Arms Warrior

Patch 8.3

Written by Revvez Last Updated: 27th Feb, 2020

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

For single target with appropriate traits:

Haste > Crit > Mastery = Versatility

For sustained multitarget with the Cleave talent the stat ranking would be:

Mastery > Haste > Crit >  Versatility

Since mastery is such a bad single target stat you might still prefer going haste for M+.

If you go for a setup with Warbreaker for burst AoE, the stat prio will likely change a lot with different azerites and kill timers, most of the time favouring Critical Strike.

Stat Outline

Haste: shortens the GCD and lowers the CD on rotational abilities such as Skullsplitter and Mortal Strike.

Crit: gives a chance for your attacks to do double damage and your Auto Attacks that crit give 30% more rage.

Mastery (Mastery: Deep Wounds): makes Deep Wounds do more damage.

Versatility: increases the damage you do and reduces the damage you take.

Stat Recommendations

Multi target situations tend to favor Mastery more, although it depends a lot on the situation.

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

Find out how to sim


All of the races are close in DPS, but if you want the absolute best then go Troll for Horde and Gnome for Alliance.



Gale-Force Striking is usually the best option for Arms.


When it comes to ring enchants just go for what sims best for you.


When it comes to gems just go for what sims best for you.


Potion: Potion of Unbridled Fury or Potion of Focused Resolve.

Flask: Greater flask of the Undertow.

Food: Baked Port Tato.

Health Potion: Abyssal Healing Potion.

Rune: Battle-Scarred Augment Rune.