Warrior DPS Pre-Raid Gear

Last updated on Dec 05, 2020 at 21:00 by Seksixeny 47 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Pre-Raid content for your Warrior DPS in WoW Classic. For more gearing advice, please refer to our Warrior DPS Gearing and Best in Slot guide.


Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for DPS Warriors

This is the pre-raid gear we recommend for DPS Warriors, setting you up to tackle the most challenging content in Phase 5, AQ40. While gear from starter raids will help you be even more prepared for the challenges of Ahn'Qiraj, you should be perfectly fine going in with our suggested pre-raid gear.

You should make sure to not go over 6% extra Hit chance cap as a Human or Orc, when taking advantage of your weapon skill racials (also if you are a lucky Edgemaster's Handguards Icon Edgemaster's Handguards or similar +weapon skill item user), or the 9% Hit chance cap with other races and weapons.

The Black Dragon Mail set is very valuable, as it provides a lot of attack power and other needed stats, and has great, easily obtainable set bonuses of 1% hit and 2% critical strike at two and three pieces, respectively.

Finally, look out for uncommon gear of the Tiger, which can often be found in the Auction House, as the Strength and Agility present on it makes for great DPS gear!

While we are only listing the Horde versions of the PvP set, equivalent versions can be found on the Alliance side, with the same requirements, cost and stats.

