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For as long as war has raged, heroes from every race have aimed to master the art of battle. Warriors combine strength, leadership, and a vast knowledge of arms and armor to wreak havoc in glorious combat.
Warrior crest

Warriors are melee fighters highly trained in the art of weaponry. Melee combat is the warrior's strongest skill. They are strong and quick on the battlefield. Depending on their specialization, a warrior can often deal very high damage or be tough to kill. Warrior abilities depend on rage generation. This is different to all but one melee class, the bear form druid. Rage for Arms and Fury is generates through auto-attacks, while rage for Protection warriors is generated primarily through taking damage.

Warriors wear plate, and at level 50 they receive [Plate Specialization]. They are able to use shields, wear a variety of armor, and wield any weapon with the exception of wands. Warrior is one of the two classes playable by all races, Hunter being the other.

Background Edit

See also: List of warriors

As long as war is waged on Azeroth, there will be men and women who fight those wars. Warriors are no mere sword-swingers; they are skilled combatants, combining strength of arm, knowledge of weaponry, and practiced maneuvers to slice or bludgeon their foes into little red bits. Warriors are the most versatile of the combat classes, and they supplement their fighting prowess with the ability to rally their allies and spur them to victory. They charge into the heart of the battle and survive the most grievous of wounds. Warriors are common in dwarf, Forsaken, human, and orc societies, but many other species also fill their ranks with warriors. Masters of swords, spears, and weapons of all kinds, warriors share a common way of life on Azeroth. Using their abilities to deal pain and cause bloodshed, warriors are deadly adversaries and welcome friends in violent times (which seem to be all the time in recent decades).[1] Anyone willing to take up arms to defend their people can be classed as a warrior. A knight is the warrior elite among humans.

Notable warriors Edit

Races Edit

Main article: Warrior races

Specializations/stats Edit

Battle-hardened masters of two-handed weapons, using mobility and overpowering attacks to strike their opponents down.
- Official description
Stat priority
  • Mastery
  • Strength
  • Versatility
  • Haste
  • Critical Strike

Mortal Strike

Ability Min Level
Mortal Strike 10
Colossus Smash 20
Cleave 22
Hamstring 32
Tactician 34
Die by the Sword 36
Whirlwind 40
Ability Min Level
Cleave (2) 55
Bladestorm 65
Intimidating Shout 70
Mastery: Colossal Might 78
Commanding Shout 80
Furious berserkers wielding a weapon in each hand, unleashing a flurry of attacks to carve their opponents to pieces.
- Official description
Stat priority
  • Strength
  • Haste (to 50%)
  • Mastery
  • Versatility
  • Critical Strike
  • Haste



Raging Blow

Ability Min Level
Bloodthirst 10
Furious Slash 10
Titan's Grip 10
Rampage 12
Enrage (warrior ability) 14
Raging Blow 20
Furious Slash (2) 22
Execute (2) 28
Piercing Howl 32
Ability Min Level
Enraged Regeneration 36
Whirlwind 40
Whirlwind (2) 55
Intimidating Shout 70
Mastery: Unshackled Fury 78
Commanding Shout 80
Stalwart protectors who use a shield to safeguard themselves and their allies.
- Official description
Stat priority
  • Strength
  • Versatility
  • Mastery
  • Haste
  • Critical Strike

Shield Slam


Shield Block

Ability Min Level
Shield Slam 10
Devastate 10
Thunder Clap 14
Shield Block 20
Revenge 22
Intercept 28
Last Stand 32
Shield Slam (2) 34
Ability Min Level
Deep Wounds 36
Shield Block (2) 38
Ignore Pain 40
Demoralizing Shout 48
Shield Wall 55
Mastery: Critical Block 78
Spell Reflection 80

Skills/Glyphs Edit

Note: Players technically start in Arms spec; if a player chooses another specialization at level 10, Fury and Protection lose Slam; Protection loses Charge and Execute; Fury loses Victory Rush.


Ability Min Level
Slam Starts with
Charge 3
Victory Rush 5
Execute 8
Taunt 13
Ability Min Level
Heroic Throw 17
Pummel 24
Heroic Leap 26
Berserker Rage 42
Battle Cry 50

Suggested professions Edit

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  • IconSmall Blacksmithing [Blacksmithing] and IconSmall Mining [Mining] are logical choices for any plate armor wearing class. This allows crafting decent armor as one levels and sometimes good weapons also.
  • IconSmall Alchemy [Alchemy] and IconSmall Herbalism [Herbalism] can be useful for quick potion heals and various buffs from elixirs and flasks. These professions are also good all around for making money and supplying guild runs.
  • IconSmall Cooking [Cooking] is good for any non-healing class for non-combat health regeneration and provides good buff foods.
  • IconSmall First Aid [First Aid] is good for any non-healing class for in-combat health regeneration and low downtime regeneration.
  • IconSmall Fishing [Fishing] is good for leveling cooking.

End-game expectations Edit

Warriors are a hybrid class capable of filling two major roles in groups or raids. They can specialize into Arms or Fury to focus on Damage or specialize into Protection to focus on survivability to tank.

Tanking Edit

Main article: Warriors as tanks

Since Vanilla WoW, Warriors have been valued as tanks. Back then, protection warriors were considered the only class viable enough to tank high end raids. Nearly every raid, if not all, required a protection warrior to tank. As time went on, other classes have become viable enough to tank raids. This does not mean protection warriors have become less valued. Protection warriors and their high armor, damage reduction, and high block chance are always welcomed in any raid group.

Damage Edit

Warriors can choose two DPS specs: Arms or Fury. Arms focuses on wielding a two-handed weapon and high direct damage while Fury focuses on dual wielding two weapons and enraging to increase damage.

Notes Edit

Orc female draws up battle plans

Orc warrior

Media Edit

Videos Edit

See also Edit

Patch changes Edit

  • Legion-Logo-Small Patch 7.0.3 (19-Jul-2016): Warriors and Paladins can now equip Plate armor from level 1 (down from level 40).

References Edit

  1. ^ World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, 54, 88
  2. ^ Monster Guide, 65
  3. ^ Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, 54
  4. ^ World of Warcraft RPG Conversion Document, 1

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