WoW SoD Tier List for Phase 3 – Dominate the Logs

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WoW SoD Tier List for Phase 3 – Dominate the Logs

Here is our WoW Classic SoD Tier List for PvE content for DPS, Healer, and Tank.


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Update: Updated May 5th

WoW SoD Tier List

Below we'll break down our tier list for all three roles in SoD.

DPS Tier List

This is based on the best-case scenario. This list is focused on you but requires your class to be in the best possible situation. So for a Warrior or Paladin, you'll need Wild Strikes, etc. This also includes you having optimal pots, flasks, gear, consumables, etc. If you are not in the most optimal raid, then just vibe with whatever spec you like.

S Tier:

  • Enhancement Shaman
  • Hunter (Melee)
  • Warrior
  • Combat Rogue

A Tier:

  • Assassination Rogue
  • Mage (Fire)
  • Warlock
  • Retribution Paladin
  • Feral Druid
  • Balance Druid
  • B Tier:
  • Survival (Ranged)
  • Mage (Arcane)
  • Shadow Priest
  • Elemental Shaman

C Tier:

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Healer Tier List

Unlike the DPS list, the Healer list has a lot more to do with what your raid is missing. If your raid has no Paladin/Shaman on DPS or Tanking, then those two become more important as Healers etc. So, for this, we'll again assume your group is optimal in other areas and just focus on what the Healer brings.

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S Tier:

  • Priest

A Tier:

  • Resto Druid
  • Mage
  • Holy Paladin

B Tier:

  • Resto Shaman

Tank Tier List

The Tank spec is about two major things; your ability to hold threat and survive damage. After that, DPS is important, but we'll focus on how well you do the first two.

S Tier:

  • Warrior
  • Shaman
  • Paladin

A Tier:

  • Warlock

B Tier:

  • Rogue
  • Feral Druid
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SoD Tier List DPS – A Closer Look

Mages

Frost looks like the weaker of the 3 specs, while Fire and Arcane remain the strongest. Fire continues to be the “end game” spec, with it continuing to scale well as we go later into the Phase.

Ret Paladin

Ret remains one of the strongest DPS in the game, a huge change from Ret Paladin back in Classic.

Shadow Priest

Shadow Priest is finally able to come into its own. As the level cap increases, Shadow finally has the chance to spec deep Shadow while also picking other key talents.

Warlock

Warlock is a safe bet for SoD, and with the ability to Tank you gain a fun bonus attribute. Warlock will be a solid pick regardless, and the new changes look like they'll make Warlock one of the most popular classes.

Warrior

Warrior has been solid throughout SoD, and while Blizzard are keen to not have them be top dog, they are always going to be a solid pick.

Hunter

Hunter has been a top spec throughout SoD, and that continues. Though, it is important to note that melee and ranged Hunter are not equal, while melee is still ahead, range will likely catch up.

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Shaman

While Shaman will lose its Bloodlust and WIndfury exclusivity, it's an okay DPS spec. Melee Shaman has taken

Rogue

Rogue remains strong as we go through the Phases, and it's unlikely to change. Rogue remains strong, with great Rune options and solid DPS.

Druid

Druid is always a solid option in WoW, especially if you don't know what role to fill. Feral remains viable due to “Windfury”, meaning almost every raid will have one.

SoD Tier List Healer – A Closer Look

Priest

Priest are still the most consistent healer, while they might lose out on HPS to Mage, their overall kit is so powerful and their ability to regain mana via Runes is unrivaled.

Holy Paladin

Resto Druid

Resto Druid are a very strong healer, and as we move into the later phases and 20-person raids, Druid will likely begin to shine.

Resto Shaman

Mage

Mage has proven so far to be one of, if not the best healers In Season of Discovery, and while their self-healing is an issue, in larger raid content that should be less of an issue.

SoD Tier List Tank – A Closer Look

Feral Druid

Sadly, Feral isn't looking so hot as we continue to go through the SoD Phases.

Warrior

Paladin

Shaman 

Rogue 

Warlock

 

WoW SoD Tier List for Phase 3 – Dominate the Logs
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.