Arms Warrior Stats, Races and Consumables Guide

Patch 10.2.5 Last Updated: 24th Jan, 2024
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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. Method Raider Jaerv has written a series of Metafy articles to help!

How to Sim in World of Warcraft

Races

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.

Enchants

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: Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion

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

Gems

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

AoE/M+

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

Consumables

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: Feisty Fish Sticks

Weapon rune/stone: Howling Rune

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

Note: If using the Corrupting Rage phial, it is advised to get enough points in the Alchemy profession to get the Alchemical Theory specialisation. From there, 5 points in Alchemical Theory and 30 points in Decayology will reduce the amount of damage you take from this flask by 50%.