Classes & Races
What are classes? Classes determine what your character is like in the game. The general category of skills that they are good at. For example warriors are good at combat, priests are good at healing, etc. There are exceptions to the basic rule, for example a priest specializing in shadow skills can cause massive damage against enemies.
World of Warcraft has many choices for your character class. They are: Paladin, Rogue, Hunter, Druid, Mage, Priest, Shaman, Warlock, and Warrior. But what class should you play you ask? That really depends on what you like to do.
Do you like getting in there and mixing it up in combat? Then the Warrior and Rogue are your main two choices, with the Paladin, Hunter, Druid and Shaman as backup choices.
Do you like sitting back and casting spells and supporting the party? Then the Mage, Warlock and Priest are your primary choices, with the Druid and Shaman as backup choices.
Want to be able to do a little bit of everything, mix it up in combat, and sit back to support? Then your primary choices should be the Paladin or Shaman.
For complete character class guides check out our class listing here, or head over the the Blizzard WoW character site here.
Ok so you have done your research and decided on a class. Now what?
You now need to pick a race. This is mainly based on personal choice, but each race does limit your class, and does provide some bonuses to specific classes by advancing certain attributes. You should select a race that you like that allows the class you want to play.
Race information can be found in our race guide here or at Blizzards WoW site here.