WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Classic: Ideal 25-Man Raid Composition
In this guide, you’ll learn one of WotLK’s best 25-man raid comps. The core classes of a group remain more or less the same, with minor tweaks to support the entire party’s playstyle. They may not be perfect, but players have had a lot of success in the past runs. However, there is always room for improvement, so please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
WoW: WotLK 25-Man Raid Composition Breakdown
|Tank||Protection Paladin||Paladins bring various buffs and replenishment abilities to the raid. Greater Blessing of Kings and Divine Guardian strengthen defenses, while Judgement of Light/Wisdom replenishes both casters and melee characters’ resources.|
|Blood DK||DK is mostly needed for applying damage bonuses. Hysteria is the key ability here, as it increases physical damage by 20%.|
|Heal||Holy Paladin||Holy Paladins can heal big chunks of missing HP. They provide the bulk of the heal needed by the tanks to remain standing on the battlefield.|
|Discipline Priest||Priests significantly reduce incoming damage by pre-bubbling the raiding party. They also have Rapture which returns a ton of resources once Power Word: Shield is fully consumed, allowing everyone to do their job uninterrupted.|
|Restoration Druid||Druid is also here for resource replenishment. Revitalize when combined with a Priest’s Rapture ability provides a steady supply of energy, rage, and runic power, allowing everyone to consistently deal damage over time.|
|Restoration Shaman / Protection Paladin||Choose Restoration Shaman only if you’re experiencing mana shortages. Usually, the Priest-Druid combo is enough for mana replenishment and you’re better off using a second Protection Paladin or a Holy Paladin with access to Divine Guardian.|
|Buff||Demonology Warlock||Demonic Pact is a Warlock ability that grants everyone in the group 10% of the Warlock’s spell power.|
|Elemental Shaman||Shamans not only increase spell casting speed by 5%, but they also have a great synergy with Warlocks. The Totem of Wrath increases spell power by 280. Demonic Pact takes 10% of this spell power bonus (28) and applies it to the rest of the group, buffing their overall DPS.|
|Balance Druid||Balance druids grant a large number of raid buffs and debuffs, making them ideal for caster-based raids. They provide a 3% spell haste bonus, a 5% spell crit chance bonus, a 13% spell damage bonus, and a 3% spell hit chance bonus.|
|Arcane Mage||Arcane Mage buffs melee and spell damage by 3% thereby supporting both types of classes in the raid group. Moreover, the Focus Magic talent can indefinitely buff an ally’s ability to land critical hits with spells by 3% for 10 seconds.|
|Shadow Priest||Because they add spell hit chance and mana replenishment, Shadow Priest is another good choice for a 25-man team.|
|Enhancement Shaman||Enhancement Shaman is the perfect party buffer. They provide increased attack power, melee & spell haste, bonus spell power (which synergizes with Demonic Pact), and mana restoration.|
|DPS||Arms Warrior / Combat Rogue||Both Warrior and Rogue are equally viable. While Warriors apply more debuffs and deal more damage in short bursts, Rogues lack many of the crippling effects and simply focus on hitting harder. It’s recommended you go with a Warrior so that the entire group benefits from the debuffs.|
|2 x Assassination Rogues||Assassination Rogues, if properly specced, can deal insane amounts of single target damage.|
|2 x Survival Hunter||Survival Hunters deal high damage, debuff the enemy and come with a mana replenishment talent as well.|
|Unholy DK||The Unholy Death Knight increases the overall strength and spell damage of the entire party. By default, they are included in every 10-man or 25-man raid.|
|Frost DK||Frost DK increases strength, melee damage, haste and reduces enemy attack speed. Death Knights are pure DPS classes, so having one in your raid comp will greatly decrease the clear time.|
|Feral Druid||Druids not only deal out damage but can also change forms (cat to bear) if you need a third tank mid raid.|
The BEST 10 Man Raid Comp in WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Classic
- So far, we have discussed 20 roles in a 25-man raid. The final five spots are up for grabs. Choose a role that meets your needs. It could be an extra tank (Paladin, DK), or some buffers (Arcane Mage, Affliction Warlock) for some more DPS. Discuss this with your group and come up with the best possible raid combination.
- Here are a few recommended class combinations you can use in your 25-man raid comp:
- 4 x Affliction Warlock, Survival Hunter.
- Retribution Paladin (with Divine Guardian), 2 x Arcane Mage, 2 x Affliction Warlock.
- Retribution Paladin, 3 x Affliction Warlock, Arcane Mage.
- Replace an Assassination Rogue with a Feral Druid and fill the rest with Arcane Mages and Affliction Warlocks.
We hope you found these 25-man raid group suggestions helpful; if you need more, see the rest of our WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Classic guides.
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