arcane mage takes top dps spot in current rankings for tbc classic
  • Author: Furious
  • Date: August 8, 2021
  • Expansion: TBC Classic

After more than 2 months of TBC Classic being live and ongoing updates to the TBC DPS rankings as new strategies are developed for each class we’ve seem some ongoing shifts for the top classes that perform in Phase 1.

While previously BM Hunters and Destruction Warlocks were at the top of the list, our recent update shows that Arcane Mages have taken the top spot.

Our DPS rankings are based upon information from Warcraft Logs, where we look at the 90th percentile over a two week range for Karazhan, Gruul’s Lair, and Magtheridon’s Lair and then average them for holistic Phase 1 performance.

Previous Phase 1 Rankings

Class
Spec
DPS
Hunter
Beast Mastery
1,242.02
Warlock
Destruction
1,155.02
Mage
Arcane
1,153.70
Warlock
Demonology
1,099.88
Hunter
Survival
1,094.52
Mage
Fire
1,072.13
Warrior
Fury
1,036.35
Shaman
Elemental
1,031.33
Priest
Shadow
992.74
Warlock
Affliction
986.40
Shaman
Enhancement
970.13
Mage
Frost
945.93
Hunter
Marksmanship
935.63
Paladin
Retribution
931.74
Rogue
Combat
923.08
Warrior
Arms
904.68
Druid
Balance
883.10
Rogue
Assassination
803.38
Druid
Feral
752.89
Rogue
Subtlety
717.53

Current Phase 1 Rankings

Class
Spec
DPS
Mage
Arcane
1488.225
Hunter
Beast Mastery
1391.52
Warlock
Destruction
1370.35
Hunter
Survival
1305.22
Warlock
Demonology
1300.225
Warrior
Fury
1284.45
Mage
Fire
1268.055
Shaman
Elemental
1237.575
Warlock
Affliction
1182.09
Priest
Shadow
1148.61
Warrior
Arms
1138.655
Shaman
Enhancement
1134.54
Paladin
Retribution
1111.87
Rogue
Combat
1092.765
Druid
Balance
1061.73
Druid
Feral
1056.6
Hunter
Marksmanship
1056.125
Mage
Frost
1052.91
Rogue
Assassination
891.21
Rogue
Subtlety
800.64

Below you can see the changes for the individual raid encounters (Kara and Gruul/Magtheridon).

Karazhan Changes

Class
Spec
Previous
Current
%Change
Druid
Feral
766.9
1,043.86
36.11%
Mage
Arcane
1,207.62
1,600.04
32.50%
Warrior
Fury
1,060.01
1,328.16
25.30%
Warrior
Arms
931.67
1,125.65
20.82%
Mage
Fire
1,095.85
1,321.84
20.62%
Druid
Balance
875.2
1,053.86
20.41%
Paladin
Retribution
906.62
1,089.87
20.21%
Warlock
Destruction
1,135.54
1,363.09
20.04%
Warlock
Affliction
997.97
1,196.08
19.85%
Shaman
Elemental
1,062.81
1,266.65
19.18%
Rogue
Combat
916.06
1,086.00
18.55%
Warlock
Demonology
1,103.02
1,301.03
17.95%
Shaman
Enhancement
965.94
1,134.23
17.42%
Hunter
Survival
1,025.42
1,193.18
16.36%
Priest
Shadow
946.49
1,095.95
15.79%
Hunter
Marksmanship
921.04
1,048.92
13.88%
Mage
Frost
983.36
1,104.62
12.33%
Rogue
Subtlety
720.41
805.62
11.83%
Rogue
Assassination
780.35
868.83
11.34%
Hunter
Beast Mastery
1,213.15
1,344.48
10.83%

Gruul’s Lair / Magtheridon’s Lair Changes

Class
Spec
Previous
Current
%Change
Druid
Feral
738.87
1069.34
44.73%
Warrior
Arms
877.69
1151.66
31.21%
Mage
Arcane
1,099.78
1376.41
25.15%
Warrior
Fury
1,012.68
1240.74
22.52%
Hunter
Survival
1,163.62
1417.26
21.80%
Shaman
Elemental
999.85
1208.5
20.87%
Druid
Balance
891.00
1069.6
20.04%
Warlock
Affliction
974.83
1168.1
19.83%
Paladin
Retribution
956.86
1133.87
18.50%
Warlock
Demonology
1,096.73
1299.42
18.48%
Rogue
Combat
930.10
1099.53
18.22%
Warlock
Destruction
1,174.49
1377.61
17.29%
Shaman
Enhancement
974.31
1134.85
16.48%
Mage
Fire
1,048.41
1214.27
15.82%
Priest
Shadow
1,038.99
1201.27
15.62%
Hunter
Beast Mastery
1,270.88
1438.56
13.19%
Hunter
Marksmanship
950.22
1063.33
11.90%
Rogue
Subtlety
714.64
795.66
11.34%
Rogue
Assassination
826.41
913.59
10.55%
Mage
Frost
908.49
1001.2
10.20%

About the Author

Furious

If I'm not working or spending time with the family I'm probably gaming. Some of my favorite recent games I've played are Far Cry 5, World of Warcraft Classic, and 7 Days to Die.

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fud
fud
1 month ago

Merging 10m and 25m statistics produces misleading results

Anointed
Anointed
Reply to  fud
1 month ago

10 man fights that die in 1.30 or less and the maulgar fight where ranking ends on Maulgar death rather then combat end. Not really representative rankings.

Chad Hendrix
Chad Hendrix
Reply to  fud
1 month ago

Ima little f boy i just pout, here is my handle because i cannot shout. when i get all steamed up i just sprout. Ima little fairie all covered in gout.

Archael
Archael
1 month ago

They definitely need a lot of support to maintain this dps, even then on long fights they’re still going to lose to hunters or warlocks…

Gordunni
Gordunni
Reply to  Archael
1 month ago

No less than spell strike, spell fire, a magus blade, probably two ele shammies, a boomkin, a shadow priest and probably innervates and PI.

Gharax
Gharax
1 month ago

Finally its my time to shine!

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