World of Warcraft Shadowlands patch 9.2 was released a month ago which means that there has been a lot of shifting in the ranks for best DPS classes and specs in the game.
Add the fact that a new raid in the Sepulcher of the First Ones was also introduced, and figuring out which damage dealer is the best in the new setting can be difficult.
That's why we're putting up a list of the top 10 DPS in WoW Shadowlands 9.2 so far.
Shadowlands 9.2 DPS Rankings
With a total of 24 specs in the role, not every DPS can be amongst the top. Not only that, but each individual class brings on its own set of utilities and buffs to a raid.
However, for this list, we'll be going solely off of how much damage and DPS the class can bring to a raid group, taking into account the two to three weeks' worth of 9.2 Warcraftlogs parse data from the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid.
Without further introduction, here are the top 10 DPS so far in WoW Shadowlands 9.2.
- Demonology Warlock
- Survival Hunter
- Marksmanship Hunter
- Subtlety Rogue
- Frost Death Knight
- Enhancement Shaman
- Windwalker Monk
- Frost Mage
- Affliction Warlock
- Elemental Shaman
This is a stark contrast to what 9.1.5 had to offer when it came to DPS rankings. As only three of the classes in this list rolled over.
Shadowlands 9.2 DPS Rankings Explained
Out of the top 10 DPS list, there are a few classes to note. Classes such as Demonology Warlocks, Frost Death Knights, Enhancement Shamans, and Marksmanship Hunters are newer to the list compared to what 9.1.5 parse logs had to offer.
On the other hand, a class like Survival Hunter appearing in the list comes out of leftfield as although it's been a sort of perennial DPS class during the expansion. This can be attributed to it often being left to the wayside with only its longtime niche player base that has been present since Legion, as there were either strong Melee classes or Hunter players, who decided to play its Beast Mastery or Marksmanship specs instead.
This is shown by its low playability via parses, as so far for 9.2 only 211 parses for Survival Hunters are available.
They all, however, have one thing in common: on-demand AoE, strong single target damage and cleave. Due to how Sepulcher of the First Ones is set up, each of these classes has something to offer. It can range from the first boss in the Vigilant Guardian to The Jailer himself.