A look at the Dragonflight 10.1 healer Tier List as we prepare to head back into the raid for one last patch.
Patch 10.0 threw a major spanner in the works of every class in WoW. With changes to every single class via new talent trees, it certainly caused some volatility. 10.1 looks like a chance for Blizzard to reset the meta, with a number of buffs and changes to a number of classes. The most notable change comes from the Shadow Priest. It’s early days, and we lack data, but it certainly looks like a meta-shake-up is about to happen. It looks like from early PTR testing, we’ll be seeing a slight meta shift in 10.1. Most of this comes down to the simple fact that the raid tier benefits specs that have good single-target more than AOE. This is especially good for those people who don’t change spec from boss to boss.
Dragonflight 10.1 healer tier list for Raiding
- Preservation Evoker
- Holy Paladin
- Mistweaver Monk
- Discipline Priest
- Restoration Druid
- Holy Priest
- Restoration Shaman
10.0.1 healer Tier List A closer look
The below information was posted before Dragonflight 10.1 came out. This information will be updated post-10.1 release if required and will be stated in the text.
With top-tier burst healing, and a raid that has a lot of high, but manageable AOE damage. Evoker has come ahead by a mile in this tier. They also boast high HPS, good raid damage and great healing utility. Basically, they’re the closest thing to a “must have” healer we have this tier.
As always, Holy Paladin finds a high with their high throughput, great tank healing and incredible cooldowns. Aura Mastery with Devotion continues to be a potent tool. At the same time, Blessing of Protection and Divine Shield provide them with great damage reduction.
As strong as ever, Discipline Priest is still one of the strongest in the healing pool. With some incredible cooldowns in Power Word: Barrier, and Power Word: Shield, Disc brings a unique healer kit to the party. Plus, Power Infusion is a key component for providing extra DPS to your raid.
Not a strong as its older siblings, Disc. Holy Priest still does a good in raid environments but falls behind slightly on the HPS. A key reason they struggle is a lack of cooldowns, with their main ones being shared with Disc. Power Infusion is a key component for providing extra DPS to your raid.
While their Utility is strong and their healing is still useful. Though, as always, it’s often best to have just the one Resto Druid due to their healing overlapping
Still not back to its former glory, Misweaver struggles once again in this tier. Mystic Touch, Generous Pour, and Close to Heart provide some cooldowns. That said, healer HPS is pretty balanced, so it won’t be a huge issue if your guild uses Mistweaver. For Mistweaver, at least, the issue is their lack of powerful cooldowns rather than their healing throughput.
Probably the healing in most need of a rework soon. Resto Shammy is all about Spirit Link Totem, and outside of that, it’s a little bit of a flop. It’s clear that in Season 2, Resto Shammy was clearly built for Mythic+, and not so much for raiding. If you love your Shammy, you probably still will. But, there are likely better options in the healing roster.