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Dragonflight Pre-Patch DPS, Tank and Healer Log Rankings, Day 1

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Update: if you're looking for a less preliminary bunch of stats, the week 1 DPS, tank and healer rankings are now ready, with some included explanations from our guide writers! Head on over here to check them out.

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The pre-patch is upon us and it's chaos all over, as the new talents mix in with Covenant abilities and legendaries, as well as Fated raids. We're taking a look at some extremely preliminary numbers (as  only the first day is done for EU players), mostly for fun to see some giant changes. We'll be checking back in at our regular time for the actual, stable numbers at the start of next week. As all raids are Fated as of the pre-patch and there's no more weekly rotation, Warcraft Logs have decided to only show stats for the Sepulcher of the First Ones, so that's what we'll be looking at.

Mythic

95th Percentile

It's an entirely new group at the top in this new pre-patch age, but it seems it's time to amend that old quote, as it seems nothing is certain except death, taxes... and Warlocks being on top of the rankings. That doesn't mean nothing has changed, as it's actually Affliction taking over things from the bottom, leaping 18 spots up. Both previous Warlock rulers of the charts drop way down, and the almost permanent king of the last patch finds itself in the bottom 3, with the other "only" dropping 16 spots. Windwalkers rise only 6 spots, which would usually be a huge deal but is only a mild shift in this chaos, with Fire gaining a solid 10 and Retribution 7. The top 5 is filled out by the most stable spec here, as Frost DK only loses 2 spots. Enhancement makes an appearance, very much out of nowhere, with Arms and Havoc also coming up from the bottom, as another DK rounds out the top 10, falling 6 spots.

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95th percentile Mythic data by Warcraft Logs.

All Percentiles

The generalist bracket is very similar to the high percentiles, with some smaller changes in the top. But the bottom is almost the same, with Demonology suffering an even bigger change of fate here, finding itself in the penultimate spot, only better than Subtletly, after months of being No.1 by a large margin.

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All percentiles Mythic data by Warcraft Logs.

Tanks and Healers

Even tanks are seeing big changes in their DPS rankings, and while Druids remain at the top, they are doing and insane amount of damage right now, matching some of the top DPS specs! There's definitely some crazy talent/legendary interactions going on there, or some other bug. Meanwhile Vengeance moves out of last place into 2nd, Brewmasters out of 5th into 3rd, as the other 3 all drop down.

PrepatchTank.jpgAll percentiles Mythic data by Warcraft Logs.

Healers have a new top spec with Holy Priest (at least for these few days), with Druids dropping to 2nd, and the rest remaining as it was before.

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All percentiles Mythic data by Warcraft Logs.

Heroic DPS

Heroic is also following suit with Mythic, as Enhancement and Arms rise even higher, as those specs were always doing better in the easier mode.

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All percentiles Heroic data by Warcraft Logs.

 

As always, if you want even more info on a spec, you can check out our class guides here, for a DPS tier list you can go here, or for even more data, head on over to Warcraft Logs. You can also check out our Fated raid guides.

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Not sure why they can't get all tanks to tank equally as effective, but in their own unique way, healers to heal equally as effective, but in their own way and dps to deal damage just as effectively, but in their own way......it would be a win-win in my opinion, but noooooo, they got to be so radically different.

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6 hours ago, Lithari said:

Not sure why they can't get all tanks to tank equally as effective, but in their own unique way, healers to heal equally as effective, but in their own way and dps to deal damage just as effectively, but in their own way......it would be a win-win in my opinion, but noooooo, they got to be so radically different.

You do realize they are trying to achieve that usually, but... there is so much to take into account at all times, that it's quite literally impossible to do so? Like... These classes/speccs are great at doing different things in different ways. This specc has great dots, this specc has great aoe, this specc has great single target... And you expect them all to do the same amount of damage?

Situations are different, so speccs are handling them different ways. If everyone did the same damage in every situation, just played a tad differently, the game would be beyond boring.

The same mostly applies for tanks/healers, just a bit differently 'in their own way'.

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Affliction will likely fall like a brick once they lose Decimating Bolt. It's empowering 3 Drain Souls instead of 1. It's like 70% of their damage or something. 

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You have to take in consideration that since Tier sets are turned off and many are relying on Covenant power alone. Along with people adjusting to new paths in the Talent Tree System.  The full allocation, future gained points, of the Talent tree won't be available till DF launches and we all start climbing to Lv70.  If you are a hardcore Mythic World First contender you might want to wait to see how things will adjust up to the new DF raid.  Blizzard has a natural habit of making abrupt changes to class-specializations with nerfs/buffs before starting on progressive new tier content on the live servers.  As for the Heroic AOTC and the casual players go do your own thing and enjoy the new expansion at your own pace.  Till the new Raid is released this will be the time for the avgerage player to get reaccustomed to their favorite classes and adjust to new/altered rotations for gameplay.

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On 10/28/2022 at 4:49 PM, Grumar said:

Edit, just realized this is live prepatch not ptr prepatch.

Yea, not a lot of people raiding on the PTR 😄

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On 10/28/2022 at 2:03 PM, Malokos said:

You do realize they are trying to achieve that usually, but... there is so much to take into account at all times, that it's quite literally impossible to do so? Like... These classes/speccs are great at doing different things in different ways. This specc has great dots, this specc has great aoe, this specc has great single target... And you expect them all to do the same amount of damage?

Situations are different, so speccs are handling them different ways. If everyone did the same damage in every situation, just played a tad differently, the game would be beyond boring.

The same mostly applies for tanks/healers, just a bit differently 'in their own way'.

Could they at least make an attempt to even look like they're trying..?

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