There are several things to take into consideration when choosing a worgen class. Do you care if your character looks stupid? How important is roleplaying to you? How big an impact do the worgen’s racial abilities have on class selection? Read on to learn what’s important when choosing a class for your worgen character in World of Warcraft’s Cataclysm expansion.
It’s not a huge deal, but worgen has some nice racial abilities that you may take into consideration when selecting a worgen class.
- Darkflight (3 min cooldown) – Activates your true form, increasing movement speed by 40% for 10 sec.
- Viciousness (passive) – Increases critical strike chance by 1%.
- Aberration (passive) – Increases your resistance to harmful Nature and Shadow effects by 1.
- Flayer (passive) – Skinning skill increased by 15 and allows you to skin faster.
- Two Forms (1.5 sec cooldown) – Transforms you between human and worgen forms. You will revert to worgen form in combat.
- Running Wild (1.5 sec cooldown) – Drop to all fours to run as fast as a wild animal. This is the worgen’s mount ability
Remember, however, that racial abilities don’t make or break your class choice.
While worgens have a human form, in combat they must be in wolf form, and many players will wind up simply remaining in wolf form all the time for convenience’s sake. Is appearance important to you? Do you think a wolf looks silly in priest’s or mage’s robes? Do you want to go druid and avoid the werewolf look entirely by shapeshifting? These are things to consider when selecting a class for your worgen.
I won’t give spoilers here, but there’s ingame backstory that strongly supports worgen druids. Worgen death knights also are woven into World of Warcraft’s world history, so that’s another choice for dedicated roleplaying. Every other class — mage, warlock, priest, rogue, warrior, and hunter — fits well into roleplaying as well, since as a (formerly) human Gilnean citizen you had the skills of your class and retained memory and use of them after you were transformed into a worgen.
This one isn’t worgen specific, yet it will in the end be the most important consideration. What classes do you enjoy playing? Is there a class you aren’t comfortable with? If so, playing your hated class with a nifty new race probably isn’t going to change that. However, if there’s a class you’ve always itched to try, now might be just the chance — in this case the nifty new race makes learning something new even more enjoyable.
Worgen Class Suggestions
Available worgen classes are druid, mage, warlock, priest, rogue, warrior, hunter, and death knight. Death knight, of course, begins in the death knight starting area rather than Gilneas, and you must have an existing level 55 or higher character.
Feral druid is a great class choice for worgen roleplay reasons as well as appearance reasons. The worgen druid’s cat form is sharp-looking. A popular choice is fury warrior, because the worgen warrior has great looks and the warrior’s ferocity is a nice match for worgen woflishness. Players also say the fury warrior combat animations (lots of flips) are excellent. Rogues round up the top 3 worgen class choices, at least as of this writing. If you want to stand out from the crowd, go ahead and try a spellcaster or a hunter.
Remember, though, in the end it comes down to what you enjoy best. Don’t worry if what sounds most fun to you is what it seems everyone is choosing, and don’t worry if you choose something “unfashionable” like a worgen mage. Select the right worgen class for you based on appearance, racial abilities, roleplaying considerations, and, most of all, your own personal preference, and you’ll have as much fun playing your worgen as WoW’s people seem to have had designing them.
This post is part of the series: Worgen Resource Guide for World of Warcraft
Your ultimate guide to everything about the worgen race in World of Warcraft’s Cataclysm expansion.