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Mythic+ Tank Rankings Shadowlands 9.1

Chains of Domination has been live for two weeks
Chains of Domination has been live for two weeks / Photo by Blizzard Entertainment

World of Warcraft Shadowlands patch 9.1, Chains of Domination has been live for two weeks which means players have gotten to play around with the new class changes as well as the new Mythic+ affix. Here’s a Mythic+ Tank Rankings for Shadowlands 9.1.

Mythic+ Tank Rankings Shadowlands 9.1

For this list, we’ll be categorizing and grouping classes by tiers.

S- Tier

Vengeance Demon Hunter, Guardian Druid, Protection Warrior

Once again at the top like the previous patch, Vengeance Demon Hunters are just kings of the Mythic+ scene. Absurd amounts of damage, great, if not the best mobility out of any tank class all while being highly tanky and survivable. Their sigils, Sigil of Silence, Sigil of Mistery and Sigil of Chains all come in clutch depending on the situation as well. They can also bring Chaos Brand if talented, great for spellcasters.

Climbing the tank ranks due to recent buffs, new talent and Legendary powers, Guardian Druid may come as a surprise to some. Their self-sustain is amongst the best but their damage output is somewhat weak. They bring their own utility in the form of Ursol’s Vortex and Typhoon while also being one of the two tanks to have Combat Resses. Guardian Druids also have some of the highest survivability in the game. 

Like Vengeance Demon Hunter, Protection Warriors provide their own version of absurd amounts of damage while having a terrific Physical damage mitigation kit, although rather weak to Magic damage outside of their Spell Reflection. They do struggle in the self-sustain department but their spells of Heroic Leap and Intervene allow them to get out of sticky situations. As a Warrior, they also provide Rallying Cry, a useful party-wide defensive and Battle Shout, a great buff for heavy Physical-damage-oriented groups.

A- Tier

Blood Death Knight, Brewmaster Monk

As the tank with the highest self-sustain, Blood Death Knight can be a great tank to bring when healers want to be more damage-oriented; this is at the cost of Physical damage mitigation. They have a unique defensive toolkit that is very useful against Magic damage with Anti-Magic Zone while also being one of the two tanks to have a Combat Ress. Add the fact that they have Gorefriend’s Grasp, the ability to grip an uncapped amount of mobs, it’s a solid tank.

Brewmaster Monk’s problem tends to stem from its inability to provide high damage on command or consistent while also being fairly vulnerable to heavy Magic damage. Even though that fact exists, they bring the most utility out of any tank: Leg Sweep, Tiger’s Lust, Ring of Peace and Mystic Touch all are great for any dungeon setting. They also have very strong Physical damage mitigation thanks to their Stagger ability.

B-Tier

Protection Paladin

Protection Paladins have a great defensive and offensive toolkit, with a high number of cooldowns to fill the gaps. Unfortunately for them, those cooldowns are their main weakness as they are not very strong to begin with; lower survivability amongst tanks. Even with that in mind, they are the only tank that have great interrupt ability with Avenger’s Shield and Rebuke while also being the only Tank with the ability to help heal the party while in combat. As a Paladin, they bring Devotion Aura and their Blessings.