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 Supervirus or Blutrote Runenwaffe.
9.0.2 had a single real choice of legendary for Castle Nathria and 9.0.5 looks no different, with Supervirus
providing a healthy amount of additional damage and Runic Power over time, scaling slightly off target count.Blutrote Runenwaffe
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 Supervirus
For Mythic+, the best Blood Death Knight Legendary is Blutrote Runenwaffe or Supervirus.
9.0.5 will likely see a swap to Blutrote Runenwaffe
; unlike raids, tanking uptime is virtually guaranteed, making the cooldown reduction (and therefore incidental rune gains from casting Tanzende Runenwaffe
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. Supervirus
remains a very valid option, but lacks on the defensive front compared to Blutrote Runenwaffe
Best Vengeance Demon Hunter Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Vengeance Demon Hunter Legendary is Feurige Seele.
remains the strongest legendary for progression raiding, with Razelikhs Entweihung
for Kyrian and Urteilsspruch der Richterin
for other covenants being the highest damage for farm content. None of our legendaries offer a substantial DPS boost, while Feurige Seele
provides a massive survivability increase. None of the changes to legendaries in 9.0.5 have any major effect outside of Dunkelblicksegen
, 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 Feurige Seele.
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. Feurige Seele
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. Dunkelblicksegen
gets a bigger boost here due to the powerful effects of Metamorphose
, but it is still a less reliable option.
Best Guardian Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Guardian Druid Legendary is Andenken an Ursocs Wut, Trunk der tiefen Konzentration or Wille der natürlichen Ordnung.
For Mythic+, the best Guardian Druid Legendary is Andenken an Ursocs Wut.
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 Rasende Regeneration
charges on trickle damage. Also has the added benefit of letting us pull off some very impressive pulls when coupled with Inkarnation: Wächter von Ursoc
Best Brewmaster Monk Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Brewmaster Monk Legendary is Sturmbräus letztes Fass.
Sturmbräus letztes Fass
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. Versengte Leidenschaften
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 Sturmbräus letztes Fass
is generally going to be the best choice.
For Mythic+, the best Brewmaster Monk Legendary is Sturmbräus letztes Fass.
Sturmbräus letztes Fass
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 Das Richturteil des Magistrats or Das Wahnsinnige Paragon.
For Mythic+, the best Protection Paladin Legendary is Bollwerk des Rechtschaffenen Zorns or Graviertes Siegel des heiligen Rächers.
Best Protection Warrior Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Protection Warrior Legendary is Revanche.
has remained the most-popular Protection Warrior Legendary in Schloss Nathria
, but its time in the limelight looks to be ending. The newly-revamped Revanche
offers a massive increase in Schildblock
uptime, free Rache
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 Revanche.
has risen in popularity in Mythic+, rivalling Donnerlord
in terms of popularity recently. Both options still hold a lot of value, but are getting eclipsed by the newly-revamped Revanche
grants a major increase to Schildblock
uptime, free Rache
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 Vision des unendlichen Wachstums.
For Mythic+, the best Restoration Druid Legendary is Die Lektion des Dunklen Titanen (Healing), Üppige Infusion (Healing), or Kreislauf aus Leben und Tod (Damage).
Best Mistweaver Monk Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Mistweaver Monk Legendary is Uralte Lehren des Klosters.
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, Träne des Morgens
was recommended, and it is still a very solid choice, however, with the current dominance of Fistweaving as a playstyle, pairing this with Uralte Lehren des Klosters
is a no brainer. You gain a solid amount of passive healing for casting Tritt der aufgehenden Sonne
which you would have been doing anyway. You will generally be running Aufziehender Nebel
also, so again, there is a large amount of synergy with the playstyle.
For Mythic+, the best Mistweaver Monk Legendary is Uralte Lehren des Klosters.
Again, similar to the raiding updates above, I am switching the recommendation from Träne des Morgens
to Uralte Lehren des Klosters
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, Uralte Lehren des Klosters
is the clear choice.
Best Holy Paladin Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Holy Paladin Legendary is Schockbarriere.
is the best healing legendary, it simply does more healing than everything else due to our play style revolving so heavily around Heiliger Schock
. Absorbs are also very effective, due to their low overhealing.
For Mythic+, the best Holy Paladin Legendary is Schockbarriere (Healing) or Das Wahnsinnige Paragon (Damage).
for healing, as you can reliably have the absorb up on all of your group while healing. However using Das Wahnsinnige Paragon
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 Klarheit der Gedanken.
For Mythic+, the best Discipline Priest Legendary is Zwillinge der Sonnenpriesterin.
Zwillinge der Sonnenpriesterin
allows you to share your Seele der Macht
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 Läuterung des Bösen
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 Blitzkonzentration.
