Warrior Runes & Locations – Season of Discovery (SoD)

Warrior Runes & Locations - Season of Discovery (SoD)

Rune Engraving is a new system for Season of Discovery. It allows each class to tailor their gameplay experience by unlocking new unique abilities! In this guide you’ll find all of the runes that are currently available for Warriors in Phase 4 of SoD. You can also see them all in our Season of Discovery Talent Calculator.

Phase 4 Warrior Runes

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Cloak
Cloak
Cloak

Warrior Skill Books

In addition to runes, there are also skill books in the game that will teach you new spells. Here are the skill books that are available for Warriors in Season of Discovery.

Skill Book
Spell
Discovery

Phase 3 Warrior Runes

Here are the new runes for Warriors in Phase 3 of Season of Discovery, sorted by the gear slot they can be applied to.

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Boots
Bracers
Bracers
Bracers
Helm
Helm
Helm

Phase 2 Warrior Runes

These runes for Druids were added in Phase 2 of Season of Discovery.

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Belt
Belt
Belt
Boots
Boots
Boots

Blood Surge Rune

Blood Surge is a Warrior Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

Enraged Regeneration Rune

Enraged Regeneration is a Warrior Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Pick up the quest Highway Robbery from an Extinguished Campfire near the Kodo Graveyard in Desolace (47, 54).
  • Speak with Bibbly F’utzbuckle at the northern crossroads in Desolace (63, 39) to progress the quest to On the Lam.
  • Speak with Tokal inside the inn at Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale (27, 77) to pick up the quest Cherry for Your Thoughts?.
  • Buy a Cherry Grog from the nearby vendor, Nixxrax Fillamug, and bring it to Tokal to get the quest No Honor Among Thieves.
  • Use the boat on the southern shore of Arathi Highlands near the bridge (53, 91) to travel to the east coast.
  • Speak to Illari Duskfeather and either agree with her (Alliance only) or fight her to get Illari’s Key.
  • Use the key to open the nearby Jewel-Encrusted Box to loot the rune.

Focused Rage Rune

Focused Rage is a Warrior Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Kill Witherbark trolls inside the cave at Witherbark Village in Arathi Highlands to loot a Witherbark Mallet.
  • Use the Witherbark Mallet at a gong inside the cave.
  • Kill the Witherbark Goliath, a level 35 elite, to get the rune.

Intervene Rune

Intervene is a Warrior Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Cast the following on the training dummies in the southwest corner of Shimmering Flats in Thousand Needles (66, 88):
  • Loot the chest that appears to get the rune.

Precise Timing Rune

Precise Timing is a Warrior Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Speak with the Dalaran Agent at Ariden’s Camp in the northeast of Deadwind Pass (52, 36) to get Ariden’s Sigil.
  • Equip Ariden’s Sigil and look for locations where you get the Dark Presence buff:
    • Arathi Highlands (60, 40)
    • Badlands (58, 54)
    • Deadwind Pass (43, 29)
    • Desolace (65, 25)
    • Duskwood (23, 47)
    • Swamp of Sorrows (69, 28)
    • The Barrens (52, 36)
  • In each of the above locations, use Ariden’s Sigil to summon a Dark Rider, a level 41 elite, and kill it to loot a relic.
  • When you have all seven relics, return to the Dalaran Agent to trade them in for your rune.

Rallying Cry Rune

Rallying Cry is a Warrior Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Challenge the level 40 Wandering Swordsman on the west side of the Badlands (31.2, 67.9).
  • Defeat him to loot the rune from the chest that spawns.

Phase 1 Warrior Runes

Here are the Warrior runes that were released with Phase 1 of Season of Discovery. We have detailed walkthroughs for where and how to find each one!

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Chest
Chest
Chest
Chest
Gloves
Helm
Gloves
Gloves
Gloves
Pants
Pants
Pants

Starting Locations & Level Requirements

The table below can help you plan your route or simply see if you’ve acquired all of the runes in your current zone. Levels with a single asterisk (*) are runes that have a specific level requirement while those with a double asterisk (**) are our recommendations based on the level of enemies in the area or other factors such as abilities that will make the process easier.

