Dragonflight DPS Rankings: Fated Season 4 Raiding Tier List (Patch 10.2.6 / Season 4)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 14:14 by Petko 112 comments

World of Warcraft has never been perfectly balanced, and Dragonflight is no exception. Some classes are better than others at the high end for raiding, and inevitably, a meta will exist. This ranking is based on the viability and strength of the various DPS specializations for the fourth season of raiding in Dragonflight.

Disclaimer: This list will be updated as new tuning and class changes come out over the course of the season.

1.

About the Tier List

Season 4, unlike any other season launch, has limited amount of class changes so far. Our analysis provides an estimate of how the current raid meta will be impacted, but it may require further tweaking in the coming weeks.

This tier list is entirely based on DPS viability for Season 4 of Dragonflight. The primary traits we are looking for have not changed and are what you would expect for raiding content. Mainly, we care about single-target damage; some burst cleave or AoE, and then defensive capabilities on a raid-wide or individual scale. Unique class utility buffs are also worth noticing and can be worth bringing a specific class for, but very few buffs are spec-specific.

While the traits that make a character valuable in a raid have not changed much, there are two incredibly important new factors to consider.

  • Because of the new talent trees, classes now have the freedom of choice to decide how to build in various situations. However, this also means that certain classes are forced into specializing in either AoE or single target for different bosses. While some classes have excellent pure single-target damage, they can lose a significant portion of that damage when forced to take even a few points of AoE talents.
1.1.

A Final Warning

It is incredibly important to emphasize that just because a DPS specialization is low in the tier list, it does not mean that you should ignore it completely. For the vast majority of cases, you should choose to bring the better player, not the better specialization. That does not mean you never need to think about your raid composition, just that most of the time, player skill will be more important than the difference between classes, assuming you already have the required raid buffs. All being lower tier means is that all else being equal, those specs will be less desirable for the raid based on current tuning.

2.

Dragonflight DPS Tier List for Fated Raids

Below is a quick summary of the full rankings that we have detailed on this page. While this gives a good outline of the standings of specializations in comparison to one another, we recommend reading the full rankings to understand why certain specializations are ranked as they are.

  1. Unholy Death Knight (S-Tier)
  2. Devastation Evoker (S-Tier)
  3. Arms Warrior (S-Tier)
  4. Fire Mage (S-Tier)
  5. Retribution Paladin (A-Tier)
  6. Frost Mage (A-Tier)
  7. Arcane Mage (A-Tier)
  8. Shadow Priest (A-Tier)
  9. Balance Druid (A-Tier)
  10. Subtlety Rogue (A-Tier)
  11. Augmentation Evoker (A-Tier)
  12. Beast Mastery Hunter (A-Tier)
  13. Marksmanship Hunter (A-Tier)
  14. Assassination Rogue (B-Tier)
  15. Destruction Warlock (B-Tier)
  16. Enhancement Shaman (B-Tier)
  17. Elemental Shaman (B-Tier)
  18. Affliction Warlock (B-Tier)
  19. Havoc Demon Hunter (B-Tier)
  20. Windwalker Monk (C-Tier)
  21. Demonology Warlock (C-Tier)
  22. Feral Druid (C-Tier)
  23. Frost Death Knight (C-Tier)
  24. Outlaw Rogue (C-Tier)
  25. Survival Hunter (C-Tier)
  26. Fury Warrior (C-Tier)
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2.1.

Healer and Tank Class Rankings

If you are interested in our other rankings for the Season 4 Raid in Dragonflight, please click the links below.

3.

Full DPS Class and Specialization Rankings

4.

S-Tier

4.1.

Unholy Death Knight

Patch 10.2.7 update: Unholy Death Knight received no changes going forward to next Awakened Raid Tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. Unholy Death Knight looks quite promising going forward to the next season as both their burst single-target damage and sustained damage are great. On top of this, they are quite a durable melee DPS option and have useful raid-wide utility tools (Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone / Death Grip Icon Death Grip) Overall we are happy with the performance of this spec and looking forward to see it play throughout the raiding tier.

4.1.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone Provides extra durability against heavy magical damage.
Core Death Grip Icon Death Grip Repositions an enemy of your choice.
Core Raise Ally Icon Raise Ally Combat-resurrection.
Optional Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb Every 1 sec an enemy is pulled close to you.
Optional Insidious Chill Icon Insidious Chill Reduces auto-attack speed of your target by 5% stacking up 4 times.
4.2.

