The following article will serve as a tier list for the new raid in WoW, Sepulcher of the First Ones. The author is not an expert on all classes but has played them extensively and knows their strengths and weaknesses.
The “healer tier list 9.2 m+” is a tool that allows users to look at the top healers for each boss in the raid, and see what abilities they will be using. This can help you predict which healer might be better for your group.
Welcome to Dratnos and Tettles’ predictions for the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid’s Patch 9.2 Shadowlands Healer Tier List. Based on PTR testing and current knowledge of the raid encounters, they’ve made some predictions for raiding in Patch 9.2, including what the strengths and limitations of each Healer spec will be, as well as how each spec will perform.
Notices Regarding This Tier List
We’ve altered a couple things regarding how the Tier List was constructed for this tier. We’ve engaged the help of Dratnos and Tettles, who’ve done considerable PTR testing and preparation to get a solid picture of where everything sits, rather than trying to combine the ideas of all of our Class Writers. Predicting the metagame ahead of a raid tier is tricky, so take this as a fun summary of what we anticipate the metagame will look like, but don’t take it as gospel.
If you want to argue that your spec should be at a higher tier, you’re essentially claiming that it doesn’t need a boost!
Tier List Predictions for Sepulcher of the First Ones in Patch 9.2 Shadowlands
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Definitions for the Healer Tier List
For healers, we’ve defined each tier as follows:
- S: A fantastic option that we hope to see in all or almost all premier competitions. Two copies are more likely than zero when bringing highly powerful kits!
- A: This is a fantastic pick; most top raid compositions will have one healer in this tier.
- B: A competent spec that can give enough healing and helpful cooldowns to be a credit to the raid squad, but lacks some of the damage, damage reduction effects, and exceptional throughput seen in the higher levels.
- C: A specification having flaws that make it substantially more difficult to utilize successfully. In this tier, there are no healers.
- D: A spec with severe survivability concerns that necessitates a high level of pilot skill and/or tactical sacrifices in order to slay monsters. In this tier, there are no healers.
- F: A spec with terrible flaws that urgently need development attention and that we wouldn’t expect to see used in many raid configurations at all. In this tier, there are no healers.
Healer Ranking and Explanations in Patch 9.2 Shadowlands
Specs for the Sepulcher Raid’s S Tier
Sacred Paladin is the only S-Tier healer, and this is due to their kit being so powerful for progression raiding. Pally is a healer that does high amounts of passive damage, has an immunity, and with Devotion Aura they can give a large amount of raid-wide damage reduction for important hits. Sacred Paladin is a spec that you will likely see in every top composition due to their kit’s unique strengths, and the absence of one of these on any boss encounter would be almost unheard of. In the past you would double up on Sacred Paladins on certain encounters, and while that is less prevalent this tier, it still may happen on some fights. They are without a doubt one of the most important healers.
Without their 4-set, Sacred Paladin will likely struggle in the throughput HPS department, but once they do gain access to that + double legendary they will be able to pump out reasonable amounts of HPS in raid while bringing the best utility kit for healers in the game. Ashen Hallow may have gotten nerfed, but do not be fooled Paladin is still OP.
Tier Specifications for the Sepulcher Raid
Priest of Discipline
Priest of Discipline is a healer that was S-Tier for Sanctum of Domination, but has fallen a bit for Sepulcher due largely to the problems that fight design can cause them this tier. Three out of the final four fights currently have some form of a healing absorb attached to them, which depending on the tuning can become quite problematic for Disc Priest. This is especially true if the mechanics do not work out well for Disc’s ramp timings. If the timings do work out in their favor though, Disc has some of the best burst healing in the game and can mitigate damage at an unprecedented rate.
Disc will remain a top-tier healer, and acquiring Double Legendary while playing Kyrian will be quite beneficial to them. They also have access to Power Infusion, which may be used to boost the damage of a raid member if required, and they can do substantial damage on their own. Although Disc will always be one of the best healers for damage reduction, its low sustained throughput may cause them problems. Now that Sacred Priest is in a better overall position, Disc has something to fall back on if they find themselves in a situation where the lack of throughput healing is a concern.
