|Date Added:||27 August 2016 - 04:24 PM|
|Summary:||Jon walks you through his criteria for selecting a class for PvP in Legion|
With Legion right around the corner, many of you are still trying to choose a class for PvP in Legion. Others are going to stick with their old mains (as am I), but may be looking for an alt to play. For those of you not familiar with me, I am Jonathanlol -- a multi-glad Resto Shaman and Druid. I'll walk you through my criteria of choosing a class (main or alt) for Legion.
1. Is the class fun to play?
- This may seem like a simple question. However, it is actually quite complex. Do you enjoy the playstyle? Is it a fun class for YOU? Can you see yourself spending the entire expansion playing this class?
- Viability is also a huge concern. The class must be viable in order for most people to have a good experience actually playing that class.
- Anecdotal reference about viability:
I played Restoration Druid throughout Burning Crusade (season 2-4). As soon as Wrath of the Lich King hit, Resto Druids were completely countered by Death Knight teams. Considering that Death Knights were about 40% of the class representation above 2200 in season 5, this made Druid very difficult to play and be successful with (obviously until later seasons when they got massive buffs). Druids were forced to play a really weird spec that put the majority of talent points into the Feral tree. This simply made the class unenjoyable for me.
2. Class Knowledge
- In order to be successful in PvP, you must have an in-depth understanding of the class(es) you're going to play competitively. Unfortunately, this can take quite a bit of time, practice, and repetition.
- Understanding how the class should play and react to others is so important. Knowing the meta for your class can help you make informed decisions on how you're going to react to certain situations, and it can be game-changing if you're playing against a mirror, or even someone on the other team playing your class.
3. Comp Variety
- In order for a class to be even remotely attractive to me, it has to have a plethora of comps that the class can play. I don't enjoy playing the same comp every single day, over and over unless I'm doing a season-end push to try to earn a title.
- Warlords of Draenor anecdotal reference:
I played my Shaman for about month or two at the beginning of WoD. However, I quickly drifted further and further away from the game. It simply didn't appeal to me anymore. However, I made a return at the end of Warlords season 2. I quickly realized that I only had a few comp options on Shaman -- FLS or WLS. As much as I wanted to get back into the game, I simply couldn't spam queue those comps only every single day. I grew tired of playing Shaman very quickly.
- In conclusion, my advice would be to pick the class that you can actually see yourself playing throughout the expansion. You don't always have to stick with what you know to be successful, but you must put in your due diligence in order to be successful. Get practice, put in time, and hopefully Legion will be a great experience for us all!
Thanks so much for taking time to read this post and for checking out the video. Hopefully this was helpful!
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