WotLK Classic Arms Warrior Pre-Raid Gear

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On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Arms Warrior in WotLK Classic.

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Arms Warrior Phase 2 Pre-Raid Best in Slot Gear

In this guide we go over the different gear available for Arms Warriors before entering Raids in 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. Phase 2 moves previous 10-man raid gear into heroics, making it very easy to gear up.

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Rank Item
Best Spiked Titansteel Helm Icon Spiked Titansteel Helm
Best Heroes' Dreadnaught Helmet Icon Heroes' Dreadnaught Helmet
Great Helm of the Vast Legions Icon Helm of the Vast Legions

You will want to complete your 4-set bonus as soon as possible.

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Necklace

Rank Item
Best Pendant of the Dragonsworn Icon Pendant of the Dragonsworn
Great Gem of Imprisoned Vassals Icon Gem of Imprisoned Vassals
Great Titanium Impact Choker Icon Titanium Impact Choker

It is not recommended to spend Emblems of Conquest on anything but best in slot gear, so you will want to grab one of these necks instead.

4.

Shoulder

Rank Item
Best Heroes' Dreadnaught Shoulderplates Icon Heroes' Dreadnaught Shoulderplates
Best Shoulderplates of Bloodshed Icon Shoulderplates of Bloodshed
Great Spaulders of Resumed Battle Icon Spaulders of Resumed Battle

You will want to complete your 4-set bonus as soon as possible.

5.

Back

Rank Item
Best Cloak of Mastery Icon Cloak of Mastery
Best Cloak of Darkening Icon Cloak of Darkening
Great Hammerhead Sharkskin Cloak Icon Hammerhead Sharkskin Cloak

Your cloak choices are all very close, grab whichever you can get. This is a good slot to get some Hit Rating.

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Chest

Rank Item
Best Heroes' Dreadnaught Battleplate Icon Heroes' Dreadnaught Battleplate
Great Chestguard of Flagrant Prowess Icon Chestguard of Flagrant Prowess
Good Blade-Scarred Tunic Icon Blade-Scarred Tunic

You will want to complete your 4-set bonus as soon as possible.

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Wrist

Rank Item
Best Wristbands of the Sentinel Huntress Icon Wristbands of the Sentinel Huntress
Best Cuffs of Dark Shadows Icon Cuffs of Dark Shadows
Great Armguard of the Tower Archer Icon Armguard of the Tower Archer

Your wrist options are rather limited, grab whichever you can get. This is a good slot to get some Hit or Expertise Rating.

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Hands

Rank Item
Best Heroes' Dreadnaught Gauntlets Icon Heroes' Dreadnaught Gauntlets
Best Rusted-Link Spiked Gauntlets Icon Rusted-Link Spiked Gauntlets
Great Gauntlets of Combined Strength Icon Gauntlets of Combined Strength

You will want to complete your 4-set bonus as soon as possible.

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Waist

Rank Item
Best Belt of the Titans Icon Belt of the Titans
Best Death-warmed Belt Icon Death-warmed Belt
Great Jorach's Crocolisk Skin Belt Icon Jorach's Crocolisk Skin Belt
Great Vereesa's Silver Chain Belt Icon Vereesa's Silver Chain Belt

You have a ton of waist options this phase. Use this slot to fill in any missing Hit or Expertise Rating.

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Legs

Rank Item
Best Heroes' Dreadnaught Legplates Icon Heroes' Dreadnaught Legplates
Best Belabored Legplates Icon Belabored Legplates
Great Leggings of Discord Icon Leggings of Discord

You will want to complete your 4-set bonus as soon as possible.

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Feet

Rank Item
Best Boots of Living Scale Icon Boots of Living Scale
Best Footpads of Silence Icon Footpads of Silence
Great Iron-Spring Jumpers Icon Iron-Spring Jumpers

You have plenty of feet to choose from this phase. Use this gear slot to fill in any missing Hit or Expertise Rating.

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Finger

Rank Item
Best Greatring of Collision Icon Greatring of Collision
Best Surge Needle Ring Icon Surge Needle Ring
Great Ring of Invincibility Icon Ring of Invincibility
Great Titanium Impact Band Icon Titanium Impact Band
Good Sealing Ring of Grobbulus Icon Sealing Ring of Grobbulus
Good Circle of Death Icon Circle of Death

You have plenty of rings to choose from this phase. You will want to prioritize Hit and Expertise Rating on your rings if you still need it, if not aim for other options.

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Trinket

Rank Item
Best Darkmoon Card: Greatness Icon Darkmoon Card: Greatness
Best Mirror of Truth Icon Mirror of Truth
Great Loatheb's Shadow Icon Loatheb's Shadow

You do not have many new trinket choices before raiding this phase. You will want to get a Hit Rating trinket if you still need Hit.

14.

Two Handed Weapon

Rank Item
Best Black Ice Icon Black Ice
Best Death's Bite Icon Death's Bite
Great Wraith Spear Icon Wraith Spear
Good Claymore of Ancient Power Icon Claymore of Ancient Power
Good Demise Icon Demise

You have a ton of weapons to choose from this phase. The 213 ilvl weapons are a great boost to your damage output if you can get one of them. Ideally you will have either an Axe or Polearm for Poleaxe Specialization IconPoleaxe Specialization.

15.

Ranged

Rank Item
Best Nerubian Conquerer Icon Nerubian Conquerer
Best Nesingwary 4000 Icon Nesingwary 4000
Great Accursed Bow of the Elite Icon Accursed Bow of the Elite

Your ranged weapon choices are very limited, use whichever you can get.

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For a list of recommended enchants in Wrath of the Lich King, check out our Arms Warrior Enchants guide.

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Changelog

  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 07 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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