Class Guides Legion Prepatch

(Revised August 12, 2016)

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EDIT: Updated guide links for Legion now at http://raidadvice.com/world-of-warcraft-legion-class-guides/!

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Know a better option? Suggest a guide! Leave a comment below, or contact me via the options listed in the about page.

A few warnings about this page: First, many guides are listed because they are the only guide available; quality may vary.

Second, patch changes may quickly make the guides below out of date, so proceed with caution. For the prepatch, many writers have gone with FAQ-type documents rather than guides, as everything – rotations, talents, etc. – are in flux from tuning patch to tuning patch as Blizzard gets each spec to where they want it to be.

Third, to repeat the message from the first paragraph, if you know a great guide I should consider including, please let me know. I only play a few specs, so with guides being released frequently I can use your help to make this list the best it can be. Also, I know of some guides coming in the next few days that were not up when I checked to first make this post. Feel free to let me know when they are up!

Enjoy, and have a happy prepatch!

Death Knight: Blood

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

This brief google doc is the only Blood Death Knight prepatch guide that I am aware of.

The MMO-Champion.com forums are the best forums for discussion that I am aware of.

Death Knight: Frost

(Revised August 1, 2016)

This Frost google doc is more of a FAQ than a guide. It’s the best I’ve seen for Frost info for the prepatch.

This YouTube video by JaceDK goes over Frost DK for the prepatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMRfL5vRN9A. Video by Frostelion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6K8FeUClm8.

The MMO-Champion.com forums are the best forums for discussion that I am aware of.

Death Knight: Unholy

(Revised August 1, 2016)

This Unholy google doc is more of a FAQ than a guide. It’s the best I’ve seen for Unholy info for the prepatch.

Two YouTube videos by Frostelion and Mooniara that go over Unholy DK for the prepatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJbqlYfkEXY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPtNovgvUI0

Bonus: Check out this weakaura set.

The MMO-Champion.com forums are the best forums for discussion that I am aware of.

Demon Hunter: Havoc

(Revised August 10, 2016)

http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/1954937-Havoc-Demon-Hunter-Overview by wordup. See also the guide he wrote on icy-veins.

Demon Hunter: Vengeance

(Reviewed August 10, 2016)

Check out:

http://sunniersartofwar.com/vengeance/

http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/2015447-Munkkys-Vengeance-Demon-Hunter-Guide

Druid: Balance

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20745626938 – This Balance guide by Cyous is the best balance guide that I am aware of.

Bonus: Check out the weakauras in this thread on MMO-Champion.

I have not found a reliable discussion forum for Balance.

Druid: Feral

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

Check out Xanzara’s Feral Guide at fluiddruid.

http://www.fluiddruid.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=3 – Fluid Druid forums have some good feral DPS discussion, and are a good first place to look.

Bonus: Check out the weakauras in this thread on MMO-Champion.

Druid: Guardian

(Revised August 1, 2016)

Check out this solid prepatch guide by Arielle of http://theincbear.com, the go-to spot for bear tanks, with written and video guides and forums.

Bonus: Check out the weakauras in this thread on MMO-Champion.

Theincbear has a good bit of prepatch info, in FAQ-like format.

Druid: Restoration

(Revised August 1, 2016)

Lavathing wrote an overview guide available at http://www.wowhead.com/guides/classes/druid/restoration/overview, with plans for a more detailed guide later at http://healcraft.net/ in the future.

See also this guide on Restokin.

Bonus: Check out the weakauras in this thread on MMO-Champion.

I have not found a reliable discussion forum for Restoration Druid.

Hunter: All

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

Prepatch guides for hunter are available at http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/class-guides. They are written by Azortharion who maintained a great Tier 18 hunter guide.

Wowhead also has prepatch guides for hunter (navigate from http://legion.wowhead.com/guides/classes).

The MMO-Champion.com forums are the best forums for discussion that I am aware of.

Mage: All

(Revised August 1, 2016)

Fire mage prepatch guide by Rinoa on altered-time.com forums. Fire is the spec to play prepatch. However, see this amusing frost guide.

The forums at http://Altered-Time.com are a great place for mage discussion for all three specs.

Monk: Brewmaster

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

http://sunniersartofwar.com/ has a prepatch survival guide.

