Classic Warrior DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Dec 05, 2020 at 21:11 by Seksixeny 45 comments
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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.

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.

3.

Naxxramas DPS Warrior BiS

The final part of WoW Classic, Naxxramas contains most of the best gear in the game, and also the toughest bosses to use it on.

Warrior Tier 3, Dreadnaught's Battlegear is a pure tanking set full of defensive stats and Protection oriented tier bonuses, thus we will focus on off-set DPS gear, which is plentiful in Naxxramas.

In order to make the best use possible out of multiple long cooldown trinkets, such as Diamond Flask Icon Diamond Flask, swap them into your gear set when they are off-cooldown and replace them with others during their cooldown.

Two-hand weapons are ideal to deal with trash packs and should generally be swapped to in between bosses, while dual-wielding provides the best single target damage available for bosses.

Because all of Naxxramas bosses are undead other than Maexxna and Grand Widow Faerlina, items that have powerful bonuses that only work on undead such as Seal of the Dawn Icon Seal of the Dawn, Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion and the Battlegear of Undead Slaying set are a viable alternative to the BiS pieces we list below when doing the raid.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Lionheart Helm Icon Lionheart Helm
Neck
  • Stormrage's Talisman of Seething Icon Stormrage's Talisman of Seething
Shoulder
  • Conqueror's Spaulders Icon Conqueror's Spaulders
Cloak
  • Shroud of Dominion Icon Shroud of Dominion
Chest
  • Plated Abomination Ribcage Icon Plated Abomination Ribcage
Wrists
  • Wristguards of Vengeance Icon Wristguards of Vengeance
Gloves
  • Gauntlets of Annihilation Icon Gauntlets of Annihilation
Belt
  • Girdle of the Mentor Icon Girdle of the Mentor
Legs
  • Legplates of Carnage Icon Legplates of Carnage
Boots
  • Chromatic Boots Icon Chromatic Boots
Rings
  • Band of Unnatural Forces Icon Band of Unnatural Forces
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
Trinkets
  • Drake Fang Talisman Icon Drake Fang Talisman
  • Diamond Flask Icon Diamond Flask
  • Slayer's Crest Icon Slayer's Crest
  • Kiss of the Spider Icon Kiss of the Spider
One-Hand
  • Gressil, Dawn of Ruin Icon Gressil, Dawn of Ruin
  • (OH) The Hungering Cold Icon The Hungering Cold
Two-Hand
  • Might of Menethil Icon Might of Menethil
Ranged
  • Soulstring Icon Soulstring
4.

Other Useful Phase 6 Gear for DPS Warriors

While the list above contains the absolute best gear setup, you are unlikely to quickly gather all of it. We provide more options below, some which are very close to the best and some which are just much easier to get!