Devastation Evoker

Patch 10.2.7 update: Devastation Evoker received a buff to their "old-new" tier-set, from Season 2, which will be played in the next raiding tier. Devastation Evokers are going to continue to have powerful single-target damage, both burst-orientated and sustained. They excel in handling movement effortlessly, which enables them to execute their rotation without any issues while on the move. However, it's important to keep in mind that they have a limited range of 25 yards, which could be a disadvantage in certain situations depending on your group's positioning. On top of this, you can obtain once again, Nasz'uro, the Unbound Legacy Icon Nasz'uro, the Unbound Legacy, one of the most overpowered legendary options ever created, buffing your team with primary stat and speed for a short period. We believe they will be a great ranged DPS option, due to their damage output and impressive burst potential.

  • Raid utility
Functionality Spells Notes
Core Blessing of the Bronze Icon Blessing of the Bronze -
Optional Source of Magic Icon Source of Magic Can be further bolstered by Potent Mana Icon Potent Mana
Optional Zephyr Icon Zephyr -
Optional Cauterizing Flame Icon Cauterizing Flame Bleed removal
Optional Rescue Icon Rescue You can further bolster it with Twin Guardian Icon Twin Guardian talent for extra durability.
4.3.

Arms Warrior

Patch 10.2.7 update: Arms Warrior received a buff to their "old-new" tier-set, from Season 1, which will be played in the next raiding tier. Arms Warriors are great and extraordinarily strong on a single-target situation, 2-target cleave due to Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes, and in execute phase due to their Execute Icon Execute. Arms Warrior is known to have one of the best execute damage profiles in the game, while also benefiting quite well from Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem, making it a great pick-up for raiding. Currently, this spec is considered one of the best melee in this tier and they are only looking to get stronger down the season.

4.3.1.

Raid Utility

                                                           
FunctionalitySpellsNotes
CoreRallying Cry Icon Rallying CryTemporary increasing the health of your raid/party.
CoreBattle Shout Icon Battle ShoutExtra 5% attack power.
OptionalSpell Reflection Icon Spell ReflectionUsable in a niche situations.
      Arms Warrior Guide  
4.4.

Fire Mage

Patch 10.2.7 update: Fire Mage received a buff to their "old-new" tier-set, from Season 2, which will be played in the next raiding tier. Fire Mage will continue to perform great in the upcoming fated season due to good on-demand burst single-target, which is ideal for key DPS checks and being relatively mobile compared to the rest of the Ranged DPS choices out there (this allows you to execute your rotation flawlessly without losing much DPS while moving). On top of this, they are one of the most durable raid specializations. At last, Fire Mages are known for their incredible toolkit and are traditionally useful for progression or damage in demand.

4.4.1.

Raid Utility

                                                         
FunctionalitySpellsNotes
CoreArcane Intellect Icon Arcane Intellect5% extra Intellect to the whole raid/party.
CoreTime Warp Icon Time WarpAlternative of Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust.
OptionalMass Barrier Icon Mass Barrier / Mass Invisibility Icon Mass InvisibilityGives a shield that absorbs damage or   mass invisibility to the entire party.
      Fire Mage Guide  
5.

A-Tier

5.1.

Retribution Paladin

Patch 10.2.7 update: Retribution Paladin received no changes going forward to the upcoming fated raid tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. Retribution Paladin's competitive damage profile, combined with amazing Raid-wide utility, makes them a great all-around melee choice for any raid composition. In addition, they have numerous tools to support your raid (Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection, Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom, Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice, Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands) immunity (Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield), great defensives, and a raid-wide buff (Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura). Overall, a solid melee options for the current of the raid tier.

5.1.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura -
Core Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura In case you already have Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura from another Paladin, you can choose the Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura to help your raid do more Damage and Healing.
Core Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands -
Optional Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice Helps a single member of your raid in a critical situation. Can be further improved by talenting Sacrifice of the Just Icon Sacrifice of the Just.
Optional Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection Physical immunity, which can help you with some boss encounters.
Optional Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom Immunity to movement impairing effects.
5.2.

