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So you are thinking about playing a Warrior? As a warrior you will
findyourself right in the middle of the action.  A
Warrior’s ability to stand toe to toe with any enemy and...
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So you are thinking about playing a Warrior? As a warrior you will
findyourself right in the middle of the action.  A
Warrior’s ability to stand toe to toe with any enemy and take
huge amounts of damage is in a class by itself. A Warrior also has the
ability stun, disarm and reflect enemy spells. The Warrior's Primary
roles are that of a Tank or as a Melee DPS. One of the Warrior's
greatest assets is the ability to tank many instances and mobs with
specializing as a Protection Warrior. The Warrior class is a very easy
class to start and play but can be very difficult to master.


Flavor



Not all Warriors are tanks but you will need to
decide if tanking is
something you want to do. Often times you will be asked to tank for a
group and that usually means setting targets and the pace of play.
Although this does not always mean leading the group there is an added
amount of responsibility involved, and not all players are comfortable
with that. No other class has a wider choice of armor or weapons.
Warriors
have the ability to wear just about any armor including plate (at level
40). Warriors also have the ability to equip just about any weapon and
have the ability to dual wield weapons (at level 20) As a DPS Warrior
there will be times when a Tank might be taking too much damage and be
killed. This could be your time to shine, with your ability to quickly
equip a shield and switch to defensive stance you could provide the
critical seconds that the party needs to down a mob or boss and prevent
a wipe.



Warrior Strengths

  • Ability to equip all armor and weapons except wands
  • Very high hit points
  • Ability to switch roles in mid combat from DPS to
    Tanking

 

Warrior Weaknesses

  • Very gear dependant
  • No way to reduce threat
  • No significant ability to heal





PvE and PvP



The Warrior can provide a lot of benefit to both PvE
and PvP. 
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needed buffs such as Battle Shout which adds attack power to
your group
members or Commanding Shout which adds additional health to your party.
Warriors also have the ability to apply debuffs to your enemies.
Demoralizing Shout reduces the attack power of all enemies in a 10 yard
radius. Thunder Clap decreases the time between your enemy's attacks,
and Sunder Armor reduces your targets armor for everyone in
your
group. The Warrior also has a great arsenal of crowd control abilities,
such as Hamstring which slows and enemy down and Piercing Howl which
dazes your enemies and reduces their movement speed. In PvP one of your
greatest tools is the ability to Intercept which allows you to charge
your enemy, closing the distance with your opponent in the blink of an
eye and stunning them briefly.



Defining Abilities



The Warrior has 3 stances to choose from: Battle
Stance, Defensive Stance
and Berserker Stance. Battle Stance is the most balanced stance with a
good range of offensive and defensive abilities. Defensive Stance
focuses on the ability to take large amounts of damage, and produce
threat on single or multiple mobs. Berserker Stance focuses purely on
offense. As a Warrior you are able to take a huge amount of damage
while also having the ability to taunt an enemy or slow them down when
another in your party takes agro.  In the end game a Warrior
can
be one of the strongest damage dealing classes and many encounters are
made much easier when you have a class that has the ability to fill in
when you need a second off tank for a specific encounter.



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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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