BrewingScribe made the guide for wowhead.

Monk: Mistweaver

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

A prepatch guide is available at http://cranehealing.blogspot.com/2016/07/legion-mistweaver-guide-fistweaving.html.

Misty Teahouse has started their prepatch guide as well.

Monk: Windwalker

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

http://www.walkingthewind.com/guides/tldr/ by Babylonius. This is a great, concise prepatch guide for windwalker.

Paladin: Holy

(Revised August 12, 2016)

Check out this detailed guide at Sacred Shielding, and the briefer wowhead guide.

The MMO-Champion.com forums are the best forums for discussion that I am aware of, but they can be hit or miss.

Paladin: Protection

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

Check out this guide on the official forums by Liminara (or a wowhead version).

The MMO-Champion.com forums are the best forums for discussion that I am aware of.

Paladin: Retribution

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3657441833: this guide is the best prepatch guide for ret that I am aware of.

The MMO-Champion.com forums are the best forums for discussion that I am aware of.

Priest: Discipline

(Revised August 10, 2016)

This discipline prepatch guide was written by Jak, the writer of a great Tier 18 guide.

http://howtopriest.com has been a great one-stop shop resource for priests in Tier 18.

Discipline is going to be a very complicated spec to play in Legion. And, depending on Blizzard’s tuning, the rewards may be great or they may be marginal.

Priest: Holy

(Revised August 10, 2016)

This wowhead guide by Jak, writer of a great Tier 18 guide, looks solid.

http://howtopriest.com has been a great one-stop shop resource for priests in Tier 18.

Priest: Shadow

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

I am aware of this guide on howtopriestthis google doc, and this wowhead guide as far as prepatch guides go.

http://howtopriest.com has been a great one-stop shop resource for priests in Tier 18. I don’t see any prepatch guides yet, however. The MMO-Champion forum is a strong alternate resource for shadow priests.

Rogue: All

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

Prepatch guides for rogue are available at http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/class-guides. Wowhead also has prepatch guides for rogue (navigate from http://legion.wowhead.com/guides/classes). Quality may vary.

http://ravenholdt.net/ – This rogue-only site has discussion forums. The MMO-Champion forums are also strong.

Shaman: Elemental

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

The best prepatch guide I am aware of for elemental is Binkenstein’s guide, hosted on wowhead: http://legion.wowhead.com/guides/classes/shaman/elemental/overview.

See also his blog at (http://binkenstein.wordpress.com).

I have not found a reliable discussion forum for Elemental.

Shaman: Enhancement

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

Wordup continues theorycrafting for enhancement with this google doc (and this wowhead guide).

The MMO-Champion.com forums are the best forums for discussion that I am aware of.

Shaman: Restoration

(Reviewed August 1, 2016)

Chain Heal (http://chainheal.com/) doesn’t really have “one guide,” prefering smaller articles on different aspects of Shaman healing. However, it does have some excellent tips, including some prepatch discussion.

Warlock: All

(Revised August 1, 2016)

Check out this Demonology guide by Not on MMO-Champion. Demonology is the best spec prepatch, but check out this Affliction guide if you are interested.

Wowhead also has prepatch guides for warlock (navigate from http://legion.wowhead.com/guides/classes). Quality may vary.

The MMO-Champion.com forums are the best forums for discussion that I am aware of.

Warrior: All

(Revised August 1, 2016)

Protection guide on MMO-Champion.

Wowhead has prepatch guides for warrior (navigate from http://legion.wowhead.com/guides/classes). The official forums have guides for Arms and Fury. Quality may vary.

Bonus: Check out these weakauras.

The MMO-Champion.com forums are the best forums for discussion that I am aware of.

Changelog, Thanks

(Revised August 10, 2016)

August 10, 2016: Revisions based on guides moving; Demon Hunters now live.

August 1, 2016: Made several revisions and additions based on recommendations and my investigation.

July 24, 2016: Checked for additional guides, reviewing or revising all classes.

July 19, 2016: Post created.

Thanks to all the guide writers!

Thanks to the /r/competitivewow community for the feedback that has helped me in creating this site.

See Class Guides Tier 18 for other thanks & previous changes.

 

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