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 Souche résistante or Arme runique cramoisie.
9.0.2 had a single real choice of legendary for Castle Nathria and 9.0.5 looks no different, with Souche résistante
providing a healthy amount of additional damage and Runic Power over time, scaling slightly off target count.Arme runique cramoisie
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 Souche résistante
For Mythic+, the best Blood Death Knight Legendary is Arme runique cramoisie or Souche résistante.
9.0.5 will likely see a swap to Arme runique cramoisie
; unlike raids, tanking uptime is virtually guaranteed, making the cooldown reduction (and therefore incidental rune gains from casting Arme runique dansante
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. Souche résistante
remains a very valid option, but lacks on the defensive front compared to Arme runique cramoisie
Best Vengeance Demon Hunter Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Vengeance Demon Hunter Legendary is Âme flamboyante.
remains the strongest legendary for progression raiding, with Souillure de Razelikh
for Kyrian and Jugement de l’Arbitre
for other covenants being the highest damage for farm content. None of our legendaries offer a substantial DPS boost, while Âme flamboyante
provides a massive survivability increase. None of the changes to legendaries in 9.0.5 have any major effect outside of Faveur de Regard-noir
, 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 Âme flamboyante.
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. Âme flamboyante
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. Faveur de Regard-noir
gets a bigger boost here due to the powerful effects of Métamorphose
, but it is still a less reliable option.
Best Guardian Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Guardian Druid Legendary is Souvenir de la fureur d’Ursoc, Breuvage de concentration intense or Volonté de l’ordre naturel.
For Mythic+, the best Guardian Druid Legendary is Souvenir de la fureur d’Ursoc.
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 Régénération frénétique
charges on trickle damage. Also has the added benefit of letting us pull off some very impressive pulls when coupled with Incarnation : Gardien d’Ursoc
Best Brewmaster Monk Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Brewmaster Monk Legendary is Dernier baril de Brune d’Orage.
Dernier baril de Brune d’Orage
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. Passions calcinées
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 Dernier baril de Brune d’Orage
is generally going to be the best choice.
For Mythic+, the best Brewmaster Monk Legendary is Dernier baril de Brune d’Orage.
Dernier baril de Brune d’Orage
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 Jugement du magistrat or Parangon fou.
For raid, the best defensive legendary is Jugement du magistrat
. It increases the value of your Jugement
, 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 Bouclier du vertueux
while having very high self-sustain with more Mot de gloire
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 Parangon fou
. It powers up one of your Marteau de courroux
and allows you to extend Courroux vengeur
for a longer duration. It has great synergy with Protecteur vertueux
allowing for more uptime on Courroux vengeur
overall. It especially shines for single target or priority damage which are very important in raiding.
For Mythic+, the best Protection Paladin Legendary is Rempart de la fureur vertueuse or Sigil gravé du vengeur sacré.
For M+, the best offensive legendary item is Rempart de la fureur vertueuse
. Bouclier du vertueux
is now a larger part of the AOE damage kit and buffing it even more can provide significant results. Since Bouclier du vertueux
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 Sigil gravé du vengeur sacré
. It will give you more Holy Power, extra interrupts which can be useful in some dungeons, and some smoothing from Premier vengeur
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 Représailles.
has remained the most-popular Protection Warrior Legendary in Château Nathria
, but its time in the limelight looks to be ending. The newly-revamped Représailles
offers a massive increase in Maîtrise du blocage
uptime, free Revanche
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 Représailles.
has risen in popularity in Mythic+, rivalling Sire-Tonnerre
in terms of popularity recently. Both options still hold a lot of value, but are getting eclipsed by the newly-revamped Représailles
grants a major increase to Maîtrise du blocage
uptime, free Revanche
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 de croissance sans fin.
For Mythic+, the best Restoration Druid Legendary is Leçon du Titan noir (Healing), Infusion verdoyante (Healing), or Cycle de la vie et la mort (Damage).
When prioritizing only healing in Mythic+, both Leçon du Titan noir
and Infusion verdoyante
are our strongest options. Leçon du Titan noir
is largely due to its overall synergy with Photosynthèse
as well as the efficiency of Fleur de vie
especially when you factor in additional Augure de clarté
procs. The newly buffed Infusion verdoyante
does become a strong single-target healing option especially when double extending Protection cénarienne
though it can be somewhat disruptive when utilizing Ame de la forêt
. 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 Cycle de la vie et la mort
. 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 Éclat solaire
and Éclat lunaire
are a large portion of our damage breakdown.
Best Mistweaver Monk Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Mistweaver Monk Legendary is Enseignements ancestraux du monastère.
