Warrior DPS Season of Mastery Phase 5 Gear

Last updated on Apr 30, 2022 at 22:40 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Tier 2.5 / AQ40 and AQ20 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.

3.

DPS Warrior Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Phase 5 (Ahn'Qiraj)

This is the gear we recommend for Warriors in the AQ40 patch. While casters gain a larger power boost in this tier than melee, DPS Warriors continue to be the best DPS in WoW Classic, especially when execute damage is critical to success, such as when facing Princess Huhuran.

Warriors Tier 2.5, Conqueror's Battlegear lacks useful bonuses for DPS Warriors and its pieces will be considered for their stats alone.

  • The 3-set bonus reduces the Rage cost of your shouts by 35%. This represents a very minor Rage gain over a long fight, and only if you are the shouting Warrior in your group. Because shouts have more utility in PvP situations, it can be a great PvP bonus.
  • The 5-set bonus increases the slow and damage of Thunderclap IconThunderclap by 50%. This still does not make it worth using, especially when Thunderfury is available to your raid group.

As always, try to have at least 305 weapon skill with your weapon in order to benefit from a huge boost to your damage, using gear such as Edgemaster's Handguards Icon Edgemaster's Handguards to hit that magic number if needed.

Your special (yellow) attack hit cap is 6% when you have 305+ weapon skill (vs 9% without), so make sure to mix and match our suggested gear in order to hit this cap. Going over it will still grant you some DPS value while dual wielding, just not as much as hitting the yellow hit cap.

PvP gear is also some of the best for PvE, but we will not be listing it below as it takes a lot of effort to gather and players who do so are generally experienced enough to know how to compare it against their alternative gear sets.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Lionheart Helm Icon Lionheart Helm
Neck
  • Barbed Choker Icon Barbed Choker
Shoulder
  • Conqueror's Spaulders Icon Conqueror's Spaulders
Cloak
  • Cloak of the Fallen God Icon Cloak of the Fallen God
Chest
  • Breastplate of Annihilation Icon Breastplate of Annihilation
Wrists
  • Qiraji Execution Bracers Icon Qiraji Execution Bracers
Gloves
  • Edgemaster's Handguards Icon Edgemaster's Handguards (if you need it to have 305+ weapon skill)
  • Gauntlets of Annihilation Icon Gauntlets of Annihilation
Belt
  • Onslaught Girdle Icon Onslaught Girdle
Legs
  • Conqueror's Legguards Icon Conqueror's Legguards
Boots
  • Chromatic Boots Icon Chromatic Boots
Rings
  • Ring of the Qiraji Fury Icon Ring of the Qiraji Fury
  • Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
Trinkets
  • Diamond Flask Icon Diamond Flask
  • Drake Fang Talisman Icon Drake Fang Talisman
One-Hand
  • Blessed Qiraji War Axe Icon Blessed Qiraji War Axe
  • Empyrean Demolisher Icon Empyrean Demolisher
  • (OH) Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos Icon Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos
  • Chromatically Tempered Sword Icon Chromatically Tempered Sword
Two-Hand
  • Dark Edge of Insanity Icon Dark Edge of Insanity
  • Bonereaver's Edge Icon Bonereaver's Edge
Ranged
  • Larvae of the Great Worm Icon Larvae of the Great Worm
4.

Other Useful Phase 5 Gear for DPS Warriors

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Drape of Unyielding Strength Icon Drape of Unyielding Strength
  • Cloak of Draconic Might Icon Cloak of Draconic Might
Chest
  • 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
  • Bracers of Brutality Icon Bracers of Brutality
  • Deeprock Bracers Icon Deeprock Bracers
Gloves
  • Gloves of Enforcement Icon Gloves of Enforcement
  • Sacrificial Gauntlets Icon Sacrificial Gauntlets
  • Flameguard Gauntlets Icon Flameguard Gauntlets
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
  • Titanic Leggings Icon Titanic Leggings
  • Scaled Sand Reaver Leggings Icon Scaled Sand Reaver Leggings
  • Dark Heart Pants Icon Dark Heart Pants
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
  • Circle of Applied Force Icon Circle of Applied Force
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • 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
  • Ancient Qiraji Ripper Icon Ancient Qiraji Ripper
  • (OH)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
  • (OH)Anubisath Warhammer Icon Anubisath Warhammer
  • (OH)Doom's Edge Icon Doom's Edge
Two-Hand
  • 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
  • Crossbow of Imminent Doom Icon Crossbow of Imminent Doom
  • Striker's Mark Icon Striker's Mark
  • Gurubashi Dwarf Destroyer Icon Gurubashi Dwarf Destroyer
5.

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!

6.

Warrior PvP Best in Slot Gear

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

7.

Warrior Weapons

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

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.

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.

10.

Changelog

  • 30 Apr. 2022: Page added for Season of Mastery Phase 5.
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