Frost Mage

Patch 10.2.7 update: Frost Mage received no changes going forward to the next raiding tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. Frost Mage single-target damage is excellent compared to most of the ranged options in the current fated season, which makes them rather an lucrative Ranged DPS option. Yes, they do provide the typical Mage utility, and yes, they are quite durable. Overall, we are happy with the current Frost Mage damage profile and we believe they are one of the strongest.

5.2.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Arcane Intellect Icon Arcane Intellect 5% extra Intellect to the whole raid/party.
Core Time Warp Icon Time Warp Alternative of Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust.
Optional Mass Barrier Icon Mass Barrier Gives a shield that absorbs damage to the entire party.
5.3.

Arcane Mage

Patch 10.2.7 update: Arcane Mage received no changes going forward to the raiding tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. Arcane Mage has competitive single-target, but more importantly, has some of the best single target burst damage in the game for a small burst windows. Arcane is a top-heavy spec in terms of the skill required to truly make use of its phenomenal toolkit; in the hands of the right player, it is incredibly powerful in terms of the raw damage and burst potential. Mages are also still quite strong defensively, and immunities like Ice Block Icon Ice Block / Ice Cold Icon Ice Cold will always have value in a raid. Anytime there is a damage increase phase or a requirement for a burst-damage orientated scenario, Arcane Mage will be great.

5.3.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Arcane Intellect Icon Arcane Intellect 5% extra Intellect to the whole raid/party.
Core Time Warp Icon Time Warp Alternative of Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust.
Optional Mass Barrier Icon Mass Barrier / Mass Invisibility Icon Mass Invisibility Gives a shield that absorbs damage or mass invisibility to the entire party.
5.4.

Shadow Priest

Patch 10.2.7 update: Shadow Priest received a buff to their "old-new" tier-set, from Season 2, which will be played in the next fated season. Shadow Priests have one of the strongest external damage cooldown - Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion, which can benefit both them and the chosen target thanks to the Twins of the Sun Priestess Icon Twins of the Sun Priestess talent. By itself, Shadow Priest damage profile is excellent as not only they have good single-target but the ability to cleave multiple targets effectively, even if they are not close to each other. Additionally, they can off-heal with Vampiric Embrace Icon Vampiric Embrace, which can be a lifesaver in critical situations during raids. Lastly, the defensive cooldown, Dispersion Icon Dispersion, can be used instead of an "immunity" soak when necessary. Overall, we believe the specialization is in a competitive shape to be considered as one of the best Ranged options for the upcoming fated raiding tier.

5.4.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion You must always have Twins of the Sun Priestess Icon Twins of the Sun Priestess talented.
Core Power Word: Fortitude Icon Power Word: Fortitude A raid-wide 5% Stamina buff.
Core Mass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel Incredible useful where Mass Dispelling is needed.
Optional Vampiric Embrace Icon Vampiric Embrace Extra off-healing.
Optional Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith Helps with repositioning.
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5.5.

Balance Druid

Patch 10.2.7 update: Balance Druid received a buff to their "old-new" tier-set, from Season 1, which will be played in the raiding tier. As a Balance Druid, you may not have the highest single-target output, but your damage toolkit is well-rounded and all-inclusive, making you a valuable asset in the game. Starfall Icon Starfall, in particular, is a unique ability that sets you apart from other specs as it allows you to constantly cleave spread groups of enemies. While this may not matter in most fights, Boomkins are irreplaceable when facing multi-target fights. Also, don't forget the mandatory Mark of the Wild Icon Mark of the Wild raid-wide buff is a must in every raid, making it more appealing to pick them up. At last, their single-target got much better, which was previously a weak spot.

5.5.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Mark of the Wild Icon Mark of the Wild Increasing the Versatility of your raid/party by 3%.
Optional Innervate Icon Innervate Allowing 1 friendly healer to cast spells without spending mana for 8 sec.
Optional Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar Increasing the movement speed to all raid members by 60% for 8 sec.
Optional Nature's Vigil Icon Nature's Vigil Extra off-healing.
5.6.

Subtlety Rogue

Patch 10.2.7: Subtlety Rogue received no changes going forward to the next raiding tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. Subtlety Rogues have excellent single-target damage, in fact one of the highest currently. On top of this this, Rogue as a class is one of the best melee options, so you will not be mistaken if your choice is going to be Subtlety Rogue. Their ability to deal solid damage in cleave situations and burst attacks makes them stand out among other Rogue specializations.

5.6.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Atrophic Poison Icon Atrophic Poison -
5.7.

