Upgrading Shamans and Shadow Priests are more or less similar in TBC. Both are valued for their versatile toolkits that increase the damage dealt by another DPS player during a raid, and both are able to stay afloat when expected to deal damage themselves.
- Class Picking Guide for WoW Classic
- Early Character Creation
- Top pick: Protection Warrior
- Top pick: Holy Priest
- Phase 2 WoW Classic TBC Class Rankings
- WoW Classic TBC Parse Data
- Ultimately, play what you love best
- World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic – Best PvE DPS Classes
- A-Tier: Hunter, Mage, Elemental Shaman
- Rossi, you still have to talk about the other classes
- See, you had stuff to say about other classes
Class Picking Guide for WoW Classic
Greetings, travelers! So WoW Classic is here, so we’re still talking about the various aspects of the game. Our main topic for today is the first fateful decision you will make in your WoW adventure – choosing a class for your character. This article will help you learn about all the classes available for different races, their roles in WoW Classic, and then understand their strengths and weaknesses.
Early Character Creation
Due to player concerns about character names, Blizzard decided to open the character creation tool in WoW Classic two weeks before the game’s release. If you have an active subscription in this window, you will be able to create and customize three characters for your World of Warcraft account. Character creation will begin on Tuesday, August 13. This worldwide classic release schedule shows local time, but instead of August 26/27 it will be August 12/13 respectively for the character creation window.
While it’s still possible for Blizzard to make changes to TBC that will subtly alter the PvE meta in the game as we work our way through the expansion phases of the add-on, these are the best overall DPS, Healer, and Tank classes in TBC Classic PvE based on what’s currently on we know.
Top pick: Protection Warrior
Warriors are the staple choice for Classic, not because of the damage they deal, but because they’re the only realistic choice for vanilla refueling: Monks and Demon Hunters weren’t originally in the game, paladins are mainly used to heal and empower other players (see below) and the druid bears are more of a joke. Warriors are more mobile, better at holding the threat than any other defender class (there’s a reason why “Wait for Three Splits” is a meme about defense even today), and quite strong when it comes to taking damage. As a bonus, if you’re interested in the full Classic Experience, they are one of the few classes that can craft and wield Thunder Fury, the Blessed Blade of the Wind Seeker, which is a fun quest experience if you’re lucky enough to get the starting drops.
As with all refueling classes in Classic, the gameplay is completely different than live. For example, Active Mitigation – buttons you press to reduce damage taken or regenerate after damage taken – is less emphasized, and in some cases limited to the cooldown you predictably hit during periods of high damage. Instead, the priority is to keep the monster threatened so your damage dealers can get rid of, along with any tank swap or other mechanic existing in combat.
In PvP, fighters deal moderate damage as either weapon or fury, and are adept at carrying the flag in Warsong Gulch as protection.
Top pick: Holy Priest
The second in the traditional RPG archetype the warrior-mage-priest (sorry rogues), the priests are healers in WoW Classic. They have the most tools to play with, while druids and paladins offer refreshing variations on healing, priests are the power of the raid, and they are just as profitable in PvP.
the holy priests are the strongest healers in the vanilla World of Warcraft during the raids and are almost unstoppable when paired with the Protection fighter. In the arenas, Disc and Shadow priests are legally profitable, although they were seen less frequently during the 2004 raids.
For Raids, Priests also offer a powerful Fortitude Boost to increase durability. Dwarven Priests give Alliance players an incredibly powerful Dread Ward that protects the player from taking a Fear effect. Since several of the main bosses use Fear, including the Magmadar in the Molten Core, rotating Dwarven Priests is useful.
The healing styles of the holy priest are slightly different in the classic than in modern WoW. Holy Nova is a short-range AoE Healing which means you’ll be taking off against melee or ranged players. There is no Hello, Binding Heal, or almost anything that starts a “Hello”, so you’ll be throwing a pile of Renewals and Greater Healings at different levels instead. Your highest talent is Lightwell, an interactive healing font that no other player will ever click.
Okay, I’ll tell you about all the classes and why you should play them. But remember I’m doing this with a big sign saying warriors are better than everyone else, okay?
Phase 2 WoW Classic TBC Class Rankings
WoW Classic TBC Phase 2 has arrived, and the first week of Serpentshrine Caverns and Tempest Keep is in the books. More importantly, they are also in the journals.
So how are our WoW Classic TBC class rankings changing in Phase 2?
The DPS tier list has changed very little – Warriors have increased slightly, but the top 3 Hunters, Warlock and Mage remain strong.
The list of healing levels has changed somewhat – Resto Shaman remains the main utility healer, but priests are starting to win on the pure numbers side.
The Tank tier list sees very little change in TBC Phase 2 – the Warriors remain the best single-target tank, the Paladins remain the best AOE tank, and the Feral Druids do enough of both to always fill a useful raid slot during DPS fights, in which a dosage is not needed.
