Arms Warrior DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Dec 07, 2020 at 03:30 by Archimtiros 15 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Arms Warrior in World of Warcraft Shadowlands 9.0.2.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic DPS Warrior gear and best in slot.

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Gearing a Arms Warrior

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Arms Warrior, this section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

If you have a new piece of gear that you need gems and enchants advice for, you can find everything you need on our dedicated page below.

2.

The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Arms Warrior

At this stage in the game, and despite the stat priority, there are so many variables and so many layers of optimization that you can apply to your character, that there is no way for a guide or anything else to tell you exactly what gear you should wear. This is why we always recommend simulating your own character using Raidbots. The website can help you choose set bonuses, trinkets and combinations thereof in a way that is tailored completely to your specific character. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as there is simply no other way to take all the variables into account.

3.

What Gear Do I Farm/Bonus Roll/Chase After?

When identifying what gear you should be aiming after, we recommend using RaidBots' Droptimizer feature. It requires the SimulationCraft Addon. Once you have the addon installed, write "/simc" into the chat in-game, and copy-pasting the contents into the RaidBots Droptimizer.

Simply select the raid and difficulty you are interested in, and RaidBots will take a while to figure out where you should spend your bonus rolls, and more.

4.

Gearing Yourself Early on in Shadowlands as an Arms Warrior

When Shadowlands launches and after Season 1 begins, the majority of your gear will be coming from more focused activities such as Raiding, Mythic+, PvP or your weekly vault cache. For the first two weeks, however, these options are not available and instead you will be sourcing it from the following activities:

  • Covenant Callings: these are daily emissary quests that can provide powerful gear pieces, and also grant Conduits when completed.
  • The Maw: Rares and Events in The Maw have a chance to drop gear up to item level 184.
  • Battlegrounds: you can exchange Honor points earned in PvP to upgrade PvP gear up to item level 184.
  • Mythic dungeons: Mythic+ will not be available at launch, but regular Mythic dungeons can be done once per week with access to gear up to item level 184.
  • Reputation: raising reputation with each zone's faction allows you to buy gear at Honored and Exalted, and these are great to fill in holes in your gear if you do not get any other drops.
4.1.

General Simulations

While we heavily recommend simming yourself, you can find some of our general simulations on the dedicated page below.

5.

Legendary Powers for Arms Warrior

Currently, Signet of Tormented Kings Icon Signet of Tormented Kings is the strongest Legendary for both single- and multi-target DPS, greatly favoring talenting Ravager Icon Ravager and Avatar Icon Avatar for more frequent procs. Players should prioritize this craft, whether they intend to pursue Mythic+ or raid content.

For a more detailed explanation of Legendary picks worth looking at, and when you should consider crafting or using them, look at our dedicated Legendary page below:

6.

Stats

Many people have a tendency to overthink the distribution of their secondary stats. An important thing to remember is that a higher quantity of stats is nearly always better than a better quality of stats. Because of this, wearing higher item level gear with worse stats tends to be better than lower item level gear with great stats. Keep this in mind when considering gear. For more stats information, please refer to our dedicated page.

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Best in Slot List for Arms Warrior

This Best in Slot list represents the best combination of gear obtainable within Ny'alotha, but due to the existence of Mythic+ dungeons and weekly caches, it is possible to obtain other competitive items as well. Because not everyone is a Mythic raider, PvP Gladiator, or clears Mythic+15 every week, this list is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out from Ny'alotha, and we recommend using Raidbots to sim the items you actually have available to you in order to find your best combination of gear.

Slot Raid Item Source
Helm Diadem of Imperious Desire Icon Diadem of Imperious Desire Sire Denathrius in Castle Nathria
Neck Noble's Birthstone Pendant Icon Noble's Birthstone Pendant Council of Blood in Castle Nathria
Shoulders Epaulettes of Overwhelming Force Icon Epaulettes of Overwhelming Force Hungering Destroyer in Castle Nathria
Cloak Crest of the Legionnaire General Icon Crest of the Legionnaire General Stone Legion Generals in Castle Nathria
Chest Breastplate of Cautious Calculation Icon Breastplate of Cautious Calculation Artificer Xy'Mox in Castle Nathria
Wrists Hellhound Cuffs Icon Hellhound Cuffs Huntsman Altimor in Castle Nathria
Gloves Colossal Plate Gauntlets Icon Colossal Plate Gauntlets Sludgefist in Castle Nathria
Belt Binding of Warped Desires Icon Binding of Warped Desires Lady Inerva Darkvein in Castle Nathria
Legs Ceremonial Parade Legguards Icon Ceremonial Parade Legguards Stone Legion Generals in Castle Nathria
Boots Errant Crusader's Greaves Icon Errant Crusader's Greaves Shriekwing in Castle Nathria
Ring #1 Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius Icon Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius Sire Denathrius in Castle Nathria
Ring #2 Ritualist's Treasured Ring Icon Ritualist's Treasured Ring Lady Inerva Darkvein in Castle Nathria
Trinket #1 Stone Legion Heraldry Icon Stone Legion Heraldry Stone Legion Generals in Castle Nathria
Trinket #2 Dreadfire Vessel Icon Dreadfire Vessel Sire Denathrius in Castle Nathria
Weapon #1 Nathrian Crusader's Bastard Sword Icon Nathrian Crusader's Bastard Sword Sire Denathrius in Castle Nathria
8.

What Gear Do I Farm/Bonus Roll/Chase After?

When identifying what gear you should be aiming after, we recommend using RaidBots' Droptimizer feature. It requires the SimulationCraft Addon. Once you have the addon installed, write "/simc" into the chat in-game, and copy-pasting the contents into the RaidBots Droptimizer.

Simply select the raid and difficulty you are interested in, and RaidBots will take a while to figure out where you should spend your bonus rolls, and more.

9.

Trinket Comparisons

Class damage buffs and debuffs such as Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash and Avatar Icon Avatar do not increase the damage of non-class spells, such as potions, enchants, and trinket damage.

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 assessing your own pieces should they vary in item level or bonuses. As always, simming your own gear is recommended.

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For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com
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For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com
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Changelog

  • 07 Dec. 2020: Updated Best in Slot list for Season 1 and Castle Nathria Launch.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Added Shadowlands dungeon item list, legendary power section, and gearing advice.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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