Arms Warrior Class Overview
Welcome to my Arms Warrior DPS guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Spec, Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.
Arms Warrior does less damage than Fury at high gear levels. At lower gear levels Arms does more damage. It's a decent PVE spec with a simple rotation, pretty easy to master.
Don't forget to change Sword/Mace/Poleaxe Specialization according to your weapon!
The first build is for people new to raiding. No top gear or stat caps. Here we have
a focus on rage generation with talents like Unbridled Wrath and Anger Management. Also we take Weapon Mastery due to lack of Hit Rating
and Expertice. Slam is exluded from our rotation, which makes us more mobile, but do less damage
The second build is for people with statcaps. Build is considered for the best dps in 1 target.
Requires good gear.
Small glyphs don't do any difference in your dps, so pick what you like.
You can add Shout-glyphs or something like this:
Gems are used to get your statcaps depending on what you lack, so it is situational
Relentless Earthsiege Diamond
Nightmare Tear – 1 gem in the most profitable socket.
Bold Cardinal Ruby – for the rest of blue slots
Yellow & Red:
Fractured Cardinal Ruby
Bold Cardinal Ruby
Don't pick the Chaotic Skyflare Diamond, it's just worse, don't even bother.
Head – Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak – Major Agility
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Greater Assault
Weapons – Berserking
Gloves – Crusher
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots – Cat's Swiftness or Greater Assault
Gameplay & Rotations
Priorities: Execute - Overpower - Mortal Strike or Heroic Strike
Last, but not least Arms Warriors Expertice raiting is a very questionable topic.
Some don't cap it to have more Overpower procs.
Boss mods for all raid bosses.
A must have addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. A complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools.
OmniCC is an addon that adds text to items, spell and abilities that are on cooldown.
Omen is one of the most popular threat meters.
A must have addon.
Tool for helping Healer to their work. Highly customizable tool for faster and more efficient healing.
The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced.