The 9.2 patch has brought new changes to the game, but one class in particular is still dominating – Druid! This guide will help you make a list of the best druid legendaries for each class and give some personal opinions on what we think are actually good choices. One thing is certain though – there’s no shortage of options when it comes to finding your favorite choice of legendary gear!
After finishing Chapter 7 of the 9.2 narrative campaign on the 22nd/23rd of March, players will be able to equip two Legendary items. If you want to boost your character’s strength and performance in Patch 9.2, our Class Guide Writers have put together a list of the top Legendaries for each specialty in both the new raid Sepulcher of the First Ones and Mythic+. The Legendary selection advice below is predicated on players being able to equip two legendaries and obtaining a full 4-piece Tier Set bonus.
You’ll be able to upgrade your Legendaries to Rank 7 (ilvl 291) using a new currency called Cosmic Flux in Shadowlands Patch 9.2 – Eternity’s End, which may be gained from a number of sources like Sepulcher of the First Ones, Zereth Mortis, Torghast, Mythic+, and more.
Legendary Overview of Shadowlands In the Shadowlands, legendaries are created. Cosmic Flux: How to Get It
You may equip your Covenant Legendary with another Legendary in one of two ways:
Vilo, the Enlightened Quartermaster, sells both the Unity waists and the Memory of Unity for each Class. The Memory of Unity may only be purchased if you have a Revered reputation with The Enlightened. Check out our guide for additional information about the Enlightened and how to get their respect.
This guide was created to provide you an insight of which Legendary each class is presently picking in Shadowlands Patch 9.2 for the greatest power boosts. As tuning modifications continue, the guide will be updated periodically. The influence of numerous Legendaries, as well as Covenant Legendaries, was adjusted significantly with Shadowlands Patch 9.2.
This guide was created for those that like to choose their Legendary depending on the level of power it grants their character. You don’t have to play this way, and you may choose your Legendary based on any criteria you like! If you want to play different specs, choosing a generic Legendary that improves all of them will be beneficial.
We’ll keep this guide updated as we make further adjustments.
Based on players being able to equip two legendaries and obtaining a full 4-piece Tier Set bonus, this section provides the best Legendaries for Raid and Mythic+ for all specs in Shadowlands Patch 9.2.
We strongly advise reading the comments to understand why the Legendary is the best in the event that further adjusting is required.
You don’t need to purchase or make numerous Legendaries if you switch Covenants since the waists of Unity and Legendaries generated with the Memory of Unity vary their impact dependent on your current Covenant.
Using the following key, we’ve identified the covenant that should be utilized for Memory of Unity with their respective legendary:
The Legendary Pages class guidelines have been updated for Shadowlands version 9.2! Check out the Legendaries guide for your spec below if you want to learn more about them.
In Shadowlands Patch 9.0.5, the Best Legendaries for Tank Specs
Legendary Blood Death Knight in Shadowlands
Superstrain or Crimson Rune Weapon are the finest Blood Death Knight Legendary for Raid.
Superstrain provides a substantial amount of extra damage and Runic Power over time, scaling somewhat off target count, in 9.0.5, there is just one true option of legendary for Castle Nathria.
Crimson Rune Weapon might be a good choice for certain fights, especially those that need consistent tanking (Altimor, Sludgefist, SLG, Council of Blood, Inerva Darkvein, and Denathrius to an extent). To overcome Superstrain, you’ll need at least one target meleeing you virtually all of the time.
Crimson Rune Weapon or Superstrain are the greatest Blood Death Knight Legendary for Mythic+.
Crimson Rune Weapon will very certainly be replaced in 9.0.5; unlike raids, tanking uptime is practically assured, making the cooldown reduction (and hence accidental rune rewards from casting Dancing Rune Weapon more often) much more significant.
Another benefit is that, because to this legendary, you may have a huge defensive and offensive hybrid CD going for every pull instead of every other pull. This could be powerful enough to allow for some small route alterations in order to take use of it. Superstrain is still a viable choice, although it lacks the defensive capabilities of Crimson Rune Weapon.
In the Shadowlands, the best vengeance demon hunter is legendary.
Fiery Soul is the finest Vengeance Demon Hunter Legendary for Raid.
Fiery Soul is still the most powerful legendary for advancement raiding, while Razelikh’s Defilement for Kyrian and Judgment of the Arbiter for other covenants does the most damage for farm content. None of our legendaries give a significant DPS boost, but Fiery Soul offers a significant survivability improvement. Outside of Darkglare Boon, none of the adjustments to legendaries in 9.0.5 have a significant impact; nonetheless, despite increasing its proc rate from 20% to 40% and a refund on Fury, it lags behind in total damage and is less dependable for survivability owing to the unpredictability.
Fiery Soul is the greatest Vengeance Demon Hunter Legendary for Mythic+.
