Here at WoW Insider, we're somewhat known for our crock pot, tin foil hat theories. Anne Stickney
and Matt Rossi
are definitely the best-known for this, as both of them possess levels of lore knowledge that can only be bested by Red Shirt Guy
. Personally, I'm not a lore buff. My tin foil hat theories have relatively little to do with wondering if Elune is secretly a Naaru
but instead with class balance, generally within the DPS role. With last week's announcement of the monk class in Mists of Pandaria
, I've kicked my brain into overtime to figure out just how this class -- and specifically, the windwalker spec -- might come out.
What do we know about monks?
We know that monks will be agility-based melee DPSers (and tank and healer, but I'm focusing on DPS today). We know that they'll be able to use staves, polearms, fist weapons, and one-handed maces, axes, and swords, which means they'll need to be balanced with both two-handed weapons and dual wielding in mind (that is, unless Blizzard restricts dual wielding to DPS and two-handers to tanking, which is a possibility).
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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, BlizzCon, Monk, Mists of Pandaria