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 Supercepa or Arma Rúnica Carmesim.
9.0.2 had a single real choice of legendary for Castle Nathria and 9.0.5 looks no different, with Supercepa
providing a healthy amount of additional damage and Runic Power over time, scaling slightly off target count.Arma Rúnica Carmesim
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 Supercepa
For Mythic+, the best Blood Death Knight Legendary is Arma Rúnica Carmesim or Supercepa.
9.0.5 will likely see a swap to Arma Rúnica Carmesim
; unlike raids, tanking uptime is virtually guaranteed, making the cooldown reduction (and therefore incidental rune gains from casting Arma Rúnica Dançante
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. Supercepa
remains a very valid option, but lacks on the defensive front compared to Arma Rúnica Carmesim
Best Vengeance Demon Hunter Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Vengeance Demon Hunter Legendary is Alma do Fogo.
Alma do Fogo
remains the strongest legendary for progression raiding, with Profanação de Razelikh
for Kyrian and Julgamento da Juíza
for other covenants being the highest damage for farm content. None of our legendaries offer a substantial DPS boost, while Alma do Fogo
provides a massive survivability increase. None of the changes to legendaries in 9.0.5 have any major effect outside of Bênção do Clarão Sombrio
, 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 Alma do Fogo.
Alma do Fogo
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. Alma do Fogo
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. Bênção do Clarão Sombrio
gets a bigger boost here due to the powerful effects of Metamorfose
, but it is still a less reliable option.
Best Guardian Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Guardian Druid Legendary is Fúria de Ursoc Lembrada, Tragada da Concentração Profunda or Determinação da Ordem Natural.
For Mythic+, the best Guardian Druid Legendary is Fúria de Ursoc Lembrada.
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 Regeneração Frenética
charges on trickle damage. Also has the added benefit of letting us pull off some very impressive pulls when coupled with Encarnação: Guardião de Ursoc
Best Brewmaster Monk Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Brewmaster Monk Legendary is Último Barrilete do Malte do Trovão.
Último Barrilete do Malte do Trovão
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. Furor Calcinante
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 Último Barrilete do Malte do Trovão
is generally going to be the best choice.
For Mythic+, the best Brewmaster Monk Legendary is Último Barrilete do Malte do Trovão.
Último Barrilete do Malte do Trovão
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 Julgamento do Magistrado or O Paragão Louco.
For raid, the best defensive legendary is Julgamento do Magistrado
. It increases the value of your Julgamento
, 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 Escudo do Íntegro
while having very high self-sustain with more Palavra de Glória
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 O Paragão Louco
. It powers up one of your Martelo da Ira
and allows you to extend Ira Vingativa
for a longer duration. It has great synergy with Protetor Íntegro
allowing for more uptime on Ira Vingativa
overall. It especially shines for single target or priority damage which are very important in raiding.
For Mythic+, the best Protection Paladin Legendary is Baluarte da Fúria Íntegra or Signo Gravado do Vingador Sagrado.
For M+, the best offensive legendary item is Baluarte da Fúria Íntegra
. Escudo do Íntegro
is now a larger part of the AOE damage kit and buffing it even more can provide significant results. Since Escudo do Íntegro
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 Signo Gravado do Vingador Sagrado
. It will give you more Holy Power, extra interrupts which can be useful in some dungeons, and some smoothing from Primeiro Vingador
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 Represália.
has remained the most-popular Protection Warrior Legendary in Castelo de Nathria
, but its time in the limelight looks to be ending. The newly-revamped Represália
offers a massive increase in Levantar Escudo
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 Represália.
has risen in popularity in Mythic+, rivalling Senhor do Trovão
in terms of popularity recently. Both options still hold a lot of value, but are getting eclipsed by the newly-revamped Represália
grants a major increase to Levantar Escudo
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 Visão do Crescimento Interminável.
For Mythic+, the best Restoration Druid Legendary is Lição do Titã Sombrio (Healing), Infusão Verdejante (Healing), or Círculo de Vida e Morte (Damage).
