Best Legendaries for Tank Specs in Shadowlands Patch 9.0.5
Best Blood Death Knight Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Blood Death Knight Legendary is 超级菌株 or 赤红符文武器.
9.0.2 had a single real choice of legendary for Castle Nathria and 9.0.5 looks no different, with 超级菌株
providing a healthy amount of additional damage and Runic Power over time, scaling slightly off target count.赤红符文武器
could prove to be an appealing pick on some encounters, particularly the ones with constant tanking uptime (Altimor, Sludgefist, SLG, Council of Blood, Inerva Darkvein, and Denathrius to an extent). It really does require at least one target meleeing you nearly constantly to beat 超级菌株
For Mythic+, the best Blood Death Knight Legendary is 赤红符文武器 or 超级菌株.
9.0.5 will likely see a swap to 赤红符文武器
; unlike raids, tanking uptime is virtually guaranteed, making the cooldown reduction (and therefore incidental rune gains from casting 符文刃舞
more often) much more impactful.
An additional perk of this is the ability to have a major defensive and offensive hybrid CD running for every
pull, instead of every other pull, thanks to this legendary. This may be strong enough to also open up some minor route changes to take advantage of this. 超级菌株
remains a very valid option, but lacks on the defensive front compared to 赤红符文武器
Best Vengeance Demon Hunter Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Vengeance Demon Hunter Legendary is 炽热灵魂.
remains the strongest legendary for progression raiding, with 拉瑟莱克的污秽
for Kyrian and 仲裁官之裁
for other covenants being the highest damage for farm content. None of our legendaries offer a substantial DPS boost, while 炽热灵魂
provides a massive survivability increase. None of the changes to legendaries in 9.0.5 have any major effect outside of 黑眼之赐
, but despite the doubling of its proc rate from 20% to 40% and refund on Fury, it remains behind in overall damage and is less reliable for survivability due to the randomness.
For Mythic+, the best Vengeance Demon Hunter Legendary is 炽热灵魂.
is now the strongest legendary for Mythic+ due to the extreme amount of survivability needed. While DPS legendaries are nice and can help time a key, currently the damage profiles in keystones are high enough that they require kiting. 炽热灵魂
allows us to stay in longer, providing a larger DPS increase for the group before we need to kite away, as well as giving us a cooldown for the vast majority of tankbusters on bosses and difficult trash pulls. Similar to the raid situation, none of the legendary changes particularly affect the rankings. 黑眼之赐
gets a bigger boost here due to the powerful effects of 恶魔变形
, but it is still a less reliable option.
Best Guardian Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Guardian Druid Legendary is 乌索克的铭记之怒, 深度专注饮剂 or 自然秩序的意志.
is massively powerful on single target encounters, providing a huge boost to our catweaving damage allowing us to be one of the highest dps tanks in the game currently.
, this is an absolute life saver on those extremely high damage taken encounters.乌索克的铭记之怒
, is a really well balanced legendary, providing a huge defensive boost on the more AoE or cleave heavy encounters while also giving us an excellent damage increase where 深度专注饮剂
provides no value and 自然秩序的意志
For Mythic+, the best Guardian Druid Legendary is 乌索克的铭记之怒.
Overall, this is the most valuable legendary, giving us that nice damage boost while also helping boost our self sustain so we don't have to waste valuable 狂暴回复
charges on trickle damage. Also has the added benefit of letting us pull off some very impressive pulls when coupled with 化身：乌索克的守护者
Best Brewmaster Monk Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Brewmaster Monk Legendary is 风暴烈酒的珍藏酒桶.
is the best all-around defensive option for raiding Brewmaster Monks, as it provides the most consistent blend of damage and defensive value. It makes the rotation simpler and more flexible, which makes handling mechanics less punishing. 灼焰炙气
is a superior option for dealing single-target DPS, and it’s a great choice for players who are on farm, or who are not being challenged defensively by a given fight, but it makes the rotation considerably less elastic, and thus is not as reliable of a defensive option. You have options, but 风暴烈酒的珍藏酒桶
is generally going to be the best choice.
For Mythic+, the best Brewmaster Monk Legendary is 风暴烈酒的珍藏酒桶.
is the best all-around defensive option for Brewmaster Monks in Mythic+. It provides the most consistent defensive value, and it is generally the best DPS option in Mythic+ trash pulls, which are typically shorter than raid fights and have a much higher mob count. It also makes the rotation simpler and more flexible, which makes handling mechanics -- or kiting difficult trash packs -- that much less punishing. Ultimately, it’s the easiest and strongest choice, and that’s a winning combination.
Best Protection Paladin Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Protection Paladin Legendary is 法官的审判 or 疯狂圣贤.
For raid, the best defensive legendary is 法官的审判
. It increases the value of your 审判
, a spell that is cast very often, in terms of Holy Power gain. It adds a lot of flexibility because it makes it easier to maintain 正义盾击
while having very high self-sustain with more 荣耀圣令
casts. It is a proc so there is some randomness involved, however over a longer raid encounter, it will average out and provide a significant survivability gain.
