WoW Tank 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 Tank 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 Tank 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.

Tank PvP Rankings

3v3
2v2
RBG
1.
Protection Paladin
2.
Guardian Druid
3.
Protection Warrior
4.
Brewmaster Monk
5.
Blood Death Knight
6.
Vengeance Demon Hunter
1.
Protection Paladin
2.
Brewmaster Monk
3.
Guardian Druid
4.
Vengeance Demon Hunter
5.
Protection Warrior
6.
Blood Death Knight
1.
Guardian Druid
2.
Vengeance Demon Hunter
3.
Protection Paladin
4.
Brewmaster Monk
5.
Blood Death Knight
6.
Protection Warrior

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.

Brewmaster Monk is one of the Tank Classes in World of Warcraft PvP

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 Tank in WoW PvP today.

Tank PvP Tier List

S (Top Tier)
Protection Paladin
B (Mid-High Tier)
Guardian Druid
D (Mid-Low Tier)
Protection Warrior
Brewmaster Monk
F (Bottom Tier)
Blood Death Knight
Vengeance Demon Hunter
S (Top Tier)
Protection Paladin
Brewmaster Monk
Guardian Druid
C (Mid Tier)
Vengeance Demon Hunter
Protection Warrior
E (Low Tier)
Blood Death Knight
S (Top Tier)
Guardian Druid
B (Mid-High Tier)
Vengeance Demon Hunter
C (Mid Tier)
Protection Paladin
F (Bottom Tier)
Brewmaster Monk
Blood Death Knight
Protection Warrior

Frequently Asked Questions

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

You can decide for yourself by looking at the list above. In general, the Top 3 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 Tank 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.