When prioritizing only healing in Mythic+, both Lição do Titã Sombrio
and Infusão Verdejante
are our strongest options. Lição do Titã Sombrio
is largely due to its overall synergy with Fotossíntese
as well as the efficiency of Brotar da Vida
especially when you factor in additional Presságio de Clareza
procs. The newly buffed Infusão Verdejante
does become a strong single-target healing option especially when double extending Proteção Cenariana
though it can be somewhat disruptive when utilizing Alma da Floresta
. 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 Círculo de Vida e Morte
. 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 Fogo Solar
and Fogo Lunar
are a large portion of our damage breakdown.
Best Mistweaver Monk Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Mistweaver Monk Legendary is Ensinamentos Ancestrais do Monastério.
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, Lágrima da Manhã
was recommended, and it is still a very solid choice, however, with the current dominance of Fistweaving as a playstyle, pairing this with Ensinamentos Ancestrais do Monastério
is a no brainer. You gain a solid amount of passive healing for casting Chute do Sol Nascente
which you would have been doing anyway. You will generally be running Bruma Crescente
also, so again, there is a large amount of synergy with the playstyle.
For Mythic+, the best Mistweaver Monk Legendary is Ensinamentos Ancestrais do Monastério.
Again, similar to the raiding updates above, I am switching the recommendation from Lágrima da Manhã
to Ensinamentos Ancestrais do Monastério
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, Ensinamentos Ancestrais do Monastério
is the clear choice.
Best Holy Paladin Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Holy Paladin Legendary is Barreira de Choque.
Barreira de Choque
is the best healing legendary, it simply does more healing than everything else due to our play style revolving so heavily around Choque Sagrado
. Absorbs are also very effective, due to their low overhealing.
For Mythic+, the best Holy Paladin Legendary is Barreira de Choque (Healing) or O Paragão Louco (Damage).
Barreira de Choque
for healing, as you can reliably have the absorb up on all of your group while healing. However using O Paragão Louco
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 Clareza da Mente.
For Mythic+, the best Discipline Priest Legendary is Gêmeos da Sacerdotisa do Sol.
Gêmeos da Sacerdotisa do Sol
allows you to share your Infusão de Poder
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 Expurgar o 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 Concentração Célere.
For 9.0.5 the Best Holy Priest Legendary for Raiding and Mythic+ is Concentração Célere
. Honorable mention to Aparato Harmonioso
which can still have a place, especially for those looking for a lower-maintenance playstyle. Concentração Célere
grants a substantial healing bonus to Cura
which has good synergy with your conduit in Palavras Ressonantes
and your talent in Trilha de Luz
. With the most recent buff in increasing Concentração Célere
's duration to 20 seconds from 15, this will reduce excess mana expenditure on Cura Célere
's and increase the likelihood that you'll have the free Cura Célere
s from Torrente de Luz
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. Concentração Célere
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 Área em Chamas
are, killing enemies more rapidly. When it comes to healing Orgulhoso
, you'll be healing your allies unevenly with Concentração Célere
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 Núcleo Marítimo Primevo.
For Mythic+, the best Restoration Shaman Legendary is Totem das Marés do Andarilho Espiritual.
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 Benesse de Koltirus or Fúria do Campeão Congelado.
In a raid setting, Benesse de Koltirus
is generally the best choice. It's best in single target which is also your main concern in Raid. Fúria do Campeão Congelado
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 Fúria do Campeão Congelado or Frio Penetrante.
Best Unholy Death Knight Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Unholy Death Knight Legendary is Espiral Mortífera.
For Mythic+, the best Unholy Death Knight Legendary is Monstruosidade Frenética.
For Mythic+, Monstruosidade Frenética
is the best choice in essentially every scenario. It brings really good single target burst (almost as high as Espiral Mortífera
), 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 Ferimento de Queimadura.
The recent 9.0.5 buffs really pushed Ferimento de Queimadura
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 Mordida do Demônio
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 Ferimento de Queimadura or Bênção do Clarão Sombrio.
