Cataclysm Classic Arms Warrior Leveling

Last updated on May 12, 2024 at 00:00 by Abide

On this page, you will find our level-by-level Arms Warrior leveling guide for WoW Cataclysm Classic.

1.

Arms Warrior Level-by-Level Rotation, Talents, and Trainer Skills

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Level: 1
2.

Leveling Talents

Your first talent unlocks at Level 10.

War Academy Icon War Academy increases the damage of your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike and Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush by 15%.

War Academy Icon War Academy increases the damage of your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike and Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush by 15%. Blitz Icon Blitz makes your Charge Icon Charge generate extra Rage.

War Academy Icon War Academy increases the damage of your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike and Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush by 15%. Blitz Icon Blitz makes your Charge Icon Charge generate extra Rage. Deep Wounds Icon Deep Wounds puts a bleed DoT on your target whenever you crit.

War Academy Icon War Academy increases the damage of your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike and Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush by 15%. Blitz Icon Blitz makes your Charge Icon Charge generate extra Rage. Deep Wounds Icon Deep Wounds puts a bleed DoT on your target whenever you crit. Taste for Blood Icon Taste for Blood is the main talent of this build. When Rend Icon Rend deals damage, you have a 33% chance to use Overpower Icon Overpower without meeting its requirements, and increases it crit chance by 20%.

War Academy Icon War Academy increases the damage of your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike and Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush by 15%. Blitz Icon Blitz makes your Charge Icon Charge generate extra Rage. Deep Wounds Icon Deep Wounds puts a bleed DoT on your target whenever you crit. Tactical Mastery Icon Tactical Mastery allows you to keep up to 75 Rage when swapping to Berserker Stance Icon Berserker Stance. Taste for Blood Icon Taste for Blood is the main talent of this build. When Rend Icon Rend deals damage, you have a 33% chance to use Overpower Icon Overpower without meeting its requirements, and increases it crit chance by 20%.

War Academy Icon War Academy increases the damage of your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike and Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush by 15%. Blitz Icon Blitz makes your Charge Icon Charge generate extra Rage. Deep Wounds Icon Deep Wounds puts a bleed DoT on your target whenever you crit. Tactical Mastery Icon Tactical Mastery allows you to keep up to 75 Rage when swapping to Berserker Stance Icon Berserker Stance. Taste for Blood Icon Taste for Blood is the main talent of this build. When Rend Icon Rend deals damage, you have a 66% chance to use Overpower Icon Overpower without meeting its requirements, and increases it crit chance by 40%.

War Academy Icon War Academy increases the damage of your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike and Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush by 15%. Blitz Icon Blitz makes your Charge Icon Charge generate extra Rage. Deep Wounds Icon Deep Wounds puts a bleed DoT on your target whenever you crit. Tactical Mastery Icon Tactical Mastery allows you to keep up to 75 Rage when swapping to Berserker Stance Icon Berserker Stance. Taste for Blood Icon Taste for Blood is the main talent of this build. When Rend Icon Rend deals damage, you can use Overpower Icon Overpower without meeting its requirements, and increases it crit chance by 60%.

War Academy Icon War Academy increases the damage of your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike and Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush by 15%. Blitz Icon Blitz makes your Charge Icon Charge generate extra Rage. Deep Wounds Icon Deep Wounds puts a bleed DoT on your target whenever you crit. Tactical Mastery Icon Tactical Mastery allows you to keep up to 75 Rage when swapping to Berserker Stance Icon Berserker Stance. Taste for Blood Icon Taste for Blood is the main talent of this build. When Rend Icon Rend deals damage, you can use Overpower Icon Overpower without meeting its requirements, and increases it crit chance by 60%. Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes duplicates your damage onto a 2nd nearby enemy,great when paired with Glyph of Sweeping Strikes Icon Glyph of Sweeping Strikes.

War Academy Icon War Academy increases the damage of your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike and Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush by 15%. Blitz Icon Blitz makes your Charge Icon Charge generate extra Rage. Deep Wounds Icon Deep Wounds puts a bleed DoT on your target whenever you crit. Tactical Mastery Icon Tactical Mastery allows you to keep up to 75 Rage when swapping to Berserker Stance Icon Berserker Stance. Taste for Blood Icon Taste for Blood is the main talent of this build. When Rend Icon Rend deals damage, you can use Overpower Icon Overpower without meeting its requirements, and increases it crit chance by 60%. Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes duplicates your damage onto a 2nd nearby enemy,great when paired with Glyph of Sweeping Strikes Icon Glyph of Sweeping Strikes. Deadly Calm Icon Deadly Calm gives you a nice damage cooldown, allowing you to use all of your abilities without their Rage cost.

