WoW DPS PvP Rankings / Tier List - Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last checked: Apr 16, 2021
Last updated: Apr 04, 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.
Enhancement Shaman
7.
Elemental Shaman
8.
Windwalker Monk
9.
Balance Druid
10.
Feral Druid
11.
Frost Death Knight
12.
Beast Mastery Hunter
13.
Affliction Warlock
14.
Assassination Rogue
15.
Fury Warrior
16.
Marksmanship Hunter
17.
Unholy Death Knight
18.
Havoc Demon Hunter
19.
Frost Mage
20.
Destruction Warlock
21.
Survival Hunter
22.
Arcane Mage
23.
Outlaw Rogue
24.
Demonology Warlock
1.
Arms Warrior
2.
Fire Mage
3.
Subtlety Rogue
4.
Beast Mastery Hunter
5.
Shadow Priest
6.
Windwalker Monk
7.
Retribution Paladin
8.
Balance Druid
9.
Elemental Shaman
10.
Feral Druid
11.
Survival Hunter
12.
Frost Death Knight
13.
Affliction Warlock
14.
Havoc Demon Hunter
15.
Fury Warrior
16.
Assassination Rogue
17.
Marksmanship Hunter
18.
Enhancement Shaman
19.
Destruction Warlock
20.
Frost Mage
21.
Demonology Warlock
22.
Unholy Death Knight
23.
Outlaw Rogue
24.
Arcane Mage
1.
Balance Druid
2.
Subtlety Rogue
3.
Affliction Warlock
4.
Retribution Paladin
5.
Shadow Priest
6.
Arms Warrior
7.
Frost Death Knight
8.
Elemental Shaman
9.
Havoc Demon Hunter
10.
Fire Mage
11.
Assassination Rogue
12.
Windwalker Monk
13.
Destruction Warlock
14.
Unholy Death Knight
15.
Fury Warrior
16.
Feral Druid
17.
Enhancement Shaman
18.
Marksmanship Hunter
19.
Demonology Warlock
20.
Beast Mastery Hunter
21.
Outlaw Rogue
22.
Frost Mage
23.
Arcane 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
Enhancement Shaman
Elemental Shaman
Windwalker Monk
Balance Druid
Feral Druid
Frost Death Knight
B (Mid-High Tier)
Beast Mastery Hunter
C (Mid Tier)
Affliction Warlock
D (Mid-Low Tier)
Assassination Rogue
Fury Warrior
Marksmanship Hunter
E (Low Tier)
Unholy Death Knight
Havoc Demon Hunter
Frost Mage
Destruction Warlock
Survival Hunter
Arcane Mage
F (Bottom Tier)
Outlaw Rogue
Demonology Warlock
S (Top Tier)
Arms Warrior
Fire Mage
Subtlety Rogue
Beast Mastery Hunter
Shadow Priest
Windwalker Monk
Retribution Paladin
A (High Tier)
Balance Druid
Elemental Shaman
B (Mid-High Tier)
Feral Druid
Survival Hunter
C (Mid Tier)
Frost Death Knight
Affliction Warlock
Havoc Demon Hunter
D (Mid-Low Tier)
Fury Warrior
Assassination Rogue
E (Low Tier)
Marksmanship Hunter
Enhancement Shaman
Destruction Warlock
Frost Mage
Demonology Warlock
Unholy Death Knight
Outlaw Rogue
F (Bottom Tier)
Arcane Mage
S (Top Tier)
Balance Druid
Subtlety Rogue
Affliction Warlock
Retribution Paladin
Shadow Priest
Arms Warrior
Frost Death Knight
A (High Tier)
Elemental Shaman
Havoc Demon Hunter
C (Mid Tier)
Fire Mage
Assassination Rogue
Windwalker Monk
D (Mid-Low Tier)
Destruction Warlock
Unholy Death Knight
E (Low Tier)
Fury Warrior
Feral Druid
Enhancement Shaman
Marksmanship Hunter
Demonology Warlock
F (Bottom Tier)
Beast Mastery Hunter
Outlaw Rogue
Frost Mage
Arcane 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.