Arms Warrior Leveling Guide from 1 to 70 — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 12, 2024 at 01:00 by Archimtiros 59 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Arms Warrior leveling guide for Dragonflight. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Warrior leveling guide.


Gear Options

When leveling up, you should always choose the piece of loot with the highest item level. The only exception to this rule is if you have a Ring or Necklace with a slightly lower item level, but 2 secondary stats on it instead of 1.


Level by Level Rotation and Talents

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 60

Arms Warrior Talents while leveling

Talents are something that will give you options to optimize your character and change how some of the abilities work. While virtually any set of talents will work, this build is setup for maximizing multitarget damage while leveling, encouraging big pulls whether in the open world or dungeons.

Your first talent point unlocks at Level 10.

Your talent set up should be as follows:


Rotation/Ability Priority to Level Up as a Arms Warrior

Starting at Level 1, you only have one active ability: Slam Icon Slam.

  1. Cast Charge Icon Charge to initiate combat whenever possible.
  2. Cast Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes to hit a second target with single-target attacks.
  3. Cast Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap to apply Rend to groups of targets.
  4. Cast Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush for free damage and healing after killing an enemy.
  5. Cast Shield Slam Icon Shield Slam to deal damage, if not using a two-handed weapon.
  6. Cast Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash to increased damage against the primary target.
  7. Cast Avatar Icon Avatar when facing large groups or strong enemies.
  8. Cast Warbreaker Icon Warbreaker to deal increase damage against all enemies.
  9. Cast Thunderous Roar Icon Thunderous Roar against groups of enemies or individual strong targets.
  10. Cast Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm against groups of enemies or individual strong targets.
  11. Cast Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike as the primary single target ability and to apply Deep Wounds Icon Deep Wounds.
  12. Cast Execute Icon Execute whenever possible.
  13. Cast Overpower Icon Overpower as a free filler.
  14. Cast Overpower Icon Overpower as a free filler and to increase the damage of Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike.
  15. Use Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind to deal burst multitarget damage.
  16. Use Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind to spend excess Rage against multiple targets.
  17. Use Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind to deal damage and spend excess Rage.
  18. Cast Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap to spend excess Rage.
  19. Cast Slam Icon Slam to spend excess Rage against single targets.

Summary of Unlocked Abilities for Arms Warriors

You unlock your first ability of interest at Level 1.

  • At Level 1, you start with Slam Icon Slam, your primary Rage spender.
  • At Level 2, you unlock Charge Icon Charge. This will help you close the gap between you and your enemy and generate Rage.
  • At Level 3, you unlock Shield Slam Icon Shield Slam, a single target damage dealer, which should be used on cooldown until picking a specialization at level 10.
  • At Level 4, you unlock Hamstring Icon Hamstring. Slow down a single enemy helping to put some distance between you.
  • At Level 5, you unlock Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush. Allows you to heal yourself after defeating a enemy. This will help you to keep healthy during leveling.
  • At Level 6, you unlock Shield Block Icon Shield Block, a defensive ability that blocks incoming physical attacks.
  • At Level 6, you also unlock Execute Icon Execute via a Quest called "A Warrior's End". It is a high-damage combat finisher, normally usable when the target is below 20% health.
  • At Level 7, you unlock Pummel Icon Pummel, which interrupts enemy spellcasting and prevents them from casting again for a short time.
  • At Level 8, you also unlock Taunt Icon Taunt, a threat tool which forces the enemy to focus and attack you.
  • At Level 9, you unlock Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind, an AoE Rage spender which that hits up to 5 enemies.
  • At Level 10, you unlock Heroic Throw Icon Heroic Throw, a weak ranged attack, mainly used to pull enemies from afar.
  • At Level 10, you also unlock Battle Shout Icon Battle Shout, a very important group buff which increases attack power.
  • At Level 10, you also unlock Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes, a very important tool for dealing with multiple targets.
  • At Level 11, you unlock Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush, increasing its healing.
  • Further spells and abilities are unlocked through talents.

War Mode Talents to Level Up as a Arms Warrior

The following PvP talents are recommended for leveling and doing solo / small group PvE content. You may find that different PvP talents work better for you depending on your playstyle. Experimentation is encouraged!


Arms Warrior PvP Talents

  1. Shadow of the Colossus Icon Shadow of the Colossus increases rage generation.
  2. Sharpen Blade Icon Sharpen Blade increases damage of Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike.
  3. Storm of Destruction Icon Storm of Destruction allows Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm to be used much more frequently.


Congratulations on reaching Level 70! Now that you have hit Level 70 we recommend you look at our Easy mode page and Talents section to learn how to play at max level.



  • 12 May 2024: Updated talent build and spell priorities.
  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 25 Mar. 2024: Minor adjustments to leveling tree, updated for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 04 Apr. 2023: Swap to new by-level talent calculator format.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 15 Feb. 2023: Updated leveling build and talent choices by level.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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