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After watching a lot of Monkeynews and other warriors... I think I might have changed my original classic plans, and might roll a Warrior. I have NEVER played one, but from what I have seen it looks hella fun. What do you guys think? Btw, I have never rolled a tank. So, as a result I'm on the fence.

I would love some helpful feedback/suggestions/guides on the class in general.

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Great idea.

First off you’ll have the joy of tanking for the first time which regardless of class is very fun.

You’ll level slowly but by endgame you’ll be arguably the strongest DPS and Tank out there.

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I myself am tempted to pick warrior because of my love for tanking. But the versatility of a feral tank switching and being able to grind mobs, quests, stealth run shit & gather fast do the trick for me.

Fact I aint gonna be top notch deepee'es is of lesser importance to me.

And druids specially in vanilla do have that unique snowflake vibe going on!

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Just remember to not spec prot until you're 60, you can basically tank with a levelling spec until then as long as you keep a sword and board in your inventory.

Otherwise grats on the choice man, welcome to the don't want to wait for groups club.

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It isn't the easy road, but its SO worth it if you can make it to the point where you are an established warrior with gear.

I had a level 51 warrior (alliance) and a level 52 warrior (horde) during retail vanilla. Since then I have leveled warriors on private to level 52, 40 and 35... As time goes on I get further and further from 60, haha. I don't have thick enough skin to play a warrior (hunter main here) but admire those that do. You are arguably the most dependent class in the game but are also the most needed class in the game. Classic will be around for awhile so if you have the itch, you should give it a try!

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Tauren Warrior was my first character. Tanking is fun, but be aware that Warrior is one of the harder classes to level. You have no abilities similar to aspect of the pack, blink, or sprint to help you get around faster until your level 40 mount. Also, if you don't keep your 2H weapon up to date you'll end up feeling gimp.

As far as PvE is concerned, there are only so many tanks in raids, so you will more likely than not end up being a DPS Warrior. With the proper gear, spec and rotation, you will be a force to be reckoned with.

For PvP, once you hit 60 and get yourself a solid 2H weapon with slow speed and your PvP trinket, you are going to have a fucking blast, provided that you have some healing support. Arms spec is the cookie cutter in this case. If you roll Horde and get yourself a Shaman buddy to keep Windfury totem down you will experience true power in a way that no other class can.

It's a very rewarding class, but unfortunately you will not see it shine while leveling.

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Forsakenone wrote:
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And druids specially in vanilla do have that unique snowflake vibe going on!
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You’ll level slowly but by endgame you’ll be arguably the strongest DPS and Tank out there.
I miss the "rogues in plate" days.

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Good thing about warrior/tanking is you most time always get the gear you need, at least in dungeons. Also easy to find spots in partys, just be prepared for a slow leveling process til 30-40s +.

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I've been considering a warrior alt, actually. I think your thread convinced me. It sounds like a lot of fun, and I have a friend who wants to play heals.

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If it's your first time leveling a warrior, I wish you luck.


At level 30 it is highly recommended that you immediately begin your https://classic.wowhead.com/item=6975/whirlwind-axe chain quest. You'll need help with is.
Here's an extensive guide that breaks down all warrior class quests.

Leveling specs for a warrior has been a highly debated topic for quite some time. Some people like to spec into fury until 40, then switch for https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=12294/mortal-strike; while others like to go pure Arms. I believe this depends slightly on your play style, and if you're solo leveling. If you're duo leveling, I would say Arms is the way to go, level 30 https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=12292 ... ng-strikes will help clear times immensely.


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@Nenski
The only basic advice I would add here from my own experience would be to keep a full spirit set of gear and have an addon or macros to quick swap between pulls for regen.

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Here's an.. uhh.. sneak peak of a Class Picking Guide on the works. Expect it somewhere this weekend @teebling wink wink.