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Helm of Endless Rage Icon Helm of Endless Rage
  • Crown of Destruction Icon Crown of Destruction
  • Conqueror's Crown Icon Conqueror's Crown
Neck
  • Barbed Choker Icon Barbed Choker
  • Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
  • The Eye of Hakkar Icon The Eye of Hakkar
  • Amulet of the Darkmoon Icon Amulet of the Darkmoon
Shoulder
  • Pauldrons of the Unrelenting Icon Pauldrons of the Unrelenting
  • Mantle of Wicked Revenge Icon Mantle of Wicked Revenge
  • Drake Talon Pauldrons Icon Drake Talon Pauldrons
  • Defiler's Plate Spaulders Icon Defiler's Plate Spaulders
Cloak
  • Cloak of Concentrated Hatred Icon Cloak of Concentrated Hatred
  • Cloak of the Fallen God Icon Cloak of the Fallen God
  • Drape of Unyielding Strength Icon Drape of Unyielding Strength
  • Cloak of Draconic Might Icon Cloak of Draconic Might
Chest
  • Conqueror's Breastplate Icon Conqueror's Breastplate
  • Breastplate of Annihilation Icon Breastplate of Annihilation
  • Savage Gladiator Chain Icon Savage Gladiator Chain
  • Conqueror's Breastplate Icon Conqueror's Breastplate
  • Vest of Swift Execution Icon Vest of Swift Execution
Wrists
  • Hive Defiler Wristguards Icon Hive Defiler Wristguards
  • Bracelets of Wrath Icon Bracelets of Wrath
  • Bracers of Brutality Icon Bracers of Brutality
  • Deeprock Bracers Icon Deeprock Bracers
Gloves
  • Edgemaster's Handguards Icon Edgemaster's Handguards (if you need it to have 305+ weapon skill)
  • Dreadnaught Gauntlets Icon Dreadnaught Gauntlets
  • Gloves of Enforcement Icon Gloves of Enforcement
  • Sacrificial Gauntlets Icon Sacrificial Gauntlets
  • Flameguard Gauntlets Icon Flameguard Gauntlets
Belt
  • Onslaught Girdle Icon Onslaught Girdle
  • Royal Qiraji Belt Icon Royal Qiraji Belt
  • Belt of Never-ending Agony Icon Belt of Never-ending Agony
  • Triad Girdle Icon Triad Girdle
  • Ossirian's Binding Icon Ossirian's Binding
Legs
  • Leggings of Apocalypse Icon Leggings of Apocalypse
  • Outrider's Plate Legguards Icon Outrider's Plate Legguards
  • Titanic Leggings Icon Titanic Leggings
  • Legplates of Wrath Icon Legplates of Wrath
  • Conqueror's Legguards Icon Conqueror's Legguards
Boots
  • Boots of the Fallen Hero Icon Boots of the Fallen Hero
  • Boots of the Vanguard Icon Boots of the Vanguard
  • Slime Kickers Icon Slime Kickers
Rings
  • Master Dragonslayer's Ring Icon Master Dragonslayer's Ring
  • Ring of the Qiraji Fury Icon Ring of the Qiraji Fury
  • Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
  • Circle of Applied Force Icon Circle of Applied Force
  • Band of Accuria Icon Band of Accuria
  • Seal of Jin Icon Seal of Jin (for set bonus)
  • Band of Jin Icon Band of Jin (for set bonus)
Trinkets
  • Earthstrike Icon Earthstrike
  • Jom Gabbar Icon Jom Gabbar
  • Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice
  • Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth
  • Badge of the Swarmguard Icon Badge of the Swarmguard
One-Hand
  • Hatchet of Sundered Bone Icon Hatchet of Sundered Bone
  • (OH) Anubisath Warhammer Icon Anubisath Warhammer
  • The Castigator Icon The Castigator
  • (OH) Claw of the Frost Wyrm Icon Claw of the Frost Wyrm
  • Misplaced Servo Arm Icon Misplaced Servo Arm
  • (OH) Death's Sting Icon Death's Sting
  • Blessed Qiraji War Axe Icon Blessed Qiraji War Axe
  • (OH) Blessed Qiraji Pugio Icon Blessed Qiraji Pugio
  • Empyrean Demolisher Icon Empyrean Demolisher
  • (OH) Iblis, Blade of the Fallen Seraph Icon Iblis, Blade of the Fallen Seraph
  • Chromatically Tempered Sword Icon Chromatically Tempered Sword
  • (OH) Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos Icon Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos
  • Ancient Qiraji Ripper Icon Ancient Qiraji Ripper
  • (OH)Maladath, Runed Blade of the Black Flight Icon Maladath, Runed Blade of the Black Flight
Two-Hand
  • Severance Icon Severance
  • Dark Edge of Insanity Icon Dark Edge of Insanity
  • Bonereaver's Edge Icon Bonereaver's Edge
  • Obsidian Edged Blade Icon Obsidian Edged Blade (Non-Orc / Human)
  • The Untamed Blade Icon The Untamed Blade
  • Drake Talon Cleaver Icon Drake Talon Cleaver
Ranged
  • Nerubian Slavemaker Icon Nerubian Slavemaker
  • Larvae of the Great Worm Icon Larvae of the Great Worm
  • Crossbow of Imminent Doom Icon Crossbow of Imminent Doom
  • Striker's Mark Icon Striker's Mark
  • Gurubashi Dwarf Destroyer Icon Gurubashi Dwarf Destroyer
5.

Frost Resistance Gear for DPS Warriors

Being a responsible DPS on Naxxramas means having enough Frost Resistance to safely do Sapphiron once his time comes. Make sure you are as prepared as you can by reading our specialized guide on the gear / enchants available below.

6.

Nature Resistance Gear for DPS Warriors

As a melee player, DPS Warriors will be required to use as much Nature Resistance gear as they can for Princess Huhuran and Viscidus (if allowed into his room at all). Read this guide to figure out where to find such gear, and which pieces to wear!

7.

Warrior PvP Best in Slot Gear

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

8.

Warrior Weapons

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

9.

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.
10.

Changelog

  • 05 Dec. 2020: Added the new Warsong Gulch Exalted legs.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Reworked the BiS guide with Naxxramas and clarity in mind.
  • 12 Nov. 2020: Added a note on anti-undead gear for Naxxramas.
  • 11 Nov. 2020: Updated with Phase 6 gear and related tips.
  • 05 Nov. 2020: Added a Frost Resistance gear list.
  • 17 Oct. 2020: Adjusted gear recommendations based on feedback.
  • 06 Aug. 2020: Transferred the Ahn'Qiraj gear into the main guide.
  • 27 Jul. 2020: Added a link to the Nature Resistance gear guide.
  • 14 Jul. 2020: Added AQ40 BiS gear section.
  • 19 May 2020: Added Silithus twilight boss summoning gear.
  • 16 Apr. 2020: Added Girdle of the Fallen Crusader and Therazane's Link.
  • 14 Apr. 2020: Updated with Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 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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