WoW Arena | Blizo's Arms Warrior Guide



 

| INTRODUCTION | STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSESS | TALENTS | TRAITS | STAT PRIORITY |
| GEAR | ESSENCES | MACROS | COMMON MISTAKES |

 
 



 

In World of Warcraft Maros “Blizo” Molcan is arguably- If not the best- PVP Warrior in the world. He manages to play a class many consider not viable in player vs player, and without him Wildcard would not have had the season we did in 2019. With his expert skills (And his team, of course) as an Arms Warrior Blizo was able to effectively go toe-to-toe with last season’s meta, which really seemed to just beat down everyone and anyone who refused to cave and play it themselves. We’re proud to bring this guide to the World of Warcraft Arena community and we hope it inspires some new Arms Warriors!

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Tankiness

High Pressure

Good Utility

No Self Healing

Low Mobility

 
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When talking about Talents, Blizo recommends taking the standard selection, as of April 2020. That selection is:
 
 


 
Sudden Death
Approximately [1.69 + Haste] procs per minute
Your attacks have a chance to make your next Execute cost no Rage, be usable on any target regardless of their health, and deal damage as if you spent 40 Rage.
 


 
Storm Bolt
20 yd range
Instant - 30 sec cooldown
Requires Melee Weapon
Hurls your weapon at an enemy, causing (16.38% of Attack power) Physical damage and stunning for 4 sec.
 


 
Rend
10 Rage - Melee Range
Instant cast
Requires Melee Weapon
Requires Battle Stance, Defensive Stance
Wounds the target causing them to bleed for 15 damage over 9 sec.
 


 
Defensive Stance
Instant - 6 sec cooldown
A defensive combat state that reduces all damage you take by 20%, and all damage you deal by 10%. Lasts until cancelled.
 


 
Warbreaker
Replaces Colossus Smash
Instant - 45 sec cooldown
Smash the ground and shatter the armor of all enemies within 8 yds, dealing (150% of Attack power) Physical damage and increasing damage you deal to them by 30% for 10 sec.
 


 
Avatar
Instant - 1.5 min cooldown
Transform into a colossus for 20 sec, causing you to deal 20% increased damage and removing all roots and snares.
Generates 20 Rage.
 


 
Anger Management
Every: 20 Arms, 20 Fury, 10 Protection Rage you spend reduces the remaining cooldown on
Arms: Warbreaker and Bladestorm, Colossus Smash and Bladestorm
Fury: Recklessness
Protection: Avatar, Last Stand, Shield Wall, and Demoralizing Shout
by 1 sec.

 


 
Gladiator's Medallion
Replaces Honorable Medallion
Instant - 2 min cooldown
Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character while in PvP combat.
 


 
Sharpen Blade
Instant - 25 sec cooldown
When activated, your next Mortal Strike will deal 15% increased damage and reduce healing taken by 50% for 6 sec.
Blizo recommends Sharpen Blade is always used.
 


 
Spell Reflection
Instant - 25 sec cooldown
Raise your shield, reflecting all spells cast on you. Lasts 3 sec.
Blizo says to use this vs teams with high spell values you can reflect.
 


 
Master and Commander
Cooldown of Rallying Cry reduced by 2 min, and grants 15% additional health.
Blizo says Master and Commander is currently a great default choice this late in the expansion as stamina levels are quite high, making Rallying Cry a much stronger cooldown.

 


 
Disarm - OPTIONAL
Melee Range
Instant - 45 sec cooldown
Disarm the enemy's weapons and shield for 6 sec. Disarmed creatures deal significantly reduced damage.
Blizo says Disarm is great at peeling melee offensive cooldowns and preventing crowd control, such as a rogues Kidney Shot and a warriors Storm Bolt. It can even be used offensively to prevent heals from a death knight's Death Strike or stop a warrior from using Die by the Sword.
 


 
Duel - OPTIONAL
20 yd range
Instant - 1 min cooldown
You challenge the target to a duel. While challenged, all damage you and the target deal to all targets other than each other is reduced by 50%. Lasts 8 sec.
Blizo says Duel is an excellent tool for reducing the damage of enemy offensive cooldowns on your teammates.
 


 
Storm of Destruction - OPTIONAL
Reduces the cooldown of Ravager, Bladestorm by 33%, and Ravager Bladestorm now also applies Mortal Wound to all targets you hit.
Blizo says Storm of Destruction can be used when facing melee cleaves to increase your overall damage, or against monks to Bladestorm every Ring of Peace.
 


 
War Banner - OPTIONAL
Instant - 1.5 min cooldown
You throw down a war banner at your feet, rallying your allies.
Increases movement speed by 30% and reduces the duration of all incoming crowd control effects by 50% to all allies within 30 yards of the war banner. Lasts 15 sec.

Blizo says War Banner is another strong defensive tool that can be used to reduce incoming crowd control on your team.
 

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Blizo made stat priority real easy, saying:
Versatility > Haste > Mastery = Crit
 
 
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Corruptions


Versatile – Your best overall corruption for both offence and defense
 


Gushing Wound – Excellent choice to increase your damage for very little corruption
 


Surging Vitality – Has a high up time making it a viable choice to increase your durability
 


Infinite Stars – Alternate choice that costs a lot of corruption but can hit very hard
 


Expedient – Aims well but doesn’t deal as much damage as your other options in PvP
 

Trinkets

Writhing Segment of Drest’agath – Great offensive option that allows you to instantly
burst down your target to force cooldowns or score kills


Corrupted Gladiator’s Insignia – Great default choice for the large amount of versatility and the high up time of the strength proc


Corrupted Gladiator’s Emblem – Can be taken over your other options if you’re struggling to live and need an extra defensive cooldown


Vita-Charged Titanshard or Humming Black Dragonscale – Alternate picks that can be used in match ups where you’re struggling to get high value from your Writhing Segment of Drest’agath
 
 

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MAJOR
Breath of the Dying – This is your best offensive major essence even if you’re unable to make use of the increased damage from getting kills due to the low cooldown when used on targets above 80% or below 20%
Conflict and Strife – Should be used for the additional versatility when you need help to survive or when you need access to four PvP talents

MINOR
Breath of the Dying – Always take
Conflict and Strife – Always take
Memory of Lucid Dreams – Always take
Vision of Perfection – Great default choice and has excellent synergy with Storm of Destruction when facing melee cleaves
Ripple in Space – Can be used if you prefer the 5% movement speed
 

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#showtooltip
/cast [@focus] Pummel
/cancelaura Bladestorm

#showtooltip
/cast [@focus] Storm Bolt
/cancelaura Bladestorm

#showtooltip
/cast [@focus] Intimidating Shout
/cancelaura Bladestorm

#showtooltip
/cast [@focus] Charge
/cancelaura Bladestorm

#showtooltip
/cast [@focus] Duel
/cancelaura Bladestorm

#showtooltip
/cast [@focus] Hamstring

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Blizo says some major common mistakes Arms Warrior players make are wasting their mobility, forgetting to reuse mortal strike after sharpen blade, and getting stunned in battle stance. If you’re able to make yourself aware of these problems we’re sure you’ll be on the right path to Arms Warrior greatness!

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