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We are happy to welcome you here in our Overgear Guide to Warrior. Here you can look into the general class mechanics and its changes in Dragonflight. Hope you will find some helpful and relevant information to improve your gameplay. Make yourself comfortable, it’s time to start!

Disclaimer: This guide is unfinished due to in-game circumstances. Dragonflight hasn’t been released yet, so we cannot go through builds, gear, consumables, and rotation here. We think that it is very important to provide our readers with the most up-to-date and relevant information, and that’s why we ask you to wait for a while. Keep in touch, and come back later to learn about the rest of the Mage gameplay secrets.

Dragonflight Warrior Overview

Dragonflight Warrior Guide

Warrior is a class that can choose between 2 available roles in the game. Playing Warrior, you can feel that ferocious power and unstoppable will of the class. Every spec has some interesting features that have been beloved by many players since Vanilla. No matter what spec you decide to play, you can enjoy the atmosphere of a fearless kill machine that chops frontline enemies with its weapons.

Dragonflight Warrior Spec Choice

The strengths and weaknesses of each class are purely subjective things. However, there are axioms with which most agree.

Arms Fury Protection
Strengths
  • Can adjust spec to several damage styles: single target,  two-target cleave, sustained multitarget, or Execute phase;
  • High mobility;
  • Great defensive toolkit;
  • Provides attack power buff Battle Shout.
  • Easy to learn;
  • Great cleave;
  • High mobility;
  • Multiple defensive abilities;
  • Provides attack power buff Battle Shout.
  • Better at situations with high amounts of physical/blockable damage;
  • Smooth damage intake;
  • Has high mobility;
  • Decent raid and dungeon utility;
  • Can specialize for heavy AoE damage, single target damage, or go for a fully defensive build with talents;
  • Provides attack power buff Battle Shout.
Weaknesses
  • Having bursts on cooldown significantly decreases damage;
  • Have to choose talents for different situations.
  • Having bursts on cooldown significantly decreases damage;
  • Have to choose talents for different situations.
  • Doesn’t tolerate mistakes. Very punishing gameplay;
  • Weak self-sustain;
  • Faces difficulties against magical/non-blockable damage;
  • Lacks some CC.

Dragonflight Warrior Changes

Most general changes Warrior face in Dragonflight:

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Dragonflight Warrior Guide

Dragonflight Warrior Talents

Arms Warrior

Arms Warriors specialize in ultimately strong but slow damage. The gameplay revolves around burst damage with Colossus Smash. They can do great Single Target, cleave, and AoE damage. You can choose the build depending on the content you prefer:

Arms Warrior general changes:

Fury Warrior

Fury Warrior gameplay is very fast. It has a straightforward rotation based on generating Rage and spending it on Rampage to maintain Enrage. Fury is easier to play in comparison to some classes. Moreover, Fury is highly mobile, sustainable, and has raid-wide defensive cooldowns. Fury Warrior builds also depend on content:

Fury Warrior general changes:

Protection Warrior

Another time, for Mythic+ dungeons and raids we have various options:

Protection Warrior general changes:

Dragonflight Warrior Rotation

Arms Warrior

Raid rotation:

Solo-target Multi-target
  1. Rend with <4 seconds remaining on the debuff;
  2. Avatar simultaneously with Colossus Smash or Warbreaker;
  3. Colossus Smash aligned with Avatar;
  4. Thunderous Roar during Test of Might or In for the Kill;
  5. Skullsplitter during Colossus Smash to trigger Tide of Blood;
  6. Mortal Strike with two stacks of Executioner’s Precision;
  7. Execute whenever available;
  8. Mortal Strike on cooldown, outside of Execute phases;
  9. Overpower when under 70 rage;
  10. Slam to spend excess rage;
  1. Colossus Smash on the priority target;
  2. Warbreaker to apply Colossus Smash and Deep Wounds;
  3. Spear of Bastion during Colossus Smash;
  4. Avatar with Spear so that Blademaster’s Torment happens simultaneously;
  5. Cleave as the primary multitarget attack;
  6. Whirlwind to dump rage, especially during Merciless Bonegrinder buffs after Bladestorm;
  7. Ancient Aftershock during Colossus Smash or Hurricane;
  8. Thunderous Roar during Colossus Smash or Hurricane;
  9. Bladestorm during Colossus Smash or Hurricane;
  10. Sweeping Strikes when there are fewer than 4 targets, preferably during Execute range;
  11. Execute priority targets during Sweeping Strikes;
  12. Mortal Strike priority targets during Sweeping Strikes;
  13. Overpower as a free filler;
  14. Whirlwind as a filler rage dump.

