The pikemen of the pandaren clans are the dedicated defenders of their people. Masters of the pan-spear, many pikemen dream of becoming one of the elite defenders of their people, the wardancers. Indeed, a pikeman is said to still be "learning the dance." Troops of pikemen are trained by a wardancer superior, who watches his apprentices to determine who is prepared to engage in the Dance of War.
In combat, pikemen back up the lethal wardancer, peppering incoming enemies with a rain of pan-spears and then guarding the flanks of their champions.