You will play Classic WoW but you don't know which class you should pick? Here is our guide to help you find the best class for you for PVP & PVE.
A quick tour of the Warrior, a very important class in World of Warcraft. Because of the lack of Spirit on their equipment, their leveling is relatively slow, and they’re likely to spend some time running back to their corpse. In dungeons, warriors are the best at tanking groups of mobs in WoW Classic.
You won’t have any trouble finding partners up to level 60 if you are properly geared. Once level 60 is reached, you will be preferred to other classes for raids if you’re using the Protection tree.
If you succeed in becoming your guild’s main tank, you will be a cornerstone of your group.
Warrior isn’t the best class for world pvp, especially if you’re alone. You will have to be very attentive to your environment. On the other hand, with a healbot by your side, you will be able to shine and win multiple fights in a row!
The hunter is the best leveling class in the game. With your pet who tanks for you, you can easily kill multiple mobs in a row unlike other classes that have to spend more time regening. Moreover, the hunter does not depend on his gear to be effective, green weapons from vendors are good enough for leveling.
In raids, the hunter is not the leading class in terms of dps, he is outperformed by warriors, mages, rogues, warlocks who do significantly higher dps.
As far as PvP is concerned, hunters are OK because they have a lot of control, can continually attack from far away and excel at capturing and recovering the flag in Warsong.
Rogue will be THE best class for all the WORLD PVP lovers. Being stealthed and starting the fight first is the main strength of the rogue in WoW Classic.
Indeed, cloth classes will be your favorite targets, such as mages / warlocks / priests, who barely survive a surprise attack by a well-equipped rogue.
In PVE, it is a T1 DPS class, but sadly rogue are an extremely popular class in Classic WoW so it can be tricky to get a spot in raids/groups.
Finally, although rogue is a very powerful class in Classic WoW, it is also very dependent on gear, and especially weapons to be effective.
At level 60, the priest is the best of all healers: he has a powerful shield and excellent single-target healing, you will always have a place in any dungeon or raid by playing this class.
In PVP, discipline and holy are quite squishy and lack mobility, but the best spec is shadow, because it can inflict great damage on the enemy. In addition, the priest also has good control such as fear / mind control and mana burn which are perfect for the PvP.
For leveling, shadow spec is the most effective. All you have to do is use a spell and finish the enemies with your wand and have a good farming cycle without stopping to regen your mana.
The mage is a very versatile class in WoW Classic. Effective during leveling thanks to its ability to AOE and generate its own food / drink, it will be easy to reach lvl 60 quickly.
Regarding PVE, the mage is the best Ranged DPS, especially once AQ40 / Naxx opens because mages will be able to spec FIRE.
In PVP, the mage has an arsenal of extraordinary skills which allows him to achieve amazing moves such as 1vs3, thanks to their sheep, frost nova and various slowdowns. A mage who mastered his class will be deadly in Wold PVP and Battlegrounds.
The Warlock’s performance (like the hunter) during the 1-60 leveling phase is surely one of the most impressive. Easy and fast, the warlock shines in solo PvE.
In lvl 60 dungeons / raids, it is a real support that brings damage and control. The Healthstone and the imp can bring important bonuses in complicated situations.
Regarding PvP, the warlock is also very comfortable out of "instanced" fights. In future phases, when Blizzard will set up the BGs, hide behind a melee frontline and you can control the opponents with the Fear spell while your DoTs do the rest, feels damn good.
Second on the podium for leveling speed 1-60, the druid is indeed a leveling machine thanks to the different animal forms. He is able to heal, tank and DPS making it a hybrid character that can do anything. Very useful when you want to do some dungeons.
His ability to resurrect in combat is unique and makes it a class to pamper in raids like Molten Core or Zul'Gurub.
Good in instanced PvP, the druid defends himself well in battlegrounds but remains squishy depending on the spec that he is using during WORLD PvP sessions. He will tend to survive thanks to his ability to changeform but will not necessarily kill his attackers.
The shaman is an excellent healer, he is the only class to have an AOE heal. He is in great demand for these totems that give a big advantage both in dungeons and raids.
Enhancement is the most used spec for PvP, mainly because of "Windfury" which can lead you to potentially oneshotting an enemy if you are lucky. A second PvP spec is a hybrid elemental / restoration that gives you significant DPS ability, while still being a healer support for the team. However, the weakness of the PvP shaman is that he does not have mass crowd control unlike mages and warlocks, nor does he have mobility to escape from enemies.
The shaman is not the best class for leveling, but becomes interesting from level 20 thanks to "Ghost wolf" which allows him to increase his movement speed by 40% with a casting time of only 1 second if you have the right talents. It will allow you to complete your quests faster and you will avoid unnecessary deaths when you are in danger.
The paladin is a hybrid class and like all hybrid classes in Classic WoW, they are "average" in every aspect. The paladin's main problem right now is his leveling speed which is one of the worst of any class.
However the paladin will shine in PVE where his buffs will be very valuable for a group / raid. Healing spec will be the way to go in PVE if you want to find a spot in a group.
For PVP, the paladin is OK in Healing spec or RET spec, with a good equipment you can have fun and kick ass!
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