WoW Burning Crusade Classic Class Picking Guide

Finally, we know the date of WoW Burning Crusade release date 2021 and that’s why we begin the series of posts to let you prepare for TBC new release. In this post, you will learn about Classes and Races in The Burning Crusade classic, their main abilities and what are the best combinations of class and race in TBC classic.

WoW Burning Crusade release date is 1st June 2021, pre-patch with Draeneis and Blood Elves is coming 17th May 2021.

We will start our WoW Burning Crusade Classic Class Picking Guide from all classes overview and continue with the list of classes and their roles to end up with the best WoW TBC classic class and race combos. You can use bold phrases as navigaton.

The Burning Crusade Classic Class Guide and Description

In WoW Burning Crusade Classic there are nine classes to choose from. The new two races will open access to Shaman and Paladin classes which has been restricted to Horde or Alliance in WoW Classic.

Druid

The main task that Druids put before themselves is to restore the order of the world that has been changed due to the Burning Legion invasion.

  • Available to: Night Elves, Tauren
  • Type: Hybrid, Primary Healer
  • Standard Bars: Health/Mana (Druid form/Aquatic form), Health/Rage (Bear form), Health/Energy (Cat form)
  • Available Armor: Cloth, Leather
  • Available Weapons: Staves, One and Two-handed Maces, Daggers, Fist Weapons
  • Talent trees: Balance, Feral Combat, Restoration
  • Druids can shapeshift into many forms – Cat, Bear, Moonkin, Aquatic, Travel

Hunter

New continent brings new beasts which Hunters can tame and use as a weapon. No matter what type of weapon you really use your companion will be a great support.

  • Available to: Night Elves, Dwarves, Draenei, Orcs, Tauren, Trolls, Blood Elves
  • Type: Ranged Physical Damage Dealer
  • Standard Bars: Health/Mana
  • Pet Bars: Health/Focus
  • Available Armor: Cloth, Leather, Mail (level 40)
  • Available Weapons: Axes, Daggers, Guns, Bows, Crossbows, Fist Weapons, Polearms, Staves, Swords, Thrown, Two-Handed Axes, Two-Handed Swords
  • Comments: Excellent for solo play
  • Talent trees: Beast Mastery, Marksmanship, Survival

Mage

Burning Legion made great changes to the flows of arcane power through the worlds.

  • Available to: Humans, Gnomes, Draenei, Undead, Trolls, Blood Elves
  • Type: Primary Ranged Magic Damage Dealer
  • Standard Bars: Health/Mana
  • Available Armor: Cloth
  • Available Weapons: Staves, Wands, Daggers, Swords
  • Comments: Excellent primary ranged damage dealers
  • Provides excellent transportation through portals, also can conjure food and drink
  • Talent Trees: Arcane, Fire, Frost

Paladin

You will find them everywhere fighting for the light. From the Tirisfal Glades where they try to suppress the leftovers of the Forsaken to the Dark Portal trying to resist the Burning Legion.

  • Available to: Humans, Dwarves, Draenei, Blood Elves
  • Type: Primary Healer
  • Standard Bars: Health/Mana
  • Available Armor: Cloth, Leather, Mail, Plate (level 40), Shields
  • Available Weapons: One and Two-handed Maces, One and Two-handed Swords, One and Two-handed Axes, Polearms
  • Comments: Good healing/support class
  • Class Mounts at 40 and 60
  • Talent Trees: Holy, Retribution, Protection

Priest

Great support at these dark times comes from Priests, even though they can control your mind.

  • Available to: Humans, Dwarves, Draenei, Night Elves, Undead, Trolls, Blood Elves
  • Type: Primary Healer, Hybrid Ranged DPS
  • Standard Bars: Health/Mana
  • Available Armor: Cloth
  • Available Weapons: One-Handed Maces, Daggers, Staves, Wands
  • Comments: Has the most diverse healing toolkit
  • Talent trees: Discipline, Holy, Shadow

Rogue

With their cunning tricks, physical abilities, and mastery of concealment and disguise, Rogues have no trouble finding employment as thieves, cutthroats, spies, and assassins.

  • Available to: Gnomes, Humans, Dwarves, Night Elves, Orcs, Undead, Trolls, Blood Elves
  • Type: Primary Melee Damage Dealer
  • Standard Bars: Health/Energy
  • Available Armor: Cloth, Leather
  • Available Weapons: Dagger, Swords, Maces, Fist Weapons, Thrown, Guns, Bows, Crossbows
  • Comments: Strong damage in PVE and PVP
  • Has special skills to pick locks and create poisons to coat weapons
  • Talent trees: Assassination, Combat, Subtlety

Shaman

Through spirit communication Shamans will lead this world to the natural order.

  • Available to: Draenei, Orcs, Tauren, Trolls
  • Type: Primary Healer
  • Standard Bars: Health/Mana
  • Available Armor: Cloth, Leather, Mail (level 40), Shields
  • Available Weapons: One-Handed Maces, Two-Handed Maces (w/ talents), Staves, Fist Weapons, One-Handed Axes, Two-Handed Axes (w/ talents), Daggers
  • Comments: Has two good options for hybrid specs
  • Has notable abilities like Totems
  • Talent trees: Elemental, Enhancement, Restoration

Warlock

Now these dark mages take the most of their powers from the Burning Legion, which will crush it apart.

