The Four Best Specs to Play in WoW Patch 10.1

May 25, 2023 3 minutes


Welcome to our extensive guide brought to you by WowCarry! In the post, we'll help you explore the best World of Warcraft specs that promise a fascinating experience in the current patch. Several recent updates have instilled new life into classes, and we want to ensure you maximize these changes for the most fun and effective gameplay.

The BEST Specs To Play

Whether you're a seasoned player venturing into a new class, or just starting your World of Warcraft journey, this guide is designed to aid you in making an informed decision. We've cherry-picked four outstanding specs, each offering a unique role: Tank, Melee DPS, Ranged DPS, and Healer.

Our Criteria

Our selection criteria consider more than just raw damage output. We've taken into account the class versatility, their contribution in the current M+ season, and the sheer joy they bring to your gaming hours. We also factored in class utility, survivability, and how well they resonate with the current meta.

Protection Paladin

The Protection Paladin is our choice for the Tank role. It's a fantastic blend of offense and defense, managing to deal reasonable damage while steadfastly holding the line against tough opponents. The Paladin's Word of Glory ability comes in handy for maintaining health during fights, while their Avenger's Shield provides a satisfying interrupt. Add their supportive auras to the mix, and you've got a powerhouse that lifts the whole team in combat.

Enhancement Shaman

For the Melee DPS role, we're recommending the Enhancement Shaman. With recent updates, this spec has evolved into an exhilarating spell casting melee class. It's off healing potential is impressive, and it boasts exciting burst moments that occur more frequently than most other classes. You're going to love the uptick in Maelstrom Weapon stacks, resulting in a barrage of lightning spells and powerful healing when needed. The rotation varies depending on the build, but the spec is fairly straightforward to master and has an energetic vibe to it.

Runner Up 1 & State of Melee

Among other melee DPS classes, the Outlaw Rogue and Retribution Paladin also make great choices. Although they didn't make it to our top recommendations, they are still very viable and enjoyable classes to play.

Destruction Warlock

For Ranged DPS, we suggest the Destruction Warlock. This spec boasts a simple but deep gameplay and impressive damage output. While the Demonology Warlock might have higher potential, Destruction Warlock offers almost no downsides. Its gameplay revolves around smart positioning and effective use of abilities. Not to mention, launching Chaos Bolts on single targets always brings a surge of satisfaction!

Restoration Shaman

When it comes to healing, the Restoration Shaman shines with its simple yet effective toolkit. Its passive damage output with abilities like Acid Rain and Chain Lightning coupled with a plethora of healing and utility skills make it a very attractive choice. Despite a few minor downsides, such as only having Astral Shift as a major defensive, the Restoration Shaman more than makes up for it with its other abilities.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, these four classes: Protection Paladin, Enhancement Shaman, Destruction Warlock, and Restoration Shaman, each deliver a distinctive gameplay experience and represent the best in their respective roles. Regardless of whether you prefer tanking, dealing damage, or healing, there's a spec here for you. Personally, I'm drawn towards the Paladin class next. They have this distinct 'protagonist-tier' feel in the game, and I find myself inclined to try tanking again. Having been a DPS player, I've started to enjoy more supportive roles and I think having experience as a tank would add another dimension to my gameplay. Let us know what class and spec you're playing or considering to play. We hope this guide helps you find the right fit for your playstyle!

Video Version of the Guide

For those who prefer video content, we've attached a video version of this guide for your convenience. The video presents the same content in a more visual format and might enhance your understanding of the specs. It's a fantastic way to supplement this written guide and will help you decide on the best spec to play in the current patch. Enjoy!

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