- Author: Nevermore
- Date: May 28, 2022
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
In this section, we will be covering what is deemed to be an effective stat priority list for Arms Warriors in Wrath of the Lich King, and will further explain each stat in more detail.
- Hit Rating
- Armor Penetration
- Critical Strike Chance
When it comes to Player-versus-Player content we have one main stat that we have to be concerned about, and that is Resilience. It reduces damage taken from critical strikes, the effects of mana-draining abilities, and the overall damage that you receive from other players and their pets.
As an Arms Warrior, the Resilience rating you will want to have varies a lot depending on your other stats. Considering the min-maxing aspect of the game, you will want to find the balance between 1000 and 1200 Resilience, taking into consideration that we will want to combine our gear with PvE items to maximize our damage.
Hit Rating for an Arms Warrior should always be at 5%. Having less means our abilities have a high chance to miss our target.
Armor Penetration is the most powerful stat for physical damage dealers: it allows you to ignore a percent of the target’s armor, allowing you to effectively wreck any target if you stack enough of the stat.
To achieve this feat, Arms Warriors are supposed to combine their PvP gear with PvE off-parts that provide Armor Penetration, even if they are categorized as leather or mail equipment.
An achievable amount of Armor Penetration (without harming your other stats too much) would be above 50%.
Critical Strike Chance plays a big role in our gameplay. Even though resilience greatly diminishes its effects, it will still cause a hefty amount of damage to the target. Having 50% Critical Strike Chance will make sure that you will deal plenty of damage.
Strength is our innate stat – it is what brings us the force to deal with our foes. We will always receive Strength from our gear, so we do not have to gem for it.
Stamina can play a big role in how well we can defend ourselves in a fight; the more of it we have, the harder it will be for an enemy to kill us. You can choose to gem for it in addition to the raw stamina received from our gear.