Currently I'm trying to create a healing build. By mere chance I saw, when I right-clicked my character unitframe, that I could select a "loot specialization".

What is that? Does that mean that the loot I get will be for the healing class? Does it mean I don't get items for other specs?

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It will prioritize the type of gear you want to see when looting bosses and mobs.

Loot Specialization is a feature introduced in Patch 5.3 which allows players to set the loot priority for their character to favor a particular specialization. This loot priority setting only affects bonus rolls, Raid Finder loot, World Bosses loot and Heroic Scenario loot. This feature was primarily added to allow players to collect off-spec gear.


  • IIRC the possibility to "change" mainspec in raid finder was already existing in Cataclysm. So you could tank while rolling for DPS gear Commented Nov 28, 2019 at 7:16

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