As we know, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria(WoW: MOP) is coming soon. Here i will show you something about of the Monk class, which is the heavily influenced by Asian cultural. Monk class is based on ancient martial arts, which is Chinese's favorites.
The Monk class is described by Blizzard in the following way:
Pandaren masters have chosen to share their ancient martial arts with young fighters in both the Alliance and Horde. Harnessing their inner strength and potent "chi" energy, Monks are extremely capable in every role: damage, defense, and healing.
Monks are masters of bare-handed combat, choosing to draw their weapons only for devastating finishing moves. Monk healers bring harmony and balance to every group, healing even the most grievous of injuries with ancient remedies and focused spiritual arts. And few can hope to out-last the unquenchable prowess of the Monk Brewmaster, whose empowering beverages and unpredictable combat style allow them to absorb incredible amounts of punishment.
We do know that Monks will be able to fill healer, tank, and damage roles in a group, just like Druid. Monks are heavily melee based and will be able to heal even while causing damage to the enemies around them. In order to keep a highly active and flowing martial arts feel to the class that Blizzard has stated that they will not have an auto-attack ability. This means that players will constantly be needing to activate their next attack. Do you think this setting is cool? I don’t think so, because the players will be more excited in the fighting and after that they wanna smoke. So I think this setting is bad for player’s health.
Pandaren, Human, Draenei, Dwarf, Gnome, Night Elf, Blood Elf, Forsaken, Orc, Tauren, Troll
Fist Weapons, One-handed Maces, One-handed Axes, One-handed Swords, Polearms, Staves
Tank, Healer, Melee DPS
A true hybrid class that can fill any role as the following specializations:
Brewmaster - Tank
Mistweaver - Healer
Windwalker - Melee DPS
Fights with bare hands and uses weapons for finishing moves.
Uses Chi as their main resource
Has a secondary resource called light and dark energy which can be used for specific abilities.
Highly versatile - able to fill any role required in a group.
Mistweavers (Healers) can heal while still performing damaging attacks.
Active class that is constantly in motion. Can play for either faction and be any race, other than Goblins and Worgens.
Will not have an auto-attack meaning that you will need to continually push buttons to attack.
Use leather armor so not well protected.
Dual resource system will be complicated for some players.