Due to the enormous level of resilience required, Fiery Soul is currently the strongest legendary for Mythic+. While DPS legendaries are excellent and may help you timing a key, keystone damage profiles are presently high enough that kiting is required. Fiery Soul helps us to remain in for longer, increasing our group’s DPS before we have to kite away, as well as providing a cooldown for the overwhelming majority of tankbusters on bosses and tough trash pulls. None of the legendary adjustments had a significant impact on the rankings, similar to the raid scenario. Due to the tremendous effects of Metamorphosis, Darkglare Boon receives a greater boost here, but it’s still a risky decision.
Legendary Guardian Druid in Shadowlands
Ursoc’s Fury Remembered, Draught of Deep Focus, or The Natural Order’s Will are the finest Guardian Druid Legendaries for Raid.
Draught of Deep Focus is a very potent single target attack that increases our catweaving damage and allows us to be one of the best dps tanks in the game right now.
The Natural Order’s Will is an amazing life saver for those situations with extraordinarily high damage received.
Ursoc’s Fury Remembered is a very well-balanced legendary, offering a significant defensive boost on larger AoE or cleave-heavy engagements while simultaneously providing a fantastic damage boost when Draught of Deep Focus is useless and The Natural Order’s Will is excessive.
Ursoc’s Fury Remembered is the greatest Guardian Druid Legendary for Mythic+.
Overall, this is the most useful legendary, providing a good damage increase while also assisting with self-sufficiency, allowing us to avoid wasting precious Frenzied Regeneration charges on trickle damage. When combined with Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc, it also has the additional bonus of allowing us to pull off some incredible pulls.
Legendary Brewmaster Monk in Shadowlands
Stormstout’s Last Keg is the greatest Brewmaster Monk Legendary for Raid.
Stormstout’s Last Keg is the finest all-around defensive choice for raiding Brewmaster Monks since it consistently delivers a good mix of damage and defense. It simplifies and flexibilizes rotation, making handling mechanics less demanding. Charred Passions is a better alternative for dealing single-target DPS, and it’s a wonderful choice for players who are on farm or who aren’t being pushed defensively by a particular battle, but it makes the rotation much less elastic, and therefore isn’t as trustworthy as a defensive option. You have a few alternatives, but Stormstout’s Last Keg is usually the best one.
Stormstout’s Last Keg is the finest Brewmaster Monk Legendary for Mythic+.
Stormstout’s Last Keg is Brewmaster Monks’ strongest all-around defensive choice in Mythic+. It has the most defensive value and is the strongest DPS choice in Mythic+ trash pulls, which are usually shorter than raid engagements and have a substantially greater mob count. It also makes the rotation easier and more adaptable, making managing mechanics — like kiting tricky garbage packs — much less taxing. In the end, it’s the simplest and most powerful option, which is a winning combo.
In the Shadowlands, the best protection Paladin is legendary.
The Magistrate’s Judgment or The Mad Paragon are the greatest Protection Paladin Legendaries for Raid.
The Magistrate’s Judgment is the greatest defensive legendary for raids. In terms of Holy Power gain, it boosts the value of your Judgment, a spell you cast often. It gives a lot of versatility by making it simpler to keep Shield of the Righteous up while having a lot of self-sustain and casting more Word of Glory spells. Because it is a proc, there is an element of chance, but over the course of a raid encounter, it will average out and offer a significant survivability boost.
The Mad Paragon is the finest legendary on the attacking side. It increases the strength of one of your Hammers of Wrath and enables you to lengthen the duration of Avenging Wrath. It works well with Righteous Protector, providing you higher Avenging Wrath uptime overall. It excels at single target or priority damage, both of which are crucial in raiding.
Bulwark of Righteous Fury or Holy Avenger’s Engraved Sigil are the strongest Protection Paladin Legendary for Mythic+.
Bulwark of Righteous Fury is the finest offensive legendary item for M+. Shield of the Righteous has become a more important aspect of the AOE damage kit, and boosting it even further may have a big impact. Shield of the Righteous shines in Mythic+ because it has a greater uptime and is pressed much more often.
Legendary Shadowlands’ Best Protection Warrior
Reprisal is the finest Raid Protection Warrior Legendary.
The Wall has been Castle Nathria’s most popular Protection Warrior Legendary, but its reign seems to be coming to an end. Reprisal has been reworked to provide a large boost in Shield Block uptime, as well as free Revenge procs and more Rage. With the potential exception of Sludgefist, who is not receptive to shifting out of melee range and rushing back in, it’s a sure-fire frontrunner for most bosses in Castle Nathria. It’s a powerful source of player power, and Protection Warriors will turn to it in raids.
Reprisal is the greatest Protection Warrior Legendary for Mythic+.
