We check this data every day and make sure that it is accurate and up to date. There are also Healer Rankings and Tank Rankings on our site, just in case you are interested. The data shown here is backed by actual numbers from many reliable sources such as Simulationcraft and Warcraft Logs.
You can judge for yourself by exploring our chart above. Generally speaking, if you are looking to maximize your damage output, the Top 5 specs would be a safe choice indeed. But please do not be discouraged if your class or spec of preference is ranked lower at the moment - at the end of the day the most important thing is whether you enjoy the playstyle or not. We know perfectly well that outdated data is useless. That is why we check these numbers every single day to verify that it is up to date and then we update it the moment anything changes.
You can see the dates of both events at the top of this page. They are based on both. And even more than that. Our process involves running thousands of simulations with Simulationcraft an open-source tool that models class mechanics to estimate damage-per-second performance in different situations and also using tools like Bloodmallet and Raidbots to research various gear combinations. Then we compare our results to the data retrieved from actual in-game logs of the best players of each class for this purpose we look up global leaderboards on sites like Raider.
By combining both theoretical and statistical data we aim to prevent variance due to human factors e. We also constantly monitor player communities like Icy Veins, Wowhead, Reddit, Method and official Blizzard World of Warcraft Forums to keep in touch with public opinion so we can tell if our data is correct. Not at all. DPS Rankings. Fire Mage. Destruction Warlock. Arms Warrior. Shadow Priest. Beast Mastery Hunter. Affliction Warlock.World of Logs combat log analyzer allows gamers to save, share and analyze their raiding experiences conveniently and thoroughly in the Blizzard MMO World of Warcraft.
If you're new here, make sure you check out the tour for a 1 minute introduction. If you have any questions, we're happy to answer them on the forums. I've posted a guide on how to report misbehaving ads on the forum.
Please follow the instructions and help make the internet a safer place. Thanks for you time. Sign in Forums Help worldoflogs. Tomb of Sargeras. The Nighthold. Trial of Valor. The Emerald Nightmare. Hellfire Citadel. Blackrock Foundry. Molten Core. Siege of Orgrimmar. Throne of Thunder. Heart of Fear. Mogu'shan Vaults. Terrace of Endless Spring.
Dragon Soul. Baradin Hold. Bastion of Twilight.Why Do WoW PVP Pros Jump A Lot? Arena Movement Tips \u0026 Guide - Cdew's Dew's and Dew-nots!
Blackwing Descent. Throne of the 4 Winds. Icecrown Citadel. The Ruby Sanctum. Crusaders' Coliseum. Onyxia's Lair. The Eye of Eternity. The Obsidian Sanctum. Vault of Archavon.
Please do not close the page with the ad you want to report.Record your combats, upload them to the site and analyze them in real time.
Find out exactly what went wrong and discover what you need to do to fix it!
WoW DPS Rankings / Tier List - Shadowlands Beta
Become a Patron! Support Us On Patreon! Patrons get to browse the site ad-free, can bypass rankings queues during peak traffic times, and keep their reports from ever being deleted. Character Level Rankings. Highest Item Level. Luxzuria Andaxd View More Dratak Haldhur Kortak Method Honestly Vindicatum Northern Sky Decidedly Uncouth All Stars DPS. Icelandian Terza Boost Forgot your password?
World of Wacraft has never been perfectly balanced, and Shadowlands is no exception. Some classes are better than others at the high end for raiding, and inevitably, a meta will exist. This ranking is based on the viability and strength of the various DPS specializations for the first raid tier of Shadowlands, Castle Nathria. This list will be updated as new tuning and class changes come out leading up to the release of Castle Nathria.
Last Updated: October 3 - This week saw another major tuning pass centered around covenant abilities, specifically tuning several over-performing abilities. While most classes did see covenant nerfs, only a few were truly significant. We finished Ny'alotha as the second best guild in North America, and at World 14th. We have been hard at work prepping for the new expansion and new raid tier, and this list reflects how we are currently feeling about the various classes and specializations for progressing the new raid tier, Castle Nathria.
In addition to our own experience, this list was created and will continue to be update in consultation with raiders of other top guilds, along with input from the Icy-Veins class guide writers. First and foremost, this tier list is strictly for the first raid of ShadowlandsCastle Nathria.
While there are no Warcraft Logs rankings or simulation results yet for most classes in the upcoming raid, this list is based on our experience throughout every raid test playing with some of the best players for each class and specialization inside Castle Nathria on both Mythic and Heroic.
While more anecdotal in nature, this tier list will reflect how competitive guilds will feel about bringing the various classes and specs into Castle Nathria. We are also account for current tuning, including even the most recent changes that may have occurred after raid testing finished. To understand exactly why these rankings are the way they are, you first need to understand what will be valued inside the raid.
When determining what DPS you want for the raid, your biggest concern will always be damage patterns. From testing, the two hardest bosses by far were Sludgefist and Sire Denathriuswith Sire being the final boss of the raid, and thus the most important fight. For both bosses, it is looking like single-target damage will be a priority, with Sludgefist being a purely single target encounter and Denathrius emphasizing priority damage followed by a phase 3 single target burn, where execute damage will be the priority.
Overall, you are looking to slot more ranged the melee, with an emphasis on better single target DPS classes. Some cleave and AoE is present in the raid, but the majority of the time as a DPS your focus will be single target or priority target damage.
