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
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
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.
Pendant of the Perilous is your best in slot necklace. As it drops
from trash you should be able to get it fairly easily.
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
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.
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.
Upgrade your Phase One bracers to these whenever possible.
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
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.
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.
Warboots of Obliteration are the only real option for you in T5.
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.
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.
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.
You have a few options for your ranged weapon; grab whichever one you can
For a list of recommended enchants, check out our Arms Warrior Enchants
- 07 Jan. 2022: Guide moved.