PVP Arms Warrior Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Arms Warrior

Welcome to my Arms Warrior PVP guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide for Arena and Battleground players, describing what Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchants and Team Compositions you might use.

Talent Tree

Standard Arms Warrior build. Orcs may spend points from Iron Will to somewhere else. Build is viable in duels and 2v2 arena.

PVP Arms Warrior Talent Tree, 57/14/0, 2v2, duel spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Second build is focused on dealing damage, rather than on survivability. This build is more for 3v3 arena and battlegrounds.

PVP Arms Warrior Talent Tree, 57/14/0, 3v3, damage, battleground spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Mortal Strike – Must have.
Glyph of Rending – Must have.
Glyph of Bladestorm / Glyph of Sweeping Strikes – These two are taken on Arena. Choose one.
Glyph of Overpower – Best for duels.
Glyph of Hamstring – All-around great glyph. Usable everywhere, though if you don't want to take chances - take other glyphs.

Small Glyphs:
Glyph of Bloodrage
Glyph of Charge
Glyph of Battle / Glyph of Command


Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational.

Meta: Relentless Earthsiege Diamond
Blue: Puissant Dreadstone / Sovereign Dreadstone
Yellow: Mystic King's Amber / Rigid King's Amber
Red: Fractured Cardinal Ruby / Bold Cardinal Ruby


Head – Arcanum of Triumph
Shoulder – Inscription of Triumph
Cloak – Major Agility
Chest – Exceptional Resilience
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Crusher or Precision
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Earthen Leg Armor
Boots – Tuskarr's Vitality
Two-handed – Berserking
One-handed – Blood Draining
Shield – Resilience

Gameplay & Rotations

Stat priority:

950-1050 Resilience -> 5% Hit (164 rating) -> 60% Armor Penetration -> Strenght

What weapon to use? To put it simple: Axe. Gives you the most out of all 3 specs. Swords can be used for sudden one-shots, also usable when you are kited often. Mace if when you don't have other weapons.

Basic rotation:

Hamstring / Piecing Howl -> Rend -> Mortal Strike -> Overpower -> Mortal Strike -> Overpower and so on.

Now to fill the space when you have cooldowns we have our filler abilities.
Heroic Throw
Heroic Strike

Team Complications

2v2 partners:

Holy Paladin
Discipline Priest
Restoration Shaman
Restoration Druid

3v3 partners:
Discipline Priest + Holy Paladin
Restoration Shaman + Holy Paladin
Elemental Shaman + Holy Paladin
Frost Mage + Holy Paladin
Destruction / Affliction Warlock + Holy Paladin
Frost / Unholy Death Knight + Holy Paladin

PVP Arms Warrior Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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