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9.1.5 Covenant Popularity for Top Raid and Mythic+ Players

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It's been quite a while since we checked in with the top player Covenant choices - in fact we haven't taken a look at the numbers since patch 9.1.5 came out, so it's clearly time to rectify that! Now that there's been over 2 months of data and free Covenant switching, we should be seeing some solid trends and we'll be comparing the numbers to the final 9.1 standings. An important thing to note is that the data here is specifically for top raid and Mythic+ players, as the overall player numbers are no longer available since Wowranks shut down. The below data comes from Subcreation, who gather up and present the top M+ and Mythic raid logs and parses.

Starting with the ranged DPS, it seems the Night Fae domination did not let up much at all, even with the 9.1.5 class changes and the free switching. We do see an overall drop in purple for the casters, primarily with Destro Warlocks dropping 20% of the Fae in M+ and only 6% in raids in favor of Venthyr (M+) and Necro (Raid), and Marksmanship being 36% down in M+ in favor of Kyrian. The rest also lost some % here and there, but Frost Mage compensated that with a big shift towards purple in M+, moving 36% towards the dark side!

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

The melee DPS side tells a similar story as the Night Fae are slightly diminished in number here as well, with Fury dropping 27% in M+ and 18% in raids (in favor of Kyrian), Havoc getting 10% lighter in M+ and 18% in raids (in favor of Venthyr), and Survival joining the less purple club with 13% M+ and 12% raids as well (in favor of Kyrian). But we also saw some gains for the NF, as Arms actually went 23% heavier into the purple in raids, with Retribution joining them in adding 13% purple in M+ and in raids.

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

The light blue of the Kyrian is growing a lot stronger with tanks, as they actually saw quite a bit of change, starting with Blood which diversified 15% away from Necro in M+ and 13% in raids (mostly in favor of Kyrian), while Brewmasters went the other way and reinforced their Necro M+ side by 18% away from Kyrian. Guardians moved away from Night Fae in M+ and raids (26/23%, also mostly in favor of Kyrian) and the rest is a light-blue fest with the exception of Prot Palas in raids, who went 20% more into Venthyr.

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

The healers also saw quite a bit of change, and while Disc and Holy Palas remained pretty much unchanged, the rest had some solid fluctuations. Starting with Holy Priests who both increased and decreased their blue affinity, with M+ going up 6% and raids down 14% (in favor of NF), the changes continue with Mistweavers who moved away from the Kyrian, 20% in M+ and 14% in raids (in favor of Venthyr). The Resto twins also jumped on the blue M+ bandwagon after 9.1.5, with Druids increasing their Kyrian loyalty by 39% (away from NF), while Shamans rose 23% (away from, well, everything else).

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

And so we have a Kyrian surge overall, mostly pushed by tanks and healers, as the Night Fae continue to dominate the DPS classes, but a little less so since the patch. The numbers probably won't be changing much until 9.2, but we'll check in one more time before the next patch just to have the data ready for when we look in later!

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