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Shadowlands 9.1 Healer Rankings for Raiding

Here's a list and brief analysis of the top Healer classes in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands for Patch 9.1.
Here's a list and brief analysis of the top Healer classes in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands for Patch 9.1. / Photo courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

Here's a list and brief analysis of the top Healer classes in Shadowlands for raiding in Patch 9.1, Chains of Domination.

A crucial part of any raid composition, Healers deal with all of the damage during boss encounters, while also healing players to keep the fight going.

With MMOs like World of Warcraft (WoW) constantly being in flux, each patch released brings major adjustments, power shifts, and rebalances to fix "broken" abilities or simply clear the way for new content. This, of course, means that the rankings for classes change every other week.

Shadowlands 9.1 Healer Rankings

  1. Holy Paladin
  2. Restoration Shaman
  3. Discipline Priest
  4. Mistweaver Monk
  5. Restoration Druid
  6. Holy Priest

Keeping in mind that all six of these classes excel in most situations in Sanctum of Domination aside from some weaknesses on a slim number of encounters, Holy Paladin is the best Healer class in this patch as the best late-game-scaling Healer with secondary stats.

Close by in second and third are Restoration Shamans and Discipline Priests. While Restoration Shamans have perhaps the most complete healing toolkit, Discipline Priests' ability to direct significant healing during the most intense moments make them a worthy pick as well.

The Mistweaver Monk, Restoration Druid and Holy Priest classes are a bit behind from the former three despite being able to hold their own. Mistweaver Monks don't really excel in anyone thing in particular, Restoration Druids lack in the raid-wide damage reduction cooldown and passive damage departments, and Holy Priests miss the top-tier damage reduction cooldown and others found in other Healer classes.

For more on Shadowlands, feel free to check out our Mythic+ Healer Rankings for 9.1.