Best World of Warcraft builds

World of Warcraft players holding weapons with spooky forest in background
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World of Warcraft players holding weapons with spooky forest in background
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As we await the release of the World of Warcraft 10.2.5 update that’s preparing to release in a couple of days, let's have a look at the best World of Warcraft builds to use right now.

These builds are some you can try within the game to explore different play styles or roles. All builds that are under consideration in this article span across the various which is great news if you don't have a main.

Currently, most World of Warcraft players around the world are on Patch 10.2 and the builds in this article will focus on the meta for the latest patch. When considering the build you want to go for while playing World of Warcraft, you might want to pick what suits your style of play.

If you’re having a hard time selecting what suits your play style, this article will provide you with some of the best builds that are available for you within the game. Without further ado, here are the best World of Warcraft builds to use right now.

Best World of Warcraft builds

Holy Paladin

Holy Paladin
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The Holy Paladin, as its name implies, is a Paladin (Tank, Healer, and Damage) and it's more of a protector role. It comes with healing abilities that assist other members of the team, making it a vital role in every team.

The types of healing this build boasts of are passive healing (Beacon of Light), straightforward healing (Holy Light, Flash of Light) and AOE healing (Light of Dawn) which works at close range. For its defensive spells (Divine Shield, Divine Protection) you get a temporary immunity to damage (Blessing of Protection) and speed hindrances (Blessing of Freedom).

With these details on the Holy Paladin, you might feel he’s the best build you can choose while getting into the game. While the Holy Paladin's strengths are a force to be reckoned with, its mobility can prove problematic in the heat of battle.

Races that can fit the role of a Holy Paladin are Human, Dwarf, Draenei, Lightforged Draenei, Dark Iron Dwarf, Tauren, Blood Elf, and Zandalari Troll.

Preservation Evoker

Preservation Evoker
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Just like the Holy Paladin, the Preservation Evoker is also a healer but also packs some serious damage. The abilities of this build see a dramatic rise when performing stacked healing (Dream Breath, Emerald Blossom) and defensive abilities (Obsidian Scales, Obsidian Bulwark). This means that the Preservation Evoker is great when it comes to healing large amounts of the team that are hurt in gameplay.

If you limit the Preservation Evoker to focus on healing, it won't have maximum impact as it can also deal huge damage in combat scenarios. It uses the Mail armour and wields weapons like daggers, fist weapons, axes, maces, swords, and staves. It also uses the powers of the red and blue dragonflight to attack its enemies on the battlefield.

Unlike the Holy Paladin, the Preservation Evoker has strong levels of mobility as well as flight abilities. Only the Dracthyr race can fill the role of a Preservation Evoker making it one of the more uncommon choices on the battlefield. Using this build ensures that players have plenty of versatility that's bound to prove useful during gameplay.

Fury Warrior

World of Warcraft Fury Warrior
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For players who are more into direct combat, facing enemies, and warding off threats, the Fury Warrior is a great build. Its mobility options include Charge, Intervene, and Heroic Leap, while its defensive options are Health Boost and Defensive Stance.

The armours at the Fury Warrior’s disposal are a Plate and a Shield, which are just what an offensive build like this will need. It wields the dagger, fist weapons, axes, maces, swords, polearms, and staves, making it more prepared for confrontational battle than the other two builds above.

The roles of this build are a Tank for defending and DPS for dealing massive damage towards the enemy. Players can pick from the following races to create this build:

  • Human
  • Dwarf
  • Night Elf
  • Gnome
  • Draenei
  • Worgen
  • Pandaren
  • Void Elf
  • Lightforged Draenei
  • Dark Iron Dwarf
  • Kul Tiran
  • Mechagnome
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  • Orc
  • Undeed
  • Tauren
  • Troll
  • Blood Elf
  • Goblin
  • Pandaren
  • Nightborne
  • Highmountain Tauren
  • Mag’har Orc
  • Zabdalari
  • Vulpera

The wide array of races to pick from makes the Fury Warrior common on the battlefield.

Havoc Demon Hunter

World of Warcraft Havoc Demon Hunter
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The Havoc Demon Hunter is a build of the Demon Hunter class and a disciple of Illidan Stormage. Filling this role, it's ladened with the responsibility of upholding the dark legacy while wielding a reasonable amount of power. This is a very fast build, focusing on its mobility on the battlefield. Whether you're a fan of Tank or Damage, this is a decent build.

To help boost their speed on the battlefield, these builds only use leather armour, which doesn’t weigh it down. Its weapons include Warglaivers, Fist Weapons, One–Handed Axes, and One–Handed Swords to unleash Havoc and Vengeance on the enemies.

Users of this build can also transform into “hellish forms” during combat to help defeat the enemy. Only the Night Elf and Blood Elf can fill the role of a Havoc Demon Hunter.

These are the Best World of Warcraft builds that you can try out today as you move into the battlefield. Of course, there's a wealth of other builds you can try out in your gameplay, but these are the best for those filling attacking or healing roles on the battlefield.

Some of these builds, like the Preservation Evoker, will get some upgrades with the World of Warcraft 10.2.5 update that’ll be released soon. This update will enable the Preservation Evoker to fly in any world it finds itself, hence giving players more movement options for this build.

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