World of Warcraft Expansion Tier List

With the imminent arrival of Dragonflight, World of Warcraft gears up for its ninth expansion since 2004. While some expansions have been warmly embraced by the community

Wow expansion tier list

As the pre-expansion events for Dragonflight kick off, it's an opportune moment to reflect on the evolution of each expansion throughout the years.


The Burning Crusade: Often hailed as the pinnacle by many, The Burning Crusade may lack the innovation of later expansions, but its every change was embraced warmly by the community.

Mists of Pandaria: With Mists of Pandaria, Blizzard had learned crucial lessons from past expansions. The frustratingly long waits between raid releases during Wrath of the Lich King were addressed.


Cataclysm: Initially promising with beloved dungeons and early raids, Cataclysm's descent from greatness to mediocrity was marked by a lackluster final raid and an unsatisfying conclusion.


Battle for Azeroth: Often considered WoW's lowest point, it failed to deliver on the promise of exploring Azeroth's Fourth War lore, with disappointing leveling and end-game experiences.


Shadowlands: Despite its visually stunning presentation, the expansion was criticized for its railroaded and grind-intensive gameplay, marking a disappointing continuation from the issues of the previous expansion.