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    Class/Spec with the highest learning curve?

    Hello. I don't know if anyone feels the same way but I'm starting to lose interest in the game. I PvE mostly, starting heroic progression on my Fury Warrior but other than that I don't really find anything interesting in the game. I wanted to maybe start an alt, but something challenging. I've played the game a lot so I have experience with almost every class, but very few can I play well. My question is, which class/spec has the highest learning curve i.e. a class that has a good amount of micromanagement and versatility. Thanks.

    -Sorry forgot to mention, I meant a DPS class/spec.
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    arcane mage

    it isnt just HURRRR 1111111111111111111!!!!111111111111

    manageing mana for max dps prolly the hardest spec to master in game
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    Healing, Tanking or dps?

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    Feral druid is hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulstaz View Post
    Feral druid is hard
    feral isnt as bad as it was in wrath.....its pritty basic now still not exactly a beginer friendly spec tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by soulstaz View Post
    Feral druid is hard
    Not being rude or anything but what management does Feral have other than bleeds? Or is there something else that makes it difficult? I haven't played feral since Cata.

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    Tank: Brewmaster Monk
    DPS: Feral Druid
    Healer: Mistweaver Monk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vydrax View Post
    Not being rude or anything but what management does Feral have other than bleeds? Or is there something else that makes it difficult? I haven't played feral since Cata.
    3 separate bleeds, savage roar, faerie fire, dream of cenarius. DoC feral is probably the most difficult spec to properly play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorAJ View Post
    3 separate bleeds, savage roar, faerie fire, dream of cenarius. DoC feral is probably the most difficult spec to properly play.
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    I'm pretty sure feral druid is the only spec that a reasonably experience and intelligent WoW player couldn't grasp by just reading a well done explanation of the spec.
    I feel like a guide written by the best of the particular spec in the world vs. an intelligent experienced player is the best hypothetical way we can gauge class difficulty.

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    I'd rank it like this.
    Tank: Brewmaster
    Healer: Mistweaver
    DPS: Feral druid/Arcane mage

    I've played everything this xpac so far and for me those are the "highest learning curve" specs. But that's just me.

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    If you're bored don't do another DPS class. Go BrM monk with MW OS. That's a fun time.

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    Feral or any class that has to snapshot dots, good riddance for such retarded mechanics.

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    Arcane is hard the same way fury is hard, lower ilvls are shittier, higher ilvls are awesome. Not hard to learn, gear dependent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obby View Post
    feral isnt as bad as it was in wrath.....its pritty basic now still not exactly a beginer friendly spec tho
    I played Feral as my best alt in Wrath, and I assure you DoC Feral now is MUCH harder than Wrath Feral ever was. I was ranking on that alt in Wrath, so I kinda knew how to play it.

    You can play the braindead Feral spec now and roll your face for 90% max DPS, but DoC is actually difficult.

    I don't really agree that Brewmaster is difficult to play. At a basic level it's VERY simple, and there isn't a whole lot of extra stuff you have to learn. Their active mitigation is easily the simplest in the game and Stagger mechanics really aren't that hard to learn. I find Prot Warrior harder to play, personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vydrax View Post
    Not being rude or anything but what management does Feral have other than bleeds? Or is there something else that makes it difficult? I haven't played feral since Cata.
    Slow resource generation so you need to plan ahead at all times, far more difficult than any other spec I've tried, and I've tried most
    I'd place arcane mage at a close 2nd
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    If you have never played a warlock, then they take a lot of getting used to, especially demo locks. Lots of DOT tracking via AffDots, watching fury as demo or embers as destro, etc.

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    i'd say feral, problem is - it's not very fun either
    so i'd suggest monk, windwalker is average difficulty, but holy shit is tanking and healing engaging, different and quite hard to master

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    Brewmaster/Mistweaver
    Enhancement
    Affliction/Demonology
    Balance/Feral
    Subtlety

    Those are probably the specs with the highest skill caps in general. Brewmaster especially is refreshing in that it's quite different from the rest.

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    Out of curiosity, what is it about Brewmasters that people are citing as difficult? They have the easiest active mitigation, an uncomplicated single-target rotation and are dead simple when it comes to AOE.

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