In our World of Warcraft Classic Warrior Level Guide you experience:
- Which warrior specialization to use for leveling
- Which equipment and talents are best suited
- How to play it effectively
If you are still looking for a melee fighter who also knows magic: In our level guide to the death knight, we will introduce you to the hero class in more detail.
Which specialization is suitable for leveling?
With the Wrath of the Lich King Classic pre-patch, Blizzard has tweaked the warrior’s talents and abilities. These changes will level your warrior more efficiently than before. The two damage specializations of the warrior – Weapon and Fury Specialization – are both suitable for climbing the maximum level. In the following guide we will go into more detail about the weapon warrior, which is a little easier to play.
What resource does the warrior use?
Most warrior skills consume the resource “anger”, although they also generate a few – such as “Berserker Rage”. You also gain rage when you hit with your auto attacks or are hit by enemies. You then use up the anger generated with attacks like Mortal Strike or Execute.
Her starts fights with 0 rage (if you haven’t already generated anger from the last fight) and have to gradually build it up. That’s why it’s important for all Arms and Fury warriors to have a high hit rating – if your attacks miss, you don’t deal damage and therefore don’t generate Rage. Especially with our weapon warrior, who strikes with a thick but slow two-handed weapon, a missed attack leads to an enormous loss of damage and fury.
The different stances of the warrior
In addition, the warrior has 3 different postureswhich he can take:
- fighting stance: balanced attitude with no advantages and disadvantages.
- defensive posture: Reduced damage and increased threat generation make this specialization optimal for tanks.
- berserk stance: Increases both the damage dealt and received by the warrior.
What armor and weapons do I use as a weapon warrior?
The warrior relies heavily on plate armor, so that he takes as little damage as possible. However, you can only use them from level 40. So grab some heavy armor with strength beforehand. You only take leather armor with you if it greatly improves your stats.
As a weapon warrior you use a two-handed weapon. Since you depend on your weapon’s damage, you should always use the best possible weaponthat is available to you. If you’re having trouble knocking down opponents, you should get a new weapon. Nothing speaks against going to the auction house here.
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Main and secondary attributes of the warrior
Your main attribute is strength. You should have this on every piece of equipment as it significantly increases your damage. In addition, you gain additional stamina. They give you a larger life point pool, which is immensely important as a warrior.
That secondary attribute “Critical Hit Rating” grab it whenever you can – with your crits you’ll do even more damage per hit and fall down the opponents in rows. In addition, you should collect hit rating.
Your Stat priority while leveling looks like this:
Strength > Critical hit rating > hit chance (up to 289) > pace rating
The Arms Warrior talent tree
During the level phase, you first focus on the Weapon Talent Tree to equip with talent points. It looks like this:
Important: Adjusts your weapon specialization selection in the talent tree – depending on which weapon you are using.
Once you’ve invested enough points in the weapon talent tree to unlock Blade Storm, you can graduate with that tree. Stuck now Points in “Cruelty” and “Armed to the Teeth” in the Fury tree. Then you distribute the remaining points.
The weapon warrior’s key talents
Here you will find the key talents that make up your skill:
|desire for blood||Whenever Rend is dealing damage over time, you can use Overwhelm.|
|Sweeping Strikes||This will hit another nearby enemy with your next five attacks.|
|Unrelenting Violence||Decreases the cooldown of Overpower and Revenge and increases their damage. Also reduces spell damage and healing when the target is an enemy player.|
|Sudden death||Your melee attacks have a 9% chance to activate Execute. Also, after each “Execute” you get Rage back.|
|bladestorm||Deals damage to the nearest four enemies over 6 seconds. You can move during this time, but you cannot use other abilities.|
What glyphs do I use to level?
The following major and minor glyphs are ideal for leveling:
- Glyph of Sweeping Strikes: Reduces the rage cost of the Sweeping Strikes ability by 100 percent.
- Glyph of Overpower: Gives a 100% chance for the Overpower ability to activate when your attacks are parried.
- Glyph of Heroic Strike: When your Heroic Strike ability critically hits, gain 10 Rage.
- Glyph of Thunder Clap: Increases the radius of Thunderclap by 2 meters.
- Glyph of Battle Cry: Increases the duration of Battle Cry by 2 minutes.
- Glyph of Bloodlust: Reduces the health cost of Blood Rage by 100 percent.
How do I play the Weapon Warrior?
Finding the right balance between accumulating and spending rage is the be-all and end-all of a weapon warrior. It’s always worth saving up some rage and only using abilities when you’ve got a solid rage buffer – this way you can make up for dry spells caused by missed attacks. So start with “Berserker Rage” to generate rage and wait a few hits before igniting your first ability.
In general, the following applies to the weapon warrior Priority list (prio for short) of skills:
- “Berserk Rage‘ to generate anger. Can also be used between groups of enemies. This will prevent your Rage from draining out of combat.
- “Wound” apply to the target and keep it active.
- “Overwhelm‘ once the ability becomes available.
- “Blade Storm‘ once the ability becomes available.
- “execute”when the target is below 20 percent health or Sudden Death is active.
- “Fatal Strike‘, you should have enough rage and all other attacks are on cooldown.
- “more heroic bump‘ when you are over 60 Anger.
As soon as you’re dealing with more than one opponent, use it Cleave instead of Heroic Strike plus Sweeping Strikes.
Before using Sweeping Strikes, gather enough rage to immediately cast another ability like Mortal Strike. Sweeping Strikes ability boost your next five attacks – regardless of whether they are skills or automatic attacks. Since your abilities deal significantly more damage than your auto attacks, you want to use up all of the ability’s charges with other abilities.
It’s best to provide yours automatic attacks briefly completely. This works best with the help of a macro.
Sweeping Strikes Macro
/cast Sweeping Strikes