For 9.0.5 the Best Holy Priest Legendary for Raiding and Mythic+ is Blitzkonzentration
. Honorable mention to Harmonischer Apparat
which can still have a place, especially for those looking for a lower-maintenance playstyle. Blitzkonzentration
grants a substantial healing bonus to Heilung
which has good synergy with your conduit in Resonierende Worte
and your talent in Spur des Lichts
. With the most recent buff in increasing Blitzkonzentration
's duration to 20 seconds from 15, this will reduce excess mana expenditure on Blitzheilung
's and increase the likelihood that you'll have the free Blitzheilung
s from Woge des Lichts
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. Blitzkonzentration
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 Flammenfeld
are, killing enemies more rapidly. When it comes to healing Stolz
, you'll be healing your allies unevenly with Blitzkonzentration
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 Urzeitlicher Flutenkern.
Even after patch 9.0.5, Urzeitlicher Flutenkern
still remains the clear best choice in Raids due to it and Springflut
being untouched. While it is not the most interactable or exciting legendary, its just very solid with the current state of Springflut
. With Necrolord you also get the great benefit of providing another Springflut
target for Urzeitliche Welle
Doubling Jonats Naturfokus
healing really helps that legendary out, and it will be able to situationally beat out Urzeitlicher Flutenkern
, but that's not going to be the case on the majority of encounters.
For Mythic+, the best Restoration Shaman Legendary is Gezeitentotem des Geistwandlers.
Gezeitentotem des Geistwandlers
is a great option if you need another healing cooldown, which is very useful against Stolz
in particular. Totem der Manaflut
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 Welle der Heilung
depending on your needs.
With the 70% buff to Erdbeben
in 9.0.5, Tiefenbebenstein
should end up being a really strong legendary for damage output, the main question is if you can keep your Erdelementar
alive for long enough to even get that damage out, as it will rip the threat of everything and possibly die a quick death.Urzeitlicher Flutenkern
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 Koltiras Gunst or Wut des eisigen Champions.
In a raid setting, Koltiras Gunst
is generally the best choice. It's best in single target which is also your main concern in Raid. Wut des eisigen Champions
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 Wut des eisigen Champions or Beißende Kälte.
Best Unholy Death Knight Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Unholy Death Knight Legendary is Mantel des sicheren Todes.
For Mythic+, the best Unholy Death Knight Legendary is Rasendes Monstrum.
For Mythic+, Rasendes Monstrum
is the best choice in essentially every scenario. It brings really good single target burst (almost as high as Mantel des sicheren Todes
), 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 Brennende Wunde.
The recent 9.0.5 buffs really pushed Brennende Wunde
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 Dämonenbiss
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 Brennende Wunde or Dunkelblicksegen.
Similarly to raiding, Brennende Wunde
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. Dunkelblicksegen
will outscale Brennende Wunde
if you are doing large quick pulls as you would simply not have the AoE be alive long enough for you to apply Brennende Wunde
to all the targets and tick long enough on them.
Best Balance Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Balance Druid Legendary is Gleichgewicht aller Dinge.
For Mythic+, the best Balance Druid Legendary is Gleichgewicht aller Dinge or Urzeitlicher Arkanpulsar.
Best Feral Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Feral Druid Legendary is Trunk der tiefen Konzentration.
The legendary buffs are more reasonable however not by enough to change your legendary choices realistically. For raiding Trunk der tiefen Konzentration
will continue to reign supreme on any single target fights, by a large margin. For fights where you can't use Trunk der tiefen Konzentration
however the legendary changes might be relevant. If you can't use Trunk der tiefen Konzentration
then the next few legendaries are all very close with some niche advantages between them, Kreislauf aus Leben und Tod
is the best AOE legendary among them, Gelüst des Eliteraubtiers
shines when you can funnel into one big target, Band der Raserei
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 Katzenaugenkuriosität
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 Kreislauf aus Leben und Tod.
For M+ nothing changes. Kreislauf aus Leben und Tod
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 Durchbohrende Fänge des Rylakjägers or Seelenschmiedeglut.
9.0.5 brings several nice balance changes to the Beast Mastery legendries, with Durchbohrende Fänge des Rylakjägers
receiving some pretty substantial buffs. Durchbohrende Fänge des Rylakjägers
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. Seelenschmiedeglut
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 Durchbohrende Fänge des Rylakjägers
on single target because of how much easier it is to play with, but technically Seelenschmiedeglut
might be the tiniest bit better with optimal play.
For Mythic+, the best Beast Mastery Hunter Legendary is Seelenschmiedeglut.
Even with the new buffs to other legendaries, Seelenschmiedeglut
is still going to be the best legendary for dungeons. The low cooldowns of Teerfalle
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. Seelenschmiedeglut
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 Durchbohrende Fänge des Rylakjägers
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 Täuschung des Schlangenpirschers.
