The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Arms in PVE and PVP

Every week, WoW Insider brings you The Care and Feeding of Warriors, the column dedicated to arms, fury and protection warriors. Despite repeated blows to the head from dragons, demons, Old Gods and whatever that thing over there was, Matthew Rossi will be your host.

I promised you arms PVP. Instead, I’m going to give you arms in both PVP and PVE over the next two weeks. Frankly, in my opinion, arms is the warrior tree in the most need of adjustment. It does not perform up to par in PVE once you get into raid gear, and while it offers some great PVP control, it lacks the true punishing power it once held. Without the feared Mortal Strike debuff of previous expansions, arms needs to pop reasonably long cooldowns and use its full arsenal of stuns and interrupts and snares to even have a chance to do what other classes can in PVP.

What’s worse, the arms playstyle, while extremely engaging and a lot of fun in terms of its pure mobility, nice tricks, and ability to throw out solid burst, can become extremely difficult to perform to its fullest.

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