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The Most Popular Tanks and Healers for Mythic+ in the Shadowlands Pre-Patch: Week 5

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We're looking at the most popular tanks and healers in Mythic+ for pre-patch Week 5!

DATA RELIABILITY: The data used in this article comes from benched.me. Reddit user OtherwiseUniversity7 plotted all keys available from the Blizzard API (excluding the CN region) on a single ridge plot to gather all data.

Total Runs Recorded

We are first looking at the total runs recorded for each specialization that we filter down to find out the most popular ranged and melee DPS specializations in the subsequent sections of this article.

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Most Popular Tanks for Mythic+

  • 1st: Protection Paladin - 620,805 runs
  • 2nd: Vengeance Hunter - 382,740 runs
  • 3rd: Brewmaster Monk - 308,915 runs
  • 4th: Blood Death Knight - 299,694 runs
  • 5th: Protection Warrior - 256,679 runs
  • 6th: Guardian Druid - 218,367 runs

Detailed Look at Spec Performance

The meta kicks in at around Keystone 16+, where most specializations lose their share of representation to the meta classes.

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Share of Tank Specializations in Weekly Top 6,000 Runs

Here is a sample of the top 500 runs for each dungeon (6,000 total keys) each week. We then count the number of times each spec appears in this weekly top 500 sample. Spec numbers go up and down each week as a result of the Tyrannical/Fortified split.

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Most Popular Healers for Mythic+

  • 1st: Restoration Druid - 622,497 runs
  • 2nd: Restoration Shaman - 393,973 runs
  • 3rd: Discipline Priest - 347,148 runs
  • 4th: Holy Paladin - 263,616 runs
  • 5th: Mistweaver Monk - 229,559 runs
  • 6th: Holy Priest - 224,802 runs

Detailed Look at Spec Performance

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Share of Healer Specializations in Weekly Top 6,000 Runs

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