Augmentation Evoker

Patch 10.2.7 update: Augmentation Evoker received no changes going forward to the next raiding tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. Augmentation Evokers will continue to be a great choice in the upcoming Fated raid tier, thanks to its ability to enhance the damage and defensive capabilities of your raid members. While the players behind the Prescience Icon Prescience and Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might buffs are responsible for most of their damage, having at least one Augmentation Evoker in your raid composition can be very advantageous. On top of this, you can obtain once again, Nasz'uro, the Unbound Legacy Icon Nasz'uro, the Unbound Legacy, one of the most overpowered legendary options ever created, buffing your team with primary stat and speed for a short period. To conclude, this specialization has a great defensive profile, a "cheat-death", and is one of the most mobile specializations available.

5.7.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Blessing of the Bronze Icon Blessing of the Bronze -
Core Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might -
Core Chrono Ward Icon Chrono Ward Extra Shielding effect triggered after Breath of Eons Icon Breath of Eons cast.
Core Prescience Icon Prescience Can be further bolstered by the Fate Mirror Icon Fate Mirror talent.
Optional Blistering Scales Icon Blistering Scales -
Optional Spatial Paradox Icon Spatial Paradox -
Optional Source of Magic Icon Source of Magic Can be further bolstered by Potent Mana Icon Potent Mana
Optional Zephyr Icon Zephyr -
Optional Cauterizing Flame Icon Cauterizing Flame Bleed removal
Optional Rescue Icon Rescue You can further bolster it with Twin Guardian Icon Twin Guardian talent for extra durability.
5.8.

Beast Mastery Hunter

Patch 10.2.7 update: Beast Mastery Hunter received no changes going forward to the next raiding tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. As a ranged DPS spec in the game, Beast Mastery Hunter stands out as the only one capable of performing their entire rotation while moving. This makes them an invaluable asset for any mechanics or tasks required during a fight. In addition to that, their single target is great, which will be further bolstered by the comeback of their unique bow - Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky Icon Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky. However, one of the main disadvantages of having Beast Mastery Hunter is that they suffer from a lack of spread cleaving (when mobs are far away from each other) and is relatively squishy compared to most of the Ranged options.

5.8.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark Increases all damage dealt to targets above 80% health by 5%.
5.9.

Marksmanship Hunter

Patch 10.2.7 update: Marksmanship Hunter received no changes going forward to the next fated tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. Marksmanship Hunters excel in cleaving 3-5 targets and have great burst AoE / single-target capabilities. In addition to their 2-minute strong burst coming from Trueshot Icon Trueshot, their new tier-set will help them with the 2-target damage profile (previously a major issue). Remember, Marksmanship Hunter does lack sustain damage, which can be a massive issue if you mistime your cooldown. In addition, the spec still struggles with their defensives, but could be used in niche situations where burst is needed to push phases.

5.9.1.

Raid Utility

                           
FunctionalitySpellsNotes
CoreHunter's Mark Icon Hunter's MarkIncreases all damage dealt to targets above 80%   health by 5%.
6.

B-Tier

6.1.

Assassination Rogue

Patch 10.2.7: Assassination Rogue received a 6% flat damage buff to all of their damaging abilities and auto-attack damage going forward to the next raiding tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. After the complete rework of the Assassination Rogues last season, their damage profile is in a much better shape while still having that great execute damage output. In addition, Rogues have great defensive profiles and a few sets of immunities, making it necessary to have at least one of them in your team, especially with the Atrophic Poison Icon Atrophic Poison Raid utility. However, the main strength of Assassination Rogue lies in their ability to deal with exceptional single-target damage.

6.1.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Atrophic Poison Icon Atrophic Poison -
6.2.

Destruction Warlock

Patch 10.2.7 update: Destruction Warlock received both, positive and negative changes to their "old-new" tier-set, from Season 1, which will be played in the next raiding tier. In addition, their recently received buffs to their core spells - Chaos Bolt Icon Chaos Bolt, Conflagrate Icon Conflagrate and Incinerate Icon Incinerate, which will further bolster their single-target. Destruction Warlocks are known for their decent damage output against a single target, as well as their ability to deal an incredible two-target cleave damage thanks to Havoc Icon Havoc. Additionally, their bursts are strengthened by the use of Summon Infernal Icon Summon Infernal, have a good defensive profile, and, as every Warlock spec, provide valuable raid utility. Overall, we believe Destruction Warlock could still benefit from further single-target adjustments to be placed anywhere higher on the tier-list.

