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Classic Warrior DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Mar 11, 2020 at 10:01 by Seksixeny 32 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Warrior DPS in WoW Classic.

1.

Gearing Strategy for DPS Warriors

While a clear best in slot (BiS) list is always available in WoW Classic, the items contained might be extremely hard or expensive to get. Depending on your race, you might want different items as well, as swords or maces are more powerful for Humans, due to Sword Specialization Icon Sword Specialization and Mace Specialization Icon Mace Specialization, and axes are more powerful for Orcs, due to Axe Specialization Icon Axe Specialization.

Thus, we will try to give at least one alternative, for most slots in the list, so that you can pick where and how to farm them.

2.

WoW Classic Phases

As stated by Blizzard, WoW Classic will have six phases, starting with Molten Core, Onyxia's Lair, and Maraudon, and ending with Naxxramas and the Scourge Invasion.

We will be linking best in slot gear lists for every raid tier in this guide, which can be helpful in order to understand how to progress from hitting Level 60, to getting pre-raid best in slot and from then to clearing all raid tiers.

3.

DPS Warrior Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Blackwing Lair

This is the gear we recommend you to chase in the Blackwing Lair as a DPS Warrior. Remember to always adapt your gear to your 6% / 9% Hit cap requirements, as Hit gear will lose most of its value after hitting the cap, regardless of its position in the BiS list.

Because the Tier 2 Warrior set is designed with tanking in mind, we do not recommend you to use any piece of it for DPSing, unless your alternatives are very weak.

While the main focus is on Blackwing Lair gear, the list below also contains some gear from older raids, epic PvP sets (above rank 11) and world bosses, when warranted, in order to create a good list for players who regularly clear the raids up to Tier 2.

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

On a special note, Edgemaster's Handguards Icon Edgemaster's Handguards allow you to have a 6% Hit cap with any race, as long as you are using Axes, Daggers or Swords. This is a huge benefit when it bumps you from 300 weapon skill to 307, but not worth it when you were already at 305 or above to begin with. Plan your gear accordingly!

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulder
Cloak
Chest
Wrists
Gloves
Belt
Legs
Boots
Rings
Trinkets
Main-Hand / Off-Hand
Two-Hand
Ranged
4.

Best in Slot (BiS) for DPS Warriors Pre-Blackwing Lair

4.1.

DPS Warrior Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

In order to get ready for raiding, it is recommended that you follow this guide in order to learn which gear to gather for maximizing DPS before ever setting foot in raids, and probably also before getting your first epic loot. Even so, expect to get a few pieces that you will have a hard time replacing, such as Diamond Flask Icon Diamond Flask and Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice.

4.2.

DPS Warrior Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Molten Core / Onyxia's Lair

Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair are the first raids in WoW Classic, and will probably award you with your first pieces of epic gear! While most of the gear found here is easily replaceable later, there are a few pieces, such as Onslaught Girdle Icon Onslaught Girdle and Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring, which will last you for a very long time!

5.

Warrior PvP Best in Slot Gear

If you would prefer to gear for PvP, you can find our Warrior PvP BiS guide below.

6.

Warrior Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Warrior weapons.

7.

Fire Resistance Gear for DPS Warriors

While not a massive concern for DPS Warriors, a little bit of Fire Resistance can sometimes be helpful. Read this guide to figure out where and which pieces to wear!

8.

Special Gear for DPS Warriors

Some items, which are not powerful enough to be in the best in slot list, have special properties that make them very valuable to acquire for specific encounters or as a weapon swap mid-fight. We will list the most notable special items for the current phase, and their effects and application below:

  • Annihilator Icon Annihilator (or the less expensive, less powerful Rivenspike Icon Rivenspike and Bashguuder Icon Bashguuder) allows you to reduce an enemy's armor by up to 600 for your whole group, making it a very powerful weapon swap. Use it at the start of an encounter to quickly full debuff the boss, and then swap to your normal weapon to take advantage of the lowered armor.
  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken summons a chicken that attacks your enemies for 1.5 minutes, with a cooldown of 30 minutes. The chicken scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill), and buffs your group with 5% increased Attack Speed through Battle Squawk. This is what makes it well worth using while grouped.
  • Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling summons a dragon that attacks your enemies for up to 1 minute, with a cooldown of one hour. The dragon scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill) and causes a stacking debuff that increases Fire damage taken, which makes it worth using in later raids to boost Fire Mage damage.
  • Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom is given as a quest reward from completing Forbidden Knowledge in the Badlands. While generally undesirable, if you need to run somewhere fast, it can be a useful item to have.
  • Furbolg Medicine Pouch Icon Furbolg Medicine Pouch is sold by Gorn One Eye when you reach Honored status with Timbermaw Hold. This is a great item that you can swap during combat to provide you with a significant 1000 heal over 10 seconds. For comparison's sake, Heavy Runecloth Bandage Icon Heavy Runecloth Bandage heals you for 2000 over 8 seconds, but requires you to channel it, and you cannot take any sort of damage in the channel duration.
  • Tidal Charm Icon Tidal Charm allows you to instantly stun an enemy for 3 seconds. It has a 50% drop chance from Prince Nazjak, who spawns around 25,84 in Arathi Highlands. Due to his very high respawn timer it might be hard to get this trinket, but the stun it provides is a life saver and duel winner.
  • Linken's Boomerang Icon Linken's Boomerang allows you to potentially disarm or stun an enemy when used, which makes it useful in certain scenarios, especially in PvP. Its rewarded from the Un'Goro Crater quest It's Dangerous to Go Alone.
  • Luffa Icon Luffa removes a bleed effect, such as Garrote Icon Garrote, from yourself when used. You get this item from the Searing Gorge quest Incendosaurs? Whateverosaur is More Like It.
  • The Alliance-only Crystal of Zin-Malor Icon Crystal of Zin-Malor allows you to kill yourself easily, and you do not get durability loss if you die from its effect. This can occasionally be useful, such as when you regret getting on a fly path after you are already flying or if you need to talk with the Blackrock Depths key ghost NPC. You get it from starting the quest Tormented By the Past.
9.

Changelog

  • 11 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 04 Mar. 2020: Added Cloudkeeper Legplates.
  • 20 Feb. 2020: Adjusted two-hand weapon priority.
  • 12 Feb. 2020: Updated BiS list for Phase 3 of WoW Classic and split the guide into multiple pages.
  • 28 Jan. 2020: Typo fixes and added Frostbite.
  • 25 Jan. 2020: Added PvP reputation gear and more ranked PvP gear.
  • 11 Dec. 2019: Added link to PvP BiS.
  • 23 Nov. 2019: Reworked the layout of the BiS list and added multiple new gear pieces, including the Black Dragonscale set.
  • 21 Nov. 2019: Updated BiS list for Phase 2 of WoW Classic.
  • 13 Oct. 2019: Added Phase One Molten Core / Onyxia gear bis list and Dire Maul gear.
  • 16 Aug. 2019: Added new special gear to the list and changed the position of this list to the bottom of the guide.
  • 16 Jul. 2019: Updated some gear recommendations.
  • 12 Jun. 2019: Page added.
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