Warrior DPS Season of Mastery Phase 1 Gear

Last updated on Nov 15, 2021 at 08:48 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair for your Warrior DPS in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery. For pre-raid gearing advice, please refer to our Warrior DPS Pre-Raid Gearing and Best in Slot guide for the Season of Mastery.

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Gearing Strategy for DPS Warriors in the Season of Mastery

While a clear best in slot (BiS) list is always available in WoW Classic Season of Mastery (SoM), 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.

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

This is the DPS Warrior gear we recommend you to chase while doing the first raids in the game: Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair. 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.

Tier 1 gear and its bonuses are mostly worthless for DPS Warriors, and meant for tanking Warriors, hence their absence from the BiS list.

While we are only listing the Horde versions of the PvP set and PvP reputation 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
  • Lionheart Helm Icon Lionheart Helm
  • Warlord's Plate Headpiece Icon Warlord's Plate Headpiece
  • Mask of the Unforgiven Icon Mask of the Unforgiven
  • Eye of Rend Icon Eye of Rend
Neck
  • Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
  • Mark of Fordring Icon Mark of Fordring
  • For All To See from Onyxia's Lair
  • In Dreams in Western Plaguelands
Shoulder
  • Warlord's Plate Shoulders Icon Warlord's Plate Shoulders
  • Defiler's Plate Spaulders Icon Defiler's Plate Spaulders
  • Champion's Plate Shoulders Icon Champion's Plate Shoulders
  • Truestrike Shoulders Icon Truestrike Shoulders
Cloak
  • Deathguard's Cloak Icon Deathguard's Cloak
  • Cape of the Black Baron Icon Cape of the Black Baron
Chest
  • Savage Gladiator Chain Icon Savage Gladiator Chain
  • Warlord's Plate Armor Icon Warlord's Plate Armor
  • Gorosh the Dervish in Blackrock Depths
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 13
Wrists
  • Berserker Bracers Icon Berserker Bracers
  • Wristguards of Stability Icon Wristguards of Stability
  • Battleborn Armbraces Icon Battleborn Armbraces
Gloves
  • Edgemaster's Handguards Icon Edgemaster's Handguards (for 305 weapon skill)
  • Flameguard Gauntlets Icon Flameguard Gauntlets
  • General's Plate Gauntlets Icon General's Plate Gauntlets
  • Devilsaur Gauntlets Icon Devilsaur Gauntlets (set)
Belt
  • Onslaught Girdle Icon Onslaught Girdle
  • Brigam Girdle Icon Brigam Girdle
Legs
  • General's Plate Leggings Icon General's Plate Leggings
  • Outrider's Plate Legguards Icon Outrider's Plate Legguards
  • Legionnaire's Plate Leggings Icon Legionnaire's Plate Leggings
  • Abyssal Plate Legplates Icon Abyssal Plate Legplates of Striking
  • Cloudkeeper Legplates Icon Cloudkeeper Legplates (CD shared with Diamond Flask)
  • Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings (set)
  • Warsong GulchExalted
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 8
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 12
  • The Duke of Shards
  • World drop BoE
  • Tribal Leatherworking
Boots
  • General's Plate Boots Icon General's Plate Boots
  • Defiler's Plate Greaves Icon Defiler's Plate Greaves
  • Battlechaser's Greaves Icon Battlechaser's Greaves
  • Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 12
  • Arathi BasinRevered
  • Blackrock Spire BoE drop
  • Side bosses in Scholomance
Rings
  • Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Band of Accuria Icon Band of Accuria
  • Painweaver Band Icon Painweaver Band
Trinkets
  • 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
  • Voodoo Feathers in Sunken Temple
  • Emperor Dagran Thaurissan in Blackrock Depths
  • General Drakkisath's Demise / For The Horde! in Upper Blackrock Spire
  • Job Opening: Guard Captain of Revantusk Village in The Hinterlands
Main-Hand / Off-Hand
  • Deathbringer Icon Deathbringer
  • Vis'kag the Bloodletter Icon Vis'kag the Bloodletter
  • High Warlord's Cleaver Icon High Warlord's Cleaver
  • Perdition's Blade Icon Perdition's Blade
  • Brutality Blade Icon Brutality Blade
  • Core Hound Tooth Icon Core Hound Tooth
  • Ironfoe Icon Ironfoe
  • Felstriker Icon Felstriker
Two-Hand
  • Bonereaver's Edge Icon Bonereaver's Edge
  • Spinal Reaper Icon Spinal Reaper
  • Obsidian Edged Blade Icon Obsidian Edged Blade
  • High Warlord's Battle Axe Icon High Warlord's Battle Axe
  • Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros Icon Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
  • Nightfall Icon Nightfall
Ranged
  • Striker's Mark Icon Striker's Mark
  • Blastershot Launcher Icon Blastershot Launcher
4.

Fire Resistance Gear for DPS Warriors

As a Warrior, you might benefit from using a small amount of Fire Resistance gear for Ragnaros, in order to avoid an untimely death, especially if your Soul of Iron is still active! Read this guide to figure out where to find such gear, and which pieces to wear!

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.

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.
8.

Other Best in Slot Lists

As this list is meant to be used for DPS Warriors in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery, we have created separate gear lists for those interested in optimizing themselves for the "main" branch of Classic instead. If you are not playing in the Season of Mastery, it is recommended that you consult this gear hub instead.

9.

Changelog

  • 15 Nov. 2021: Guide added for the Season of Mastery.
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