Top 10 Best Weapons For Warrior Class in World of Warcraft Classic

By Abby Espiritu

The Warrior class is a nostalgic, standard class in World of Warcraft Classic, one that embodies some of the earliest and most quintessential qualities of the long-running and beloved MMORPG. As the preferred tank class, warriors are melee fighters who rely on strength and speed to make attacks. They deal large amounts of damage freely, while simultaneously holding their own against enemy advances. Given their physical capabilities, they are often found at the front of the lines, leading teams and parties into battle.

In addition to their possession of shear strength, they also are clad in protective armor and carry mighty weapons to execute their deadly attacks. Warriors can equip nearly every type of weapon in WoW, with the exception of wands. 

With such an important role to play, it’s important for Warriors to properly level up. The preferable level for Warriors is high, so ensuring they are properly equipped with strong armor and weapons is key. However, it’s not an easy grind. Compared to other classes, Warriors have a long and hard grind from levels 1-60 due to their gear dependency.  

With so many different weapons to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which weapon is best to equip. Especially with such a grueling and time-consuming level grind, not having the right weapon could be disastrous and a huge waste of time. 

In general, it’s a good rule of thumb to use 2H (two-handed) weapons with high DPS (damage-per-second) stats. Adhering to these guidelines is a good way to figure out which weapons are worthwhile while grinding.

However, if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the possible weaponry options and storage outlets, this list is a great place to start. Here’s a list of the top 10 best weapons for the Warrior class in World of Warcraft Classic.

10. Edge of the People’s Militia

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To kick things off at number ten is the Edge of the People’s Militia, one of the first weapons you’ll gain through quests. This 2H, Level 17 sword is a solid early weapon. With anywhere between 26-39 damage and a speed score of 2.90, this sword deals an average of 11.21 damage per second. It has a durability of 60 / 60 and requires a level of at least 9 to utilize. The sword will also add five extra stamina points when used. This weapon can be gained by completing “The People’s Militia” quest in Westfall. After carrying out Gryan Stoutmantle’s orders to kill 15 Defias Highwaymen, 5 Defias Pathstalkers, and 5 Defias Knuckledusters, you will be offered several different rewards. Choose the Edge of the People’s Militia here. 

9. Zhovur Axe

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Next up at number nine, is the Zhovur Axe, another quest reward weapon. This 2H, Level 20 axe is a great weapon to equip as your warrior starts moving up the ranks. With anywhere between 32-49 damage and a speed score of 3.10, this axe deals an average of 10.96 damage per second. It has a durability of 65 / 65 and requires a level of at least 12 to utilize. The axe will also add six extra stamina points when used. This weapon can be gained by completing the “Serena Bloodfeather” quest in The Barrens. After slaying Serena Bloodfeather and bringing her head to Darsok Swiftdagger at the Crossroads, you will be offered several different rewards. Choose the Zhovur Axe here. 

8. Staff of Westfall

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Coming in at number eight is the Staff of Westfall, another quest reward. This 2H, Level 24 staff is another great weapon to use. With anywhere between 49-74 damage and a speed score of 3.00, this staff deals an average of 20.50 damage per second. It has a durability of 90 / 90 and requires a level of at least 14 to utilize. The staff will also add five extra intellect and eleven extra spirit points when used. This weapon can be gained by completing “The Defias Brotherhood” quest in Westfall and The Deadmines. After killing Edwin Van Cleef and bringing his head to Gryan Stoutmantle, you will be offered several rewards. Choose the Staff of Westfall here. 

7. Strike of the Hydra

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Now, at number seven, is the Strike of the Hydra. This 25, Level 31 sword is another powerful weapon to use when grinding. With anywhere between 67-102 damage and a speed score of 3.30, this sword deals an average of 25.61 damage per second. It has a durability of 100 / 100 and requires a level of at least 26 to utilize. This sword comes with a unique chance retaliation hit, with corrosive acid that deals 7 Nature damage every 3 seconds and lowers target’s armor by 50 for 30 seconds. This weapon can be gained by defeating the final boss in Blackfathom Depths, Aku’mai.

