Class Hall

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The paladin Class Hall, in a hidden templar sanctum beneath Light's Hope Chapel.

Class Halls[1][2][3] (also known as Order Halls[4][5][6]) are special class-specific areas, serving as the base of operations for each Class Order.[7]

Set in special locations with a strong connection to the class, Class Halls only allow access to players of the corresponding class, and serve as a base of operations for sending champions on missions.

Official preview

As you may have noticed, right now both the Alliance and the Horde are dealing with a bit of disarray on the leadership level. In World of Warcraft: Legion, you'll need to step up and find new ways to band together against the invasion that threatens all of Azeroth. As you venture into the Broken Isles, you'll join forces with other heroes of your class—no matter what faction they may be from—to make a stand and save everyone from annihilation.
Every class needs a place to call home—a special retreat where support can be found, and a war room in which plans can be made. In Legion, this refuge is known as your Class Hall, a unique-to-your-class place where the champions of Warcraft will work with you to meet the challenges that you face in the Broken Isles.[8]

Functionality

Class Halls are in many ways Legion's counterpart to Warlords of Draenor's garrisons. They serve as a secondary hub for players outside of the main capital of Dalaran, and allow players to command a team of champions to undertake special missions. A key difference to garrisons is that the Class Halls are realm-wide, and will be open to all characters of that class, including characters of both factions.[7][9]

Players come here to upgrade their artifacts, and to access special quests and missions.[7]

Class Halls do not have auction houses or banks, and are not intended to be the main location for players to return to during Legion.[10]

Champions

Class Order GC1.jpg

The evolution of Warlords of Draenor's follower system, Class Halls features class champions, which the player are be able to send on missions. While on Draenor the player was recruiting any who would join their cause, regardless of race, class or allegiance, the fight against the Burning Legion will not be won through numbers alone, but through smaller numbers of especially capable champions. Players command a small force of these exceptional champions, including some fairly major lore characters such as Lady Liadrin. The system allows players to learn more about their champions' backstories as they fight together.[11]

As with followers, players send their champions on missions, but these missions are more integrated into the rest of the game experience, unlocking content and enabling the player in related zones. For example, missions may open new areas for questing, or grant special buffs to the player while in certain zones. Players are intended to work alongside and with their champions, rather than competing with them for rewards.[7]

Notes

  • There is still a language barrier between Alliance and Horde players.
  • Most of the Class Halls feature armor racks where the first ten tier sets will be displayed once the corresponding class has collected all parts of the set's appearance. However, it seems that the set will only appear on the rack if all parts of the set are from lowest raid level, and are of the same specialization.

Locations

Class Order Gamescom4.jpg

Videos

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Time to complete Class Hall research for Tiers 3, 4, 5, and 6 reduced.
Tiers 3 and 4 now take three days, Tier 5 takes five days, and Tier 6 takes seven days.

References

  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2015-11-07. World of Warcraft: Game Systems Panel. Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved on 2015-11-08.
  2. ^ Legion (EU). Retrieved on 2016-08-01. “To overcome these threats, you will claim a Class Hall...”
  3. ^ Legion (US). Retrieved on 2016-08-01. “To overcome these threats, you will claim a Class Hall...”
  4. ^ http://blizzard.gamespress.com/World-of-Warcraft#?tab=documents World_of_Warcraft_Legion_Announcement_enUS.doc
  5. ^ Legion - World of Warcraft Products - Battle.net shop (EU). Retrieved on 2016-08-01. “Take charge of your Order Hall...”
  6. ^ Legion - World of Warcraft Products - Battle.net shop (US). Retrieved on 2016-08-01. “Take charge of your Order Hall...”
  7. ^ a b c d e f g http://www.blizzgc.com starting at 41:50
  8. ^ Legion Preview: Class Halls (2016-08-15). Retrieved on 2016-08-16.
  9. ^ Dev Interviews, Rogue Order Hall, Blue Posts, Warcraft Movie Prop Contest, DLC #500 (2015-08-11).
  10. ^ a b Dev Interviews, August 6-7 Hotfixes, Blue Posts, Pet Battle Bonus Event, Legion Art (2015-08-07).
  11. ^ World of Warcraft: Legion, Class Halls & Champions
  12. ^ chaud 2015-08-22. Patch 6.2.2 PTR - Build 20426, Dev Interviews, Patch 6.2.2 Development, Blue Tweets. MMO-Champion. Retrieved on 2015-08-21.
  13. ^ http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/5121-Timewalking-Reward-Costs-Accolade-Trinkets-and-PvP-Gearing-Tweets-Wildstar-F2P