World of Warcraft offers a variety of classes that you can play with. At first, it may be overwhelming for you when you are choosing a class for the first time or starting a second character. What most people do not realize is that they need to choose the character that fits their playing style rather than a character that is considered “the best” from forums and such. If you pick a class you do not enjoy, you will most likely not be able to pick the character you want. To help, I’ve included a gameplay video for each class so you can get an idea of what it’s like to play with each one.
Druids are one of the most versatile classes in the game. They have the ability to tank, heal, and dps depending on the spec they decide to go with. Their main style of playing requires them to constantly be changing forms unless you are doing something specific. As a tank, they will be in bear form taking control of all the mobs. All the healing will be done mainly in the tree form and dpsing will be mainly from the cat form (feral form; the druid will act somewhat like a rogue in its catform. If you like a class that has the ability to shapeshift and cover multiple roles, this may be the class for you.
Hunters have the ability to have a pet which makes them very unique. They rely mainly on their ranged dps skills in PvE and kiting strategies in battleground to win. If you enjoy a class that can range down damage from afar and kite your opponents so they do not reach you, this may be the class for you.
Mages, with their 3 amazing field of magic, have the ability to bring down destruction of magic on any target. Mages rely heavily on their mana pool and their spells in order for them to survive. They will mainly be nuking and attacking from afar as any close range combat will devastate these clothies. If you love the idea of being able to cast all kinds of crazy spells, this may be the class for you.
These are the holy warriors in the game. Just like the druid, the paladin can fulfill the role of any three roles in the game. Paladins are very strong warriors as they have the ability to wear plate armor and use a combination of spells and melee attacks to bring down their foe. They will be in close range combat for dpsing. If you enjoy the idea of a warrior being able to use spells, this may be the class for you.
Priests are the best healers in the game. In holy form, they have the ability to keep their group alive for a long time. In disciplinary form, they will be able to heal and survive with their unique abilities. Lastly, they have the ability to turn into shadow form and bring down destruction on the enemy. If you enjoy playing as healer or want to control your enemy in shadowform, this class may be for you.
Rogues are one of the classes that do not use mana. They rely heavily on their stealth combat, and they have the ability to sneak up on enemies and rip them apart in matter of seconds. If you enjoy a class that has the ability to stealth and deal huge amounts of damage to the opponent, this may be the class for you.
Shamans have 2 forms of dps and 1 form of healing. They have a unique buff that allows them to be useful in any raid situation or PvP situation. They rely heavily on their totems for support; if you like a class that uses totems to support your attack, this may be the class for you.
Warlocks have the ability to summon demons and bring down wrath upon their opponents through their destruction spells or affliction spells. With their crazy amounts of damage over time abilities used with the combination of their pet, this class is like a hunter except with spells.
Warriors also do not use mana, and they are the best tanking class in the game. They have the ability to use stances (battle stance, defensive stance, etc). If you enjoy a class that is extremely heavy and is the best at tanking or dealing huge amount of damage, this class is for you.
The DKs are a special class. They use special abilities called “runes” in order to use their magic. They can both tank and dps; if you like a unique class that uses a combination of runes to bring down damage on your opponents, this class is for you.