Updated Sun, Jan 17, 2010 by Xerin
So you are thinking about playing a Warrior? As a warrior you will find yourself 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.
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.
Our Warrior Forums is the place to be for discussion about the Warrior class.
Races: All except Blood Elf
Weapons: All Except Wands
Melee Hybrid DPS/Tank
|Basics||All the basics to the Warior.|
Our "Playing a Warrior" guide goes over Warrior combat and basic battle techniques to make sure justice is brought to your enemies.
|Tanking Guide||Our guide to tanking!|
|The below content is for patches 3.2 or below, while still informative, may not be as up to date as some articles.|
|Glyphs||All of the glyphs you need to know to properly glyph your warrior.|
|Leveling Gear||What to choose gear wise while leveilng.|
|Macros||Warrior specific macros.|
|PvP Basics||PvP as a Warrior.|
|Raid Gear||Choosing Raid Gear for your Warrior.|
|Trainers||List of Warrior trainers.|
|U.I. Mods||Warrior specific U.I. mods.|
|Abilities||A list of Warrior abilities.|