The Daily Grind: Has a class spec or overhaul ever saved an MMO character for you?


Thieves and rogues and backstabby stealthy types don’t usually do much for me in MMORPGs. Oh sure, I play a stealth thief in literally every Elder Scrolls game, but in MMOs? Nah, most of the fun bits of playing a rogue are either absent or fluff, and stealth and positional combat just slow down progression.

But every once in a while, an MMO figures out a way to make a class I normally hate turn into something I adore. Lately, I’ve been playing my long-abandoned Guild Wars 2 Thief with the Daredevil spec, and it brought the character from the bottom of my roster to… well, not to the tippy top, but to the top third, let’s say. She went from a mule to a character I actually play! And it’s entirely because the Daredevil elite spec makes the class a badass staff-twirling monk with epic animations for the Asura.

Has a class spec or overhaul ever saved an MMO character for you?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

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