6. Whirlwind Axe

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Following the last boss reward, here’s another quest reward at number six: the Whirlwind Axe. This 2H, Level 40 axe is a strong choice for the busily grinding warrior. With anywhere between 102-154 damage and a speed score of 3.60, this axe deals an average of 35.56 damage per second. It has a durability of 100 / 100 and requires a level of at least 30 to utilize. The axe will also add fifteen extra strength and fourteen extra stamina points when used. This weapon can be gained by completing the “Whirlwind Weapon” quest in Alterac Mountains. Upon completion of this quest, you will be offered several rewards. Choose the Whirlwind Axe here. 

5. Ravager

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Located halfway down the list at number five is the Ravager. This 2H, Level 42 axe is an excellent weapon while working through the grind. With anywhere between 104-157 damage and a speed score of 3.50, this axe deals an average of 37.29 damage per second. It has a durability of 100 / 100 and requires at least a level of 37 to utilize. The axe comes with a unique chance retaliation hit, where you can attack all nearby enemies for 9 seconds causing weapon damage plus an additional 5 every 3 seconds. This weapon can be gained by defeating the sole boss in the Armory of Scarlet Monastery, Herod

4. Diabolic Skiver

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Now, at number four, is the Diabolic Skiver. This 2H, Level 49 polearm is a deadly weapon when equipped. With anywhere between 99-149 damage and a speed score of 2.90, this polearm deals an average of 42.76 damage per second. It has a durability of 100 / 100 and requires at least a level of 44 to utilize. The polearm comes with a unique chance retaliation hit that delivers a fatal wound for 160 to 180 damage. This weapon can be gained from the Shadowpriest Sezz’ziz boss found in Zul’Farrak

3. Gatorbite Axe

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Almost there! At the number three spot sits the Gatorbite Axe. This 2H, Level 53 axe has the potential to cause bloody and gruesome damage to your enemies. With anywhere between 117-176 damage and a speed score of 3.20, this axe deals an average of 45.78 damage per second. It has a durability of 100 / 100 and requires at least a level of 48 to utilize. The axe comes with a unique chance retaliation hit that wounds the target by causing them to bleed for 230 damage over 30 seconds. This weapon can be gained by defeating the third boss in the Earth Song Falls area of Maraudon, Rotgrip

2. Princess Theradras’ Scepter

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For the second to last weapon, check out Princess Theradras’ Scepter. This 2H, Level 54 mace is a deadly and disarming weapon. With anywhere between 126-190 damage and a speed score of 3.40, this mace deals an average of 46.47 damage per second. It has a durability of 100 / 100 and requires at least a level of 49 to utilize. This mace comes with a unique chance retaliation hit that wounds your target for 160 damage and lowers their armor by 100. This weapon can be gained by defeating the final boss in the Earth Song Falls area of Maraudon, Princess Theradras

1. Dreadforge Retaliator

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Finally, coming in at the number one spot is the Dreadforge Retaliator. This 2H, Level 59 axe is a mighty and powerful weapon. With anywhere between 149-225 damage and a speed score of 3.70, this axe deals an average of 50.54 damage per second. It has a durability of 100 / 100 and requires a level of at least 54 to utilize. When equipped, it will increase your chances to parry an attack by 1%, improve chances to get a critical strike by 1%, and will add +30 attack power. This weapon can be gained by defeating the final boss in the Blackrock Depths, Emperor Dagran Thaurissan

With such brute strength, front-line confidence, and high DPS numbers, Warriors are a prized class. However, this prestige does not come without proper and adequate training, and level grinding is key to becoming a great Warrior unit. Weaponry is a crucial component of any Warrior’s grind; and while every player has their own unique style and leveling journey, this list of weapons is a great place to start. 

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