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Statistics: Rated Battleground Class Balance
Continuing our ongoing statistics posts, today we look at class balance in rated battlegrounds at different levels of gear. The item level is taken from the gear the character is wearing on armory, not their maximum item level. Keep in mind that there are some characters that may not do rated battlegrounds as well as some characters that do not log out in their higher item level PvP gear.

The graphs used here are not scaled starting at 0 to allow you to visualize the difference in win percentages more easily. Keep in mind the actual differences are much smaller than they appear.

Sample Size
  • Item Level 370+: 2.6 million sample size
  • Item Level 385+: 600k sample size
  • Item Level 395+: 25k sample size

Participation Rate
  • Item Level 370+: 17% of the eligible characters participated in Rated Battlegrounds
  • Item Level 385+: 28% of the eligible characters participated in Rated Battlegrounds
  • Item Level 395+: 39% of the eligible characters participated in Rated Battlegrounds



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This article was originally published in forum thread: Rated Battleground Class Balance Statistics, Poll, Comics started by chaud View original post
Comments 112 Comments
  1. esoterickk's Avatar
    Wonder how many of the Warriors aren't Prot. :3
  1. Balmazer's Avatar
    Any chance of seeing a version that is (roughly at least) broken down into the specific spec?
  1. Nazramu's Avatar
    Further proof of the hunter PvP problem. These graphs are awesome. Keep up the good work!
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Not likely. There is no simple way for me to determine what spec is used for PvP or PvE, if either.
  1. Morsker's Avatar
    More sensationalist crap from MMO-Champ today, conflating balance and representation.
  1. Maylen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by esoterickk View Post
    Wonder how many of the Warriors aren't Prot. :3
    Prots lame.
    But it cant be helped., i play on maelstrom and as a MS warrior for the past 3 season ive only gotten into 60 some odd RBG's and not one RBG this season as MS.
    everyone want a prot warrior
  1. toychristopher's Avatar
    We need spec breakdowns! It's too bad that there really is no way for us to see that.
  1. killdamnzade's Avatar
    warlock rbg? hnng interesting
  1. Uselessrouge's Avatar
    love the comic from dark legacy
  1. McFrotton's Avatar
    Damn these days the news are really slow its been what??? one month maybe more without ''anything'' new?
  1. Mikehuntz's Avatar
    Hey look hunters low on every chart....what a freaking surprise.....
  1. hikamiro's Avatar
    Can someone explain to me why none of the classes on average are below 50%? Honestly they all seem to be too high, i'd be surprised if any class won more than 55% on average. But it doesn't make sense to me that no class is under 50%, unless i'm missing something big
  1. retpally's Avatar
    99% of those paladins are holy QQ
  1. theturn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hikamiro View Post
    Can someone explain to me why none of the classes on average are below 50%? Honestly they all seem to be too high, i'd be surprised if any class won more than 55% on average. But it doesn't make sense to me that no class is under 50%, unless i'm missing something big
    Because a class always wins and always losses. Basically this chart says the team with more mages wins more and the team with more hunters lose more. Byt teams with hunters will win and teams with mages will lose.
  1. mustango's Avatar
    FWIW, my sources are telling me SOPA is dying a quiet and unmourned death even as we speak.
  1. Korgoth's Avatar
    Why even have win % by class? I don't understand what they are trying to show here? That you win more with more mages and locks then hunters? That resto druids bring down teams? That you need your token prot warrior to hold a flag?I am not getting the point of this chart. I'd much rather see representation by spec. Which I'd bet would look something like: ProtW 10%, Frost 10%, Sub 10%, Affl 10% HolyPa 15%, Disc 10%, FrostDK 8%, RestoS 8%, moonkin 6%, ele 4%, MM 4%, ret 2%, feral 2%, 1% Blood dk.That way you get an idea of what specs are actually being taken, not which classes have higher win percents.
  1. balatro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mustango View Post
    FWIW, my sources are telling me SOPA is dying a quiet and unmourned death even as we speak.
    By your "sources" I presume you mean every news outlet and anyone who has followed its advancement?
  1. Drhoo's Avatar
    I'm a bit surprised that warlocks are the highest win %, even more than mages (which is no surprise to be equally high). As for specs, I don't think it's that important to break it down. Unlike in arena, non-tank classes usually only have 1 viable PvP spec in RBGs.
  1. Zergal's Avatar
    Grand Marshal Hunter here. I am the 1%
  1. Hyanar's Avatar
    Would love if there were spec graphs.

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