Published on November 10, 2022

World of Warcraft Classes

WoW classes have been re-worked dozens of times since vanilla WoW, and each class surely deserves a historical timeline of changes on its own! With the 13th class added in the Dragonflight expansion, and each one being extremely unique, the roster variety is definitely overwhelming, especially to new players!

Class Selection Screen, World of Warcraft

With a totally revamped class / race selection screen, and completely re-worked character models & textures, WoW never looked better! It’s finally easier to figure out which races support the class you want to create, even though we still prefer a traditional table & list to make out these decisions:

Death Knight Demon Hunter Druid Evoker Hunter Mage Monk Paladin Priest Rogue Shaman Warlock Warrior
Alliance
Dark Iron Dwarf
Draenei
Dwarf
Gnome
Human
Kul Tiran
Lightforged Draenei
Mechagnome
Night Elf
Void Elf
Worgen
Horde
Blood Elf
Goblin
Highmountain Tauren
Mag’har Orc
Nightborne
Orc
Tauren
Troll
Undead
Vulpera
Zandalari Troll
Dracthyr
Pandaren

Death Knight

Death Knight, World of Warcraft Class

Roles: Tank or Melee Damage


Class Description:
Death Knights are a hero class, which means they start at a higher level. Death Knights are a melee class with an emphasis on causing diseases and using dark magic.

Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter, World of Warcraft Class

Roles: Tank or Melee Damage


Class Description:
Demon Hunters are a hero class, which means they start at a higher level. Demon Hunters are dark outcasts that use forbidden demonic magic to hunt and kill their enemies.

Druid

Druid, World of Warcraft Class

Roles: Tank, Healer, Ranged Damage, or Melee Damage


Class Description:
Druids are shape-shifters with an affinity for the plant and animal kingdoms. Druids can specialize in healing, casting spells at range, or taking on the form of a cat or bear to fight in melee.

Evoker

Coming with Dragonflight.

Hunter

Hunter, World of Warcraft Class

Roles: Ranged of Melee Damage


Class Description:
Hunters are at home in the wilderness and have a special affinity for beasts. They rely on their weaponry and their pet to deal damage.

Mage

Mage, World of Warcraft Class

Roles: Ranged Damage


Class Description:
Mages are the iconic magic-users of Azeroth who learn their craft through intense research and study. They make up for their light armor with a potent array of offensive and defensive spells.

Monk

Monk, World of Warcraft Class

Roles: Tank, Healer, or Melee Damage


Class Description:
Monks are known for their skill in hand to hand fighting, relying on their fists and feet as much as their weapons. Monks can also specialize in calling upon the restorative power of the mists to heal allies.

Paladin

Paladin, World of Warcraft Class

Roles: Tank, Healer, or Melee Damage


Class Description:
Paladins are heavily-armored fighters and defenders who use Holy magic to heal wounds and combat evil. They can focus on two-handed weapons, shields or healing.

Priest

Priest, World of Warcraft Class

Roles: Healer or Ranged Damage


Class Description:
Priests are well-rounded healers with a variety of tools. However, they can also sacrifice their healing to deal damage with Shadow magic.

Rogue

Rogue, World of Warcraft Class

Roles: Melee Damage


Class Description:
Rogues often serve as assassins or scouts, though many are lone wolves as well. Rogues can often sneak around enemies or attack an opponent from behind to try and finish them off quickly.

Shaman

Shaman, World of Warcraft Class

Roles: Healer, Ranged Damage, or Melee Damage


Class Description:
Shamans use the power of the elements to enhance their weapon damage or spells. Shamans summon totems in combat, small objects that disable enemies, heal, or cause damage to enemies.

Warlock

Warlock, World of Warcraft Class

Roles: Ranged Damage


Class Description:
Warlocks cast Fire or Shadow magic to damage, drain, or curse their enemy. They summon demons as servants.

Warrior

Warrior, World of Warcraft Class

Roles: Tank or Melee Damage


Class Description:
Warriors are plate-wearing fighters who strive for perfection in armed combat. As warriors fight they generate rage, which is used to power special attacks.

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Release Date
Nov 23, 2004
Developer
Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher
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Country of Origin
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