The Melee Classes – Their Strengths and Weaknesses and the Best PvP Builds For WoW PvP

The most important things in WoW PvP is to know your class. And your ability with that class and spec. Another great thing to learn is your opponent’s class and the spec he/she is. This is more difficult for some classes. Explicitly the caster classes, There are two ways to know your opponent’s spec one is to watch which spells they cast. The other is to assume that all mages will be a form of frost spec and all warlocks will be destruction.

First I’ll start with the warrior. The warrior is a melee class that wears heavy armor AKA plate. Their strength’s are plate, and their stances are battle stance, berserker stance, and defensive stance and their ability to charge intercept or intervene. Note: (no one uses intervene in pvp it might prove to be an interesting turn that your opponent might not know how to deal with). Your weaknesses are any class that is a caster. Your best spec for pvp is arms or tank. As arms you will spec something like (51/20/0) or (57/14/0). As a tank you will spec (12/8/51) I am working on a new spec for pvp tank I’ll get that to you all as soon as possible. Warriors are not as good as we once were. If you are a warrior you are a pressure class now. Our survivability is extremely low compared to all the other melee classes.

The paladin. Paladin’s dps is the powerhouse in pvp but not the arenas. Why is that you ask? I’ll tell you. All of your attacks heal you. You say isn’t that a good thing in the arena. Yes but you are vary susceptible to mage’s, warlock’s, and hunter’s attacks in arenas where you have a limit of 2v2 3v3 5v5 people and one of those three classes are in nearly every arena team. And in 5v5 if those three are on the same team along with a paladin healer and a DK, rogue, warrior, or feral druid. They will win unless you are in a counter for that make up. For arena you go holy. Your ret build is (0/20/51). These builds are outdated but they are still good and will get you in the ballpark for a holy paladin (53/18/0) (37/0/34) (49/0/22). Your strengths are that you are an overpowered class when it comes to pvp. All paladins ware heavy armor.

The rogue is one of the most common classes in pvp and arena. And the reason is you stun lock any and everything. That is your only purpose to stun lock however there are a few specs and people that don’t just stun lock. They use a different tactic hot and run or a tag team. You have so many specs. It is impossible to get them all. So here are a few (41/5/25) (17/0/54) (5/54/12) and there are more. My spec is (15/12/44) it is a hit and run spec. Tag team requires 2 rogues that know their class spec and how their partner plays. With two hit and run spec’d rogues with about the same name works well because they won’t know there are two of you and it is historical to watch and participate in. Your weaknesses are not being able to stealth and not getting a surprise attack, and if they know you are there they will call for help in the battlegrounds. And the opposite of those are your strengths being able to stealth and do a surprise attack.

The death knight is a great asset to any pvp or arena group. You are excellent against caster and melee classes. Currently you are the only one that can stand toe to toe with a ret paladin. Your strengths are your arsenal of melee, spell, and diseased attacks and your summoned undead servants. Your weaknesses are few if any. You are a well-rounded class against other melee classes. However, against a caster you are slightly over powered. Your spec is going to be frost or unholy. There are several forms of these specs (20/0/51) (20/51/0) (0/20/51) my build is (19/52/0) I have been running it for 7 months now with a re-spec for duel wielding when they made it better. Wares heavy armor.

Shaman drop Enhancement. You don’t have the survivability needed to be a melee class. Go Elemental or Restoration.

Druids are a great and well-rounded class. Switching between your forms is the where you get your survivability. You are also the most versatile class in the game. You are able to be a healer dps tank and caster dps. I’ll be hitting the feral combat here though. Your specs are (0/55/16) (0/60/11). You do about the same as a rogue. And it works great. You do not have a hit and run spec. Hit and kill is how you roll. Your weaknesses are anyone with a cc. That cant be broken by switching between your forms.

A descent place to get PvP builds is arenajunkies.com when and if they ever update their site. I use my own builds to fit the way I play and what I like to do in PvP combat. It is best if you can do this in my opinion.