In Mythic+, The Wall has increased in prominence, recently rivaling Thunderlord in terms of popularity. Both alternatives have a lot of value, but the newly updated Reprisal is eclipsing both. Reprisal provides a significant boost in Shield Block uptime, as well as free Revenge procs and more Rage. It’s a clear frontrunner in almost every tanking circumstance, and it’ll undoubtedly become the go-to choice for Mythic+ pushing Protection Warriors.
In Shadowlands Patch 9.0.5, the Best Legendary for Healer Specs
Legendary Restoration Druid in Shadowlands
Vision of Unending Growth is the strongest Restoration Druid Legendary for Raid.
As long as we’re casting 16-20 Rejuvenations per minute, Vision of Unending Growth is the strong all-around contender for raid. Because Vision of Unending Growth scales well with haste, it will continue to improve with each raid tier. While Vision of Unending Growth shines in raids, it falters in other areas. Memory of the Mother Tree isn’t far behind in raid and performs well in Mythic+ if you’re looking for a more broad all-purpose legendary for all content.
In 9.0.5, Verdant Infusion was improved to offer 2 seconds more of HoT extension, which is particularly useful while using Cenarion Ward. It doesn’t quite dethrone Vision of Unending Growth in raids, but it’s worth considering as a more specialized alternative for situations when powerful single-target healing is almost solely required.
The Dark Titan’s Lesson (Healing), Verdant Infusion (Healing), or Circle of Life and Death are the greatest Restoration Druid Legendaries for Mythic+ (Damage).
Both The Dark Titan’s Lesson and Verdant Infusion are our best alternatives in Mythic+ when it comes to healing. The Dark Titan’s Lesson’s effectiveness is partly due to its general synergy with Photosynthesis as well as Lifebloom’s efficiency, particularly when extra Omen of Clarity procs are included in. Although it may be slightly disruptive when using Soul of the Forest, the newly improved Verdant Infusion becomes a great single-target healing option, particularly when double extending Cenarion Ward. Unfortunately, none of these two legendaries contribute much to our damage output, which becomes more crucial as critical levels rise.
Circle of Life and Death is a good choice if you want to prioritize damage and healing in Mythic+. The healing on this is really rather good, but owing to the shorter length of the HoTs, it has some efficiency difficulties (and DoTs). Sunfire and Moonfire account for a substantial amount of our damage breakdown, therefore this is a good sustained damage alternative.
Legendary Mistweaver Monk in Shadowlands
Ancient Teachings of the Monastery is the greatest Mistweaver Monk Legendary for Raid.
While the legendaries did not get any adjustments in 9.0.5, I did want to update my pick for the greatest legendary. Tear of Morning was previously suggested, and it is still a great option; but, given the current popularity of Fistweaving as a playstyle, matching it with Ancient Teachings of the Monastery is a no-brainer. For casting Rising Sun Kick, which you would have been performing otherwise, you earn a significant amount of passive healing. You’ll almost certainly be playing Rising Mist as well, so there’s a lot of overlap in terms of playstyle.
Ancient Teachings of the Monastery is the greatest Mistweaver Monk Legendary for Mythic+.
For Patch 9.0.5, I’m altering the suggestion from Tear of Morning to Ancient Teachings of the Monastery, similar to the raiding modifications above. While the legendaries were unaffected by this patch, the way Mistweavers have adapted to Shadowlands and the healing has pushed us closer to the Fistweaving playstyle. As a result, you’ll want to concentrate on a legendary that goes well with this look. Ancient Teachings of the Monastery is the obvious option for this.
Legendary Holy Paladin in Shadowlands
Shock Barrier is the greatest Holy Paladin Legendary for Raid.
Because our play style revolves so strongly upon Holy Shock, Shock Barrier is the greatest healing legendary. It just heals more than anything else. Because to their minimal overhealing, absorbs are also quite effective.
Shock Barrier (Healing) or The Mad Paragon are the finest Holy Paladin Legendary for Mythic+ (Damage).
Shock Barrier is good for healing since you can keep the absorb up on everyone in your group while you’re mending. However, owing to its damage contribution, employing The Mad Paragon for damage, particularly if you are Venthyr, is also a viable choice.
In the Shadowlands, the best discipline priest is legendary.
Clarity of Mind is the finest Discipline Priest Legendary for Raid.
Discipline will want to seek for the Clarity of Mind legendary in a raid setting to boost the effectiveness of their Spirit Shell. Extended Atonements on Spirit Shell spells lets you to have more Atonements out on the raid, which helps you to stack more shields. Despite the Spirit Shell nerfs in 9.0.5, mass absorption events before raid mechanics remain very beneficial and efficient.
Clarity of Mind gives you an extra 3 seconds of Atonement duration, allowing you to cast Schism, Venthyr’s Mindgames, Penance, or Mind Blast before your Atonements start to go off. The bulk of your absorbs are usually made up of those spells.
