Hybrid Theory returns under the banner of column-newb Alex Ziebart. Incredibly biased opinions await you. If you are reading this, you have already been made a victim of his inability to create interesting graphics. No World of Warcraft players were harmed in the creation of the previous image, though that does not mean it won't hurt you.
When I decided on my topic for today, I was mighty excited. A fire raged within me, and my fingers flew over the keyboard as soon as I sat down at the computer. My first column! Awesome! Yes! About three paragraphs in, I realized I should probably make sure my predecessor, Jason Lotito, hadn't done the topic yet. Unfortunately, he did
. Fortunately, I completely disagree with what he said in every possible way.Perfect.
What is a hybrid class? The basic answer is pretty simple: A class with multiple viable roles. Paladins
are obvious examples of a hybrid class. If you disagree with the fact that they're hybrids, you must be playing the wrong game. Holy, Retribution, Protection. Feral, Balance, Restoration. Elemental, Enhancement, Restoration. All of them are viable specs, especially in raiding. As fun as it is to mock Retribution Paladins
, even they have a place in the end-game.
Basically, Shamadruidins are hybrids. Don't try to argue that they aren't because you will lose.
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Filed under: Druid, Paladin, Priest, Shaman, Warrior, Analysis / Opinion, Hybrid Theory