I LOVE THOSE IDEAS! Here's keeping my fingers crossed!
Very nice indeedy.
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 units control 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, Mass Summon Elementals
Shaman - Farseer - Ghostwolf pets *cough cc* maybe to snare a target into the ghost world aka Banish (only works on the living), Wind Walking stealth, mass Bloodlust\heroism
Druid - Arch Druid - Starfall, Giant tree of massive damage w/zero movement
Rogue - Warden - Blink and short range Fanstrike AoE
Warlock - Necromancer - Death and Decay, Mass Demon Summon, Shadow Volley
Warrior - Guardian/Champion /shrug if I know - Mirror Image, Spellbreaker
Hunter - Ranger - Mass Tame Pets, Track Target Until Death, Freezing Shot
Several interesting ideas here, some of them very good :)
While the immobility of totems and our lack of proper CC are some of the biggest problems with the shaman class, I feel that they are defining the class in such a way that giving us such skills would take something away from the class rather than add to it. My image of the shaman is that while we're very independent in some aspects, for example being able to heal/res, we are also _supposed_ to be dependent on other classes for certain things, such as CC. The shaman is a group class, more than anything else, and I'd rather prefer if it stayed that way. Instead, what I would like to see is even better totem buffs!