6.2.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Create Healthstone Icon Create Healthstone
Core Soulstone Icon Soulstone
Core Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway
Core Curse of Tongues Icon Curse of Tongues Useful against caster targets. It can be further bolstered by Amplify Curse Icon Amplify Curse talent.
Core Curse of Weakness Icon Curse of Weakness Useful against physical damage dealers. It can be further bolstered by Amplify Curse Icon Amplify Curse talent.
Core Demon Summoning Summon Imp Icon Summon Imp can help you with Singe Magic Icon Singe Magic dispel while Summon Felhunter Icon Summon Felhunter can be useful with an extra interrupt - Spell Lock Icon Spell Lock.
Optional Banish Icon Banish Useful on some boss encounters for an extra crowd-control effect.
6.3.

Enhancement Shaman

Patch 10.2.7 update: Enhancement Shaman received no changes going forward to the next raiding tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. Enhancement Shaman is a DPS spec that excels in both single target and cleave damage. However, when the Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem is factored in, and their damage output becomes even more significant, making them a valuable melee DPS option in this raid. At last, anytime there is a fight that can benefit from funneling, look no further as Enhance is a specialist in it. Overall a solid pick and one of the must have classes in every raid composition, but could benefit a lot more from defensive options.

6.3.1.

Raid Utility

                                                                       
FunctionalitySpellsNotes
CoreWindfury Totem Icon Windfury TotemExceptionally strong for melee damage dealers.
CoreBloodlust Icon Bloodlust-
OptionalWind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem-
OptionalAncestral Guidance Icon Ancestral Guidance-
6.4.

Elemental Shaman

Patch 10.2.7 update: Elemental Shaman received no changes going forward to the next fated tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. Elemental Shaman is known for its great single-target damage while still being able to handle cleave and AoE attacks. This makes it a great choice for encounters with varying damage profiles. However, compared to other classes, such as Mage and Warlock, Elemental Shaman lacks the raid utility and durability to compete. One area where they excel is in their ability to deal damage while moving (depending on your build), making them great against heavy movement boss encounters. Overall, while Elemental Shamans may not have the highest DPS ranking, their strength lies in their versatility and mobility.

6.4.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Optional Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem -
Optional Ancestral Guidance Icon Ancestral Guidance -
6.5.

Havoc Demon Hunter

Patch 10.2.7 update: Havoc Demon Hunter received no changes going forward to the next fated season, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. As a spec, Havoc Demon Hunter possess a versatile and effective range of damage abilities that make them a valuable asset in any situation. With a single talent build, they are able to compete effectively in fights that require a mixture of combat styles. One of their greatest strengths lies in their ability to deal strong cleave damage to 2-5 targets, as well as burst area-of-effect damage. Nevertheless, Demon Hunters still have access to the powerful Darkness Icon Darkness ability, which can serve as a valuable raid cooldown. Overall, a decent pick across for any raid composition.

6.5.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Chaos Brand Icon Chaos Brand 5% extra Magical damage
Core Darkness Icon Darkness % chance to avoid all damage from an attack.
6.6.

Affliction Warlock

Patch 10.2.7 update: Affliction Warlock received a buff to Doom Blossom Icon Doom Blossom, Vile Taint Icon Vile Taint, Soul Flame Icon Soul Flame and Soul Rot Icon Soul Rot, which will primarily increase their single-target damage, as well as, their AoE. The spec has great performance and is an excellent choice when single-target and cleave are needed. As always, their raid utility and strong defensiveness are making Warlock as a spec a valuable edition, regardless of their output.

6.6.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Create Healthstone Icon Create Healthstone
Core Soulstone Icon Soulstone
Core Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway
Core Curse of Tongues Icon Curse of Tongues Useful against caster targets. It can be further bolstered by Amplify Curse Icon Amplify Curse talent.
Core Curse of Weakness Icon Curse of Weakness Useful against physical damage dealers. It can be further bolstered by Amplify Curse Icon Amplify Curse talent.
Core Demon Summoning Summon Imp Icon Summon Imp can help you with Singe Magic Icon Singe Magic dispel while Summon Felhunter Icon Summon Felhunter can be useful with an extra interrupt - Spell Lock Icon Spell Lock.
Optional Banish Icon Banish Useful on some boss encounters for an extra crowd-control effect.
7.

