WoW DPS PvP Rankings / Tier List - Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last checked: Feb 28, 2021
Last updated: Feb 16, 2021

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Shadowlands DPS PvP Rankings updated for the latest Shadowlands Patch 9.0.2 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.
Retribution Paladin
5.
Subtlety Rogue
6.
Windwalker Monk
7.
Elemental Shaman
8.
Balance Druid
9.
Enhancement Shaman
10.
Feral Druid
11.
Frost Death Knight
12.
Marksmanship Hunter
13.
Affliction Warlock
14.
Frost Mage
15.
Unholy Death Knight
16.
Havoc Demon Hunter
17.
Destruction Warlock
18.
Fury Warrior
19.
Arcane Mage
20.
Survival Hunter
21.
Beast Mastery Hunter
22.
Assassination Rogue
23.
Outlaw Rogue
24.
Demonology Warlock
1.
Arms Warrior
2.
Fire Mage
3.
Windwalker Monk
4.
Subtlety Rogue
5.
Shadow Priest
6.
Retribution Paladin
7.
Balance Druid
8.
Elemental Shaman
9.
Feral Druid
10.
Survival Hunter
11.
Frost Death Knight
12.
Frost Mage
13.
Affliction Warlock
14.
Marksmanship Hunter
15.
Havoc Demon Hunter
16.
Unholy Death Knight
17.
Fury Warrior
18.
Destruction Warlock
19.
Beast Mastery Hunter
20.
Demonology Warlock
21.
Enhancement Shaman
22.
Assassination Rogue
23.
Outlaw Rogue
24.
Arcane Mage
1.
Balance Druid
2.
Subtlety Rogue
3.
Affliction Warlock
4.
Retribution Paladin
5.
Arms Warrior
6.
Shadow Priest
7.
Frost Death Knight
8.
Elemental Shaman
9.
Havoc Demon Hunter
10.
Windwalker Monk
11.
Fire Mage
12.
Destruction Warlock
13.
Marksmanship Hunter
14.
Unholy Death Knight
15.
Feral Druid
16.
Enhancement Shaman
17.
Outlaw Rogue
18.
Assassination Rogue
19.
Demonology Warlock
20.
Frost Mage
21.
Fury Warrior
22.
Beast Mastery Hunter
23.
Survival Hunter
24.
Arcane Mage

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

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.