Warrior Class Changes for Shadowlands (Patch 9.0.2)

Last updated on Nov 20, 2020 at 14:17 by Stan 4 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, Legendary Powers obtained through Runecarving, Soulbind Conduits, and Anima Powers that only work in Torghast.

1.

General Changes

  • Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind is now capped at 5 targets.
  • Taunt Icon Taunt is now learned at level 8 (was 14).
  • Charge Icon Charge is now learned at level 14 (was 8).
  • All Warriors can now use the following abilities
    • New Ability: Shattering Throw Icon Shattering Throw — Hurl your weapon at the enemy, causing Physical damage, ignoring armor, and removing any magical immunities. Deals up to 500% increased damage to absorb shields.
    • New Ability: Intervene Icon Intervene — Run at high speed toward an ally, intercepting all melee and ranged attacks against them for 6 seconds while they remain within 10 yards.
    • Slam Icon Slam — Slams an opponent, causing Physical damage.
    • Shield Slam Icon Shield Slam — Slams the target with your shield, causing Physical damage.
    • Shield Block Icon Shield Block — Raise your shield, blocking all melee attacks against you for 6 seconds.
    • Hamstring Icon Hamstring — Maims the enemy for Physical damage, reducing movement speed by 50% for 15 seconds.
    • Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind — Unleashes a whirlwind of steel, striking up to 5 nearby targets for Physical damage.
    • Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection — is no longer a PvP Talent. Raise your weapon reflecting spells cast on you and reducing magical damage you take by 20%. Lasts 5 seconds or until a spell is reflected.
    • New PvP Talent: Overwatch Icon Overwatch (replaces Spell Reflection) — When you intervene an ally, they gain Spell Reflection for 5 seconds or until a spell is reflected.
2.

General Warrior Abilities Unlocked Above Level 50

  • Challenging Shout Icon Challenging Shout (Level 54) — Taunts all enemies within 10 yards to attack you for 6 seconds. Instant-cast, 4-minute cooldown.
  • Rallying Cry Icon Rallying Cry (Level 56) — Grants an additional 5% temporary and maximum Health.
3.

Arms Warrior

3.1.

Arms Warrior Talent Changes

  • Fervor of Battle Icon Fervor of Battle no longer increases the damage of Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind.
  • Rend Icon Rend now has a 15-second duration (was 12 seconds). Additionally, it increases the target's critical damage taken from the casting Warrior's abilities by 10%.
  • 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.
  • Cleave Icon Cleave has been redesigned and now replaces Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes. Strikes up to 5 enemies in front of you for Physical damage, inflicting Deep Wounds. Cleave will consume your Overpower Icon Overpower effect to deal increased damage.
  • Deadly Calm Icon Deadly Calm has been redesigned — Reduces the Rage cost of your next 4 abilities by 100%. Passive: Your maximum Rage is increased by 30.
  • Dreadnaught Icon Dreadnaught has been redesigned — Overpower Icon Overpower has 2 charges and causes a seismic wave, dealing damage to up to 5 enemies in a 10-yard line.
  • Ravager Icon Ravager now has a 45-second cooldown (was 1 minute), duration increased to 12 seconds (was 7 seconds), periodic damage increased to 2 seconds (was 1 second), and now chases nearby enemies in combat. Additionally, Ravager is now capped at 8 targets.
  • Impending Victory Icon Impending Victory healing increased to 30% (was 20%).
  • Avatar Icon Avatar no longer has a global cooldown.
4.

General Arms Warrior Abilities Learned Above Level 50

4.1.

Arms Warrior Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Arms Warriors.

4.2.

Arms Warrior Shadowlands Guide

5.

Fury Warrior

  • New Ability: Single-Minded Fury Icon Single-Minded Fury (Passive) — While dual-wielding a pair of One-Handed weapons, your damage is increased by 12% and your movement speed by 5%.
  • Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst now restores 3% of your health (was 5%).
  • Rampage Icon Rampage now costs 80 Rage (was 85).
  • Recklessness Icon Recklessness now instantly generates 40 additional Rage.
  • Piercing Howl Icon Piercing Howl no longer costs Rage, now has a 30-second cooldown (was 0), has a 12-yard radius (was 15 yards), reduces enemies movement speed by 70% (was 50%), and has a 8-second duration (was 15 seconds).
  • Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm is now capped at 8 targets.
6.

General Fury Warrior Abilities Learned Above Level 50

  • Recklessness Icon Recklessness (Level 52) — Duration increased by 2 seconds.
  • Execute Icon Execute (Level 58) — Damage increased by 15%.
6.1.

