Arms Warrior Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 14:14 by Archimtiros 25 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Arms Warrior before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!

1.

Torghast as a Arms Warrior

This page will help give advice on navigating Torghast, Tower of the Damned, as an Arms Warrior. For more details on Torghast itself, check our dedicated pages.

2.

Best Arms Warrior Talents for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Level Choices
15 War Machine War Machine Sudden Death Sudden Death Skullsplitter Skullsplitter
25 Double Time Double Time Impending Victory Impending Victory Storm Bolt Storm Bolt
30 Massacre Massacre Fervor of Battle Fervor of Battle Rend Rend
35 Second Wind ? Second Wind Bounding Stride Bounding Stride Defensive Stance Defensive Stance
40 Collateral Damage Collateral Damage Warbreaker Warbreaker Cleave Cleave
45 In For The Kill In For The Kill Avatar Avatar Deadly Calm Deadly Calm
50 Anger Management Anger Management Dreadnaught Dreadnaught Ravager Ravager
2.1.

Level 15 Talents for Torghast as an Arms Warrior

War Machine War Machine Sudden Death Sudden Death Skullsplitter Skullsplitter

Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death will perform better with Condemn Icon Condemn from the Venthyr covenant, while Skullsplitter Icon Skullsplitter will tend a bit better otherwise.

2.2.

Level 25 Talents for Torghast as an Arms Warrior

Double Time Double Time Impending Victory Impending Victory Storm Bolt Storm Bolt

Double Time Icon Double Time is usually the go-to talent, although Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt can be a useful choice for stunning dangerous targets when survivability is a problem.

2.3.

Level 30 Talents for Torghast as an Arms Warrior

Massacre Massacre Fervor of Battle Fervor of Battle Rend Rend

Massacre Icon Massacre is generally the strongest, although certain Anima Powers can affect this choice. Voracious Culling Blade Icon Voracious Culling Blade will eventually make Execute Icon Execute usable at any health percent, thereby replacing Massacre entirely, while stacking Bloodstained Whetstone Icon Bloodstained Whetstone makes Fervor of Battle Icon Fervor of Battle better.

2.4.

Level 35 Talents for Torghast as an Arms Warrior

Second Wind ? Second Wind Bounding Stride Bounding Stride Defensive Stance Defensive Stance

Bounding Stride Icon Bounding Stride helps get through the activity, although Defensive Stance Icon Defensive Stance is the better defensive option when needed.

2.5.

Level 40 Talents for Torghast as an Arms Warrior

Collateral Damage Collateral Damage Warbreaker Warbreaker Cleave Cleave

Cleave Icon Cleave generally performs best due to maintaining Mastery: Deep Wounds Icon Mastery: Deep Wounds on the frequent multi-target pulls. Other talents can be used for varying degrees of increased burst damage, but are not typically better than having a reliable way to benefit from mastery.

2.6.

Level 45 Talents for Torghast as an Arms Warrior

In For The Kill In For The Kill Avatar Avatar Deadly Calm Deadly Calm

Deadly Calm Icon Deadly Calm is excellent for jumpstarting rage generation, working best with Condemn Icon Condemn or Voracious Culling Blade Icon Voracious Culling Blade. It is possible to gain enough rage generation from powers such as Brawler's Brass Knuckles Icon Brawler's Brass Knuckles that it is not needed though, in which case Avatar Icon Avatar should instead be used.

2.7.

Level 50 Talents for Torghast as an Arms Warrior

Anger Management Anger Management Dreadnaught Dreadnaught Ravager Ravager

While Dreadnaught Icon Dreadnaught is the best choice across the board, due to the increased single target and AoE damage it provides.

3.

Best Arms Warrior Anima Powers

Throughout your climb through Torghast, you will be offered up a variety of Anima Powers as you progress. Some of these are unique, while others can stack and making the right choice first time can be difficult. Because of that we have made a Tier List below that helps make quick decisions if you are struggling.

Remember though, do not follow the list blindly, there is a lot of different playstyles to explore within Torghast and trying things out is part of the enjoyment. None of the powers are necessary to complete a run, and picking a power that improves something you rarely use will ultimately be useless. After all, you might not run into the power that you are looking for each run!

For a complete list of Anima Powers available to Warriors, please refer to the pages linked just below.

3.1.

S-Tier Anima Powers for Arms Warrior

3.2.

A-Tier Anima Powers for Arms Warrior

3.3.

B-Tier Anima Powers for Arms Warrior

3.4.

C-Tier Anima Powers for Arms Warrior

If an Anima Power is not in the Tier List above, it is either because we have been unable to test due to being unavailable as a pick, or information about its tuning is not complete. It will be added to the list as we find out more.

4.

Phantasma Anima Powers for Arms Warrior

Occasionally you will be offered the ability to get Phantasma instead of an Anima Power, or increases to your Phantasma generation. Judging these is more difficult because it depends on how much of each floor you are clearing. Grabbing these early on is usually a good idea so you can make use of vendors, while the later the run goes the less valuable these are.

5.

Arms Warrior Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Arms Warriors have a very strong toolkit for dealing with the mixed pulls in Torghast, backed by several powerful anima powers which create interesting gameplay builds. The only real weakpoint is a lack of in-combat self healing, but that is easily be compensated for by numerous defensive abilities and anima powers which enhance them. Some tips for gameplay are:

6.

Changelog

  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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