PVE DPS Arms Warrior Guide TBC 2.4.3

Game: The Burning Crusade
Content Type: Gaming Guides

Welcome to the Arms Warrior guide for World of Warcraft the Burning Crusade 2.4.3. In this guide, you will learn about playing an Arms Warrior in dungeons and raids. The guide includes Talents, Gems, Enchantments, BiS list, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.

Improved Thunder Clap and Improved Demoralizing Shout can be replaced with other talents if they are provided by another Warrior.

Sword Specialization is superior, but obviously you will have to use the Specialization of your current weapon.

Sword Specialization -> Poleaxe specialization -> Mace specialization (note, it’s 7 rage instead of 70 as tooltip states)

Pve Dps Arms Warrior Talents (tbc 2.4.3)

Enchanters can also benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats on both of the Rings

Crafting professions marked in brackets. Better items are listed first.

Leatherworking is the true raiders choice due to the ability to create Drums of Battle & Drums of War which are very useful in raids. If you take into account the combined stat boost for the party – it gets clear why Leatherworking is first. Also, you can craft leg enchants like Nethercobra Leg Armor.

List of useful items during your progression:

Jewelcrafting gives you access to craft following BiS items Hard Khorium Choker and Hard Khorium Band. You can also create epic gems, but they can be bought, so it’s not much of an exclusive thing. JC is second because the combined stat boost of Drums (LW) is better for the party.

Enchanting is beneficial to upgrade rings with Enchant Ring – Stats which is a unique boost available only to this profession. After enchanting your BiS rings, Enchanting may be removed to make space for other professions (it’s not required to maintain the profession to use this boost).

With Alchemy you can create Assassin’s Alchemist Stone, but it will be replaced soon enough with a better trinket. Also may be used to create consumables like Flask of Relentless Assault, Elixir of Demonslaying or Haste Potion

Blacksmithing may help you get new gear once you start doing dungeons & raids but this gear will get replaced fast enough with progressing to higher end content. But it can be used to provide gold for buying consumables or to create Adamantite Weightstone & Adamantite Sharpening Stone.

List of useful items during your progression:

Engineering also has some useful items aside from the utility and miscellaneous item the profession offers – Mayhem Projection Goggles, Furious Gizmatic Goggles

White attack -> Slam -> Mortal Strike -> White attack -> Slam -> Whirlwind -> White attack -> Slam -> Mortal Strike -> White attack -> Slam -> Instant-use spells

Instant-use spells slot reserved for skills like Battle Shout and Demoralizing Shout

Excessive rage should be dumped by Heroic Strike instead of Slam.

Buffs like Death Wish should be combined with other buffs & trinket procs. Try using these as soon as possible, to have them ready again sooner.

Expertise / Hit rating -> Crit / Attack Power / Armor Pen -> Haste

Note that Weapon Mastery alongside Orc and Human racial traits will help you in reaching the Expertise requirement. Precision is not taken in the build.

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Chris Brown

How good is arms compared to fury pve in tbc? Is arms mostly pvp spec and fury mostly pve like in vanilla?

Chris Brown

Also was wondering if stance dancing is a thing with TBC arms warriors or if we just stay in battle or berserker stance all the time or what?

Big chunga

Stance dancing is punishing without the talent to keep rage during stance swap. so very unlikely you will stance dance for overpower etc.

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