Breakfast Topic: If you could be any class in real life...

Breakfast Topic If you could be any class in real life
What would it be, and why? This was the excellent Breakfast Topic idea proposed to me by lostinmyminds, over on twitter. It's a tricky question, actually, when you start to really think about it.

My main right now, and I suspect my favorite class in the game, is the shaman. I love their healing power, I love their totems and their recent rework, and I love blasting people off cliffs with Thunderstorm! But in reality, what use would a shaman's skills really be? Healing is great, of course, as is the power of reincarnation, but it's on a really long cooldown, so I'd worry that if I used it at the wrong moment, I'd be dead for real. It's happened enough times in-game, trust me!

And while thunderstorm would be an awesome skill for times when I'm feeling a bit panicky and hemmed in by a large crowd, I suspect I might get into trouble for blasting people 30 yards through the air.

For me, I reckon it'd be either a mage or a paladin. A paladin, because of the bubbles, and Lay on Hands. Not only can I make myself invulnerable, I can make my friend invulnerable to physical damage, too. And if that doesn't work out, one of us can go from 1 hit point back up to full health in a single global cooldown. And mages? Well, that's a selfish one. They can't resurrect or heal, but they have slow fall, and portals. The portals are the number one reason why I'd roll a mage. Just imagine, you can move between major cities on different continents with a portal! Amazing.

So, how about you? What class would you be, and why? Equally, what class would you never be, and why? For me, that class would be rogues. I hate the picking only battles you can win and sliding into the shadows when things go wrong.

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.