Laeleiweyn of World of Lae has kicked off a series of Alt Appreciation weeks to “celebrate all the classes!”
And finally, we come to the Warriors, always last in the alphabetical lineup but first on the line of defense for their people.
Whether sturdy and stalwart, focused and disciplined, or berserk and bloodthirsty, every race has Warriors — and every race should. My Warrior was one of the earliest alts that I rolled — it didn’t take long for me to decide that I needed a Tauren of every class the race could be — but she has historically lagged far behind my other characters, spending most of her time in Thunder Bluff serving as my primary bank alt. I created my first Death Knight with the intention that she could now be my primary bank alt… but I also wanted my Death Knight to be my Enchanter. Getting the best enchanting recipes has required leveling my Death Knight to cap and gaining reputation in each new expansion, and so my Warrior only really got a break from running between the mailbox, bank, and auction house during the latter half of Cataclysm. Indeed, if the Warrior T15 LFR set hadn’t been so gorgeous, my Warrior would very likely still be loafing around in Thunder Bluff at level 80. My Warrior would have been the last of my Tauren “one of each Class” characters to reach level 90, rather than my Priest. And when I did take my Warrior to Pandaria, it was my secondary Warrior who took over as primary bank alt. I like having a Warrior (or a Death Knight) as primary bank alt because, as a plate wearer, they can wear anything I may want them to.
Once I got going with my Warrior, though, I’ve enjoyed playing with her. Gathering up a massive group of mobs and unleashing a Bladestorm is awesomely fun AOE for farming lower-level content. I’ve had fun with my Prot Warrior, too, though Warrior tanking feels more chaotic to me than Paladin tanking. When I’m tanking with my Warrior, I miss my Paladin’s dazing, silencing Avenger’s Shield. To the point I’ve gotten with my Prot Warrior (Hellfire Ramparts), it’s seemed to me that I could establish more complete control over a pull more quickly with my Paladin than with my Warrior. I’m going to keep working on it, because I have fond memories of following a Tauren Warrior tank through Karazhan, Zul’Aman, Naxxramas, and Ulduar.
Thank you so much, Lae, for a fantastic blogging challenge!