Breakfast Topic: What’s the most overpowered class in the game?

As a PvP player, I’m very aware of the constant complaints that one class or another is overpowered, or OP as the popular jargon calls it. One moment it’s feral druids, the next it’s rogues, then mages, then you throw a legendary staff into the mix and all of a sudden, out of nowhere it’s balance druids and shadow priests!

But then, once you start to play one of those apparently OP classes, you suddenly realise what they’re up against to achieve their OP state, and you might begin to realise how to counter their moves, and suddenly you’re back on what feels like a far more level playing field with that class, but a whole bunch of other ones are OP.

And the notion of an overpowered class can translate into PvE as well, just as nicely. Some healers have it easier than others, some DPS might too, some tanks have more in their toolkits or different abilities that cater better to some situations than others.

So, that being said, what is the most overpowered class in the game? Are there genuine imbalances at this late stage of the expansion? Or are things just ticking along nicely? My nomination would probably be either mages or rogues from a PvP standpoint. Both have high burst DPS and a good amount of crowd control, which can be a pretty nasty combination to come up against. In battlegrounds, I might change my response to paladins, particularly healers. They have so, so many get-out-of-jail-free cards! And in PvE, hmm, much more tricky. I would say that Blood DKs are in a really good place right now. And perhaps arcane mages — it feels like their relatively simple rotation ought not to yield such high DPS!

What about you? What do you think? And tell me, how many of you think that the class you play as a main or second character is completely overpowered. Is the grass truly always greener?

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