Arms Warrior Talents Guide

Patch 10.2.7 Last Updated: 7th May, 2024
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Class Talents

The Warrior class talent tree seems relatively unique by comparison to many other class trees in that there is a lot of damage being offered as opposed to almost solely utility.

Pathing through the general tree offers a good amount of free points to choose what type of utility or survivability you want to take as you move down the tree.

Some key notable talents always worth taking are:

The above talents will not let you reach the entire way down the tree but are some talents which I feel are always worth taking. There are some strong optional talents to let you round out your build. For example, on the right side of the tree below Furious Blows, we are left with a choice in order to reach further down the tree to Barbaric Training which we definitely want. The choices are Storm Bolt, which is mostly useless in raid situations, Overwhelming Rage, which is a great choice but would require a 2 point investment in order to go further and Sidearm/Concussive Blows. Sidearm is a small amount of extra damage for 1 point and Concussive Blows is only useful when interrupts are involved. The situation can highly influence your decision about which of these talents you would choose.

As it stands, there are no talents in the Warrior tree that would be completely useless for Arms Warrior.

Talent Builds

Single Target


No changes in the single target talent setups between Season 3 and Season 4.



There isn’t much call for change between the single target build mentioned above and a more cleave-based build as, fortunately, we no longer have to spec into Sweeping Strikes. For a mostly 2 target fight (like Council of Dreams), swapping Strength of Arms for Improved Sweeping Strikes is a good play, but this will heavily depend on the fight. Additionally, consider swapping 1 point in Cruel Strikes out for Uproar if this makes Thunderous Roar line up better with add spawns or you generally need more AoE damage.



Season 4 means Cleave is back. There is a significant shift in talent setup for M+ between Season 3 and Season 4 with a much bigger focus on active AoE damage in Season 4 due to losing the Season 3 tier set bonus.

Alternative Mythic+


This talent setup looks to sacrifice some of the AoE damage for single target damage instead. Warlord’s Torment is a great short buff with a decent Recklessness uptime due to Anger Management aggressively reducing the cooldown of Warbreaker. This setup also opts for a better Execute phase, removing Merciless Bonegrinder for Massacre to lean into bigger and longer Execute damage.