Mythic+ rotation:

Solo-target Multi-target
Note that this rotation may contain some optional spells and abilities that might not be a part of your talent tree build. If you see an ability or spell that is not included in your build, just skip it and proceed to the next step.
  1. Rend with < 4 seconds remaining on the debuff;
  2. Avatar simultaneously with Colossus Smash or Warbreaker;
  3. Warbreaker aligned with Avatar;
  4. Colossus Smash aligned with Avatar;
  5. Spear of Bastion during Colossus Smash;
  6. Thunderous Roar during Test of Might or In for the Kill;
  7. Skullsplitter during Colossus Smash to trigger Tide of Blood;
  8. Mortal Strike with two stacks of Executioner’s Precision;
  9. Execute whenever available;
  10. Bladestorm as a generator when under 30 rage;
  11. Mortal Strike on cooldown, outside of Execute phases;
  12. Overpower when under 70 rage;
  13. Slam to spend excess rage.
Note that this rotation may contain some optional spells and abilities that might not be a part of your talent tree build. If you see an ability or spell that is not included in your build, just skip it and proceed to the next step.
  1. Colossus Smash on the priority target;
  2. Warbreaker to apply Colossus Smash and Deep Wounds;
  3. Spear of Bastion during Colossus Smash;
  4. Avatar with Spear so that Blademaster’s Torment happens simultaneously;
  5. Cleave as the primary multitarget attack;
  6. Whirlwind to dump rage, especially during Merciless Bonegrinder buffs after Bladestorm;
  7. Ancient Aftershock during Colossus Smash or Hurricane;
  8. Thunderous Roar during Colossus Smash or Hurricane;
  9. Bladestorm during Colossus Smash or Hurricane;
  10. Sweeping Strikes when there are fewer than 4 targets, preferably during Execute range
  11. Execute priority targets during Sweeping Strikes;
  12. Mortal Strike priority targets during Sweeping Strikes;
  13. Overpower as a free filler;
  14. Whirlwind as a filler rage dump.

Fury Warrior

Raid rotation:

Solo-target Multi-target
Note that this rotation may contain some optional spells and abilities that might not be a part of your talent tree build. If you see an ability or spell that is not included in your build, just skip it and proceed to the next step.
  1. Recklessness on cooldown;
  2. Avatar during Reckless and while Enraged, if also talenting into Titan’s Torment;
  3. Spear of Bastion while Enraged;
  4. Crushing Blow to consume Reckless Abandon buff stacks;
  5. Execute whenever available;
  6. Thunderous Roar while Enraged;
  7. Odyn’s Fury while Enraged or with Titanic Rage talented;
  8. Onslaught if Enraged or with Tenderize talented;
  9. Rampage to spend Rage and maintain Enrage;
  10. Bloodbath to consume Reckless Abandon buff stacks;
  11. Bloodthirst on cooldown to reduce gaps in the rotation;
  12. Raging Blow as the main rotational attack;
  13. Slam as a filler between Bloodthirst casts;
  14. Whirlwind as a filler between Bloodthirst casts.
Note that this rotation may contain some optional spells and abilities that might not be a part of your talent tree build. If you see an ability or spell that is not included in your build, just skip it and proceed to the next step.
  1. Whirlwind to apply Improved Whirlwind;
  2. Bloodthirst or Rampage to activate Enrage;
  3. Ravager throw from a distance or use a macro to drop in place once targets are properly positioned;
  4. Recklessness;
  5. Avatar to trigger Titan’s Torment;
  6. Spear of Bastion;
  7. Rampage to refresh Enrage and dump rage as necessary;
  8. Odyn’s Fury;
  9. Continue the single target rotation while maintaining Improved Whirlwind.

