A balanced combat stance. Increases damage done by 5%. Decreases damage taken by 5%.
Battle Stance is a balanced stance for the Warrior, simply increasing done by 5% and decreases damage taken by 5%.
Battle Stance is a flexible stance that is most suitable for young leveling Warriors and PvE DPS Warriors.
Abilities usable only in Battle Stance: Charge(unless the Warrior has the Warbringer talent in the Protection tree), Overpower and Retaliation. However, Battle Stance shares many further Warrior Abilities with the other two Stances, making it a very flexible stance for general use. Battle Stance is especially useful in PvP for Warriors (though this benefit is negated for Protection Warriors with the Warbringer talent.)
/Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Instead of armor penetration, the damage done is increased by 5 %, and the damage taken is decreased by 5 %.
Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Now increases armor penetration by 10%.