In this Best Raid Classes Guide in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King you experience:
- Which classes and specializations deal a lot of damage
- Which raid phase is currently running
- Which classes brings many reinforcements
Current raid phase: Tier 1
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic was released on September 27, 2022. We are in the first phase of enlargement. the current raids are:
- Naxxramas (10 and 25 players)
- The Obsidian Sanctum (10 and 25 players)
- Archavon’s Chamber (10 and 25 players)
- The Eye of Eternity (10 and 25 players)
DPS class ranking explained
The individual classes and their specializations are classified in different levels – depending on damage dealt, utility through buffs and more. The strongest classes end up in the S tier.
Important: The strength of the classes will change as the next raid set becomes available and the corresponding gear and gear sets are released. Therefore, we will always update this article whenever a new raid comes out.
In the first phase, all classes have less powerful equipment, which is reflected in a direct comparison of the individual specializations. Specializations that deal magic damage are stronger initially. This is because the Armor Penetration stat is only found more frequently on gear pieces with the later raids. This is immensely important for classes, which mainly deal physical damage.
S-Tier: The strongest classes
Frost Death Knight
In Wrath of the Lich King Classic, the Frost Death Knight is a powerful damage dealer that can be used in both fights against single targets as well as against multiple targets shines. In addition, he brings the strong attack speed buff “Improved Icy Claws”. Since Death Knights aren’t as dependent on their gear as other classes – they deal physical and magical damage – they are immensely powerful, especially in the first phase.
Unholy Death Knight
The unholy plague slinger is similar in strength to its frosty sibling while also boasting powerful cooldowns, such as “Summon Gargoyle”. As the expansion progresses, the Unholy Death Knight becomes even more powerful as it scales very well with equipment.
For the Affliction Warlock, Wrath of the Lich King is a golden age. With their many Damage Over Time Abilities they can shine in almost every fight. Especially when they spread their DoTs over several opponents, their damage blows up every damage meter.
The backstab villain is also at the top at the start of the expansion. reason are his poisonsthat cannot be stopped by armor. However, in the next stages of WotLK, he loses damage and the combat specialization passes the assassins.
As the gear level increases, the combat villain becomes more powerful, so keep an eye out for better items and get powerful weapons. Once the rogue has gathered some gear, their damage is nothing to scoff at.
The Enhancement Shaman is a melee fighter that uses both spells and heavy hits. This makes him flexible, but also causes some confusion since he is both spell power and attack power must collect.
Stronger burst damage – a lot of damage in a short time from “Explosive Shot” and “Explosive Trap” – and ingenious support skills make the survival hunter a welcome raid member.
The cat makes in the first phase of WotLK a good figure and deals constant damage over longer boss encounters. In addition, the wildness druid is often taken in groups for its buffs.
Strong spells and good ones AoE damage Delivers the Destruction Warlock. However, he needs good equipment for this. Also, the class’ Affliction specialization is significantly stronger, making it difficult for destroyers to catch up.
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Let stars rain down on your opponents as an owl bear? This is possible with the balance specialization of the druid. The Boomkin’s damage is okay, but balance druids are more likely to get it for their strong buffs invited to the raid.
The magic caster among the shamans is in the first phase of Wrath of the Lich King Classic strong. However, his damage isn’t on par with the other classes as he gears up, as he doesn’t scale as well with the higher stats.
The snipers do a lot of damage – but only if they have better gear with armor penetration and critical hit rating. But then they share high damage and a lot of burst out.
The same applies to the fire mage as to other classes that depend heavily on their equipment: In the first phase, it is not as strong as it will be as the expansion progresses. However, he then prepares a lot of fun, because the Fire mage on critical hits – and who doesn’t love huge damage numbers on their screen?
Armed with a strong two-handed weapon, the Weapon Warrior deals a lot of damage. However, he must first find powerful weapons. But then he can use various skills such as “Blade Storm”. Amount of AoE damage in a short amount of time cause.
Lots of buffs and strong support skills make the Retribution a valuable group member. However, like other classes in the early raid tiers, it lacks damage. This only comes with increasing values and better equipment.
What applies to the weapon warrior also applies to the Furor colleague: As a warrior you need good weapons and strong equipmentto unlock the full potential of the class. Unfortunately, this is hardly possible in the first phase of the expansion and makes the fury warrior somewhat weaker than other classes.
Compared to other classes, the Shadow Priest causes solid damage, which is slightly higher in multi-target fights. Due to its strong support options with various buffs and mana regeneration, the shadow priest still fits into a good raid group.
The Frost Mage is unlike the other specializations more on PvP designed. Because of this, he deals significantly less damage in PvE battles than Fire or Arcane Mages. In PvP, the Frost Mage is immensely powerful with its stuns and slows.
Although hunters with the Beast Mastery specialization now exotic wildlife can tame as companions, they are not as efficient in raids as their brothers.
This specialization falls behind in damage when compared to the other rogue talent trees. However, Subtlety rogues really shine in PvP.
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