C-Tier

7.1.

Windwalker Monk

Patch 10.2.7 update: Windwalker Monk received a buff to their "old-new" tier-set, from Season 1, which will be played in the next fated raiding tier. The main reason for bringing a Windwalker Monks would be for their burst on-demand damage (both ST and AoE) and Mystic Touch Icon Mystic Touch. Additionally, Monks can talent into two incredibly useful buffs with Generous Pour Icon Generous Pour and Close to Heart Icon Close to Heart, which could be critically important on high-damage Mythic encounters where you are stacked with the raid group, and be an additional reason to consider having one within your raid composition. Overall they are in better shape than before, but it requires a lot more effort from them to reach towards the top of the ladder.

7.1.1.

Raid Utility

                                                                         
FunctionalitySpellsNotes
CoreMystic Touch Icon Mystic Touch5% extra Physical damage for your raid.
CoreGenerous Pour Icon Generous PourExtra damage reduction against area-of-effect   damage.
CoreClose to Heart Icon Close to HeartIncreased healing from all sources for all allies within   10 yards.
OptionalTiger's Lust Icon Tiger's LustRemoves all roots and snares.
      Windwalker Monk Guide  
7.2.

Demonology Warlock

Patch 10.2.7 update:. received no changes going forward to Season 4, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. Unfortunately for Demonology Warlock their overall damage profile is currently lackluster, which is the main reason for their tierlist placement. Although they have irreplaceable raid-wide utility, raw damage is the moving factor, which sadly for Demonology Warlock is not in their favour.

7.2.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Create Healthstone Icon Create Healthstone
Core Soulstone Icon Soulstone
Core Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway
Core Curse of Tongues Icon Curse of Tongues Useful against caster targets. It can be further bolstered by Amplify Curse Icon Amplify Curse talent.
Core Curse of Weakness Icon Curse of Weakness Useful against physical damage dealers. It can be further bolstered by Amplify Curse Icon Amplify Curse talent.
Optional Banish Icon Banish Useful on some boss encounters for an extra crowd-control effect.
7.3.

Feral Druid

Patch 10.2.7 update: Feral Druid received no changes going forward to the next raid tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. Feral Druid possesses all the typical utility of a Druid, including the ability to provide Innervate Icon Innervate. They have decent single-target and AoE damage, making them a valuable candidate suitable for any raid composition. Keep in mind that due to the limited melee slots in the raid, if you already have Mark of the Wild Icon Mark of the Wild, your value will drop so be aware.

7.3.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Mark of the Wild Icon Mark of the Wild Increasing the Versatility of your raid/party by 3%.
Optional Innervate Icon Innervate Allowing 1 friendly healer to cast spells without spending mana for 8 sec.
Optional Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar Increasing the movement speed to all raid members by 60% for 8 sec.
Optional Nature's Vigil Icon Nature's Vigil Extra off-healing.
7.4.

Frost Death Knight

Patch 10.2.7 update: Frost Death Knight received a buff to their "old-new" tier-set, from Season 2, which will be played in the Awakened Raid Tier. Frost Death Knight's biggest strength comes from their ability to deal with great single target while simultaneously cleaving multiple targets at once. While their damage is not so impressive during off-cooldowns, they really excel in situations where multiple targets are present. There are a few specific fights where the Frost Death Knight shines, especially the ones where Death Grip Icon Death Grip ability can be utilized (not many of them). Overall, with great defensive capabilities, a Raid "utility" (Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone) and a decent damage profile, Frost Death Knight might not be the strongest DPS right now, but with the right tunning, it has the capability to climb much higher.

7.4.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone Provides extra durability against heavy magical damage.
Core Death Grip Icon Death Grip Repositions an enemy of your choice.
Core Raise Ally Icon Raise Ally Combat-resurrection.
Optional Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb Every 1 sec an enemy is pulled close to you.
Optional Insidious Chill Icon Insidious Chill Reduces auto-attack speed of your target by 5% stacking up 4 times.
7.5.