Similarly to raiding, Ferimento de Queimadura
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. Bênção do Clarão Sombrio
will outscale Ferimento de Queimadura
if you are doing large quick pulls as you would simply not have the AoE be alive long enough for you to apply Ferimento de Queimadura
to all the targets and tick long enough on them.
Best Balance Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Balance Druid Legendary is Equilíbrio de Todas as Coisas.
For Mythic+, the best Balance Druid Legendary is Equilíbrio de Todas as Coisas or Pulsar Arcânico Primordial.
Best Feral Druid Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Feral Druid Legendary is Tragada da Concentração Profunda.
The legendary buffs are more reasonable however not by enough to change your legendary choices realistically. For raiding Tragada da Concentração Profunda
will continue to reign supreme on any single target fights, by a large margin. For fights where you can't use Tragada da Concentração Profunda
however the legendary changes might be relevant. If you can't use Tragada da Concentração Profunda
then the next few legendaries are all very close with some niche advantages between them, Círculo de Vida e Morte
is the best AOE legendary among them, Anseio do Predador-alfa
shines when you can funnel into one big target, Elo Frenético
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 Badulaque Olho-de-gato
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 Círculo de Vida e Morte.
For M+ nothing changes. Círculo de Vida e Morte
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 Presas Perfurantes do Caçador de Rylaks or Brasas da Forja da Alma.
For Mythic+, the best Beast Mastery Hunter Legendary is Brasas da Forja da Alma.
Even with the new buffs to other legendaries, Brasas da Forja da Alma
is still going to be the best legendary for dungeons. The low cooldowns of Armadilha de Piche
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. Brasas da Forja da Alma
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 Presas Perfurantes do Caçador de Rylaks
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 Ardil do Espreitador de Serpentes.
For Mythic+, the best Marksmanship Hunter Legendary is Tiros Sobretensos or Ardil do Espreitador de Serpentes.
Best Survival Hunter Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Survival Hunter Legendary is Instrumentos de Caça do Rosarães.
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.Instrumentos de Caça do Rosarães
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 Brasas da Forja da Alma
is close to its effectiveness once you start doing AoE heavy encounters, and is a good "safe" choice for multiple types of content. Dispersão de Fogo Indômito
is another easier option. Injetores de Veneno Latente
remains bad and not close to competitive despite the recent buff.
For Mythic+, the best Survival Hunter Legendary is Dispersão de Fogo Indômito or Brasas da Forja da Alma.
When it comes to Mythic+ Dispersão de Fogo Indômito
is currently the best performing one, however Brasas da Forja da Alma
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 Distorção Temporal.
For Mythic+, the best Arcane Mage Legendary is Bombardeio Arcano.
Best Fire Mage Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Fire Mage Legendary is Comando Disciplinar.
For damage, Fire's best overall Legendary is Comando Disciplinar
due to the 5% Critical Strike damage buff made in 9.0.5. Sortilégio Febril
is a very close second. Comando Disciplinar
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 Combustão
is coming off cooldown soon. Seta de Gelo
and Nova Congelante
are the best spells to use to trigger the Frost component. Keep in mind that the Runa de Poder
that auto-casts with Combustão
also counts. Since Distintivo de Ferocidade do Gladiador Pecaminoso
is flagged as being from the Arcane School, it also works to trigger the arcane component. If these are unavailable, you can also use Cintilação
, or Explosão Arcana
. This is a very strong single target and AoE legendary. With the buff in 9.0.5, this is now our best.Sortilégio Febril
is a close second in most situations. Sortilégio Febril
is much less of a hassle than Comando Disciplinar
, but behind it by about 3% in AoE and Single Target. Sortilégio Febril
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 Comando Disciplinar.
For all the same reasons listed above, Comando Disciplinar
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. Sortilégio Febril
is very close behind, and might be worth running in some cases where the additional considerations for Comando Disciplinar
aren't worth the hassle.
