Armor can mean two things in World of Warcraft: Classic:
- An item that can be used to prevent damage and equipped in the many armor slots (back, shoulder, chest, wrist, hands, legs, feet, and off-hand for shield). This sort of armor contributes to the armor attribute.
- The armor attribute. Some non-armor items may grant an armor attribute bonus.
Four armor types are available for characters to equip:
- Cloth - Priest, Mage, Warlock
- Leather - Rogue, Druid, Hunter, Shaman
- Mail - Warrior, Paladin, Hunter (with training, atlevel 40), Shaman (with training, at level 40)
- Plate - Warrior (with training, at level 40), Paladin (with training, at level 40)
- Shield - Warrior, Paladin, Shaman
There are eight core slots that a character can equip armor items into and - depending on their class - a character can optionally carry a shield in their off hand. The eight slots for equipping armor are the head, shoulder, chest, waist, legs, feet, wrist, and hands.