Today I had a weird thought. If the Alliance and the Horde leaders had a fight, with nothing else included, other than their own skills and powers… it would probably be pretty quick, with the Alliance leaders wiping out the Horde ones in probably a few minutes.
I just can’t see a reason to create such an enormous difference between the two leaderships (power-wise), so I’d like to hear your opinions on this. I will list the leaders and their “skills”, just to make the comparison easier.
Anduin Wrynn - something between a priest and a paladin, obviously very powerful in either of the cases. He can mass rez/heal bunch of soldiers without even getting tired.
Muradin Bronzebeard - a famous warrior, but I suppose that’s about it.
Gelbin Mekkatorque - an incredible Tinker, can do some nasty stuff with his mech and other inventions.
Tyrande Whisperwind - a living embodiment of Elune and her raw power. Able to summon a mini moon/(star?) and kill a Val’kyr in just a few seconds. Also froze and killed a whole camp of Forsaken without even blinking.
Malfurion Stormrage - the official first and most powerful druid… What else do I need to say?
Prophet Velen - one of the most powerful priests, a skilled and incredibly experienced wielder of the Light.
Genn Greymane - well, I guess he’s a good warrior. He can also turn into a good boy if he gets angry.
Turalyon - one of the first paladins, a skilled wielder of the Light.
Alleria Windrunner - the first mortal to harness the powers of the Void without going insane… for now.
Moira Thaurissan - a priestess. Honestly don’t know much about her, but I guess she wields the powers of the Light.
Jaina Proudmoore - one of, if not the most powerful mages at the moment, has a lot of fighting experience and (I believe) her staff is infused with the power of the Thunder King. Or at least the power that remained after his defeat.
Sylvanas Windrunner - a former Ranger General of Quel’thalas, now a Dark ranger. She’s able to use some lighter forms of Necromancy.
Varok Saurfang - the legendary High Overlord Saurfang, a mighty warrior of the Horde.
Thrall - a former shaman, Warchief and the leader of the Earthen Ring, who is now a warrior.
Rokhan - one of the Horde’s best scouts, a shadow hunter.
Baine Bloodhoof - I don’t remember him fighting much. A warrior.
Lor’themar Theron - a former Ranger of Quel’thalas, now its Regent Lord. A skilled and experienced fighter.
Jastor Gallywix - can do absolutely nothing in a fight.
Mayla Highmountain - also hasn’t fought much. A warrior.
Thalyssra - First Arcanist of Suramar. An experienced and skilled mage, but probably can’t do anything game-changing if the encounter wasn’t planned.
Geya’rah - hasn’t done anything significant yet, as she’s still kinda new. A warrior.
Talanji - a powerful Loa priest. Has an interesting theme going on, wielding the powers of the Light, while working with Bwonsamdi.
Oh yeah and the Pandas:
I suppose Ji and Aysa are equal, power-wise.
So, as you can see… While most of the Alliance leaders wield some kind of magic, the Horde leaders are mostly warriors. I find that a little stupid, and I can’t really see a reason to do this. Some of these characters, like Mayla and Baine, could use a lot of developement and become more powerful. I think it would really be a shame to miss this opportunity. What’s your opinion on this? Feel free to discuss!
I’m sorry if a similar post was here before, I didn’t mean to copy anyone. Also correct me if any of my statements are wrong!