Shadowlands 9.1 Tank Rankings for Raiding
Here's a list and brief analysis of the top Tank classes in Shadowlands for raiding in Patch 9.1, Chains of Domination.
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 Tank Rankings
- Protection Warrior
- Vengeance Demon Hunter
- Protection Paladin
- Guardian Druid
- Brewmaster Monk
- Blood Death Knight
Although all six of these classes could go in and do just fine in Sanctum of Domination, Protection Warriors are what we consider the best Tanks in this patch thanks to their insane utility of abilities (e.g. Rallying Cry), potential for dealing absurd amounts of damage and terrific Physical damage mitigation kit.
Not too far behind are the Vengeance Demon Hunter, Protection Paladin and Guardian Druid classes. While Vengeance Demon Hunters are the kings of the Mythic+ scene, they remain strong in raids thanks to their well-balanced toolkit offering top-tier damage mitigation, great mobility and decent self-healing. Protection Paladins have great defensive and offensive toolkits, while Guardian Druids make up for their somewhat weak damage output by having some of the highest survivability in the game.
Brewmaster Monks and Blood Death Knights fall lower in the rankings as they simply do not bring enough to the table outside of being viable defensively. While the Monks unfortunately sit behind in the durability department, the Knights do the least damage out of any tank and don't have much raid utility.
For more on Shadowlands, feel free to check out our Mythic+ Tank Rankings for 9.1.