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The Most Popular DPS for Mythic+ in the Shadowlands Pre-Patch: Week #3

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We're back checking out the most popular DPS for Mythic+ during Week #3 of the Shadowlands pre-patch.

DATA RELIABILITY: The data used on benched.me was taken directly from Blizzard, and OtherwiseUniversity7 plotted all keys available from the Blizzard API (minus the CN region) on a single ridge plot.

We're also comparing positions of all DPS specializations from three weeks ago.

  • Upward arrow () means that a certain specialization gained at least one rank and became more popular compared to last time.
  • Downward arrow () means that a spec lost at least one rank and became less popular.
  • Rightward arrow () means there were no changes, and the specialization retained its position.

Here are the total runs recorded for each specialization in the Shadowlands pre-patch. Based on that, we will be filtering out the most popular ranged and melee DPS specializations.


Most Popular Melee DPS for Mythic+

The most popular melee DPS for Mythic+ in the pre-patch are Havoc Demon Hunters (1), followed by Unholy Death Knights (2), Outlaw Rogues (3), Retribution Paladins (4), and Fury Warriors (5). There's a big gap between Fury Warriors (5) and Subtlety Rogues (6).

The least popular specs melee specs for Mythic+ are Survival Hunters (13), Feral Druids (12), and Arms Warriors (11).

Unholy Death Knights are up by 3 ranks. Outlaw Rogues also went up by one rank. On the other side of the spectrum, Retribution Paladins lost one rank and Fury Warriors  3 ranks.

  • 1st: Havoc Demon Hunter - 213,832 runs (→1)
  • 2nd: Unholy Death Knight - 190,080 runs (5)
  • 3rd: Outlaw Rogue - 177,374 runs (4)
  • 4th: Retribution Paladin - 177,171 runs (3)
  • 5th: Fury Warrior - 168,469 runs (2)
  • 6th: Subtlety Rogue - 95,782 runs (→6)
  • 7th: Windwalker Monk - 88,866 runs (→7)
  • 8th: Enhancement Shaman - 69,940 runs (9)
  • 9th: Assassination Rogue - 65,979 runs (10)
  • 10th: Frost Death Knight - 64,950 runs (8 )
  • 11th: Arms Warrior - 61,179 runs (→11)
  • 12th: Feral Druid - 45,238 runs (→12)
  • 13th: Survival Hunter - 14,074 runs (→13)

We're also including a graph with how the individual melee DPS specializations perform with increasing keystone levels.


Here is a share of melee DPS specializations at each key level.


Most Popular Ranged DPS for Mythic+

The most popular ranged DPS are Beast Mastery Hunters (1) miles ahead of Frost Mages (2) and Shadow Priests (3). There's a big gap between rank Shadow Priests (3) and Affliction Warlocks (4). 

The least popular ranged DPS specs are Demonology Warlock (11), Fire Mage (10), and Arcane Mage (9).

Marksmanship Hunters lost one rank to Elemental Shamans.

  • 1st: Beast Mastery Hunter - 510,315 runs (→1)
  • 2nd: Frost Mage - 444,445 runs (→2)
  • 3rd: Shadow Priest - 313,056 runs (→3)
  • 4th: Affliction Warlock - 198,217 runs (→4)
  • 5th: Balance Druid - 163,846 runs (→5)
  • 6th: Destruction Warlock - 158,229 runs (→6)
  • 7th: Elemental Shaman - 145,374 runs (8 )
  • 8th: Marksmanship Hunter - 122,421 runs (7)
  • 9th: Arcane Mage - 63,817 runs (→9)
  • 10th: Fire Mage - 38,180 runs (→10)
  • 11th: Demonology Warlock - 20,236 runs (→11)

Here is a graph with how the individual ranged DPS specializations perform with increasing keystone levels.


Finally, here is a share of ranged DPS specializations at each key level.


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