WoW Dragonflight 10.2.5 Healer Tier List – Who’s the Best

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WoW Dragonflight 10.2.5 Healer Tier List – Who’s the Best

WoW Dragonflight 10.2.5 Healer Tier List

With patch 10.1.7 here and patch 10.2 on the way, let's take a look at some early 10.2 healer rankings predictions as everyone is searching it. We'll start this off with a basis of information from our 10.1.7 list, we'll put a note on each spec with an (Up 2) etc. for what we think will happen based on patch notes.

Obviously, the 10.2 PTR is constantly in a state of flux, and by the time we update it, Blizzard might roll back a patch or add something new. At the end of the article, we'll take a look at some of the classes with the largest changes in more detail, and add some added insight from those within that class's community.

Dragonflight 10.2.5 Healer Tier List

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 healer Tier List for now as well, so it will be updated until 10.2 is released.

Updated 14/1/24

S Tier:

  • Discipline Priest

A Tier:

  • Mistweaver Monk
  • Restoration Druid
  • Restoration Shaman
  • Preservation Evoker
  • Holy Paladin

B Tier:

  • Holy Priest

C Tier

Dragonflight 10.2.5 Healer Ranking – A Closer Look

Restoration Druid

Resto Druid is having some big changes in 10.2, and sadly they've not come out on top. Resto Druid is still solid, but certainly not the top dog, or cat.

Preservation Evoker

Preservation is in a good spot already, and these buffs are nice and should give Preservation a bit more kick on some of their underused spells. There are a few nerfs to some spells as well, but we suspect overall Preservation Evoker is going to be in a solid spot.

Mistweaver Monk

A little like Preservation above, Monk is getting sweeping changes to a number of spells, with Blizzard looking to bring the toolkit more in line overall. It looks like Mistweaver will be in a solid spot, we put them in A Tier, and for now, it doesn't look like much change. The spec isn't in a bad spot, and these changes won't make them the best of the best but also won't kill them off.

Holy Paladin

Paladin has been on top for a while, and it looks like Blizzard is trying to bring them slightly in line. The flat 3% healing nerf looks a lot worse than it probably is, especially with Holy Light and Flash of Light being brought more in line. For now, we think S Tier is safe for Holy Paladin, but time will tell throughout the patch.

Holy Priest

So, we came into the patch with Holy Priest on top… but all good things come to an end as Holy drops back down the list. Sadly, the healer that's the easiest for players to get used to, is not the top any longer.

Discipline Priest

Blizzard is trying to improve the ramping and burst healing of Discipline which, let's be honest, is what puts most people off. Well, that and doing damage to heal is weird… for a healer. We were not impressed with Disc Priest in 10.1.7, but it does look like some improvements are being made. Early signs are that Disc is back on top once again, so get used to seeing bubbles flying all raid tier.

Restoration Shaman

Resto Shaman looks a lot stronger in terms of raw numbers. The healing style is still not for everyone, but the actual throughput is improved now. Most of the core kit has been buffed, and while we think A Tier is still the right option, in the right situation you might see Shaman popping off. I certainly hope so, because my guild has two of them.

WoW Dragonflight 10.2.5 Healer Tier List – Who’s the Best
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.