[EU] 3v3 Representation
Hey guys, just like to start this off by saying this isn't a 'flame x class' thread. I'm just throwing some figures and graphs out there for you guys to see. I'll maybe do some analysis on a bit of it too. I'm all up for discussing spec balance, ways to fix outliers in representation and other topics in this thread, but I don't want to have to hand out infractions on a thread that I've made.
I'm making this thread as I was looking at representation myself and thought it would be cool to share with you all, and to see how it compares to in a few weeks when arena sites get updated and we get a new set of numbers.
- Class Representation
- Class Representation (Graph)
- Healer Representation (Graph)
- Damage Dealer Representation (Graph)
Overall Class Representation
This is all classes with all specs. There is 1002 total characters (I presume they were aiming for 1000) on the EU ladder, and simply by filtering each spec you get a hit with the number of characters listed under that spec. The numbers are as followed:
Death Knight - 88
Druid - 56
Hunter - 89
Mage - 84
Monk - 13
Paladin - 67
Priest - 202
Rogue - 24
Shaman - 149
Warlock - 66
Found here: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/3v3
Class Representation (Graph)
As you can see, Priests are trailing far infront of everyone else. This is mainly due to all 3 of their specs being viable at the moment (48 Disc's, 89 Holy's, 65 Shadow's). Next up is Warriors; which seem to be the most dominant non-hybrid class which are then followed by Shamans which, like Priests, have 3 viable specs. After that, it's a pretty large jump from 14.9% to 8.9% where you get Hunter, DK, Mage, Paladin, Warlock and Druid all fairly close to one another. Monks and Rogues both seem heavily under represented - which seems to be a common theme for them throughout MoP.
Healer Representation (Graph)
This is a graph purely comparing the healing specs of the 5 classes. Arguably the most shocking bar on this chart is the Mistweaver Monk column, whose class is repping a whole 0 players in the top 1002. The second most shocking is Priest, with a whopping 42.8% of all healers in the top 1000 being them. The split is mostly in Holy's favour, although Disc is a large proportion of it. Shamans are very high too, considering the nerfs they have received and though Druids were arguably the strongest healer for a long time on PTR, they seem to be very underpar. Remember, if balance was perfect, healers would all be around 15-17% representation each.
Damage Dealer Representation (Graph)
If you've played much 3v3 so far this season there is nothing surprising in this graph. Warrior representation has skyrocketed since last season, while Hunter, Feral and Ele have all dropped significantly. Death Knight, Warlock, Shadow Priest and Mage representations have all risen slightly - although this could be put down to their synergy with Warriors. A comparison graph with data from the last week before the Tyrannical season ended can be found here.
It's obvious which classes are performing better than others. The most surprising figure for me is the Mistweaver percentage, with not a single mistweaver in the top 1002 players in EU (which is only 2k rating). Warrior representation is very high, this is probably down to not only the strengths that the class has but also their synergy with nearly every spec in the game. The handful of specs Warriors doesn't work well with (Rogues, Rets, WW Monks) have all seen drops in representation. Shadow Priest representation is still high, which could be the reason for Resto Shamans holding their own on ladder - as you don't want to double stack Priests in 3s.
Hunter representation is interesting because nearly every Hunter on ladder is now survival (65 of 89), with only 17 playing beast mastery and yet the class is still performing above average.
DPS classes with percentage decreases in representation are (biggest to smallest): Feral Druid (-71%), Balance Druid (-69%), Ret Paladin (-69%), Elemental Shaman (-48%), Hunter (-37%), Rogue (-36%), Enhancement Shaman (-24%) and then Windwalker Monk (-9%).
DPS classes with percentage increases in representation are (biggest to smallest): Warrior (+324%), Death Knight (+73%), Mage (+31%), Warlock (+16%) and Shadow Priest (+5%).
- There is currently 3 more Blood Death Knights than Combat Rogues, Mistweaver Monks, Frost Death Knights and Fury Warriors added together.
- There is only a 57.2% chance that the enemy healer in 3s isn't a Priest.
- Mathematically, it is almost guaranteed that all of the games you play will also have a Warrior in them (24% * 4 = 96%). Statistically speaking, if you don't have a Warrior in your team... then the enemy will in theirs.
- If you take all of the Arcane Mages, Fire Mages, Demonology Warlocks, Assassination Rogues, Balance Druids and Marksmanship Hunters on ladder, then you still can't kill a Warrior (this one's a joke).