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Warrior Class Changes for Shadowlands (Patch 9.0.1)

Last updated on Jun 26, 2020 at 18:47 by Stan 3 comments

On this page, you will find a list of all Warrior changes coming in Shadowlands.

In addition to the class changes listed here, Warriors also gain access to class-specific Warrior Covenant Abilities that can be used anywhere in the open world and Anima Powers that only work in Torghast.

1.

General Changes

2.

Arms Warrior

  • Arms Warriors can use Piercing Howl Icon Piercing Howl.
  • Mastery: Deep Wounds Icon Mastery: Deep Wounds has been redesigned. Now, Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike and Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm inflict Deep Wounds, dealing Bleed damage over 12 seconds and increasing the damage the enemy takes from you. Mastery rating will increase the "damage the enemy takes from you" effect, rather than Deep Wounds' damage.
  • Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike damage reduced by 5%.
2.1.

Arms Warrior Talent Changes

  • Cleave Icon Cleave (Level 40 talent) has been redesigned. It replaces Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes. Costs 20 Rage and has a 6-second cooldown. Cleave strikes up to 5 enemies in front of you for Physical damage, inflicting Deep Wounds. Cleave consumes your Overpower Icon Overpower effect to deal increased damage.
  • Collateral Damage Icon Collateral Damage has been redesigned. When Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes ends, your next Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind deals 25% increased damage for each ability used during Sweeping Strikes that damaged a second target.
  • Deadly Calm Icon Deadly Calm (Level 45 talent) has been reworked. It reduces the Rage cost of your next 4 abilities by 100% and increases maximum Rage by 30.
  • Dreadnaught Icon Dreadnaught (Level 50 talent) incorporates the Seismic Wave Icon Seismic Wave Azerite trait, empowering Overpower Icon Overpower to deal damage to up to 5 enemies in a line.
2.2.

Arms Warrior Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Arms Warriors.

2.3.

Arms Warrior PvP Talent Changes

  • Demolition Icon Demolition added. Reduces the cooldown of your Shattering Throw Icon Shattering Throw by 2 min.
  • Guillotine Icon Guillotine added. You wind up your weapon. After 1.5 sec, you Execute all nearby enemies. If any enemy is at or below 10% health, they instantly die.
  • Overwatch Icon Overwatch talent added. Run at high speed towards an ally, intercepting the next melee or ranged attack within 6 seconds, while the target remains within 0 yards.
3.

Fury Warrior

  • Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind now affects up to 5 nearby enemies. Damage reduced from 43.5% to 41.1% of Attack Power. Now costs 30 Rage. The ability can now generate more than 8 Rage.
  • Single-Minded Fury Icon Single-Minded Fury is back, meaning that Fury Warriors can once again dual-wield One-Handed weapons. You can learn it at Level 14, alongside Titan's Grip Icon Titan's Grip. While dual-wielding a pair of One-Handed weapons, your damage done is increased by 8% and your Movement Speed by 5%.
  • Recklessness Icon Recklessness now generates 40 Rage.
3.1.

Fury Warrior Talent Changes

  • Carnage Icon Carnage, Inner Rage Icon Inner Rage, Furious Slash Icon Furious Slash, Fervor of Battle Icon Fervor of Battle, Wrecking Ball Icon Wrecking Ball, Endless Rage Icon Endless Rage talents were removed.
  • Meat Cleaver Icon Meat Cleaver is back as a level 45 talent. Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind deals 30% more damage and now affects your next 4 single-target melee attacks, instead of the next 2.
  • Onslaught Icon Onslaught is a new Level 30 talent, which causes brutal damage and generates 15 Rage.
  • Frenzy Icon Frenzy is a new Level 30 talent. Rampage Icon Rampage increases your Haste by 3% for 12 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. This effect is reset if you Rampage a different primary target.
  • Seethe Icon Seethe is a new Level 40 talent. Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst generates 2 more Rage, or 4 more Rage when it critically strikes your primary target.
  • Cruelty Icon Cruelty is a new Level 40 talent. While enraged, your Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow deals 20% more damage and has a 30% chance to instantly reset its own cooldown.
  • Frothing Berserker Icon Frothing Berserker (Level 40 talent) reworked. Rampage Icon Rampage has a 20% chance to immediately refund 40 Rage.
  • Fresh Meat Icon Fresh Meat (now a Level 15 talent) causes Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst to always Enrage you the first time you strike a target with Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst;
  • Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death is now a Level 15 talent (up from 30). Procs per minute increased from 1.69 to 1.7.
  • Massacre Icon Massacre is now a Level 30 talent.
  • Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm (Fury) damage increased by 20%.
  • Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar (Level 45 talent) cooldown reduced to 30 seconds (was 35 seconds). No longer reduces enemy Movement Speed. Now critically strikes for 3 times normal damage.
  • Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon (Level 50 talent) updated: Recklessness Icon Recklessness generates 20 more Rage and greatly empowers Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst and Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow. Bloodthirst becomes Crushing Blow, dealing 100% more damage and charging you to your target within 10 yards.
3.2.

