You will play at Classic WoW but you don't know what class you should pick? Here is our guide to help you finding the best class PVP & PVE.
A quick tour of the Warrior, a 'primary' class of World of Warcraft. About the PvE, the leveling phase 1-60 is relatively slow. Without any Spirit stats on your equipment, you risk running from cemeteries! For dungeons, the warrior remains the reference for tank groups of mobs in WoW Classic.
You won’t have any problem 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 have a Protection tree.
If you success to become the main guild tank, you will be a game masterpiece.
For the PvP part, out of the battlegrounds, we cannot say Warrior is the best class for solo world pvp. 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 to chain victorious fights!
The hunter is without exception the best leveling class of the game. With your pet who tanks for you, you can easily chain mobs unlike other classes that have to do more regen time. Moreover, the hunter does not depend on his gear to be effective, the green weapons from vendor are good enough for the leveling.
In raid, the hunter is not the leading class in terms of dps, he is overwhelmed by warriors, mage, rogue, warlock who have a much higher dps.
As far as pvp is concerned, hunters are OK because they have a lot of control, can continually attack you from far away and excel at capturing and recovering the flag in Warsong.
Rogue will be THE best class for all WORLD PVP lovers. Being stealth and starting the fight first is the main strength of the rogue in WoW Classic.
Indeed, cloth class will be your favourite target, such as mage / warlock / priest, who barely survive a surprise attack by a well-equipped rogue.
About PVE, it is a T1 DPS class, but sadly rogue are overpopulated class in Classic WoW so it can be tricky to get a spot in the raids /group.
Finally, although rogue is a very powerful class of Classic WoW, he is also very dependent on his gear, and especially these weapons to be effective.
At level 60, the priest is the best of all healers: he has a powerful shield and an excellent solo heal, 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 of mobility, but the best is shadow that 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 the lvl 60 quickly.
Regarding the PVE, the mage is the best Ranged DPS, especially once AQ40 / Naxx will open because the 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 Battleground.
The Demonist’s performance (like the hunter) during his leveling 1-60 is surely one of the most impressive. Easy and fast, the warlock shine in PvE solo.
In dungeons / raids lvl 60, it is a real support that brings damage and control. The Healthstone and the imp’s can bring important bonus in complicated situations.
Regarding PvP, the warlock is also very comfortable out of "instanced" fights. In future phases, when Blizzard will sets up the BGs, behind a melee first line, you can control the opponents with the Fear spell while your DoTs do the rest, awesome moment.
Positioned second on the podium for his 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 "go everywhere" 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 60 as for example Molten Core or Zul'Gurub.
Good in PvP instanced, the druid defends himself well off the battlegrounds but remains squishy following the spec that he has 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 add a big advantage both in dungeon and raid.
DPS spec is more used in pvp as enhancement. Thanks to "Wind fury" who allowed you to 1 shot an enemy if you are lucky. A second pvp spec was a hybrid elementary / restoration that allowed him to inflict significant damage, while being a healer support for the team. However the weakness of the pvp shaman is that he does not have big mass control such as the mage or the warlock, nor a big mobility to escape from the 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 once his talent is full. 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 class 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 all classes.
However the paladin will shine in PVE where his buffs will be very valuable for a group / raid. Heal spec will be the way in PVE if you want to find a spot in a group.
For the PVP, the paladin is OK in Heal spec or RET spec, with a good equipment you can have fun and kick ass!
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Thanks for all these source to make this guide possible :
Kargoz, Elysium Forum, Nostalrius Forum, Joana, Wow-petopia.
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