On the offensive side, the best legendary is 疯狂圣贤
. It powers up one of your 愤怒之锤
and allows you to extend 复仇之怒
for a longer duration. It has great synergy with 正义保护者
allowing for more uptime on 复仇之怒
overall. It especially shines for single target or priority damage which are very important in raiding.
For Mythic+, the best Protection Paladin Legendary is 正义之怒壁垒 or 神圣复仇者的刻印.
For M+, the best offensive legendary item is 正义之怒壁垒
is now a larger part of the AOE damage kit and buffing it even more can provide significant results. Since 正义盾击
has higher uptime and is pressed way more often, this legendary really shines in Mythic+.
On the utility or defensive side, the best legendary is 神圣复仇者的刻印
. It will give you more Holy Power, extra interrupts which can be useful in some dungeons, and some smoothing from 复仇原点
absorbs. It's just an all-around solid legendary that can provide versatility that might shine more in a dungeon than in a raid.
Best Protection Warrior Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Protection Warrior Legendary is 复仇心切.
has remained the most-popular Protection Warrior Legendary in 纳斯利亚堡
, but its time in the limelight looks to be ending. The newly-revamped 复仇心切
offers a massive increase in 盾牌格挡
uptime, free 复仇
procs, and extra Rage. It’s a sure-fire frontrunner for most bosses in Castle Nathria, with the only possible exception being Sludgefist, who is not amenable to moving out of melee range and charging back in. It’s a great source of player power, and will become a go-to option for Protection Warriors in raids.
For Mythic+, the best Protection Warrior Legendary is 复仇心切.
has risen in popularity in Mythic+, rivalling 雷霆之王
in terms of popularity recently. Both options still hold a lot of value, but are getting eclipsed by the newly-revamped 复仇心切
grants a major increase to 盾牌格挡
uptime, free 复仇
procs, and extra Rage. It’s a sure-fire frontrunner for nearly any tanking situation, and it’s absolutely going to become the go-to option for Mythic+ pushing Protection Warriors.
Best Legendary for Healer Specs in Shadowlands Patch 9.0.5
Best Restoration Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Restoration Druid Legendary is 无尽春天的愿景.
remains the strong all-purpose frontrunner for raid as long as we are casting roughly 16-20 回春术
s every minute. 无尽春天的愿景
scales well with haste which means it'll continue to get better and better each raid tier. While 无尽春天的愿景
is great in raid it struggle in other types of content. If you're looking for a more general all-purpose legendary for all content then 母亲之树的回忆
isn't too far behind in raid and works well in Mythic+. 翡翠灌注
was buffed in 9.0.5 to provide 2s more of HoT extension which can be quite exceptional especially when utilizing 塞纳里奥结界
. It doesn't really dethrone 无尽春天的愿景
for raid, but should be considered a more niche option for encounters where strong single-target healing is needed almost exclusively.
For Mythic+, the best Restoration Druid Legendary is 黑暗泰坦之训 (Healing), 翡翠灌注 (Healing), or 生死循环 (Damage).
When prioritizing only healing in Mythic+, both 黑暗泰坦之训
are our strongest options. 黑暗泰坦之训
is largely due to its overall synergy with 光合作用
as well as the efficiency of 生命绽放
especially when you factor in additional 清晰预兆
procs. The newly buffed 翡翠灌注
does become a strong single-target healing option especially when double extending 塞纳里奥结界
though it can be somewhat disruptive when utilizing 丛林之魂
. Unfortunately, neither of these two legendaries really help with our damage output which becomes increasingly more important at high key levels.
If you're prioritizing damage and healing in Mythic+ then you'll likely choose 生死循环
. The healing on this is actually fairly nice but does come with some efficiency issues due to the reduced duration of the HoTs (and DoTs). From a damage perspective this is a solid sustained damage option as 阳炎术
are a large portion of our damage breakdown.
Best Mistweaver Monk Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Mistweaver Monk Legendary is 禅院古训.
While there were no updates to the legendaries with 9.0.5, I did want to update the recommendation of the current best legendary. Previously, 晨晖之露
was recommended, and it is still a very solid choice, however, with the current dominance of Fistweaving as a playstyle, pairing this with 禅院古训
is a no brainer. You gain a solid amount of passive healing for casting 旭日东升踢
which you would have been doing anyway. You will generally be running 升腾迷雾
also, so again, there is a large amount of synergy with the playstyle.
For Mythic+, the best Mistweaver Monk Legendary is 禅院古训.
Again, similar to the raiding updates above, I am switching the recommendation from 晨晖之露
for Patch 9.0.5. While there were no changes to the legendaries in this patch, the way that Mistweavers have adapted to Shadowlands and the healing pushes us more towards the Fistweaving playstyle. As such, you will want to focus on a legendary that best compliments this style. For that, 禅院古训
is the clear choice.
Best Holy Paladin Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Holy Paladin Legendary is 震击屏障.
is the best healing legendary, it simply does more healing than everything else due to our play style revolving so heavily around 神圣震击
. Absorbs are also very effective, due to their low overhealing.
