Best Realms and Tier List for Shadowlands 9.1.5

Best Realms / Tier List - Shadowlands 9.1.5

Game Patch
Shadowlands 9.1.5
Data Source
Blizzard API
Last Updated
November 13, 2021

Welcome to our list of top World of Warcraft Realms to play on in 2021. If you ever wondered which Realm you should choose if you are starting, or in case you want to move servers, then this guide is for you.

We use algorithms and statistics to rate different servers by considering the number of active Raiding guilds, community healthiness, Auction House activity, Raid/PvP progress, popularity, etc. We covered realms from Americas & Oceania, Europe, Taiwan and Korea regions.

If you are unsure what type of realm you should choose, than we recommend choosing the "Raiding" option, unless you want to focus specifically on either PvP (Player vs Player) or RP (Role Playing) aspects of the game.

The realms are placed from the most recommended to less attractive (but still worth considering).

Americas & Oceania: United States (English)

Alliance Raiding:
Stormrage
Sargeras
Proudmoore
Dalaran
Kel’Thuzad
Horde Raiding:
Area 52
Illidan
Thrall
Tichondrius
Zul’jin
Mal’Ganis
Alliance PvP:
Tichondrius
Sargeras
Stormrage
Kel’Thuzad
Proudmoore
Darkspear
Moon Guard
Horde PvP:
Tichondrius
Illidan
Area 52
Mal’Ganis
Bleeding Hollow
Sargeras
Zul’jin
Thrall
Alliance RP:
Moon Guard
Emerald Dream
Wyrmrest Accord
Horde RP:
Emerald Dream
Wyrmrest Accord

Americas & Oceania: Oceanic (Australia & New Zealand)

Alliance Raiding:
Frostmourne
Nagrand
Horde Raiding:
Barthilas
Nagrand
Alliance PvP:
Frostmourne
Horde PvP:
Barthilas
RP:
No Oceanic RP servers exist, see US English RP servers instead.

Americas & Oceania: Brazil (Portuguese)

Alliance Raiding:
Nemesis
Goldrinn
Horde Raiding:
Azralon
Goldrinn
Alliance PvP:
Nemesis
Horde PvP:
Azralon
RP:
Blizzard has not provided us with any US Portuguese RP realms, so you can check out US English RP realms.

Americas & Oceania: Latin America (Spanish)

Alliance Raiding:
Quel’Thalas
Horde Raiding:
Ragnaros
Alliance PvP:
Ragnaros
Quel’Thalas
Horde PvP:
Ragnaros
RP:
There are no US Spanish RP realms, please consider US English RP realms.

Europe: English

Alliance Raiding:
Ravencrest
Argent Dawn
Outland
Sylvanas
Horde Raiding:
Draenor
Kazzak
Twisting Nether
Tarren Mill
Ragnaros
Stormscale
Alliance PvP:
Ravencrest
Outland
Sylvanas
Silvermoon
Horde PvP:
Kazzak
Tarren Mill
Stormscale
Twisting Nether
Draenor
Alliance RP:
Argent Dawn
Horde RP:
Argent Dawn

Europe: German

Alliance Raiding:
Antonidas
Blackmoore
Aegwynn
Horde Raiding:
Blackhand
Blackrock
Thrall
Blackmoore
Eredar
Alliance PvP:
Aegwynn
Blackmoore
Antonidas
Horde PvP:
Blackrock
Eredar
Blackmoore
Aegwynn
Blackhand
Thrall
Alliance RP:
Die Aldor
Die Silberne Hand
Zirkel des Cenarius
Horde RP:
Kult der Verdammten
Die Aldor
Die Nachtwache

Europe: Russian

Alliance Raiding:
Gordunni (Гордунни)
Galakrond (Галакронд)
Azuregos (Азурегос)
Fordragon (Дракономор)
Horde Raiding:
Howling Fjord (Ревущий фьорд)
Soulflayer (Свежеватель Душ)
Ashenvale (Ясеневый лес)
Galakrond (Галакронд)
Alliance PvP:
Gordunni (Гордунни)
Blackscar (Черный Шрам)
Deathguard (Страж Смерти)
Horde PvP:
Soulflayer (Свежеватель Душ)
Howling Fjord (Ревущий фьорд)
RP:
Unfortunately, there are no Russian RP servers yet, so if you are interested in Roleplaying, your best option is the above-mentioned EU English RP server.

Europe: French

Alliance Raiding:
Dalaran
Hyjal
Elune
Horde Raiding:
Hyjal
Ysondre
Archimonde
Alliance PvP:
Archimonde
Dalaran
Horde PvP:
Archimonde
Ysondre
Hyjal
Alliance RP:
Kirin Tor
Confrérie du Thorium
Horde RP:
Confrérie du Thorium

Europe: Spanish

Alliance Raiding:
Dun Modr
Tyrande
Exodar
Horde Raiding:
Sanguino
C’thun
Alliance PvP:
Dun Modr
Horde PvP:
Sanguino
RP:
No Spanish RP realms available yet, please take a look at EU English RP servers above.

Europe: Italian

Alliance Raiding:
Well of Eternity (Pozzo dell'Eternità)
Horde Raiding:
Nemesis
Alliance PvP:
Nemesis
Well of Eternity (Pozzo dell'Eternità)
Horde PvP:
Nemesis
Well of Eternity (Pozzo dell'Eternità)
RP:
There are no Italian RP realms as of today, so you should try EU English RP realm instead.

Korea

Alliance Raiding:
Hyjal (하이잘)
Burning Legion (불타는 군단)
Horde Raiding:
Azshara (아즈샤라)
Hellscream (헬스크림)
Alliance PvP:
Hyjal (하이잘)
Horde PvP:
Azshara (아즈샤라)
RP:
Korean RP servers are not a thing yet, maybe US or EU English RP servers could work for you?

Taiwan

Alliance Raiding:
Shadowmoon (暗影之月)
Whisperwind (語風)
Arygos (亞雷戈斯)
Horde Raiding:
Sundown Marsh (日落沼澤)
Crystalpine Stinger (水晶之刺)
Wrathbringer (憤怒使者)
Arthas (阿薩斯)
Alliance PvP:
Shadowmoon (暗影之月)
Whisperwind (語風)
Horde PvP:
Sundown Marsh (日落沼澤)
Crystalpine Stinger (水晶之刺)
RP:
No Taiwanese RP realms exist; you can try US or EU English RP realms instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best WoW Realm to play on?
You should decide for yourself by looking at our recommendations above. In general, you should choose the one that is placed first, unless you have friends that are already playing on some other server.
Which WoW Region should I choose?
The best region is the one that is physically closest to you (so you can have as little server delay as possible) and the one that uses language which you can understand.
Normal or RP realm?
Choose RP realms only if you intend to participate in WoW Role-playing. If you are not sure, then go with Normal.