Rune
Starting Locations
Level
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest, Teldrassil
Durotar, Mulgore, Tirisfal Glades
2*
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest, Teldrassil
Durotar, Mulgore, Tirisfal Glades
6**
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest, Teldrassil
Durotar, Mulgore, Tirisfal Glades
6**
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest, Teldrassil
Durotar, Mulgore, Tirisfal Glades
8**
Wow Alliance Crest Ironforge, Stormwind City, Teldrassil
Orgrimmar, Thunder Bluff, Tirisfal Glades
10**
[Reputation Required]
10**
The Barrens
10**
Wow Alliance Crest Darkshore, Loch Modan, Westfall
Silverpine Forest, The Barrens
20**
Wow Alliance Crest Darkshore, Loch Modan, Westfall
The Barrens
20**
Duskwood
25**
Wetlands
25**
Ashenvale
25**
* – Required level, such as unable to accept quest or spell requires a certain level to train
** – Recommended level, based upon NPCs needed to kill, zone, etc
.

Blood Frenzy Rune

Blood Frenzy is a Warrior Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Find a Wandering Swordsman in one of the following locations and talk to him to challenge him to a duel:
    • Dun Morogh: east of Kharanos (53.6, 47,6)
    • Durotar: multiple locations to the west or north of Razor Hill (56.8, 21.6), (56.6, 26.6), (56.0, 38.6), (41.2, 49.6), (36.0, 48.0)
    • Elwynn Forest: multiple locations in the southwest of the zone (22.6, 73.2), (25.6, 69.6), (30.6, 74.2), (36.2, 80.6), (40.8, 74.6)
    • Mulgore: multiple locations all over the zone (45.6, 36.4), (51.8, 39.2), (40.6, 53.8), (37.8, 55.0), (60.2, 67.6)
    • Teldrassil: multiple locations all over the zone (39.8, 37.4), (39.8, 69.6), (43.8, 77.0), (54.8, 66.0), (62.6, 71.8)
    • Tirisfal Glades: southwest corner of the zone near The Bulwark (79.9, 65.5)
  • Open the Swordsman’s Reward that spawns on the ground to loot your rune.

Consumed by Rage Rune

Consumed By Rage is a Warrior Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Enter the cave just north of Dun Algaz in southern Wetlands (53, 64).
  • Kill Carrodin, a level 25 elite owl, to loot the rune.

Devastate Rune

Devastate is a Warrior Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Dun Morogh:

  • Loot a Pristine Trogg Heart from Rockjaw troggs, a Severed Troll Head from Frostmane trolls, and a Severed Wendigo Paw from wendigos.
  • Turn in all three items to Junni Steelpass, a Monster Hunter in Kharanos (46.6, 53.6).
  • Combine the three Rune Fragments she gives you to get the rune.

Durotar:

  • Loot a Severed Quilboar Head from Razormane quillboars, a Severed Harpy Head from Dustwind harpies, and a Severed Centaur Head from Kolkar centaurs.
  • Turn in all three items to Vahi Bonesplitter, a Monster Hunter at Razor Hill (53.0, 43.6).
  • Combine the three Rune Fragments she gives you to get the rune.

Elwynn Forest:

  • Loot a Severed Kobold Head from kobolds, a Severed Murloc Head from murlocs, and a Severed Gnoll Head from gnolls.
  • Turn in all three items to Viktoria Woods, a Monster Hunter at Old Town in Stormwind City (69.8, 50.0).
  • Combine the three Rune Fragments she gives you to get the rune.

Mulgore:

  • Loot a Severed Quilboar Head from Bristleback quillboars, a Severed Harpy Head from Windfury harpies, and a Severed Gnoll Head from Palemane gnolls.
  • Turn in all three items to Vateya Timberhoof, a Monster Hunter at Bloodhoof Village (46.4, 61.8).
  • Combine the three Rune Fragments she gives you to get the rune.

