TBC Classic Arms Warrior Pre-Raid Gear
On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Arms Warrior in TBC Classic.
Arms Warrior Pre-Raid Best in Slot Gear
In this guide we go over the different gear available for Arms Warriors before entering raids. 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.
For the most part we will exclude PvP gear choices. While PvP gear can be a very powerful option for some slots, the gear will require many hours of battlegrounds or weeks of arena point farming to obtain while not being a "best" choice. We recommend only investing time into farming a couple of these pieces at most as the lack of fully PvE focused stats can leave you lacking in certain aspects (such as hit rating or crit rating).
Other Arms Warrior Best in Slot Lists
If your character is ready to jump into Phase 5 Sunwell content, then see our current best in slot list. If you wish to go through the content of Tiers 4, 5 or 6 instead, then please see their respective lists below.
|Best||Mayhem Projection Goggles||1 x Relentless Earthstorm Diamond,
1 x Jagged Seaspray Emerald
|Mayhem Projection Goggles — Engineering|
|Good||Furious Gizmatic Goggles||1 x Relentless Earthstorm Diamond,
1 x Jagged Talasite
|Furious Gizmatic Goggles — Engineering|
|Easy||Ragesteel Helm||no sockets||Ragesteel Helm — Blacksmithing|
Mayhem Projection Goggles is our new pre-raid best helm. If you are not engineering aim to get an easier option.
|Best||Hard Khorium Choker||1 x Smooth Lionseye||Hard Khorium Choker — Jewelcrafting|
|Good||Choker of Vile Intent||no sockets||G'eras — 25 x Badge of Justice|
|Good||Adamantine Chain of the Unbroken||no sockets||Quagmirran — The Slave Pens (Heroic)|
Hard Khorium Choker is our best in slot neck for the expansion, but requires Jewelcrafting to use. Grab one the alternative options if you do not have the profession.
|Best||Swiftsteel Shoulders||no sockets||Swiftsteel Shoulders — Blacksmithing|
|Good||Shoulderplates of Everlasting Pain||1 x Smooth Dawnstone,
1 x Jagged Talasite
|Selin Fireheart — (H) Magister's Terrace|
|Good||Pauldrons of Gruesome Fate||no sockets||60 x Badge of Justice|
|Easy||Ragesteel Shoulders||2 x Smooth Dawnstone||Ragesteel Shoulders — Blacksmithing|
Swiftsteel Shoulders are very powerful shoulder options, but require you to be a Blacksmith to use them. If you do not have the profession, grab one of your alternative options.
|Best||Dory's Embrace||no sockets||G'eras — 60 x Badge of Justice|
|Great||Cloak of Darkness||1 x Inscribed Noble Topaz||Cloak of Darkness — Leatherworking|
|Good||Cloak of the Coming Night||no sockets||Vexallus — Magister's Terrace|
Dory's Embrace is a solid PvE cloak, despite it being a PvP oriented cloak. There are a few other alternatives to use in the meantime till you can get yours.
|Best||Hard Khorium Battleplate||3 x Inscribed Pyrestone||Hard Khorium Battleplate — Blacksmithing|
|Good||Breastplate of Ire||1 x Inscribed Noble Topaz||100 x Badge of Justice|
|Good||Netherforce Chestplate||1 x Inscribed Noble Topaz,
1 x Smooth Dawnstone,
1 x Jagged Talasite
|Kael'thas Sunstrider — (H) Magister's Terrace|
|Easy||Ragesteel Breastplate||no sockets||Ragesteel Breastplate — Blacksmithing|
Hard Khorium Battleplate is our best in slot chest for the rest of the expansion, but requires Blacksmithing to use. Breastplate of Ire is a good alternative, but has a 100 Badge of Justice cost with it.
|Best||Bindings of Lightning Reflexes||no sockets||Bindings of Lightning Reflexes — Leatherworking|
|Good||Bracers of the Forest Stalker||1 x Inscribed Noble Topaz||Selin Fireheart — Magister's Terrace|
Bindings of Lightning Reflexes are a powerful pair of wrists available to us through crafting. Pick these up as soon as possible.
|Best||Gloves of Immortal Dusk||2 x Inscribed Pyrestone||Gloves of Immortal Dusk — Leatherworking|
|Option||Fel Leather Gloves||1 x Inscribed Noble Topaz, 1 x Smooth Dawnstone||Fel Leather Gloves — Leatherworking|
Gloves of Immortal Dusk are very close to being your best in slot gloves for the entire expansion and can be obtained through crafting. Grab these as soon as you can.