Warrior

  • Keywords: Tank, Slow levelers, Most popular class, Extremely good at higher content
  • Leveling: You will have a miserable experience. There is just no other way around it. You cannot fight multiple enemies at once without using those long cooldowns. You need to bandage/eat after few mobs (Protip: find a mage friend to create some food for you at the beginning of a play session, and tip them some silver. This is way cheaper than buying food). Your damage and survival is extremely gear dependent. If you do have a friend who wants to pocket heal you though (preferably a priest), your life is instantly 10 times better. Grab a shield and a one hander and keep them relevant for dungeons. You can tank them in DPS spec just fine (until level 50~ I’d say). Alone, you are the slowest and least efficient leveler in the entire game. However don’t fret! Your hard work will soon be rewarded.
  • Ease of leveling: 1/10
  • Fun of leveling: 1~5/10
  • Server population: You will be the highest represented class in the entire vanilla, and for a good reason. However do note that many people will quit leveling a Warrior simply due to how slow they are.
  • End-game, PvE: If you made it to level 60 as a Warrior, I salute you! Now the real game begins. You are the only tank that any serious raiding guild will bring. If you mention “tank, LF anything” in trade chat, it will take approximately 0.2 seconds before someone invites you for a 5 man. The gear (in a good guild) will always go to the warrior tank first. People will bend over if you are a capable tank. Tanking is not that easy though, so you better know your encounters and your abilities very well. If you do this, and get a loyal guild, you will be golden. Key is finding a good guild, and performing well yourself. There will be many warrior tanks, but around 10% of them will be exceptional, and 50% will be terrible. 40% will be OK. Be the 10%. At higher tiers your DPS goes through the roof into the Outlands. These two reasons are why there are so many Warriors in vanilla.
  • End-game, PvP: Find a pocket healer. Dominate PvP. Not much to be said here. Just remember to protect your healer from sneaky rogues/druids, and you will win 90% of the encounters.
  • Suggested professions: Engineering (PvP), Mining, Blacksmithing, Herbalism, Alchemy, Enchanting
  • Why should you pick this class? Do you have a god complex? Do you like finding parties in an instant? Do you also have what it takes to grind for hours and hours for repair bills, respect costs, buying the best flasks, potions, farming world buffs, items? Well then you can slowly become a legend on your server. Guild will disband over fighting you, the earth beneath your feet will TREMBLE UPON YOUR FOOTSTEPS AND YOUR BLADE… uh. Let’s not get carried away. There is a good reason why Warriors are the most represented class in Vanilla. But don’t get cocky because a great Warrior is not only hard to master, but also incredibly time consuming. Now that doesn’t mean that casuals can’t become good and reliable tanks or DPS’ers, but the difference between an OK Warrior and an amazing Warrior is crystal clear.
  • Items to look out for: https://classic.wowhead.com/item=6975/whirlwind-axe the most iconic warrior weapon. Quest is available at level 30, but you will need help from level 40 players due to final boss. https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2291/k ... ecapitator is a beast 2H weapon, but it can sell for a really high price on AH since it's the best for the 40-49 twinks. https://classic.wowhead.com/item=14551/ ... handguards BiS for fury warriors in PvE, including Naxxramas drops. For tanks https://classic.wowhead.com/item=14549/ ... -avoidance or https://classic.wowhead.com/item=14552/ ... -pauldrons will last you well into your first raid or two.
Actually I was originally not planning to play Warrior during Classic, but I recently rolled an undead warrior on Retail and my god they look amazing. I also love tanking so I may actually be a madman and go Warrior this time around. Either that or Druid, because I really want to tank some damn dungeons!

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pfff why play the 4767 Warrior on your Realm when you be the one of the elite 10 Ret Palas ;)

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You have no abilities similar to aspect of the pack, blink, or sprint to help you get around faster until your level 40 mount.
Remember to https://www.wowhead.com/spell=100/charge critters!

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Relik wrote:
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rijndael wrote:
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You have no abilities similar to aspect of the pack, blink, or sprint to help you get around faster until your level 40 mount.
Remember to https://www.wowhead.com/spell=100/charge critters!
The only thing Warriors can kill in PvP on their own ;)

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IronBrutzler wrote:
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Relik wrote:
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rijndael wrote:
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You have no abilities similar to aspect of the pack, blink, or sprint to help you get around faster until your level 40 mount.
Remember to https://www.wowhead.com/spell=100/charge critters!
The only thing Warriors can kill in PvP on their own ;)
Wow burn :lol:

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IronBrutzler wrote:
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Relik wrote:
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rijndael wrote:
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You have no abilities similar to aspect of the pack, blink, or sprint to help you get around faster until your level 40 mount.
Remember to https://www.wowhead.com/spell=100/charge critters!
The only thing Warriors can kill in PvP on their own ;)
At least we can one shot them :P

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Samaraner wrote:
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IronBrutzler wrote:
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Relik wrote:
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rijndael wrote:
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You have no abilities similar to aspect of the pack, blink, or sprint to help you get around faster until your level 40 mount.
Remember to https://www.wowhead.com/spell=100/charge critters!
The only thing Warriors can kill in PvP on their own ;)
At least we can one shot them :P
Quicker is not always better ask your...... nah forget it ;)

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Gallow wrote:
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Here's an.. uhh.. sneak peak of a Class Picking Guide on the works. Expect it somewhere this weekend @teebling wink wink.
Warrior

