A two-handed weapon (or abbreviated as 2H-sword/mace/axe) is a weapon that requires both the main hand and off-hand slots in use (as opposed to one-handed using one slot). Two-handed weaponry includes swords, maces, axes, staves, and polearms. Generally two-handed weapons are slower than their one-handed counterparts, but make up for stronger stats in return.
If the character equips a two-handed weapon, any item in the off-hand slot will un-equip. The off-hand is not usable when a two-handed weapon is equipped even though the slot will appear empty. You can equip a two-handed weapon and a ranged weapon at the same time as they use different slots. Fury Warriors will however, due to the new Patch 3.0.2, be able to dual wield two-handed weapons if they put their talent points in Titans Grip.
Depending on the class you have chosen for your character, they may still have the potential to be taught on how to use certain two-handed weaponry. You can go to major cities and talk to a weapon master to see if you are able to learn how to use a two-handed weapon.
- Stormwind: Woo Ping, located in the Trade District, can teach polearms, 2H swords, and staves.
- Ironforge: Buliwyf Stonehand, located in the Military Ward, can teach 2H axes and 2H maces.
- Darnassus: Ilyenia Moonfire, located in the Warrior's Terrace, can teach staves.
- Exodar: Handiir, located in the Traders' Tier, can teach 2H maces and 2H swords.
- Orgrimmar: Hanashi and Sayoc, both located together in the Valley of Honor, can teach 2H axes and staves.
- Thunder Bluff: Ansekhwa, located in the Lower Rise, can teach 2H maces and staves.
- Undercity: Archibald, located in the The War Quarter, can teach 2H swords and polearms.
- Silvermoon: Duelist Larenis, located in Falconwing Square, can teach 2H swords and polearms. Ileda, who is located in Farstriders' Square, teaches the same.