Shaman of Restoration
Shaman of Restoration is the jack of all trades master of none of the healing specs. They have quite powerful cooldowns and strong healing throughput. At the same time they don’t have the strongest healing throughput or cooldowns. They also do high (the highest?) amount of damage in raid whenever playing Kyrian, but they are required to commit globals to doing damage if they want to achieve that. They also can play DPS legendaries as their second legendary if they desire and they lose very little in terms of throughput or cooldowns.
The utility the Resto Shaman has in the form of Spirit Link Totem, Wind Rush Totem, and Ancestral Protection Totem makes them highly desired for specific mechanics and specific encounters as other healers have a hard time of competing with these types of utility abilities. Ultimately the reason they are not in S-Tier is due to them being middle of the pack healing wise and not necessarily excelling at anything. They are the kings of being average at everything. It is relatively hard to stack Shaman of Restorations though, which firmly plants them in the A-Tier.
Druid of the Restoration
Druid is likely the highest throughput healer in raid with their 4 set (Renewing Bloom & Ephemeral Incarnation) and double legendary. With the presence of healing absorbs on the final few bosses, and the concerns with Disc / Sacred Paladin throughput, Resto Druid will be able to do a lot of the heavy lifting. They also have incredibly strong mobility while healing, which very few healers can compete with (think Painsmith intermission). The reason they are ultimately A and not S is due to the lack of a raid-wide damage reduction ability and the fact that their DPS output is pretty poor as a whole. Stampeding Roar is an ability that should never be overlooked, and if it is as useful as it was in Sanctum of Domination then you may see multiple Resto Druids on some encounters, but that is unlikely.
Sepulcher Raid B Tier Specs
Monk of the Mistweaver
Monk of the Mistweaver is a throughput healer that while the throughput is high, it isn’t the highest of all healing specs (probably). Additionally they run into problems where the only thing they reasonably can do is reliable throughput. Whenever you look at it through the lens of their damage is worse than Sacred Paladin and Shaman, their healing is worse than Druid of the Restoration, and their utility is one of the worst of all the healing specs, you are not left with a lot of redeeming qualities. While they are not unplayable, when you compare them to other healers they are lacking in a lot of areas and defined niches.
They do bring Mystic Touch, which if you need a monk option they are a fairly solid pick overall. As was said about Druid of the Restoration this seems like a tier where you do want 1 solid throughput focused healer, which Mistweaver can certainly fill that slot if you also need the mystic touch.
Sacred Priest runs into similar issues as Monk of the Mistweaver in regards to lack of defined strengths. With their 4-Set they can get Holy Word: Salvation down to a 3 minute cooldown. Additionally, they likely will be playing Night Fae for Fae Guardians, and they also have Power Infusion for buffing up DPS. While these things are good, the Sacred Priest struggles to compete at an absolute top level against other throughput healing options for top tier throughput. With low survivability, bad mobility, and moderate to low damage options it just is hard to rank them any higher than B-Tier compared to the other healers.
It is not an issue that Sacred Priest is unplayable, similar to Monk of the Mistweaver, but it is worse than other potential options. The best case scenario to see Sacred Priests is having an encounter that is not Disc favored and plays towards H-Priest strengths.
Want to know more about your spec for the new patch? Check out our detailed Class Manuals for every spec to learn everything about your spec in Patch 9.2.
|DKFrost DKUnholy DKBlood DK
DHVengeance DHHavoc DH
Guardian DruidFeral DruidBalance DruidDruid of the Restoration
Hunter with Beast Mastery Hunter’s Marksmanship Hunter for Survival
Fire MageFrost MageArcane Mage
Brewmaster MonkMonk of the MistweaverWindwalker Monk
Sacred PaladinProtection PaladinRetribution Paladin
Priest of DisciplineSacred PriestShadow Priest Assassination RogueOutlaw RogueSubtlety Rogue
Elemental ShamanEnhancement ShamanShaman of Restoration
Warlock of Affliction Demonology Warlock Destruction Warlock
Warrior of Arms, Fury, and Protection
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