TBC Classic Arms Warrior Spell Summary

Last updated on May 26, 2021 at 10:39 by Abide 9 comments

On this page, we present you with all spells and procs that you need to understand as a Arms Warrior in TBC Classic.



Here well discuss the basics of an Arms Warrior abilities, as well as what changes from Classic WoW, and all of the different uses certain abilities have.


Burning Crusade New and Updated Spells

Here are all of the abilities that got improved in Burning Crusade, as well as all of the new ones added in for Arms Warriors.

  • Thanks to Stance Mastery IconStance Mastery you now keep up to 10 Rage when changing stances, by default.
  • Death Wish IconDeath Wish has been added to the Arms talent tree.
  • Sweeping Strikes IconSweeping Strikes has been added to the Fury talent tree. It works on 10 attacks now, up from 5.
  • Slam IconSlam is now viable, as the Improved Slam IconImproved Slam talent reduces the cast time by 1 second. It has a short cast time and resets your auto attack swing time.
  • Intervene IconIntervene can be used as a gap-closer to a friendly target. It requires Defensive Stance IconDefensive Stance.
  • Blood Frenzy IconBlood Frenzy is a new talent that increases targets' Physical damage taken from all sources.


  • Battle Stance IconBattle Stance can be used at the start of a pull for extra Rage.
  • Defensive Stance IconDefensive Stance should be used if you are taking high damage or want to use one of your utility abilities, such as Disarm IconDisarm or Intervene IconIntervene.
  • Berserker Stance IconBerserker Stance is where you should spend most of your time DPSing, as it gives you more Critical Strike chance and reduced threat generation.

Core Abilities

These are the main abilities that you will be using frequently and should be very familiar with.

  • Slam IconSlam is your main ability, and as mentioned, is now viable in TBC due to the Improved Slam IconImproved Slam talent.
  • Mortal Strike IconMortal Strike deals high damage and is instant cast.
  • Whirlwind IconWhirlwind is great for AoE and even used for single target.
  • Heroic Strike IconHeroic Strike should be used if you have over 60 Rage. If your attack speed is highly increased by something such as Heroism IconHeroism / Bloodlust IconBloodlust you can use this to replace Slam (or if you are moving frequently).
  • Cleave IconCleave deals damage to two enemies on your next melee swing.
  • Execute IconExecute is your finishing move, used on enemies below 20% health. The damage is not increased by weapon damage.
  • Sweeping Strikes IconSweeping Strikes should be used in any AoE scenario to double your damage dealt.
  • Bloodrage IconBloodrage trades some health for Rage, on a 1-minute cooldown.


  • Recklessness IconRecklessness should be used with as many other cooldowns as possible. This is your big "kill everything" cooldown. It has a 30-minute cooldown that is shared with Retaliation IconRetaliation and Shield Wall IconShield Wall.
  • Death Wish IconDeath Wish increases your damage dealt for a short duration.

Crowd Control Abilities

While Warriors are mostly known for bringing only DPS, they do have a few options when it comes to debuffing enemies.

  • Disarm IconDisarm is great against hard-hitting mobs or creatures with strong weapon-based attacks.
  • Intimidating Shout IconIntimidating Shout can be used as a form of short crowd control, or even an interrupt.
  • Hamstring IconHamstring can be used to slow mobs down if you need to get away, or prevent a mob from running far.
  • Piercing Howl IconPiercing Howl slows all nearby mobs' movement speed. It is great for dungeons.
  • Pummel IconPummel interrupts a cast.
  • While Intercept IconIntercept will often be used as a gap-closer, it can also be used as a form of interrupt via the stun.
  • Thunder Clap IconThunder Clap reduces attack speed of enemies by 10% (20% when talented).
  • Demoralizing Shout IconDemoralizing Shout reduces Attack Power of all nearby enemies. It can be improved through the Improved Demoralizing Shout IconImproved Demoralizing Shout talent.


  • 26 May 2021: Guide added.
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