|Best||Red Belt of Battle||2 x Inscribed Noble Topaz||Red Belt of Battle — Blacksmithing|
|Great||Chain of Unleashed Rage||2 x Inscribed Noble Topaz||G'eras — 60 x Badge of Justice|
Our belt options are fairly close here. We recommend getting Red Belt of Battle as it is crafted, letting you save your Badge of Justice for other items instead.
|Best||Legplates of Unending Fury||1 x Smooth Dawnstone, 1 x Jagged Talasite||100 x Badge of Justice|
|Good||Leggings of the Betrayed||3 x Inscribed Noble Topaz||Selin Fireheart — Magister's Terrace|
Legplates of Unending Fury are a powerful choice for our leg slot. As there are not many strong leg options, we recommend buying these with your Badge of Justice early on.
|Best||Sunrage Treads||1 x Inscribed Noble Topaz||Kael'thas Sunstrider — Magister's Terrace|
|Best||Sunstrider Warboots||1 x Inscribed Noble Topaz,
1 x Jagged Talasite
|Kael'thas Sunstrider — Magister's Terrace|
|Best||Nyn'jah's Tabi Boots||2 x Inscribed Noble Topaz||G'eras — 60 x Badge of Justice|
|Easy||Fel Leather Boots||1 x Inscribed Noble Topaz, 1 x Smooth Dawnstone||Fel Leather Boots — Leatherworking|
Phase 5 has a few boot options for us. Both Sunrage Treads and Sunstrider Warboots drop in normal Magister's Terrace, making them farmable. Nyn'jah's Tabi Boots are best if you are lacking hit rating.
|Best||Angelista's Revenge||60 x Badge of Justice|
|Best||Hard Khorium Band||Hard Khorium Band — Jewelcrafting|
|Good||Shapeshifter's Signet||Lower City — Exalted|
|Option||Overseer's Signet||Shutting Down Manaforge Ara|
|Easy||Band of the Exorcist||Terrokar Forest PvP Vendor|
Phase 5 has a few new ring options available to us. Both Angelista's Revenge and Hard Khorium Band are extremely powerful options, lasting you the rest of the expansion. Pick up some of your other options in the meantime till you can get them.
|Best||Shard of Contempt||Priestess Delrissa — (H) Magister's Terrace|
|Best||Figurine - Shadowsong Panther||Figurine - Shadowsong Panther — Jewelcrafting|
|Best||Bloodlust Brooch||41 x Badge of Justice|
|Good||Hourglass of the Unraveller||Temporus — Black Morass|
|Easy||Core of Ar'kelos||Ar'kelos the Guardian|
|Easy||Bladefist's Breadth||Cruel's Intentions / Overlord|
|Easy||Terokkar Tablet of Precision||Torgos! / Torgos!|
Phase 5 has a couple new trinkets available for us. Shard of Contempt is extremely powerful trinket and is worth farming every day from Heroic Magister's Terrace. Figurine - Shadowsong Panther is great if you have Jewelcrafting.
Two Hand Weapon
|Best||The Blade of Harbingers||150 x Badge of Justice|
|Great||Lionheart Executioner||Lionheart Executioner — Blacksmithing|
|Easy||Legionfoe||Shattered Sun Offensive — Revered|
|Easy||Axe of Shattered Dreams||Kael'thas Sunstrider — Magister's Terrace|
The Blade of Harbingers is a powerful weapon we can get in phase 5, but has an expensive cost of 150 Badge of Justice. Legionfoe and Axe of Shattered Dreams are good alternatives in the meantime till you can farm yours.
|Best||Distracting Blades||Selin Fireheart — (H) Magister's Terrace|
|Best||Crossbow of Relentless Strikes||150 x Badge of Justice|
|Easy||Mama's Insurance||Declawing Doomclaw|
|Easy||Felsteel Whisper Knives||Felsteel Whisper Knives — Blacksmithing|
Phase 5 has a couple of new ranged weapon options for us to choose from. While Crossbow of Relentless Strikes is a strong option, it cost 150 Badge of Justice. We have many items to purchase from badges, making this one of the last things we should purchase.
For a list of recommended enchants, check out our Arms Warrior Enchants guide.
- 06 May 2022: Updated for Phase 5.
- 11 Jun. 2021: Added Meta gem and Ragesteel Shoulders.
- 26 May 2021: Guide added.
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