WoW Classic Weapon Trainers and Class Weapon Skills Guide

Which weapons can each class use in WoW Classic, and where can you train them? Find out here!

Having to train your characters in weapons they don't innately know how to wield in World of Warcraft Classic can be a bit of a weird concept to anyone who only started WoW during or after Cataclysm. Weapon training is a thing, though, and you've got to get used to it in WoW Classic.

Weapon trainers and the weapon skill system were removed in Cataclysm, but both are back in full force in WoW Classic. With this system, players will have to travel to weapon trainers to learn to use weapon types their class cannot use by default.

Additionally, to learn how to use a new weapon type effectively, you'll have to whack on mobs to increase your proficiency with it.

It's recommended you try to get your proficiency up in weapons you intend to use at endgame earlier rather than later, as the most effective way to level up your weapon skills is to just auto-attack enemies. It takes a heck of a long time to get to ~300 in a weapon skill if you start with a new weapon type late.

Before we get into the locations of each weapon trainer in WoW Classic, let's go over which weapons each class can learn proficiency in, provided they visit the appropriate weapon trainers.

A Couple of Things to Note:

  • Some races start with different weapons in certain classes than others
  • Shamans learn to use two-handed axes and maces via the third-tier Two-handed Axes and Maces talent
  • Priests, Mages, and Warlocks are able to use wands without training, and they can use wand attacks via the Shoot ability in their skill book
Class Usable Weapons
Druid Daggers
Staves
One-handed Maces
Two-handed Maces
Fist Weapons
Polearms
Hunter Bows
Guns
Daggers
One-handed Axes
Two-handed Axes
One-handed Swords
Two-handed swords
Staves
Crossbows
Thrown Weapons
Fist Weapons
Polearms
Mage Staves
Daggers
One-handed Swords
Paladin One-handed Maces
Two-handed Maces
One-handed Axes
Two-handed Axes
One-handed Swords
Two-handed Swords
Priest One-handed Maces
Staves
Daggers
Rogue Daggers
Thrown Weapons
Bows
Crossbows
Guns
One-handed Maces
One-handed Swords
Fist Weapons
Shaman One-handed Maces
Two-handed Maces
One-handed Axes
Two-handed Axes
Staves
Warlock Daggers
Staves
One-handed Swords
Warriors [Everything but wands]

 

Weapon Trainer Locations By City

Training in a new weapon costs a mere 10 silver and can be done at Level One for any class; however, to learn to use polearms you must be Level 20 and have one gold to spare.

Alliance Weapon Trainer Locations

Ironforge
Trainer:
Bixi Wobblebonk
(Gnome)
Daggers
Crossbows
Thrown Weapons
 Trainer:
Buliwyf Stonehand
(Dwarf)
One-handed Axes
Two-handed Axes
One-handed Maces
Two-handed Maces
Fist Weapons
Guns

Both trainers are found in the same building.

 

Darnassus
Trainer:
Ilyenia Moonfire
(Night Elf)
Daggers
Staves
Bows
Fist Weapons
Thrown Weapons
 

 

Stormwind
Trainer:
Woo Ping
(Human)
Daggers
Crossbows
One-handed Swords
Two-handed Swords
Staves
Polearms
 

 

Horde Weapon Trainers

Orgrimmar
Trainer:
Sayoc
(Orc)
Daggers
Bows
One-handed Axes
Two-handed Axes
Staves
Fist Weapons
Thrown Weapons
Trainer:
Hanashi
(Troll)
Bows
One-handed Axes
Two-handed Axes
Staves
Thrown Weapons
 
Both trainers are found in the same building.

 

Undercity
Trainer:
Archibald
(Undead)
Daggers
One-handed Swords
Two-handed Swords
Crossbows
Polearms
 

 

Thunderbluff
Trainer:
Ansekhwa
(Tauren)
One-handed Maces
Two-handed Maces
Staves
Guns
 

 

The weapon skill system is just one of many differences between WoW Classic and modern retail.

I hope you're ready to swing at enemies and miss hundreds of times trying to get your weapon skills up  I know I am! Enjoy your time in classic Azeroth, and experience the game that made myself and countless others quit their jobs and drop out of college all those years ago.

If you enjoyed this guide or are still sort of stuck on which race + class combination to go with, take the time to check out my WoW Classic racial abilities guide or even my RFC quest locations and WC quest locations guides.

Associate Editor

Ashley spends all her time playing games, cooking, and studying languages. It's a miracle she's not burned out on the whole thing after being a game addict since '89 (I'm old, deal with it). Classic annoying Sega kid, still hasn't let go of Sonic and prefers arcade-style games. Final Fantasy and SaGa rock whatever it is you like, chump.

Published Aug. 29th 2019

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