So, the word from the Legion alpha is that the Beast Mastery Hunter Artifact questline is substantially similar to the Protection Warrior Artifact questline. The word I saw used was “mirror”. I’m guessing this means that they take place in the same zone(s) and feature essentially the same lore reveals/plotline. The Discipline Priest and Arcane Mage quests are apparently also “mirrors” of each other. I’m gonna hazard a guess that because the Affliction Warlock and Balance Druid Artifacts are both scythes hidden away under Karazhan, those Artifact questlines also mirror each other.
Anyhow, although the arrival of Legion is still some distance off and there’s a good chance that most of my alts won’t be ready even when it does get here, it’s been amusing me to think about which spec I want to choose as my primary (first Artifact choice) for each character.
Whether Kamalia levels as Resto or as Elemental depends on whether BTH comes back for Legion just to play the leveling part of the game with me. If he does, Kam will level as Resto. If he doesn’t, Kam will level as Elemental because I’m more fascinated by the description of the Elemental Artifact than by that of the Resto Artifact. It does puzzle me somewhat, though, that it’s the Ra-den fist weapon Artifact going to Elemental Shaman and the Tol’vir fist weapon Artifact going to Windwalker Monks, and not the other way around. Whichever spec she doesn’t pick first, she’ll do as her second Artifact. Kamalia will most likely quest in Highmountain first.
Mini-Kam will pick up the Doomhammer. I don’t know where she’ll go first.
My Hunter has been Beast Mastery for most of her life, but I’m thinking that I’ll level her as Survival for the Highmountain lore that accompanies the Eagle Spear. Then she’ll do Beast Mastery as soon as the option to pick up a second Artifact becomes available. Eventually, she’ll get around to doing Marksmanship, because dangitall if that Windrunner bow doesn’t look amazing, and also to try out the novelty of Hunting pet-less. She will probably quest in Highmountain first, too.
My Warrior is currently planning to be Arms first because Mr Rossi says the Arms Artifact questline is awesome and also because I think it’s the coolest looking of the Warrior Artifacts. She’ll do Fury next because Titan’s Grip, then Prot last. She’ll probably quest in Stormheim first.
My primary Druid is Balance first and Resto a distant second. My secondary Druid is Feral first and Guardian a distant second. My Druids will most likely quest in Val’sharah first.
My Blood Elf Mage will continue to be Fire for Felo’melorn. My Human Mage will go Arcane for Aluneth. One or the other (or both, perhaps) of them will eventually pick up Ebonchill. They will probably quest in Azsuna first.
My primary Monk will probably level as Mistweaver to get Shaohao’s staff, then get the Windwalker fist weapon. My secondary Monk will get the Monkey King’s staff, of course. I’m not sure where they’ll quest first.
I haven’t quite decided yet whether my Paladin will go Prot first or Holy first. She’ll do Ret, too, eventually, because sometimes I have Paladin mog ideas that want a 2H weapon. I haven’t figured out which zone she’ll quest in first.
I also haven’t quite decided whether my Priest will go Disc first or Holy first. She’s been Disc most of her life, and the Disc Artifact looks pretty cool — but so does the Holy one. She’ll probably quest in Stormheim first to learn more about the Val’kyr.
My Death Knight is Frost, and she’ll probably end up questing in Stormheim first.
My Warlock is Destruction, my Rogue is Outlaw, and my Demon Hunter will be Havoc, and they’ll most likely quest in Azsuna first.
Have you had any thoughts or begun to make any plans about what spec you want to level as and which zone you want to start leveling in?