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WoW Dragonflight — Every Tank for Amirdrassil Raid, Ranked

Which World of Warcraft Tank Classes should you bring to Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope? Here's every Dragonlight Tank Ranked!

Ranking World of Warcraft Tank Classes for Amirdrassil Raid Patch 10.2

  • There are 6 Tank Classes in World of Warcraft and all of them bring strengths and weaknesses to the new Amirdrassil Raid.
  • It’s commonly accepted that despite the strengths of Tank Classes, none of them are completely unviable and usefulness may change on a boss by boss basis in Amidrassil, the Dream’s Hope.
  • Some bosses may require specific tank mechanics or abilities based on your raid composition, don’t be afraid to experiment.

Instead of a traditional tier list for the Dragonlight Tanks of World of Warcraft, this list will outline some of the strengths of each class. This is because all of the tanks are viable for Amirdrassil in some way, bringing different types of buffs and abilities to the fight. Choose your tanks based on how good your players are, how well they can communicate, lead or follow instructions and based on what you need to defeat any particular boss.

Blood Death Knight

The Death Knight tanking spec has perhaps the best utility among tanks and while their damage isn’t terrible they’re not the best either. They’re also masters at having control over their own lives and survivability thanks to their iconic ability, Death Strike.

Death Knights also have the signature Death Grip ability which is invaluable in raid situations and boss fights with minions that need to be positioned in specific places. They also have an Anti-Magic Zone ability, which is a great tool to reduce raid-wide magic damage.

The reason Death Knight’s lack in the damage department is not having access to any great abilities to boost their DPS output. Bring a Blood Death Knight Tank when you need survivability in an Amidrassil boss fight.

Protection Paladin

The Protection Paladin has always been a solid choice for raids since they bring excellent DPS and great survivability. Pound for pound, Protections Paladin are one of the strongest choices in almost any raid situation.

The use of Sentinel allows Paladin’s great versatility in Amirdrassil’s raid to choose between playing more offensively or defensively. This is further enhanced by the use of their auras, Devotion Aura or Retribution Aura. Though if you bring two Paladins, you can have both!

They also get some great cooldowns in the form of Blessing of Protection and Blessing of Spellwarding.

Igira the Cruel, a raid boss in Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Patch 10.2 Guardians of the Dream.

Igira the Cruel in Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope from World of Warcraft: Dragonlight Patch 10.2.

Protection Warrior

The Warrior is another strong pick for a Dragonflight Tank in World of Warcraft with some abilities that you absolutely must bring to Amirdrassil’s raid. Protection Warriors Rallying Cry is perhaps one of the best non-healer raid cooldowns in the game.

Protection Warrior also gives you access to Battle Shout, which is a must have buff for physical damage dealers in any type of content. Disrupting Shout is an ability that gives your tank access to AoE Silence and Taunt which is ideal for encounters such as Larodar, Keeper of the Flame and Gnarlroot.

Brewmaster Monk

In Dragonflight Patch 10.2, the Brewmaster Monk is a good choice and comes with a variety of benefits. One of the most attractive being Mystic Touch, which makes the target take 5% more physical damage from all sources. Technically any Monk can use this, but the healing and DPS specs for Monk are lacking this season.

Brewmaster Monk has some of the most complex rotations when it comes to tanking classes and while they have a lot of cooldowns, they’re somewhat inconsistent. A great player can make a Brewmaster Monk shine, but you’ll probably have an easier time with other tanks such as Paladins, Death Knights or Warriors.

A night elf Demon Hunter in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight's Patch 10.2 Guardians of the Dream.

Night Elf Demon Hunter in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight.

Vengeance Demon Hunter

The Demon Hunter in Amirdrassil Patch 10.2 has the weakest utility of the six tanks, but still retains some strong damage output. In boss fights where one tank can handle the tanking and you have either adds that need to be burned, or can just let the off-tank do his best DPS impression, the Vengeance Demon Hunter is a good choice.

The tier set from Class Armor helps shore up their defensive options and further increases damage dealt. They also bring Chaos Brand, which is the magical version of the Monk’s Mystic Touch, increasing all magical damage to a target by 5%.

Guardian Druid

Finally, the Guardian Druid, last on the list because even though all tanks are viable there is still a last place. Guardian Druids have been known to be great tanks in Mythic+ dungeons, but when you make the jump over to Amirdrassil Raids, it doesn’t translate quite as well.

They are good with single-target damage, but their utility bottoms out. Unlike most of the other tanks in Dragonflight, they don’t have many options to help weaken or break the bosses of Amirdrassil that can’t be offered by other Druid specs. On top of that, their set bonuses this season are extremely underwhelming.

Druid Form Customization options in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Patch 10.2 Guardians of the Dream.

Druid forms in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight.