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Wow Classes Guide - Understanding Classes And Class Types!
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Wow Classes Guide   -   Understanding Classes And Class Types!

World of Warcraft Classes Guide

Classes in World of Warcraft are basically the different character types available to play in WoW. There are a total of 10 different classes in WoW, each class with their own skills and abilities. Although no two classes are the same, the classes in World of Warcraft can be categorized by their "class role".

There are three different class roles or a combination of any of the three class roles that a class can fill. The class roles are known as Healers, Tanks and Damage Dealers. The class role your character fills will have quite a big impact on how you experience the game!

Let's briefly look at the available classes and their class roles:

Hunter - Ranged Physical Damage Dealer

Priest - Healer, Ranged Magic Damage Dealer

Paladin - Tank, Healer, Melee Damage Dealer

Shaman - Healer, Ranged Magic Damage Dealer, Melee Damage Dealer

Warrior - Tank, Melee Damage Dealer

Warlock - Ranged Magic Damage Dealer

Druid - Tank, Healer, Ranged Magic Damage Dealer, Melee Damage Dealer

Rogue - Melee Damage Dealer

Mage - Ranged Magic Damage Dealer

Death Knight - Tank, Melee Damage Dealer

Although your characters class role wont directly impact your game in the early levels, as you progress through the game and start participating in dungeon quests and raids, your characters skill-set and class role will play a major part in the role you play in the group. Each class role has been designed to bring different benefits to the game.

For example the Healing classes are known for their healing powers and can bring nice health boosts and buffs to party members during raids and dungeon quests.

The Tanks are formidable foes that can take a beating and serve there purpose on the front line, keeping the enemy fire on them to shelter the weaker classes or members in the group from heavy attacks.

Finally the Damage Dealers! These are exactly how they sound and are built for initiating combat and delivering the killer blows to their opponents. The damage dealers fall into different categories which are; Ranged Physical Damage Dealer, Melee Damage Dealer and Ranged Magic Damage Dealer.

The Ranged Damage Dealers deal out damage from a distance whilst the Melee Damage Dealers thrive on close quarter combat. For example the Rogue class is purely a Melee Damage Dealer and serves one purpose which is cutting through enemies like wildfire. Where as the Hunter class are Ranged Physical Damage Dealers and wipe out their opponents from long ranges with ranged weaponry.

Some classes such as the Druid are hybrids and can adapt well to different class roles, to differentiate your class role, you'll need to pre-plan your talent leveling build for that class!

As you progress through the game you'll realize at later stages in the game just how important a each class role is in certain instances. Class roles don't just serve groups though! A characters class type will affect their solo play as well and it's worth knowing your class before fully committing to leveling them from 1-85.


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