this is meant to be the thread you go to for EVERYTHING related to maxing out your 70 twink. Dreams' pve guide already has a lot of useful information in it, and im going to overlap alot of it. https://xpoff.com/threads/70-pve-guide.71696/ fx has made a BiS compendium, and its mostly completed (99%ish), though some of my sets are slightly different, and this was made in 7.2.5, and 7.3 has changed a small number of things. https://xpoff.com/threads/level-70-pve-bis-gear-compendium.72217/ id like to go into a bit more detail for each individual spec, including what talents, how to gem, and any tricks or less than obvious things in the rotations. not every spec is as simple as just gemming your primary stat, though quite a few are. i will be working on this slowly as i dont get paid for this. anyone who wants to post about specs that im unfamiliar with (healers and tanks), you are welcome to do so. this thread is a community effort. i have a 70 that is either bis or within 2 pieces for every class and spec, but i mostly play dps roles so i wont be covering all of the specs with my own personal experience. people who have contributed to this guide: fx, onlydreams, shinela, themango, awze, chey, stein, wolv, and blunts. Melee Ret Paladin Ret this entire spec revolves around execution sentence and timing your judgements properly. Ret favors consistency, and really doesnt like procs. my paladin: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/dawnbringer/dyne in bt, ive done 10k+ on most bosses, during 7.2.5(ret got a buff in 7.3) and 5.2k on a dummy with no buffs over 5 minutes stat priority:22%crit, 22%haste, max str spec:execution sentence, fires of justice, any thing you like, blade of wrath consumables: food: dragonfin fillet potion: haste potion flask: flask of relentless assault weapon mod: adamantite sharpening stone the rotation/priority i use is: blade of justice>crusader strike>execution sentence>crusader strike>judgement>blade of justice> templar's verdict. and obviously, when you get BoJ procs, those should be used over everything unless youre at 4 holy power already. Wind Walker Monk ww my monk https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/dawnbringer/crim as far as i know, this is bis. ilvl 161.06. this holds 5.2k on a dummy with no buffs over an 5 minute session stat priority: crit to 34.64%(more would cost too much agil) 11-12%haste, then stack agil. spec: eye of the tiger, anything(i take tiger's lust), power strikes, anything(i take legsweep) chi burst & energizing elixir can also get 5.2k on a dummy if you take power strikes, be careful not to tiger palm if you have more than 2 chi unless you just did a 3 chi tp. consumables: food: blackened dragonfin potion: haste potion flask: flask of relentless assault weapon mod: adamantite sharpening stone mh, superior mana oil offhand. the rotation/priority: touch of death>tiger palmx2>storm earth and fire(double tap)>(when the spirits get to your target)rising sun kick>tiger palm>fists of fury>tiger palm>black out kick procs>tiger palm>BoK>tiger palm>RsK>tiger palm>BoK you can fit 2 rsk into a sef window, and you should (probably) save your second sef charge until your FoF is off cd. with your "down time" alternate between jab and BoK until rsk and or fof comes back. youll have time for 2 fof in between a sef recharge. on energizing elixir: use all your energy and chi right before a sef window. then pop sef, and then energizing elixir. as for chi wave, try to use it on cd, i like to throw it in right after the ability before i use tiger palm. Enhancement Shaman enh my shaman: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/dawnbringer/sertik has done 10k+ in bt in 7.2.5 with a 30/30 build, ive since found an upgrade. currently holds 5.3k on a dummy with no buffs and no lust stat priority: 34%haste, 25%crit,max agil the spec: windsong, rainfall, earthgrab, ancestral swiftness windsong>hothand(slightly)>landslide(slightly) ancestral switness>hailstorm&lightning shield (both are only slightly behind) consumables: food: blackened dragonfin potion: haste potion flask: flask of relentless assault weapon mod: adamantite sharpening stone mh, superior mana oil offhand. priority: stormstrike> windsong> flametounge> rockbiter>lavalash this spec revolves around stormstrike, and is very simple. lavalash is your filler when everything else is on cd. keep rainfall up under the tank and melee dps at all times, youre a super valuable utility. you also have heroism/blood lust(and will probably be called on to lust every pull.) in general, lust/hero on the pull. Frost Death Knight f dk my dk https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/dawnbringer/zoke did 10k+ in bt in 7.2.5 currently holds 5.3k over 5 min with no buffs on a dummy. stat priority- 22%crit, 17%haste, max str. the spec: runic attenuation, horn of winter, avalanche, any consumables: food: dragonfin fillet potion: haste potion flask: flask of relentless assault weapon mod: adamantite sharpening stone mh, superior mana oil offhand. rotation/priority: use pillar of frost and remorseless winter on cd use horn of winter as often as possible, but not if you would waste any resources use up rime and killing machine procs asap before you use empower rune weapon make sure you have as close to 0 runic power as possible AND 0 active runes never let your runic power cap Unholy Death Knight uh dk my dk https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/dawnbringer/zoke i log out in frost, but the only changes are a second gnomish lightning generator,mark of the hidden satyr, and obviously apolyon as the weapon. it ends up being ilvl 164.31, and theres no way to get to 164.00. the best i could do so far in legion is 4k on a dummy without buffs. 