Twins of the Sun Priestess is the greatest Discipline Priest Legendary for Mythic+.
Twins of the Sun Priestess enables you to share your Power Infusion while still benefiting from the boost, which is very useful when you’re starting a pull and casting it on an ally. You may utilize this added haste to help the tank stay stable, multi-dot with Purge the Wicked, or add more damage. It’s a flexible tale that encourages you to share your wealth with others.
In the Shadowlands, the best Holy Priest is legendary.
Flash Concentration is the finest Holy Priest Legendary for Raid and Mythic+.
Flash Concentration is the best Holy Priest Legendary for Raiding and Mythic+ in 9.0.5. Honorable mention goes to Harmonious Apparatus, which has a place in the game, particularly for those who prefer a low-maintenance approach. Heal has a significant healing benefit from Flash Concentration, which works well with your conduit in Resonant Words and your skill in Trail of Light. With the most recent update, Flash Concentration’s duration has been increased from 15 seconds to 20 seconds, reducing extra mana spending on Flash Heals and boosting the possibility of having free Flash Heals from Surge of Light to renew the duration for free. It also makes it simpler to keep up with boss fights with a lot of mobility, saving you mana that you would have to expend if the boost was removed.
In higher level dungeons, Flash Concentration is required to consistently deliver high and efficient throughput to your Mythic+ squad. Tanks are still rather weak in comparison to opponent troops in dungeons, so they’ll need a lot of throughput to keep going. The more healing you can provide your tank, the less kiting they’ll have to do, and the more effective ground-based AoE damage like a Mage’s Flame Patch will be in killing opponents faster. When it comes to healing Prideful, Flash Concentration will heal your teammates unevenly but effectively, enabling you to heal up to larger stacks more quickly and for longer.
Legendary Restoration Shaman in Shadowlands
Primal Tide Core is the finest Restoration Shaman Legendary for Raid.
Due to the fact that it and Riptide are still unaffected by patch 9.0.5, Primal Tide Core remains the obvious best option in Raids. While it isn’t the most interactive or engaging legendary, it fits very well with Riptide’s present condition. You now have the added bonus of offering another Riptide target for Primordial Wave when you use Necrolord.
Doubling Jonat’s Natural Focus healing improves that legendary a lot, and it will be able to beat out Primal Tide Core in certain situations, but that won’t be the case in most battles.
Spiritwalker’s Tidal Totem is the greatest Restoration Shaman Legendary for Mythic+.
If you need another healing cooldown, Spiritwalker’s Tidal Totem is a wonderful choice, and it’s especially beneficial versus Prideful. Because the Mana Tide Totem isn’t very useful in M+, it’s wonderful to be able to repurpose it as a versatile disc that can be used with either Healing Wave or Chain Heal depending on your requirements.
Deeptremor Stone should end up being a really strong legendary for damage output in 9.0.5, with the 70 percent buff to Earthquake. The main question is whether you can keep your Earth Elemental alive long enough to even get that damage out, as it will rip the threat of everything and possibly die a quick death.
If you merely want a passive and simple legendary, Primal Tide Core is still the best choice.
In Shadowlands Patch 9.0.5, the best Legendaries for DPS Specs are
Legendary Frost Death Knight in Shadowlands
Koltira’s Favor or Rage of the Frozen Champion are the greatest Frost Death Knight Legendaries for Raid.
Koltira’s Favor is usually the best option in a raid situation. It works best in single-target situations, which is also your primary focus in Raid. In cleave situations like Huntsman and Stone Legion Generals, Rage of the Frozen Champion is also a viable option.
Rage of the Frozen Champion or Biting Cold are the greatest Frost Death Knight Legendaries for Mythic+.
Legendary Unholy Death Knight in Shadowlands
Deadliest Coil is the greatest Unholy Death Knight Legendary for Raid.
Frenzied Monstrosity is the finest Unholy Death Knight Legendary for Mythic+.
In almost every circumstance, Frenzied Monstrosity is the best option for Mythic+. It provides excellent single target burst (nearly as good as Deadliest Coil), as well as a significant boost in AoE damage. It’s flexible, impactful, and on-demand. There isn’t much more to ask for.
Legendary Havoc Demon Hunter in Shadowlands
Burning Wound is the greatest Havoc Demon Hunter Legendary for Raid.
Burning Wound has risen to the top of the single-target damage lists thanks to the latest 9.0.5 improvements. In raid situations with adds spawning, the legendary scales exceptionally well since you can just target fresh adds and Demon’s Bite them to distribute the DoT on as many targets as you desire, making our cleave more stronger.
Burning Wound or Darkglare Boon are the finest Havoc Demon Hunter Legendary for Mythic+.
