WoW DPS PvP Rankings / Tier List - Shadowlands 9.1

Last checked: Sep 24, 2021
Last updated: Sep 24, 2021

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Shadowlands DPS PvP Rankings updated for the latest Shadowlands Patch 9.1 and the latest PvP Season. We check this data very often and make sure that it is accurate and up to date. The DPS classes and specs on this page are ranked by their overall performance in competitive PvP - Arena (3v3, 2v2) and Rated Battlegrounds (RBG). The data is provided from the Official Blizzard API and constantly updated.

DPS PvP Rankings

3v3
2v2
RBG
1.
Arms Warrior
2.
Fire Mage
3.
Shadow Priest
4.
Windwalker Monk
5.
Retribution Paladin
6.
Feral Druid
7.
Subtlety Rogue
8.
Beast Mastery Hunter
9.
Balance Druid
10.
Elemental Shaman
11.
Enhancement Shaman
12.
Assassination Rogue
13.
Frost Death Knight
14.
Affliction Warlock
15.
Havoc Demon Hunter
16.
Survival Hunter
17.
Arcane Mage
18.
Destruction Warlock
19.
Unholy Death Knight
20.
Demonology Warlock
21.
Marksmanship Hunter
22.
Fury Warrior
23.
Outlaw Rogue
24.
Frost Mage
1.
Arms Warrior
2.
Beast Mastery Hunter
3.
Windwalker Monk
4.
Subtlety Rogue
5.
Feral Druid
6.
Fire Mage
7.
Assassination Rogue
8.
Shadow Priest
9.
Survival Hunter
10.
Balance Druid
11.
Havoc Demon Hunter
12.
Retribution Paladin
13.
Elemental Shaman
14.
Frost Death Knight
15.
Demonology Warlock
16.
Marksmanship Hunter
17.
Affliction Warlock
18.
Outlaw Rogue
19.
Destruction Warlock
20.
Enhancement Shaman
21.
Unholy Death Knight
22.
Fury Warrior
23.
Frost Mage
24.
Arcane Mage
1.
Balance Druid
2.
Subtlety Rogue
3.
Retribution Paladin
4.
Frost Death Knight
5.
Havoc Demon Hunter
6.
Shadow Priest
7.
Arms Warrior
8.
Demonology Warlock
9.
Unholy Death Knight
10.
Feral Druid
11.
Survival Hunter
12.
Windwalker Monk
13.
Assassination Rogue
14.
Outlaw Rogue
15.
Enhancement Shaman
16.
Fury Warrior
17.
Beast Mastery Hunter
18.
Marksmanship Hunter
19.
Arcane Mage
20.
Fire Mage
21.
Frost Mage
22.
Elemental Shaman
23.
Affliction Warlock
24.
Destruction Warlock

We use our in-house custom formula to calculate these rankings - its focus is on classes and specs who are most successful in high-rated PvP (eg. 2600+ for 3v3). Then we analyze how often does a certain class/spec occur at high ratings and those who achieve the highest ratings get bonus points.

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Although these metrics have always been rather general trends than the rule of thumb, you can still use them to understand who is the Top DPS in WoW PvP today.

DPS PvP Tier List

S (Top Tier)
Arms Warrior
Fire Mage
Shadow Priest
Windwalker Monk
Retribution Paladin
Feral Druid
Subtlety Rogue
Beast Mastery Hunter
A (High Tier)
Balance Druid
Elemental Shaman
Enhancement Shaman
B (Mid-High Tier)
Assassination Rogue
C (Mid Tier)
Frost Death Knight
D (Mid-Low Tier)
Affliction Warlock
Havoc Demon Hunter
E (Low Tier)
Survival Hunter
Arcane Mage
Destruction Warlock
Unholy Death Knight
Demonology Warlock
Marksmanship Hunter
F (Bottom Tier)
Fury Warrior
Outlaw Rogue
Frost Mage
S (Top Tier)
Arms Warrior
Beast Mastery Hunter
Windwalker Monk
Subtlety Rogue
Feral Druid
Fire Mage
Assassination Rogue
Shadow Priest
A (High Tier)
Survival Hunter
Balance Druid
B (Mid-High Tier)
Havoc Demon Hunter
Retribution Paladin
C (Mid Tier)
Elemental Shaman
D (Mid-Low Tier)
Frost Death Knight
E (Low Tier)
Demonology Warlock
Marksmanship Hunter
Affliction Warlock
Outlaw Rogue
Destruction Warlock
Enhancement Shaman
Unholy Death Knight
F (Bottom Tier)
Fury Warrior
Frost Mage
Arcane Mage
S (Top Tier)
Balance Druid
Subtlety Rogue
A (High Tier)
Retribution Paladin
C (Mid Tier)
Frost Death Knight
Havoc Demon Hunter
D (Mid-Low Tier)
Shadow Priest
E (Low Tier)
Arms Warrior
Demonology Warlock
F (Bottom Tier)
Unholy Death Knight
Feral Druid
Survival Hunter
Windwalker Monk
Assassination Rogue
Outlaw Rogue
Enhancement Shaman
Fury Warrior
Beast Mastery Hunter
Marksmanship Hunter
Arcane Mage
Fire Mage
Frost Mage
Elemental Shaman
Affliction Warlock
Destruction Warlock

Frequently Asked Questions

🏆 What is the best DPS class in PvP in Shadowlands (FotM)?

You can decide for yourself by looking at the list above. In general, the Top 5 Classes should be a reasonable choice if you're looking for the optimal PvP performance or so called "Flavor of the Month" class. But don't be disappointed if at this stage your class isn't high-ranking – if you know what you're doing you will succeed with any class.

🎯 How often does this Ranking get updated?

We are well aware that there is no use for outdated information. So that is why we monitor these numbers extensively every day just to make sure they're precise and we always adjust them if anything changes. You can see the dates of both events right at the top of this page.

🤔 Are these PvP DPS Rankings based on Simcraft?

These are based on real highest-rated PvP players gathered from Official Blizzard API.

🙄 Are lower-ranked classes unviable?

Not necessarily. These types of rankings are supposed to demonstrate prevalent patterns, however in real in-game situations countless conditions may affect the outcome.