For Mythic+, the best Holy Paladin Legendary is 震击屏障 (Healing) or 疯狂圣贤 (Damage).
for healing, as you can reliably have the absorb up on all of your group while healing. However using 疯狂圣贤
for damage, especially if you are Venthyr is a good option as well due to its damage contribution.
Best Discipline Priest Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Discipline Priest Legendary is 坚定意志.
In a raid environment Discipline will want to pursue the 坚定意志
legendary to add additional efficiency to their 灵魂护壳
. Extended 救赎
s on 灵魂护壳
casts allows you to have additional 救赎
s out on the raid allowing for a higher quantity of shields up. Despite the nerfs to 灵魂护壳
coming 1in 9.0.5, mass absorb events preceding raid mechanics are still incredibly valuable and efficient.
The bonus 3 seconds to 救赎
duration that 坚定意志
brings allow you to more easily cast 教派分歧
, the Venthyr’s 控心术
ability and 苦修
before your 救赎
s start falling off. Those spells often make up the majority of your absorbs.
For Mythic+, the best Discipline Priest Legendary is 双子太阳女祭司.
allows you to share your 能量灌注
while still benefitting from the buff yourself, this can be especially helpful as you start a pull as that will often be when you cast it on an ally. You can use this bonus haste to stabilize the tank, multi-dot with 净化邪恶
or contribute additional damage. It is a flexible legendary that incentivizes you to share your resources with others.
Best Holy Priest Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid and Mythic+, the best Holy Priest Legendary is 快速专注.
For 9.0.5 the Best Holy Priest Legendary for Raiding and Mythic+ is 快速专注
. Honorable mention to 谐律装置
which can still have a place, especially for those looking for a lower-maintenance playstyle. 快速专注
grants a substantial healing bonus to 治疗术
which has good synergy with your conduit in 共鸣圣言
and your talent in 光明尾迹
. With the most recent buff in increasing 快速专注
's duration to 20 seconds from 15, this will reduce excess mana expenditure on 快速治疗
's and increase the likelihood that you'll have the free 快速治疗
s from 圣光涌动
to refresh the duration for free. It also makes it easier to maintain on boss encounters with high movement, once again saving you mana that you would have to spend if the buff dropped. 快速专注
is a must in higher level dungeons to more steadily contribute high and efficient throughput to your Mythic+ team. Tanks are still generally weak relative to the enemy forces in dungeons and as a result will require a lot of throughput to sustain. The more healing you can pour into your tank, the less they have to kite and the more effective ground-based AoE damage like a Mage's 烈焰之地
are, killing enemies more rapidly. When it comes to healing 傲慢
, you'll be healing your allies unevenly with 快速专注
but still very efficiently, allowing you to heal up to higher stacks more easily and for longer.
Best Restoration Shaman Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Restoration Shaman Legendary is 始源之潮核心.
Even after patch 9.0.5, 始源之潮核心
still remains the clear best choice in Raids due to it and 激流
being untouched. While it is not the most interactable or exciting legendary, its just very solid with the current state of 激流
. With Necrolord you also get the great benefit of providing another 激流
target for 始源之潮
healing really helps that legendary out, and it will be able to situationally beat out 始源之潮核心
, but that's not going to be the case on the majority of encounters.
For Mythic+, the best Restoration Shaman Legendary is 灵魂行者的潮汐图腾.
is a great option if you need another healing cooldown, which is very useful against 傲慢
in particular. 法力之潮图腾
doesn't have a lot of use in M+ so it is nice being able to repurpose the totem as a flexible cd, since you can use it with either 治疗波
depending on your needs.
With the 70% buff to 地震术
in 9.0.5, 深震之石
should end up being a really strong legendary for damage output, the main question is if you can keep your 土元素
alive for long enough to even get that damage out, as it will rip the threat of everything and possibly die a quick death.始源之潮核心
remains the best option if you just want a passive and easy legendary.
Best Legendaries for DPS Specs in Shadowlands Patch 9.0.5
Best Frost Death Knight Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Frost Death Knight Legendary is 库尔迪拉之眷 or 冰封勇士之怒.
In a raid setting, 库尔迪拉之眷
is generally the best choice. It's best in single target which is also your main concern in Raid. 冰封勇士之怒
is also a potential choice, especially in cleave scenarios such as Huntsman and Stone Legion Generals.
For Mythic+, the best Frost Death Knight Legendary is 冰封勇士之怒 or 刺骨之寒.
For Mythic +, we again have 冰封勇士之怒
as a good choice, specifically when combined with 冰龙吐息
is also a great choice, bringing a ton of AoE damage. I'd pretty much always recommend 刺骨之寒
and then say that it's personal preference for 冰龙吐息
Best Unholy Death Knight Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Unholy Death Knight Legendary is 致命缠绕.
