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Arms Warrior DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Aug 29, 2016 at 14:42 by Wordup 137 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Arms Warriors in World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

The other pages of our Arms Warrior guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Wordup, a frequent theorycrafter involved in a number of class communities. He is also an experienced player who has been in the world top 100 since the days of Sunwell, currently raiding in Echoes. You can also follow him on Twitter.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Archimtiros, one of the best DPS Warriors in the world, who raids in Infinity. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Basics

The stat priority for Arms Warrior is:

  1. Mastery;
  2. Strength;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Haste;
  5. Critical Strike.

1.1. Getting a Better Understanding

1.2. Statistics

Strength is your primary statistic. You should look for it in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.

Critical Strike provides additional damage to your attacks and abilities, and also increases your rage generated by auto-attack swings on successful critical strikes.

Mastery increases the damage bonus provided by Mastery: Colossal Might Icon Mastery: Colossal Might boosting the base damage of Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash and the bonus damage taken the debuff provides.

Haste increases auto-attack swing speed, reduces the Global Cooldown and also reduces the cooldown time on Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, alongside also reducing the channelling time of Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm.

Versatility provides a flat damage dealt boost and damage taken reduction.

1.3. Breakpoints

There is currently a Haste breakpoint of 20%~ (depending on latency), which allows for an additional Global Cooldown within each Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash window, however, it is not impactful enough to sacrifice Mastery or Versatility to pursue.

2. ChangeLog

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Swapped Haste and Mastery.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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