Season of Discovery Warrior: Rune Slots and Rune Locations
On this page, you will find all information about the Warrior Runes in WoW Classic - Season of Discovery.
The single largest new feature of Season of Discovery is the addition of Rune Engravings for your gear. Runes will allow you access to new abilities, the ability to augment your current spells, and in some case unlock entirely new possibilities for your class.
When we list specific races for the unlocks below, they are the races most commonly associated with the area the Rune is found in, rather than hard requirements for the Rune unlock. If you are someone of another race (and often even of a different faction) you can still use the listed method to unlock if you follow the listed steps.
Warrior was already the best tank and DPS at maximum level in WoW Classic before Runes, and many of these are leveling and PvP oriented, where Warriors have traditionally struggled.
Quality of Life Skill Locations
Starting in Phase 2, you can also find extra base skills and quality of life improvements to existing skills in consumable items dropping around the world, which do not count as a Rune but still need to be discovered in order to be learned, regardless.
Warriors can currently obtain:
- Handbook of Commanding Shout — can drop from any boss in Scarlet Monastery Graveyard wing.
Listed below are all of the currently available Rune Engravings for Warrior.
Victory Rush — Causes you to instantly attack the target, dealing moderate damage and healing you for 10% of your maximum health. Only usable within 20 seconds after you kill an enemy that yields experience or honor. This is a fantastic leveling / mob grinding Rune which allows for significant self-healing while doing solo content!
Races that start in the Valley of Trials (Orc and Troll) can find their Rune inside a chest in a cliff behind the starting position. You can jump to it by following the cliffs past the Sarkoth NPC spawn location.
Taurens can find it inside a chest up on a hill in the Brambleblade Ravine, around the 61,76 map coordinates in the Mulgore area. The path to go up starts at 60,75.
Dwarf and Gnomes can get theirs by killing Frost Trolls near their starting area for the The Lost Rune quest, while Humans get it from a chest in the back of the Echo Ridge Mine.
Night Elves can get it from the Amidst the Shadowed Webs early quest.
Endless Rage — Causes you to generate 25% more Rage from all damage you deal. A simple, yet powerful damage increasing Rune.
Horde gets Endless Rage from the Horde Warbanner in the Crossroads, Barrens. Take it to Northwatch Hold and replace the Alliance banner at the top of the hill with the Horde one, summoning a fearing enemy that will give you the Rune once defeated.
Alliance gets Endless Rage from killing rare / named mobs in early leveling zones past the 1-6 starter zone. We have reports of it dropping from Lady Sedonax in Darkshore, or Old Murk-Eye in Westfall, for example.
Devastate — Causes Sunder Armor to also deal 100% weapon damage, increased by 10% per application of Sunder Armor already on the target. This is a nice damage and threat increase for tanking Warriors.
Orcs and Trolls get it by killing Centaur, Harpy, and Quillboar for their heads, which can be turned in at NPCs in Razor Hill for the Rune components.
Taurens get it by killing Gnolls (south), Harpy (north), and Quillboar (northeast) in Mulgore.
Undead kill Gnolls at Garren's Haunt, Bats, and Murlocs, and hand them in to Dorac Graves in the Apothecarium, near the alchemists, in the Undercity.
Humans must trade Murloc and Kobold heads in Stormwind's Old Town area, while Dwarves and Gnomes need a Wendigo Paw to turn in at Kharanos.
Night Elves must hunt Tiger, Owls, and Spiders and trade their heads to Delwynna around 63,22 in Darnassus.
Single-Minded Fury — Increases your Physical damage and movement speed by 10% while dual-wielding. A fine damage increase for dual-wielding Warriors.
Reach Friendly reputation with the new Durotar Supply and Logistics faction on Horde, or equivalent Azeroth Commerce Authority in the Alliance and buy the rune for 2 gold.
You can increase your reputation with these factions by turning in Supply Shipment green items randomly looted from world content, preferably after combining them with the profession materials requested in their description in order to increase the reputation and amount of currency awarded.
Quick Strike — An instant melee attack with your two-handed weapon dealing moderate Physical damage. This ability benefits from and triggers all effects associated with Heroic Strike, such as Improved Heroic Strike, and is a great leveling ability while you lack instant attacks to spend Rage on.
Horde players can get this Rune by talking to Kilxx in the Ratchet docks in the Barrens zone. Purchase a Fishing Harpoon, head into the bay area and find the shark Bruuz near a boat at the bottom. Use the Harpoon to weaken him and kill him for the Rune.
Alliance players get this by farming Troggs around the 26,50 map coordinates in Loch Modan for a locked skull, which can be opened by getting hit by the knockdown ability from the nearby Stonesplitter Skullthumper around 36,80.