  • Keywords: Tank, Slow levelers, Most popular class, Extremely good at higher content
  • Leveling: You will have a miserable experience. There is just no other way around it. You cannot fight multiple enemies at once without using those long cooldowns. You need to bandage/eat after few mobs (Protip: find a mage friend to create some food for you at the beginning of a play session, and tip them some silver. This is way cheaper than buying food). Your damage and survival is extremely gear dependent. If you do have a friend who wants to pocket heal you though (preferably a priest), your life is instantly 10 times better. Grab a shield and a one hander and keep them relevant for dungeons. You can tank them in DPS spec just fine (until level 50~ I’d say). Alone, you are the slowest and least efficient leveler in the entire game. However don’t fret! Your hard work will soon be rewarded.
  • Ease of leveling: 1/10
  • Fun of leveling: 1~5/10
  • Server population: You will be the highest represented class in the entire vanilla, and for a good reason. However do note that many people will quit leveling a Warrior simply due to how slow they are.
  • End-game, PvE: If you made it to level 60 as a Warrior, I salute you! Now the real game begins. You are the only tank that any serious raiding guild will bring. If you mention “tank, LF anything” in trade chat, it will take approximately 0.2 seconds before someone invites you for a 5 man. The gear (in a good guild) will always go to the warrior tank first. People will bend over if you are a capable tank. Tanking is not that easy though, so you better know your encounters and your abilities very well. If you do this, and get a loyal guild, you will be golden. Key is finding a good guild, and performing well yourself. There will be many warrior tanks, but around 10% of them will be exceptional, and 50% will be terrible. 40% will be OK. Be the 10%. At higher tiers your DPS goes through the roof into the Outlands. These two reasons are why there are so many Warriors in vanilla.
  • End-game, PvP: Find a pocket healer. Dominate PvP. Not much to be said here. Just remember to protect your healer from sneaky rogues/druids, and you will win 90% of the encounters.
  • Suggested professions: Engineering (PvP), Mining, Blacksmithing, Herbalism, Alchemy, Enchanting
  • Why should you pick this class? Do you have a god complex? Do you like finding parties in an instant? Do you also have what it takes to grind for hours and hours for repair bills, respect costs, buying the best flasks, potions, farming world buffs, items? Well then you can slowly become a legend on your server. Guild will disband over fighting you, the earth beneath your feet will TREMBLE UPON YOUR FOOTSTEPS AND YOUR BLADE… uh. Let’s not get carried away. There is a good reason why Warriors are the most represented class in Vanilla. But don’t get cocky because a great Warrior is not only hard to master, but also incredibly time consuming. Now that doesn’t mean that casuals can’t become good and reliable tanks or DPS’ers, but the difference between an OK Warrior and an amazing Warrior is crystal clear.
  • Items to look out for: https://classic.wowhead.com/item=6975/whirlwind-axe the most iconic warrior weapon. Quest is available at level 30, but you will need help from level 40 players due to final boss. https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2291/k ... ecapitator is a beast 2H weapon, but it can sell for a really high price on AH since it's the best for the 40-49 twinks. https://classic.wowhead.com/item=14551/ ... handguards BiS for fury warriors in PvE, including Naxxramas drops. For tanks https://classic.wowhead.com/item=14549/ ... -avoidance or https://classic.wowhead.com/item=14552/ ... -pauldrons will last you well into your first raid or two.
Actually I was originally not planning to play Warrior during Classic, but I recently rolled an undead warrior on Retail and my god they look amazing. I also love tanking so I may actually be a madman and go Warrior this time around. Either that or Druid, because I really want to tank some damn dungeons!
Looking good! Makes me even more excited to play one.
Can’t wait to see the warlock one, considering that as an alt at some point.

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IronBrutzler wrote:
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Relik wrote:
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rijndael wrote:
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You have no abilities similar to aspect of the pack, blink, or sprint to help you get around faster until your level 40 mount.
Remember to https://www.wowhead.com/spell=100/charge critters!
The only thing Warriors can kill in PvP on their own ;)


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Hahahha such a great old clip, I love that Warlocks are just mushrooms that disappear under the rock! :lol:

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If you are new to clsssic, main a warrior. If you already aced it, but want a change of pace, make an warrior alt, once your main got set. Warriors are great alts but hard mains.

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Bulldozer wrote:
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Looking good! Makes me even more excited to play one.
Can’t wait to see the warlock one, considering that as an alt at some point.
Pokes @teebling :D

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I can't wait! The long leveling journey with tanking all those low level dungeons! Hype!
And leveling engineering! :)

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