PVP Arms Warrior Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVP Arms Warrior Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

Welcome to the Arms Warrior guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing an Arms Warrior in the arena or a battleground. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips, Team setups.

1. Talent Tree

Standard Arms Warrior build. Orcs may spend points from Iron Will to somewhere else. The build is viable in duels and 2v2 arena.

PVP Arms Warrior Talent Tree, 57/14/0, 2v2, duel spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

The second build is focused on dealing damage, rather than on survivability. This build is more for 3v3 arena and battlegrounds.

PVP Arms Warrior Talent Tree, 57/14/0, 3v3, damage, battleground spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

2. Glyphs

Major Glyphs:

Glyph of Mortal Strike – Must have
Glyph of Rending – Must have
Glyph of Overpower – Best for duels
Glyph of Bladestorm and Glyph of Sweeping Strikes – Often taken for Arena matches (choose one).
Glyph of Hamstring – All-around great glyph. Usable everywhere, though if you don't want to take chances - take other glyphs.

Minor Glyphs:

Glyph of Bloodrage
Glyph of Charge
Glyph of Battle / Glyph of Command

3. Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


Relentless Earthsiege Diamond


Fractured Cardinal Ruby / Bold Cardinal Ruby


Mystic King's Amber / Rigid King's Amber


Puissant Dreadstone / Sovereign Dreadstone

4. Enchants

Head – Arcanum of Triumph
Shoulder – Inscription of Triumph
Cloak – Major Agility
Chest – Exceptional Resilience
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Crusher or Precision
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Earthen Leg Armor
Boots – Tuskarr's Vitality

Two-handed – Berserking
One-handed – Blood Draining
Shield – Resilience

5. Gameplay & Rotations

Stat priority
  • 950-1050 Resilience -> 5% Hit (164 rating) -> 60% Armor Penetration -> Strength

What weapon to use? To put it simple: Axe. It gives you the most out of all 3 specs. Swords can be used for sudden one-shots, also usable when you are kited often. Mace - if when you don't have other weapons.

Basic rotation

Hamstring / Piecing Howl -> Rend -> Mortal Strike -> Overpower -> Mortal Strike -> Overpower

Now to fill the space when you have cooldowns we have our filler abilities.
Heroic Throw
Heroic Strike

6. Add-ons

Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.

Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.

7. Team Setups

Here is a list of preferable partners in the 2v2 and 3v3 arena.

2v2 Arena

Holy Paladin
Discipline Priest
Restoration Shaman
Restoration Druid

3v3 Arena

Discipline Priest + Holy Paladin
Restoration Shaman + Holy Paladin
Elemental Shaman + Holy Paladin
Frost Mage + Holy Paladin
Destruction / Affliction Warlock + Holy Paladin
Frost / Unholy Death Knight + Holy Paladin

PVP Arms Warrior Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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