War Academy Icon War Academy increases the damage of your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, Slam Icon Slam, and Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush by 15%. Blitz Icon Blitz makes your Charge Icon Charge generate extra Rage. Deep Wounds Icon Deep Wounds puts a bleed DoT on your target whenever you crit. Tactical Mastery Icon Tactical Mastery allows you to keep up to 75 Rage when swapping to Berserker Stance Icon Berserker Stance. Taste for Blood Icon Taste for Blood is the main talent of this build. When Rend Icon Rend deals damage, you can use Overpower Icon Overpower without meeting its requirements, and increases it crit chance by 60%. Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes duplicates your damage onto a 2nd nearby enemy,great when paired with Glyph of Sweeping Strikes Icon Glyph of Sweeping Strikes. Deadly Calm Icon Deadly Calm gives you a nice damage cooldown, allowing you to use all of your abilities without their Rage cost. Blood Frenzy Icon Blood Frenzy causes your bleeds to cause targets to take 4% extra Physical damage, and 30% extra damage from bleeds.

Improved Slam Icon Improved Slam reduces the cast time of Slam Icon Slam by 1 second, making it only 0.5 seconds total.

Improved Slam Icon Improved Slam reduces the cast time of Slam Icon Slam by 1 second, making it only 0.5 seconds total. Juggernaut Icon Juggernaut allows you to use Charge Icon Charge in combat, reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds, and increases the crit chance of your next Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike by 25%.

Improved Slam Icon Improved Slam reduces the cast time of Slam Icon Slam by 1 second, making it only 0.5 seconds total. Juggernaut Icon Juggernaut allows you to use Charge Icon Charge in combat, reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds, and increases the crit chance of your next Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike by 25%. Lambs to the Slaughter Icon Lambs to the Slaughter gives you a 10% damage increase to your main abilities every time you use Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, stacking up to 3 times.

Improved Slam Icon Improved Slam reduces the cast time of Slam Icon Slam by 1 second, making it only 0.5 seconds total. Juggernaut Icon Juggernaut allows you to use Charge Icon Charge in combat, reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds, and increases the crit chance of your next Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike by 25%. Lambs to the Slaughter Icon Lambs to the Slaughter gives you a 10% damage increase to your main abilities every time you use Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, stacking up to 3 times. Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death lets you keep 5 Rage after using Execute Icon Execute.

Improved Slam Icon Improved Slam reduces the cast time of Slam Icon Slam by 1 second, making it only 0.5 seconds total. Juggernaut Icon Juggernaut allows you to use Charge Icon Charge in combat, reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds, and increases the crit chance of your next Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike by 25%. Lambs to the Slaughter Icon Lambs to the Slaughter gives you a 10% damage increase to your main abilities every time you use Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, stacking up to 3 times. Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death lets you keep 5 Rage after using Execute Icon Execute. Wrecking Crew Icon Wrecking Crew causes your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike crits to increase all Physical damage you deal by 10%.

Improved Slam Icon Improved Slam reduces the cast time of Slam Icon Slam by 1 second, making it only 0.5 seconds total. Juggernaut Icon Juggernaut allows you to use Charge Icon Charge in combat, reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds, and increases the crit chance of your next Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike by 25%. Lambs to the Slaughter Icon Lambs to the Slaughter gives you a 10% damage increase to your main abilities every time you use Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, stacking up to 3 times. Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death lets you keep 10 Rage after using Execute Icon Execute. Wrecking Crew Icon Wrecking Crew causes your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike crits to increase all Physical damage you deal by 10%.

Improved Slam Icon Improved Slam reduces the cast time of Slam Icon Slam by 1 second, making it only 0.5 seconds total. Juggernaut Icon Juggernaut allows you to use Charge Icon Charge in combat, reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds, and increases the crit chance of your next Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike by 25%. Lambs to the Slaughter Icon Lambs to the Slaughter gives you a 10% damage increase to your main abilities every time you use Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, stacking up to 3 times. Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death lets you keep 10 Rage after using Execute Icon Execute. Wrecking Crew Icon Wrecking Crew causes your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike crits to increase all Physical damage you deal by 10%. Throwdown Icon Throwdown gives you a 5 second stun with only a 45 second cooldown.

Improved Slam Icon Improved Slam reduces the cast time of Slam Icon Slam by 1 second, making it only 0.5 seconds total. Juggernaut Icon Juggernaut allows you to use Charge Icon Charge in combat, reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds, and increases the crit chance of your next Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike by 25%. Lambs to the Slaughter Icon Lambs to the Slaughter gives you a 10% damage increase to your main abilities every time you use Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, stacking up to 3 times. Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death lets you keep 10 Rage after using Execute Icon Execute. Wrecking Crew Icon Wrecking Crew causes your Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike crits to increase all Physical damage you deal by 10%. Throwdown Icon Throwdown gives you a 5 second stun with only a 45 second cooldown. Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm is a deadly AoE spell that you will want to group up to 4 mobs together before using to quickly cut them all down.