Outlaw Rogue

Patch 10.2.7: Outlaw Rogue received no changes going forward to the next raiding tier, as well as, keeping their tier-set unchanged. Outlaw Rogues are capable of dealing decent cleave and AoE damage, while doing single-target, thanks to Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry. In a situations where only a single target is required, Outlaw might not be your best choice of DPS, as there are specs that can do much better. Don't forget that Rogue has a solid set of defensive abilities, as well as the ability to apply Atrophic Poison Icon Atrophic Poison debuff, which is a great raid utility for any purpose of the raid (reclear or progress). Overall, we would like to see more positive damage adjustments on behalf of Outlaw Rogue to be placed anywhere higher on the tier list.

7.5.1.

Raid Utility

                             
FunctionalitySpellsNotes
CoreAtrophic Poison Icon Atrophic Poison-
      Outlaw Rogue Guide  
7.6.

Survival Hunter

Patch 10.2.7 update: Survival Hunter received a buff to their "old-new" tier-set, from Season 1, which will be played in the next raiding tier. The performance of Survival Hunters is looking dire leading to this fated season as their damage profile needs further positive adjustments as it is currently one of the lowest. In addition, one of the biggest disadvantages of Survival Hunter is coming from limited melee slots in each raid tier, other melee DPS options fit better the current raid profile better, and therefore, you will be pushed outside of the ideal raid composition. Of course, this should not discourage you from playing it but rather be mindful of your approach.

7.6.1.

Raid Utility

Functionality Spells Notes
Core Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark Increases all damage dealt to targets above 80% health by 5%.
7.7.

Fury Warrior

Patch 10.2.7 update: Fury Warrior received a buff to their "old-new" tier-set, from Season 2, which will be played in the raiding tier. In addition, they have received a flat 3% buff to all of their damage abilities. Fury Warriors's core strength - their damage output is relatively weak compared to the rest of the DPS specializations. They still possess one of the strongest non-healer raid cooldowns - Rallying Cry Icon Rallying Cry, which is always a great addition to each raid. Moreover, every raid requires you to have at least 1 Warrior due to Battle Shout Icon Battle Shout being a mandatory raid buff, you always stand a chance to be picked up even if your overall performance is not there. To conclude, we believe that Fury Warrior has an underperforming damage profile, but overall has the package needed to be placed higher, we expect positive adjustments to significantly elevate their position on our tier list.

7.7.1.

Raid Utility

                                                           
FunctionalitySpellsNotes
CoreRallying Cry Icon Rallying CryTemporary increasing the health of your raid/party.
CoreBattle Shout Icon Battle ShoutExtra 5% attack power.
OptionalSpell Reflection Icon Spell ReflectionUsable in a niche situations.
      Fury Warrior Guide  
8.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed and update dfor 10.2.7 Patch.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed and updated for Season 4.
  • 25 Mar. 2024: Reviewed and updated for 10.2.6 Patch.
  • 12 Mar. 2024: Further Adjustments based on the most recent class hotfixes.
  • 28 Jan. 2024: Further Adjustments based on the most recent class hotfix.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed and updated for 10.2.5 Patch.
  • 18 Dec. 2023: Further Adjustments based on the most recent class hotfix.
  • 04 Dec. 2023: Further Adjustments based on the most recent class hotfix.
  • 25 Nov. 2023: Further class adjustments.
  • 12 Nov. 2023: Further Adjustments based on the most recent class hotfix.
  • 05 Nov. 2023: Reviewed and Updated for 10.2. Patch.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed and Updated for 10.1.7 Patch.
  • 22 Aug. 2023: Further Adjustments based on the most recent class hotfix.
  • 09 Aug. 2023: Further changes based on the most recent class hotfixes.
  • 25 Jul. 2023: Interface overhaul and update with the most recent class changes.
  • 11 Jul. 2023: Added Augmentation Evoker.
  • 05 Jul. 2023: Updated for patch 10.1.5.
  • 07 May 2023: Updated for Season 2 of Dragonflight.
  • 06 Feb. 2023: Updated for patch 10.0.5.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Season 1 of Dragonflight.
  • 18 Aug. 2022: Updated for Season 4.
  • 23 Jun. 2022: Check-in since last update.
  • 25 Apr. 2022: Updated after first few weeks of Mythic.
  • 18 Feb. 2022: Updated for patch 9.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2021: Updated for patch 9.1.5.
  • 04 Aug. 2021: Updated for first couple of Mythic weeks.
  • 13 Jul. 2021: Updated after Heroic week.
  • 24 Jun. 2021: Page added.
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