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WotLK Phase 4 DPS Rankings Guide

By Shirley Huang2023-10-06

Phase 4 will come on Oct 10, and the main raid -Icecrown Citadel, will come on Oct 12. It includes new dungeons, a legendary item, titan rune difficulty, Arfus Pet, Titan Rune Currency - Defiler's Scourgestone, reputation, a new boss in Vault of Archavon, and Start of Arena PvP Season 8. Many players have already prepared some WoW WotLK gold for buying items or skills they need.


These raids/dungeons featured challenging bosses and required players to work together in order to defeat them. As such, players need to have strong DPS characters to be successful.


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MMOGAH - a professional Wotlk gold seller, will share some of the best DPS specs for the Icecrown Citadel (ICC) raid. These specs have high single-target or cleave damage, good scaling with gear and stats, and strong set bonuses from their tier 10 sets. However, the DPS rankings are not very clear-cut in this phase, as many specs deal similar damage and have different advantages depending on the fight. Therefore, you should also consider your personal preference, playstyle, and raid composition when choosing your spec.


1. Fire Mage

Fire Mage is a powerful DPS class, as it has high single-target, burst damage, and consistent damage throughout encounters, good scaling with gear & stats, and strong set bonuses from the tier 10 sets.


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2. Affliction Warlock

Affliction Warlock is one of the top DPS specs that focuses on applying and maintaining damage over time spells on multiple targets while also using drain spells to sustain themselves and deal extra damage. It has excellent scaling with gear and stats and benefits from a strong tier 10 set bonus.


3. Fury Warrior

Fury Warrior is one of the best DPS specs for the ICC raid that focuses on dealing high physical damage with dual-wielded weapons while also using rage to fuel their abilities. It has great scaling with high-level gear, top damage against single and multiple targets, and a simple and satisfying rotation.


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4. Feral Druid 

Feral Druid is a high DPS spec that excels at dealing high single-target and cleave damage with their cat form while also having high survivability and utility.


5. Retribution Paladin 

Retribution Paladin is an excellent DPS spec that deals high physical and holy damage with a two-handed weapon while also providing various buffs and utility to their allies. It has great scaling with high-level gear, strong burst damage against single and multiple targets, and a simple and satisfying rotation.


6. Unholy Death Knight 

Death Knight class is a strong class during this phase due to their versatility, high damage output, and self-healing abilities. Moreover, with the introduction of tier 9 gear, Death Knight can deal even more damage.


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7. Shadow Priest

Shadow Priest is a damage-dealing specialization of the Priest class, which focuses on using shadow magic and damage-over-time spells to afflict and destroy their enemies.


8. Marksmanship Hunter

Marksmanship Hunter is a powerful ranged specialization in WotLK Phase 4, which has many advantages over other classes.


9. Frost Death Knight

Frost Death Knight has one of the most powerful Single-Target damage and AoE damage in the game, always maintaining their spot among the first 10 damage dealers in the entire game! When properly played, a Frost Death Knight can even rise to be among the top 5 damage dealers!


10. Combat Rogue

Combat Rogue has high single-target and cleave damage, especially with abilities like Killing Spree, Blade Flurry, and Adrenaline Rush. It has a flexible rotation that can adapt to different situations, such as using Slice and Dice for sustained damage, Eviscerate for burst damage, or Rupture for bleed damage.


In conclusion, although these classes and specs are ranked from highest to lowest in terms of DPS potential, players need to keep in mind that damage output is also affected by player skill, gear, and group composition. Therefore, it's important to choose a class and spec that suit your playstyle and to work closely with your group in order to achieve the best results.


Related Link:

WotLK Phase 4 Preparation Guide

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