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Arms Warrior DPS Frequently Asked Questions in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 13, 2018 at 01:06 by Archimtiros 30 comments

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General Information

On this page, we list all of the frequently asked questions for an Arms Warrior in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1.

The other pages of our Arms Warrior guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

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. Battle for Azeroth Frequently Asked Questions

This section will go over several of the most frequently asked questions regarding Arms Warrior in Battle for Azeroth.

1.1. Should I Worry About Rage?

Yes. Until you reach the execute phase, ensuring you do not starve so much that you are unable to cast Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike on cooldown will help maintain consistent damage and the Mastery: Deep Wounds Icon Mastery: Deep Wounds debuff. In practice, this is a minor concern and does not take much in the way of micro-management. When using Test of Might Icon Test of Might however, your filler abilities can be delayed until you are over 60 Rage, in order to pool Rage for more ability use during Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash.

1.2. Should I Only Use Mortal Strike During Execute?

Only when you have both two stacks of Overpower Icon Overpower and either Dreadnaught Icon Dreadnaught talented or two stacks of Executioner's Precision Icon Executioner's Precision. You must have two of those three optimizations for Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike to outweigh the higher base damage per rage of Execute Icon Execute.

1.3. What Piece of Gear is Better?

Due to the number of variables involved, the typical answer is to simulate it for better accuracy. Between gear, set bonuses, trinkets, Azerite traits, and sometimes even talents, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all, especially with the advent of Azerite Armor creating many more permutations between otherwise similar Arms Warriors.

The only exception to this rule is when a specific fight dictates a certain set of optimal talents and gear pieces that enhance their strength. If you are curious about what kind of setup to go for a specific fight, WarcraftLogs.com's rankings and statistics are a good place to see what others are doing.

We have a guide on how to sim yourself here:

1.4. How Much of Each Stat Should I Have?

More is better, there are no major breakpoints or limits to worry about, and in most cases, the amount of any one stat is less important than the raw amount of total stats. This is another situation in which simming your available gear will be more accurate than any generic answer.

2. ChangeLog

  • 13 Aug. 2018: Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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