Best Class for Beginners?
To start with, I think a really importance class difference for beginners to consider is melee versus range. I hate melee because I am not that coordinated, and have a slow internet connection. I did try Paladin and Rogue briefly, but did not like having to move around with the Rogue. I also tried Monk up to about level 22, another melee class. I did not like the issue of how to close distance to isolate a mob. Although, monk is the new class and a lot of people are enjoying it. The combat annimation is really great for monk, martial arts stuff.
I recommend starting with a range class, either Warlock or Hunter. I found both to be very forgiving because the pet can keep mobs off you. Mage, in my opinion is a little tricky for beginners because you have to kite (move around) to keep our distance from the mob. However, some people really loves mages. I did dabble with Priest, shadow spec, to about level 22. I found it kind of boring, personally speakin
Between Warlock or Hunter, it seems to me that Hunter does a good amount of damage compared to Warlock at low levels. It does get boring after awhile, although most classes do once you settle into a routine. I have played both Warlock and Hunter up to at least level 45, and right now I like Hunter because I can move around while I shoot if I get bored. But, it's not really necessary for surviival. I found there is a lot of standing around with the Warlock, although I did enjoy the interesting demons for quite awhile.
If you go a spellcaster like Warlock, Mage or Priest, I suggest doing the Deadmines Dungeon over and over once you hit level 15. You can pick up great caster gear, which will make the game more enjoyable since you can level faster with better gear.
If you go a leather class like Hunter, Monk, Rogue I suggest doing the Wailing Caverns Dunegon over and over once you hit level 15. There is great leather gear in this dungeon.
I left out many classes that I know nothing about, but it will get you started!
Shaman are fun, and with the self-heals available to all specs (plus totems) they have great surviviablility. Druids as well. So:
Warrior, Paladin, Druid, Shaman, Hunter. Other classes are more complex and/or unforgiving.
It is important to note that many people's comments are going to be based on experience up to level 90, and things change as you level. A class may start out easy, then get harder. There is a big difference between fighting one target, and having to fight multiple targets. A pet class can sometimes take on very difficult single targets. That's why, IMHO, pet classes start out fairly easy. Up to level 60, I was still able to make most fights single target, and had a fairly easy time because the pet kept the mob busy. However, a fight with multiple targets is going to probably favor a class that has good self healing abilities. But beginners are probably going to be sticking to single target fights for quite awhile.
It doesn't hurt to just try different classes. You can probably level a character up to 20 in a few days, and it will give you an idea of the basic mechanics. Heck, you can level multiple characters simultaneously! Start 3 or 4 different ones, and switch back and forth whenever ou feel like it!
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