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.
The second build is focused on dealing damage, rather than on survivability. This build is more for 3v3 arena and battlegrounds.
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.
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
5. Gameplay & Rotations
- 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.
Hamstring / Piecing Howl -> Rend -> Mortal Strike -> Overpower -> Mortal Strike -> Overpower
Now to fill the space when you have cooldowns we have our filler abilities.
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.
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