Warrior

The Warrior’s Charge: The Trial of Rage scenario and your new class mount The new class mounts tend to work in a certain way: You finish the long campaign to open the Tomb of Sargeras, you are challenged to complete some sort of event, and when you’re done you attain a mount. All very fine. My wife did her Hunter quest and was very excited to share how...

The Warrior’s Charge: Arms and more Warrior changes on the 7.2.5 PTR I should first point out that I’m using the MMO-Champion’s and Wowhead’s 7.2.5 patch notes because Blizzard hasn’t put out their own yet, plus I logged onto the PTR myself and tooled around on a Horde Arms Warrior. My initial impressions on the changes are that I can’t tell what Blizzard’s overall goal is — especially since...




Artifact Challenge boss nerfs and other WoW Hotfixes for April 10 So far, I’ve seen a lot of complaints about Thunderslash being nerfed and not any complaints about Inquisitor Variss getting watered down in this round of hotfixes for Patch 7.2. DKs, Demon Hunters, Hunters, Mages, Warlocks and Warriors all saw Artifact Traits get some buffs or nerfs, and there were changes to dungeons, class halls...

The Warrior’s Charge: Warriors in patch 7.1.5 It’s been a few days since patch 7.1.5 went live. It hasn’t exactly been a resounding success for us Warriors. I’m willing to argue that has a lot to do with how it changed other classes rather than what it did to us — save for a few tweaks and a reasonably large change to...

The Warrior’s Charge: 7.1.5 and the unknown As of the writing of this post, we don’t know anything about 7.1.5 and Warriors. We have datamined information to look at — and I’m going to look at it — but in the absence of patch notes or any sort of official information from Blizzard we have to keep the following in mind: First,...

The Warrior’s Charge: Warriors in Patch 7.1 Patch 7.1 dropped and we’re currently living in it. For me, this has meant switching to Fury for raiding and testing it out. I don’t think the buffs are going to magically catapult Fury to top DPS for several reasons. First, some of the problem with Fury’s poor showing in Emerald Nightmare can be blamed...




The Warrior’s Charge: Warrior performance in the Emerald Nightmare raid Okay, now I’ve raided Emerald Nightmare and killed enough bosses (plus seen bosses I haven’t killed yet) as both a tank and as DPS. So this column will be discussing my experiences therein. But as a round-up, here are my initial thoughts on state of Warriors in the game’s latest raid: Protection still feels pretty good,...

Know Your Lore: How Thoradin and Strom’kar united Humanity I’d love to thoroughly cover the lore for every Artifact in the game, but it’ll be a long time before I can actually get them all maxed, if ever, so I’m starting with one of my favorites: the Arms Warrior Artifact Strom’kar the Warbreaker. It’s a new weapon to Legion. Unlike some Artifacts, it’s not one we’ve...



The Warrior’s Charge: Tanking nerfs and Prot Warrior DPS By now we’ve all seen that Blizzard is going to nerf tank damage across the board. I’ll just flat out say it: Warrior AOE is pretty good (not nearly as good as Monks or Demon Hunters, but pretty solid) but our single target DPS is, at best, adequate. It shines compared to a DPS spec...

The Warrior’s Charge: Warrior leveling to 110 Okay, so I’m not super fast at leveling. It took me until Wednesday to hit level 110 on the Warrior I chose to level first in Legion and here are some impressions. First off, Second Wind is the best leveling talent Warriors have ever had. It makes Arms a powerhouse leveling spec, especially compared to...

The Warrior’s Charge: Survivability in Legion I’ve been leveling alts since the release of the Legion pre-patch. In addition to other classes (Beast Mastery Hunter, Enhancement Shaman, Retribution Paladin, a couple of Demon Hunters), I now have five level 100 Warriors and a sixth at level 96. The level 96 Warrior was only level 23 prior to the Demon Invasion event....

The Warrior’s Charge: Warriors didn’t change enough in Legion Going into Legion I was excited by the possibilities teased by the original class previews of a year or so ago. One of the things they mentioned was that certain specs would get renamed as part of their redesign (as far as I can tell, one spec got renamed, Combat Rogues becoming Outlaw Rogues) and...

The Warrior’s Charge: What to do once patch 7.0 drops Okay, you’re a Warrior and you just logged in for the first time after patch 7.0 dropped. Possibly for the first time in months. Your talents look different, dual spec is no more, and your glyphs are gone. You may be feeling a little lost. What do you do now? For those of you who...

The Warrior’s Charge: Tanking Design in the Legion beta I’m writing this column purely from a Warrior standpoint, and purely as someone who has tanked on a Warrior and Death Knight. I will say that so far I prefer DK tanking in Legion to Warrior tanking. That doesn’t mean either of them are where they should be, but DK definitely feels stronger. As of right...

The Warrior’s Charge: Stances and hybridization in Legion The Legion alpha is trucking along and we have a release date for the expansion (about four months from now) so it’s time to start talking turkey on where the specs are, where the class is, and where it’s going. As of right now my impressions on each spec are as follows: Protection’s rage generation...

The Warrior’s Charge: Will we have too many talents in Legion? Looking at the Honor talents in Legion, I realized that there are a number of spec specific talents in the Honor trees. So many in fact, that instead of the eighteen or so talents I was expecting, when you add the Arms, Fury and Protection specific talents you’re looking at ten different talents that only...