Arms Warrior DPS Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Jan 22, 2019 at 23:55 by Archimtiros 64 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Arms Warrior for each boss of the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.

1. Disclaimer

This page will be a rough outline of the bosses and mechanics in the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. This page will focus primarily on suggestions to optimize Arms Warrior performance, rather than a total encounter strategy. Initially, this page will focus on Normal and Heroic mode, adding Mythic over time.

2. Arms Warriors in Battle of Dazar'alor

Arms Warriors excel at two-target cleave, burst multi-target damage damage, and Execute-phases, ideal for taking out priority targets and groups of adds.

3. Talent Cheatsheet

Champion of the Light Grong Jadefire Masters Opulence Conclave of the Chosen King Rastakhan High Tinker Mekkatorque Stormwall Blockade Lady Jaina Proudmoore

4. Champion of the Light

4.1. Talents

4.2. Tips

5. Grong

5.1. Talents

5.2. Tips

6. Jadefire Masters

6.1. Talents

6.2. Tips

  • Cleave using Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes when you are able to, but focus the Monk Master in order to keep its health lower, except when the Mage's Fire Shield Icon Fire Shield is up. Break it and interrupt before swapping back.
  • Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap can be used to avoid the falling damage from Magma Trap, if need be.
  • Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap can also be used to bypass Ring of Peace during the intermission.

7. Opulence

7.1. Talents

7.2. Tips

  • The Gauntlet phase is primarily about avoiding damage, so stay behind the boss and watch out for the fire.
  • Opal of Unleashed Rage Icon Opal of Unleashed Rage is the best Warrior jewel, so ensure you hit every available target in order to stack it up.
  • During the final phase, run out when targeted with Liquid Gold Icon Liquid Gold, and stay in the group to split damage when you or others are affected by Coin Shower Icon Coin Shower.
  • Adds spawn every 1 minute in the final phase, which lines up very well with Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm. Save it and Warbreaker Icon Warbreaker for them.

8. Conclave of the Chosen

8.1. Talents

8.2. Tips

  • Intimidating Shout Icon Intimidating Shout can be used on the Ravenous Stalker adds, but it is not very reliable, and it is generally better just to kill them.
  • If you are focused by a Ravenous Stalker, find a different one to attack, rather than try to tank it.
  • Cleave damage is wasted due to Aspects healing to full every time one is defeated.

9. King Rastakhan

9.1. Talents

9.2. Tips

10. High Tinker Mekkatorque

10.1. Talents

10.2. Tips

  • If shrunk by the World Enlarger, try to avoid being stepped on by full sized players and interact with Spark Bots. To shut them down, you must coordinate with other shrunken players to learn your shutdown code.
  • Do not step on shrunken players!

11. Stormwall Blockade

11.1. Talents

11.2. Tips

At this stage, there are no Warrior-specific playstyle tips for the Blockade.

12. Lady Jaina Proudmoore

12.1. Talents

12.2. Tips

  • Avoid Frost damage in order to keep Chilling Touch Icon Chilling Touch stacks low. At 20 stacks, you will be frozen into a block of ice, which must be damaged to break. Fire damage will reset your stacks.
  • Avoid being in front of Jaina, or Freezing Blast Icon Freezing Blast can knock you off the ship.
  • Avoid Searing Pitch Icon Searing Pitch unless affected by Avalanche Icon Avalanche, otherwise they can knock you overboard.
  • Move 30 yards away and stand in Searing Pitch Icon Searing Pitch to avoid being rooted or frozen by Ring of Ice Icon Ring of Ice.
  • Avoid wasting cooldowns while Jaina is Iceblocked after casting Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust.
  • In the final phase, use burning barrels as a source of heat to reset Chilling Touch Icon Chilling Touch stacks, but move away before they explode.
  • Avoid Hand of Frost Icon Hand of Frost projectiles, Glacial Ray Icon Glacial Ray, and Icefall Icon Icefall.

13. Changelog

  • 22 Jan. 2019: Added new tips.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Guide was created.
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