Burning Wound, like raids, is our greatest single-target legendary, but it scales exceptionally well with multiple targets, which is fantastic for M+ overall damage distribution since it primarily addresses our weakness (ST damage) while simultaneously offering a huge cleave benefit. If you’re making massive, rapid pulls, Darkglare Boon will outscale Burning Wound since the AoE will not be alive long enough for you to apply Burning Wound to all of the targets and tick long enough on them.
Optimal Balance Legendary Druid in the Shadowlands
The finest Balance for Raid Balance of All Things is a Druid Legendary.
The optimal Balance for Mythic+ is Balance of All Things, also known as Primordial Arcanic Pulsar, is a Druid Legendary.
Legendary Feral Druid in Shadowlands
Draught of Deep Focus is the finest Feral Druid Legendary for Raid.
Legendary boosts are more reasonable, but not by enough to realistically affect your legendary selections. Draught of Deep Focus will continue to dominate single target combat in raiding by a considerable margin. The legendary modifications may be useful in situations when you can’t utilize Draught of Deep Focus. If you can’t use Draught of Deep Focus, the next few legendaries are all very close, with some niche advantages. Circle of Life and Death is the best AOE legendary among them, Apex Predator’s Craving shines when you can funnel into one big target, Frenzyband with the buffs could potentially be good, but the Cooldown Reduction portion of the legendary isn’t significant enough to really matter, leaving Cat-Eye Curio without a viable option (unless you really want to use it I guess)
Circle of Life and Death is the finest Feral Druid Legendary for Mythic+.
Nothing changes for M+. Circle of Life and Death is just too synergistic with feral’s AOE kit to be dethroned without a miracle.
Legendary Beast Mastery Hunter in the Shadowlands
Rylakstalker’s Piercing Fangs or Soulforge Embers are the greatest Beast Mastery Hunter Legendary for Raid.
The Beast Mastery legendaries have been rebalanced in version 9.0.5, with Rylakstalker’s Piercing Fangs and Dire Command gaining significant benefits. Piercing Fangs, in particular, seems to be incredibly powerful, since it delivers a consistent DPS increase that helps you in all scenarios, although the figures are looking closer than anticipated. For any multi-target situation, Soulforge Embers remains the strongest option, particularly in battles where burst windows are more important. The figures for a single goal are incredibly close, making it difficult to predict who will come out on top. Because they’re so close, I’d choose for Rylakstalker’s Piercing Fangs on single target because it’s simpler to play with, although technically, Soulforge Embers could be slightly superior with ideal play.
Soulforge Embers is the greatest Beast Mastery Hunter Legendary for Mythic+.
Soulforge Embers will continue to be the best legendary for dungeons, even with the increased improvements to other legendaries. Because Tar Trap and Flare have such short cooldowns, you may have a strong burst setup ready for every dungeon pull, as well as good sustained single target damage. If you prioritize M+ dungeons, Soulforge Embers should be at its worst on single target, but it is still among the best, and it only gets better as you add more targets, making this a pretty obvious option at the moment for which legendary to pick first. It’s worth mentioning that Rylakstalker’s Piercing Fangs is a fantastic option that, although somewhat weaker in dungeons, has a far simpler playstyle.
In the Shadowlands, the Best Marksmanship Hunter is legendary.
Serpentstalker’s Trickery is the greatest Marksmanship Hunter Legendary for Raid.
Surging Shots or Serpentstalker’s Trickery are the greatest Marksmanship Hunter Legendary for Mythic+.
In the Shadowlands, the best survival hunter is legendary.
Nesingwary’s Trapping Apparatus is the greatest Survival Hunter Legendary for Raid.
The 9.0.5 modifications are lackluster, given that the boost was much too mild (particularly in comparison to the amount of the buffs obtained by BM legendaries), and they alter nothing, since legendary ranks and utility remain untouched.
On single target, Nesingwary’s Trapping Apparatus is the greatest choice since it provides a lot of attention, which is considerably more crucial for survival than the other two specs. However, if you start performing AoE heavy encounters, Soulforge Embers comes close to its efficacy, and it’s a decent “safe” pick for a variety of stuff. Another simpler approach is Wildfire Cluster. Despite the current upgrade, Latent Poison Injectors remains terrible and far from competitive.
Wildfire Cluster or Soulforge Embers are the greatest Survival Hunter Legendary for Mythic+.
When it comes to Mythic+, Wildfire Cluster is presently the greatest performer, but Soulforge Embers is close behind it in terms of damage, and depending on damage patterns (AoE duration, amount of targets, downtime between pulls), it may potentially overtake it. As a result, Embers will be a suitable “safe” option for a variety of content categories.
Legendary Arcane Mage in Shadowlands
Temporal Warp is the greatest Arcane Mage Legendary for Raid.
Arcane Bombardment is the greatest Arcane Mage Legendary for Mythic+.
Legendary Fire Mage in Shadowlands
Disciplinary Command is the finest Fire Mage Legendary for Raid.
