We’re getting a new expansion announcement in a week and, of course, the rumors are flying. One rumor that I’ve seen in more than one place is the idea of a new class that uses ranged weapons but is not a hunter. Demon hunter? Ranger? Scout? Who knows?
Let’s talk about this idea, though. A non-hunter hunter. What would that be like? I imagine they probably wouldn’t have pets, and I feel like a new ranged weapon class would focus more on magic than on physical damage to further differentiate themselves. Maybe a sort of… gun-wielding spell slinger. That sounds pretty cool, right?
Even more interesting would be if this class came with a tank or healing spec (or both). Blizzard has not introduced a pure DPS class since Vanilla and I honestly I don’t see them introducing another one since DPS queue times for things like LFR are currently through the roof. Healing with a gun? Tanking with a gun?
P.S. Kind of unrelated but I wrote a Warcraft fanfic and then tossed it on AO3. If you want to read about elves doing elf things, check it out.