Warriors are melee fighters highly trained in the arts of weaponry. They are strong and quick on the battlefield. Clad in plate armor and wielding mighty weapons, they can deal large amounts of damage and are capable of withstanding large amounts of damage to protect other party members. Warrior abilities are fuelled by rage. Rage is generated through damage being dealt to and by the warrior and is capped at 100. Warriors have many abilities capable of aiding rage generation. Druids in [Bear Form] are much akin to warriors. Arms and Fury warriors are fearsome melee DPS, while Protection warriors are indomitable tanks.

Warriors can change between three combat stances: [Battle Stance], [Defensive Stance] and [Berserker Stance]. Each stance provides different bonuses, allowing the player a variety of responses to any given PvE or PvP situation. Warriors can wear any type of armor, preferring plate (available at level 40). They are able to use shields and can wield any weapon except wands. The primary warrior attributes are strength and stamina. Warrior gear focuses on strong armor and devastating weapons. Warriors tend to be more dependent on the quality of their gear than other classes.

Because warriors use rage — which is built up during combat — instead of mana or energy, there is relatively little downtime between fights. In PvP play, warriors suffer the disadvantage of having to be near an opponent to deal damage. All classes have a weakness in PvP though, and warriors certainly have the strengths to compensate for this. Abilities like [Charge] and [Heroic Leap] allow warriors to close the gap, while abilities like [Hamstring] help them ensnare enemies once they do.

Warriors are usually to be found leading the [Charge] into battle, tearing across the battlefield and using furious shouts and terrifying banners to rally their allies and intimidate their enemies. Whether striking down opponents with mighty two-handed weapons, tearing into packs of enemies in a whirlwind of steel, or standing firm in the face of death itself, warriors excel at battle with a range of powerful attacks and battlefield manoeuvres, masters of both skillful strikes and devastating blows.

Playing a warrior means action, and lots of it. Warriors love the thrill of close-combat and are usually found in the thick of battle, battling crowds of enemies in a [Whirlwind] of steel. DPS warriors have a lot of powerful damage-increasing cooldowns, and often focus around combining these to provide devastating bursts of damage, while snaring and running down their enemies. If you enjoy the thought of smashing foes with massive weapons, carving your opponents to pieces with a sword or axe in each hand, or being an immovable bulwark of steel facing down death itself, the warrior may be for you.

Thanks to: Gamepedia


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