Teldrassil:

  • Loot a Severed Owl Head from Strigid birds, a Severed Tiger Head from nightsabers, and a Severed Spider Head from Webwood spiders.
  • Turn in all three items to Delwynna, a Monster Hunter at the Craftsmen’s Terrace in Darnassus (63.4, 21.8).
  • Combine the three Rune Fragments she gives you to get the rune.

Tirisfal Glades:

  • Loot a Severed Bat Head from duskbats, a Severed Murloc Head from Vile Fin murlocs, and a Severed Gnoll Head from Rot Hide gnolls.
  • Turn in all three items to Dorac Graves, a Monster Hunter in The Apothecarium in Undercity (48.6, 71.6).
  • Combine the three Rune Fragments she gives you to get the rune.

Endless Rage Rune

Endless Rage is a Warrior Rune for the Helm slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Get the rune from any of the following;
    • Darkshore: Kill Lady Sedorax, a level 18 elite naga with 3 adds, inside the cave at Cliffspring Falls (56.0, 34.0).
    • Loch Modan: Kill elite ogres at Mo’grosh Stronghold to loot a Battle Totem. Use it to challenge Haren Swifthoof to a duel – he patrols the east side of the zone.
    • Silverpine Forest: Free the Webbed Victim at the Skittering Dark Cave in the northwest (34.8, 7.8), then defeat the Lost Adventurer.
    • The Barrens: Pick up the Horde Warbanner at the Crossroads (52, 31) and use it at the Alliance Banner in Northwatch Hold (60, 55), then defeat Lieutenant Stonebrew.
    • Westfall: Kill Old Murk-Eye, a level 20 murloc on the southwestern beach.

Flagellation Rune

Flagellation is a Warrior Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Open a Dusty Coffer on a shelf inside the eastern crypt at Raven Hill Cemetery in Duskwood to loot a Decrepit Phylactery.
  • Use the Decrepit Phylactery on some Slumbering Bones inside the western crypt to summon a level 25 elite Awakened Lich.
  • Kill it to loot the rune.

Frenzied Assault Rune

Frenzied Assault is a Warrior Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Speak with one of the following NPCs:
    • Ironforge: Bruuk Barleybeard, the bartender in Bruuk’s Corner in the Military Ward (72, 76)
    • Orgrimmar: Zamja, the Cooking Trainer in The Drag (57.4, 53.4)
    • Stormwind City: Liv Bradford, the bartender at the tavern in The Park (22.5, 64)
    • Teldrassil: Innkeeper Keldamyr in Dolanaar (55.6, 59.8)
    • Thunder Bluff: Netali Proudwind at The Spirit Rise (28.6, 18.6)
    • Tirisfal Glades: Penny Hawkins in the inn in Brill (61.8, 52.0)
  • Speak with the nearby drunk and defeat them when they turn hostile.
  • Return to the original NPC to get the rune.

Furious Thunder Rune

Furious Thunder is a Warrior Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Loot the rune from any of the following:
    • Arra’chea, a level 11 kodo in the open fields east of Thunder Bluff in Mulgore
    • Death Flayer, a level 11 scorpid in the western part of Durotar
    • Edan the Howler, a level 9 yeti between Kharanos and the lake in Dun Morogh
    • Fyodi, a level 7 boar near Brewnall Village in Dun Morogh
    • Gazz’uz, a level 14 orc inside Skull Rock, the cave on the northeast edge of Durotar
    • Gillgar, an elite level 7 murloc west of the Solliden Farm in Tirisfal Glades
    • Goldtooth, a level 8 kobold inside Fargodeep Mine south of Goldshire in Elwynn Forest
    • Gruff Swiftbite, a level 12 gnoll that can be found in the same area as Hogger
    • Hogger, everyone’s favorite level 11 elite, in the southwestern corner of Elwynn Forest
    • Lightning Hide, a level 11 thunder lizard in the northwestern canyons of Durotar
    • Makasgar, a level 12 troll along the southwestern shore, northwest of Sen’jin Village in Durotar
    • Mazzranache, a level 9 tallstrider southwest of Thunder Bluff in Mulgore
    • Old Icebeard, a level 11 elite yeti in the Grizzled Den, a cave southwest of Kharanos in Dun Morogh
    • Sarkoth, a level 4 scorpid in the Valley of Trials in Durotar
    • Vagash, a level 11 elite yeti in a cave just north of where the road forks for Gol’Bolar Quarry in Dun Morogh
    • Vejrek, a level 11 troll in a cave in the southwest corner of the Dun Morogh
    • Zalazane, a level 10 troll on the Echo Isles off the southwest coast of Durotar
    • A Gnarlpine Cache at the bottom of Ban’ethil Barrow Den in Teldrassil

