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Arms Warrior DPS Easy Mode in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 17, 2018 at 03:40 by Archimtiros 56 comments

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About Our Author

This guide has been written by Archimtiros, the Warrior class theorycrafter, and one of the best DPS Warriors in the world, who raids in Infinity. You can follow him on Twitter and you can watch his stream on Twitch.

1. Foreword

This section is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous priorities and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

2. The Basics of Arms Warrior

Arms is a combination damage dealer that focuses on buffing their Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, and debuffing the enemy with Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash and Deep Wounds Icon Deep Wounds. While the base rotation is not very complicated, talents can add numerous extra attacks and replace others with different versions, allowing players to customize their rotation to their situation or taste. The build showcased here is a simple yet effective play style, good for all types of game content, which is meant to help new players learn the fundamentals of Arms.

3. Talent Choices for Arms Warriors

The talents listed below are selected predominantly for ease of use and to mitigate more complex decisions when it comes to resource management. While there are better performing combinations, they also have more room for error. The ones chosen are meant to simplify decision making and resource management while introducing players to Arms' single target, burst, and AoE potential. Despite being the "easy mode", it is still quite effective for questing, dungeons, and raid content.

4. Stat Choices for Arms Warriors

The current Arms stat priority is as follows when using this build:

  1. Haste;
  2. Critical Strike;
  3. Strength;
  4. Mastery.
  5. Versatility.

Haste compresses the rotation, increasing auto-attack speed and reducing the time between ability casts. Critical Strikes double all damage done, and increases Rage generation from auto-attacks, which helps reduce downtime within the rotation. Mastery increases Deep Wounds Icon Deep Wounds damage. Versatility is a static damage increase and reduces damage taken by half the amount.

5. Basic Rotation for Arms Warriors

The typical single target rotation using our suggested talents is outlined below. Whenever there is more than one target, use Sweeping Strikes Icon Sweeping Strikes to allow your other abilities to also hit a second target.

While all builds focus on the same principle of resetting the cooldown of Overpower Icon Overpower with Tactician Icon Tactician procs, using it to buff Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, and using that to inflict Deep Wounds Icon Deep Wounds, other talents add extra abilities, maintenance buffs, and replace other abilities within the rotation. These talents and their rotations are covered in more detail in the advanced sections of the guide.

6. Changelog

  • 17 Aug. 2018: Updated stat recommendation and Mastery description to account for hotfix.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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