WoW Classic TBC Parse Data
WoW Classic TBC offers a wide variety of content for PVE and PVP players.
This includes Heroic Dungeons and 3 Raids for PVE, as well as Arenas and Battlegrounds for PVP.
For PVE, that means tons of parsing data across a variety of raid setups, from Karazhan to Gruul’s Lair and Magtheridon’s Lair.
At the very top of the DPS stack, Warlocks and Hunters regularly fight for supremacy, and the Hunters lead everyone to this day.
When it comes to healing, the most dominant healers in WoW Classic TBC appear to be Restoration Shaman and Restoration Druids.
In the case of tanks, it is much more difficult to judge as each spec has a different direction. Protection Paladins will be the best tanks in AoE situations, Protection Warriors in single target situations, and Feral Druids will bring a compromise in both cases as a kind of multitool.
Endgame, PvE: When you hit the peak of your DPS ratios in a raid, be sure to check aggro levels otherwise you will die before you know what hit you. You can plant enemies, open locked chests and doors, in line with their high DPS, the Rogue is a welcome addition to the dungeon group.
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Paladins have been significantly changed in The Burning Crusade Classic. Not only will Horde players be able to finally play this class after it was exclusive to Alliance in Classic, but both Seal of Blood and Seal of Vengeance will be available to players of both factions in the updated TBC. 15 years ago, during the original launch of The Burning Crusade, there was a strong racial imbalance due to the fact that Seal of Blood – a generally stronger option for Paladin abilities – was assigned to Blood Elves. In TBC Classic, all seals will be available to all races, keeping the Paladin equally balanced regardless of the faction selected.
Overall, Paladins are a good choice when it comes to healing, fueling, and dealing melee damage. All three specializations are achievable in raid mode, and Holy Paladin stands out as one of the best healing options in the game. Additionally, Protection Paladin is one of the best refueling options in 10-man raids and 5-man dungeons.
The best talent trees: Saints, Protection
Best Races: Human, Blood Elves
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The default healer in Classic returns for a few seconds in TBC. While the priests will see some of their overall healing efficiency has decreased compared to the unreasonable numbers they put on classic mode, the class still has plenty of juice behind it.
Holy will be the healing specialization for Priest players in TBC, but Shadow has received notable buffs to increase his abilities in the DPS department. Additionally, the fact that Shadow Priests provide groups with the ability to regenerate mana through their abilities will make them a must-have class in any environment, be it dungeons or raids.
With the help of the Tauren, both the orcs, led by Warchief Thrall, who had forged lasting ties with the Tauren chieftain Cairn Bloodhoof, and the troll tribes led by Shadowhunter Vol’jin, settled in Kalimdor. Later, the Forsaken decided to join the Horde. Horde members value honor above all else.
Ultimately, play what you love best
The fact is, even if you personally thought that the Holy Paladin was the best healer for OP tanks, or that you were doing much better in DPS as a ranged player instead of that combat rogue, ultimately it’s a passion for the class that keeps you playing through the tough patches. I argue that even if hand-to-hand combat will objectively suffer from this whole boss area of action, if you really love your Strengthening Shaman, you might be better off playing it than switching to Elemental.
However, be aware of both your strengths and weaknesses and be prepared for the circumstances in which you will find yourself.
Do not play as a fighter for this boss if you cannot, for example, cope with less effectiveness in the case of an area threat. Don’t play the Sorcerer if you really can’t stand the farm for Soul Shards just because you’ll be able to take part in one raid fight at the Temple of the Serpent – the little class annoyances you don’t like overwhelm the novelty. Also, you should be aware of what we called the Hybrid Tax in The Burning Crusade – namely classes that were damage per second or healer hybrids, damage per second or tanks, and even all three such as Paladins and Druids are designed to be less effective at DPS than the “pure” DPS classes: Hunters, Rogues, Warlocks, and Mages.Since every other class was a hybrid of at least two roles – warriors, priests, and shamans could fulfill two of the three roles, while Paladins and Druids could refuel, DPS.
In practice, this was not always the case. Shadow Priests were valued as DPS for the mana regeneration ability for their groups, whether or not their DPS was as high as the Mage’s – which, incidentally, wasn’t. But it’s important to be aware of this difficulty. In the end, it’s better to play what sounds fun to you, because as you progress through the Burning Crusade Classic phases, you’ll see a variety of raids and dungeons that will transform the top classes anyway.
Notable items: The Crescent Staff from the Wailing Caverns questline is the ultimate weapon up to level 25-30. Jordan’s staff lasts from level 35 to 60. The Witch’s Staff provides additional damage to shadow spells. Underworld Band is similar .
World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic – Best PvE DPS Classes
Unless Blizzard makes major changes to TBC, expect Warlocks to be the most dominant DPS class in the game for a while.