Quick Strike Rune

Quick Strike is a Warrior Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Darkshore:

  • Pick up a Gnarled Harpoon that is sticking out of a rock along the northern coast of Darkshore.
  • Throw the Gnarled Harpoon at Paxnozz, a level 20 elite thresher off the northern coast (48, 15).
  • Kill it to loot the rune.

Loch Modan:

The Barrens:

  • Buy a Fishing Harpoon from Kilxx at the dock in Ratchet in The Barrens.
  • Throw the Fishing Harpoon at Bruuz, a level 20 elite shark off the coast (65, 40).
  • Kill it to loot the rune.

Westfall:

  • Kill Defias humans in Westfall until one drops a Gillsbane.
  • Hit murlocs with Gillsbane equipped to loot a Soul of the Sea.
  • Use the Soul of the Sea at an Idol of the Deep in the water off the southwest coast (26, 70).
  • Kill the Horror of the Deep, a level 20 that heals, to loot the rune.

Raging Blow Rune

Raging Blow is a Warrior Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

Single-Minded Fury Rune

Single-Minded Fury is a Warrior Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Hand in Waylaid Supplies crates until you reach Friendly reputation with Wow Alliance Crest Azeroth Commerce Authority or  Durotar Supply and Logistics.
  • Purchase the rune from a Supply Officer. Supply Officers can be found near the Auction House in each major city.

Victory Rush Rune

Victory Rush is a Warrior Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Human:

  • Reach level 2 and pick up the quest The Lost Rune from Marshal McBride, the Warrior Trainer in Northshire Abbey (48.9, 41.6).
  • Open a Kobold Stashbox at the back of Echo Ridge Mine (50.6, 27.3) to loot the rune.

Dwarf & Gnome:

  • Reach level 2 and pick up the quest The Lost Rune from Thran Khorman, the Warrior Trainer in Coldridge Valley (28.8, 67.2).
  • Kill trolls at the cave to the south to loot the rune.

Night Elf:

  • Reach level 2 and pick up the quest Amidst the Shadowed Webs from Alyissia, the Warrior Trainer in Shadowglen (59.6, 38.5).
  • Kill spiders in the cave to the north to loot the rune.

Orc & Troll:

  • Reach level 2 and pick up the quest A Trial of Fitness from Frang, the Warrior Trainer in the Valley of Trials (42.9, 69.4).
  • Open the Hidden Cache on the cliff overlooking the Den (43.2, 69.6) to get the rune.

Tauren:

  • Reach level 2 and pick up the quest Into the Brambles from Harutt Thunderhorn, the Warrior Trainer in Red Cloud Mesa (44.0, 76.2).
  • Open the Bristleback Loot Cache in Brableblade Ravine (61.6, 76.1) to loot the rune.

Undead:

  • Reach level 2 and pick up the quest The Lost Rune from Dannal Stern, the Warrior Trainer in Deathknell (32.7, 65.6).
  • Open a Lost Stash inside the cave to the north to loot the rune.

Warbringer Rune

Warbringer is a Warrior Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Visit Grizzby inside the inn at Ratchet in The Barrnes.
  • Purchase a Rune of the Warbringer from him for 3 gold and use it to get the rune.

 

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I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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majamer
majamer
8 months ago

if warriors get glad stance im maining war 100%

justin competent
justin competent
Reply to  majamer
7 months ago

for real, im already likely to main one but that’d really seal the deal for me

Gravess
Gravess
7 months ago

I bet they are going to give a titans grip rune to warriors and it will be awesome. look at the text of frenzied assault. when wielding 2 handed weapons instead of when wielding a two handed weapon. its coming!

Odesyuss
Odesyuss
7 months ago

Victory Rush is a hand rune not pants

slapmyass
slapmyass
7 months ago

for orc and troll you need to get 3 trophies of moster than you can exchange to monster hunter NPC in Razor hills…1st trophies mask of harpy,2nd head razormane,3rd missing (some ppl sayed head of centaur)

Zelph
Zelph
7 months ago

We are missing the section titled: Warrior Rune Starting Locations & Level Requirements

Mynameis
Mynameis
4 months ago

Enraged Regeneration is 30%, not 3%

Ajdook
Ajdook
7 months ago

SHOW WHERE AND HOW TO GET RUNE!

Dominik
Dominik
8 months ago

This might be stupid, but a attack like raging blow that uses both main and offhand weapon would be cool and strong for fury warrs

Adept
Adept
Reply to  Dominik
8 months ago

They are already going to be super strong from all the % damage bonus runes, especially late game when they scale up. I agree it would be cool but likely not balanced

JJohn
JJohn
8 months ago

So this is what Warriors get? Dissapointing.

Tux
Tux
Reply to  JJohn
8 months ago

Not sure why you got down voted, it is disappointing. I can imagine these runes will support some beastly raiding builds on high level, but they are only making warriors better at things they were already good at. There is no paradigma change here. Even more single target damage for both tanka nd DPS, no AoE damage (you get overall more rage though, so more Thunderclaps for tanks I guess). I could fix that with Whirlwind Axe and Sweeping Strikes, but oh … yeah … level 30 huh? Guess I ain’t fixing sh*** 😀 Phase 1 warrior will be garbage, looking forward to phase 2 already and SoD didn’t even launch yet :D.

Andrew Ramsey
Andrew Ramsey
8 months ago

would be nice if commanding shout had reduced CD from 10 minutes to 1 minute, make tanking easier

Grumthar
Grumthar
Reply to  Andrew Ramsey
8 months ago

If you’re relying on Challenging Shout to tank, you need to reevaluate everything else you’re doing. It’s not intended to be an on-use ability that let’s bad tanks get away with putting out low threat, it’s an emergency or tactical tool for specific situations.

Commanding Shout was introduced in TBC and is an HP buff.

Adept
Adept
Reply to  Andrew Ramsey
8 months ago

There’s a massive problem if you think you need Challenging Shout (which is meant to be a situational/panic button) on a short CD to tank properly

Tux
Tux
Reply to  Adept
8 months ago

Sure, if you only had skill, you would instead … have Thunderfury. Which is like the one and only answer to lack of warrior AoE threat generation in vanilla WoW. Alternatively you can tell your party to wait for 12 seconds after you bow pull one pack around the corner and wipe if one person decides otherwise. Warrior tank has 0 chance to salvage any unexpected situation, because they take ages to build up threat on packs. Given SoD is clearly trying to fix shortcomings of SOME classes through the rune system to give them new ways how to eperience their classes, it would make sense to help warrior tanks overcome this glaring weakness (it would cost you rune slots after all, you wouldn’t get the other goodies). Instead we get bunch of runes that makes you do 10% – 20% more of the thing you were already good/best at, but they do nothing to make your experience playing warrior in SoD different in any meaningful way, compared to vanilla.

Tux
Tux
Reply to  Tux
8 months ago

Like even when I put the AoE issue aside, let’s just say warrior will be single target God with poor AoE and needs to settle for that. What is this utter lack of imagination though? 😀 Warlocks and rogues tank, mages heal, warrior does … more single target damage, wow … innovative :D. Why not create runes that enable something like support warrior for example, similar to Shout barbarian in Diablo or the new Evoker spec in retail. You would gain new shouts which buff your party or something. There are things that can be done for warrior to feel different surely, I think we deserve more than “more damage, more rage, more damage, new button that does slightly bigger number” … 😀

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