PVE Arms Warrior Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Arms Warrior Class Overview

PVE Arms Warrior Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

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.

Talent Tree

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

PVE Arms Warrior Uncapped Stats Talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

The second build is for people with statcaps. Build is considered for the best dps in 1 target.
Requires good gear.

PVE Arms Warrior Capped Stats Talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Mortal Strike
- Change if you are using the 1st build
Glyph of Rending
Glyph of Execution

Small Glyphs:
Small glyphs don't do any difference in your dps, so pick what you like.
You can add Shout-glyphs or something like this:

Glyph of Charge
Glyph of Enduring Victory
Glyph of Bloodrage


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
Inscribed Ametrine
Etched Ametrine

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

Arms don't have that much of a Rotation. Their gameplay is based on skill procs.
When Sudden Death procs, you use Execute
Taste for Blood is proced by Rend. Taste for Blood lets you use Overpower

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.


Addons play quite a big role in World of Warcraft and should be used by everyone. The question is, what addons do YOU need? Truth is, every player decides for himself what addons does he need or want. Now, there is a list of must-have addons, without them - you won't be taken seriously, or your game will be much more complicated.

Check out our Addons Page which will provide you with download links and configuration information. Addon version is correct for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a.

PVE Arms Warrior Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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