TBC Classic Arms Warrior Phase 2 / Tier 5 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Jan 07, 2022 at 06:58 by Abide 9 comments

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.

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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.

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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 Nether Icon 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.

2.
Rank Item Gems Source
Best Furious Gizmatic Goggles Icon Furious Gizmatic Goggles
  • 1 x Relentless Earthstorm Diamond Icon Relentless Earthstorm Diamond
  • 1 x Jagged Talasite Icon Jagged Talasite
Furious Gizmatic Goggles Icon Furious Gizmatic GogglesEngineering
Best Destroyer Battle-Helm Icon Destroyer Battle-Helm
  • 1 x Relentless Earthstorm Diamond Icon Relentless Earthstorm Diamond
  • 1 x Jagged Talasite Icon Jagged Talasite
Lady VashjSerpentshrine Cavern

Furious Gizmatic Goggles Icon Furious Gizmatic Goggles are your go-to option if you have Engineering. If not you will want to pick up Destroyer Battle-Helm Icon Destroyer Battle-Helm when possible.

3.

Necklace

Rank Item Source
Best Pendant of the Perilous Icon Pendant of the Perilous Trash mobs in Serpentshrine Cavern

Pendant of the Perilous Icon Pendant of the Perilous is your best in slot necklace. As it drops from trash you should be able to get it fairly easily.

4.

Shoulder

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Shoulderpads of the Stranger Icon Shoulderpads of the Stranger 1 x Smooth Dawnstone Icon Smooth Dawnstone Hydross the UnstableSerpentshrine Cavern
Option Pauldrons of the Wardancer Icon Pauldrons of the Wardancer 2 x Smooth Dawnstone Icon Smooth Dawnstone Hydross the UnstableSerpentshrine Cavern

Shoulderpads of the Stranger Icon Shoulderpads of the Stranger are a great pair of shoulders but may be difficult to get early. Pauldrons of the Wardancer Icon Pauldrons of the Wardancer are a solid secondary option.

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Back

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Black-Iron Battlecloak Icon Black-Iron Battlecloak no sockets Doomwalker
Recommended Vengeance Wrap Icon Vengeance Wrap 1 x Bold Living Ruby Icon Bold Living Ruby Vengeance Wrap IconVengeance WrapTailoring

Black-Iron Battlecloak Icon Black-Iron Battlecloak is still your BiS cloak, but it is very hard to get as it drops from a World Boss. Vengeance Wrap Icon Vengeance Wrap remains a solid option and is recommended.

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Chest

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Destroyer Breastplate Icon Destroyer Breastplate
  • 1 x Jagged Talasite Icon Jagged Talasite
  • 2 x Inscribed Noble Topaz Icon Inscribed Noble Topaz
Kael'thas SunstriderThe Eye
Option Bloodsea Brigand's Vest Icon Bloodsea Brigand's Vest
  • 1 x Jagged Talasite Icon Jagged Talasite
  • 1 x Inscribed Noble Topaz Icon Inscribed Noble Topaz
  • 1 x Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
Fathom-Lord KarathressSerpentshrine Cavern
Option Krakken-Heart Breastplate Icon Krakken-Heart Breastplate no sockets Lady VashjSerpentshrine Cavern

Destroyer Breastplate Icon Destroyer Breastplate is your best in slot chest but may be difficult to obtain early on. Bloodsea Brigand's Vest Icon Bloodsea Brigand's Vest is a very close second option with Krakken-Heart Breastplate Icon Krakken-Heart Breastplate being a less desired third option.

7.

Wrist

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Bracers of Eradication Icon Bracers of Eradication 1 x Smooth Dawnstone Icon Smooth Dawnstone The Lurker BelowSerpentshrine Cavern

Upgrade your Phase One bracers to these whenever possible.

8.

Hands

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Gloves of the Searing Grip Icon Gloves of the Searing Grip no sockets Al'arThe Eye
Option Gauntlets of Martial Perfection Icon Gauntlets of Martial Perfection 2 x Smooth Dawnstone Icon Smooth Dawnstone Gruul The DragonkillerGruul's Lair

Gauntlets of Martial Perfection Icon Gauntlets of Martial Perfection are still a great pair of gloves. Gloves of the Searing Grip Icon Gloves of the Searing Grip are a good new option helping you reach the Expertise cap.

