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re: Arms Warrior (Level 85)

Arms Warrior

Stat Priority

Hit > Strength > Critical Strike Rating up to 35% > Expertise > Mastery > Haste

You need 8% hit = 961 hit rating.* Above this, Hit is basically useless and should be reforged away.

Attack Rotation

Single target: Rend > Colossus Smash > Mortal Strike > Overpower > Slam

You should be in Battle Stance. Remember to use Battle Shout before combat.
Once mob health is at or below 20% use Execute instead of Slam
If Rend is about to fall off your target hit Mortal Strike before anything else to refresh Rend
Use Heroic Strike if you have 70+ rage

Multi target: Use Bladestorm and Sweeping Strikes as soon as possible. Use Thunderclap instead of Slam, and use Cleave instead of Heroic Strike – otherwise, use your normal single-target rotation.
If you have the Blood and Thunder talent, open with Rend, then thunderclap.
If bladestorm and sweeping strikes are on CD activate inner rage (if high rage) or deadly calm (if low rage) and spam cleave
Like all WoW warrior specs, you should be using a Shout before combat –use Battle Shout unless your raid leader tells you otherwise.


Gem for strength in red and blue sockets. Gem for Strength + Critical strike in yellow if the socket bonus is worth it (i.e. +10 strength). Don’t gem Hit.


Arcanum of the Wildhammer (Alliance) or Dragonmaw (Horde)

Greater Inscription of Jagged Stone

Enchant Cloak – Greater Critical Strike

Enchant Chest – Peerless Stats

Enchant Bracer – Major Strength

Enchant Gloves – Mighty Strength

Ebonsteel Belt Buckle

Dragonscale Leg Armor

Enchant Boots – Precision or Mastery

Enchant Weapon – Landslide


Reforge haste to hit until capped, then to crit until 35%, then Expertise until cap, then Mastery. Reforge excess Hit too.


Primes: Glyph of Slam — Glyph of Mortal Strike — Glyph of Overpower

Major: Glyph of Colossus Smash — Glyph of Sweeping Strikes and one other of your choice.

*******Consider taking Glyph of Cleaving for AoE heavy fights. See above for how to use cleave effectively********

Minor: Your choice. Recommendations:_ Glyph of Intimidating Shout — Glyph of Berserker Rage
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