WoW DPS PvP Rankings / Tier List - Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last checked: Jun 21, 2021
Last updated: Jun 18, 2021

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Shadowlands DPS PvP Rankings updated for the latest Shadowlands Patch 9.0.5 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.
Retribution Paladin
4.
Shadow Priest
5.
Subtlety Rogue
6.
Elemental Shaman
7.
Enhancement Shaman
8.
Feral Druid
9.
Windwalker Monk
10.
Balance Druid
11.
Beast Mastery Hunter
12.
Frost Death Knight
13.
Affliction Warlock
14.
Fury Warrior
15.
Assassination Rogue
16.
Unholy Death Knight
17.
Havoc Demon Hunter
18.
Marksmanship Hunter
19.
Frost Mage
20.
Survival Hunter
21.
Destruction Warlock
22.
Arcane Mage
23.
Outlaw Rogue
24.
Demonology Warlock
1.
Arms Warrior
2.
Beast Mastery Hunter
3.
Fire Mage
4.
Subtlety Rogue
5.
Shadow Priest
6.
Windwalker Monk
7.
Feral Druid
8.
Retribution Paladin
9.
Elemental Shaman
10.
Balance Druid
11.
Assassination Rogue
12.
Survival Hunter
13.
Havoc Demon Hunter
14.
Affliction Warlock
15.
Frost Death Knight
16.
Fury Warrior
17.
Marksmanship Hunter
18.
Enhancement Shaman
19.
Destruction Warlock
20.
Frost Mage
21.
Unholy Death Knight
22.
Demonology Warlock
23.
Outlaw Rogue
24.
Arcane Mage
1.
Balance Druid
2.
Subtlety Rogue
3.
Retribution Paladin
4.
Affliction Warlock
5.
Shadow Priest
6.
Arms Warrior
7.
Frost Death Knight
8.
Havoc Demon Hunter
9.
Elemental Shaman
10.
Fire Mage
11.
Assassination Rogue
12.
Destruction Warlock
13.
Windwalker Monk
14.
Feral Druid
15.
Unholy Death Knight
16.
Fury Warrior
17.
Demonology Warlock
18.
Enhancement Shaman
19.
Marksmanship Hunter
20.
Beast Mastery Hunter
21.
Outlaw Rogue
22.
Arcane Mage
23.
Frost Mage
24.
Survival Hunter

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

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.