Due to the 5 percent Critical Strike damage enhancement included in 9.0.5, Disciplinary Command is Fire’s top overall Legendary for damage. Fevered Incantation comes in second place.
After performing a spell of each school that lasts 20 seconds and has a 30 second cooldown, Disciplinary Command offers a Critical strike damage boost. Activate while on cooldown unless Combustion is about to come off cooldown. The best spells to utilize to activate the Frost component are Frostbolt and Frost Nova. Keep in mind that the Rune of Power that Combustion automatically casts counts as well. Because Sinful Gladiator’s Badge of Ferocity is associated with the Arcane School, it activates the arcane component as well. You may also use Shimmer, Counterspell, or Arcane Explosion if they aren’t available. This is a legendary single target and AoE weapon. This is now our finest, thanks to the 9.0.5 boost.
In most cases, Fevered Incantation is a close second. Fevered Incantation is significantly easier to use than Disciplinary Command, although it falls short in AoE and Single Target by around 3%. Fevered Incantation increases the value of Critical Strike by a large amount, generally bringing it up to the level of Haste and Versatility. If you’re going to make this legendary, I suggest using Critical Strike and Haste.
Disciplinary Command is the finest Fire Mage Legendary for Mythic+.
Disciplinary Command is the greatest Legendary for Fire Mages in Mythic+ and Raid for all of the reasons outlined above. It will be up at the start of every pull in Mythic+, but it will need extra thought since it is possible to proc it out of battle utilizing Frost Utility spells. Fevered Incantation isn’t far behind, and it’s worth considering if the extra considerations for Disciplinary Command aren’t worth the trouble.
- Because each barrier spell has its own effects and absorption shield, Triune Ward is the finest Legendary for survival. Because it gives Frost Nova an impenetrable AoE root, Grisly Icicle is incredibly helpful and enjoyable for solo content like Torghast or World Quests.
Legendary Frost Mage in Shadowlands
Slick Ice for single targets, Freezing Winds for 2-3 targets, or Glacial Fragments for 3 or more targets are the finest Frost Mage Legendaries for Raid.
Freezing Winds or Glacial Fragments are the best Frost Mage Legendaries for Mythic+, depending on the average pull size.
Because Cleave and AoE are so popular in Mythic+, we’d want to choose a legendary that favors them. We’ll choose Freezing Winds or Glacial Fragments as our main choices since they both excel at cleave and AoE. Freezing Winds was already good at higher keys or dungeons with smaller average draw sizes, but with the boost in 9.0.5, I feel it will become the norm. Where the average draw size is substantially larger, Glacial Fragments is still quite powerful.
Slick Ice does a lot of single-target damage, but it’s horrible outside of that, thus it’s not worth it for M+.
In the Shadowlands, the best Windwalker Monk is legendary.
Invoker’s Delight is the greatest Windwalker Monk Legendary for Raid and Mythic+.
Legendary Retribution Paladin in the Shadowlands
Final Verdict for single-target, Tempest of the Lightbringer for AoE, or The Magistrate’s Judgment / The Mad Paragon are the finest Retribution Paladin Legendaries for Raid.
Tempest of the Lightbringer, The Magistrate’s Judgment, or The Mad Paragon are the finest Retribution Paladin Legendary for Mythic+.
Legendary Shadow Priest in the Shadowlands
Talbadar’s Stratagem is the greatest Shadow Priest Legendary for Raid.
Talbadar’s Stratagem seems to be Shadow’s strongest legendary in Raid owing to its supremacy in single target confrontations. Shadowflame Prism’s recent improvements have offered Shadow more legendaries to utilize in multi-target engagements, but Castle Nathria’s lack of significant multi-target damage means it’s unlikely to find much usage outside of specialized clashes. Time will tell, but Shadowflame Prism will be a strong option if stacked cleave or 2-3 target AoE is required in a battle.
Twins of the Sun Priestess receives honorable mention for its contributions to raid dps during certain burst windows, but not for the Shadow Priest as a whole. The legend’s value and popularity have declined as Castle Nathria has progressed, but it still has its purposes and will likely continue to do so in the future.
Shadowflame Prism is the finest Shadow Priest Legendary for Mythic+.
Legendary Assassination Rogue in Shadowlands
Doomblade is the finest Assassination Rogue Legendary for Raid.
With the enhancements to Doomblade, the legendary is now the leading contributor to single target damage. The bleed has been improved significantly, and an armor decrease problem has been resolved. If you are a Necrolord, you will get an additional benefit since the Envenom bonus rises with Serrated Bone Spike. Doomblade is a terrific raid selection, but our old favorite Zoldyck Insignia, which is more situationally neutral and gives a bonus for execute phases, is still something worth having in the bags.
Zoldyck Insignia is the greatest Assassination Rogue Legendary for Mythic+.
