Arms Warrior

Patch 8.3

Written by Revvez Last Updated: 27th Feb, 2020

Playstyle & Rotation

General Rotation:

A slightly simplified priority list:

  1. Skullsplitter if you can handle the rage without wasting any
  2. Colossus Smash
  3. Bladestorm with Test of Might up
  4. Overpower
  5. Execute
  6. Mortal Strike
  7. Whirlwind

There are some exceptions to this priority list, for example when you have Memory of Lucid Dreams up then you should prioritise Execute, Mortal Strike and Whirlwind over Overpower. That also goes if you are rage capping in general.

Sometimes it is worth delaying Colossus Smash a few seconds if Memory of Lucid Dreams is coming off CD.

When you can handle the extra incoming rage you should also use Charge rotationally for more DPS.

Always save your last Memory of Lucid Dreams for the Execute phase. You should also save racials and trinkets if you have those.


  1. If playing Memory of Lucid Dreams or Condensed Life-Force, use it just before starting combat.
  2. Charge
  3. Colossus Smash
  4. Continue normal rotation

Multi Target:

A slightly simplified priority list for 3+ targets:

  1. Cleave
  2. Sweeping Strikes
  3. Overpower if you are using Seismic Wave
  4. Colossus Smash
  5. Bladestorm if Test of Might is up
  6. Mortal Strike/Execute to apply Deep Wounds if you are not using the Cleave talent
  7. Whirlwind if Colossus Smash is up
  8. Overpower if you are not using Seismic Wave
  9. Whirlwind


How to Charge for DPS:

  • Have a swing timer addon or weak aura. I am using Quartz.
  • Position yourself close to the edge of the hitbox and when an auto attack swing hits, walk away from the mob and charge back in.
  • Don’t leave yourself with no Charge ready when you need it, only use both Charges if you know that it is fine.