WoW Dragonflight 10.2 DPS Tier List, get a look at what's best in 10.2
Patch 10.2 is here, which means it's time to take a look at that lovely DPS Tier List. Below, we'll look at all DPS specs and where they fit in for the current patch. We'll also provide some words at the end to explain the situation. Please don't be upset if your spec isn't S tier, make your own tier list and put it S yourself.
This tier list is based on PTR data at first, though will later be based on raiding data. Also note, that tier lists are mostly pointless, and you can play whatever you like.
- 1 Dragonflight 10.2 DPS Rankings
- 2 Dragonflight 10.2 Tier List S Tier:
- 3 Dragonflight 10.2 Tier List A Tier:
- 4 Dragonflight 10.2 Tier List B Tier:
- 5 Dragonflight 10.2 Tier List C Tier
- 6 Dragonflight 10.2 DPS Tier List- A Closer Look
Dragonflight 10.2 DPS Rankings
Based on data from our 10.1.7 tier list and PTR patch information. These updates happen multiple times a week. This will act as our 10.2 DPS Tier List for now as well, so it will be updated until 10.2 is released.
Updated 16/11/23 (11/16/23) – Updated for raid start
Dragonflight 10.2 Tier List S Tier:
- Augmentation Evoker
- Arcane Mage
- Assassination Rogue
- Havoc Demon Hunter
Dragonflight 10.2 Tier List A Tier:
- Arcane Mage
- Frost Mage
- Retribution Paladin
- Fire Mage
- Unholy Death Knight
- Elemental Shaman
- Enhancement Shaman
- Balance Druid
- Subtlety Rogue
- Outlaw Rogue
- Devastation Evoker
- Beast Mastery Hunter
Dragonflight 10.2 Tier List B Tier:
- Fury Warrior
- Destruction Warlock
- Demonology Warlock
- Arms Warrior
- Affliction Warlock
- Feral Druid
- Frost Death Knight
- Shadow Priest
- Survival Hunter
Dragonflight 10.2 Tier List C Tier
- Marksmanship Hunter
- Windwalker Monk
Dragonflight 10.2 DPS Tier List- A Closer Look
Bm is the standout for Hunter once again, with MM looking like it will struggle out of the gate. Do note, however, that some early BM data might change due to a damage bug with their pets.
Blizzard specifically wants to take a look at the burst damage of the unholy DK in 10.2, as they look to shift the DPS to a more overall pattern. Right now, Unholy DK works on a 3-minute DPS window, Blizzard wants to move that to a 45-second window going forward. It will probably work out for Unholy, but, will likely see them drop off top spot.
Havoc Demon Hunter
Havoc Demon Hunter is getting a talent overall in 10.2, and it will likely be one of the best specs once again.
Balance is getting a few things moved around, and some numbers will be tweaked. Right now, it looks like, overall they'll be in the same place. Again, like with Unholy DK, Balance will lose its reliance on one spell doing massive damage, and move to share DPS across the rotation.
Augmentation is likely to smash the meters once again, as Blizzard fails to get a full grasp of how to manage the support role.
As for Devastation, it will also be doing really well, likely behind Augmentation purely because why wouldn't you just play that instead?
Power Infusion Priest is getting a 5% nerf and we're not sure Blizzard got the memo on this one. Joking aside, Shadow Priest is in a weird spot with the changes to Power Infusion, and right now, it's impossible to judge the spec before Blizzard decides what to do with such a key ability.
It looks like all three specs are going to be very strong. Right now, we'd suspect Assasination will be the one slightly ahead. All three specs look great, however, so play the one you enjoy the most
Blizzard is shifting the focus away from Nether Portal and Tyrant DPS windows. In future, the idea is for each CD to work independently, and not require the other. In theory, it allows the Demo lock to excel in more fights.
As for Afflic and Destro, they look fine, but if they do suck, they'll probably get a buff.
Arcane looks strong, and Fire and Frost are looking solid.
Warrior is looking solid again, as it often does towards the end of a major patch cycle.