Once again we have a World First keystone level achievement from the Chinese region - this time featuring players you may remember from earlier seasons such as Himelody
the mage. This team did not stack 5 night elves, but they did use the Master Assassin
legendary power on their Outlaw Rogue - this is a very powerful option in the Necrotic Wake in particular because the 100% crit it grants for 4 seconds after exiting stealth applies to damage from the weapons found around the dungeon as well. Necrotic Wake had already been a popular option for World First level keys, but the past few weeks have seen a series of nerfs to the dungeon that were aimed at players struggling in the complex dungeon in lower level keystones - these nerfs have made the dungeon even more favorable for players seeking to time the highest keys.
The rest of the composition holds few surprises, though a lot has changed from a few weeks ago, with Holy Paladin now dominating the healer meta. Unlike in raid, where Venthyr Paladins were extremely valuable early in progression due to their damage and additional raid cooldown in Ashen Hallow
, M+ Holy Paladins are mostly opting to play Kyrian, which basically gives them a button to top the entire party once every minute. The DPS composition of Fire Mage, Outlaw Rogue, and Balance Druid is also fairly typical of the metagame at this point, though a few other specs such as Windwalker can and do show up in top groups. Fire and Balance both benefit from being uncapped AoE specs that also deploy massive burst, while Outlaw's utility toolkit remains second to none. The Vengeance Demon Hunter in the tank role is also no surprise - this spec's damage, utility, and survivability are all incredible.