the massive levels of
excitement being produced by the Monk, the newest class set to be added
in Mists of Pandaria, it is easy to forget that Pandaren can even play
anything else. That’s right…believe it or
not…Pandaren CAN indeed play other classes besides the Monk.
While it may be hard to wrap your mind around this boggling revelation,
it is true nonetheless.

The Pandaren can choose from
seven class choices, each of which will hold some appeal for the
different types of players found within World of Warcraft. However, out
of this seven, which are truly the best for the mysterious and loveable
Pandaren? Check out our personal top five class choices below.

Top 5 Classes for the


Let’s face it.
Pandaren are the tree hugging, nature loving,
hippies of World of Warcraft. Maybe not as much as the Tauren, or the
Night Elves, but pretty darn close and perfect for the Druid class.

Sadly Pandaren cannot be Druids, however, they can still interact with
nature by rolling a Hunter. At home in the wilderness and with a
special love for beasts, Pandaren are perfect for the Hunter class.
Take into account the Pandaren’s ability to put enemies to
with a single touch (very useful for taming beasts), as well as their
natural born Agility and it would seem that the Pandaren were made to
take on the Hunter class.

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seven class choices available, which class will you choose for your

Every Pandaren strives for
perfection in every task they take on.
Warriors are much the same as they strive for excellence in armed
combat. Trained as fighters from the start, it is a natural course for
Pandaren to take on the way of the Warrior. Add in the extra benefits
received by this race from food and the Pandaren warrior has the
potential to become an extra deadly dps or imposing tank. Not to
mention the fact that I, personally, am a little bit tired of seeing
itsy bitsy, teeny tiny, little Warriors inside my groups. I find myself
longing for the days when the Warrior was the biggest being in the
room. Pandaren Warriors have the potential to take us back to those
glorious days when a tank was a tank both literally and figuratively.


If you’ve spent any
time in the Pandaren starting zone, you
know by now that the Pandaren know a little something about the
elements. In fact the very essences of these elements reside inside
their temples and help to protect the Wandering Isle. Players will even
find that the majority of the quest line here revolves around appeasing
these elements. Shaman, who are masters of these elements and can wield
and bend these forces of nature to their will are a perfect match for
the Pandaren. Being so close to the elements should make any Pandaren
feel right at home, even after they leave the Wandering

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other classes are nice, the Monk is the ultimate class for the Pandaren.

Pandaren are legendary for
their self control, patience, and mastery
with weapons, all of which are traits important to the Rogue. While
some may argue that the Pandaren would never take on the role of a
simple assassin, those who know the ways of the Rogue would point out
there is much more to this class than daggers in the back. Stealth, to
the Rogue, is an art and making a clean kill, before the target even
knows they are dead, is a skill only a few can master. The challenge
behind the Rogue is something that will appeal to the Pandaren, as well
as the similarities to the Monk, so dear and familiar to their hearts.
Besides, not even the noble Pandaren are above a little cloak and
dagger action from time to time.


While I did say that Pandaren
can be other classes besides the Monk,
sometimes going with what is natural truly works. Literally developed
and introduced to the world of Azeroth by the Pandaren, the Monk is a
master of the martial arts. Able to perform the role of tank, healer,
and damage deal, this class is well suited to the Pandaren’s
talents. Take into account the Pandaren racial ability of putting
enemies to sleep with just a touch of their hand, and it is easy to see
why the Monk has made the top of this list as the best class for the
Pandaren. Other races can become Monks, but none do it quite like the

How do these top 5 classes for
the Pandaren stack up against your
own list? Will you be playing a Pandaren and if so, which class will
you choose? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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