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A polearm is a large two-handed edged weapon, usually in the form of a long metal or wood pole a bit taller than a person, with an axe-like head. Polearms are the least common of all melee weapons. Names such as Pike, Spear, Halberd, and Harpoon all indicate a polearm.
Sometimes a polearm will have a spear-like point or mace-like protrusions, but in combination so as to not qualify as a spear and too long a handle to be a mace. Polearms generally attack very slowly, but cause large amounts of damage on a hit.
In Legion Edit
Prior to Legion, the hunter's rarely benefitted from a melee weapon, so a hunter would rarely choose polearm because it would block the auto-shot and many other shooting-based skills. However, as of Legion, Survival Hunters have abilities designed around polearms.
Notable polearms Edit
Epic Mists of Pandaria Polearms Edit
BoA Mists of Pandaria Polearms Edit
Epic Cataclysm Polearms EditThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
Icecrown Citadel Edit
Heroic Halls of Reflection Edit
Heroic Trial of the Champion Edit
Heroic Ulduar Edit
Eye of Eternity Edit
Heroic Naxxramas Edit
Heroic Violet Hold Edit
Level 20 Edit
Patch changes Edit
- Patch 7.0.3 (19-Jul-2016): Survival Hunters abilities changed to favor polearms.
- β Patch 5.0.1 (Beta): Now usable by Monks.
- / Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Weapon Proficiency no longer needs to be trained.
- Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Now trainable by Druids.