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Weapons and Armour


Updated January 4th, 2011

Below you'll find a table listing all the weapon types that all the classes in the game can use. As of patch 4.0, you will no longer need to train in how to use weapons. You also do not have weapon skills to raise. From level 1, you will simply be able to use all the weapons you will ever need to use.

Classes that change armor proficiency at level 40 - hunters, shamans, paladins, warriors - do still need to train in their new armor class. All classes, except those restricted to cloth, will gain an ability at level 50, that gives a stat bonus for using the highest armor they can. Such as mail for hunters, plate for paladins, and so on.

  Druid Hunter Mage Paladin Priest Rouge Shaman Warlock Warrior Death Knight
Daggers    
Guns              
Bows              
Crossbows              
Fist Weapons          
Polearms              
Staves      
Wands              
Thrown              
One-handed Maces      
Two-handed Maces          
One-handed Axes          
Two-handed Axes          
One-handed Swords      
Two-handed Swords            
 
Cloth Armour
Leather Armour      
Mail Armour   1       1  
Plate Armour       1         1
Shields              
1. Requires training at level 40.

Note that some races get a small benefit from using specific weapon types, such as axes for orcs, swords for humans, bows for trolls, and so on. At low levels this can make a big difference, but at the highest level it typically translates into merely a few pts of damage out of thousands.

Rogues, hunters, warriors, and death knights, all have the ability to dual-wield one-handed weapons. Enhancement shamans will gain the ability to dual-wield as well, simply by choosing the enhancement specialization. Fury warriors are able to choose the talent Titan Grip, which allows them to dual-wield most two-handed weapons (not staves or polearms).