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Arms Warrior DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.1
On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Arms Warrior in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.1.
If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Arms Warrior gear and best in slot.
TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THIS PAGE
- 1. Gearing a Arms Warrior
- 2. The Importance of «Simming Yourself» as a Arms Warrior
- 3. Droptimizer
- 4. Stats
- 5. The Onyx Annulet and Primordial Stone Gems
- 6. Vault of the Incarnates Tier Set
- 7. Trinkets for Arms Warriors
- 8. Weapons for Arms Warriors
- 9. Jewelry for Arms Warriors
- 10. Valor and Item Upgrades
Gearing a Arms Warrior
Welcome to our Gearing Page for Arms Warrior. This section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.
If you have a new piece of gear for which you need gems and enchant advice, you can find everything on our dedicated page below.
The Importance of «Simming Yourself» as a Arms Warrior
At this stage in the game, there are so many variables and layers of optimization that you can apply to your character that there is no way for a guide or anything else to tell you exactly what gear you should wear. This is why we always recommend simulating your own character using Raidbots. The website can help you choose talents, stats, trinkets, and combinations in a way tailored completely to your specific character. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as there is simply no other way to consider all the variables. This is exceptionally important for regular armor pieces, as each piece and stat swap will shift around the other gear pieces and stats your character will need. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as there is simply no other way to consider all the variables.
The Droptimizer feature from Raidbots lets you identify which dungeons and Raid Bosses you should spend your Bonus Rolls on. It simulates all of the potential upgrades in a raid or a dungeon, and lists the bosses/dungeons by rank order of how much DPS you can expect to gain from bonus rolling on it. We have a guide for it that you can access using the link below.
While we heavily recommend simming yourself, you can find some of our general simulations on the dedicated page below.
Many people overthink the distribution of their secondary stats. An important thing to remember is that a higher quantity of stats is nearly always better than a better quality of stats. Because of this, wearing higher item-level gear with worse stats tends to be better than lower item-level gear with great stats. Keep this in mind when considering gear. For more stats information, please refer to our dedicated page.
The Onyx Annulet and Primordial Stone Gems
The Onyx Annulet is a new ring obtained within The Forgotten Reach in Patch 10.0.7, which can be socketed with three special Primordial Stone Gems, each of which offer a range of unique damage, healing, defensive, or utility effects. Unlike power progression systems of the past, it is designed as a catch-up mechanic available to all players in the current season, meant to be replaced shortly after the launch of Season 2 in Patch 10.1 rather than a major power system carried forward through an entire raid tier or Mythic Plus season of gameplay.
The current top performing combination of gems is Humming Arcane Stone , Desirous Blood Stone , and Prophetic Twilight Stone , due to a the life leeching effect of Desirous triggering Prophetic twice. This is generally considered a bug, however, and may be subject to change at any time, so please plan accordingly. Otherwise, the best gems in order of general performance are as follows.
- Echoing Thunder Stone
- Freezing Ice Stone
- Humming Arcane Stone
- Storm Infused Stone
- Pestilent Plague Stone
- Obscure Pastel Stone
For more information regarding the Onyx Annulet, the Primordial Gemstones, and how to obtain them, check out our dedicated guide below.
Vault of the Incarnates Tier Set
The Arms Warrior tier set from Vault of the Incarnates is a good bonus, providing around 8% increased overall damage, depending on the build. While not as strong as tier sets of the past, this still makes it worth using and should be a priority upgrade. In terms of gameplay, it does not dramatically affect the rotation. However, it does allow Cleave to be used as a single target filler in place of Slam , allowing talent points to be dropped from Crushing Force in multitarget builds.
The Arms Warrior 2pc is a minor damage increase to Mortal Strike and Cleave , while the Arms Warrior 4pc triggers significant damage increasing proc for each of the major attacks. Because it triggers off of so many regularly used attacks, it maintains itself very well, although weaving Cleave in place of Slam can further increase the uptime.
Trinkets for Arms Warriors
Due to how strong trinkets can sometimes be, they are not always easily accessible from Mythic+, raiding, and PvP sources. We always recommend using Raidbots’ Top Gear to determine what your optimal trinkets are. The notes and rankings below give a general guideline to what you may want to aim for, split between raiding and dungeon content. The trinket priority shifts based on AoE and single target.
Note that class damage buffs and debuffs such as Enrage do not increase the damage of non-class spells, such as potions, enchants, or trinket damage.
Bloodmallet.com also provides rankings for Dragonflight trinkets to give a general overview of relative power levels, and things to look out for:
Class damage buffs and debuffs such as Enrage do not increase the damage of non-class spells, such as potions, enchants, and trinket damage.
