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The Most Popular DPS for Mythic+ in Shadowlands Season 2 (Week of August 22nd)

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Today, we're looking at the most popular DPS for Mythic+ in Shadowlands Season 2 so far.

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 the data.

This Week's Affixes (Week of August 17)

The following affixes are active this week.

  • Bursting
  • Volcanic
  • Tyrannical
  • Tormented

Total Runs Recorded

Here are all the runs recorded since Mythic Season 2 started. We use the data further to determine the most popular ranged and melee DPS specializations.

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Most Popular Melee DPS for Mythic+

The most popular melee DPS is Havoc Demon Hunter, followed by Fury Warrior, and Windwalker Monk. The least popular ones are Survival HunterFeral Druid, and Frost Death Knight.

  1. Havoc Demon Hunter - 1,271,856 runs
  2. Fury Warrior - 807,891 runs
  3. Windwalker Monk - 586,276 runs
  4. Outlaw Rogue - 548,151 runs
  5. Unholy Death Knight - 449,841 runs
  6. Arms Warrior - 437,094 runs
  7. Retribution Paladin - 386,754 runs
  8. Subtlety Rogue - 259,102 runs
  9. Enhancement Shaman - 248,624 runs
  10. Assassination Rogue - 247,399 runs
  11. Frost Death Knight - 179,767 runs
  12. Feral Druid - 119,792 runs
  13. Survival Hunter - 107,773 runs

Detailed Look at Spec Performance

The meta starts kicking in once rewards are no longer relevant. In other words, when you pass the level needed for the Great Vault reward. That's where casuals stop playing, and dedicated pushers (and the metaclasses they play) take over the population.

Certain non-meta specializations stay stable (or even gain share) in mid-range keys.

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Total Runs By Spec and Key Level

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Most Popular Ranged DPS for Mythic+

Frost MageMarksmanship Hunter, and Balance Druid surpassed 1 million Mythic+ runs in Season 2 so far. The least popular ranged DPS specializations go to Demonology and Affliction Warlock.

  1. Frost Mage - 1,195,140 runs
  2. Marksmanship Hunter - 1,126,950 runs
  3. Balance Druid - 1,023,375 runs
  4. Beast Mastery Hunter - 946,246 runs
  5. Elemental Shaman - 946,067 runs
  6. Destruction Warlock - 696,795 runs
  7. Shadow Priest - 532,753 runs
  8. Arcane Mage - 381,432 runs
  9. Fire Mage - 256,376 runs
  10. Affliction Warlock - 213,377 runs
  11. Demonology Warlock - 186,012 runs

Detailed Look at Spec Performance

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Total Runs By Spec and Key Level

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Funny how frost is way more popular but fire and arcane are probably even better for m+ right now.

Edited by Rudy199

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32 minutes ago, Skymarshal said:

Survival so bad it doesnt even make the list, i see 😛

That was a mistake on my end, sorry about that. It's fixed now.

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