For Mythic+, the best Marksmanship Hunter Legendary is Schnellende Schüsse or Täuschung des Schlangenpirschers.
Best Survival Hunter Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Survival Hunter Legendary is Nesingwarys Fallenapparat.
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.Nesingwarys Fallenapparat
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 Seelenschmiedeglut
is close to its effectiveness once you start doing AoE heavy encounters, and is a good "safe" choice for multiple types of content. Lauffeuerstreubombe
is another easier option. Injektoren für latentes Gift
remains bad and not close to competitive despite the recent buff.
For Mythic+, the best Survival Hunter Legendary is Lauffeuerstreubombe or Seelenschmiedeglut.
When it comes to Mythic+ Lauffeuerstreubombe
is currently the best performing one, however Seelenschmiedeglut
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 Temporale Krümmung.
For Mythic+, the best Arcane Mage Legendary is Arkanes Bombardement.
Best Fire Mage Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Fire Mage Legendary is Beherrschung der Disziplinen.
For damage, Fire's best overall Legendary is Beherrschung der Disziplinen
due to the 5% Critical Strike damage buff made in 9.0.5. Fiebernde Zauberformel
is a very close second. Beherrschung der Disziplinen
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 Einäschern
is coming off cooldown soon. Frostblitz
are the best spells to use to trigger the Frost component. Keep in mind that the Rune der Kraft
that auto-casts with Einäschern
also counts. Since Wildheitsabzeichen des sündigen Gladiators
is flagged as being from the Arcane School, it also works to trigger the arcane component. If these are unavailable, you can also use Flimmern
, or Arkane Explosion
. This is a very strong single target and AoE legendary. With the buff in 9.0.5, this is now our best.Fiebernde Zauberformel
is a close second in most situations. Fiebernde Zauberformel
is much less of a hassle than Beherrschung der Disziplinen
, but behind it by about 3% in AoE and Single Target. Fiebernde Zauberformel
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 Beherrschung der Disziplinen.
For all the same reasons listed above, Beherrschung der Disziplinen
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. Fiebernde Zauberformel
is very close behind, and might be worth running in some cases where the additional considerations for Beherrschung der Disziplinen
aren't worth the hassle.
- Dreieiniger Schutz is the best Legendary for survivability, especially since each barrier spell has its own effects and absorb shield. Grausiger Eiszapfen is very useful and fun for solo content such as Torghast or World Quests, since it makes Frostnova an unbreakable AoE root.
Best Frost Mage Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Frost Mage Legendary is Rutschiges Eis for single-target, Eiskalte Winde for 2-3 targets, or Gletscherfragmente for 3 or more targets.
For Mythic+, the best Frost Mage Legendary is Eiskalte Winde or Gletscherfragmente depending on the average pull size.
Cleave and AoE dominate Mythic+, so we want to pick a legendary favouring that. Eiskalte Winde
are going to be our go-to options since they both excel with cleave and AoE. Eiskalte Winde
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. Gletscherfragmente
is still very strong where the average pull size is much higher. Rutschiges Eis
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 Freude des Beschwörers.
Best Retribution Paladin Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Retribution Paladin Legendary is Letztes Urteil for single-target, Sturm des Lichtbringers for AoE, or generically Das Richturteil des Magistrats / Das Wahnsinnige Paragon.
For Mythic+, the best Retribution Paladin Legendary is Sturm des Lichtbringers, Das Richturteil des Magistrats, or Das Wahnsinnige Paragon.
Best Shadow Priest Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Shadow Priest Legendary is Talbadars Strategie.
Shadow’s strongest legendary in Raid looks to continue to be Talbadars Strategie
due to its superiority in single target encounters. The recent buffs to Schattenflammenprisma
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 Schattenflammenprisma
will be a good choice if a fight ever calls for stacked cleave or 2-3 target AoE.
Honourable mention goes to Zwillinge der Sonnenpriesterin
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 Schattenflammenprisma.
Best Assassination Rogue Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Assassination Rogue Legendary is Verdammnisklinge.
With the buffs to Verdammnisklinge
, 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 Vergiften
bonus increases with Gezackter Knochenstachel
. I'd say Verdammnisklinge
is a great raid pick, however, our old favorite Insigne von Zoldyck
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 Insigne von Zoldyck.
In dungeons, the top legendaries all look very close numerically and can depend on preference, affixes, and pull sizes or durations. Insigne von Zoldyck
is possibly the best general option that looks strong. That said, Mal des Meisterassassinen
is a good pick if you can get a lot of restealths and the two single target focused legendaries Verdammnisklinge
and Bestechender Halunke
aren't bad at all either.
Best Outlaw Rogue Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Outlaw Rogue Legendary is Schnelligkeit.