This trinket list compares all current trinkets at various equal item levels as a guideline to help prioritize upgrades. Care should be taken when assessing your pieces should they vary in item level or bonuses. As always, simming your gear is recommended.
For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com
For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com
Useful Trinkets For Dungeon and Raid Content
- Manic Grieftorch from Broodkeeper Diurna is a powerful single target on-use channel that does exceptionally high fire damage on a 2 minute cooldown, reduced by 90 seconds if anyone in the group dies. Although it requires a channel, it does not benefit from buffs such as Enrage or Avatar, meaning that you can safely use it outside of cooldown windows.
- Whispering Incarnate Icon from The Primal Council provides a large flat amount of Critical Strike with a bonus proc while tank or healer allies are also using the same trinket.
- Algeth’ar Puzzle Box from Algeth’ar Academy remains an excellent trinket providing a massive amount of Mastery for 20 seconds every 3 minutes, aligning perfectly with every other set of cooldowns. While it requires a short pre-cast, it remains an invaluable burst damage option.
- Windscar Whetstone from Court of Stars is a powerful AoE damage on-use, very good for dealing with groups of enemies, without requiring a channel time like the Puzzle Box. While not quite as good, being able to use it without interrupting your rotation makes it much easier to use, and it does not need to be synced with cooldowns to make full use of it.
Weapons for Arms Warriors
Arms Warriors share two-handed weapons with Fury Warriors, making it very easy to swap between the two damage dealing specialziations. Because they only need one weapon, this makes them generally easier to gear, although they have no special variety or extra customization options available.
Jewelry for Arms Warriors
Arms will have a few pieces that you will prefer due to procs, but outside of these pieces, the priority comes down to your stats, where sims will cover what your character needs. The few pieces of unique jewelry we will be looking to acquire will be covered in the list below.
- Elemental Lariat , crafted by jewelcrafters, has a very potent stat proc, and is generally one of the best crafted pieces available. Keep in mind that it is an Embellished item, however, of which only two can be equipped across all of your gear.
- Jeweled Signet of Melandrus from Court of Stars increases auto-attack damage. More importantly, the special effect does not count against the item’s secondary stat budget, making it better than most other rings, even in multitarget situations where auto-attack damage is not as relevant.
- Seal of Diurna’s Chosen from Eranog in Vault of the Incarnates has a single target damage proc, which can be triggered by Manic Grieftorch , though the secondary stats are rather poor and may need to catch up compared to more competitively itemized pieces.
Valor and Item Upgrades
You can obtain the Valor currency from various activities in Dragonflight. After earning enough of it, you can use Valor to upgrade any item obtained from a Mythic dungeon of any difficulty up to a cap based on your current Mythic+ Rating. Remember, only dungeon items can be upgraded with this currency.
- 01 May 2023: Updated Onyx Annulet gem recommendations.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Updated with Onyx Annulet information for Patch 10.0.7.
- 02 Feb. 2023: Removed erroneous Fury reference.
- 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
- 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
- 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
- 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
Mortal Kombat (Game Gear) review
«My how times change. When I was around 12 and 13, all I ever heard from my friends was how awesome Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat 2 were. It seemed like I was the only boy in the world that didn’t live in the arcades during the day learning all of Mortal Kombat‘s moves and then stay up all night playing it at home. To me, it was just OK. Fast forward 10 years and now it seems like i’m an outcast yet again! Ask nearly any other reviewer and they’ll be like, »OMG! MORTAL . «
My how times change. When I was around 12 and 13, all I ever heard from my friends was how awesome Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat 2 were. It seemed like I was the only boy in the world that didn’t live in the arcades during the day learning all of Mortal Kombat‘s moves and then stay up all night playing it at home. To me, it was just OK. Fast forward 10 years and now it seems like i’m an outcast yet again! Ask nearly any other reviewer and they’ll be like, »OMG! MORTAL KOMBAT SUCKS MAN. You don’t like it do you?» But I still enjoy playing them. I went from being one of the few that didn’t call Mortal Kombat my absolute favorite to one of the few that still likes the series. Gamers.
In the early 90s, when a game took the world by storm in the arcades, you could bet your life that it was going to be made for all of the popular consoles, and Mortal Kombat is no exception to the rule. In this, the first game of the wildly popular series, there were only seven fighters, but for some reason this, the Game Gear version, only has six of those seven. Sonya, Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, Scorpion, Rayden, and Sub-Zero are all here ready to bust knuckles and tear out spines from living flesh, but Kano is nowhere to be seen.
