Role Swapping in WoW

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.

William Shakespeare

Role Swapping

Not many have written on the wonderfulness built into our tier sets following our role swaps. Going from healing to dps caster, it is nice not to carry some crappy left over gear to dps; I’m being honored for my efforts with my tier sets.

My two favorite tanks never have bag space. When they swap roles they have to swap weapons and trinkets and who-knows-what else. To add to the misery, feral cats have to carry two sets to play feral; a mastery set and a crit set. There was little bear kitty love in this expansion!

Still, the role swapping works very well. If a dps changes specs from arcane to frost or beast master to marks; the impact is not nearly as meaningful as healer to caster. Even so, that is marvelous too for those deepsters.

Our class heirloom from Archimonde swaps per spec and this is what I think needs to be in Legion.

We need our gear to be multi-flavored. Every trinket should have three flavors (dps, tanking, healing). Our progression through an expansion is on one character often playing many roles; changing those roles should not be setting us back but adding to the spice of our forward journey.

Crafted gear should continue to be specific. Re-rolling for the best stats and upgrading the piece is a fine process. Having a caster staff and a healing staff would not be a burden.

It was a huge step in WoD for our tier bonuses to follow our role changes — this needs to be taken to the next step as well in Legion.


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