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While Warlocks of Destruction are probably your best bet if you’re looking for the simplest form of incredible damage dealt, all of the Sorcerer specs will be doable once TBC goes live. If you don’t like it then blame the power level of the new Sorcerer’s Seed of Corruption spell, as well as the several ways TBC changes WoW Classic’s core combat systems that simply put the Sorcerer above almost every other option.
A-Tier: Hunter, Mage, Elemental Shaman
It’s pretty easy to place Hunters next to Warlocks when you’re talking about the best PvE damage players in TBC, but to emphasize just how crazy Warlocks are, I feel compelled to put them just a notch below.
Even so, most Hunters can expect to occupy the tops of the damage charts on a regular basis throughout the TBC period. While Beast Mastery Hunters can deal more raw damage, you may rightly be tempted to opt for a more survival build due to their raid-friendly abilities. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong.
Mages are arguably the next best damage per second class, which really shouldn’t be a surprise considering their AoE and single target damage is even better in TBC than in Classic (where they were already insanely good). They should be strong in every phase of the TBC.
Meanwhile, the Elemental Shamans will start to get strong with powerful utility tools and tremendous single target damage potential, but will become slightly less profitable as other classes gain access to better gear. Even so, most raiding groups will be looking for the Elemental Shaman, which is good news for the Elemental Shamans who have struggled to find a home in Classic forever.
Shamans are exclusive to the Horde, and their Ultimate Bloodlust buffs require you to bring at least one to raids. Their Tremor Totems are the cheap, unguaranteed counterpart of the Dwarven Priest Fear Ward for bosses who cause fear.
Rossi, you still have to talk about the other classes
Druids were limited to night elves and tauren, but since they’re two of the coolest races in WoW Classic anyway, you’ll be fine. If you like to be versatile, Druid is by far the closest Swiss Army knife to the game. They can be tankieni or be like a Rogue, turning into bear or cat forms, and also have healing and DPS options from a distance.
Play Druid if you like the idea of turning into a kitty that will sneak around, becoming a bear that will scare off our friends in dresses, or going back to normal and standing back with people in dresses (and potentially arguing with them about the mentioned dresses). The druid downside is that very few groups wanted you to be one of those roles at the time – hopefully WoW Classic players will be more inclined to experiment with druid tanks and melee / ranged DPS.
Hunters were the choice if you wanted a pet of your own. They could fight at close range to some extent, but their main focus was on ranged DPS. They were excellent as a leveling class as they had their pets able to refuel for them, so they were usually able to go from meeting to meeting with less downtime. You can also tame a wide variety of animals in the wild, giving you more options to be distinctive and unique, even if they’ve all tamed the same really fast cat or Lupos.
Only two of the Alliance races could be Hunters, but any Horde race except Forsaken could be Hunters, so it was a reasonable choice for most races. Additionally, with the exception of plate armor, almost anything that dropped from ranged weapons to melee weapons could be justified as Hunter loot. Hunters were incredibly popular in the original game for a reason.
The magicians were the original glass cannons. It’s an OG class concept, so our focus is almost entirely on picking a school of magic – raw Arcane, seething fire, or crushing Frost – and going to town with it.
Advantages include dealing a lot of damage and the ability to control the crowd with the extremely cool Polymorph spell. Downsides include being made of tissue paper – seriously, you don’t want to get hit as a mage – and extremely annoying times where you’ll come across something that is either completely immune to (or just immune to) fire or frost damage, or has high spell resistance, so you’ll be watching your spells do nothing. Seriously when I say you’ll be tissue paper? I’m not exaggerating.
Paladins were a good choice for leveling. They could kill things pretty well, they had self-medication to shorten the time between fights in the world, and they had a lot of tricks to keep them from dying if things went wrong. You can also start with a hammer with a big hand, so you don’t have to spend money buying it later or learning how to use it, which is a big advantage in leveling up early. If you played well as a dwarf or human, the Paladins were a good tier pick.
Unfortunately, as you level up, most groups would insist that you take the role of a healer, and at level 60, Paladins had not been heard of refueling or DPS, even though they had talent trees dedicated to these roles. So if you don’t want to heal a character, the Paladin may not be the choice for you. Hopefully the WoW Classic players will let Ret and Prot Paladins do more than they did in 2004-2006.
See, you had stuff to say about other classes
So I did! Honestly, choosing a class really comes down to what you find most fun. If you love the archetype of a grizzled veteran or bloodthirsty barbarian then in all seriousness the Warrior is a great choice. But what if you want to be sneaky and go in and out unnoticed? Rogues and Druids are by far the best option. A shining knight who defends and heals? Paladin all the way. It really comes down to what your idea of \ u200b \ u200bhow you envision your character – each class has limitations that will help you decide which one is closest to your ideal.
joking aside, there are plenty of options and all the activities are fun in their own way.