Warrior

Know Your Lore: King Thoradin of Arathor and Humanity’s origin Humanity in the world of Azeroth is at once an old and young race. Old because they can claim direct descent from the ancient Vrykul, creations of the Titans. Young because they were born out of the Curse of Flesh and the exile of those who were stricken with it. Led to new lands, these...

The Warrior’s Charge: Arms Warriors in Legion Arms Warriors are finally playable on the Legion alpha. I know! I was wondering if this day would ever come. I’ve since managed to do some leveling through Val’Sharrah and Highmountain and did a couple of dungeons on the spec, and so I can report my initial findings to you. Arms feels a lot better...




The Warrior’s Charge: Fury and Protection in Legion Okay, so I’ve now tanked and DPS’d in various dungeons and I can say the following: Fury is fun in a dungeon. Even if you don’t have Bladestorm, you can talent to have an awesome Whirlwind/Rampage combo that does crazy AoE damage and is fun fun fun. You’re a reaping, swirling crusher and render, a...

Legion’s item changes will scuttle many transmog sets Are you a Shaman or Hunter? Do you like collecting transmog sets? Well, then I have some bad news for you, although it’s good news for any transmog minded DK’s, Warriors and Paladins out there. You see, Legion is changing its transmog system, and as a part of that change, it’s changing the way armor...

The Warrior’s Charge: Arms in Legion Talking about Arms in Legion right now is hard because it wasn’t live when the Alpha went down, so all we’re left with is datamined information like the talent calculator. We always say ‘take this with a grain of salt, it’s alpha/beta and things can change’ but in this case it’s really hard to look...

The Warrior’s Charge: Protection tanking in Legion There were only two dungeons available in the Legion alpha — well, before they shut down the alpha for the holidays, anyway. I’ve now tanked both Black Rook Hold and Halls of Valor and have some impressions for how Protection feels as a tanking spec in Legion. Does Protection work? Yes. It’s adequate for holding threat and has solid but unremarkable...




Legion Alpha: Changes to Fury Warrior talents The Legion Alpha just dropped a new build and there have been changes to the talent trees. Protection remains largely unchanged with no major alterations, no new talents, but Fury sees several new talents. Let’s see what’s different this time around.

The Warrior’s Charge: Fury talents in Legion So I’ve gotten to play around with the two available Warrior specs in the Legion alpha, Fury and Protection. Today I’ll be talking about the Fury talents. We talked about Protection last time, but there have been some changes to the talent trees since then, so we’ll be talking about Fury without preconceptions from last...



The Warrior’s Charge: Protection talents in Legion While I’m in the alpha for Legion, at present that means playing a Demon Hunter. So for now we’ll be working based on the recent huge datamine of Legion information, which means we’re even more in a ‘don’t panic, none of this is set in stone’ area then we’d be if it was a live...

Know Your Lore: Warrior Artifact lore in Legion There was a lot of lore revealed via the Artifact descriptions on the official site, and as we go into Legion we’re apparently not just going to learn about the Burning Legion and the Broken Isles but about the past and the history of many different parts of the world of Azeroth. This week I’ll...

The Warrior’s Charge: Warriors in Legion Okay, first the good news — we’re getting to keep Titan’s Grip. The Fury Artifact weapons will be two handers. I still hold out hope for them resizing somehow for both SMF and TG, but we know for sure that TG survives due to its visual distinction from other classes, which I think is a...

WoW Legion Warrior class preview The Warrior class in World of Warcraft is my favorite class, and so, I decided I had to be awake and here when Blizzard posted its Warrior class preview for Legion. Unlike some of the other class previews, this one isn’t about any huge mechanical changes that totally redefine the way the class plays —...

BlizzCon 2015: Class stacking buffs removed One of the changes to class design revealed during the Legion systems panel is to stacking buffs and complicated resource systems. At the panel Kris Zierhut talked about how the core philosophy of the class design going into Legion is all about empowering the player — not being overpowered, but feeling in control of your...

The Warrior’s Charge: How class balance changes When we first got the news about Legion, I wrote this post and I said in it that Demon Hunters weren’t taking our jobs. And that much is true — despite the fact that the Demon Hunter will be a third tank/DPS class (joining Warriors and Death Knights) and a sixth tank (Warriors, Paladins, Druids,...

The Warrior’s Charge: Leveling without heirlooms This past month, I’ve been leveling three Warriors from 1 to around 20 or so (one with my wife, two solo) and I’ve been doing several things to make it interesting. One is that I haven’t been using a single heirloom at all. No weapons, no trinkets, nothing. The other is that I’ve played one of...

The Warrior’s Charge: The Arms Warrior in Legion I’ve been thinking about this one a lot, and I’ve decided to get practically heretical with you guys this week. Arms is a stale specialization. There isn’t a lot of innovation in our design. The problem isn’t that the Warrior class doesn’t work, it’s that it works basically the same as it always had, and...