This is a revamp of the Burning crusade version by Hakkar. Feel free to leave coments/suggestions especially about the classes, I’m not playing all of the classes in level 80.
v0.9 First Version
v1.0 Fixed errors
v1.1 Updated class builds section, Community contributions.
v2.0 Revamp by Eric, the guide is updated to WotLK, new layout, info Specs added.
- Your Spec
- Your raid Makeup
- Come on time
- Know the fight.
- Come prepared
1. Your Spec
-This is the most important
You’re gonna have the right spec for your role (.DPS.Tank.Healer.) A feral druid will never be able to outheal a specced Holy Paladin for example. Always go with the right spec equal to you are DPS, tank or healer.
- Death Knight
You’re gonna be DPS for sure. They deal out high DPS with all the trees of talents. They can also be decent tankers at fights like Sapphiron and Kelthuzad but Warriors, Paladins and Druids are overrating them.
Blood Dps spec or Blood Dps spec (2)
Tank Spec – far best i can found.
You’re wanted as both Balance, Restoration and Feral. Balance dealing out heavy damage and got an unique spell caster buff. As Feral you are an exelent main tank, and all melees will love you for your 5% crit buff. Restoration are the healer class, you are the master of Heal over Time, there is always a spot for you.
Resto – Jiyambi’s Guide to Tree Healing
Now a days kinda all hunters are survival. Its dealing out high DPS. Hunters are wanted in kinda all raids.
Deep fire/frost dealing out very high damage. Mages are in my opition the strongest DPS class of level 80. They are also a must for Obsidian Sanctum.
Paladins are a multi class. Powerful single healing as holy. Retribution paladins was getting lot better since the talents get a big update (forgot the patch name). They are also very nice tanks.
Protection – Tannyr’s Guide to the “96969” Paladin Tanking Rotation
Holy or Holy (2)
Priest are a general good healing class. Needed both as a shadow and holy very much in endgame raids, specially Naxxramas 25 man where you need to mind control bosses.
They are hard dealing damage as shadow and one of the most powerful healers.
Holy or Holy (1) (classic)
Rogues deal out decent DPS as single target. You got no buffs but are still welcome in raids. They go best as assissination with 2 daggers.
Shamans are master of totems and are a must in a raid. They got the unique “Heroism” what will increase all damage dealt for 30 seconds by 30%. They got best dps as Elemental, but its also good to have an enchatement shaman in the raid because he got the Stormstrike decrease armor on the mob. Shamans also heal nice as Restoration, powerful, but slow. Good AoE healing in Sapphiron for example.
Restoration – Sapy’s Guide to Resto Shaman Healing
Warlocks are masters of damage over time. They deal out HEAVY damage and are wanted in so many raids, that you can’t imagine. It’s because they can summon each other without any real summoning stone AND because that deal out high damage. I got a friend dealing out very high damage he use of this spec:
(I really dont know much about this class, feel free to leave suggestions)
Warriors are the strongest physical damage dealers in the game. The are a classic Pre-BC and BC prio tank. The are extremely good tanks, no question. If you wanna get into raid = be tank. Fury is overrating arms tottaly now, (BC where close).
For the specs thanks to Galdo, Driskius, Hardburn, Jiyambi, Arizonali, Cerfi, Valopà¥à¥, Atani, Slayerx, Moggafogga, Tendae, Osma, Datherea, Goger, Salwyyn and Ughpah.
To get into Vault of Archavon 10man, you need atleast full blue.
To get into Obsidian Sanctum 10man, its prefered to have all blue and few epics.
To get into Naxxramas 10man, half epic and half green is prefered.
To get into Ulduar 10 man is currently unknown but atleast full epic, that is sure.
Most Classes look at these stats:
Instead of looking at your stats, run through a hc dungeon and see your DPS. It should be ATLEAST 1500+.
- For Naxxramas a tank will need: (little lower for Offtank)
540 Defence skill
- A DPS
2800 Attack power
- A healer
1600-1700 spell power
25% crit (for Paladins)
18k mana (for paladins)
Haste Rating (for druids)
- A caster.
Hit rating (for warlocks)
1500 spell power
20-25% crit rating.
For a basic Naxx run you will need:
- 1 Maintank
2 ranged dps (1 hunter)(1 random)
2 random dps
The setup makes the groups bossfights much easier.
(check out this guide for more info)
Addons makes its way easier if you got an average or better system, but its your enem if your computer is to old or you use them wrong. Here are a list on some of the prefered addon tools:
Grid healers should have it, its more handy than the in-game tool. Make an overview over the raid in a little box on your screen.
Deadly Boss Mods A must for every one, providing a bar that tells when bosses cast spells/abilities. Makes its much easier to down bosses.
Omen Threat Meter Now, watch your threat and dont die, that is very important.
A good healer addon. Shows the whole raid and make you able to make your own key bindings.
I HATE it when people join a progression raid and expect to one shot everything. Progression raids are for guilds that want to get farther, for example, a guild that has been running kara and then going to Gruul for the first time would be considered a progression raid. A Farm raid is where the guild has downed the bosses many times and doesn’t need to explain anything.
Also DO NEVER NINJA LOOT anything, you will never be happy, people is gonna hate you, dont dont dont.
7. Come on time
People arent going to wait 1 hour on you because you need some dinner or something. Get that checked before entering any raid or group.
Do not let 9 or perhaps 24 people wait on you, you eill be hated/known as a slacker that can’t get there to the time.
Dont expect that other is going to tell you tacts, do it yourself 🙂 ! I’ve added some videos on how to beat the bosses of Naxxramas 10 man. Thanks to Ballsosteel of youtube! If you got speakers, I really recommend you are using this one TankSpots Naxxramas guide.
Grand Widow Faerlina
Noth The Plaguebringer
Heigan the Unclean
Do never enter a raid with out being repaired and full bagspace, its just to boring if gonna delete all your things every time you get an epic. People will also be angry if you are going to repair after first death or wipe.
Hope you enjoy the guide 🙂
Hakker / Eric