Arms Warrior Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Archimtiros 59 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!


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.


Best Arms Warrior Talents for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game with the following string:


Important Talents for Torghast as an Arms Warrior

Torghast amounts to a lot of quick multitarget combat, similar to that seen in open world and dungeon content. Because of this, similar talents work there as well.

  • Warbreaker Icon Warbreaker, Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm, Blood and Thunder Icon Blood and Thunder, and Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm are the most important picks for mowing down groups of enemies quickly, while other talents have more leeway. Remember that you can change talents on rest floors, allowing you to swap depending on the capabilities of various powers unlocked throughout the run.

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.


S-Tier Anima Powers for Arms Warrior

  • Scratched Knife Icon Scratched Knife
  • Warlord's Resolve Icon Warlord's Resolve
  • Unbound Fortitude Icon Unbound Fortitude (with Warlord's Resolve Icon Warlord's Resolve)
  • Voracious Culling Blade Icon Voracious Culling Blade
  • Pridebreaker's Anvil Icon Pridebreaker's Anvil
  • Brawler's Brass Knuckles Icon Brawler's Brass Knuckles
  • Smoldering Inertia Icon Smoldering Inertia

A-Tier Anima Powers for Arms Warrior

  • Resonant Throatbands Icon Resonant Throatbands (with Blade of the Tideskorn Icon Blade of the Tideskorn and Glory of Skyhold Icon Glory of Skyhold)
  • Fan of Longswords Icon Fan of Longswords (with Hurricane Heart Icon Hurricane Heart or Thorium Hairpin Icon Thorium Hairpin)
  • Bloodstained Whetstone Icon Bloodstained Whetstone (with Hurricane Heart Icon Hurricane Heart)
  • Zovaal's Warbanner Icon Zovaal's Warbanner
  • Spearheads of Eternity Icon Spearheads of Eternity
  • Spattered Soles Icon Spattered Soles (for mobility)

B-Tier Anima Powers for Arms Warrior

  • Battlelord's Cypher Icon Battlelord's Cypher
  • Battlelord's Ultimatum Icon Battlelord's Ultimatum
  • Writhing Noose Icon Writhing Noose
  • Edge of Hatred Icon Edge of Hatred (without Voracious Culling Blade Icon Voracious Culling Blade)
  • Shadehound Tooth Icon Shadehound Tooth (without Voracious Culling Blade Icon Voracious Culling Blade)
  • Livingwood Pommel Icon Livingwood Pommel
  • Gargolmar's Shattered Hand Icon Gargolmar's Shattered Hand

C-Tier Anima Powers for Arms Warrior

  • Ancient Rubble Icon Ancient Rubble
  • Bladed Bulwark Icon Bladed Bulwark
  • Champion's Decree Icon Champion's Decree
  • Gibbering Skull Icon Gibbering Skull
  • Ogundimu's Fist Icon Ogundimu's Fist (Kyrian)
  • Periapt of Furor Icon Periapt of Furor
  • Pleonexian Command Icon Pleonexian Command
  • Ragemote Icon Ragemote
  • Shrieking Flagon Icon Shrieking Flagon
  • Singing Stones Icon Singing Stones
  • Soulwrought Studs Icon Soulwrought Studs
  • Succulent Carpaccio Icon Succulent Carpaccio
  • Thundering Roar Icon Thundering Roar
  • Umbral Ear Trumpet Icon Umbral Ear Trumpet
  • Battlelord's Invocation Icon Battlelord's Invocation
  • Battlelord's Legacy Icon Battlelord's Legacy
  • Battlelord's Lesson Icon Battlelord's Lesson
  • Battlelord's Mythos Icon Battlelord's Mythos
  • Ancient Prolegomenon Icon Ancient Prolegomenon
  • Elysian Shoulderwrap Icon Elysian Shoulderwrap
  • Kyrian Warhelm Icon Kyrian Warhelm
  • Stonepiercer Signet Icon Stonepiercer Signet
  • Distillation of Sin Icon Distillation of Sin
  • Hateful Fetish Icon Hateful Fetish
  • Repulsive Pennant Icon Repulsive Pennant
  • Sinew-Sewn Tassels Icon Sinew-Sewn Tassels
  • Overgrowth Catalyst Icon Overgrowth Catalyst
  • Petrified Wildseed Icon Petrified Wildseed
  • Weathered Runestone Icon Weathered Runestone

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.


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.


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:

  • Scratched Knife Icon Scratched Knife is the best power, which will almost always take out the strongest enemy or boss on the floor in one hit and grant an extra anima power, leading to many more powers over the course of a run than otherwise.
  • Combining Brawler's Brass Knuckles Icon Brawler's Brass Knuckles and Voracious Culling Blade Icon Voracious Culling Blade will result in a one-button rotation capable of decimating everything in your path.
  • Stacking Hurricane Heart Icon Hurricane Heart and Bloodstained Whetstone Icon Bloodstained Whetstone can create a very strong self healing build.
  • Gaining enough Unbound Fortitude Icon Unbound Fortitude and Warlord's Resolve Icon Warlord's Resolve will result in a 100% uptime on Die by the Sword Icon Die by the Sword, making you nearly immortal.
  • Do not be afraid to kite if you feel you are in danger, using Piercing Howl Icon Piercing Howl and Intimidating Shout Icon Intimidating Shout.
  • Do not rush into big pulls if you have no cooldowns and are not stable. Torghast has no timer, and enemies can become very dangerous at higher floor levels so know your limits.


  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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