Warrior Leveling Guide From 1 to 80 for WotLK Classic

Last updated on Sep 06, 2022 at 17:37 by Abide 1 comment

Welcome to our Wrath of the Lich King Warrior leveling guide. Here we will help guide you through your Warrior's leveling journey toward Level 80.

In this section you will find our Warrior leveling guide. Check out the different specializations down below to find one that fits your desired playstyle.


Wrath of the Lich King General Leveling Advice

Alongside this Warrior-specific leveling guide, you may want to know some general leveling tips and tricks to improve your leveling experience even more. Be sure to check out the guide below to further improve your time while leveling:


Wrath of the Lich King Warrior Leveling Talents and Specializations

Warriors have three talent trees to choose from, each focusing on using different weapons and tactics in the battlefield. Those talent trees are: Arms, Fury, and Protection.

Arms Warriors focus on inflicting deadly bleeds on their foes, using their wide knowledge of weaponry to counter any and all attacks their enemies throw at them. Arms is a great spec for leveling all characters new and old alike.

Fury Warrior is a fast-paced, powerhouse spec. Fury Warriors wield two powerful weapons, dealing devastating damage with their attacks. Fury is a very gear-dependent spec, not making it the ideal choice for new or under-geared characters.

Protection Warrior focuses on the defensive nature of the class, brandishing a shield and one-handed weapon. This is a great spec to choose if you plan on leveling with others, especially in Dungeons as you will be able to fulfill the tank role if needed.


Warrior Quests

For Warriors, there are a few quests you need to do to unlock the rest of your spells and abilities. At Level 10 you will want to do a quest to unlock your Defensive Stance IconDefensive Stance and all the associated abilities. At Level 30 you will want to unlock your Berserker Stance IconBerserker Stance through a class quest.


Alliance Defensive Stance


Horde Defensive Stance


Berserker Stance

Warriors can pick up this quest from their respective Warrior trainer.


Quickest Leveling Talents for Warriors in Wrath of the Lich King

If you want to optimize your leveling speed, it is recommended that you use the Arms Warrior build as it will have the easiest and most effective leveling out of any of the specs.


Dungeon Leveling as a Warrior in Wrath of the Lich King

One popular and efficient leveling strategy is dungeon grinding. Dungeons are much easier than people remember, give higher experience, and with a solid group dungeons can match or even beat the experience-per-hour that questing gives.

If you choose to do this strategy, make sure to plan your spec according to your group's needs. They may need you to tank, or to provide some resource-free cleave damage.


Warrior Leveling Professions in Wrath of the Lich King

If your goal is to hit Level 80 as fast as possible, it is not recommended to pick up professions while leveling. However, some professions are very useful for either leveling or at Level 80, and can be worth the time investment while leveling.

First Aid is a must-have profession at max level due to the no-Mana-cost healing it provides, and is essentially required for Warrior leveling; learning it early is very useful while leveling. Mining and Engineering is a great combo for any Warrior, giving you the option to make multiple powerful helmets and trinkets while leveling. You will definitely want Engineering at Level 80, so leveling this early is a great idea.


Progressing your Warrior at Level 80

Once you reach Level 80 and want to further improve your Warrior, be sure to check out our fully-detailed Warrior guides that can be found below:



  • 06 Sep. 2022: Guide added.
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