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The Most Popular Tanks and Healers for Mythic+ in Shadowlands Season 1 Week 6

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We are looking at the most popular tanks and healers for Mythic+ in the sixth week of Season 1!

We also looked at the most popular DPS for Mythic+ earlier this week.

 

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 make this happen.

This Week's Affixes

We've seen multiple +23 attempts this week, but none have been completed in time. The following affixes are active:

Total Runs Recorded

Here we have the total runs recorded for each tank and healer specialization after 6 weeks of Mythic Season 1. Based on the data, we filter out the most popular tanks and healers in Mythic+.

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Most Popular Tanks for Mythic+

Vengeance Demon Hunters remain the most popular tanks for Mythic+ with +280K new runs in the week. Protection Paladins occupy second place with +189K runs. Brewmaster Monks are third with +100K runs. The least popular tanks are Protection Warriors.

  • 1st: Vengeance Demon Hunter - 1,897,071 runs
  • 2nd: Protection Paladin - 1,729,938 runs
  • 3rd: Brewmaster Monk - 834,772 runs
  • 4th: Blood Death Knight - 791,087 runs
  • 5th: Guardian Druid - 738,197 runs
  • 6th: Protection Warrior - 473,037 runs

Detailed Look at Spec Performance

Here is a visual representation of the share of tanking specializations at each keystone level. The meta starts kicking in at Mythic+16, where most specializations begin losing their share of representation to the meta-classes.

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Share of Tank Specializations in Weekly Top 500 Runs

To observe meta shifts throughout the season, we sample the top 500 runs for each dungeon (a total of 6K keys) for each week. We then count the number of times each specialization appears in the weekly top 500 sample.

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Most Popular Healers for Mythic+

Restoration Shamans are the most popular healers for Mythic+ with more than +227K runs in just a week. They almost surpassed 2 million runs in Season 1! Restoration Shamans follow them with +245K runs. Holy Paladins are third, and the number of runs increased by 137KMistweaver Monks remain the least popular healers.

  • 1st: Restoration Druid - 1,926,701 runs
  • 2nd: Restoration Shaman - 1,685,606 runs
  • 3rd: Holy Paladin - 969,645 runs
  • 4th: Discipline Priest - 793,816 runs
  • 5th: Holy Priest - 626,602 runs
  • 6th: Mistweaver Monk - 457,005 runs

Detailed Look at Spec Performance

Here's a visual representation of the share of healer specializations at each keystone level.

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Share of Healer Specializations in Weekly Top 500 Runs

The meta is really stable within a single patch, and spec representation within the top 500 barely changes. The data has a zig-zag trend. Spec numbers, especially the top specs, go up and down each week due to the Tyrannical/Fortified split.

On Tyrannical weeks, top pushers bench their meta-class mains and play non-meta alts, or don't play at all. As a result, the share of meta specializations in the top 500 drops on Tyrannical weeks. Similarly, the share of meta specializations rises to its max during push weeks.

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