World of Warcraft Dragonflight Patch 10.2 – Guardians of the Dream is currently in its PTR stage, and players are curious to see which classes come out on top.
The biggest purpose of public test realms, aside from getting a sneak peek at new content, is to check out which classes are going to be strong in the new patch, and thankfully we managed to compile a list.
Below you can take a look at the top DPS classes for Mythic+ Season 3 in World of Warcraft Dragonflight‘s upcoming 10.2 patch:
S-tier specializations are the absolute best at what they do, and are essentially what you always want to bring when given the choice.
Keep in mind that every single specialization can clear a +20 Mythic+ key, it just happens S-tier specializations will have a much easier time doing it.
Augmentation Evokers continue their reign as the supreme DPS option in Mythic+ Dungeons, as their kit is simply impeccable.
The Augmentation specialization brings more damage for their teammates, with the Prescience skill, as well as incredible survivability, with Expunge, Blistering Scale, and Cauterizing Flame, making them not only a damage powerhouse but someone who can help the healers when dealing with pressure.
The amount of tools that Augmentation Evokers have when it comes to helping out the party is honestly astounding, and their insanely high damage makes them more than just a utility pick.
Havoc Demon Hunter:
The Havoc Demon Hunter specialization received a rework, which improved both its damage output and survival options, making it the current best melee choice for Mythic+ content.
The Havoc specialization is a little light on utility, but the damage they bring into fights more than makes up for it. The new tier set triggers Throw Glaive automatically after each Blade Dance, which is a big change for Demon Hunters.
Players familiar with the class will remember how their glaive throw always felt like a wasted global cooldown unless dealing with big mob packs, but thankfully the new changes correct this.
A+ tier is where essentially every specialization should be: just short of being broken, but undeniably strong. Unfortunately, things aren’t always like that, but 10.2 has quite a few newcomers to this tier.
It’s worth noting that these specializations are also extremely desirable to have in your party composition, as not every group can be entirely composed of S+ specializations.
The rogue class caps out the A+ tier with two specializations, thanks to their new tier piece bonuses.
The 2-piece tier bonus for the Outlaw Rogue causes Sinister Strike to gain a 15% to strike twice, while the 4-piece gives Roll the Bones a chance to refresh a random buff associated with the skill. This is a massive improvement for Rogues, as their fate is now less uncertain, and they are able to maintain their buffs a lot longer.
The Outlaw Rogue still remains as one of the best AOE Mythic+ specializations, and features quite a bit of utility with its different poisons.
Assassination Rogues remain mostly the same, but the smaller changes made to the specialization make it the best it’s ever been in Dragonflight.
Their new tier set allows for increased nature damage and attack speed, as well as an AOE explosion coming off of the Envenom combo skill.
Assassination Rogues now get a solid stream of single-target and AOE damage, without any major flaws in sight.
No, you didn’t read this wrong, nor did we get it confused with the Elemental specialization.
Enhancement Shamans are currently one of the best DPS classes on the 10.2 Dragonflight PTR, thanks to the current state of melee DPS in general. Their desirability is enhanced even more when considering utility like the Windfury Totem.
The Enhancement Shaman comes with a lot of utility, ranging from the iconic Bloodlust buff to their totems, which can provide a plethora of stat increases to party members, making them a great class to bring along in Mythic+ dungeons.
The Enhancement specialization still feels a little too vulnerable at points, but their new tier bonuses attempt to remedy that, by focusing entirely on the Primordial Wave skill, which summons an elemental spirit and has reduced cooldown.
Balance Druid, Arcane Mage, Fire Mage, Retribution Paladin:
There are more classes in the A+ tier, but their position has been lowered since the previous patch, making them just slightly weaker versions of what they were, like the Balance Druid or Arcane Mage.
They still remain strong, but their positions have been taken over by the up-and-coming specializations. They can still be considered an undeniable staple of Mythic+ dungeons, just slightly weaker when compared to the buffed specializations.
There are quite a few classes after A+ tier, on A, B, and C tier, but let’s be honest, despite every specialization being viable, we only care about the top tiers.
Well, there you go, this was our World of Warcraft Dragonflight Season 3 Mythic+ tier list for the DPS classes. We hope you are having a lot of fun with Dragonflight, and that your favorite specialization will be strong in the upcoming 10.2 patch.
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