[Top 5] WoW BFA Best Burst Class For Great Burst Damage

Top 5 Burst Classes
Mages have been some of the best burst damage since vanilla.

[Top 5] WoW BFA Best Burst Class For Great Burst Damage

Bending fire to their will, Fire Mages crisp their enemies. 

In Battle for Azeroth, there are plenty of classes to choose from when deciding you want to be a damage dealer. Casting spells, shooting arrows, or crushing enemies with big weapons are all a possibility, but only some can take down foes quicker than others. 

What is burst damage you ask? Burst damage is the highest amount of damage you can create in a short period. It is higher than your normal damage done. Burst damage is important because there are many mythic plus dungeon and raid mechanics that are determined by time. If you take too long to kill a mob or reach a certain health threshold bad things can happen. This makes burst damage an important factor to consider. Below I will be listing the top 5 burst classes.

5: Fury Warrior

The imposing figure of a Fury Warrior dual-wielding two-handed weapons.

The Fury Warrior is a whirling ball of damage. It has access to some extra damaging abilities through talents. These talents combined with other abilities create some good burst damage capability. 

  • Recklessness allows for more Rampages, allowing for a burst window
  • Siegebreaker increases damage the target takes by 15% for 10 seconds (whirlwind can apply this to multiple targets)
  • Bladestorm is a reliable AoE burst cooldown when combined with Siegebreaker

How to play a Fury Warrior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUKLYYjur1s

4: Unholy Death Knight

Riding their undead steed into battle, the Unholy Death Knight is an intimidating sight.

Plague incarnate. The Unholy Death Knight does his damage by spreading diseases throughout multiple enemies. Their burst damage is determined mainly by cooldowns. 

  • If necessary, Army of the Dead can be used when burst damage is required
  • Using Apocalypse when there are 4 stacks of Festering Wounds will summon an Army of the Dead ghoul per stack popped
  • Dark Transformation increases damage by your ghoul and gives it new abilities
  • Unholy Frenzy is a great cooldown and helps get more stacks of Festering Wounds on your target

How to play an Unholy Death Knight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ElJfvnDi5U

3: Retribution Paladin

A Retribution Paladin delivers swift justice with the holy light. 

Knock knock. Who’s there? Justice. The Retribution Paladin is a class that will burn you down with holy empowered weapon strikes. This class’s burst damage is from a combination of talents and abilities.

  • Avenging Wrath is your main burst cooldown as a Retribution Paladin
  • Hammer of Wrath should be taken as well for more burst damage near the end of fights
  • Wake of Ashes does good damage in a cone while maxing out your Holy Power

How to play a Retribution Paladin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUZerBv21V0

2: Havoc Demon Hunter

They are prepared to hunt you down.

Illidan’s children. The super mobile damage-dealing Demon...hunter. The Havoc Demon Hunter has amazing cooldowns. Combined with some innate skills, the Havoc Demon Hunter has access to plenty of burst damage.

  • Metamorphosis increases the damage of your Chaos Strike and Blade Dance while granting leech and haste
  • Eye Beam blasts all enemies in front of you for guaranteed critical damage
  • The Demonic talent allows your Eye Beam to grant you a brief period of Metamorphosis
  • The Blind Fury talent increases Eye Beam ticks by 50% and generates 40 Fury every second

How to play a Havoc Demon Hunter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myaUHxcfECQ

1: Fire Mage

Too hot to handle, fire mages are a great asset for burst damage. 

Need a light? Starcraft jokes aside, the Fire Mage is the best choice for burst damage in almost all scenarios. The mobility of a mage combined with the skills of a Fire Mage gives it access to the best burst damage available.

  • In some encounters, Rune of Power can be used to grant a 40% increase in damage for 10 seconds
  • Meteor can provide a little more initial damage followed by a burning area for its duration
  • Combustion is your best cooldown by guaranteeing critical strikes and increasing Mastery equal to 50% of your critical strike
  • Proper chaining of Rune of Power, Meteor, Fire Blast, and Pyroblast, while Combustion is active, creates an insane amount of burst damage for 10 seconds

How to play a Fire Mage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCcfF4xe3EA

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While not all classes are focused around burst damage, play what you enjoy! Some classes have great burst damage but these classes are the leaders in that category. There are always fun times to be had in the land of Azeroth! 

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