WotLK Classic Arms Warrior Gear and Best in Slot
On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Arms Warrior in WotLK Classic.
Arms Warrior Phase 2 Best in Slot Gear
In this guide we go over the different gear available for Arms Warriors in Phase 2 of Wrath of the Lich King Classic. We will offer multiple different pieces as some can be expensive or very rare to obtain. Some slots have multiple "best" items that can change depending on your other gear choices.
Best in Slot Gear List
This is a recommended list of full best in slot gear choices. You should be changing your gear often depending on the encounter, so not everything shown below will be used on every fight. Change your gear accordingly based on the battle, what gear you have in other slots, your buffs and so on. This list is to simply show you one of the many full best in slot setups.
|Head||Conqueror's Siegebreaker Helmet|
|Neck||Frigid Strength of Hodir|
|Shoulder||Shoulderplates of the Celestial Watch|
|Back||Drape of the Faceless General|
|Chest||Conqueror's Siegebreaker Battleplate|
|Wrist||Armbands of Bedlam|
|Hands||Gloves of the Steady Hand|
|Waist||Belt of Colossal Rage|
|Legs||Legguards of Cunning Deception|
|Feet||Sabatons of Lifeless Night|
|Finger 1||Brann's Signet Ring|
|Finger 2||Brann's Sealing Ring|
|Trinket 1||Mjolnir Runestone|
|Trinket 2||Dark Matter|
|Two-Hand Weapon||Dark Edge of Depravity|
Below you can find a list of recommended pieces for each slot. Some pieces will be easier to obtain through many different methods. It is recommended to build a gear set with multiple different pieces below while working towards a full best in slot setup.
|Best||Conqueror's Siegebreaker Helmet||
|Great||Boundless Gaze||Algalon the Observer — (25) Ulduar|
|Great||Warhelm of the Champion||Thorim — (25H) Ulduar|
Conqueror's Siegebreaker Helmet is your best in slot helmet option, helping you complete both your 2-set and 4-set bonuses. Boundless Gaze and Warhelm of the Champion are great secondary options, but you will want to get your tier helm as soon as possible.
|Best||Frigid Strength of Hodir||Hodir — (25H) Ulduar|
|Great||Pendulum of Infinity||General Vezax — (25H) Ulduar|
|Good||Broach of the Wailing Night||19 x Emblems of Conquest|
Frigid Strength of Hodir is your best in slot necklace choice. You have a couple of other options in the meantime till you can pick yours up.
|Best||Conqueror's Siegebreaker Shoulderplates||Yogg-Saron — (25) Ulduar|
|Best||Shoulderplates of the Celestial Watch||Algalon the Observer — (10) Ulduar|
|Great||Shoulderpads of the Intruder||Steelbreaker — (25H) Ulduar|
Both Conqueror's Siegebreaker Shoulderplates and Shoulderplates of the Celestial Watch are best in slot. You will want to wear the tier shoulders if they are needed to complete your 2-set or 4-set bonuses. DPS output is about the same with or without your 4-set bonus, so go for whichever you can obtain more easily.
|Best||Drape of the Faceless General||General Vezax — (10H) Ulduar|
|Best||Drape of Icy Intent||Hodir — (25H) Ulduar|
|Great||Drape of the Drakerider||Razorscale — (25) Ulduar|
Your cloak option will change depending on your Hit Rating needs.
|Best||Conqueror's Siegebreaker Battleplate||
Conqueror's Siegebreaker Battleplate is the only listed chest as it can be easily obtained and is needed to complete 2-set and 4-set bonuses.
|Best||Armbands of Bedlam||Mimiron — (25H) Ulduar|
|Great||Bitter Cold Armguards||Hodir — (10H) Ulduar|
|Good||Fluxing Energy Coils||XT-002 Deconstructor — (10H) Ulduar|
|Good||Decimator's Armguards||Kologarn — (25) Ulduar|
Armbands of Bedlam are your ideal bracers as they have massive stats from the increased ilvl that blizzard applied to phase 2. You have a couple of alternatives you can get in the meantime till you can grab your best in slot.
|Best||Gloves of the Steady Hand||XT-002 Deconstructor — (25H) Ulduar|
|Great||Conqueror's Siegebreaker Gauntlets||
|Good||Gloves of the Stonereaper||Auriaya — (25) Ulduar|
|Good||Bladebreaker Gauntlets||28 x Emblems of Conquest|
Gloves of the Steady Hand are your best in slot gloves, but will be highly contested. Conqueror's Siegebreaker Gauntlets are preferred if they are needed to complete your 2-set or 4-set bonuses and are much easier to obtain. Bladebreaker Gauntlets can be easily purchased with Emblems of Conquest.