Mythic+ rotation:

Solo-target Multi-target
Note that this rotation may contain some optional spells and abilities that might not be a part of your talent tree build. If you see an ability or spell that is not included in your build, just skip it and proceed to the next step.
  1. Recklessness on cooldown;
  2. Avatar during Reckless and while Enraged if also talenting into Titan’s Torment;
  3. Spear of Bastion while Enraged;
  4. Crushing Blow to consume Reckless Abandon buff stacks;
  5. Execute whenever available;
  6. Thunderous Roar while Enraged;
  7. Odyn’s Fury while Enraged or with Titanic Rage talented;
  8. Onslaught if Enraged or with Tenderize talented;
  9. Rampage to spend Rage and maintain Enrage;
  10. Bloodbath to consume Reckless Abandon buff stacks;
  11. Bloodthirst on cooldown to reduce gaps in the rotation;
  12. Raging Blow as the main rotational attack;
  13. Slam as a filler between Bloodthirst casts;
  14. Whirlwind as a filler between Bloodthirst casts;
  15. Bloodthirst as a filler while low on RB charges;
  16. Whirlwind as a filler when nothing else is available.
Note that this rotation may contain some optional spells and abilities that might not be a part of your talent tree build. If you see an ability or spell that is not included in your build, just skip it and proceed to the next step.
  1. Whirlwind to apply Improved Whirlwind;
  2. Bloodthirst or Rampage to activate Enrage;
  3. Ravager throw from a distance or use a macro to drop in place once targets are properly positioned;
  4. Recklessness;
  5. Avatar to trigger Titan’s Torment;
  6. Spear of Bastion;
  7. Rampage to refresh Enrage and dump rage as necessary;
  8. Odyn’s Fury;
  9. Continue the single target rotation while maintaining Improved Whirlwind.

Protection Warrior

Note that this rotation may contain some optional spells and abilities that might not be a part of your talent tree build. If you see an ability or spell that is not included in your build, just skip it and proceed to the next step.

  1. Always maintain Shield Block;
  2. Impending Victory when you need healing;
  3. Consume Violent Outburst with Shield Slam in ST/small AoE, or Thunder Clap against 5 or more targets;
  4. Thunder Clap on cooldown;
  5. Shield Slam on cooldown;
  6. Execute to spend Rage offensively during the Execute phase;
  7. Revenge to spend Rage offensively outside the Execute phase, or in AoE, or when it’s free.

Dragonflight Warrior Leveling

Warrior can handle two roles in the game, so the most efficient way to level up this class is to queue up for dungeons. That way of leveling will drastically save you time. Leveling in dungeons provides players with a lot of experience in one place, and they don’t need to run around the whole world to find quests and objectives. Nevertheless, sometimes dungeon leveling may be very inefficient. If your pug group is weak and they keep on wiping over and over again, it is a great idea to leave the group and complete some quests. There are two expansions that are considered to be the best for questing. Warlords of Draenor and Legion expansion zones are convenient because they have a lot of quests in the same area, which reduces your time for traveling from one objective to another.

Don’t hesitate to spend your gold on the following items, as each of them will ease your life drastically:

Dragonflight Warrior Stats

Arms Warrior

  1. Strength is a primary stat. It increases your Attack Power and damage you deal;
  2. Critical Strike – gives a chance to deal additional damage;
  3. Haste – increases attack and casting speed. Decreases global cooldown;
  4. Mastery – Mastery increases the damage taken debuff Deep Wounds;
  5. Versatility – increases all the damage and healing you do and decreases all damage you take.

Fury Warrior

  1. Strength is a primary stat. It increases your Attack Power and damage you deal;
  2. Haste – increases attack and casting speed. Decreases global cooldown;
  3. Mastery – increases the damage bonus provided by Mastery: Unshackled Fury boosting all damage dealt while Enrage is active;
  4. Critical Strike – gives a chance to deal additional damage;
  5. Versatility – increases all the damage and healing you do and decreases all damage you take.

Protection Warrior

  1. Strength is a primary stat. It increases your Attack Power and damage you deal. The main value comes from the Armor increase you get via Vanguard;
  2. Versatility – increases all the damage and healing you do and decreases all damage you take;
  3. Haste – increases attack and casting speed. Decreases global cooldown;
  4. Critical Strike – gives a chance to deal additional damage;
  5. Mastery – increases your chance to block, your chance to critically block, and your Attack Power. Not only does it increase your overall damage reduction, but the increased attack power also increases the size of your Ignore Pain.

