WotLK Phase 3 Tier List - Best DPS, Healer, Tank Ranking for ToC in WoW Classic

5/1/2023 9:48:50 AM

Phase 3 is coming soon to WoW WotLK Classic, so it's time to see which classes will be the new team favorites in Trial of the Crusader and Onyxia's Lair! Check out our WotLK Phase 3 Tier List now, covering the best DPS, Healer, Tank specs!


WoW WotLK Classic Phase 3 Tier List - Ranking DPS, Healer, Tank Specs for ToC/ICC

The anticipated release of WotLK Phase 3 is set for April, featuring new content such as Trial of the Crusader, a mini-raid that is not particularly well-liked by players, and Onyxia, a level 80 raid monster from Classic. In Trial of the Crusader, while some monsters are single-target, most require engaging with 1-4 ads in cleave-type battles. So which professions are about to take advantage of these new content and receive the favor of the team? Our Tier List will give you the answer.


WotLK Phase 3 DPS Tier List & Ranking

During Phase3, Fire Mages will ascend to the top of the caster DPS specialization and stand in a tier of their own. Affliction Warlocks will maintain their position as the top of the DPS rankings. While Unholy Death Knights may have fallen out of favor during Phase 2, there is a possibility that they will regain their supremacy in Phase 3. This shifts the meta towards DPS specs with more single-target and cleave-type damage, at the expense of AoE-focused specs, take this in consider, we've ranked all DPS specs for Phase 3 of Wrath of the Lich King Classic:

  • 1 - Fire Mage (S Tier)

  • 2 - Affliction Warlocks (S Tier)

  • 3 - Unholy Death Knights (S Tier)

  • 4 - Assassination Rogue (S Tier)

  • 5 - Combat Rogues (S Tier)

  • 6 - Frost Death Knights (S Tier)

  • 7 - Demo Warlocks (S Tier)

  • 8 - Survival Hunters (A Tier)

  • 9 - Ret Paladins (A Tier)

  • 10 - Fury Warriors (A Tier)

  • 11 - Enhance Shaman (A Tier)

  • 12 - Marksmanship Hunters (A Tier)

  • 13 - Arcane Mages (A Tier)

  • 14 - Shadow Priest (A Tier)

  • 15 - Balance Druid (B Tier)

  • 16 - Feral Druids (B Tier)

  • 17 - Ele Shaman (B Tier)

  • 18 - Destro Lock (B Tier)

  • 19 - Arms Warrior (C Tier)

  • 20 - Beast Master Hunter (C Tier)

  • 21 - Sub Rogue & Frost Mage (C Tier)


WotLK Phase 3 Healer Tier List & Ranking

It is crucial to keep in mind that Phase 3 does not revolve solely around DPS. A robust healing team is also essential for ensuring the survival of your raid and maximizing the loot obtained from the trigger chess. Phase 3 sees Holy Paladins retaining their position as the primary choice for tank healers in WotLK. As for raid healing, Discipline Priests serve as the counterpart to Holy Paladins and excel at keeping raid members alive through the use of preventative shielding, especially against AoE damage mechanics. Here we rank all healer specs to see which are the best one to pick up for your raid group:

  • 1 - Disc Priest (S Tier)

  • 2 - Holy Paladins (S Tier)

  • 3 - Resto Shaman (A Tier)

  • 4 - Resto Druid (A Tier)

  • 5 - Holy Priest (B Tier)


WotLK Phase 3 Tank Tier List & Ranking

For tanks, the specs dominate the meta in Ulduar will most likely remain strong in the Trial of the Crusader raid. So our WotLK Phase 3 Tank Ranking will not come as a surprise. Throughout Phase 3, including early progression and later farm raids, the Protection Paladin and Feral Druid remain the top-tier options for both the main tank and off-tank roles in ToC. Their exceptional survivability and contribution to raid utility make them highly desirable choices. Here is the Tank spec ranking for Phase 3:

  • 1 - Protection Paladin (S Tier)

  • 2 - Feral Druid (S Tier)

  • 3 - Protection Warrior (A Tier)

  • 4 - Blood Death Knight (B Tier)


This is the WoW WotLK Phase 3 Tier Lists based on the performance of all specs at the end of phase 2 and the upcoming Trial of the Crusader raid mechanism. The class meta is likely to change after the official release of the patch, and we will maintain renew!