Consumed By Rage — Enrages the player and grants a 20% melee damage bonus for 12 seconds, or up to a maximum of 12 swings, after you exceed 80 Rage. This is a great bonus, especially as Enrage can only typically be entered by being critically struck by direct attacks on yourself.
Dropped by Carrodin, a level 25 elite mob inside a spider cave in the Wetlands with entrance at 54,64. Once inside follow the bottom route to find it.
Furious Thunder — Causes Thunder Clap to increase the time between attacks by an additional 6%, is now able to be used in any stance, and deals 50% increased threat. This is a fantastic area effect threat generator and damage reduction effect for tanking Warriors!
Orcs and Trolls can can loot it from named mobs in the starting areas, such as Sarkoth or Zalazane. Humans loot it from Goldtooth, while Night Elves loot it from the Gnarlpine Cache inside the Barrow Den.
Finally, Gnomes and Dwarf Warriors can loot Furious Thunder from Fyodi in Dun Morogh, around the 28,42 map coordinates.
Frenzied Assault — Increases your attack speed by 20% while wielding two-handed weapons. This is a great damage increase for two-handed playstyles.
Orc and Trolls can speak to Zamja in Orgrimmar, and afterwards kill Gru'ark outside of the cooking hut to get the Rune.
Tauren talk to Netali Proudwind in the Spirit Rise in Thunder Bluff and beat Mooart for the Rune.
Undeads can instead speak to Penny Hawkins at the Inn in Brill, followed by killing Blueheart at the bottom of the inn.
Dwarves and Gnomes get it from talking to the Innkeeper, Bruuk Barleybeard in Ironforge, followed by killing Bruart, on the way to the exit.
Finally, Night Elf Warriors talk to the Dolanaar innkeeper and also kill the requested NPC for it.
Flagellation — Provides a 25% bonus to Physical damage done for 12 seconds after activating Bloodrage or Berserker Rage. This represents extra damage cooldowns for Warriors once they learn these spells, which can be quite powerful when stacked with other temporary effects or during the Execute portion of an encounter.
Head to the Raven Hall Cemetery and enter the Crypt at 23.5,35. Turn left and look to your right inside the room to find a Decrepit Phylactery .
Now head to the Crypt at 15.5,38 and go right at the end of the path. You will find a skeleton which you can click to spawn a Lich enemy. Kill it and loot it for the Flagellation Rune!
Warriors of all races can challenge the Wandering Swordsman NPC to get the Blood Frenzy Rune. These are found roaming the area past the initial leveling zone for all races.
Warbringer — Your Charge, Intercept, and Intervene abilities are now usable while in combat and in any stance, and will all remove movement impairing effects when activated. This is a great PvP rune, and occasionally also used by tanks for mobility.
You will need to be at least level 20 and maybe also have a decent amount of gold on you to get Grizzby, found in Ratchet in the Barrens to talk to you and offer three quests: turn in 24 Fish Oil , looted from fish and Murloc enemies, 20 Dark Iron Ordinance looted from Dark Iron Dwarves in Dun Morogh or north Wetlands, and 16 Shredder Turbocharger obtained by using Shredder Autosalvage Unit on Shredder NPCs in Ashenvale. The pattern for this Engineering craft drops from Sneed in Deadmines. Once the quests are finished, you can buy the Warbringer Rune for 5 gold.
Raging Blow — An instant attack that deals 100% weapon damage, but can only be used while Enrage, Berserker Rage, or Bloodrage is active. While this is a powerful attack, it also has significant limitations on when it can be used.
Gather three special items and turn them at Alonso in Ashenvale, near the Stonetalon Mountains entrance at 42,70.
You can get the Dragonslayer's Shield from the wall behind Gath'Ilzogg, the Dragonslayer's Lance is bought from the Dark Iron Entrepreneur in Dun Modr, Wetlands 47,18 map coordinates. Finally, the Dragonslayer's Helm can be found in Shadowfang Keep behind Commander Springvale.
Blood Surge — Heroic Strike, Bloodthirst, and Whirlwind have a 30% chance to make your next Slam within 15 second instant and cost no Rage. This is a nice damage increase without major downsides, especially for two-hand builds where Slam hits much harder.
Start by killing ogres around 50,58 on deeper into the ruins in Alterac Mountains. Alternatively, kill ogres on the ruins found around 22,65 in Arathi Highlands. Eventually you will loot Illegible Recipe , at which point you should head to Skonk, who can be found on the top of the mountain starting at 57,72.
Skonk will ask for 4 items:
- Smuggler's Spice Blend can be found in the bottom part of a sunken vessel found around 20,82 in Arathi Highlands;
- Hybrid Haunch , which you can obtain by killing Wild Gryphon enemies found around 83,36 in Hillsbrad Foothills;
- Balmy Brew is in the basement of Angor Fortress, which you can enter around 44,31 in the Badlands;
- Finally, Viscous Venom drops from Deathstrike Tarantula and other spiders found around 55,55 in the Swamp of Sorrows.
