1. #1

    Bring on the Battlemage.

    So, the idea is to introduce the Battlemage in 9.0.

    Let mages use magic armour, magic sword & shield and be able to tank. It could be a specialization, or a new class. I’m pretty sure it would be a popular class...

    I have seen some good suggestions on this design on the forum but can’t seem to find them now.

    Anyways, the idea is not new, but in my mind it probably would solve the lack of tanks so the question is; will we ever see the Battlemage?

  2. #2
    Short answer: no.

    Long answer: why didn't you post this in one of the many existing class idea / "why is there no new class in SL" threads?

  3. #3
    Herald of the Titans Vintersol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Germoney
    Posts
    2,723
    will we ever see the Battlemage?
    Yes, it's called Enh-Shaman.
    It's high noon.
    Personality: INTJ

  4. #4
    Herald of the Titans ercarp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Icecrown
    Posts
    2,927
    They're not adding new specs in 9.0, and the class changes they're making are going to be relatively small compared to the massive overhaul we saw in Legion.

    So no, it's not happening in Shadowlands.

  5. #5
    The Lightbringer
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    In the same urn as Vol'Jin
    Posts
    3,500
    Quote Originally Posted by Kurrelurre View Post
    So, the idea is to introduce the Battlemage in 9.0.

    Let mages use magic armour, magic sword & shield and be able to tank. It could be a specialization, or a new class. I’m pretty sure it would be a popular class...

    I have seen some good suggestions on this design on the forum but can’t seem to find them now.

    Anyways, the idea is not new, but in my mind it probably would solve the lack of tanks so the question is; will we ever see the Battlemage?
    You have my sword.

    I would kill for a Mage tank spec. Won't happen in foreseeable SL but who knows for whatever comes next.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Kurrelurre View Post
    but in my mind it probably would solve the lack of tanks
    Considering every new class Blizzard has added has a tank spec the problem isn't that we need more tank specs but that most people just don't care to tank. Your battle mage wouldn't solve much of anything.

  7. #7
    The Lightbringer
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    In the same urn as Vol'Jin
    Posts
    3,500
    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeymootwo View Post
    Considering every new class Blizzard has added has a tank spec the problem isn't that we need more tank specs but that most people just don't care to tank. Your battle mage wouldn't solve much of anything.
    I do agree here. Adding tanks won't solve the shortage of tanks. That's a long term structural issue with WoW caused by three things:

    1) Tanking is a job that requires more knowledge of the dungeons and mobs than DPS or healing do, and puts more responsibility on you.

    2) Only two tanks per raid group means discourages people from focusing on tanking if they want to raid. This is less of an issue than it was pre-Mythic+

    3) Tanking is the role where you suffer the most from shitty play and GOGOGOGO idiocy from the DOS, and where people can quickly ruin a good run for you. Healers get a lot of blame from total morons (yeah blame the healer for "not healing" when you dragged a bunch of AOE silence mobs on top of him) but most runs you just heal what there is to heal. Whereas tanking, holy shit, a couple of moron DPS and it's virtually impossible to do your job and massively unfun.

    Adding new tank specs won't fix this. I'd still kill for a Mage tank spec.

  8. #8
    The Patient ArkantosChampion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Where you live
    Posts
    309
    Add Battle-Master-Sword-Semi-Expert Spec to Priest PLS
    I'm a normal text, I'm a bold text.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •