Arms Warrior DPS Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Jun 25, 2019 at 03:58 by Archimtiros 64 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Arms Warrior for each boss of the following raid: Battle of Dazar'alor. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5.

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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.

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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.

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Talent Cheatsheet

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

We advise to use the following talents on Champion of the Light.

We advise to use the following talents on Grong.

We advise to use the following talents on Jadefire Masters.

We advise to use the following talents on Opulence.

We advise to use the following talents on Conclave of the Chosen.

We advise to use the following talents on King Rastakhan.

We advise to use the following talents on High Tinker Mekkatorque.

We advise to use the following talents on Stormwall Blockade.

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Jaina Proudmoore.

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Champion of the Light

We advise you to use the following talents against Champion of the Light.

4.1.

Tips

5.

Grong

We advise you to use the following talents against Grong, the Revenant / Grong, the JungleLord.

5.1.

Tips

6.

Jadefire Masters

We advise you to use the following talents against Jadefire Masters.

6.1.

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.
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Opulence

We advise you to use the following talents against Opulence.

7.1.

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.
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Conclave of the Chosen

We advise you to use the following talents against Conclave of the Chosen.

8.1.

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.
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King Rastakhan

We advise you to use the following talents against King Rastakhan.

9.1.

Tips

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High Tinker Mekkatorque

We advise you to use the following talents against High Tinker Mekkatorque.

10.1.

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!
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Stormwall Blockade

We advise you to use the following talents against Stormwall Blockade.

11.1.

Tips

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

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Lady Jaina Proudmoore

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Jaina Proudmoore.

12.1.

Tips

  • On Mythic difficulty, Arms is extremely effective in the last phase, due to the combination of Collateral Damage Icon Collateral Damage and Test of Might Icon Test of Might, using Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes on the Water Elemental to generate extra rage and build big buff windows for extra single target damage against Jaina.
  • Otherwise, the fight plays out as normal. It is laregely a mechanics check, with few other opportunities or tricks to increase damage. Dealing with the encounter mechanics should be the first priority, followed by maintaining a high uptime on the boss and keeping your abilities on cooldown.
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Changelog

  • 25 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 12 Mar. 2019: Updated tips for Jaina.
  • 22 Jan. 2019: Added new tips.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Guide was created.
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