Oh well, no biggie, at least not for me. These six relentless fighters are here to fight to their deaths in order to be called champion of the world. Upon choosing your difficulty and starting a game, you’ll go up against each of the other fighters, including yourself, en route to the main boss, Shang Tsung, who has never looked older and uglier. Most of the bouts are one-on-one, but there are a couple of memorable twists. One, you’ll have to endure the hardship of fighting an endurance match in which you’ll go up against two fighters who have teamed up to defeat you. It’s literally two against one! You only have one life and you must defeat two different people, one after the other. Two, there isn’t just one boss! These days you’re used to seeing an ugly ass horned centaur named Motaro in recent installments of the Mortal Kombat series, but this first time around you’ll have to settle for a brawl with a four-armed beast that calls himself Goro. And let me tell you, he’s not easy.
Of course you have your basic kicks and punches, roundhouses, sweeps, uppercuts, and jump kicks, but that’s not all. One of the two things that gamers love about Mortal Kombat are the cool special moves that each fighter has.
Liu Kang is in the best shape of all the fighters; use his fireball and flying kick to do even more damage. Sonya is sexy, but you don’t want to play catch with her. Think you’re bad? Dare to stand in the way of her projecting ring toss or let her do a handstand and grab you with her legs and slam your ass to the ground! Scorpion is deadlier than any other scorpion on earth. He’s a crafty ninja that can teleport from one side of the screen to the other, punching you while you’re not looking, but he’s even better known for his spear that grabs you, stuns you, and brings you to him, leaving you beyond vulnerable. Rayden is a god that can simply raise his arms and literally bring a lightning storm down on your head. He can also do a killer Superman impression by flying into you and knocking you into a wall. But unlike a true god, he’s mortal. Sub-Zero (my favorite!) looks much like Scorpion and even walks like him, but he couldn’t be more different. There’s no water or ice around, but he knows how to combine the two and throw an icy projectile your way. Let it hit you and you’ll become an ice statue, unable to move and merciful to what Sub-Zero can now do to you. Will he uppercut you? Sweep you off your feet? Nobody knows but him. Finally, Johnny Cage has never been one of my personal favorites, but he has something worth mentioning. He can perform a move in which he does the splits and strikes his opponent in the nuts. Ouch, that’s gotta hurt! But when he tries that move on Sonya, the only female in the game, it doesn’t do anything to her, because she has none. HAHA! That’s classic.
The other (and main) reason that Mortal Kombat was great in many people’s hearts was because of the fatalities. In every other fighter up to that point, when your opponent ran out of energy, he/she would just fall to the ground in death. But not in Mortal Kombat! It has something the world has come to know as fatalities. When the words »FINISH HIM» appear onto the screen, you’ve won the fight; your opponent is doomed. But if you know the right button combination, you can send them to their grave in a more stylish fashion. I’ll spoil two of the best for your reading pleasure. Sonya has a secret she calls the ‘kiss of death’. Let the woman beat you and she’ll blow you a kiss; this kiss will circle through the air and then hit you, encapturing you in a ball of flame and burning you to a crisp. Scorpion enjoys playing with the art of fire as well. Be a victim to his mighty skill and watch him take off his mask, revealing his skeletal form, and blow fire on you like a dragon. Then your skeleton, void of its soul, falls to its knees.
If you enjoy fighting games, it’s likely you’ll have a lot of fun with Mortal Kombat, but not all is good. Mortal Kombat for the Game Gear is clearly not as polished as it is on other systems. Simply standing up and kicking your opponent in the head or hitting them in the face takes away as much energy as a flying jump kick or uppercut does, and the gameplay seems a bit slower than on other platforms.
Graphically, it’s not too pretty. The characters are animated and detailed nicely enough, but the backgrounds are super dark. Not the cool kind of dark stuff, as in ghosts and skeletons, but dark as in you can barely see them. And they’re not memorable either. The only background I can recall right off is a sort of dungeon that looks to have been deserted and left to rot for ages. Mortal Kombat sounds about the same as it looks. None of the tunes will leave a lasting impression on you and the simple ‘thump’ sound of kicking, hitting, or sweeping your opponents doesn’t do much justice. I’ll admit to liking most of the other sounds, though. The WHACK of fly kicking a nemesis, the sound of shooting Sub-Zero’s below zero projectile, Rayden’s flying move and lightning rain, etc. are very nice.
On the plus side, Mortal Kombat‘s moves are all easy to pull off with the simplistic control scheme of only using a directional pad and three buttons (including Start), and the challenge is just perfect. You won’t see a bunch of different modes of play and boat loads of usable fighters like you see in the later versions of this classic series, but Mortal Kombat still proves to be a very playable and enjoyable title. For me, it’s not one I go back to extremely often, except under certain circumstances. It’s one of those games that I take camping with me and that I like to play in the dead of night after I’ve finished swimming and fishing. It’s nice for road trips too. If your Game Gear is still alive and kicking and you need a decent game for certain moments in your life, go ahead and get this one
Community review by retro (March 14, 2004)
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