An interesting list shows when which spec was last represented in WoW in a world first kill. It’s not just about final bosses. Bears, cats and melee hunters must be brave looking at the list.
recompensor Velinian has made the effort and scoured the WoW World First Kills of the last few years. It was recorded when which spec was last in a World First Kill of any boss of the respective raid. Even if you cannot derive any detailed knowledge of today’s metagame from this, it is interesting to see how the playing styles of the classes in WoW have been represented over the years in the highest level of difficulty of WoW-PvE.
|Death knight||blood||Kel’thuzad||July 17th, 2021|
|Frost||Carapace of N’Zoth||February 2nd, 2020|
|Unholy||Sylvanas||July 20th, 2021|
|Demon Hunter||devastation||Sylvanas||July 20th, 2021|
|Vengeance||Sire Denathrius||December 23rd, 2020|
|Druid||balance||Sylvanas||July 20th, 2021|
|Ferocity||Odyn||November 11th, 2016|
|Guardian||Argus||December 13, 2017|
|Restoration||Pride||July 18th, 2019|
|Hunter||Animal domination||Painsmith Raznal||July 15th, 2021|
|Marksmanship||Sylvanas||July 20th, 2021|
|Survival hunter||Blackhand||February 20th, 2015|
|magician||Arkan||Sylvanas||July 20th, 2021|
|Fire||Sire Denathrius||December 23rd, 2020|
|Frost||Kel’Thuzad||July 17th, 2021|
|Mönch||Brewmaster||Sylvanas||July 20th, 2021|
|Fog effects||Huntsman Altimor||December 15th, 2020|
|Windrunner||Kel’Thuzad||July 17th, 2021|
|Paladin||Holy||Sylvanas||July 20th, 2021|
|protection||Sylvanas||July 20th, 2021|
|retribution||Kel’thuzad||July 20th, 2021|
|priest||discipline||Sylvanas||July 20th, 2021|
|Holy||Eye of the Jailer||July 13th, 2021|
|the shade||Fatescribe Roh-Kalo||July 16th, 2021|
|Villain||Assassination||Remnant of Nerz’hul||July 13th, 2021|
|lawlessness||Queen’s Court||July 18th, 2019|
|illusion||Guardian of the First One||July 15th 2021|
|shaman||Elementary||The Nine||July 13th, 2021|
|Reinforcement||Sylvanas||July 20th, 2021|
|Restoration||Soulrender Dormazain||July 13th, 2021|
|Sorcerer||Ailments||Sire Denathrius||December 23rd, 2020|
|Demonology||Sylvanas||July 20th, 2021|
|destruction||Kel’Thuzad||July 17th, 2021|
|Krieger||weapons||Sylvanas||July 20th, 2021|
|Furor||N’Zoth||February 9th, 2020|
|protection||Sire Denathrius||December 23rd, 2020|
The World First Race recently took place in the Sanctum of Dominion. Many playing styles are freshly represented in the list. It is noticeable that the two druid specs Wildness and the tank spec of the druid have not been represented in a World First Kill for four to five years. Play styles like the “Feral” are among the niche specs in World of Warcraft (buy now 14,99 €). And then there’s the survival hunter.
Hunters are often featured in World First Kills, but a survival hunter’s last participation dates back to the second raid of Warlords of Draenor. That was over 6 1/2 years ago. WoW veterans will remember: Back then, survival gameplay was still a ranged combat class. Since WoW Legion, the hunter’s way of survival has been turned inside out. Although the gameplay is a lot of fun for some players, the spec has rarely been featured in World of Warcraft raids since then. Even the buffs with patch 9.1 couldn’t change that.
We have already addressed the issue of the survival hunter’s problems many times. Last in our column: Meme-Spec Survival Hunter is not taken seriously by Blizzard.
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