Updated For Mists of Pandaria

Data available for Mists of Pandaria Expansion

Today we are proud to announce that we are now showing data for the Mists of Pandaria expansion on Wow Popular.

For the last few weeks, we’ve been scouring the beta finding the most popular talent builds in Mists of Pandaria. The results are now available on Wow Popular.

Glyphs, Gear, Enchants, Gems and Reforges are harder to summarize because of the limited number of high level players on the beta. These stats will appear over the next few weeks as more people reach maximum level and start raiding. Note that because the Monk is a new class, it will take a while for enough monks be at maximum level to show the gear, enchants and gems for this class.

Today, we are also proud to announce a new feature! With only 18 talents available for each class in Mists, we can finally rank the most popular talents in each tier. The popular talent page for each class now shows a graph at the top giving the percentage popularity of each talent against the others in the same tier. Click into your class to see the graph.

Although Blizzard tried to keep the talents ‘fun’ and remove ‘must have’ talents for particular specializations, they didn’t quite manage it. Even on this early data, we can see some clear trends arriving:

Take a look at the distribution of talents for all Mages in the graph above. In the final tier, almost no one has selected Invocation (reducing the cooldown for Evocation to 10 seconds but reducing passive mana regen). Instead most have chosen Rune of Power.

Similarly for Restoration Druids:

Other than the first two tiers, almost all druid healers have chosen the same talent in each tree. Typhoon in Tier 3, Incarnation in Tier 4, Ursol’s Vortex in Tier 5 and Nature’s Vigil in the last tier.

It will be interesting to see if the other classes start to show the same results as more players reach the maximum level. Stay tuned!

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