Warrior Talent Guide

Here is an overview of what talents to use as you level your Warrior along with some level 70 talent builds. The best guide to playing a Warrior I’ve found is at Killer Guides. You can always make your Warrior better by getting a lot of gold and buying the best gear, to do that I strongly recommend using Valkor’s Gold Guide for farming massive amounts of gold.

  • Overview
  • Leveling a Warrior
  • Level 70 Talent Builds

Overview

The Warrior is known for its ability to tank. It can shrug off some of the most punishing melee blows in the game. The high amount of hit points a Warrior usually has allows it to tank well against both melee and caster enemies but they truly shine on raid bosses where there is almost no substitute. They have shouts that can increase their allies damage output and they have abilities that can ensnare, interrupt, or stun their enemies. With the recent game changes Warriors are becoming in essence, a rogue in plate armor. The Fury Warrior can put out a very consistent amount of damage per second (dps) that will oftentimes top the raid dps charts in long fights.

Leveling a Warrior

If you really want to blaze through the levels check out either Brian Kopp’s 1-70 Guide (Alliance) or Joana’s 1-70 Guide (Horde)

The fastest way to level a Warrior is to dual wield with a Fury build. Once the Warrior is high enough level to get charge, all that is needed is an area with enemies spaced close enough so that when one battle ends the Warrior can immediately charge into the next fight. Repeat this process until the desired level is reached. Warriors are capable of putting out a large amount of damage and can take incoming damage like a pro, but if the Warrior is not dual wielding or at least using a 2 handed weapon, the killing will be slow.

Arms Tree

The first thing you’ll want for your Arms Warrior is Cruelty. Until you’re level 20 you will want to grab the best two-handed weapon you can find. Once you reach level 20 you can pick up two weapons and duel wield but I would recommend following the Fury tree below if you intend to do this.

LevelSkill
10-14Cruelty
15-17Heroic Strike
18-19Improved Rend
20-21Improved Charge
22Improved Rend
23-24Deflection
25-26Improved Overpower
27-29Deep Wounds
30-31Impale

Fury

These talents will set you up for being able to duel wield when you reach level 20. Make sure when you hit level 20 you already have your weapons ready so you can head to the trainer and learn Duel Wielding.

LevelSkill
10-14Cruelty
15-19Unbridled Wrath
20Piercing Howl
21-25Improved Battle Shout
26-30Duel Wield Spec
31Deathwish

Level 70 Talent Builds

DW Fury Build 17/41/3

This build is for duel wielding Warriors who want to maximize dps.

2-Handed PvP 33/25/3

This PvP build focuses on two-handed weapons, Mortal Strike and Death Wish. Put 5 points into your weapon specialization of choice.

Tank Build 12/5/44

This build focuses on threat/aggro management and damage reduction. Its primary use is in PvE situations with a healer.