Turn these 4 items to Skonk and he will become hostile, at which point you can kill him for the Blood Surge rune.
Focused Rage — Reduces the rage cost of your offensive abilities by 3. Fantastic talent with great synergy with the likes of Improved Heroic Strike and Improved Sunder Armor, allowing for almost half-Rage costs!
Start by killing Witherbark trolls while moving towards the Witherbark cave whose entrance is near 64,77 in Arathi Highlands. Once inside, move towards the Gong deep inside the cave while continuing to kill trolls for the Witherbark Mallet, which should be used on the Gong to summon the level 35 elite Witherbark Goliath. Killing him drops the Focused Rage rune.
Precise Timing causes Slam to be instant but also have a 6 sec cooldown. This rune enables reliable extra burst on demand, which has some PvE and many PvP applications.
Begin by traveling to Deadwind Pass and interact with the Dalaran Agent NPC near 52,35 to obtain Ariden's Sigil . By wearing and using this trinket you can make 7 Dark Rider enemies show themselves at certain spots in the world, which you must kill and loot to receive the rune. You will know the Dark Rider is close enough to be revealed when you gain the Dark Presence buff.
- The closest rider can be found near 42,30 in Deadwind Pass;
- Next, go towards nearby Swamp of Sorrows, where a rider can be found around 69,29;
- Trace back your steps and head towards 23,48 in Duskwood, where a rider awaits;
- Head south towards Booty Bay and take the boat to the Barrens, where you will find another rider around 52,36;
- Move towards nearby Desolace where a rider patrols around 65,26;
- Change continent and head to 60,40 in Arathi Highlands where another rider can be found;
- Finally, head towards the Badlands, where the final rider can be found around 58,53.
Once you finally take down the final rider, return to the Dalaran Agent and turn all relics to obtain the Precise Timing rune!
Enraged Regeneration — Heals you for 30% of your maximum health over 10 sec, but can only be used while Enrage, Berserker Rage, or Bloodrage is active. Usable while Stunned. As Warriors tend to lack self-healing capabilities, this is a useful defensive ability, especially in PvP situations or when combined with Last Stand!
Once you are Level 30 or higher, find the extinguished campfire on a hill northwest of the kodo graveyard in Desolace, around the 47,55 map coordinates. Follow up by talking to Bibbly F'utzbuckle around 62,39, by Kormek's hut.
Travel to Booty Bay and speak to Tokal in the Salty Sailor Tavern, at the 27,77 coordinates in Stranglethorn Vale and buy cherry grog from the Food and Drink vendor next to her.
Follow up by traveling to Arathi Highlands, where you should head to the broken bridge, go down to the water and click the rowboat at 53,91. Head north after traveling in the rowboat to find Illari Duskfeather at 94,71. Loot a key from her bag to open a cache by the shack on dock for the Enraged Regeneration rune!
Intervene — Run at high speed towards a party member, intercepting the next melee or ranged attack made against them as well as reducing their total threat by 10%. A situational movement ability with great PvP potential in the hands of a skilled player or for specific PvE encounters.
You can find three Combat Dummy NPCs around 67,89 in Thousand Needles. In order to spawn a chest with the Intervene rune, Execute the first dummy on the left, Taunt the second, and Shield Bash the third.
Rallying Cry — Let loose a rallying cry, granting all party and raid members within 40 yards 15% increased maximum health for 10 sec. A great group defensive which can increase everyone's health just in time for a hard-hitting mechanic to become non-lethal.
Warriors can challenge the Wandering Swordsman NPC that roams the Badlands to get the Rallying Cry rune.
- 15 Feb. 2024: Clarified location and level 30 requirement for Campfire rune.
- 11 Feb. 2024: Fixed Venom location for Blood Surge.
- 10 Feb. 2024: Added Blood Surge and Precise Timing rune locations.
- 09 Feb. 2024: Added Focused Rage, Intervene, Enraged Regeneration, and Rallying Cry rune locations.
- 06 Feb. 2024: Added a new section with quality of life skill locations.
- 05 Feb. 2024: Updated with new Level 40 Rune information.
- 21 Dec. 2023: Added Tauren and Night Elf locations for Victory Rush.
- 15 Dec. 2023: Added the cost of bought runes.
- 13 Dec. 2023: Runes coming from the new reputation vendors can now be bought at Friendly.
- 09 Dec. 2023: Fixed typo with Warbringer's description and author comments.
- 02 Dec. 2023: Updated with the final rune locations!
- 25 Nov. 2023: Guide added.
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