TBC Classic Arms Warrior Guide

Introduction

    Every raid will want at least one Arms Warrior because of the utility provided by
    Blood Frenzy
    . Contrary to their roles during Classic WoW, DPS Warriors now fill a more supportive role with a slower playstyle.

TBC Arms Warrior Rotation

    Slam
    resets your swing timer, so this rotation will involve using
    Slam
    after your white hits. If your attack speed goes below 2.5 seconds you will use
    Heroic Strike
    instead of
    Slam
    to manage your rage or you can continue using
    Slam
    but only when
    Mortal Strike
    and
    Whirlwind
    are both on cooldown.

Single Target

  1. Maintain
    Battle Shout
    .
  2. Maintain
    Demoralizing Shout
    if assigned to it.
  3. Use
    Bloodrage
    .
  4. Use
    Death Wish
    and
    Recklessness
    .
  5. Use
    Auto Attack
    followed by
    Slam
    and
    Mortal Strike
  6. Use
    Auto Attack
    followed by
    Slam
    and
    Whirlwind
  7. Use
    Auto Attack
    followed by
    Slam
    and
    Mortal Strike
  8. Use
    Auto Attack
    followed by
    Slam
    and
    Battle Shout
    or
    Demoralizing Shout
  9. Repeat Steps 5 - 8.

AoE

  1. Use
    Sweeping Strikes
    .
  2. Perform single target rotation.
  3. Use
    Cleave
    instead of
    Slam
    when
    Sweeping Strikes
    runs out to dump your rage.

Execute Phase

  1. There are a few options for the execute phase. You can continue with the single target rotation, you can start using
    Execute
    in step 8 instead of the shouts, or you can switch to 2 fast weapons and spam
    Execute
    .
  2. Spamming
    Execute
    will probably be more effective on mobile fights.

TBC Arms Warrior Talents

Standard Build

If you are tasked with keeping up
Demoralizing Shout
in your raid, swap points from
Unbridled Wrath
into
Improved Demoralizing Shout
.
0
Arms
0
Fury
0
Protection

TBC Arms Warrior Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Relentless Assault
    Alternatives:
  • Elixir of Major Agility

Food

    Best:
  • Roasted Clefthoof
    Alternatives:
  • Ravager Dog
    ,
  • Spicy Hot Talbuk
    ,
  • Warp Burger
    ,
  • Grilled Mudfish

Potions

    Best:
  • Haste Potion
    Alternatives:
  • Insane Strength Potion

Weapon Buffs

    Best:
  • Windfury Weapon
    Alternatives:
  • Adamantite Sharpening Stone
    ,
  • Adamantite Weightstone

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Scroll of Strength V
    ,
  • Scroll of Agility V

TBC Arms Warrior Best Races

Alliance

  1. Human:
    Sword Specialization
    and
    Mace Specialization
  2. Draenei:
    Heroic Presence

Horde

  1. Orc:
    Axe Specialization
    and
    Blood Fury
  2. Troll:
    Berserking

TBC Arms Warrior Best Professions

  1. Blacksmithing:
    Lionheart Champion
    and
    Lionheart Executioner
    are your bis weapons until Tier 6.
  2. Leatherworking: Provides 80 haste for 30 seconds with
    Drums of Battle
    and 60 attack power for 30 seconds with
    Drums of War
    .
  3. Enchanting: Provides 4 phyisical damage with two
    Ring - Striking
    .
  4. Jewelcrafting: Provides two unique gems for 24 Attack Power and 12 Crit.

TBC Arms Warrior Aldor or Scryer

    We recommend going Aldor as an Arms Warrior in TBC Classic. The Aldor shoulder enchant,
    Greater Inscription of Vengeance
    , is slightly better than the Scryer
    Greater Inscription of the Blade
    . Aldor also provides a quest that rewards
    Overseer's Signet
    , an item tied for bis ring for Pre-Raid gearing.