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, Larme matinale
was recommended, and it is still a very solid choice, however, with the current dominance of Fistweaving as a playstyle, pairing this with Enseignements ancestraux du monastère
is a no brainer. You gain a solid amount of passive healing for casting Coup de pied du soleil levant
which you would have been doing anyway. You will generally be running Brume levante
also, so again, there is a large amount of synergy with the playstyle.
For Mythic+, the best Mistweaver Monk Legendary is Enseignements ancestraux du monastère.
Again, similar to the raiding updates above, I am switching the recommendation from Larme matinale
to Enseignements ancestraux du monastère
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, Enseignements ancestraux du monastère
is the clear choice.
Best Holy Paladin Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Holy Paladin Legendary is Barrière de choc.
Barrière de choc
is the best healing legendary, it simply does more healing than everything else due to our play style revolving so heavily around Horion sacré
. Absorbs are also very effective, due to their low overhealing.
For Mythic+, the best Holy Paladin Legendary is Barrière de choc (Healing) or Parangon fou (Damage).
Barrière de choc
for healing, as you can reliably have the absorb up on all of your group while healing. However using Parangon fou
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 Clarté d’esprit.
For Mythic+, the best Discipline Priest Legendary is Prêtresse des Jumeaux du soleil.
Prêtresse des Jumeaux du soleil
allows you to share your Infusion de puissance
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 Purge du mal
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 Concentration éclair.
For 9.0.5 the Best Holy Priest Legendary for Raiding and Mythic+ is Concentration éclair
. Honorable mention to Appareil harmonieux
which can still have a place, especially for those looking for a lower-maintenance playstyle. Concentration éclair
grants a substantial healing bonus to Soins
which has good synergy with your conduit in Mots résonnants
and your talent in Traînée de lumière
. With the most recent buff in increasing Concentration éclair
's duration to 20 seconds from 15, this will reduce excess mana expenditure on Soins rapides
's and increase the likelihood that you'll have the free Soins rapides
s from Vague de Lumière
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. Concentration éclair
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 Gerbe de flammes
are, killing enemies more rapidly. When it comes to healing Orgueilleux
, you'll be healing your allies unevenly with Concentration éclair
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 Noyau de marée primordiale.
For Mythic+, the best Restoration Shaman Legendary is Totem des marées du marcheur des esprits.
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 Faveur de Koltira or Rage du champion gelé.
In a raid setting, Faveur de Koltira
is generally the best choice. It's best in single target which is also your main concern in Raid. Rage du champion gelé
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 Rage du champion gelé or Froid mordant.
Best Unholy Death Knight Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Unholy Death Knight Legendary is Voile fatal.
For Mythic+, the best Unholy Death Knight Legendary is Monstruosité frénétique.
For Mythic+, Monstruosité frénétique
is the best choice in essentially every scenario. It brings really good single target burst (almost as high as Voile fatal
), 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 Blessure brûlante.
The recent 9.0.5 buffs really pushed Blessure brûlante
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 Morsure du démon
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 Blessure brûlante or Faveur de Regard-noir.
Similarly to raiding, Blessure brûlante
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. Faveur de Regard-noir
will outscale Blessure brûlante
if you are doing large quick pulls as you would simply not have the AoE be alive long enough for you to apply Blessure brûlante
to all the targets and tick long enough on them.
Best Balance Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Balance Druid Legendary is Équilibre de toutes choses.
For Mythic+, the best Balance Druid Legendary is Équilibre de toutes choses or Pulsar arcanique primordial.
Best Feral Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Feral Druid Legendary is Breuvage de concentration intense.
The legendary buffs are more reasonable however not by enough to change your legendary choices realistically. For raiding Breuvage de concentration intense
will continue to reign supreme on any single target fights, by a large margin. For fights where you can't use Breuvage de concentration intense
however the legendary changes might be relevant. If you can't use Breuvage de concentration intense
then the next few legendaries are all very close with some niche advantages between them, Cycle de la vie et la mort
is the best AOE legendary among them, Appétit du prédateur dominant
shines when you can funnel into one big target, Bague de rage
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 Bibelot œil-de-chat
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 Cycle de la vie et la mort.
For M+ nothing changes. Cycle de la vie et la mort
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 Crocs transperçants de traqueur de rylak or Braises de la forge des Âmes.
For Mythic+, the best Beast Mastery Hunter Legendary is Braises de la forge des Âmes.
Even with the new buffs to other legendaries, Braises de la forge des Âmes
is still going to be the best legendary for dungeons. The low cooldowns of Piège de goudron
and Fusée éclairante
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. Braises de la forge des Âmes
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 Crocs transperçants de traqueur de rylak
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 Supercherie du traqueur de serpent.
