In this article, I will be providing a Shadowlands 9.2 Tier List on the top Mythic+ Healers for Season 3 of Legion. The list is compiled from player feedback and data collected through raidbots and twitch streams during raids in 8.0 and further refined after each patch with observations made by myself over time as well as an extensive testing session performed on my own character in progression raiding with Dratnos at lvl 100 before release to allow me to make predictions about who might perform best going into tier 9
Welcome to the Predictions for Mythic+ Season 3 for Patch 9.2 Shadowlands Healer Tier List by Dratnos and Tettles. Based on PTR testing and current knowledge of the dungeons and Seasonal affix, they’ve made some predictions for Mythic+ in Patch 9.2, offering their opinions on what the strengths and weaknesses of each Healer spec will be, as well as how each spec will perform.
Notices Regarding This Tier List
We’ve altered a couple things regarding how the Tier List was constructed for this tier. We’ve engaged the help of Dratnos and Tettles, who’ve done considerable PTR testing and preparation to get a solid picture of where everything sits, rather than trying to combine the ideas of all of our Class Writers. Predicting the metagame ahead of a raid tier is tricky, so take this as a fun summary of what we anticipate the metagame will look like, but don’t take it as gospel.
If you want to argue that your spec should be at a higher tier, you’re essentially claiming that it doesn’t need a boost!
Predictions for Mythic+ Season 3 for Patch 9.2 Shadowlands Healer Tier List
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Definitions for the Healer Tier List
For healers, we’ve defined each tier as follows:
- S: This is a fantastic decision that we believe will take the lead at the top of the scoreboard.
- A: This is a fantastic option; healers of this tier will be quite frequent in elite groups.
- B: A solid spec that can handle any content, but falls short in damage, survivability, and usefulness when compared to the previous tiers.
- C: A specification having flaws that make it substantially more difficult to utilize successfully.
- D:A spec with significant flaws that requires very high player skill to attain respectable throughput while also providing nothing in the way of cooldowns, damage, or other usefulness. There are no healers available at this time.
- F: A spec with terrible flaws that urgently need developer attention and that we wouldn’t expect to get played in many groups at all. There are no healers available at this time.
Healer Rankings and Explanations in Patch 9.2 Shadowlands
Season 3 S Tier Specs for Mythic+
Shaman of Restoration
Shaman of Restoration is a healer that got relatively few changes coming into 9.2, but the biggest change they did get was the ability to wear 2 legendaries while playing Kyrian. Deeptremor Stone + Raging Vesper Vortex is an absolutely absurd amount of damage for M+ while they are also able to keep the party alive with good kit throughput.
Other healers find it tough to match with their damage and the fact that Resto Shaman possesses top tier M+ utility in the form of Wind Shear, Capacitor Totem, Earthbind Totem, and Hex. In raid, a Resto Shaman is a jack of all trades healer, but this works to their advantage in M+. They are able to carry in M+ since they have no discernible flaws.
Tier Specs for Season 3 of Mythic+
Sacred Priest being in the A-Tier is probably going to shock a lot of people. A lot of the strength of Sacred Priest comes from Kyrian and just generally Sacred Priest doing a surprising amount of damage in 9.2. Double legendary definitely works toward their benefit as well as Spheres’ Harmony is something that will help them.
The biggest source of the power spike for H-Priest in 9.2 comes down to the fact that tanks on average take a lot less damage. This allows them to allocate more globals to damage output while they have a fairly strong healing throughput. Sacred Priest has always been a healer that if the globals allowed it they could put out ample amounts of DPS, and this seems like the first season where tanks are sturdy enough to allow H-Priest to really pump.
Sacred Paladin is a healer that has been dominant for almost all of Shadowlands. The nerf to Ashen Hallow + the terrible amount of throughput healing puts Sacred Paladin in a spot where they may be somewhere between B and A-Tier. Sacred Paladin is definitely being given the benefit of the doubt ranking wise as they may climb ranks slightly later on into the patch, but early on I suspect it will be very difficult to play with Hpally.
If the correct conditions exist, Paladin usefulness may still be highly effective. Holy Pally’s Blessing of Protection, Divine Shield, and availability to a disease dispel are all reasons why he can easily stay in the top tier of M+ healing comps.
Mythic+ Season 3 B Tier Specs
Druid of the Restoration
Druid is a healer who, with Kyrian connection, looked extremely good in the 9.2 PTR. However, since the connection was nerfed, resto druid’s shine has waned a little.
Resto druids have a bright side in that they can play a second DPS legendary if they choose, but even then, their damage isn’t quite where it needs to be to be boosted up. However, their main advantage is their throughput. Due to their huge amount of healing and outstanding utility abilities for tanks, the Resto Druid does an excellent job at making the party feel safe. Unfortunately, their low DPS puts them at B-Tier, but if you’re looking for a reliable healer for pug groups, this is at the top of the list.
Mythic+ Season 3 C Tier Specs
Priest of Discipline
Finally, Disc Priest’s C-Tier status stems from their inability to keep groups topped up and provide adequate throughput healing on a per-pack basis. Tanks are growing stronger as a whole this season, but they still need throughput healing to stay afloat. To keep their victim alive, Disc will have to hurl more Shadow Mends at them.
Furthermore, since most of Disc’s damage is passive, its potential damage output has low upper limitations. While this is fantastic for raids since it means a lot of free DPS, for M+, optimizing the amount of time you can spend DPSing from the healer position is crucial. Their C-Tier status is due to this, as well as their low HPS throughput.
Monk of the Mistweaver
Monk of the Mistweaver needs a LOT of help in the DPS department. Monk as a general rule has great utility in the form of things like Ring of Peace & Leg Sweep, but even with this being the case MW monk is really hard to bring due purely to their terrible damage.
They have a high sustained throughput, which is wonderful, but they lack a strong tank defence, which might be a problem as you go to higher levels. In the end, they’re S-Tier since their damage isn’t comparable to that of other healers.
Want to know more about your spec for the new patch? Check out our detailed Class Manuals for every spec to learn everything about your spec in Patch 9.2.
|DKFrost DKUnholy DKBlood DK
DHVengeance DHHavoc DH
Guardian DruidFeral DruidBalance DruidDruid of the Restoration
Hunter with Beast Mastery Hunter’s Marksmanship Hunter for Survival
Fire MageFrost MageArcane Mage
Brewmaster MonkMonk of the MistweaverWindwalker Monk
Sacred PaladinProtection PaladinRetribution Paladin
Priest of DisciplineSacred PriestShadow Priest Assassination RogueOutlaw RogueSubtlety Rogue
Elemental ShamanEnhancement ShamanShaman of Restoration
Warlock of Affliction Demonology Warlock Destruction Warlock
Warrior of Arms, Fury, and Protection
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best mythic Plus healer?
A: There are a variety of different healers, but in general the best one would be Divine Mercy.
What will be the best healer in Shadowlands?
A: This is a difficult question to answer. There are many different builds, so the best way would be to compare each build and see which one suits your needs the most.