The Warrior is considered to be the tanking artist with large amounts of DPS ability.
If you want to be the player who reverts aggro back to yourself and deals unbelievable amounts of damage, then the Warrior class is right up your alley.
There are many ways to build a Warrior, but my favorite talent tree has to be the Protection area.
Here you will be able to use specific skills that will enhance any Warrior who joins a group or raiding event. Several of the abilities pertain to helping your team with Battle Shouts and Vigilance. Plus you will be able to acquire the Shockwave ability that stuns your opponents and deals over 400+ damage during a 4 second period.
Just keep in mind it will only affect the mobs in front of you that are within 10 yards. So what’s the best Protection build?
Well, you won’t have to worry about any of these abilities.
Shield Specialization (2/5)
Improved Revenge (0/2)
Shield Mastery (0/2)
If you’re worried about the Fury or Arms talents, there are a few you will be able to gather if you set up the Protection build appropriately. I know a few others who would rather place the majority of their points in either one of these areas, but we would all tell you it depends on your style of play.
Do you like to solo? Is there an Instance you’ll be going into today?
Maybe you just mess around in battlegrounds, but the point is you should adjust accordingly. In this case, I’ll set you up with the other two talents.
Arms Talent Tree
Improved Heroic Strike (3/3)
Improved Rend (2/2)
Improved Charge (2/2)
Fury Talent Tree
Armored to the Teeth (3/3)
Booming Voice (2/2)
Improved Demoralizing Shout (5/5)
Improved Cleave (3/3)
Strengths and Weaknesses
Whenever you build a new character, you will soon find all of their strengths and weaknesses during game play. In the Warrior’s case, you won’t have the opportunity to share buffs with your opponents like other classes. Well, maybe one or two but nothing like a Priest. You will also have to load up on health potions in case your healers are amateurs.
However, where there is bad you will also find good. The strengths of the Warrior are why most people enjoy playing with them. You will enjoy the ability to use every kind of weapon out there excluding wands, and can help all your friends by pulling enemies during battle. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also earn a sick amount of hit points and have tons of fun with your Charge ability.
Leaving You with Something
If there is anything I would share about the Warrior, it has to be the different stances that are available. Each one is unique in it’s own way with special skills that help in certain situations. You will have the choice between a Battle, Defensive, or Berserker stance. They should be used based on your talents and current situations. Last but not least, make sure you train for Herbalism and Alchemy. It will keep your gold costs down in the AH if you’re able to make buffs and potions.