- Proteção do Triuno is the best Legendary for survivability, especially since each barrier spell has its own effects and absorb shield. Sincelo Atroz is very useful and fun for solo content such as Torghast or World Quests, since it makes Nova Congelante an unbreakable AoE root.
Best Frost Mage Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Frost Mage Legendary is Gelo Liso for single-target, Ventos Congelantes for 2-3 targets, or Fragmentos Glaciais for 3 or more targets.
For Mythic+, the best Frost Mage Legendary is Ventos Congelantes or Fragmentos Glaciais depending on the average pull size.
Cleave and AoE dominate Mythic+, so we want to pick a legendary favouring that. Ventos Congelantes
or Fragmentos Glaciais
are going to be our go-to options since they both excel with cleave and AoE. Ventos Congelantes
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. Fragmentos Glaciais
is still very strong where the average pull size is much higher. Gelo Liso
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 Deleite do Invocador.
Best Retribution Paladin Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Retribution Paladin Legendary is Veredito Final for single-target, Tormenta do Arauto da Luz for AoE, or generically Julgamento do Magistrado / O Paragão Louco.
For Mythic+, the best Retribution Paladin Legendary is Tormenta do Arauto da Luz, Julgamento do Magistrado, or O Paragão Louco.
Best Shadow Priest Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Shadow Priest Legendary is Estratagema de Talbadar.
Shadow’s strongest legendary in Raid looks to continue to be Estratagema de Talbadar
due to its superiority in single target encounters. The recent buffs to Prisma da Chama Sombria
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 Prisma da Chama Sombria
will be a good choice if a fight ever calls for stacked cleave or 2-3 target AoE.
Honourable mention goes to Gêmeos da Sacerdotisa do Sol
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 Prisma da Chama Sombria.
Best Assassination Rogue Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Assassination Rogue Legendary is Lâmina da Ruína.
With the buffs to Lâmina da Ruína
, 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 Envenenar
bonus increases with Espigão Ósseo Serrilhado
. I'd say Lâmina da Ruína
is a great raid pick, however, our old favorite Insígnia de 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 Insígnia de Zoldyck.
In dungeons, the top legendaries all look very close numerically and can depend on preference, affixes, and pull sizes or durations. Insígnia de Zoldyck
is possibly the best general option that looks strong. That said, Marca do Mestre Assassino
is a good pick if you can get a lot of restealths and the two single target focused legendaries Lâmina da Ruína
and Biltre Ousado
aren't bad at all either.
Best Outlaw Rogue Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Outlaw Rogue Legendary is Celeridade.
Despite 9.0.5 buffs to legendaries below it closing some gaps, Celeridade
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 Celeridade.
continues to be the strongest legendary in any situation. In dungeons, Marca do Mestre Assassino
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 Finalização.
9.0.5 does not change anything for Subtlety Rogues when it comes to what legendaries are good in what situation. Finalização
is the best all-rounder and strong in any situation. Fragmento da Alma de Akaari
can beat it slightly in pure single target situations as an alternative.
For Mythic+, the best Subtlety Rogue Legendary is Finalização.
For Subtlety, Finalização
will continue to be a great option in any situation and thus my recommendation. That said, in dungeons where you can restealth fairly often, Marca do Mestre Assassino
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 Ressurgência Magmática da Voz dos Ventos.
Ressurgência Magmática da Voz dos Ventos
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 Torrente de Lava
procs is no small deal in a world where Estouro de Lava
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 Óbito Ígneo do Rompe-céus
For Mythic+, the best Elemental Shaman Legendary is Óbito Ígneo do Rompe-céus or Ecos da Grande Cisão.
With the nerf to Ecos da Grande Cisão
and the rising strength of Elemental da Tempestade
, both Óbito Ígneo do Rompe-céus
& Ecos da Grande Cisão
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 Óbito Ígneo do Rompe-céus
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 Ressurgência Magmática da Voz dos Ventos
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. Ecos da Grande Cisão
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 Ventos da Perdição.
