Back to Relmstein’s opinion about the strength of Warrior + Pallie duos in 5v5. I have cautionned, in both of his posts, that we weren’t looking at the whole picture, the first time because my couple of snapshots of top 100 teams didn’t show a particuliarly strong dominance of either class in any bracket, the second time because looking at just one US top 5 (out of the four Relmstein had surveyed) showed that there was actually a Third Man in every pallie / warrior duo – a shaman.
So I pushed the exercise further this morning, manually (I’m a slacker, didn’t code last night).
Here’s the complete class count for those teams.
Snapshot taken on October 17th 2007, 9:30AM GMT. In order to be taken into account, a player has to have participated in at least 10% of the team’s total game in season. In order to be listed, a team has to have at least 5 qualifying members on their roster.
Here’s the raw data:
And here’s the summary:
What these numbers show: behind every single pallie / warrior duo there is at least a priest or a shaman as third man, usually both. Mage is almost always present as the CC element.
Beyond that, Rogue, Hunter and Druid have serious issues competing for top spots in 5v5 (at least one piece of conventional wisdom which holds true). Warlocks aren’t massively over-represented. The most popular class is warrior.