With the ArmsArms tree being completed, you can now grab powerful talents from the FuryFury and ProtectionProtection trees. Cruelty Icon Cruelty is a nice 10% increased crit chance on Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, which scales well with your other talents.

With the ArmsArms tree being completed, you can now grab powerful talents from the FuryFury and ProtectionProtection trees. Cruelty Icon Cruelty is a nice 10% increased crit chance on Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, which scales well with your other talents. Battle Trance Icon Battle Trance has a 15% chance to proc when you use Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, making your next ability cost no Rage; you will likely want to use this on Heroic Strike Icon Heroic Strike.

With the ArmsArms tree being completed, you can now grab powerful talents from the FuryFury and ProtectionProtection trees. Cruelty Icon Cruelty is a nice 10% increased crit chance on Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, which scales well with your other talents. Battle Trance Icon Battle Trance has a 15% chance to proc when you use Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, making your next ability cost no Rage; you will likely want to use this on Heroic Strike Icon Heroic Strike. Field Dressing Icon Field Dressing gives you increased healing from your spells like Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush.

With the ArmsArms tree being completed, you can now grab powerful talents from the FuryFury and ProtectionProtection trees. Cruelty Icon Cruelty is a nice 10% increased crit chance on Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, which scales well with your other talents. Battle Trance Icon Battle Trance has a 15% chance to proc when you use Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, making your next ability cost no Rage; you will likely want to use this on Heroic Strike Icon Heroic Strike. Field Dressing Icon Field Dressing gives you increased healing from your spells like Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush. Incite Icon Incite increases the crit chance of your Heroic Strike Icon Heroic Strike by 15%, and whenever it crits the next one you use is guaranteed to also crit.

3.

Leveling Glyphs

Your leveling glyphs will differ from your endgame glyphs. Glyphs can be a huge boost to your leveling speed as some greatly improve the baseline power of your key abilities. Be sure to check the price of these glyphs on your server to vastly improve your leveling experience.

3.1.

Prime Glyphs

  1. Glyph of Mortal Strike Icon Glyph of Mortal StrikeMortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike is one of the main abilities of this spec, making this a mandatory glyph.
  2. Glyph of Overpower Icon Glyph of OverpowerOverpower Icon Overpower is another defining ability of the ArmsArms spec, making this a second mandatory glyph.
  3. Glyph of Slam Icon Glyph of Slam — You will use frequently use Slam Icon Slam as a filler when leveling, making this a great choice.
3.2.

Major Glyphs

  1. Glyph of Victory Rush Icon Glyph of Victory Rush — You will be using Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush every time you kill a mob. This makes it heal for even more, which should prevent you from ever needing to stop and eat to heal up.
  2. Glyph of Sweeping Strikes Icon Glyph of Sweeping Strikes — You will want to use Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes whenever you can pull more than 1 mob at a time. This removes the cost, making it very easy to deal with multiple enemeis at once.
  3. Glyph of Rapid Charge Icon Glyph of Rapid Charge — Reduces the cooldown of your Charge Icon Charge, increasing your mobility between pulls.
3.3.

Minor Glyphs

  1. Glyph of Enduring Victory Icon Glyph of Enduring Victory — Gives you an additional 5 seconds to use Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush between pulls.
  2. Glyph of Battle Icon Glyph of Battle — Increases the duration of Battle Shout Icon Battle Shout by 2 minutes, redcuing how frequently you need to refresh it.
  3. Glyph of Berserker Rage Icon Glyph of Berserker Rage — Adds 5 Rage whenever you use Berserker Rage Icon Berserker Rage. This helps keep your Rage up, allowing you to use more abilities.
4.

Leveling Rotation

  1. Keep Battle Shout Icon Battle Shout's buff up. Use whenever off cooldown if you need Rage.
  2. Berserker Rage Icon Berserker Rage use before pulling for extra Rage is target doesn't fear.
  3. Charge Icon Charge your enemy.
  4. Rend Icon Rend your target.
  5. Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush use before the proc expires.
  6. Strike Icon Strike any extra Rage.
  7. Execute Icon Execute any enemies below 20% health.
  8. Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash on cooldown. Try to save enough Rage before using this so you can use 3 abilities while the debuff is up on your target.
  9. Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike use on cooldown.
  10. Overpower Icon Overpower if any of your attacks are dodged.
  11. Overpower Icon Overpower if any of your attacks are dodged or Taste for Blood Icon Taste for Blood procs.
  12. Slam Icon Slam whenever you have extra Rage.
  13. Heroic Strike Icon Heroic Strike only if you have a large surplus of Rage.