The best legendary in raid is 致命缠绕
in most scenarios. The reduced cost to 凋零缠绕
brings both smoother gameplay as well as better CDR on 黑暗突变
. This increases the frequency at which you use your cooldowns, resulting in more casts overall. The increased duration on 黑暗突变
is also significant. 狂热畸兽
also sees play in cases where more AoE is required, or burst windows increases its power. Good examples are Sludgefist (致命缠绕
's effect on CDR is diminished and 狂热畸兽
brings higher burst on pillars) and Stone Legion Generals (Cleave DMG is more important).
For Mythic+, the best Unholy Death Knight Legendary is 狂热畸兽.
For Mythic+, 狂热畸兽
is the best choice in essentially every scenario. It brings really good single target burst (almost as high as 致命缠绕
), as well as big AoE damage increase. It's on-demand, impactful and versatile. Can't really ask for more.
Best Havoc Demon Hunter Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Havoc Demon Hunter Legendary is 灼烧之伤.
The recent 9.0.5 buffs really pushed 灼烧之伤
to the top of the charts in single-target damage. The legendary scales extremely well in raid encounters with adds spawning as you can simply target new adds and 恶魔之咬
them to spread the DoT on as many target as you want making our cleave even stronger.
For Mythic+, the best Havoc Demon Hunter Legendary is 灼烧之伤 or 黑眼之赐.
Similarly to raiding, 灼烧之伤
is our best single-target legendary but it scales extremely well with multiple targets which is great for M+ overall damage distribution as it helps our weakness (ST damage) the most while also providing a significant cleave bonus. 黑眼之赐
will outscale 灼烧之伤
if you are doing large quick pulls as you would simply not have the AoE be alive long enough for you to apply 灼烧之伤
to all the targets and tick long enough on them.
Best Balance Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Balance Druid Legendary is 万物平衡.
is a very overtuned crit legendary. Amplifies insanely well with 万灵之召
and even without it is still very useful.
For Mythic+, the best Balance Druid Legendary is 万物平衡 or 原始奥能脉冲星.
For Night Fae: 万物平衡
. For non-Night Fae: 原始奥能脉冲星
. Night Fae + 万物平衡
is an incredibly potent combo, and if you are playing Night Fae in M+ you really should hammer into your strengths of burst Single Target damage. 万物平衡
does that. As for non-Night Fae, 原始奥能脉冲星
is the best AOE legendary by a mile. To the point where you definitely want it. You aim to get as many 月蚀
as possible and do insane 星火术
Best Feral Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Feral Druid Legendary is 深度专注饮剂.
The legendary buffs are more reasonable however not by enough to change your legendary choices realistically. For raiding 深度专注饮剂
will continue to reign supreme on any single target fights, by a large margin. For fights where you can't use 深度专注饮剂
however the legendary changes might be relevant. If you can't use 深度专注饮剂
then the next few legendaries are all very close with some niche advantages between them, 生死循环
is the best AOE legendary among them, 顶级捕食者的渴望
shines when you can funnel into one big target, 狂乱兽群
with the buffs could potentially be good however for the most part the Cooldown Reduction portion of the legendary isn't significant enough to really matter at all, which leaves 猫眼奇珍
without it's own niche, realistically rendering it null (unless you really want to use it i guess)
For Mythic+, the best Feral Druid Legendary is 生死循环.
For M+ nothing changes. 生死循环
is too synergistic with feral's AOE kit and it would take a miracle to dethrone it.
Best Beast Mastery Hunter Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Beast Mastery Hunter Legendary is 飞龙追猎者的刺骨之牙 or 魂铸余烬.
9.0.5 brings several nice balance changes to the Beast Mastery legendries, with 飞龙追猎者的刺骨之牙
receiving some pretty substantial buffs. 飞龙追猎者的刺骨之牙
specifically is looking to be quite strong, as it provides a solid DPS boost passively that benefits you in all situations, but the numbers are looking closer than expected. 魂铸余烬
is still the best choice for any multi-target scenario, especially for fights where burst windows matter more. For single target, the numbers are extremely close, and it is hard to say which will end up on top. Because they are so close, I would recommend 飞龙追猎者的刺骨之牙
on single target because of how much easier it is to play with, but technically 魂铸余烬
might be the tiniest bit better with optimal play.
For Mythic+, the best Beast Mastery Hunter Legendary is 魂铸余烬.
Even with the new buffs to other legendaries, 魂铸余烬
is still going to be the best legendary for dungeons. The low cooldowns of 焦油陷阱
mean that you have an excellent burst setup ready for every pull you do inside a dungeon, as well as solid sustained single target damage. 魂铸余烬
should be at its weakest on single target, but is still among the best, and only gets better when you add in more targets, making this a very easy choice at the moment for which legendary to take first if you value M+ dungeons. It is worth noting that 飞龙追猎者的刺骨之牙
is an excellent alternative, and although it is slightly weaker for dungeons, does have a significantly easier playstyle.
Best Marksmanship Hunter Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Marksmanship Hunter Legendary is 巨蛇追猎者的诡计.
Despite the bug fix/nerf with 野性之魂
remains far ahead of every other legendary by a fair amount.
For Mythic+, the best Marksmanship Hunter Legendary is 激涌射击 or 巨蛇追猎者的诡计.
For Kyrian Hunters, 激涌射击
. For every other covenant, 巨蛇追猎者的诡计
has a unique interaction with 共鸣箭
that synergzies really well with Kyrian specifically. Essentially, you're able to front load your burst inside 共鸣箭
window every minute. This provides a unique interaction that other covenants don't have. If you're not Kyrian, 巨蛇追猎者的诡计
allows you to multi-dot and simply does more damage than other options.
Best Survival Hunter Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Survival Hunter Legendary is 奈辛瓦里的陷阱装置.
9.0.5 changes are extremely underwhelming seeing how the buff was too far too weak (especially compared to the magnitude of the buffs received by BM legendaries), and changes absolutely nothing, as the legendary rankings and usefulness remains completely unchanged.奈辛瓦里的陷阱装置
is the best option on single target, as it offers a lot of focus, which is far more important for survival than for other two specs. However 魂铸余烬
is close to its effectiveness once you start doing AoE heavy encounters, and is a good "safe" choice for multiple types of content. 野火弹簇
is another easier option. 潜藏毒素注射器
remains bad and not close to competitive despite the recent buff.
For Mythic+, the best Survival Hunter Legendary is 野火弹簇 or 魂铸余烬.
When it comes to Mythic+ 野火弹簇
is currently the best performing one, however 魂铸余烬
is close to it, when it comes to damage, and depending on damage patterns (AoE duration, number of targets, downtime between pulls) it might even have a chance of pulling ahead. As such Embers will be a good "safe" choice for multiple types of content.
Best Arcane Mage Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Arcane Mage Legendary is 时霎扭曲.
For Mythic+, the best Arcane Mage Legendary is 奥术轰炸.
Our best legendary items haven't changed in Patch 9.0.5. The buffs to 纪律严明
weren't enough to compete with the current front-runners, so we still want 时霎扭曲
in raids and 奥术轰炸
in Mythic+. 奥术祥和
is now much more viable for both single-target and cleave, though, so can be a strong pick for Mythic+ if you don't have access to 奥术轰炸
Best Fire Mage Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Fire Mage Legendary is 纪律严明.
For damage, Fire's best overall Legendary is 纪律严明
due to the 5% Critical Strike damage buff made in 9.0.5. 狂热法咒
is a very close second. 纪律严明
grants a Critical strike damage increase after casting a spell of each school that lasts 20 seconds, on a 30 second cooldown. Activate on cooldown unless 燃烧
is coming off cooldown soon. 寒冰箭
are the best spells to use to trigger the Frost component. Keep in mind that the 能量符文
that auto-casts with 燃烧
also counts. Since 罪孽角斗士的凶猛徽章
is flagged as being from the Arcane School, it also works to trigger the arcane component. If these are unavailable, you can also use 闪光术
, or 魔爆术
. This is a very strong single target and AoE legendary. With the buff in 9.0.5, this is now our best.狂热法咒
is a close second in most situations. 狂热法咒
is much less of a hassle than 纪律严明
, but behind it by about 3% in AoE and Single Target. 狂热法咒
significantly improves the value of Critical Strike, usually bringing it up to the value of Haste and Versatility. If you are building this legendary, I recommend building it with Critical Strike and Haste.
For Mythic+, the best Fire Mage Legendary is 纪律严明.
For all the same reasons listed above, 纪律严明
is the best Legendary for Fire Mages in Mythic+ as well as Raid. In Mythic+ it will be up for the start of every pull, but it does require additional considerations since it is possible to proc it out of combat by using Frost Utility spells. 狂热法咒
is very close behind, and might be worth running in some cases where the additional considerations for 纪律严明
aren't worth the hassle.
- 三一结界 is the best Legendary for survivability, especially since each barrier spell has its own effects and absorb shield. 恐怖冰锥 is very useful and fun for solo content such as Torghast or World Quests, since it makes 冰霜新星 an unbreakable AoE root.
Best Frost Mage Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Frost Mage Legendary is 顺滑寒冰 for single-target, 冻结寒风 for 2-3 targets, or 冰川碎片 for 3 or more targets.
The choice of legendary here heavily depends on fight design. 顺滑寒冰
is our best Single Target legendary, especially with a high-rank 寒冰脉动
have gained value but still fall short.
Due to buffs in 9.0.5, 冻结寒风
is now our best option for cleave fights with two to three targets, 冰川碎片
is a great choice for fights with three or more targets. If you like multi-speccing, consider crafting 纪律严明
- it's a strong effect for Frost and it is now best for Fire as well.
For Mythic+, the best Frost Mage Legendary is 冻结寒风 or 冰川碎片 depending on the average pull size.
Cleave and AoE dominate Mythic+, so we want to pick a legendary favouring that. 冻结寒风
are going to be our go-to options since they both excel with cleave and AoE. 冻结寒风
was already performing well in higher keys or dungeons with lower average pull sizes, but the buff coming in 9.0.5 I believe it will become the standard. 冰川碎片
is still very strong where the average pull size is much higher. 顺滑寒冰
deals great single-target damage, but is terrible outside of that niche, so not worth considering for M+.
