Arms Warrior DPS Gear and Best in Slot in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Sep 04, 2018 at 10:30 by Archimtiros 58 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Arms Warriors. It lists your best items, with an emphasis on trinkets, and gives you gearing advice.

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. Raid Best in Slot List for Arms Warrior

With the existence of Titanforged and Mythic+ dungeons, there is no such thing as a hard Best in Slot anymore. This is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out for in your raid or dungeon (if applicable). Be smart, and if you find higher item level pieces with valuable stat combinations do not hesitate to upgrade to them.

Slot Raid Item Dungeon Alternative
Ring #1
Ring #2
Trinket #1
Trinket #2
Weapon #1

2. Azerite Gear for Arms Warrior

For information about what Azerite traits to choose and what the best items are, see our Azerite page.

3. Trinkets

As of Battle for Azeroth patch 8.0, class damage buffs and debuffs such as Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash and Avatar Icon Avatar no longer increase the damage of non-specialization damage, including potions, enchants, and trinkets.

This trinket list compares all current trinkets at various equal item levels, meant as a guideline to help prioritize upgrades, so care should be taken when asssessing your own pieces should they vary in item level or bonuses. As always, simming your own gear is recommended.

For the complete simulation results, check out
For the complete simulation results, check out

4. Changelog

  • 04 Sep. 2018: Updated BiS for Uldir release.
  • 28 Aug. 2018: Updated BiS list for Azerite hotfixes and integrated Bloodmallet trinket charts.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 20 Jul. 2018: Updated Antorus trinket and racial bonus comparisons.
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