WoW Classic: Ulduar DPS Tier List
It is finally that time in WoW Wrath of the Lich King Classic when the best raid in the game, Ulduar, is finally being released. While we might be a bit late on the tier list, as many guilds have already plowed through the raid, those who are looking to come back and try their luck in the raid that some would call “the first challenging raid in Classic” this tier list will be pretty useful.
- S – Affliction Warlock, Assassination Rogue, Unholy Death Knight
- A – Arcane Mage, Balance Druid, Shadow Priest, Demonology Warlock, Survival Hunter
- B – Frost Death Knight, Fire Mage, Combat Rogue, Enhancement Shaman, Destruction Warlock
- C – Marksmanship Hunter, Feral Druid, Fury Warrior, Elemental Shaman, Beast Mastery Hunter
- D – Retribution Paladin, Arms Warrior, Frost Mage, Subtlety Rogue
We decided to put the most powerful classes in the S tier. While many might think that the Unholy Death Knight does not belong here due to the nerfs they received, they still prove to be some of the best damage dealers in the game. Of course, when it comes to AoE damage, Affliction Warlocks are the cream of the crop with their damage over time (dots), and Assassination Rogues are fairly good at doing damage too. If you are looking to come back to one of the best MMORPG games and the best raiding tier that it offers, consider rolling these classes if you want to top the meters.
While these classes might show as some of the best when it comes to clearing the new Titan rune dungeons when it comes to raiding, the S-tier specializations do the same things as these, but better. Surprisingly the A-tier consists of range DPS only, which plays a big role in Ulduar fights, as there is a lot of running around, where they can easily prevail over melee ones (unless they are Assassination Rogues and Unholy Death Knights).
Even if these specializations have found themselves in the B tier, they are not necessarily bad. Each class brings something to the fight, but they just cannot compete with the specializations from the S and A tiers. Having them around for buffs is great, but if you are looking to speedrun Ulduar, stacking these specializations is not the best option.
Honestly, there is not much to be said about these specializations, as they are rarely worth having in the raid since others do things much better. However, there are instances where the buffs and debuffs they can bring to the raid are useful, along with some other utility. Do not expect more than one of each (if any) in the raid.
There should be no surprise that these specialization classes are in the D tier, as most of them are considered to be PvP specializations. The only exception is the Retribution paladin, which is the only DPS specialization that the class has, but honestly, they are just outperformed by everyone and will not have time to shine probably until ICC comes out.