Warrior DPS Season of Mastery Phase 3/4 Gear

Last updated on Mar 07, 2022 at 00:36 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Tier 2 / Blackwing Lair and Zul'Gurub 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 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
  • Lionheart Helm Icon Lionheart Helm
  • Warlord's Plate Headpiece Icon Warlord's Plate Headpiece
  • Champion's Plate Helm Icon Champion's Plate Helm
  • Helm of Endless Rage Icon Helm of Endless Rage
  • Crown of Destruction Icon Crown of Destruction
Neck
  • 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
  • Mark of Fordring Icon Mark of Fordring
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
  • Drake Talon Pauldrons Icon Drake Talon Pauldrons
Cloak
  • Cloak of Draconic Might Icon Cloak of Draconic Might
  • Puissant Cape Icon Puissant Cape
  • Cloak of Firemaw Icon Cloak of Firemaw
  • 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
  • Legionnaire's Plate Hauberk Icon Legionnaire's Plate Hauberk
  • Malfurion's Blessed Bulwark Icon Malfurion's Blessed Bulwark
  • Gorosh the Dervish in Blackrock Depths
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 13
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 8
  • Ebonroc in Blackwing Lair
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 (to get 305)
  • 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
  • Zandalar Vindicator's Belt Icon Zandalar Vindicator's Belt
  • 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
  • Legguards of the Fallen Crusader Icon Legguards of the Fallen Crusader
  • Cloudkeeper Legplates Icon Cloudkeeper Legplates
  • Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings (set)
Boots
  • Chromatic Boots Icon Chromatic Boots
  • General's Plate Boots Icon General's Plate Boots
  • Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots
  • Blood Guard's Plate Greaves Icon Blood Guard's Plate Greaves
Rings
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Master Dragonslayer's Ring Icon Master Dragonslayer's Ring
  • Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
  • 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)
  • Seal of the Gurubashi Berserker Icon Seal of the Gurubashi Berserker
Trinkets
  • Drake Fang Talisman Icon Drake Fang Talisman
  • 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
Main-Hand / Off-Hand
  • Empyrean Demolisher Icon Empyrean Demolisher
  • High Warlord's Cleaver Icon High Warlord's Cleaver
  • Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos Icon Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos
  • Chromatically Tempered Sword Icon Chromatically Tempered Sword
  • Maladath, Runed Blade of the Black Flight Icon Maladath, Runed Blade of the Black Flight
  • Deathbringer Icon Deathbringer
  • Vis'kag the Bloodletter Icon Vis'kag the Bloodletter
  • Doom's Edge Icon Doom's Edge
  • Brutality Blade Icon Brutality Blade
Two-Hand
  • Obsidian Edged Blade Icon Obsidian Edged Blade (Non-Orc / Human)
  • Bonereaver's Edge Icon Bonereaver's Edge
  • High Warlord's Battle Axe Icon High Warlord's Battle Axe
  • The Untamed Blade Icon The Untamed Blade
  • Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros Icon Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
  • Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood Icon Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood
  • Spinal Reaper Icon Spinal Reaper
Ranged
  • Striker's Mark Icon Striker's Mark
  • Gurubashi Dwarf Destroyer Icon Gurubashi Dwarf Destroyer
  • 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. In case you still need it, we have also included a link to our Phase 1/2 Season of Mastery gear list.

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Changelog

  • 07 Mar. 2022: Updated with Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 08 Feb. 2022: Page added for Season of Mastery Phase 3.
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