World of Warcraft Legion Class Guides

(Revised March 4, 2017)

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Quick Reference

(Revised February 19, 2017)

The following table contains the resource we most recommend for each spec.

Class Spec 1 Spec 2 Spec 3
Death Knight Blood Frost Unholy
Demon Hunter Havoc Vengeance Balance
Druid Feral Guardian Restoration
Hunter Beast Mastery Marksmanship Survival
Mage Arcane Fire Frost
Monk Brewmaster Mistweaver Windwalker
Paladin Holy Protection Retribution
Priest Discipline Holy Shadow
Rogue Assassin Outlaw Subtlety
Shaman Elemental Enhancement Restoration
Warlock Affliction Demonology Destruction
Warrior Arms Fury Protection

Death Knight: Blood

(Revised February 19, 2017)

This guide is the best for blood of which I am aware.

This brief google doc is a fun read.

Death Knight: Frost

(Revised February 19, 2017)

The guide is the best available for Frost DKs.

Death Knight: Unholy

(Revised February 19, 2017)

This guide is the best available for Unholy.

Demon Hunter: Havoc

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

This guide is the best available for Havoc.

Demon Hunter: Vengeance

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

This guide is the best available for Vengeance.

See also: http://sunniersartofwar.com/vengeance/.

Druid: Balance

(Revised February 19, 2017)

This Balance guide by Cyous is the best that I am aware of.

This Balance guide by Gebuz does not cover everything, but is a very strong second resource and focused more on Mythic raiding.

This FAQ maintains lists several great resources for Balance Druids, including the two aforementioned guides.

Bonus: Cyrous’s Balance Druid Weakauras; Nighthold Gear Spreadsheets; Nighthold Encounter Thoughts.

Druid: Feral

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

There are a few great Feral guides.

Check out Xanzara’s Feral Guide at fluiddruid or Tinderhoof’s Feral Guide on wowhead.

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.

Druid: Guardian

(Revised February 19, 2017)

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

Druid: Restoration

(Revised March 4, 2017)

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

See this google doc that outlines Restoration Druid trinkets for Nighthold.

See also this guide on Restokin and this guide on Questionably Epic.

Bonus: Check out these Weakauras by Ablution.

Hunter: All

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

Excellent 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.

Mage: All

(Revised February 19, 2017)

Fire mage guide by Rinoa. Fire is considered the spec to play in early Legion, although Arcane and Frost are getting more competitive.

The forums at http://Altered-Time.com are a great place for mage discussion for all three specs. In lieu of detailed guides, I share with you Arcane discussion and Frost discussion.

Monk: Brewmaster

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

http://sunniersartofwar.com/ has a great guide.

BrewingScribe made the guide for wowhead.

Monk: Mistweaver

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

There are two great guides for Mistweaver:

This one at cranehealing.

This one at mistyteahouse.

Monk: Windwalker

(Revised February 19, 2017)

http://www.walkingthewind.com/guides/wordy/ by Babylonius.

Paladin: Holy

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

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

Paladin: Protection

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

Check out this guide on the official forums by Liminara.

Paladin: Retribution

(Revised February 19, 2017)

Check out this guide on the wowhead.

Priest: Discipline

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

This guide by Jak is great.

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

Bonus: Check out Ablution’s priest Weakauras.

Priest: Holy

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

This guide by Jak is great.

Bonus: Check out Ablution’s priest Weakauras.

Priest: Shadow

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

This guide on howtopriest is great.

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

Rogue: All

(Revised February 19, 2017)

This website has great guides for all three specs.

Shaman: Elemental

(Revised February 19, 2017)

The best guide I am aware of for elemental is Binkenstein’s guide, hosted on wowhead:
http://wowhead.com/guides/classes/shaman/elemental/overviewSee also his blog at (http://binkenstein.wordpress.com).

See https://www.stormearthandlava.com/, a site dedicated to Elemental.

If you prefer video guides, this one by Barokoshama is solid.

Shaman: Enhancement

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

Wordup continues theorycrafting for enhancement with this guide.

Shaman: Restoration

(Reviewed February 19, 2017)

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

Warlock: All

(Revised February 19, 2017)

Check out this Affliction guide by Terryn on MMO-Champion.

Check out this Demonology guide by Not on MMO-Champion.

Check out this Destruction guide by Aldeen on the official forums.

Warrior: All

(Revised February 19, 2017)

Tank: Protection guide.

DPS: Arms guide; Fury guide.

Bonus: Check out these weakauras.

Other Resources

(Revised September 27, 2016)

If you are into class information, three very strong other resources are:

Class Discord Channels: These actively discuss each spec and often have resources stickies. They can be a one-stop-shop for most classes.

Wowhead Class Guides: Wowhead recruited some great theorycrafters to write their guides for Legion, and you can do a lot worse than checking the Wowhead guide for your class.

MMO-Champion class forums: These are the best forums for discussing many specs.

Changelog, Thanks

(Revised February 19, 2017)

2017-3-4: Added Restoration Druid trinket guide.

2017-2-19: Revewed/Revised all classes, changed some guides, added some class-specific websites.

2016-10-10: Additional Elemental Shaman guides.

2016-9-27: Moved other resources to the end.

2016-9-26: Guides reviewed over several days, talked to friends and checked Discords to select guides, 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 Legion Prepatch for other thanks & previous changes.

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