Best Windwalker Monk Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid and Mythic+, the best Windwalker Monk Legendary is 祈求者之愉.
Despite the buffs to 雪怒的战甲
in 9.0.5, the best legendary for Windwalkers in Raids remains 祈求者之愉
. The synergy between 祈求者之愉
, and 白虎下凡
is simply too strong for other Legendaries to be considered. As time goes on into 9.0.5 and more "meme" builds are tested, its possible something unpredictable will rise to the top, but most likely 祈求者之愉
will continue its dominance.
Best Retribution Paladin Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Retribution Paladin Legendary is 最终审判 for single-target, 光明使者的风暴 for AoE, or generically 法官的审判 / 疯狂圣贤.
Retribution has quite a few Legendaries that it needs in order to perform optimally in Raid. For pure single target fights 最终审判
is the best option thanks to a large buff in 9.0.5, and in pure AoE 光明使者的风暴
is strongest. They each buff either your single target or AoE Holy Power spender, 圣殿骑士的裁决
, but they're only a good choice if you're almost exclusively using that particular spender. For fights that include a bit of both single target and AoE, or for just a generically good Legendary choice, you'll either want to use 法官的审判
depending on your covenant and the talents you use. They both provide a decent increase regardless of the number of targets you're fighting, with 疯狂圣贤
being slightly better with 圣洁怒火
, and 法官的审判
stronger with 最终清算
, usually paired with 处决宣判
For Mythic+, the best Retribution Paladin Legendary is 光明使者的风暴, 法官的审判, or 疯狂圣贤.
For Mythic+, 光明使者的风暴
will generally provide the highest damage increase across the course of an entire dungeon, as you'll primarily be spending Holy Power on 神圣风暴
. However, since it only buffs 神圣风暴
, it doesn't provide any damage increase on bosses or other important single enemies that you fight like 傲慢
will provide slightly less total damage, but will help a lot more in both of these situations. Same as above, 疯狂圣贤
synergizes better if you use 圣洁怒火
will usually be a good choice for 最终清算
Best Shadow Priest Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Shadow Priest Legendary is 塔尔巴达的谋略.
Shadow’s strongest legendary in Raid looks to continue to be 塔尔巴达的谋略
due to its superiority in single target encounters. The recent buffs to 暗影烈焰棱镜
have given Shadow options when it comes to legendaries to use in multi-target encounters, but the lack of relevant multi-target damage in Castle Nathria means it's unlikely to see much use outside of specific fights. Time will tell though, and 暗影烈焰棱镜
will be a good choice if a fight ever calls for stacked cleave or 2-3 target AoE.
Honourable mention goes to 双子太阳女祭司
for its contributions to raid dps during specific burst windows, but not to the Shadow Priest as an individual. This legendary’s value and popularity has fallen off as Castle Nathria has gone on, but it still finds its uses here and there, and is likely to continue to in future.
For Mythic+, the best Shadow Priest Legendary is 暗影烈焰棱镜.
The changes in 9.0.5 have had the most impact on Shadow’s legendary choices in Mythic+. Before now, Shadow was using a combination of 永恒虚空召唤
, and even 塔尔巴达的谋略
depending on the week, dungeon, and group composition. The recently buffed 暗影烈焰棱镜
is likely to overtake though as the go-to Mythic+ legendary in most situations, though there will still be situations for the others to shine. 永恒虚空召唤
will continue to excel in large multi-pack pulls, and 双子太阳女祭司
will continue to be a strong option in coordinated groups who plan and time their cooldowns across a dungeon.
Best Assassination Rogue Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Assassination Rogue Legendary is 末日之刃.
With the buffs to 末日之刃
, that legendary is taking a top spot in single target damage contribution. The bleed was buffed a fair bit and an armor reduction bug fixed. In case you are Necrolord, you get a bonus on top since the 毒伤
bonus increases with 锯齿骨刺
. I'd say 末日之刃
is a great raid pick, however, our old favorite 佐迪克徽章
still stays as something that is worth having in the bags due to being more situationally agnostic and giving a bonus for execute phases.
For Mythic+, the best Assassination Rogue Legendary is 佐迪克徽章.
In dungeons, the top legendaries all look very close numerically and can depend on preference, affixes, and pull sizes or durations. 佐迪克徽章
is possibly the best general option that looks strong. That said, 刺客大师印记
is a good pick if you can get a lot of restealths and the two single target focused legendaries 末日之刃
aren't bad at all either.
Best Outlaw Rogue Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Outlaw Rogue Legendary is 狂猛迅疾.
Despite 9.0.5 buffs to legendaries below it closing some gaps, 狂猛迅疾
stays the unbeaten best legendary for every situation. Outlaw Rogues won't really have to look at doing any gearing adjustments and can instead look into multi-spec options if they want to do so.
For Mythic+, the best Outlaw Rogue Legendary is 狂猛迅疾.
continues to be the strongest legendary in any situation. In dungeons, 刺客大师印记
can be considered a solid bursty alternative if you can restealth very often though. (On that front, please note that the crit bonus was changed in 9.0.5 to only affect class abilities, it does not work with Necrotic Wake weapons anymore.)
