Skill-capped arena tier list

 

BY MYSTIC // OCTOBER 3, 2017

Updated to reflect the changes made in the most recent patch.

Here you will find a strong representation of the current metagame from a EU point of view. That being said, this view should closely mirror meta games throughout all regions.

This list was generated using a rankings system modified by Rank 1 and Blizzcon players. Contributors to this list include Zunniyaki (Multi Blizzcon competitor/EU Regionals winner), Loony (Blizzcon champion), Joefernandes (Blizzcon champion), Wallirikz, Zeepeye, Dakkroth, Mystic and many more.

All specs have been assigned to a tier based on the comps available to them and not necessarily because of their power alone.

MELEE TIER LIST

S TIER – DOMINANT

WINDWALKER MONKTOP COMPS:

  • Windwalker Monk + Frost Death Death Knight + Resto Shaman/Holy Paladin
  • Windwalker Monk + Affliction/Destruction Warlock + Resto Shaman

PROS: Powerful sustained damage against cloth/leather and burst against all classes, mortal strike effect, high mobility, very disruptive
CONS: Sustained damage output very reliant on the armor type of their opponents

FROST DEATH KNIGHTTOP COMPS:

  • Frost Death Knight + Windwalker Monk + Holy Paladin/Resto Shaman
  • Shadowcleave (Frost Death Knight + Destruction Warlock + Holy Paladin/Resto Shaman)

PROS: Powerful sustained and burst damage, very disruptive
CONS: Must manage runes to properly balance self-healing and damage output, relatively immobile, easily trainable

A TIER – STRONG

ARMS WARRIOR

TOP COMPS:

  • Havoc Demon Hunter + Arms Warrior + Resto Druid
  • Thundercleave (Arms Warrior + Elemental Shaman + Resto Druid)
  • Arms Warrior + Demonology/Affliction Warlock + Resto Druid/Resto Shaman
  • TSG (Arms Warrior + Unholy/Frost Death Knight + Holy Paladin/Mistweaver Monk/Resto Druid/Resto Shaman)

PROS: Incredible pressure through raw damage and healing reductions, highly mobile with proper management of mobility CDs

CONS: Often forced to play in defensive stance, still susceptible to swaps while in Battle Stance

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MELEE TIER LIST

S TIER – OVERPOWERED

SUBTLETY ROGUE

A TIER – STRONG

ASSASSINATION ROGUE

OUTLAW ROGUE

FERAL DRUID

RETRIBUTION PALADIN

HAVOC DEMON HUNTER

B TIER – GOOD

ARMS WARRIOR

FURY WARRIOR

ENHANCEMENT SHAMAN

UNHOLY DEATH KNIGHT

FROST DEATH KNIGHT

C TIER – AVERAGE

SURVIVAL HUNTER

D TIER – BAD

WINDWALKER MONK

F TIER – UNVIABLE

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RANGED TIER LIST

S TIER – OVERPOWERED

ARCANE MAGE

BALANCE DRUID

A TIER – STRONG

FROST MAGE

FIRE MAGE

BEAST MASTERY HUNTER

MARKSMANSHIP HUNTER

SHADOW PRIEST

ELEMENTAL SHAMAN

B TIER – GOOD

AFFLICTION WARLOCK

DEMONOLOGY WARLOCK

C TIER – AVERAGE

DESTRUCTION WARLOCK

D TIER – BAD

None

F TIER – UNVIABLE

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HEALER TIER LIST

S TIER – OVERPOWERED

DISCIPLINE PRIEST

A TIER – STRONG

RESTORATION DRUIDMISTWEAVER MONK

B TIER – GOOD

RESTORATION SHAMAN

C TIER – AVERAGE

HOLY PALADIN

D TIER – BAD

HOLY PRIEST

F TIER – UNVIABLE

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COMP TIER LIST

S TIER – OVERPOWERED

ARCANE FMPFIRE FMPASSA ARCANE RMPASSA ARCANE RMPALAASSA FIRE RMDSUB ARCANE RMPSUB ARCANE RMPALA

OUTLAW FROST RMP

A TIER – STRONG

SUB FIRE RMP

GODCOMP

MM PHP

SHADOWPLAY

JUNGLECLEAVE

THUNDERCLEAVE

BEASTCLEAVE

ELE BOOMKIN

DH BOOMKIN

DISC SHATTERPLAY

B TIER – GOOD

TURBOCLEAVE

THUGCLEAVE

SP BOOMKIN

TSG

FURY KFC

C TIER – AVERAGE

None

D TIER – BAD

None

F TIER – UNVIABLE

None