Fury Warrior Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Fury Warriors.

3.3.

Fury Warrior PvP Talent Changes

  • Bloodrage Icon Bloodrage added. You gain Rage over 4 seconds, and clear all snares and roots from you, but at a cost of a percentage of your health.
  • Demolition Icon Demolition added. Reduces the cooldown of your Shattering Throw Icon Shattering Throw by 2 min.
  • Overwatch Icon Overwatch talent added. Run at high speed towards an ally, intercepting the next melee or ranged attack within 6 seconds, while the target remains within 0 yards.
4.

Protection Warrior

4.1.

Protection Warrior Talent Changes

  • Best Served Cold Icon Best Served Cold (Level 30 talent) reworked. Revenge deals 20% more damage, or 50% more damage when your successful dodges or parries have made it cost no Rage.
  • Menace Icon Menace (Level 35 talent) moved from 40 and reworked. Intimidating Shout Icon Intimidating Shout will knock back all nearby enemies except the Warrior's primary target, and cause them all to cower in fear for 15 sec instead of fleeing.
  • Indomitable Icon Indomitable (Level 40 talent) now passively increases your maximum health by 10%, and every 10 Rage you spend heals you for 1% of your maximum health.
  • Never Surrender Icon Never Surrender (Level 40 talent) now makes Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain prevent 40% to 100% more damage, based on your missing health.
  • Into the Fray Icon Into the Fray is now a Level 45 talent (down from 15). Haste for each enemy nerfed to 2% (was 3%).
  • Double Time Icon Double Time (Level 25 talent) increases the maximum number of charges on Charge Icon Charge by 1, and reduces its cooldown by 3 sec.
  • Rumbling Earth Icon Rumbling Earth and Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt are now Level 25 talents (up from 40).
  • Devastator Icon Devastator is now a Level 30 talent (up from 45).
  • Crackling Thunder Icon Crackling Thunder is now a Level 35 talent (down from 25).
  • Bounding Stride Icon Bounding Stride is now a Level 35 talent (down from 30).
  • Bolster Icon Bolster, Indomitable Icon Indomitable, and Never Surrender Icon Never Surrender now occupy the Level 40 talent row (was 35).
  • Unstoppable Force Icon Unstoppable Force is now a Level 45 talent (down from 30).
  • Vengeance Icon Vengeance (Level 45 talent) removed.
  • Ravager Icon Ravager (Level 50 talent) has been updated to match the changes made to Arms' version of the ability: 45-second cooldown, lasts 12 seconds (compressed by Haste), deals damage every 2 seconds, chases nearby enemies, and generates 10 Rage each time it deals damage.
  • Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar (Level 30 talent) has been updated to match the changes made to Fury's version of the ability: 30-second cooldown, no longer reduces enemy Movement Speed, and critically strikes for 3 times normal damage.
  • Crackling Thunder Icon Crackling Thunder (Level 35 talent) now also increases the Movement Speed reduction of Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap by 10%.
4.2.

Protection Warrior Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Protection Warriors.

4.3.

Protection Warrior PvP Talent Changes

  • Demolition Icon Demolition added. Reduces the cooldown of your Shattering Throw Icon Shattering Throw by 2 min;
  • Overwatch Icon Overwatch talent added. Run at high speed towards an ally, intercepting the next melee or ranged attack within 6 seconds, while the target remains within 0 yards.
5.

More Patch 9.0.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.1 class changes linked below.

6.

Changelog

  • 26 Jun. 2020: Reworked Warrior based on the latest Alpha update.
  • 16 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34714.
  • 09 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34615.
  • 02 Jun. 2020: Updated intro with links to Anima Powers and Covenant Abilities.
  • 25 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 15 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34365.
  • 09 May 2020: Into the Fray nerf and Ravager fixes.
  • 08 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34278.
  • 30 Apr. 2020: Updated Bladestorm and Sudden Death for Alpha Build 34199.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34137.
  • 21 Apr. 2020: Page added.
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