With the release of the brand new World of Warcraft expansion; Shadowlands, the game has seen some huge changes in its world, the way different classes play and the way PVP and everything plays out because of these changes.
So here’s a run-down of some of the best Melee Specs in the game that you can rock when it comes to 3 versus 3 arenas in PVP for Shadowlands!
ARMS WARRIOR – S TIER
Starting off our list with the Arms Warrior, previously the Arms Warrior was somewhere around the A-tier, it was usually a spec most people played as a comfort pick.
But now that it has received buff upon buff on its damage, the class is undeniably an absolute S-Tier pick, it’s become of the most powerful melee DPS, with the amount of damage, utility, with the disruptions like intervene, ignore pain, spell reflect, overwatch spell reflect, you can’t go wrong with this spec!
FERAL DRUID – S TIER
Feral Druid is a class that has received buff after buff after buff, and coming into Shadowlands, things are looking just as good for this class as they have been for the past few months.
The changes that were made to Feral Druid coming into Shadowlands aren’t big, they are mainly minor tweaks here and there and they are usually just buffs.
Feral Druid does a huge amount of healing just like Enhancement Shaman, but what makes Feral Druid stand out is the consistency of its burst with Ferocious Bite, and this is just a spec that is doing insane amount of damage overall.
SUBTLETY ROGUE – S TIER
This one is probably the easiest S-Tier pick, Blizzard recently decided to remove the PvE trinkets that this spec had from PvP, but even without the PvE trinkets, this class just does INSANE amount of damage.
Especially in the start of the season, until the casters become more and more agile with buffs to them and nerfs to Melee, the meta will remain mainly hybrids with a lot of burst damage and Subtlety Rogue can counter that the best way possible.
HAVOC DEMON HUNTER – A TIER
Havoc Demon Hunter spec had been one of the very powerful classes before Shadowlands, but after the few nerfs in its target cap, the spec hasn’t changed much at all and plays exactly the same as it did before in terms of the build and spend cycles.
But what makes Havoc Demon Hunter such a strong class (while not being S-Tier) is the amount of advantage it gets from the covenant abilities and many AoE burst tools for more high target situations.
The mobility is still the same while the survival is lower, but the mobility being same means that it will be a very fast paced and agile spec as always and will be a great pick for Havoc Demon Hunter players as it has been before Shadowlands.
RETRIBUTION PALADIN – A TIER
Now Retribution Paladin is a spec that most people would consider to be a dead spec, but if we look at it in terms of Shadowlands 3v3 PvP, Ret Paladin is still an A-Tier pick!
Why? Because of the hybrid healing, Word of Glory is essentially limitless and you can just generate Holy Power and keep your team topped for the entire time and you do probably some of the best burst damage with Ret Paladin especially during Avenging Wrath, with Night Fay you’ll see a lot of mobility, it’s just a really strong spec overall in the current meta.
SURVIVAL HUNTER – A TIER
With a high compatibility rate with things like Feral Druid and since Feral Druid is in such a high state, it can kind of lift Survival Hunter a lot, and even without those, Survival Hunter has huge survivability on its own.
Hunters have been much weaker recently but if you pair them with the right class like a Feral Druid or a Subtlety Rogue, then it just elevates the whole point of them and makes them a strong spec. Also, it’s not relying on any sort of gimmicks like Outlaw Rogue, or any sort of healing or frost damage and it makes this class way above average.