- World of Warcraft Classic is coming out this summer
- There are nine classes to pick from
- Which one should you be?
With World of Warcraft Classic around the corner, many players are now wondering the big question – which class should they play and why. We set out a few basic guidelines.
- Strongest end-game tank
- Great DPS spec
- Levelling is somewhat slow
- Gear dependent
Warriors are WoW Classic’s bread-and-butter tanks. If you are looking for a class that will tank all end-game content, you should certainly roll a warrior. The class will allow you both to be the bulwark between the PvE content and your guild, but also spec into a damage dealer built that is more suited for those among you who enjoy dishing out damage.
- Quickest levelling hero
- Outstanding DPS
- Extremely self-sufficient
- Valuable raid member
- Great at PvP
- Lack of healing spells
- One of the most played classes
Hunters are some of the quickest levellers out there. While the initial 1-10 is a bit of a struggle, the moment you pick your pet, you will be blasting through the levels. When it comes to PvP, Hunters have a lot to bring to the table, being able to kite their enemies indefinitely and in PvE, they often top the DPS charts.
- Strongest at PvP
- Dishing out eye-popping amount of damage
- Overpowered single-target disable
- Potentially highest PvE DPS
- Somewhat gear dependent at the beginning
Rogues are warrior of the shadows. They step out to quickly put a target down – be that a player or an NPC and then disappear again. They are masters of PvP, but being an outstanding rogue player requires a lot of practice. In unskilled hands, the class will prove a little trickier to play, but with dedication you will be the one dominating Stranglethorn Vale in no time.
- Strongest heals in the game
- Invaluable member of any PvP/PvE party
- Superior pure DPS form
- Slow levelling
- No movement speed-increasing effects
Are you looking to be World of Warcraft’s most beloved healer? Then roll Priest. They have a great even if somewhat slow levelling. Once you hit 60, though, you can choose to play a dedicated full-on healer to whom every other class bow, or go into the DPS tree and slay enemies at a whim. Plus, “Mind Control” is a pretty fun ability and you can throw people off into the lava in Molten Core.
- Nutty levellers
- Great healers
- Fantastic damage dealers
- Potential tanks in some low-tier dungeons
- Some mana issues
- Great DPS class
- Fantastic crowd control spells
- Blink spell to navigate out of tight spots
- Immensely fun in PvP and PvE
- Requires often mana breaks
Mages can choose from several builds while levelling and playing in PvP. They do need massive amounts of mana when levelling up, but this is no biggie overall, as their mana dependency begins to be less prominent towards the end-game.
Just think of the cool things you can do as a mage, including polymorphing targets, fighting over 10 enemies at once and using all your crowd control spells to pin down any opponent as you see fit.
- Exceptionally self-reliant class
- Many cookie cutter builds
- Various playstyles
- Exceptionally valuable character
- Free mount
- No speed improvement talent/mechanics
Warlocks are exceptionally versatile characters that allow you to roll across the battlefield as it pleases you. They have multiple builds designed for survival, maximizing DPS and overall performance. The Warlock class may not be easy to play efficiently, but it fits right with any playstyle.
- Great healers
- Solid DPS
- Multi-target combat style
- High-armor contributions
- Free mount
- Great survivability
- Somewhat slow start
- Not able to burst down targets
Paladins have long been put at the backbench in terms of levelling speed, but that’s somewhat unjust. The class has slightly subpar start but Paladins quickly take off. There are several viable builds that allow you to level rapidly and against multiple enemies. Leverage the power of Paladins to beat expectations.
- Fantastic levelers
- Great healers
- Unparaled open-World PvP class
- Can tank the pre-raid content easily
- Struggle to excel in certain areas
Druids are often called jacks of all trades and masters of none. True, they won’t be the class dishing the most damage during raids or tanking the hard content, but they are invaluable healers and in PvP, they can turn quite a few heads. A skilled and fairly geared hybrid druid can maul down any player, and if you are trying to stop a Druid flag career, we wish you good luck with that endeavor.
Update: A previous version of the articles stated that there were 7 classes in WoW Classic while there were in fact 9. We apologize.