  • Available to: Gnomes, Humans, Orcs, Undead, Blood Elves
  • Type: Debuffer
  • Standard Bars: Health/Mana
  • Pet Bars: Health/Mana
  • Available Armor: Cloth
  • Available Weapons: Daggers, Wands, Staves, Swords
  • Comments: Excellent solo class
  • Mount quests available at 40 and 60
  • Talent trees: Affliction, Demonology, Destruction

Warrior

The best type of brutal combat power and strength comes from Warriors.

  • Available to: All Races except Blood Elves
  • Type: Primary Tank, Melee DPS
  • Standard Bars: Health/Rage
  • Available Armor: Cloth, Leather, Mail, Plate (level 40), Shields
  • Available Weapons: All (excluding wands)
  • Comments: Excellent for those who like to take damage
  • Talent trees: Fury, Arms, Protection

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TBC Classic Classes and Roles List

There are three main roles in WoW Burning Crusade Classic: Tank, Healer, and DPS (melee or ranged). But some specializations form a Hybrid role that can combine two or more roles.

  • Tank: A sturdy melee character that absorbs and deflects damage to protect the rest of the party.
    • Druid (Feral Combat), Paladin (Protection), Warrior (Protection)
  • Healer: A character that focuses on casting spells to increase the health bars of others in the party, with a secondary emphasis on providing utility and resurrecting dead party members.
    • Druid (Restoration), Paladin (Holy), Priest (Discipline, Holy), Shaman (Restoration)
  • DPS: These classes prioritize dealing damage to enemies. They can either be Melee, using weapons to deal damage up close to the boss, or Ranged, casting spells from afar.
    • Ranged DPS: Hunter (Beast Mastery, Marksman, Survival), Mage (Arcane, Fire, Frost), Warlock (Affliction, Demonology, Destruction)
    • Melee DPS: Rogue (Assassination, Combat, Subtlety), Warrior (Arms, Fury)
  • Hybrid: These roles can deal damage but have a stronger emphasis on utility than a pure DPS.
    • Hybrid MeleeDruid (Feral Combat), Paladin (Retribution), Shaman (Enhancement)
    • Hybrid RangedDruid (Balance), Priest (Shadow), Shaman (Elemental)

This knowledge lets you understand what is excepted from you when you play each of the listed classes in a particular specialization in WoW.

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WoW The Burning Crusade Classic Class and Races Combos List

After you have the general understanding of classes and roles it is time to choose your champion. So the main part of WoW Burning Crusade Classic Class Picking Guide lies in this section, when you depending on your preferences and knowledge can pick the best class for playing WoW TBC Classic.

Druid

Night Elf

Tauren

The only option.

The only option.

Hunter

Draenei

Orc

Because of Heroic Presence that gives entire party 1% hit.

The best in TBC due to their racials Blood Fury and Command.

Night Elf

Troll

Valued for their higher base agility.

Are strong too with high base agility, Berserking and Bow Specialization.

Dwarf

For PVP picked for Stoneform.

Mage

Human

Troll

Decent choice.

In PvE due to the very strong Berserking DPS cooldown. 

Gnome

Undead

Decent choice.

In PvP due to Will of the Forsaken.

Paladin

Draenei

Blood Elf

Because of Heroic Presence which gives your entire party 1% hit.

The only option.

Human

Also good, especially for Protection and Retribution, because of Sword Specialization and Mace Specialization.

Priest

Draenei

Troll

Because of Inspiring Presence which gives your entire party 1% spell hit.

In PvE due to the powerful Berserking cooldown which increases cast speed.

Human

Undead

Strong due to The Human Spirit.

In PvP due to Will of the Forsaken.

Dwarf

Strong due to Stoneform.

Rogue

Human

Orc

The best due to Sword Specialization and Perception.

The best race due to the DPS cooldown of Blood Fury.

Gnome

Troll

Decent in PvP due to Escape Artist.

Due to strong DPS racial Berserking and situational PvE racial Beast Slaying

Dwarf

Undead

Decent in PvP due to Stoneform.

In PvP due to Will of the Forsaken.

Shaman

Draenei

Troll

The only option.

Preferable for healers and ranged DPS as Berserking increases cast and attack speed.

Orc

For Melee, Orcs are preferable for the Blood Fury cooldown.

Warlock

Gnome

Orc

Strong due to Expansive Mind.

Has strong racial Command passive that also useful in solo and dungeon situations where you do not need to sacrifice your pet.

Undead

Due to strong racial passive.

Warrior

Human

Orc

Best for PvE due to the Sword Specialization and Mace Specialization racials.

Great DPS warriors due to Blood Fury and Axe Specialization.

Gnome

Tauren

Decent in PvP due to Escape Artist.

Have the powerful AoE stun via War Stomp, which is useful in dungeons.

Dwarf

Troll

Decent in PvP due to Stoneform.

Due to the synergy of Berserking with Heroic Strike allowing efficient rage to threat conversion, are solid tanks in the end game. 

Undead

Are very strong for PvP due to Will of the Forsaken.

In the table above you can see the best combinations for playing each race in WoW Burning Crusade Classic. Some of the classes have only one option because previously it was everything that game offered. In any case, don’t forget that game should be fun and you can pick any class with any race. But these combinations are known as the best and most effective.

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