Arms Warrior DPS Crucible of Storms 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: Crucible of Storms. 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 Crucible of Storms raid. This page will focus primarily on how an Arms Warrior can optimize its performance within the Crucible of Storms, rather than a step by step guide to each encounter.

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Arms Warriors in Crucible of Storms

Arms Warriors are primarily sustained single-target damage dealers, able to put out consistent damage as long as they are not pulled off the target for any length of time. They are also adept at frequent multi-target cleave, between two and five targets. Rallying Cry Icon Rallying Cry is a very useful group cooldown, and should be planned alongside healing cooldowns to mitigate raid wide damage.

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Talent Cheatsheet

The Restless Cabal Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

We advise to use the following talents on The Restless Cabal.

We advise to use the following talents on Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void.

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The Restless Cabal

We advise you to use the following talents against The Restless Cabal.

4.1.

Tips

  • Due to there being at least two targets available at all times, Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes should be used as often as possible, alongside Collateral Damage Icon Collateral Damage for better Rage management. Be wary of hitting players afflicted by Cerebral Assault Icon Cerebral Assault however, as they appear hostile and are unable to be healed for the duration.
  • Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash generally should not be delayed more than a few seconds for Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power, depending on the total length of the encounter. Be extremely wary of using Lurker's Insidious Gift Icon Lurker's Insidious Gift or Legplates of Unbound Anguish Icon Legplates of Unbound Anguish during that debuff, as the self-inflicted damage can very easily kill you at high stacks. Defensive Stance Icon Defensive Stance may be used to mitigate incoming damage when at high stacks, as their damage increase will make up for its reduction.
  • Save Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap to get out of the raid when targeted by Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt, without having to deal with the slow.

More tips will be added as additional strategies are developed.

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Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

We advise you to use the following talents against Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void.

5.1.

Tips

  • Do not touch the Relics unless asked by your raid leader.
  • Align Warbreaker Icon Warbreaker and Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm with Primordial Mindbender deaths in Phase 1 and 2, in order to AoE the Swarming Voidspawn they create.
  • Second Wind Icon Second Wind can provide a lot of healing over time, due to not being cancelled by some raid wide damage.
  • Try to avoid cleaving the raid during Gift of N'Zoth: Lunacy when the boss hits 100 energy in Phase 3, as all players will be able to damage one another for 5 seconds. This may be a good time to use Rallying Cry Icon Rallying Cry.
  • Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap can be used to deal with Unstable Resonance Icon Unstable Resonance on Mythic difficulty, to quickly move to the matching Relic of Power and remove the debuff. While the debuff now prioritizes ranged players, it can still target melee if there are not enough better targets.

More tips will be added as additional strategies are developed.

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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.
  • 05 Jun. 2019: Updated Uu'nat talents.
  • 09 May 2019: Added additional Mythic difficulty tips.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: Guide added.
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