In dungeons, the top legendaries all seem to be quantitatively similar, and it might come down to personal choice, affixes, and pull sizes or durations. The Zoldyck Insignia is arguably the greatest all-around solution with a powerful appearance. If you can obtain a lot of restealths, Mark of the Master Assassin is a decent choice, and the two single target oriented legendaries Doomblade and Dashing Scoundrel aren’t awful too.
Legendary Outlaw Rogue in Shadowlands
Celerity is the greatest Outlaw Rogue Legendary for Raid.
Celerity remains the unbeatable best legendary for any circumstance, despite 9.0.5 upgrades to legendaries below it narrowing some gaps. Outlaw Rogues won’t have to worry about gearing modifications, and instead may look into multi-spec alternatives if they wish to.
Celerity is the finest Outlaw Rogue Legendary for Mythic+.
Celerity remains the most powerful legendary in every scenario. Mark of the Master Assassin may be considered a great bursty option in dungeons if you can restalk often. (On that point, the crit boost was modified in 9.0.5 to just effect class abilities, and it no longer applies to Necrotic Wake weapons.)
Shadowlands’ Best Subtlety Rogue Legendary
Finality is the finest Subtlety Rogue Legendary for Raid.
When it comes to which legendaries are excellent in certain situations, 9.0.5 makes no difference for Subtlety Rogues. Finality is a great all-arounder who can handle any scenario. As an alternative, Akaari’s Soul Fragment may marginally outperform it in single-target scenarios.
Finality is the greatest Subtlety Rogue Legendary for Mythic+.
Finality will remain a fantastic alternative in every circumstance for Subtlety, and therefore my suggestion. Mark of the Master Assassin, on the other hand, is a robust and bursty option worth having in your bags in dungeons where you may restalth often.
Legendary Elemental Shaman in Shadowlands
Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence is the finest Elemental Shaman Legendary for Raid.
The renowned Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence startled us a little. In single-target situations, it takes first position, and not by a tiny margin. In a world where Lava Burst is presently set to strike exceptionally hard, getting free Lava Surge procs is a big thing. Given how much Elemental relies on single-target/funneling performance in raid to shine, this will be the legendary of choice outside of situations where Skybreaker’s Fiery Demise is preferred.
Skybreaker’s Fiery Demise or Echoes of Great Sundering are the strongest Elemental Shaman Legendaries for Mythic+.
With the nerf to Echoes of Great Sundering and the rising strength of Storm Elemental, both Skybreaker’s Fiery Demise & Echoes of Great Sundering 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 Skybreaker’s Fiery Demise 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 Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence 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. Echoes of Great Sundering 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.
In the Shadowlands, the Best Enhancement Shaman is Legendary.
Doom Winds is the greatest Enhancement Shaman Legendary for Raid.
Because of how large some of the rewards are, your Legendary choice is now one of the most crucial aspects for Enhancement. Doom Winds is unlikely to be replaced since the terrain of Castle Nathria favors cleave, burst AoE, and burst single target, and no other option compares in those conditions, while losing out in total sustained damage metrics to certain options.
It’s worth noting that, despite the fact that only one Legendary effect was manually changed, the bonus to Lava Lash has a substantially larger value for certain selections than others. As of 9.0.5, a summary of all of the spec-specific options is as follows:
Witch Doctor’s Wolf Bones – for sustained single-target, with a complete suite of supporting selections in Magma Fist, Hot Hand, and Elemental Spirits, this has a genuine possibility to break out in future battles that are less focused on burst windows – one to keep an eye on.
- Primal Lava Actuators – has a fair possibility of seeing play, but it’ll always be a niche case for funnel battles, which are typically few and far between, and it makes a lot of compromises to do so.
- Legacy of the Frost Witch – doubling Stormstrike’s damage isn’t enough to make this competitive, and it has no technical edge to exploit in comparison to other options, so it’s still at the bottom of the pile.
Doom Winds is the finest Enhancement Shaman Legendary for Mythic+.
While legendaries are very crucial for Enhancement, it does not seem that anything will change in the near future, despite several changes that directly affect legendaries (Legacy of the Frost Witch boost) or indirectly (Lava Lash affecting Primal Lava Actuators and Witch Doctor’s Wolf Bones). Doom Winds’ mechanical supremacy as a versatile burst and AoE weapon has no meaningful competition, and Mythic+ provides plenty of opportunity for it to grow.
Legendary Affliction Warlock in Shadowlands
Relic of Demonic Synergy is the greatest Affliction Warlock Legendary for Raid.
Relic of Demonic Synergy is now the sole true raiding suggestion. While it may not be the most effective overall damage boost for some of the more aoe-oriented fights, this legendary doubles down on affliction’s raid strength: targeted single target damage.
Malefic Wrath, Perpetual Agony of Azj’Aqir, or Relic of Demonic Synergy are the greatest Affliction Warlock Legendaries for Mythic+.