It is incredibly important to emphasize that just because a DPS specialization is low in the tier list, it does not mean that you should ignore it completely. For the vast majority of cases, you should choose to bring the better player, not the better specialization.Forgot your password? No game is perfectly balanced, and WoW Classic is no exception. Some classes are better than others at the high end for pure DPS and, inevitably, a meta exists.
WoW DPS Rankings / Tier List - BfA 8.3
This ranking is based on pure DPS output in a raid scenario right now in the game, assuming you are Level 60 with full pre-raid BiS gear and perfect consumables. It is important to note that, just because a DPS class is not "S tier", this does not make it unplayable; most classes in the game are viable if played well with the right consumables.
This ranking is simply to showcase which is the true best of the best when played perfectly with top gear and consumables. Below is a quick summary of the full rankings that we have detailed on this page. While this gives a good outline of the standings of specializations in comparison to one another, we recommend reading the full rankings to understand why certain specializations are ranked as they are.
Warriors are the most powerful DPS in the game, without question. Their base damage even while leveling is incredibly high, and when it comes to target cleave, they are in a league of their own. Warriors and Rogues both require weapons though, and with access to the top tier weapons from Blackwing LairAQ40and Rank 14, Warriors are unparalleled in their potential to dish out unmatchable damage in raids.
It is specifically worth noting here that the true reason Warriors are the sole class in S-tier is due to kill times. If bosses had longer kill times, like 2 minutes or more, other DPS like Fire Mages would actually be competitive. However, in the current state of WoW Classic where the majority of kills times are under 1 minute, Warriors are beyond dominant due to their extremely strong, long cooldowns, specifically Death Wish and Recklessness.
No other class has anything close to the burst potential that Warriors do, and it is almost entirely due to these cooldowns. These four classes are considered to be the core DPS classes, and will make up the vast majority of every raid group. In speed kills however, Warriors are the core class, with Rogues filling in. In the early phases, casters generally suffer slightly because of a lack of spell power on gear. Starting in the AQ40the amount of spell power available skyrockets and Mages and Warlocks start to really scale.
Mages scale extremely well with spell power, but they have a naturally strong toolkit, due to high base damage on most of their spells, specifically for AoE.
Mages are far and away the best class in the game for large scale AoE, but their single target potentially really takes a leap forward when they also are able to finally play Fire in AQ 20 and AQ Up until this point, Mages have been forced into playing Frost due to a high base fire resistance and the occasional fire immunity from bosses, specifically in Molten Core and BWL. With the resurgence of Fire, Mages can show their strength on single target once again, while still being the AoE powerhouses that they have always been.
Similar to Mages, Warlocks scale extremely well with spell power. However, there are a couple of key differences that put Warlocks below Mages in the A-tier. Secondly, Warlocks suffer from severe threat issues, meaning they will often need to stop DPSing to ensure that they do not pull aggro off of the tank, due to Shadow Bolt generating an enormous amount of threat.
Warlocks are still incredibly strong on with full consumables, but the limitations on their damage for both single-target and AoE put them slight below Mage in the A-tier.We check this data every day and make sure that it is accurate and up to date.
The data is gathered from the most recent successful boss kills of Castle Nathria from WarcraftLogs. You can see the number of parsed logs for each boss. By using the approach of combining dozens of real logs from last week's Shadowlands Beta Raid Testing of Castle Nathria, we can measure the central tendency of this dataset while taking statistical dispersion into the account to provide you with the most realistic chart.
This is the most reliable way before we have access to Shadowlands Simulationcraft data. Please note that Shadowlands Beta is still very much a work in progress so these numbers are evolving constantly as Blizzard introduces many changes with every patch.
We are keeping this page up-to-date. You can judge for yourself by exploring our chart above. Generally speaking, if you are looking to maximize your damage output, the Top 5 specs would be a safe choice indeed. But please do not be discouraged if your class or spec of preference is ranked lower at the moment - at the end of the day the most important thing is whether you enjoy the playstyle or not.
We know perfectly well that outdated data is useless. That is why we check these numbers every single day to verify that it is up to date and then we update it the moment anything changes.
You can see the dates of both events at the top of this page. Not at all. Show Non-DPS specs. Number of logs: Average. Number of logs: 1 Average. Number of logs: 28 Average.
Number of logs: 31 Average. Number of logs: 2 Average. Number of logs: 79 Average. Number of logs: 22 Average. S Top Tier. Subtlety Rogue. Destruction Warlock. Marksmanship Hunter. Shadow Priest. Frost Mage. Arcane Mage. Affliction Warlock. Outlaw Rogue. Unholy Death Knight.
Havoc Demon Hunter. Fury Warrior. Retribution Paladin. Balance Druid.World of Logs combat log analyzer allows gamers to save, share and analyze their raiding experiences conveniently and thoroughly in the Blizzard MMO World of Warcraft. If you're new here, make sure you check out the tour for a 1 minute introduction. If you have any questions, we're happy to answer them on the forums. Sign in Forums Help worldoflogs. Tomb of Sargeras. The Nighthold. Trial of Valor. The Emerald Nightmare.
Hellfire Citadel. Blackrock Foundry. Molten Core.
BFA Class Guides
Siege of Orgrimmar. Throne of Thunder. Heart of Fear. Mogu'shan Vaults. Terrace of Endless Spring. Dragon Soul. Baradin Hold.
Bastion of Twilight. Blackwing Descent. Throne of the 4 Winds. Icecrown Citadel. The Ruby Sanctum.