from Sebastian Glanzer
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.

class Spec Boss date
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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