Since the evoker is now a few month old, it is now appropriate to speculate on what the next class will be. Blizz confirmed that 12.0 is already being discussed so I can only imagine that the next class will be for that.
Now let’s do some recap first.
Since the release of the Demon Hunter, the classes that have been discussed the most by players are the Dark Ranger, Necromancer, Dragonsworn, and the Tinker.
Both the DR and Necro could have thematically fit with SL, especially given that it was the 2 second expansion after Legion, so we were due for a new class, given past patterns of a new class introduced every two expansions.
That didn’t happen of course and the chances of another death expansion are close to 0.
Also the dark ranger fantasy can now be fully fulfilled with the new DR skins for elves and dark ranger armor.
As for the Necromancer, many people argue that death knights already fulfill this fantasy…
But for those that want a true caster Necro, I think a Warlock super glyph that turns your demons into undead monster would suffice, especially for demo.
For Tinker, the DF profession revamp has introduced Tinker enchants to armor. I think if this is explored more and expanded then that’ll cover the techy class fantasy. Maybe allow Engineers to use their mech mounts I’m the world and be able to interact without dismounting.
Maybe even give us a special action button to allow us to weaponize our mech mounts for a certain duration with a long cd. Again only usable in the world.
As for Dragonsworn, I think we can all agree that the evoker fulfilled this…
So now what? What class archetypes that are common in high fantasy is missing for WoW?
Well the only thing I can think of that hasn’t been fully explored, yet has a significant amount of teasing, especially in SL, is the Bard.
There are few bards spread out throughout azeroth and lore regarding sound magic exists between Murmur and bastion, and even Lv 70 ETC.
How would this look like? I’d bet it’d be another ranged class and a clothy.
This fan concept is the best one I could find that I feel best represents what it could be