Battle Stance
Ability warrior offensivestance.png
Usable by
Class Warrior
School Physical
Cooldown 1.5 seconds
Other information
Level learned 1
Improvements [Gladiator's Resolve]

Battle Stance is an aggressive warrior stance, generating rage from normal melee attacks.


Battle Stance is the first stance available to a warrior, and is known at the time of character creation. It is the only stance available to a warrior until level 9, when [Defensive Stance] can be learned. As such it is the primary stance used by low level warriors when questing or acting as a DPS in a party.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now has a 1.5-second cooldown (down from 3 seconds).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now generates extra rage instead of increasing damage done and reducing damage taken.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Battle Stance now increases damage done by 5% and decreases damage taken by 5% instead of increasing armor penetration.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Now increases armor penetration by 10%.

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