Posted Fri, Jun 20, 2014 by Mem
Much to many fans chagrin, there will be no new class in Warlords of Draenor. While this may seem like a giant slap in the face to some, we can't forget that Warlords is far from the last expansion to be released for World of Warcraft. In fact, if the developers are to believed, there are many, many more to come. This means that while we won't be seeing a new class in this expansion, it is quite possible that future expansions will open brand new classes to us.
With this in mind, we are left to imagine what possibilities this might open to us in the future. What classes might grace the landscape of World of Warcraft in expansions to come? Here are our personal top 5 picks for classes we think deserve to make it into the game. Enjoy!
If you aren't familiar with the Bard, they are an unusual character class. Versatile, being capable of both combat and magic use, Bards use their talent of song to produce magical affects. While there are many casters inside World of Warcraft, none are quite like the Bard.
Bard's are well known for producing many ally boosting buffs, something that they could specialize in inside theg ame. This would be far different from the standard DPS, Tank, Healer role normally given to classes. I see the Bard as a total support class, needed because of how heavily they can buff their allies, while still able to do a bit of damage along the way.
While some may feel that the Demon Hunter would be too closely related to the Hunter already found in World of Warcraft, I can't help but disagree. While both would be ranged classes wielding bows and arrows, the skills and spells each use would be vastly different.
Perhaps introduced in an expansion
where the Burning Legions have once again returned, the Demon Hunter
would be reminiscent of the class we find in Diablo III. Filled with
traps, poisons, and other deadly abilities, the Demon Hunter would be
a master of stealth and hellbent on destroying demons. Demon Hunters
would be able to duel wield crossbows and would have no companion at
their side, preferring to work alone. Much like the Rogue, the Demon
Hunter would be a furious DPS powerhouse and an excellent addition to
Every healing class in World of Warcraft calls upon some kind of power, typically of the supernatural sort, to provide healing to allies. This of course fits in with the fantasy aspect of the game. However, I think it would be a nice change to see some healing that comes from some good old-fashioned know how. A Medic is the perfect choice for this. As seen in other games, medics tend to use devices to heal and rely on medical know-how instead of fancy spells.
How this would be represented in the game is hard to say, however, the option would be nice. Much like the Monk, Medics would be the perfect answer for players who hate full on “casters”, yet wish to take on the role of a healer in game. The best part about a Medic? It could potentially fit into any future storyline that a new expansion might bring.
The Titanborn is one of those classes that seems to pop up in every discussion about World of Warcraft. We all know the Titans were a big part of the World of Warcraft universe, heck they build the place. So far, we haven't seen much of them, except for the evidence they have left behind. This leaves a massive opening for an expansion pack to further explore these metallic-skinned gods.
Titanborn could come from such an
expansion. We all know gods like to fool around with mortals, so it
stands to reason that there should be half mortal, half titan beings
in the world. Or perhaps the races of Azeroth could be offered the
chance to be empowered with Titan abilities. Titanborns should be
able to fill all three roles: DPS, Tank, and Healer, and should have
abilities that utilize the power of the cosmos. The possibilities are
limitless when it comes to this particular class idea.
Drawing upon the idea of the Shadow Priest, it would be a refreshing change to see a healer in the game who does not rely on goodly magic to create their spells, healing or otherwise. Instead, Dark Clerics would call upon darker powers to provide healing and do damage. Perhaps even requiring living sacrifices to conjure up some of their more powerful spells.
While some may claim that the Dark Cleric would be too much like a Shadow Priest, I think that the two would be different enough to let the class stand on its on. Unlike a Shadow Priest, the Cleric would be able to heal, much like a Holy Priest, but the healing would come from darker powers. Their spells would also much more resemble the nefarious designs of the Warlock. All in all, having a class capable of healing with the darkness of the Death Knight or Warlock would be a refreshing change to the game.
That wraps up our top 5 picks for classes we would like to see in World of Warcraft. Do any of these classes make your list? What are your picks for classes you want to eventually see in game? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section!