"He's someone that drives teams forward," Sports24 quoted Broad, as saying.
He added, "He's one of those blokes who is not that enjoyable to play against, but if he's in your team you love him."
Earlier, Warner, 31, compared the upcoming Ashes series to war, saying, "The history, the pride that is at stake. As soon as you step on that line it is war."
Praising Warner, Broad said that characters like him are present in every sport.
"I think someone like Warner you've got to try bowl a lot of balls at him with the new ball, because it's your best chance of getting him out," he told the Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday, the 31-year-old said, adding, "(But) you have to have a plan B, and with someone like Warner you have to go to plan B quicker than a lot of other batters."
While terming Warner a danger man, Broad also admitted that he enjoys playing against him and carries immense respect for the Australian player.
"The sort of guys who spur you on," Broad said.
The 2017-18 Ashes series to be contested between England and Australia ?will begin on November 23 in Australia.(ANI)