats around launch as well we'll be commenting on some of the changes since then. We're starting with ranged DPS where things have actually gotten even more extreme since the last time we checked, as the numbers are leaning even more towards single-Covenant picks! While most are just more percentage points for Night Fae (with M+ Warlocks being a small exception), we do have a some bigger changes as well, with Ventyr Moonkins taking over entirely in Mythic+ as they move from 51 to 94%, while Venthyr Frost Mages do the opposite and drop by 42% in M+. The last big change is the biggest yet, as Shadow has moved on over to Necrolords from Night Fae almost completely in both raids and Mythic+.

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

On the melee side we see Kyrian seemingly gained a lot of ground, primarily from Arms and Fury in Mythic+, as well as Survival in both raids and M+ - but the one big move away from Kyrian by the extremely popular Windwalkers, who completely abandoned the Covenant in favor or Necrolord, almost balances it all out.

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

Tanks are a lot simpler, as there are no big shifts here, with Blood and Brewmaster leaning a bit more on Necrolord in M+, Guardians staying pretty much exactly the same, and the rest all getting around 10% more Kyrian in both categories.

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

Healers seem to like Kyrian the most, as almost every single spec got a lot more blue in both categories, with the big exception of Mistweavers, who dropped 31% in M+ and 40% in raids and the small exception of Holy Palas, who dropped 9% in M+ and 5% in raids. Meanwhile the biggest Bastion fans were Resto Druids, becoming 54% bluer in M+ and 8% more in raids.

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

 

The overall trend since the start of the patch seems to be more and more Kyrian arriving all over the place, so it'll be interesting to see how 9.1.5 shakes things up!

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Great information! Hard to read by spec icon since I can't always remember which is which. Looks like Warcraft Logs needs to update their icons, especially for Rogues.

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