Well, it looks like Survival is finally and officially going to be the melee spec. And I don’t mean the weird sort of hybrid Lacerate spec from Vanilla. A full on melee spec.
…and that’s all we know so far. That, and they get a polearm or something for their artifact weapon.
I find myself wondering how they’re going to play out. Will they play like a warrior? Like a rogue? Since we’ve got Focus and that works similarly to Energy, I’d assume it’ll be kind of like a rogue. But I also think with large weapons like polearms, things’ll feel more like a warrior or paladin with a two-hander.
I also find myself thinking about the role the pet is going to play. Maybe there will be combo moves where the pet and hunter act together? Who knows! There are a lot of possibilities.
All I know for sure is that, even though every expansion I gripe like an old fogey about “hunters these days”, this is definitely gonna be the biggest change to the class we’ve had since mana was replaced by focus. How is it all going to turn out? We’ll just have to wait and see.
What do YOU guys think about Survival going melee?