A polearm is a large two-handed edged weapon, usually in the form of a long metal or wood pole a bit taller than a person, with an axe-like head. Polearms are the least common of all melee weapons. Names such as Pike, Spear, Halberd, and Harpoon all indicate a polearm.

Sometimes a polearm will have a spear-like point or mace-like protrusions, but in combination so as to not qualify as a spear and too long a handle to be a mace. Polearms generally attack very slowly, but cause large amounts of damage on a hit.

Polearms can be used by monks, hunters, paladins, warriors, druids, and death knights.

In Legion

World of Warcraft: Legion Prior to World of Warcraft: Legion Legion, the hunter's rarely benefitted from a melee weapon, so a hunter would rarely choose polearm because it would block the auto-shot and many other shooting-based skills. However, as of World of Warcraft: Legion Legion, Survival Survival Hunters have abilities designed around polearms.

Notable polearms

Epic Mists of Pandaria Polearms

BoA Mists of Pandaria Polearms

Epic Cataclysm Polearms

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Icecrown Citadel

Heroic Halls of Reflection

Heroic Trial of the Champion

Heroic Ulduar

Ulduar

Arena

Eye of Eternity

Heroic Naxxramas

Naxxramas

Heroic Violet Hold

Level 20

Patch changes

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