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The Best DPS In Dragonflight – Updated For Patch 10.1 (June 1st)

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World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is in Season 2 with the 10.1 patch, and people want to know the best DPS in Dragonflight. As players are gaining gear and learning encounters, a clearcut Dragonflight DPS tier list has emerged. After reviewing changes, analyzing logs, and personal experiences in Mythic+ and Raids, here is our list of the top ten DPS classes in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. 

10 – Enhancement Shaman

Enhancement Shaman is incredibly powerful right now. Not only do they have Bloodlust, but they are great for single-target damage and have excellent crowd control with abilities like Wind Shear, Capacitor Totem, and Thundershock.

However, they aren’t as high up on the list as others because they lack survivability and fall behind in Raiding environments compared to Mythic+. 

9 – Windwalker Monk

Windwalker Monk is a very strong contestant in the DPS round-up for the strongest class, as they tend to migrate near the top. Although, they have fluctuated from the top and dropped a couple of places.

Windwalker Monk has some tremendous damage but also is incredibly tanky with abilities like Touch of Karma, Fortifying Brew, and Dampen Harm. While some classes have significantly better damage, Windwalker Monk is still a solid pick. 

8 – Destruction Warlock

After having issues at the start of Dragonflight, Destruction Warlock is now performing extraordinarily well.

It still suffers on fights requiring mobility, but an impressive damage suite, combined with the utility the class is known for, makes it one of the better options in Raid and Mythic+ environments. 

7 – Devastation Evoker

The newest DPS class in Dragonflight is one of your best choices. 

Their mobility and utility already made Evokers a solid DPS choice. However, in the new season, the tier set helps put them over the edge. Thanks to an impressive damage profile on top of everything else they bring to a group, they’re a clearcut option for top-tier DPS. 

6 – Balance Druid

Balance Druids are very consistent with great damage as they have great abilities such as Solar Beam, Sunfire, and Ursol’s Vortex. In addition, they have a lot of crowd control, which makes the utility of a Balance Druid relatively high. Their incredible utility helps put them high on our list.  

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5 – Fury Warrior

Fury Warrior is a fantastic DPS choice in Dragonflight and is consistently reliable.

They have great AoE damage and self-healing, making them great in group content. Alongside their AOE damage, they have high burst cooldowns, which could mean they take the aggro occasionally. Abilities like Impending Victory, Rallying Cry, and Spell Reflect are all fantastic abilities that will keep them stable in a battle.

4 – Outlaw Rogue

It seems normal in modern World of Warcraft to see Outlaw Rogue near the top of a tier list for the best DPS in Dragonflight. 

Their survivability and damage are a force to be reckoned with. They are especially fantastic in Mythic+ and are pretty much always required. Additionally, their damage is great when it comes to AoE due to Dancing Steel. Equally, Rogues’ survivability is fierce with abilities such as Feint and Cloak of Shadows.

3 – Shadow Priest

Thanks to significant damage and utility, Shadow Priest has now made it onto the best DPS in Dragonflight charts. Mass dispel is very useful, particularly in this season.

Right now, they still serve a great purpose with Power Word: Fortitude, and have excellent self-healing through abilities like Dispersion and healing allies with Vampiric Embrace.

2 – Havoc Demon Hunter

Havoc Demon Hunter may not be the top dog, but they’re pretty close. They have significant damage and are incredibly reliable in all forms of content. This includes Mythic+, Raiding, and PvP. Havoc has very reliable AoE damage and is reliant on Immolation Aura. Not only that, but they have a significant amount of damage reduction through Blur and Will of the Illidari and a lot of self-healing by using abilities like Soul Rending and Darkness.

With the right build, a Havoc Demon Hunter is unstoppable.

1 – Retribution Paladin

Retribution Paladin has come up in a couple of places, as they now have a lot of burst damage and have received a couple of tweaks to their build over the patch. Paladins have great single-target damage and better survivability now compared to the past. They excel in both Mythic+ and Raid environments, making them the best DPS in Dragonflight. 

The utility has always been a strong point of Ret Paladins, with abilities like Hammer of Justice, Blessing of Protection, and Lay on Hands being significant parts of the Paladin build. 

Wrapping Up Our Best DPS in Dragonflight List

Overall, there are a lot of powerful classes to take into World of Warcraft: Dragonflight that aren’t even covered on this list, but these are some great choices that you may already be maining or considering re-rolling into. If you haven’t tried them, this patch is a great chance to give them a shot, as the talent trees have been reworked multiple times to give them a good shot at optimization.

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Written by Amy Eastland


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  1. You are basing this on data pulled from pre-patch including the old legendary effects, conduits, etc. It’s all very, very wrong now. Affliction is actually at the very bottom now that they’ve taken away all the borrowed power.

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