Best Subtlety Rogue Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Subtlety Rogue Legendary is 终结预兆.
9.0.5 does not change anything for Subtlety Rogues when it comes to what legendaries are good in what situation. 终结预兆
is the best all-rounder and strong in any situation. 阿卡丽的灵魂碎片
can beat it slightly in pure single target situations as an alternative.
For Mythic+, the best Subtlety Rogue Legendary is 终结预兆.
For Subtlety, 终结预兆
will continue to be a great option in any situation and thus my recommendation. That said, in dungeons where you can restealth fairly often, 刺客大师印记
is a solid and bursty alternative worth carrying in your bags.
Best Elemental Shaman Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Elemental Shaman Legendary is 风语者的熔岩崛起.
was the legendary that surprised us a bit. It's in first place in single-target scenarios and not by a small amount either. Free 熔岩奔腾
procs is no small deal in a world where 熔岩爆裂
is currently tuned to hit extremely hard. With how much Elemental tends to rely on single-target/funneling performance in raid to shine, this will be the legendary of choice outside of those specific fights that favor 碎天者的炽烈灭亡
For Mythic+, the best Elemental Shaman Legendary is 碎天者的炽烈灭亡 or 大分裂的回响.
With the nerf to 大分裂的回响
and the rising strength of 风暴元素
, both 碎天者的炽烈灭亡
can perform well in Mythic+ at the moment. Which is better for you will depend on the group, how organized you are, and how high the key you're pushing is. In general, Echoes will be better for lower keys & PuG keys, while 碎天者的炽烈灭亡
will gain value the longer trash mobs live and the more comfortable you are with the group you're in.
That said, with 9.0.5 there is no longer a sufficient reason to run 风语者的熔岩崛起
in any Mythic+. Prior to the patch there was an argument to be had for high Tyrannical keys where the make-or-break point could easily be your single-target damage. 大分裂的回响
is now only about 2% (as opposed to the previous 6-7%) behind it on single-target now though, and provides an excellent mix of single-target & AoE.
Best Enhancement Shaman Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Enhancement Shaman Legendary is 毁灭之风.
Your Legendary selection is one of the most important factors for Enhancement currently, because of how significant some of the gains are. As it stands, 毁灭之风
is unlikely to fall off because the landscape of 纳斯利亚堡
loves both cleave, burst AoE and burst single target, and no other choice holds a candle to it in those situations despite it losing out to some picks in overall sustained damage metrics.
The important thing to note is while only one Legendary effect was manually touched, the buff to 熔岩猛击
has a significantly higher value for certain picks compared to others. As it stands going into 9.0.5 then, a breakdown of all of the spec-specific choices is:巫医的狼骨
- for sustained single-target this gained a lot from 熔岩猛击
buffs with a full suite of supporting picks in 熔火之拳
, and 元素之灵
has a real chance to break out in future encounters that are less focused on burst windows - one to look out for.始源熔岩助动器 - has a good chance to get some use, but it's always going to be a niche case for funnel fights which are often few and far between, and it sacrifices a lot to make use of.霜巫的传承 - doubling the damage increase to 风暴打击 is still not enough to make this compete, and it has no mechanical advantage to exploit relative to other choices so as it stands right now, is still bottom of the pile sadly.
For Mythic+, the best Enhancement Shaman Legendary is 毁灭之风.
While Legendaries are really important for Enhancement, as it stands right now despite many changes that both directly impact legendaries (霜巫的传承
buff) or indriectly (熔岩猛击
) not much seems like it will change. The mechanical dominance of 毁灭之风
as both a flexible burst and AoE tool has no real competition from other picks, and Mythic+ gives ample room for it to thrive.
Best Affliction Warlock Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Affliction Warlock Legendary is 恶魔协同印记.
The only real recommendation for pure raiding at the moment is 恶魔协同印记
. While it might not be the top overall damage increase on some of the more aoe-focused fight, this legendary doubles down on what affliction's raid strength is - focused single target damage.
For Mythic+, the best Affliction Warlock Legendary is 灾难狂怒, 阿兹亚基的永恒痛苦 or 恶魔协同印记.
Realistically, for Mythic+ it's going to be a tossup between the same three mentioned at the start of the guide. will be the best for single target and focused single target damage, 阿兹亚基的永恒痛苦
will be the best for general aoe damage, and 恶魔协同印记
will be a middle ground between the first two. Look at the composition of the group you'll be playing with most often and make your choice based off of that.
Best Demonology Warlock Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Demonology Warlock Legendary is 威尔弗雷德的超级召唤魔印 or 恶魔协同印记.
's 1% buff combined with the buffs to 召唤恐惧猎犬
have vaulted this legendary into the best legendary for single target and should be considered if you are playing Demonology for progression. 威尔弗雷德的超级召唤魔印
will still likely be used for most parse runs simply due to the fact that it makes 召唤恶魔暴君
a one minute cooldown.
