Only Azeroth’s most seasoned veterans possess the fortitude to wield Artifacts of legend against the Burning Legion. Your myth-forged weapon grows in power as you do, and your choices will change its abilities and the way it looks, sounds, and feels in combat. Fashion your Artifact into the perfect instrument of battle, and guide your faction in its most desperate hour.
You have become one of the greatest Warriors of Azeroth, deserving of a weapon not only with power—but with a name.
Warriors have three distinct specializations: Arms, Fury, and Protection. Each brings with it a unique identity that is reflected within the Artifact weapon choices.
- Arms Warriors are patient fighters, readily able to use heavy two-handed weapons to their advantage at key moments in a fight. It’s no wonder they gravitate to weapons like Stromkar, the Warbreaker—one of the mightiest greatswords in the world.
- Fury Warriors are tenacious foes who revel in maximum carnage. With the Warswords of Valajar in their arsenal, they are sure to slake their bloodthirst on the battlefield.
- Scale of the Earth-Warder is the most fitting armament for the Protection Warrior. These fighters are a wall of opposition against any who would stand against them, and with this shield at their command, they are truly unstoppable.
Each Artifact is a symbol of the might of the Warrior that wields it. Names have power—learn those of these mythic weapons well, for they will be your constant companions against the deadliest foe you’ve faced yet.
Arms - Stromkar, the Warbreaker
This greatsword was borne into combat by the barbarian warlord who first united humanity under a single banner, founding the nation of Arathor. A master tactician and strategist, King Thoradin went on to play a critical role in ending the Troll Wars. Later the sword was lost while it was being used to subdue a C'Thraxxi monstrosity in a forgotten tomb beneath Tirisfal. Abandoned and all but forgotten, Stromkar has been slowly drinking from the shadowy power there over thousands of years.
Fury – Warswords of Valajar
In ages past, the titanic watcher Keeper Odyn betrayed the sorceress Helya, killing her and twisted her spirit into a spectral Val'kyr. He forged this pair of swords for the mightiest of his storm-forged Valarjar, but Helya stole the swords and infused them with a portion of her rage. She then gave them to her own champion, who used them to hunt the greatest of heroes and drag their souls away to serve in Helheim. These swords stir their owner into unrelenting and punishing attacks that overcome a target's defenses and leave no opening for counterattacks.
Protection – Scale of the Earth-Warder
An impenetrable shield crafted from a scale of the black Dragon Aspect, Neltharion the Earth-Warder, before the Old Gods' corruption overcame him. The formidable vrykul king Magnar Icebreaker carried this shield into combat and won victory after victory in the face of grim odds. When he finally fell in battle, it was due to treachery by servants of the Val'kyr Helya. The shield is now entombed with King Magnar's body in the Path of Kings in Stormheim.