Arms Warrior DPS Crucible of Storms Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Apr 15, 2019 at 10:00 by Archimtiros 64 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Arms Warrior for each boss of the Crucible of Storms raid. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5.

1. 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. More tips will be added once Mythic difficulty is released.

2. 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.

3. Talent Cheatsheet

The Restless Cabal Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

4. The Restless Cabal

4.1. Talents

4.2. 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.
  • Use Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap to get away from the raid when targeted by Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt, without having to deal with the slow.
  • 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 their 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.

More tips will be added after the raid is released and once Mythic difficulty becomes available.

5. Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

5.1. Talents

5.2. Tips

  • Arms Warriors may only use the Tempest Caller relic.
  • 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.
  • Try to avoid cleaving via Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind 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.

More tips will be added after the raid is released and once Mythic difficulty becomes available.

6. Changelog

  • 15 Apr. 2019: Guide added.
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