With Demonology being less of a progression spec lately and more of a farm 'for fun' spec to play you are seeing a lot of people swapping to 威尔弗雷德的超级召唤魔印
due to you being able to crank out a 召唤恶魔暴君
once every minute. If you were progressing on a fight you should either be using 冷酷审讯官的恐惧召唤
due to the consistency of the proc for both you and your 召唤恶魔卫士
. The buff to 邪蛛的燃烧核心
does bump its relevancy up a bit but we still aren't in a place where we can openly play a super Demonbolt buffed spec.
For Mythic+, the best Demonology Warlock Legendary is 恐角梦魇大军, 威尔弗雷德的超级召唤魔印, 恶魔协同印记, 内爆潜能, or 冷酷审讯官的恐惧召唤.
Legendaries again remain the same as previous depending on the weekly affix, you shouldn't feel pidgeon holed into one or the other.
- 恐角梦魇大军: A flat chance to duplicate your previous 古尔丹之手 is strong for multiple reasons; firstly it is just a free cast of damage in AoE, secondly it also duplicates the number of imps summoned which funnels damage to your 召唤恶魔暴君, 内爆 and overall Wild Imp damage.
- 威尔弗雷德的超级召唤魔印: The pacing of most Mythic+ in Shadowlands is such that having (on average) a 60 second 召唤恶魔暴君 cast is quite strong. Being able to constantly use your major cooldown as a source of damage on the majority of trash pulls and still have it available for the boss is very impactful.
- 恶魔协同印记: This legendary has a very high uptime on both you and your Felguard despite it being listed at 3PPM. A flat 15% damage increase doesn't have any major downsides especially with such a high uptime. If you don't want to really focus on tracking anything this would be the best option for you in M+.
- 内爆潜能: 5% Haste per imploded Imp is quite significant in M+ where most packs will be 4-5+ mobs and your primary AoE is 内爆 you will be cruising with essentially a free 20-25% Haste buff for all trash. The minor Haste bonus you can squeeze out of it on bosses also still provides some benefit for you even though this legendary is primarily an AoE option.
- 冷酷审讯官的恐惧召唤: The 1% buff to this legendary has made it quite relevant for M+ especially when paired with 恐惧奇袭 giving your 召唤恐惧猎犬 the ability to AoE with amplified damage.
Best Destruction Warlock Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Destruction Warlock Legendary is 阿兹亚基的燃烬.
is one of the few legendaries that actually changes the way you're playing your character, and it's definitely for the better! More 燃烧
casts means more 爆燃
stacks, making the spec faster and more fun to play. Another viable option is 威尔弗雷德的超级召唤魔印
allowing you to have your Summon Infernal on a significantly lower cooldown, potentially pairing up better with certain encounters and other cooldowns or trinkets
For Mythic+, the best Destruction Warlock Legendary is 威尔弗雷德的超级召唤魔印.
With the changes made to the Destruction Warlock talent tree in Shadowlands, we now have multiple strong talents we can combine to make a very powerful setup for Mythic+. This is furthermore empowered by 威尔弗雷德的超级召唤魔印
. A lot of the power of Destruction lies in our 召唤地狱火
cooldown. The combination of these new talents allowing you to generate and spend even more shards than before, combined with the reduced cooldown of Infernal makes for an extremely strong burst spec.
Best Arms Warrior Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Arms Warrior Legendary is 痛苦之王的印章 for Venthyr or 持久挥砍 for other Covenants.
For Venthyr, 痛苦之王的印章
is best for single-target alongside the 破坏者
talent, due to the lower cooldown and greater frequency in proccing buffs. This leads to a great deal of increased rage, which is then used to fuel 判罪
For other covenants, 持久挥砍
edges out 痛苦之王的印章
slightly due to the inability to spend rage as quickly outside of the execute phase, although both remain competitive choices. With it, 致死打击
retains a prominent place in the execute phase, being used on cooldown in order to proc 巨人打击
In multitarget situations with enough targets, both specializations will instead use 痛苦之王的印章
, similar to Mythic+ below.
For Mythic+, the best Arms Warrior Legendary is 痛苦之王的印章.
is the best legendary, talenting 悍勇无畏
instead of 破坏者
in order to trigger 剑刃风暴
instead. While this interrupts the rotation, the AoE benefits in Mythic+ make it worthwhile and Arms doesn't have any buff like 激怒
to worry about.
Best Fury Warrior Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Fury Warrior Legendary is 痛苦之王的印章, followed closely by 致死者.
is best for single and multi target encounters alongside the 剑刃风暴
talent, due to frequently triggering cooldowns. Although it does complicate the rotation slightly due to wanting to ensure 激怒
is active before using cooldowns and encouraging cancelling 剑刃风暴
in order to use 判罪
at max rage, the benefits are enough to make it worthwhile.
For Mythic+, the best Fury Warrior Legendary is 痛苦之王的印章.
is undeniably strongest in Mythic+ and other multitarget situations due to the ability to trigger extra 剑刃风暴
casts in AoE situations, but care must be taken to ensure 激怒
is active before activating 鲁莽
(which can easily be handicapped by the 新鲜血肉