Arms Warrior PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Warrior
Specialization: Arms
Last updated on: Aug 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Arms Warrior DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

15
War Machine
Sudden Death
Skullsplitter
30
Double Time
Impending Victory
Storm Bolt
45
Massacre
Fervor of Battle
Rend
60
Second Wind
Bounding Stride
Defensive Stance
75
Collateral Damage
Warbreaker
Cleave
90
In For The Kill
Avatar
Deadly Calm
100
Anger Management
Dreadnaught
Ravager

2. Stats

Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
> >

5. Gem

Gem

6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
> >

7. Races

Race
Tauren

8. Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? Use Potion: Use your potion during execute phase with Colossus Smash/Warbreaker
? Use Racial Active Buff
? Use Trinkets: Try to align with burn phases or AoE
? Save Warbreaker for 2+ targets if it won't cool down again in time.
? Prioritize using Overpower whenever you aren't at 2 stacks of the Overpower buff. This is so that you don't miss out on possible cooldown resets. When you can Execute, you can use this at will because you will only be using Execute and not Mortal Strike.
? Save Bladestorm for 3+ targets AoE if it won't cool down again in time. Otherwise it is also good against a single target so use it when available.
? Is Deadly Calm up?
No
? Save Warbreaker for 2+ targets if it won't cool down again in time.
? Prioritize using Overpower whenever you aren't at 2 stacks of the Overpower buff. This is so that you don't miss out on possible cooldown resets. When you can Execute, you can use this at will because you will only be using Execute and not Mortal Strike.
? Save Bladestorm for 3+ targets AoE if it won't cool down again in time. Otherwise it is also good against a single target so use it when available.
Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).