22%crit,30% haste consumables: food: dragonfin fillet potion: haste potion flask: flask of relentless assault weapon mod: adamantite sharpening stone the spec: all will serve, pestilent pustules, unholy frenzy, any so, the spec is pretty simple, keep your plague up via outbreak, use festering strike until you have 6-7 wounds up, then use scourge strike. use fester when you have 4 or less wounds. and use death coil when you have 60+ rp or if you have 45+rp and no runes up. obviously when you get free death coils use those immediately. dont use death and decay unless there are 3+ mobs Fury Warrior f war my warrior https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/khadgar/atzelas holds ~4.1k on a dummy without buffs.(but you cant execute a dummy) in raids dps spikes in the execute phase obviously. stat priority: there are multiple builds that can hold 4k. 35%crit&37%haste is the one i go with. the spec: endless rage, any(double time),wrecking ball, any(warpaint) consumables: food: dragonfin fillet potion: mighty rage potion flask: flask of relentless assault weapon mod: adamantite sharpening stone mh, superior mana oil offhand. this spec revolves around rampage and being in enrage as much as possible. its a very frantic, fast paced spec. priority:wreckingball>rampage>bloodthirst> raging blow> furious slash use wrecking ball procs before rampages, use blood thirst on cooldown when enraged, use raging blow until it falls off. use heroic leap&charge only when blood thirst didnt crit and youre at 65 rage or less. only use furious slash if heroic leap is on cd and blood thirst didnt crit. only use whirlwind if wrecking ball procs or if there are 2+mobs. use battle shout before rampage(and wrecking ball) and then use blood thirst asap. macro your glg trinket into battle shout. Arms Warrior arms my warrior https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/khadgar/atzelas 165.06 i log out in fury but i use the same set as fury, except for mechanized snow goggles of str, and a second gnomish lightning generator. this set maintained 4.7k on a dummy with no buffs(and you cant execute a dummy) and has done 10.5k dps in bt in 7.2.5 stat priority: as with fury, there are multiple builds that achieve the same output. spec: overpower, any(double time), rend, any(bounding stride) defensive stance might be useful if your healers cant keep up with aoe damage going out. or if your tank randomly dies. consumables: food: dragonfin fillet potion: mighty rage potion flask: flask of relentless assault weapon mod: adamantite sharpening stone priority: overpower> rend> colossus smash> mortal strike> slam the first thing to do after you charge is rend and then colossus smash. use over power procs immediately. after that, rage dump, refresh rend and use battle shout>bladestorm. macro your trinket into battle shout. from @Shinela Most of arms lays in the talents right now. Make sure you run Rend and Overpower. Then it goes quite simple. I'll write a sort of formula out: Start of combat: - Heroic Throw + Charge - Colossus Smash - Rend - Bladestorm + Battle Cry (Macro them together with Engineering Trinket if you have it) Then your rotation begins. I'll write in priority - Keep Rend up - Colossus Smash on cooldown/proc - Overpower on cooldown/proc - Mortal Strike above 30 rage - Slam above 40 rage if Mortal Strike on CD - If Bladestorm comes off cooldown, use ALL rage first, reset Rend last (No matter the debuff timer) and then Battlecry + Bladestorm (You will generate a lot of rage) Execute phase: - Keep Rend up - Colossus Smash on Cooldown/proc - Overpower below 40 rage - Execute at 40 rage+ - Battle Cry + Bladestorm on low rage AoE is a bit easier even. Priorities are: - Bladestorm + Battle Cry - Cleave (Frontal Cone, hit as many as you can) - Whirlwind Survival Hunter surv my hunter https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/hyjal/sèti as far as i know this is bis. holds 6.2k over 5 minutes on a dummy unbuffed. this is currently the strongest melee class. snake hunter peaks higher, but then drops back down to 5.6, so i prefer crows. spec: throwing axes, murder of crows, any, caltrops throwing axes is way stronger than the other two, crows is more stable, and caltrops is better unless youre able to successfully pull off waylay on steel trap !00% of the time. stat priority: crit to 27%, then agil consumables: food: blackened dragonfin potion: haste potion flask: flask of relentless assault weapon mod: adamantite sharpening stone rotation/ priority: opener: harpoon>flanking strike>murder of crows>explosive trap>lacerate>caltrops> throwing axesx2>flanking strike>mongoose bite>aspect of the eagle> mongoosebitex2> lacerate>flank>throwing axes use hunting companion procs immediately during your mongoose window. keep lacerate up 100% of the time. use traps,throwing axes, flanking strike and murder of crows on cd. save mongoose charges until youre about to hit 3, then start up the mb window again. youll have time to get to 4 stacks in the ones where aspect of the eagle is on cd. you will also have time to refresh lacerate or use flanking strike in the middle of a mb window unless you have companion active. its a pretty simple spec, and its the strongest melee spec currently Feral Druid feral my druid: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/bleeding-hollow/rethyr in patch 7.3 this class got a 33% buff to its damage. this spec currently holds 5.4k on a dummy, and 11.5-12.5k in bt and sunwell. spec: lunar inspiration. the rest is preference. moonfire is your second highest source of damage after rip, and can and should be always used in catform(obviously). stat priority: 34-35% haste, 26% crit, then agil. consumables: food: blackened dragonfin potion: haste potion flask: flask of relentless assault weapon mod: adamantite sharpening stone rotation/priority: this spec is a dot spec. most of what youre doing is keeping rip rake and moonfire up, and then getting ferocious bites in between rips. always open from stealth with rake, both the initial damage and the dot get a damage boost. prowl>berserk>rake>moonfire>shred>tiger's fury>shred>rip after that its pretty simple, shred to 5 pt ferocious bite, you can fit 2 FB before you need to refresh rip. i always refresh my dots at ~25% remaining. try to line up TF with FB(delay fb for up to 3 sec if needed). i use clearcast procs to refresh moonfire or rake.(meaning dont spam shred mindlessly) Subtlty Rogue sub my rogue: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/korgath/jeux BiS for both sub and assassin. ilvl 164 holds ~4.2k on a dummy without buffs over 5min (without the use of vanish) can do ~8.5k on most fights in bt, did 9k on gurtogg and relequary spec:gloomblade, shadow focus, vigor, any vigor and deeper stratagem are very close stats: 32-33% crit, max agil consumables: food: blackened dragonfin potion: haste potion flask: flask of relentless assault weapon mod: adamantite sharpening stone mh, superior mana oil offhand. rotation/priority: always keep night blade up. usually youll only have time for 1 evis before you have to refresh night blade. 99% of the time you should only use shadow dance if it lines up with rune of power. the exception is if you just hit 2 charges and rune is still on cd. always try to go into shadow dance with some energy pooled up, but not enough that youll over cap when you use rune of power. during shadow dance you have time for a total of 3 shadowstrikes and 1 finisher Assassination Rogue assassination my rogue https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/korgath/jeux BiS for both sub and assassin. ilvl 164 holds 5k over 5 mins with no buffs on a dummy. (also without using vanish) spec: hemorrhage, subterfuge, deeper stratagem, any stats: 32-33% crit, max agil consumables: food: blackened dragonfin potion: haste potion flask: flask of relentless assault weapon mod: adamantite sharpening stone mh, superior mana oil offhand. rotation/priority keep 6 pt rupture, garrote, and hemo up 100% of the time. when you vanish make sure garrote isnt on cd first, use garrote form stealth as often as possible. use vendetta on cooldown, and try to line it up with stealthed garrote if possible. if you have 5 combo pts you can refresh hemo early to get a 6 pt finisher. Outlaw Rogue outlaw https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/korgath/jeux ilvl 164. changes to make: both glaives@ dancing steel on a dummy this can get up to 4.6k just rolling 1s and 2s.(and using 2x hand of deciever, my rogue doesnt have glaives) spec: quickdraw, acrobatic strikes, vigor, any stats: 25% crit, 20%haste consumables: food: blackened dragonfin potion: haste potion flask: flask of relentless assault weapon mod: adamantite sharpening stone mh, superior mana oil offhand. rotation/priority keep roll the bones buff up 100% and re cast roll the bones at 3 sec or less remaining. use 5pt between the eyes if your target is out of range, 5pt run through when your target is in melee range. adrenaline rush on cd if the target will live for the full duration. broadsides is by far the best buff from roll the bones. grand melee is second. i used 3 pt roll the bones to fish for 1 of these 2. 3 pts = 30 sec buff. when you let a buff ride for the full duration, refresh roll the bones with 5 pts at 3 sec or less remaining. expect 90% 1 or 2 buff rolls.