Wrath of the Lich King | Hero Classes


So I returned to the Draenei guards in Ironforge the other day to discuss Hero classes in the next expansion.  You know the Death Knight will not be the only Hero Class, Blizzard always tries to ‘balance’ things and only 1 or 2 hero classes will just not be equal to all the hardcore altaholics out there, so I wanted to write down my thoughts on Wrath of the Lich King especially focusing on Hero Classes. Since there will be some siege warfare in the next expansion, I’ve tried to give some mass effect abilities & mass unit controls to the Hero Classes.  Here’s a list of possible Hero Classes derived from the base class (ordered by the most likely to I-really-can’t-decide).

Class Hero Class Abilities
Paladin Death Knight Damage dealing tank caster, short range AoE
Priest Prophet Heals with near unlimited range, Mass Heal
Mage Arch Mage Mass Teleport, Mass Polymorph
Shaman Farseer /Spiritweaver Spirit Wolf pets *cough cc* (i.e. maybe a Banish like effect where the target lives in a spirit world for 30 seconds unless the Spirit Wolf is damaged), mass Bloodlust
Druid Arch Druid Starfall, Giant tree of massive damage w/slow movement
Rogue Warden Blink and short range Fanstrike AoE
Warlock Necromancer Death and Decay, Mass Demon Summon, Shadow Volley
Warrior Champion /shrug if I know, Mirror Image, Spellbreaker
Hunter Ranger Mass Tame Pets, Stealth, Track Target Until Death, Freezing Shot

My fear is that too many players will charge into Hero Classes and it will end up as a world wide DOTA.


What do you think your current class will look like as a Hero class?


10 Responses to “Wrath of the Lich King | Hero Classes”

  1. 1 Game Dame February 13, 2008 at 12:02 am

    [Homer Simpson drooling with head tilted back…] grullgggkrrlllugg… Mmmm, Spiritweaver. Want!!!!

  2. 2 Pellegri February 16, 2008 at 9:34 am

    ^ quoted for necromancer.

  3. 3 Abba February 18, 2008 at 3:35 am

    mm Prophet. Id love to have greater range on heals. There is one range increase talent in the holy try and it is for damage spells and aoe heal.

    But you’re right.. everyone would be rolling these classes.. there would have to be balance in that too… perhaps Hero classes have some sort of limitation or downside?

    Nice to dream though.

  4. 4 N. E. Miller February 25, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    I love the idea of a shaman hero class that includes CC! So I second the Game Dame’s drooling over a Spiritweaver!

  5. 5 xxf April 12, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    it is one tihng i didnt like or actully it is two the first is i dont think it is fair that onely paladin i nyour ide shuld be death kngth and second i dont like that priest profet thing that remonds me of somthing to holy priest i am a shadow priest i dont wannat to have a holly priest imitationt as a fig

  6. 6 asirae April 13, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    xxf: all nice and good, but what suggestions do you have?
    e.g. shadow priest — shadow mage?
    holy paladin — light bringer?

    It’s ok to disagree, but you should come up with your own ideas for creative criticism. It’s fun!

  7. 7 Wow June 19, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Can’t wait for the WotLK to come out. been waiting for it for quite some time now.

    Hope this will end soon and we’ll get the release of new WoW extension that we all wait so much.

    I wonder how will it be to play new Death Knight Class, I hope it will not ruin the game

  8. 8 Krul September 24, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    A hero class will not be over-powered over other classes. It would simply have more ‘situational’ moves, and less consistently performing moves (but not so much so that they are useless when withotu their cooldowns). Given that a large factor in creating the death knight was the shortage of tanks, I imagine that the next logical hero class would be a healer of some sort.
    Nice post, very creative.

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