For Mythic+, the best Marksmanship Hunter Legendary is Déferlante de tirs or Supercherie du traqueur de serpent.
Best Survival Hunter Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Survival Hunter Legendary is Appareil de trappeur de Nesingwary.
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.Appareil de trappeur de Nesingwary
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 Braises de la forge des Âmes
is close to its effectiveness once you start doing AoE heavy encounters, and is a good "safe" choice for multiple types of content. Amas de feux de brousse
is another easier option. Injecteurs de poison latent
remains bad and not close to competitive despite the recent buff.
For Mythic+, the best Survival Hunter Legendary is Amas de feux de brousse or Braises de la forge des Âmes.
When it comes to Mythic+ Amas de feux de brousse
is currently the best performing one, however Braises de la forge des Âmes
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 Déformation temporelle.
For Mythic+, the best Arcane Mage Legendary is Bombardement arcanique.
Best Fire Mage Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Fire Mage Legendary is Ordre disciplinaire.
For damage, Fire's best overall Legendary is Ordre disciplinaire
due to the 5% Critical Strike damage buff made in 9.0.5. Incantation enfiévrée
is a very close second. Ordre disciplinaire
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 Combustion
is coming off cooldown soon. Éclair de givre
and Nova de givre
are the best spells to use to trigger the Frost component. Keep in mind that the Rune de puissance
that auto-casts with Combustion
also counts. Since Écusson de férocité du gladiateur impénitent
is flagged as being from the Arcane School, it also works to trigger the arcane component. If these are unavailable, you can also use Chatoiement
, or Explosion des Arcanes
. This is a very strong single target and AoE legendary. With the buff in 9.0.5, this is now our best.Incantation enfiévrée
is a close second in most situations. Incantation enfiévrée
is much less of a hassle than Ordre disciplinaire
, but behind it by about 3% in AoE and Single Target. Incantation enfiévrée
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 Ordre disciplinaire.
For all the same reasons listed above, Ordre disciplinaire
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. Incantation enfiévrée
is very close behind, and might be worth running in some cases where the additional considerations for Ordre disciplinaire
aren't worth the hassle.
- Protection de Triune is the best Legendary for survivability, especially since each barrier spell has its own effects and absorb shield. Glaçon macabre is very useful and fun for solo content such as Torghast or World Quests, since it makes Nova de givre an unbreakable AoE root.
Best Frost Mage Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Frost Mage Legendary is Glace glissante for single-target, Vents givrants for 2-3 targets, or Fragments glaciaires for 3 or more targets.
For Mythic+, the best Frost Mage Legendary is Vents givrants or Fragments glaciaires depending on the average pull size.
Cleave and AoE dominate Mythic+, so we want to pick a legendary favouring that. Vents givrants
or Fragments glaciaires
are going to be our go-to options since they both excel with cleave and AoE. Vents givrants
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. Fragments glaciaires
is still very strong where the average pull size is much higher. Glace glissante
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 Délice de l’invocateur.
Best Retribution Paladin Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Retribution Paladin Legendary is Verdict final for single-target, Tempête du Porteur de Lumière for AoE, or generically Jugement du magistrat / Parangon fou.
For Mythic+, the best Retribution Paladin Legendary is Tempête du Porteur de Lumière, Jugement du magistrat, or Parangon fou.
Best Shadow Priest Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Shadow Priest Legendary is Stratagème de Talbadar.
Shadow’s strongest legendary in Raid looks to continue to be Stratagème de Talbadar
due to its superiority in single target encounters. The recent buffs to Prisme d’Ombreflamme
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 Prisme d’Ombreflamme
will be a good choice if a fight ever calls for stacked cleave or 2-3 target AoE.
Honourable mention goes to Prêtresse des Jumeaux du soleil
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 Prisme d’Ombreflamme.
Best Assassination Rogue Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Assassination Rogue Legendary is Lame-du-destin.
With the buffs to Lame-du-destin
, 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 Envenimer
bonus increases with Pointe d’os dentelée
. I'd say Lame-du-destin
is a great raid pick, however, our old favorite Insigne des 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 des Zoldyck.
In dungeons, the top legendaries all look very close numerically and can depend on preference, affixes, and pull sizes or durations. Insigne des Zoldyck
is possibly the best general option that looks strong. That said, Marque du maître assassin
is a good pick if you can get a lot of restealths and the two single target focused legendaries Lame-du-destin
and Brigand audacieux
aren't bad at all either.
Best Outlaw Rogue Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Outlaw Rogue Legendary is Vélocité.
