Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Arms Warrior PvP Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 5, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Arms Warrior PvP Guide (Arena and Battlegrounds) for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3. We covered best Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. This guide is constantly updated to show latest data for 2v2, 3v3 and RBG.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, and later adjust things to your liking.

Ladder

Talents

15
War Machine
Sudden Death
Skullsplitter
30
Double Time
Impending Victory
Storm Bolt
45
Massacre
Fervor of Battle
Rend
60
Second Wind
Bounding Stride
Defensive Stance
75
Collateral Damage
Warbreaker
Cleave
90
In For The Kill
Avatar
Deadly Calm
100
Anger Management
Dreadnaught
Ravager

PvP Talents

Talents

15
War Machine
Sudden Death
Skullsplitter
30
Double Time
Impending Victory
Storm Bolt
45
Massacre
Fervor of Battle
Rend
60
Second Wind
Bounding Stride
Defensive Stance
75
Collateral Damage
Warbreaker
Cleave
90
In For The Kill
Avatar
Deadly Calm
100
Anger Management
Dreadnaught
Ravager

PvP Talents

Talents

15
War Machine
Sudden Death
Skullsplitter
30
Double Time
Impending Victory
Storm Bolt
45
Massacre
Fervor of Battle
Rend
60
Second Wind
Bounding Stride
Defensive Stance
75
Collateral Damage
Warbreaker
Cleave
90
In For The Kill
Avatar
Deadly Calm
100
Anger Management
Dreadnaught
Ravager

PvP Talents

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Critical Strike
Mastery

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Critical Strike
Mastery

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Critical Strike
Mastery

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Races

Orc
Human
Gnome

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Orc
Human
Gnome

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Orc
Human
Gnome

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion during execute phase with Colossus Smash/Warbreaker
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to align with burn phases or AoE
Save Warbreaker for 2+ targets if it won't cool down again in time.
Prioritize using Overpower whenever you aren't at 2 stacks of the Overpower buff. This is so that you don't miss out on possible cooldown resets. When you can Execute, you can use this at will because you will only be using Execute and not Mortal Strike.
Save Bladestorm for 3+ targets AoE if it won't cool down again in time. Otherwise it is also good against a single target so use it when available.
Is Deadly Calm up?
No
Save Warbreaker for 2+ targets if it won't cool down again in time.
Prioritize using Overpower whenever you aren't at 2 stacks of the Overpower buff. This is so that you don't miss out on possible cooldown resets. When you can Execute, you can use this at will because you will only be using Execute and not Mortal Strike.
Save Bladestorm for 3+ targets AoE if it won't cool down again in time. Otherwise it is also good against a single target so use it when available.
Yes

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion during execute phase with Colossus Smash/Warbreaker
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to align with burn phases or AoE
Save Warbreaker for 2+ targets if it won't cool down again in time.
Prioritize using Overpower whenever you aren't at 2 stacks of the Overpower buff. This is so that you don't miss out on possible cooldown resets. When you can Execute, you can use this at will because you will only be using Execute and not Mortal Strike.
Save Bladestorm for 3+ targets AoE if it won't cool down again in time. Otherwise it is also good against a single target so use it when available.
Is Deadly Calm up?
No
Save Warbreaker for 2+ targets if it won't cool down again in time.
Prioritize using Overpower whenever you aren't at 2 stacks of the Overpower buff. This is so that you don't miss out on possible cooldown resets. When you can Execute, you can use this at will because you will only be using Execute and not Mortal Strike.
Save Bladestorm for 3+ targets AoE if it won't cool down again in time. Otherwise it is also good against a single target so use it when available.
Yes

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion during execute phase with Colossus Smash/Warbreaker
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to align with burn phases or AoE
Save Warbreaker for 2+ targets if it won't cool down again in time.
Prioritize using Overpower whenever you aren't at 2 stacks of the Overpower buff. This is so that you don't miss out on possible cooldown resets. When you can Execute, you can use this at will because you will only be using Execute and not Mortal Strike.
Save Bladestorm for 3+ targets AoE if it won't cool down again in time. Otherwise it is also good against a single target so use it when available.
Is Deadly Calm up?
No
Save Warbreaker for 2+ targets if it won't cool down again in time.
Prioritize using Overpower whenever you aren't at 2 stacks of the Overpower buff. This is so that you don't miss out on possible cooldown resets. When you can Execute, you can use this at will because you will only be using Execute and not Mortal Strike.
Save Bladestorm for 3+ targets AoE if it won't cool down again in time. Otherwise it is also good against a single target so use it when available.
Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this Guide useful?
The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.
Where do you get this data from?
We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% players from Arena and RBG leaderboards using the official Blizzard API. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.