9.

Waist

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Belt of One-Hundred Deaths Icon Belt of One-Hundred Deaths 2 x Smooth Dawnstone Icon Smooth Dawnstone Lady VashjSerpentshrine Cavern
Option Red Belt of Battle Icon Red Belt of Battle
  • 1 x Jagged Talasite Icon Jagged Talasite
  • 1 x Smooth Dawnstone Icon Smooth Dawnstone
Red Belt of Battle IconRed Belt of BattleBlacksmithing

Belt of One-Hundred Deaths Icon Belt of One-Hundred Deaths is an amazing belt, lasting you for most of the expansion. Red Belt of Battle Icon Red Belt of Battle is a very strong secondary option until you can pick up one.

10.

Legs

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Leggings of Murderous Intent Icon Leggings of Murderous Intent no sockets Kael'thas SunstriderThe Eye
Option Greaves of the Bloodwarder Icon Greaves of the Bloodwarder 3 x Smooth Dawnstone Icon Smooth Dawnstone High Astromancer SolarianThe Eye
Option Destroyer Greaves Icon Destroyer Greaves 1 x Smooth Dawnstone Icon Smooth Dawnstone Fathom-Lord KarathressSerpentshrine Cavern

Leggings of Murderous Intent Icon Leggings of Murderous Intent are your best in slot option for legs, but may be hard to come by. Both Greaves of the Bloodwarder Icon Greaves of the Bloodwarder and Destroyer Greaves Icon Destroyer Greaves are good alternatives in the meantime.

11.

Feet

Rank Item Source
Best Warboots of Obliteration Icon Warboots of Obliteration Morogrim TidewalkerSerpentshrine Cavern

Warboots of Obliteration Icon Warboots of Obliteration are the only real option for you in T5.

12.

Finger

Rank Item Source
Best Band of the Ranger-General Icon Band of the Ranger-General Kael'thas SunstriderThe Eye
Best Shapeshifter's Signet Icon Shapeshifter's Signet Lower CityExalted
Option Mithril Band of the Unscarred Icon Mithril Band of the Unscarred Netherspite — Karazhan
Option Ring of Reciprocity Icon 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.

13.

Trinket

Rank Item Source
Best Dragonspine Trophy Icon Dragonspine Trophy Gruul The DragonkillerGruul's Lair
Best Bloodlust Brooch Icon Bloodlust Brooch 41 x Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Option Tsunami Talisman Icon Tsunami Talisman Leotheras the BlindSerpentshrine Cavern

Dragonspine Trophy Icon Dragonspine Trophy is the strongest melee DPS trinket in the game. Bloodlust Brooch Icon Bloodlust Brooch is you preferred second option as you can use the on-use with your cooldowns.

14.

2-Handed Weapon

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Twinblade of the Phoenix Icon Twinblade of the Phoenix 3 x Smooth Dawnstone Icon Smooth Dawnstone Kael'thas SunstriderThe Eye
Option Lionheart Executioner Icon Lionheart Executioner no sockets Lionheart Executioner IconLionheart ExecutionerBlacksmithing

Twinblade of the Phoenix Icon Twinblade of the Phoenix is your best weapon available in Phase Two, but may take some time to get. Lionheart Executioner Icon Lionheart Executioner is a great alternative in the meantime.

15.

Ranged

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Serpentshrine Shuriken Icon Serpentshrine Shuriken no sockets Trash mobs in Serpentshrine Cavern
Best Serpent Spine Longbow Icon Serpent Spine Longbow no sockets Lady VashjSerpentshrine Cavern
Option Barrel-Blade Longrifle Icon Barrel-Blade Longrifle 2 x Smooth Dawnstone Icon Smooth Dawnstone Doomwalker

You have a few options for your ranged weapon; grab whichever one you can get.

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For a list of recommended enchants, check out our Arms Warrior Enchants guide.

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Changelog

  • 07 Jan. 2022: Guide moved.
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