Despite 9.0.5 buffs to legendaries below it closing some gaps, Schnelligkeit
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 Schnelligkeit.
continues to be the strongest legendary in any situation. In dungeons, Mal des Meisterassassinen
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 Endgültigkeit.
9.0.5 does not change anything for Subtlety Rogues when it comes to what legendaries are good in what situation. Endgültigkeit
is the best all-rounder and strong in any situation. Akaaris Seelenfragment
can beat it slightly in pure single target situations as an alternative.
For Mythic+, the best Subtlety Rogue Legendary is Endgültigkeit.
For Subtlety, Endgültigkeit
will continue to be a great option in any situation and thus my recommendation. That said, in dungeons where you can restealth fairly often, Mal des Meisterassassinen
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 Lavarückstrom des Windsprechers.
Lavarückstrom des Windsprechers
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 Lavasog
procs is no small deal in a world where Lavaeruption
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 Flammender Untergang des Himmelsbrechers
For Mythic+, the best Elemental Shaman Legendary is Flammender Untergang des Himmelsbrechers or Echos der Großen Zerschlagung.
Best Enhancement Shaman Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Enhancement Shaman Legendary is Schicksalswinde.
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, Schicksalswinde
is unlikely to fall off because the landscape of Schloss Nathria
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 Lavapeitsche
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:Wolfsknochen des Hexendoktors
- for sustained single-target this gained a lot from Lavapeitsche
buffs with a full suite of supporting picks in Magmafaust
, Heiße Hand
, and Elementargeister
has a real chance to break out in future encounters that are less focused on burst windows - one to look out for.Urzeitliche Lavaauslöser - 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.Vermächtnis der Frosthexe - doubling the damage increase to Sturmschlag 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 Schicksalswinde.
Best Affliction Warlock Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Affliction Warlock Legendary is Relikt der dämonischen Synergie.
The only real recommendation for pure raiding at the moment is Relikt der dämonischen Synergie
. 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 Bösartiger Zorn, Ewige Agonie von Azj'Aqir or Relikt der dämonischen Synergie.
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, Ewige Agonie von Azj'Aqir
will be the best for general aoe damage, and Relikt der dämonischen Synergie
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 Wilfreds Siegel der überlegenen Beschwörung or Relikt der dämonischen Synergie.
For Mythic+, the best Demonology Warlock Legendary is Mächte des gehörnten Alptraums, Wilfreds Siegel der überlegenen Beschwörung, Relikt der dämonischen Synergie, Implosives Potenzial, or Schreckensruf des grimmigen Inquisitors.
Legendaries again remain the same as previous depending on the weekly affix, you shouldn't feel pidgeon holed into one or the other.
- Mächte des gehörnten Alptraums: A flat chance to duplicate your previous Hand von Gul'dan 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 Dämonischen Tyrannen beschwören, Implosion and overall Wild Imp damage.
- Wilfreds Siegel der überlegenen Beschwörung: The pacing of most Mythic+ in Shadowlands is such that having (on average) a 60 second Dämonischen Tyrannen beschwören 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.
- Relikt der dämonischen Synergie: 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+.
- Implosives Potenzial: 5% Haste per imploded Imp is quite significant in M+ where most packs will be 4-5+ mobs and your primary AoE is Implosion 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.
- Schreckensruf des grimmigen Inquisitors: The 1% buff to this legendary has made it quite relevant for M+ especially when paired with Schreckenspeitsche giving your Schreckenspirscher rufen the ability to AoE with amplified damage.
Best Destruction Warlock Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Destruction Warlock Legendary is Glut der Azj'Aqir.
Glut der Azj'Aqir
is one of the few legendaries that actually changes the way you're playing your character, and it's definitely for the better! More Feuersbrunst
casts means more Pyrolyse
stacks, making the spec faster and more fun to play. Another viable option is Wilfreds Siegel der überlegenen Beschwörung
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 Wilfreds Siegel der überlegenen Beschwörung.
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 Wilfreds Siegel der überlegenen Beschwörung
. A lot of the power of Destruction lies in our Höllenbestie beschwören
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 Signet der Gequälten Könige for Venthyr or Ausdauernder Schlag for other Covenants.
For Mythic+, the best Arms Warrior Legendary is Signet der Gequälten Könige.
Best Fury Warrior Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Fury Warrior Legendary is Signet der Gequälten Könige, followed closely by Todesmacher.
Signet der Gequälten Könige
is best for single and multi target encounters alongside the Klingensturm
talent, due to frequently triggering cooldowns. Although it does complicate the rotation slightly due to wanting to ensure Wutanfall
is active before using cooldowns and encouraging cancelling Klingensturm
in order to use Verurteilen
at max rage, the benefits are enough to make it worthwhile.
For Mythic+, the best Fury Warrior Legendary is Signet der Gequälten Könige.