The following post is based on statistics provided by Subcreation, a website that gathers various Mythic+ data from live servers. Please note that the tier list is biased toward the top end because it only looks at the top 100 keys per dungeon per affix and it doesn’t look at keys below +16 and untimed runs.
Therefore, the data presented in this news post will always differ from our Mythic Tier Lists maintained by our writer Petko.
The data used in the post comes from Subcreation, a site maintained by Alcaras. Subcreation provides statistical analysis of Mythic+ dungeons, raids, and PvP in Shadowlands, and the data is provided via the Warcraft Logs API and Raider.io. If you’d like to support Subcreation, you can check out their Patreon.
How the Data is Calculated
The site looks at the top 100 keys per dungeon per affix across all regions and examines their raider.io scores. For each dungeon and specialization, the site takes the lower bound of a 95% confidence interval of the top 100 runs for each specialization. The site then averages these lower bounds, one per dungeon, to get an overall average lower bound for each spec, which is finally used to create the tier list.
Tanks, Healers, Melee, and Ranged are all on the same scale, they’re just shown separately for easier comparison across roles.
Mythic+ Tier List in Shadowlands Season 4 Week 8
The specs are ranked based on their lb_ci which stands for the lower bound of a 95% confidence interval. If a certain tier is missing, it’s not occupied by any specialization.
Tank Tier List
Based on 26,165 runs, ranging in difficulty from +16 to +34.
Blood Death Knight (200.47 lb_ci)
Protection Paladin (184.19 lb_ci)
Brewmaster Monk (182.45 lb_ci)
Protection Warrior (180.50 lb_ci)
Vengeance Demon Hunter (178.21 lb_ci)
Guardian Druid (164.29 lb_ci)
Healer Tier List
Based on 26,163 runs, ranging in difficulty from +16 to +34.
Holy Priest (200.41 lb_ci)
Restoration Shaman (189.20 lb_ci) (down from S-Tier)
Restoration Druid (183.79 lb_ci) (down from A-Tier)
Holy Paladin (173.73 lb_ci) (down from A-Tier)
Mistweaver Monk (170.01 lb_ci) (down from B-Tier)
Discipline Priest (164.02 lb_ci) (down from C-Tier)
Melee DPS Tier List
Based on 25,447 runs, ranging in difficulty from +16 to +34.
Survival Hunter (200.48)
Outlaw Rogue (196.78)
Windwalker Monk (192.91) (down from S-Tier)
Fury Warrior (191.13)
Havoc Demon Hunter (172.89) (down from A-Tier)
Frost Death Knight (171.70) (down from B-Tier)
Enhancement Shaman (168.91) (down from B-Tier)
Retribution Paladin (168.65) (down from B-Tier)
Arms Warrior (167.87) (down from B-Tier)
Unholy Death Knight (159.17) (down from C-Tier)
Feral Druid (157.84) (down from C-Tier)
Subtlety Rogue (142.88)
Assassination Rogue (131.79)
Ranged DPS Tier List
Based on 24,253 runs, ranging in difficulty from +16 to +34.
Destruction Warlock (199.21)
Fire Mage (197.95)
Demonology Warlock (190.46) (down from S-Tier)
Elemental Shaman (176.82)
Shadow Priest (176.31)
Marksmanship Hunter (170.38) (down from B-Tier)
Beast Mastery Hunter (167.12) (down from B-Tier)
Balance Druid (165.29) (down from B-Tier)
Frost Mage (165.12) (down from C-Tier)
Arcane Mage (162.41) (down from C-Tier)
Affliction Warlock (136.47)