In reality, it’ll be a tossup between the three described at the start of the tutorial for Mythic+. Perpetual Agony of Azj’Aqir will be the greatest for single target and concentrated single target damage, while Relic of Demonic Synergy will be a medium ground between the first two. Consider the makeup of the group you’ll be playing with the most and base your decision on that.
Legendary Demonology Warlock in Shadowlands
Wilfred’s Sigil of Superior Summoning or Relic of Demonic Synergy are the greatest Demonology Warlock Legendaries for Raid.
Forces of the Horned Nightmare, Wilfred’s Sigil of Superior Summoning, Relic of Demonic Synergy, Implosive Potential, or Grim Inquisitor’s Dread Calling are the finest Demonology Warlock Legendary for Mythic+.
Legendaries are the same as before, dependent on the weekly affix; you shouldn’t feel boxed into one of them or the other.
- Forces of the Horned Nightmare: A flat chance to duplicate your previous Hand of Gul’dan is powerful for a number of reasons: first, it’s a free cast of damage in AoE, and second, it doubles the number of imps summoned, funneling damage to your Summon Demonic Tyrant, Implosion, and overall Wild Imp damage.
- Wilfred’s Sigil of Superior Summoning: In Shadowlands, the pace of most Mythic+ is such that a 60 second Summon Demonic Tyrant cast is fairly powerful. It’s quite beneficial to be able to utilize your primary cooldown as a source of damage on the bulk of trash pulls while still having it accessible for the boss.
- Despite being listed as 3PPM, Relic of Demonic Synergy has a relatively high uptime on both you and your Felguard. With such a high uptime, a simple 15 percent damage boost has no significant drawbacks. This is the ideal choice in M+ if you don’t want to actually concentrate on monitoring anything.
- Implosive Potential: In M+, when most packs will include 4-5+ monsters and your main AoE is Implosion, you’ll be cruising with a free 20-25 percent Haste bonus for all garbage. Even while this legendary is mainly an AoE choice, the tiny Haste advantage you may squeeze out of it on bosses still offers some value for you.
- Grim Inquisitor’s Dread Calling: This legendary’s 1% bonus has made it quite significant for M+, particularly when combined with Dreadlash, which allows your Call Dreadstalkers to AoE with increased damage.
Legendary Destruction Warlock in Shadowlands
Cinders of the Azj’Aqir is the greatest Destruction Warlock Legendary for Raid.
Cinders of the Azj’Aqir is one of the rare legendaries that genuinely alters the way you play your character for the better! More Backdraft stacks imply more Conflagrate casts, making the spec quicker and more enjoyable to play. Wilfred’s Sigil of Superior Summoning is another feasible choice, as it allows you to have your Summon Infernal on a much shorter cooldown, which may work better with specific encounters and other cooldowns or trinkets.
Wilfred’s Sigil of Superior Summoning is the finest Destruction Warlock Legendary for Mythic+.
We now have numerous strong skills we can combine to produce a highly powerful Mythic+ configuration thanks to the modifications made to the Destruction Warlock talent tree in Shadowlands. Wilfred’s Sigil of Superior Summoning strengthens this even further. Our Summon Infernal cooldown holds a lot of Destruction’s potency. The combination of these new talents, which enable you to create and spend even more shards than before, as well as Infernal’s shortened cooldown, provides for a very potent burst spec.
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Signet of Tormented Kings for Venthyr or Enduring Blow for other Covenants is the greatest Arms Warrior Legendary for Raid.
Due to the reduced cooldown and better frequency in proccing benefits, Signet of Tormented Kings is optimal for single-target with the Ravager skill for Venthyr. This causes a significant spike of fury, which is subsequently channeled into Condemn spam.
Enduring Blow edges out Signet of Tormented Kings somewhat in terms of other covenants owing to the inability to expend anger as rapidly outside of the execute phase, but both are still viable options. Mortal Strike keeps a key position in the execute phase with it, since it is utilized on cooldown to trigger Colossus Smash.
Both specialties will instead employ Signet of Tormented Kings in multitarget circumstances with adequate targets, comparable to Mythic+ below.
Signet of Tormented Kings is the greatest Arms Warrior Legendary for Mythic+.
Legendary Fury Warrior in Shadowlands
Signet of Tormented Kings is the greatest Fury Warrior Legendary for Raid, followed by Deathmaker.
Due to the frequent triggering of cooldowns, Signet of Tormented Kings is best used with the Bladestorm skill in single and multi target battles. Although it somewhat complicates the rotation by requiring Enrage to be active before utilizing cooldowns and promoting canceling Bladestorm to use Condemn or Rampage at maximum rage, the advantages outweigh the drawbacks.
Signet of Tormented Kings is the greatest Fury Warrior Legendary for Mythic+.