Fury Warrior Talent Changes

  • New Talent: Frenzy Icon Frenzy (Replaces Inner Rage) — 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.
  • New Talent: Onslaught Icon Onslaught (replaces Furious Slash) — Brutally attack an enemy for Physical damage. Requires Enrage Icon Enrage. Generates 15 Rage.
  • New Talent: Cruelty Icon Cruelty — While Enraged, Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow deals 20% more damage and has a 30% chance to instantly reset its own cooldown.
  • New Talent: Seethe Icon Seethe (replaces Carnage) — Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst generates 2 more Rage, or 4 more Rage when it critically strikes your primary target.
  • Fresh Meat Icon Fresh Meat no longer increases the healing of Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst. Now Fresh Meat causes Bloodthirst to always Enrage Icon Enrage you the first time you strike a target with Bloodthirst.
  • Massacre Icon Massacre now has an additional effect — Reduces the cooldown of Execute Icon Execute by 1.5 seconds.
  • Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar now has a 30-second cooldown (was 35 seconds), no longer reduces enemy movement speed, and critically strikes for 3 times normal damage.
  • Frothing Berserker Icon Frothing Berserker has been redesigned — Rampage Icon Rampage has a 20% chance to immediately refund 40 Rage.
  • Meat Cleaver Icon Meat Cleaver has been redesigned — Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind deals 30% more damage and now affects your next 4 single-target melee attacks, instead of the next 2 attacks.
  • Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon has been redesigned — Recklessness Icon Recklessness generates 50 Rage and greatly empowers Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst and Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow.
  • Impending Victory Icon Impending Victory healing increased to 30% (was 20%).
  • Endless Rage has been removed and replaced with Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death on the Talent row.
6.2.

Fury Warrior Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Fury Warriors.

6.3.

Fury Warrior Shadowlands Guide

7.

Protection Warrior

  • Revenge Icon Revenge now deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets, no longer has a cooldown, costs 20 Rage (was 30), and replaces Slam Icon Slam when learned. Your successful dodges and parries now have a chance to make Revenge cost no Rage, instead of being guaranteed.
  • Avatar Icon Avatar no longer has a global cooldown.
  • Intercept has been removed.
  • Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap now deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.
8.

Protection Warrior Abilities Learned Above Level 50

  • Avatar Icon Avatar (Level 52) — Generates 10 more Rage.
  • Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall (Level 58) — Reduces damage taken by an additional 10%.
8.1.

Protection Warrior Talent Changes

  • New Talent: War Machine Icon War Machine — Your auto attacks generate 50% more Rage. Killing an enemy instantly generates 10 Rage, and increases your movement speed by 30% for 8 seconds.
  • New Talent: Double Time Icon Double Time (replaces Safeguard) — Increases the maximum number of charges on Charge Icon Charge by 1, and reduces its cooldown by 3 seconds.
  • Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar now has a 30-second cooldown (was 35 seconds), no longer reduces enemy movement speed, and critically strikes for 3 times normal damage. Generates 20 Rage (was 10).
  • Ravager Icon Ravager now has a 45-second cooldown (was 1 minute), duration increased to 12 seconds (was 7 seconds), periodic damage increased to 2 seconds (was 1 second), generates 10 Rage each time it deals damage, and now chases nearby enemies in combat. Additionally Ravager is now capped at 8 targets.
  • Best Served Cold Icon Best Served Cold has been redesigned — Revenge Icon Revenge deals 20% more damage, or 50% more damage when your successful dodges or parries have made it cost no Rage.
  • Menace Icon Menace has been redesigned — Intimidating Shout Icon Intimidating Shout will knock back all nearby enemies except your primary target, and cause them all to cower in fear for 15 seconds instead of fleeing.
  • Punish Icon Punish damage reduction effect can now overlap and has a maximum of 5 stacks.
  • Impending Victory Icon Impending Victory healing increased to 30% (was 20%).
  • Bolster Icon Bolster now grants the Shield Block Icon Shield Block effect for the duration of Last Stand Icon Last Stand (was block chance to 100%).
  • Indomitable Icon Indomitable now has an additional effect — Every 10 Rage you spend heals you for 1% of your maximum health.
  • Never Surrender Icon Never Surrender now causes Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain to prevent 40% to 100% based on missing health (was 0% to 100%).
  • Into the Fray Icon Into the Fray now grants 2% haste for each enemy or ally within 10 yards (was 3% Haste).
  • Booming Voice Icon Booming Voice damage bonus increased to 20% (was 15%).
  • Heavy Repercussions Icon Heavy Repercussions now causes Shield Slam Icon Shield Slam to generate 3 additional Rage, and no longer increases the damage of Shield Slam during Shield Block Icon Shield Block.
  • Anger Management Icon Anger Management no longer reduces the cooldown of Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout or Last Stand Icon Last Stand.
  • Crackling Thunder Icon Crackling Thunder now has an additional effect — Increases Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap movement speed reduction by an additional 10%.
  • Vengeance has been removed.
  • New PvP Talent: Rebound Icon Rebound — Reflecting spells causes them to deal 33% extra damage back to the attacker.
  • Mass Spell Reflection has been removed.
8.2.

Protection Warrior Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Protection Warriors.

8.3.

Protection Warrior Shadowlands Guide

9.

More Patch 9.0.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.1 class changes linked below.

10.

Changelog

  • 19 Nov. 2020: Shield Slam added.
  • 16 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands release.
  • 20 Oct. 2020: Updated War Machine and Thunder Clap (Protection).
  • 13 Oct. 2020: Updated for the Shadowlands Pre-Patch.
  • 06 Sep. 2020: Updated for Beta Build 35755.
  • 07 Aug. 2020: Fixed Whirlwind interaction with Rank 2 in Shadowlands.
  • 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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