|Best||Belt of Colossal Rage||Steelbreaker — (25H) Ulduar|
|Great||Soul-Devouring Cinch||Yogg-Saron — (10H) Ulduar|
|Great||Girdle of Embers||Ignis the Furnace Master — (25) Ulduar|
|Good||Starfall Girdle||Algalon the Observer — (10) Ulduar|
Belt of Colossal Rage is going to be your preferred waist choice as it received a large item level buff, giving it a large stat increase. You have a couple of close alternatives that you can grab in the meantime till you can get your best in slot choice.
|Best||Legguards of Cunning Deception||Yogg-Saron — (25H) Ulduar|
|Great||Plated Leggings of Ruination||Flame Leviathan — (25H) Ulduar|
|Great||Conqueror's Siegebreaker Legplates||
|Good||Fused Alloy Legplates||Mimiron — (10H) Ulduar|
|Good||Clockwork Legplates||XT-002 Deconstructor — (25) Ulduar|
There are multiple leg choices available to you in this phase. Legguards of Cunning Deception are your ideal choice in full setup as they offer a huge amount of stats being ilvl 252. Till you can get yours grab one of the alternatives, ideally Conqueror's Siegebreaker Legplates to complete your set bonuses.
|Best||Sabatons of Lifeless Night||Algalon the Observer — (25) Ulduar|
|Great||Melancholy Sabatons||Malygos — (10) The Eye of Eternity|
|Great||Tempered Mercury Greaves||Mimiron — (10H) Ulduar|
As with most of your gear, you will be prioritizing the 252 ilvl pieces as they offer much higher stats than other gear. Melancholy Sabatons and Tempered Mercury Greaves are strong alternatives depending on your Hit Rating and Armor Penetration needs.
|Best||Brann's Signet Ring||Heroic: All Is Well That Ends Well|
|Best||Brann's Sealing Ring||All Is Well That Ends Well|
|Great||Seal of the Betrayed King||Yogg-Saron — (25H) Ulduar|
|Great||Band of Lights||Algalon the Observer — (10) Ulduar|
|Good||Strength of the Automaton||Flame Leviathan — (25) Ulduar|
|Good||Bladebearer's Signet||Trash Mobs — (25) Ulduar|
Phase 2 brings multiple ring choices for you to pick from. Ultimately you will want to grab your best options, but there are plenty of great alternatives you can grab in the meantime that will help you with any missing Hit or Armor Penetration.
|Best||Mjolnir Runestone||Thorim — (10) Ulduar|
|Best||Dark Matter||Algalon the Observer — (10) Ulduar|
|Great||Darkmoon Card: Greatness||Darkmoon Nobles Deck|
|Good||Grim Toll||Shared drop — (10) Naxxramas|
Phase 2 brings physical DPS the powerful Mjolnir Runestone trinket, helping you easily reach the Armor Penetration cap. Make sure to run 10 man weekly to grab yours as soon as possible. Dark Matter getting buffed to ilvl 239 makes it slightly stronger than Darkmoon Card: Greatness, but seeing as it will be contested you will most likely be sticking with Greatness for awhile, which is a very close second option.
|Best||Dark Edge of Depravity||Yogg-Saron — (25H) Ulduar|
|Great||Furious Gladiator's Sunderer||Arena PvP Vendor|
|Great||Voldrethar, Dark Blade of Oblivion||General Vezax — (25H) Ulduar|
|Good||Lotrafen, Spear of the Damned||General Vezax — (25) Ulduar|
|Good||Hoperender||General Vezax — (10) Ulduar|
With Blizzard buffing weapon ilvls up to 252, Phase 2 brings some massive weapon upgrades. Dark Edge of Depravity is by far your best in slot choice, giving you a massive damage boost while still granting you Poleaxe Specialization. Both the Furious PvP axe and polearm are good second choices, but have high rating requirements. Voldrethar, Dark Blade of Oblivion is a powerful weapon, but Sword Specialization is much worse than Poleaxe Specialization, making this weapon not ideal. There are a few alternative polarms and axes in the meantime till you can get your better options.
|Best||Twirling Blades||Flame Leviathan — (10H) Ulduar|
|Great||Rising Sun||Flame Leviathan — (25H) Ulduar|
Phase 2 has many ranged weapons that can drop, but most of them will be contested by the Hunters and should go to them first. Twirling Blades is your best in slot ranged weapon and is a thrown, making it have low competition.
For a list of recommended enchants in Wrath of the Lich King, check out our Arms Warrior Enchants guide below:
- 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
- 07 Sep. 2022: Page added.
- Wrath Classic Patch 3.4.1 Notes
- Wrath Classic Phase 2 Launching on January 17th
- Naxxramas Achievement Rewards to Remain Available Throughout Wrath Classic
- Patch 3.4.1 PTR Development Notes: January 6th
- Summon Gargoyle Changes on the Wrath Classic PTR
- Ahead of the Curve and Cutting Edge Achievements Coming to Wrath Classic
- No Changes Planned for Ulduar Tier Sets Beyond 6 Item Level Bump
- Wrath Classic Season 1 Ends January 9th