TBC Classic Arms Warrior Phase 2 / Tier 5 Gear and Best in Slot
On this page, you will find the best Tier 5 PvE gear and best in slot items for your Arms Warrior in TBC Classic Phase 2.
Arms Warrior Phase 2 / Tier 5 Best in Slot Gear
In this guide we will go over the different gear available for Arms Warriors in Phase Two of TBC. We will offer multiple different pieces as some can be rather expensive or very rare to find. Some slots have multiple "best" items that can change depending on your current gear and Hit Rating needs.
Other Arms Warrior Best in Slot Lists
If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Arms Warrior, our pre-raid best in slot list is meant to give you an idea of non-raid items you can chase as a solo / pug player in preparation for raids.
Do note that items from Heroic dungeons or that require Primal Nethers (which are obtained from Heroics) can be harder to get than raid items due to their daily lockout. Some Heroic dungeons are also harder than most of Karazhan.
If your character is still progressing through the content of Tier 4 or is ready to take on Tier 6, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists instead.
|Best||Furious Gizmatic Goggles||
||Furious Gizmatic Goggles — Engineering|
||Lady Vashj — Serpentshrine Cavern|
Furious Gizmatic Goggles are your go-to option if you have Engineering. If not you will want to pick up Destroyer Battle-Helm when possible.
|Best||Pendant of the Perilous||Trash mobs in Serpentshrine Cavern|
Pendant of the Perilous is your best in slot necklace. As it drops from trash you should be able to get it fairly easily.
|Best||Shoulderpads of the Stranger||1 x Smooth Dawnstone||Hydross the Unstable — Serpentshrine Cavern|
|Option||Pauldrons of the Wardancer||2 x Smooth Dawnstone||Hydross the Unstable — Serpentshrine Cavern|
Shoulderpads of the Stranger are a great pair of shoulders but may be difficult to get early. Pauldrons of the Wardancer are a solid secondary option.
|Best||Black-Iron Battlecloak||no sockets||Doomwalker|
|Recommended||Vengeance Wrap||1 x Bold Living Ruby||Vengeance Wrap — Tailoring|
Black-Iron Battlecloak is still your BiS cloak, but it is very hard to get as it drops from a World Boss. Vengeance Wrap remains a solid option and is recommended.
||Kael'thas Sunstrider — The Eye|
|Option||Bloodsea Brigand's Vest||
||Fathom-Lord Karathress — Serpentshrine Cavern|
|Option||Krakken-Heart Breastplate||no sockets||Lady Vashj — Serpentshrine Cavern|
Destroyer Breastplate is your best in slot chest but may be difficult to obtain early on. Bloodsea Brigand's Vest is a very close second option with Krakken-Heart Breastplate being a less desired third option.
|Best||Bracers of Eradication||1 x Smooth Dawnstone||The Lurker Below — Serpentshrine Cavern|
Upgrade your Phase One bracers to these whenever possible.
|Best||Gloves of the Searing Grip||no sockets||Al'ar — The Eye|
|Option||Gauntlets of Martial Perfection||2 x Smooth Dawnstone||Gruul The Dragonkiller — Gruul's Lair|
Gauntlets of Martial Perfection are still a great pair of gloves. Gloves of the Searing Grip are a good new option helping you reach the Expertise cap.
|Best||Belt of One-Hundred Deaths||2 x Smooth Dawnstone||Lady Vashj — Serpentshrine Cavern|
|Option||Red Belt of Battle||
||Red Belt of Battle — Blacksmithing|
Belt of One-Hundred Deaths is an amazing belt, lasting you for most of the expansion. Red Belt of Battle is a very strong secondary option until you can pick up one.
|Best||Leggings of Murderous Intent||no sockets||Kael'thas Sunstrider — The Eye|
|Option||Greaves of the Bloodwarder||3 x Smooth Dawnstone||High Astromancer Solarian — The Eye|
|Option||Destroyer Greaves||1 x Smooth Dawnstone||Fathom-Lord Karathress — Serpentshrine Cavern|
Leggings of Murderous Intent are your best in slot option for legs, but may be hard to come by. Both Greaves of the Bloodwarder and Destroyer Greaves are good alternatives in the meantime.
|Best||Warboots of Obliteration||Morogrim Tidewalker — Serpentshrine Cavern|
Warboots of Obliteration are the only real option for you in T5.
|Best||Band of the Ranger-General||Kael'thas Sunstrider — The Eye|
|Best||Shapeshifter's Signet||Lower City — Exalted|
|Option||Mithril Band of the Unscarred||Netherspite — Karazhan|
|Option||Ring of Reciprocity||Doom-Lord Kazzak|
You have many different choices for the rings you wear. Use whichever you have access to and whichever fill in your Expertise/Hit Rating needs.
|Best||Dragonspine Trophy||Gruul The Dragonkiller — Gruul's Lair|
|Best||Bloodlust Brooch||41 x Badge of Justice|
|Option||Tsunami Talisman||Leotheras the Blind — Serpentshrine Cavern|
Dragonspine Trophy is the strongest melee DPS trinket in the game. Bloodlust Brooch is you preferred second option as you can use the on-use with your cooldowns.
|Best||Twinblade of the Phoenix||3 x Smooth Dawnstone||Kael'thas Sunstrider — The Eye|
|Option||Lionheart Executioner||no sockets||Lionheart Executioner — Blacksmithing|
Twinblade of the Phoenix is your best weapon available in Phase Two, but may take some time to get. Lionheart Executioner is a great alternative in the meantime.
|Best||Serpentshrine Shuriken||no sockets||Trash mobs in Serpentshrine Cavern|
|Best||Serpent Spine Longbow||no sockets||Lady Vashj — Serpentshrine Cavern|
|Option||Barrel-Blade Longrifle||2 x Smooth Dawnstone||Doomwalker|
You have a few options for your ranged weapon; grab whichever one you can get.
For a list of recommended enchants, check out our Arms Warrior Enchants guide.
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