Dragonflight Warrior Consumables, Chants & Gems

Arms Warrior

Here is a chart of the best enchants to use for Arms Warrior in Dragonflight:

Slot Best Enchant Alternate Enchant
Weapon Enchant Weapon – Frozen Devotion Enchant Weapon – Sophic Devotion
Cloak Enchant Cloak – Graceful Avoidance Enchant Cloak – Homebound Speed
Chest Enchant Chest – Waking Stats Enchant Chest – Sustained Strength
Bracers Enchant Bracer – Devotion of Avoidance Enchant Bracer – Devotion of Leech
Legs Fierce Armor Kit Frosted Armor Kit
Boots Enchant Boots – Watcher’s Loam Enchant Boots – Plainsrunner’s Breeze
Ring Enchant Ring – Devotion of Critical Strike Enchant Ring – Devotion of Haste

Phial:

Combat potions:

Weapon Buff:

Food:

Gems:

Fury Warrior

Here is a chart of the best enchants to use for Fury Warrior in Dragonflight:

Slot Best Enchant Alternate Enchant
Both Weapons Enchant Weapon – Frozen Devotion Enchant Weapon – Earthen Writ
Cloak Enchant Cloak – Graceful Avoidance Enchant Cloak – Homebound Speed
Chest Enchant Chest – Waking Stats Enchant Chest – Sustained Strength
Bracers Enchant Bracer – Devotion of Avoidance Enchant Bracer – Devotion of Leech
Legs Fierce Armor Kit Frosted Armor Kit
Boots Enchant Boots – Watcher’s Loam Enchant Boots – Plainsrunner’s Breeze
Ring Enchant Ring – Devotion of Mastery Enchant Ring – Devotion of Haste

Phial:

Combat potions:

Food: 

Weapon:

Gems:

Protection Warrior

Here is a chart of the best enchants to use for Protection Warrior in Dragonflight:

Slot Best Enchant Cheaper Version
Weapon (General) Sophic Devotion Sophic Writ
Weapon (AoE Damage) Frozen Devotion
Cloak Regenerative Leech Writ of Leech
Chest Sustained Strength Waking Stats
Bracers Devotion of Leech Writ of Leech
Legs Fierce Armor Kit Fierce Armor Kit
Boots Watcher’s Loam Plainsrunner’s Breeze
Ring Devotion of Haste Writ of Haste

Phial:

Combat potions:

Food: 

Weapon:

Gems:

Dragonflight Warrior Best Race

Nowadays, race choice doesn’t really affect your game. The difference race makes is so miserable that even pro players usually ignore it. 

Still, if you have decided to min-max your gameplay, we recommend playing Mechagnomes for Alliance. 

  • Hyper Organic Light Originator: Summon 2 Organic Light duplicates to distract your foes. 3-minute cooldown.
  • Combat Analysis: You gather and analyze combat data every 5 sec, increasing your primary stat by 4, stacking up to 8 times. The data decays while out of combat.
  • Mastercraft: You function as a personal Blacksmithing Anvil, Cooking Fire, and Mining Forge. In addition, your limbs include every professional tool.
  • Emergency Failsafe: When you fall below 20% health, heal for 15% of your maximum health. This effect cannot occur more than once every 2.5 min.
  • Skeleton Pinkie: Allows the opening of locked chests and doors on a level similar to yours.

On the other hand, Highmountain Taurens are the best race for the Horde players due to their racials.

Waste Not, Want Not You have a chance to loot additional meat and fish.

Dragonflight Warrior Best Professions

As it was in the race choice part, we recommend picking professions that you like. Some professions are better in terms of quality of life, others provide stable gold income. Engineering is the best utility profession out of all. It allows you to craft battle resurrection devices like Disposable Spectrophasic Reanimator. There are no words to explain how to combat resurrection is important. Resuscitating your tank or healer at the right moment can make a difference between success and failure for the whole raid or M+ group.

Alchemy and Enchanting are the best choices for gold-making and stable income. Both of these professions provide players with major upgrades and resources that will be in high demand during all seasons of expansion on the Auction House. For more detailed information, check out our various in-depth Dragonflight profession guides.

Dragonflight Warrior Macro

Pummel Macro

#showtooltip Pummel
/cast [@focus, harm, exists][@target] Pummel

This macro uses Pummel against your focus target if you have one or against your current target if you have no focus target.

Automatic Heroic Leap

#showtooltip Heroic Leap
/cast [@cursor] Heroic Leap

This will cast Heroic Leap wherever your cursor is located without waiting for the targeting circle.

Charge and Intervene

#showtooltip
/cast @harm Charge
/cast @help Intervene


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