Arms Warrior Stats, Races & Consumables guide

Patch 10.1 Last Updated: 29th May, 2023
Danwarr Arms Warrior Author

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Single Target: Strength > Haste > Crit > Mastery >= Versatility

AoE: Strength > Haste > Crit > Versatility >= Mastery

Stat Outline

Mastery: Applies a DoT that increases the damage targets take from you by a %. This % increases with Mastery rating.

Haste: Lowers GCD and reduces the cooldown of Mortal Strike, Skullsplitter and Cleave.

Crit: Gives a % chance to deal double the damage with an ability when used. Critical auto-attacks also generate 30% more Rage.

Versatility: Direct damage done increase and damage taken reduction.

The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your character

Find out how to sim


Horde: Tauren

Alliance: Dwarf

For the most part, choice of race is the least important factor to your DPS. Historically for Warrior, most races are within 1% DPS of each other. Unless you are competing at the absolute top level, changing race is usually unnecessary.


Cloak: Graceful Avoidance

Chest: Waking Stats

Bracers: Avoidance

Legs: Fierce Armor Kit

Boots: Watcher’s Loam

Ring: Crit/Haste (decision to be made by your current stats on gear)

Weapons: Sophic Devotion

As always, it is best to sim your character to find the enchants you should be using.


Gems have been changed to now include 2 stats in each gem as well as the reintroduction of Primary Stat gems. Only 1 primary stat gem can be used but it does carry the most significance.

Gems you should be using will regularly change based on your gear at the time. I recommend using a simulation tool like Raidbots in order to use the best gems possible.

As a basic framework:

Single Target:

  • Primary Gem: Strength + Haste
  • Other Gems: Haste + Crit


  • Primary Gem: Strength + Haste
  • Other Gems: Haste + Crit


Similar to Gems, personal food has also been changed to provide 2 stats with 1 piece of food. Feasts still only provide primary stat.

Food: Always use a Feast if provided.

Otherwise use Feisty Fish Sticks (Haste + Crit)

Weapon rune/stone: Howling Rune

Phial: Phial of Tepid Versatility / Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage