Filling a niche
Tatia, my paladin is an Enchanter/Herbalist. Her Herbalism is capped and she’s happily picking weeds in Outlands for pots and gold. Her enchanting hit 368 last night (a lot of the guild wanted Savagery on their weapons). I don’t think she’ll be changing any time soon. If it comes down to it.. I’m willing to drop Herbalism but not Enchanting.
Lilac, my warlock, was an Herbalist/Alchemist until I realized that her best gear route was for her to be a Tailor. So she dropped Alchemy to become a Tailor. The rationalization is, even if I don’t have an Alchemist I can get someone in the guild to make pots for me. So a Herbalist is more useful. Lilac is happily picking flowers on her way to outlands. That said, if it comes down to it, I’m willing to drop Herbalism but not Tailoring.
Obliette, my druid, is currently an Enchanter/Herbalist. Someday I hope to do stealth runs with her.. in which case she’ll need to be an enchanter (for the disenchanting). BUT I really haven’t felt the bug to level Obli. I have a healer (so don’t need another).. Stealth runs have been very few-and-far-between. I don’t want to tank. The only pull I feel is from cat DPS. That -does- have draw but not a huge one.
Nocc, my hunter is currently an enchanter. I really don’t need another enchanter.. it was just convenient at the time (and added the ability to disenchant soulbound items for their mats). She has no second tradeskill. She’s leveling with fiancee’s bear tank. His beartank is a skinner/leatherworker. But Nocc has no second tradeskill and this bothers me a lot. I’m stuck as to what to pick as her second skill though.
Herbalism – No involves tracking
Mining – No involves tracking
Skinning – No competes with fiancee for skins
Jewelcrafting/Engineering/Blacksmithing – No, have no miner
Leatherworker – No, have no skinner and hunters get to wear mail before too long, and competes with fiancee
Tailor – No, have a tailor already.. otherwise maybe yes for bags.. but no, the BoP items aren’t useful to Hunters.
Enchanting – Ehh, already have two.. with one at very high level. Hate to skill it up again.
Alchemy – Maybe.. she’s not an herbalist.. but I have several of those.. so she could make potions for them.
I guess I’m just stuck.