With the launch of World of Warcraft Dragonflight, all classes have undergone a major change due to the reintroduction of the Talent Tree system. Classes such as Demon Hunter, which appeared after the removal of Talent Trees, especially have undergone significant changes due to the need to fill two full trees. However, with all the tweaks and changes that have been made, there are some classes and specifications that simply don’t cut the definition for a few different reasons. Here are the 7 worst classes in WoW Dragonflight.
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The 7 worst classes in World of Warcraft Dragonflight
As a quick disclaimer, the categories on the list aren’t necessarily terrible or even weak. They just have major flaws that keep them out of the meta. The categories listed are not in any particular order.
1. Fire mage
As much fun as it is to play as a Fire Mage, the damage output leaves a lot to be desired for the effort. As a spec that relies heavily on cooldowns to do high damage, and RNG (random number generation) to do damage said, it’s a stat-hungry spec that requires amazing gear to do mid-level damage. Almost any time since the release of Dragonflight, Fire Mage’s have gotten junior buffs, with good reason, but they haven’t changed course for specs yet.
2. A priest of discipline
In general, priests aren’t amazing in WoW Dragonflight, and even after receiving quite a few buffs, the discipline still falls short of a viable line drawn clearly in the sand. On top of the fact that some of the Mythic+ mechanics completely destroy the power of protection as a means of mitigation and that the discipline suffers from having to deal damage to properly heal in high action encounters, which are common in Dragonflight, it doesn’t hold a candle to most WoW healing team.
3. Resto Chaman
As we just mentioned, Dragonflight encounters tend to favor high action over stopping to cast, and unfortunately, Resto Shaman suffers as a result. Without Spiritwalker Grace, Resto always has to run around to heal. Furthermore, Chain Heal, one of Resto Shaman’s unique healing abilities, feels strangely weak to cast. It’s rarely worth the time to do this due to the high amounts of damage that is done in Dragonflight’s end game content.
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4. Survival Hunter
We have a survival hunter in our raiding party that deals a good amount of damage, and even he would agree that his class has major issues that make it one of the weakest. Paradoxically, one of Survival Hunter’s greatest mistakes is staying alive. It lacks the survival waiting times other DPS classes tend to have more than they have. On top of that, Survival has a very strange gameplay that involves weaving in and out of melee range. This can get the class into trouble very quickly if the player doesn’t know what they’re doing. Finally, like a Fire Mage, it can deal decent damage, but the effort-to-reward ratio is pretty off.
5. Retribution Paladin
Retribution Paladins actually deals with pretty strong DPS, but that’s not why they’re on this list. The truth is, playing Ret pally is a huge chore due to its obnoxious button bloat, poorly structured talent tree, and over-reliance on blast damage. People with blockage issues often have to choose between talents that help themselves or support their team. This isn’t something you’ll see in practically any other category in Dragonflight, which is why Activision Blizzard recently announced a complete rework of the spec.
6. Brewmaster Monk
Brewmaster Monks are unique in that their Stagger mechanic is not found in any other tank in WoW. Mechanically, the Stagger is an interesting concept, but because of it, Brewmasters tend to have the worst mitigation overall, making the spec one of the worst tanks you can take on any high-level endgame content in Dragonflight. Virtually every other tank is better than owning a Brewmaster, which is a real shame. The tank shouldn’t suffer from survivability and self-recovery issues to the same degree as the Brewmaster.
7. Frost Death Knight
As a DPS, Frost Death Knights suffer from many Various issues. The class actually deals massive damage, but it relies so heavily on cooldowns that it often struggles to turn it on. Blur, for example, pairs almost all of the delicious big two-handed hits with short window effects that have a one-minute cooldown. Outside this window, the damage to spec is pathetic, which shouldn’t be the case. It feels arbitrary just to be arbitrary, which perfectly describes Frost DK’s case. The spec also suffers from a lack of AOE (Area of Effect) effectiveness which even its sister spec, Unholy DK, has no problem with.
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