Despite 9.0.5 buffs to legendaries below it closing some gaps, Vélocité
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 Vélocité.
continues to be the strongest legendary in any situation. In dungeons, Marque du maître assassin
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 Irrévocabilité.
9.0.5 does not change anything for Subtlety Rogues when it comes to what legendaries are good in what situation. Irrévocabilité
is the best all-rounder and strong in any situation. Fragment d’âme d’Akaari
can beat it slightly in pure single target situations as an alternative.
For Mythic+, the best Subtlety Rogue Legendary is Irrévocabilité.
For Subtlety, Irrévocabilité
will continue to be a great option in any situation and thus my recommendation. That said, in dungeons where you can restealth fairly often, Marque du maître assassin
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 Résurgence de lave du parlevent.
Résurgence de lave du parlevent
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 Vague de lave
procs is no small deal in a world where Explosion de lave
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 Fin enflammée du Brise-ciel
For Mythic+, the best Elemental Shaman Legendary is Fin enflammée du Brise-ciel or Échos de la Grande Fracture.
With the nerf to Échos de la Grande Fracture
and the rising strength of Élémentaire de tempête
, both Fin enflammée du Brise-ciel
& Échos de la Grande Fracture
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 Fin enflammée du Brise-ciel
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 Résurgence de lave du parlevent
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. Échos de la Grande Fracture
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 Vents funestes.
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, Vents funestes
is unlikely to fall off because the landscape of Château 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 Fouet de lave
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:Os de loup de féticheur
- for sustained single-target this gained a lot from Fouet de lave
buffs with a full suite of supporting picks in Poing de magma
, Main brûlante
, and Esprits élémentaires
has a real chance to break out in future encounters that are less focused on burst windows - one to look out for.Catalyseurs de lave primordiale - 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.Héritage de la sorcière du givre - doubling the damage increase to Frappe-tempête 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 Vents funestes.
Best Affliction Warlock Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Affliction Warlock Legendary is Relique de synergie démoniaque.
The only real recommendation for pure raiding at the moment is Relique de synergie démoniaque
. 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 Courroux maléfique, Agonie perpétuelle d’Azj’Aqir or Relique de synergie démoniaque.
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, Agonie perpétuelle d’Azj’Aqir
will be the best for general aoe damage, and Relique de synergie démoniaque
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 Sceau d’invocation supérieure de Wilfred or Relique de synergie démoniaque.
For Mythic+, the best Demonology Warlock Legendary is Forces du cauchemar cornu, Sceau d’invocation supérieure de Wilfred, Relique de synergie démoniaque, Potentiel implosif, or Appel effroyable de l’inquisiteur sinistre.
Legendaries again remain the same as previous depending on the weekly affix, you shouldn't feel pidgeon holed into one or the other.
- Forces du cauchemar cornu: A flat chance to duplicate your previous Main de 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 Invocation : tyran démoniaque, Implosion and overall Wild Imp damage.
- Sceau d’invocation supérieure de Wilfred: The pacing of most Mythic+ in Shadowlands is such that having (on average) a 60 second Invocation : tyran démoniaque 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.
- Relique de synergie démoniaque: 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+.
- Potentiel implosif: 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.
- Appel effroyable de l’inquisiteur sinistre: The 1% buff to this legendary has made it quite relevant for M+ especially when paired with Entaille effroyable giving your Appel des traqueffrois the ability to AoE with amplified damage.
Best Destruction Warlock Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Destruction Warlock Legendary is Braises des Azj’Aqir.
Braises des 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 Conflagration
casts means more Retour de flamme
stacks, making the spec faster and more fun to play. Another viable option is Sceau d’invocation supérieure de Wilfred
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 Sceau d’invocation supérieure de Wilfred.
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 Sceau d’invocation supérieure de Wilfred
. A lot of the power of Destruction lies in our Invocation : infernal
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 Chevalière des rois tourmentés for Venthyr or Frappe persistante for other Covenants.
For Mythic+, the best Arms Warrior Legendary is Chevalière des rois tourmentés.
Best Fury Warrior Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Fury Warrior Legendary is Chevalière des rois tourmentés, followed closely by Dévastateur.
Chevalière des rois tourmentés
is best for single and multi target encounters alongside the Tempête de lames
talent, due to frequently triggering cooldowns. Although it does complicate the rotation slightly due to wanting to ensure Enrager
is active before using cooldowns and encouraging cancelling Tempête de lames
in order to use Blâme
at max rage, the benefits are enough to make it worthwhile.
For Mythic+, the best Fury Warrior Legendary is Chevalière des rois tourmentés.