Early levels on WarriorWarriors are fairly basic, only having a few abilities to use. Always try to start combat with Charge Icon Charge if it's off cooldown. Keep Rend Icon Rend applied to enemies, and use Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush procs before they expire. Strike Icon Strike will be your main ability until you hit level 10 and replace it with Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike.

Now you have Taste for Blood Icon Taste for Blood, allowing you to use Overpower Icon Overpower every 6 seconds regardless of its requirements. Use Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike on cooldown from now on as you have multiple talents revolving around it such as Lambs to the Slaughter Icon Lambs to the Slaughter, Juggernaut Icon Juggernaut, and Wrecking Crew Icon Wrecking Crew. If you have excess Rage and both Overpower Icon Overpower and Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike are on cooldown, you can use Slam Icon Slam as a filler in your rotation. When your target is under 20% you will want to use Execute Icon Execute, especially since Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death will allow you to keep at least 10 Rage.

You now get Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash, allowing you to bypass 100% of your targets armor. Try to have enough Rage to use 3 abilities while the debuff is on your target. Taste for Blood Icon Taste for Blood allows you to use Overpower Icon Overpower every 6 seconds regardless of its requirements. Use Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike on cooldown. If you have excess Rage and both Overpower Icon Overpower and Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike are on cooldown, you can use Slam Icon Slam as a filler in your rotation. When your target is under 20% you will want to use Execute Icon Execute.

Use Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes every minute if you can pull 2 mobs together to cleave them down. With Glyph of Sweeping Strikes Icon Glyph of Sweeping Strikes, Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes will cost no Rage.

Use Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes every minute if you can pull 2 mobs together to cleave them down. With Glyph of Sweeping Strikes Icon Glyph of Sweeping Strikes, Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes will cost no Rage. Use Deadly Calm Icon Deadly Calm on cooldown to quickly dispatch stronger enemies, or when fighting multiple enemies at once.

Use Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes every minute if you can pull 2 mobs together to cleave them down. With Glyph of Sweeping Strikes Icon Glyph of Sweeping Strikes, Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes will cost no Rage. Use Deadly Calm Icon Deadly Calm on cooldown to quickly dispatch stronger enemies, or when fighting multiple enemies at once. Use Recklessness Icon Recklessness as much as possible, ideally when hitting multiple enemies at once and combining it with other cooldowns.

Use Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes every minute if you can pull 2 mobs together to cleave them down. With Glyph of Sweeping Strikes Icon Glyph of Sweeping Strikes, Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes will cost no Rage. Use Deadly Calm Icon Deadly Calm on cooldown to quickly dispatch stronger enemies, or when fighting multiple enemies at once. Use Recklessness Icon Recklessness as much as possible, ideally when hitting multiple enemies at once and combining it with other cooldowns. You will want to gather up to 4 mobs together every 90 seconds when Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm is up to quickly AoE them all down. Combining Recklessness Icon Recklessness and Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm can easily destroy multiple groups of enemies.

Use Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes when fighting 2 or more enemies at once. Use Deadly Calm Icon Deadly Calm on cooldown to quickly dispatch stronger enemies, or when fighting multiple enemies at once. Use Recklessness Icon Recklessness as much as possible, ideally when hitting multiple enemies at once and combining it with other cooldowns. You will want to gather up to 4 mobs together every 90 seconds when Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm is up to quickly AoE them all down. If you are low health use Enraged Regeneration Icon Enraged Regeneration to regenerate 30% of your maximum health. You can use Berserker Rage Icon Berserker Rage if you need an Enrage effect to activate it.

5.

Abilities to Skip While Leveling

While leveling, you will not need to use all of your spells. Many can be skipped to save gold and trained at a later date, when you have more gold available to you. We recommend to not train these spells below, and save your gold for gear, glyphs and mounts instead.

  • Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap
  • Taunt Icon Taunt
  • Hamstring Icon Hamstring
  • Shield Block Icon Shield Block
  • Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind
  • Revenge Icon Revenge
  • Challenging Shout Icon Challenging Shout
  • Shield Wall Icon Shield Wall
  • Intercept Icon Intercept
  • Inner Rage Icon Inner Rage
  • Retaliation Icon Retaliation
  • Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection
  • Commanding Shout Icon Commanding Shout
  • Intervene Icon Intervene
  • Shattering Throw Icon Shattering Throw
  • Rallying Cry Icon Rallying Cry
6.

Continue Improving at Level 85

Congratulations on hitting Level 85 in Cataclysm! Now that your leveling process is over, you can learn more about Level-85 ArmsArms Warriors gameplay by reading our fully detailed guide below.

7.

Changelog

  • 08 May 2024: Added page.
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