|Allowed Races||Tauren, Night Elf|
|Primary Attributes||Stamina, Strength Intellect Agility|
|Weapon Skills||Staves, Fist Weapons, Daggers, One-Handed Mace, Two-Handed Maces|
The druid class is one of the few hybrid classes in the game (the others being shaman and paladin). The druid class is, as the only class in the game, limited to only two races. The difference between druids and other hybrid classes, is the ability to shapeshift. This makes the druid, unlike shamans and paladins, unable to use all abilites simultaneously as they are tied to different forms; Caster, tree, cat, bear, travel, sea and moonkin form. Most of these forms also performs best with different sets of equipment, so a druid needs to be prepared for the task ahead. Hence, one may say that a druid are not able to seemlessly perform all their abilities, like the other hybrid classes are.
The druid may specialize in any of the following roles; healer (tree), caster damage dealer (moonkin), melee damage dealer (cat) and/or tank (bear). The cat and bear shares the same talent tree, so it's fully possible to combine these. Of course, as a hybrid, you don't necessarily need to specialize in one area, if you'd like to do more than one thing. However, when it comes to end-game raiding, druids (as well as the other hybrid classes) usually are expected to chose one area of expertise (and roll on loot accordingly).
For more information regarding the different armour sets, please check out the Druid Armour Sets section.
"While the Tauren teach that Cenarius instructed them first in Druidism, as recounted in their myth Forestlord and the First Druids, It was in fact Malfurion Stormrage who was the first mortal druid, and Cenarius's greatest student.
He would lead the night elves through the War of the Ancients and the long years that followed. With the creation of the World Tree Nordrassil, the kaldorei Druids were bound to Ysera, and her realm, the Emerald Dream, in which they spent centuries of their immortal lives. The Cenarion Circle was formed as the governing society of Druids, based in the sacred Moonglade.
Locked in slumber in their barrow dens for generations, the Druids awoke to meet the threat of the Burning Legion during its recent invasion. After Archimonde's defeat, the Druids chose to remain in the waking world and help to rebuild their shattered lands. The Legion's attack left a terrible scar on the natural order, and the Druids seek to heal it.
The Night Elf Druids were recently joined in the Cenarion Circle by the Tauren. During the war, Malfurion had befriended Hamuul Runetotem and taught him of druidism. Hamuul later became the first tauren to join the Cenarion Circle and later the archdruid of the Tauren race."
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