World of Warcraft: Dragonflight has been out for quite some time now, giving players many opportunities to test out what DPS works for them. This guide has now been updated to represent the best DPS for Dragonflight.
The latest patch in World of Warcraft (10.7) has allowed players to get a new item that is a Best in Slot item. However, Primordial Stones have a long way to go. This item gives players a lot of time to experiment with their builds and determine how to increase their damage.
There have been a lot of changes for the upcoming patch. First, talent trees have reformed, and there have been many ability changes, including many Paladin updates.
Here is our list of the top ten DPS classes in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. There have already been massive changes since the opening moments of the expansion. In this list, we will be ranking from worst to best DPS. We use Warcraft Logs to make these decisions and personal experiences in Mythic+ and Raids.
10 – Unholy Death Knight
Unholy Death Knight is a great DPS choice. However, they excel in other areas, like their survivability and pulls in AOE situations. Their damage is good but not high enough to be higher on the tier list. Unholy DKs have strong defensive cooldowns like Death Strike, Anti-Magic Shell, and Icebound Fortitude.
9 – Fury Warrior
Fury Warrior is a fantastic DPS choice and is consistently reliable. They have great AoE damage and self-healing, making them great in group content. Alongside their AOE damage, they have high burst cooldowns, which could mean they take the aggro occasionally. Abilities like Impending Victory, Rallying Cry, and Spell Reflect are all fantastic abilities that will keep them stable in a battle.
8 – Enhancement Shaman
Enhancement Shaman is incredibly powerful right now. Not only do they have Bloodlust, but they are great for single-target damage and have excellent crowd control with abilities like Wind Shear, Capacitor Totem, and Thundershock. However, they aren’t as high up on the list as others because they lack survivability compared to others.
7 – Retribution Paladin
Retribution Paladin has come up in a couple of places, as they now have a lot of burst damage and have received a couple of tweaks to their build over the patch. Paladins have great single-target damage and better survivability now compared to the past. Utility has always been a strong point of Ret Paladins, with abilities like Hammer of Justice, Blessing of Protection, and Lay on Hands being significant parts of the Paladin build.
6 – Windwalker Monk
Windwalker Monk is a very strong contestant in the DPS round-up for the strongest class, as they tend to migrate near the top. Although, they have fluctuated from the top and dropped a couple of places. Windwalker Monk has some tremendous damage but also is incredibly tanky with abilities like Touch of Karma, Fortifying Brew, and Dampen Harm. While some classes have significantly better damage, Windwalker Monk is still a solid pick.
5 – Shadow Priest
Thanks to significant damage and utility, Shadow Priest has now made it onto the best DPS in Dragonflight charts. Mass dispel is very useful; going into the new season, they will likely be even better. Right now, they still serve a great purpose with Power Word: Fortitude and have excellent self-healing through abilities like Dispersion and healing allies with Vampiric Embrace.
4 – Balance Druid
Balance Druids are very consistent with great damage as they have great abilities such as Solar Beam, Sunfire, and Ursol’s Vortex. In addition, they have a lot of crowd control, which makes the utility of a Balance Druid relatively high. Their incredible utility helps put them high on our list.
3 – Fire Mage
Fire Mage has returned to the charts, especially if you’re looking at logs. Their damage is very reliable with the use of Ignite. The buffs they have received recently have also been an enormous help to make them a strong pick in Mythic+. Cauterize is a bonus that the other Mage specs do not have, which is why they are on this list. However, while their damage is incredibly high, they do not have much in the way of defenses and survivability other than mana-buns and Ice Block.
2 – Outlaw Rogue
Rogue has made their way onto the tier list, climbing the ranks again. Outlaw Rogue is now one of the top classes you can play in Dragonflight, with their survivability and damage being a force to be reckoned with. They are especially fantastic in Mythic+ and are pretty much always required. Additionally, their damage is great when it comes to AoE due to Dancing Steel. Equally, Rogues’ survivability is fierce with abilities such as Feint and Cloak of Shadows.
1 – Havoc Demon Hunter
Havoc Demon Hunter has skyrocketed up the list as the best DPS in Dragonflight. They have significant damage and are incredibly reliable in all forms of content. This includes Mythic+, Raiding, and PvP. Havoc has very reliable AoE damage and is reliant on Immolation Aura. Not only that, but they have a significant amount of damage reduction through Blur and Will of the Illidari and a lot of self-healing by using abilities like Soul Rending and Darkness. With the right build, a Havoc Demon Hunter is unstoppable.
Overall, there are a lot of powerful classes to take into World of Warcraft: Dragonflight that aren’t even covered on this list, but these are some great choices that you may already be maining or considering re-rolling into. If you haven’t tried them, this patch is a great chance to give them a shot, as the talent trees have been reworked multiple times to give them a good shot at optimization.
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3 CommentsLeave a Reply
You are basing this on data pulled from pre-patch including the old legendary effects, conduits, etc. It’s all very, very wrong now. Affliction is actually at the very bottom now that they’ve taken away all the borrowed power.
We did indeed have the original rankings based on pre-patch. We now have our pre-season tier list posted.
No way rogue is #2..