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, Ventos da Perdição
is unlikely to fall off because the landscape of Castelo de 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 Açoite de Lava
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:Ossos de Lobo do Mandingueiro
- for sustained single-target this gained a lot from Açoite de Lava
buffs with a full suite of supporting picks in Punho de Magma
, Mão Quente
, and Espíritos Elementais
has a real chance to break out in future encounters that are less focused on burst windows - one to look out for.Atuadores de Lava Primevos - 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.Legado da Bruxa Glacial - doubling the damage increase to Ataque da Tempestade 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 Ventos da Perdição.
Best Affliction Warlock Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Affliction Warlock Legendary is Relíquia de Sinergia Demoníaca.
The only real recommendation for pure raiding at the moment is Relíquia de Sinergia Demoníaca
. 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 Ira Maléfica, Agonia Perpétua de Azj'Aqir or Relíquia de Sinergia Demoníaca.
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, Agonia Perpétua de Azj'Aqir
will be the best for general aoe damage, and Relíquia de Sinergia Demoníaca
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 Signo de Evocação Superior do Walfrido or Relíquia de Sinergia Demoníaca.
For Mythic+, the best Demonology Warlock Legendary is Forças do Pesadelo Chifrudo, Signo de Evocação Superior do Walfrido, Relíquia de Sinergia Demoníaca, Potencial Implosivo, or Chamado Medonho do Inquisidor Sombrio.
Legendaries again remain the same as previous depending on the weekly affix, you shouldn't feel pidgeon holed into one or the other.
- Forças do Pesadelo Chifrudo: A flat chance to duplicate your previous Mão 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 Evocar Tirano Demoníaco, Implosão and overall Wild Imp damage.
- Signo de Evocação Superior do Walfrido: The pacing of most Mythic+ in Shadowlands is such that having (on average) a 60 second Evocar Tirano Demoníaco 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.
- Relíquia de Sinergia Demoníaca: 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+.
- Potencial Implosivo: 5% Haste per imploded Imp is quite significant in M+ where most packs will be 4-5+ mobs and your primary AoE is Implosão 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.
- Chamado Medonho do Inquisidor Sombrio: The 1% buff to this legendary has made it quite relevant for M+ especially when paired with Açoite Pavoroso giving your Evocar Espreitadores do Medo the ability to AoE with amplified damage.
Best Destruction Warlock Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Destruction Warlock Legendary is Cinzas dos Azj'Aqir.
Cinzas dos 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 Conflagrar
casts means more Cortina de Fogo
stacks, making the spec faster and more fun to play. Another viable option is Signo de Evocação Superior do Walfrido
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 Signo de Evocação Superior do Walfrido.
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 Signo de Evocação Superior do Walfrido
. A lot of the power of Destruction lies in our Evocar 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 Sinete dos Reis Atormentados for Venthyr or Golpe Persistente for other Covenants.
For Venthyr, Sinete dos Reis Atormentados
is best for single-target alongside the Assolador
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 Condenar
For other covenants, Golpe Persistente
edges out Sinete dos Reis Atormentados
slightly due to the inability to spend rage as quickly outside of the execute phase, although both remain competitive choices. With it, Golpe Mortal
retains a prominent place in the execute phase, being used on cooldown in order to proc Golpe Colossal
In multitarget situations with enough targets, both specializations will instead use Sinete dos Reis Atormentados
, similar to Mythic+ below.
For Mythic+, the best Arms Warrior Legendary is Sinete dos Reis Atormentados.
Best Fury Warrior Legendary in Shadowlands
For Raid, the best Fury Warrior Legendary is Sinete dos Reis Atormentados, followed closely by Causa Mortis.
Sinete dos Reis Atormentados
is best for single and multi target encounters alongside the Tornado de Aço
talent, due to frequently triggering cooldowns. Although it does complicate the rotation slightly due to wanting to ensure Enfurecer
is active before using cooldowns and encouraging cancelling Tornado de Aço
in order to use Condenar
at max rage, the benefits are enough to make it worthwhile.
For Mythic+, the best Fury Warrior Legendary is Sinete dos Reis Atormentados.