Slot Item Source
  • Lionheart Helm Icon Lionheart Helm
  • Champion's Plate Helm Icon Champion's Plate Helm
  • Eye of Rend Icon Eye of Rend
  • Mask of the Unforgiven Icon Mask of the Unforgiven
  • Mark of Fordring Icon Mark of Fordring
  • Amulet of the Darkmoon Icon Amulet of the Darkmoon
  • Beads of Ogre Might Icon Beads of Ogre Might
  • Will of the Martyr Icon Will of the Martyr
  • Abyssal Plate Epaulets Icon Abyssal Plate Epaulets of Striking
  • Defiler's Plate Spaulders Icon Defiler's Plate Spaulders
  • Truestrike Shoulders Icon Truestrike Shoulders
  • Champion's Plate Shoulders Icon Champion's Plate Shoulders
  • Black Dragonscale Shoulders Icon Black Dragonscale Shoulders
  • Wyrmhide Spaulders Icon Wyrmhide Spaulders
  • Spaulders of Valor Icon Spaulders of Valor
  • Flamescarred Shoulders Icon Flamescarred Shoulders
  • Hyperion Pauldrons Icon Hyperion Pauldrons (of the Tiger)
  • Exalted Epaulets Icon Exalted Epaulets (of the Tiger)
  • Commander's Pauldrons Icon Commander's Pauldrons (of the Tiger)
  • Earthweave Cloak Icon Earthweave Cloak
  • Cape of the Black Baron Icon Cape of the Black Baron
  • Blackveil Cape Icon Blackveil Cape
  • Windshear Cape Icon Windshear Cape
  • Deathguard's Cloak Icon Deathguard's Cloak
  • Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape Icon Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape
  • The Emperor's New Cape Icon The Emperor's New Cape
  • Volunteer's Battlegear quest in Silithus
  • Baron Rivendare in (side-entrance) Stratholme
  • High Interrogator Gerstahn in Blackrock Depths
  • High Marshal Whirlaxis
  • Arathi Basin Exalted
  • Stonespine in (side-entrance) Stratholme
  • Emperor Dagran Thaurissan in Blackrock Depths
  • Savage Gladiator Chain Icon Savage Gladiator Chain
  • Legionnaire's Plate Hauberk Icon Legionnaire's Plate Hauberk
  • Cadaverous Armor Icon Cadaverous Armor
  • Ogre Forged Hauberk Icon Ogre Forged Hauberk
  • Black Dragonscale Breastplate Icon Black Dragonscale Breastplate
  • Tombstone Breastplate Icon Tombstone Breastplate
  • Deathdealer Breastplate Icon Deathdealer Breastplate
  • Berserker Bracers Icon Berserker Bracers
  • Deeprock Bracers Icon Deeprock Bracers
  • Battleborn Armbraces Icon Battleborn Armbraces
  • Abyssal Plate Vambraces Icon Abyssal Plate Vambraces of Striking
  • Vambraces of the Sadist Icon Vambraces of the Sadist
  • Slashclaw Bracers Icon Slashclaw Bracers
  • Blackmist Armguards Icon Blackmist Armguards
  • Edgemaster's Handguards Icon Edgemaster's Handguards or similar if you need it for 305+ weapon skill
  • Chromatic Gauntlets Icon Chromatic Gauntlets
  • Devilsaur Gauntlets Icon Devilsaur Gauntlets
  • Gargoyle Slashers Icon Gargoyle Slashers
  • Blood Guard's Plate Gauntlets Icon Blood Guard's Plate Gauntlets
  • Reiver Claws Icon Reiver Claws
  • Defiler's Plate Girdle Icon Defiler's Plate Girdle
  • Omokk's Girth Restrainer Icon Omokk's Girth Restrainer
  • Brigam Girdle Icon Brigam Girdle
  • Handcrafted Mastersmith Girdle Icon Handcrafted Mastersmith Girdle
  • Titanic Leggings Icon Titanic Leggings
  • Outrider's Plate Legguards Icon Outrider's Plate Legguards
  • Legionnaire's Plate Leggings Icon Legionnaire's Plate Leggings
  • Cloudkeeper Legplates Icon Cloudkeeper Legplates (CD share with Diamond Flask)
  • Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings
  • Abyssal Plate Legplates Icon Abyssal Plate Legplates of Striking
  • Black Dragonscale Leggings Icon Black Dragonscale Leggings
  • Eldritch Reinforced Legplates Icon Eldritch Reinforced Legplates
  • Legplates of Valor Icon Legplates of Valor
  • Handcrafted Mastersmith Leggings Icon Handcrafted Mastersmith Leggings
  • Defiler's Plate Greaves Icon Defiler's Plate Greaves
  • Battlechaser's Greaves Icon Battlechaser's Greaves
  • Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots
  • Black Dragonscale Boots Icon Black Dragonscale Boots
  • Windreaver Greaves Icon Windreaver Greaves
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Band of Earthen Might Icon Band of Earthen Might
  • Painweaver Band Icon Painweaver Band
  • Tarnished Elven Ring Icon Tarnished Elven Ring
  • Blackstone Ring Icon Blackstone Ring
  • Myrmidon's Signet Icon Myrmidon's Signet
  • Magni's Will Icon Magni's Will (Alliance only)
  • Band of the Penitent Icon Band of the Penitent
  • Earthstrike Icon Earthstrike
  • Diamond Flask Icon Diamond Flask
  • Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice
  • Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth
  • Rune of the Guard Captain Icon Rune of the Guard Captain
  • Darkmoon Card: Maelstrom Icon Darkmoon Card: Maelstrom
  • Champion's Battlegear quest in Silithus
  • Voodoo Feathers in Sunken Temple
  • Emperor Dagran Thaurissan in Blackrock Depths
  • General Drakkisath's Demise or For The Horde!
  • Job Opening: Guard Captain of Revantusk Village
  • Darkmoon Elementals Deck in Darkmoon Faire
Main-Hand / Off-Hand
  • Ironfoe Icon Ironfoe
  • Ebon Hand Icon Ebon Hand
  • Felstriker Icon Felstriker
  • Frostbite Icon Frostbite
  • Zulian Hacker Icon Zulian Hacker
  • Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge Icon Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge (set)
  • Dal'Rend's Tribal Guardian Icon Dal'Rend's Tribal Guardian (set)
  • Axe of the Deep Woods Icon Axe of the Deep Woods
  • Flurry Axe Icon Flurry Axe
  • Quel'Serrar Icon Quel'Serrar
  • Serathil Icon Serathil
  • Doomforged Straightedge Icon Doomforged Straightedge
  • Mirah's Song Icon Mirah's Song
  • Nightfall Icon Nightfall
  • The Unstoppable Force Icon The Unstoppable Force
  • Treant's Bane Icon Treant's Bane
  • Blackblade of Shahram Icon Blackblade of Shahram
  • Arcanite Reaper Icon Arcanite Reaper
  • Barbarous Blade Icon Barbarous Blade
  • Dreadforge Retaliator Icon Dreadforge Retaliator
  • Demonshear Icon Demonshear
  • Bloodseeker Icon Bloodseeker
  • Satyr's Bow Icon Satyr's Bow
  • Riphook Icon Riphook
  • Blackcrow Icon Blackcrow

You can find more Warrior DPS BiS lists in our dedicated gear hub below.



  • 05 Dec. 2020: Updated for Phase 6.
  • 19 Oct. 2020: Added Ogre Forged Hauberk.
  • 27 Jul. 2020: Updated with Phase 5 gear.
  • 19 May 2020: Added Silithus twilight boss summoning gear.
  • 14 Apr. 2020: Updated with some BoE Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 11 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 12 Feb. 2020: Guide added.
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