Stat Priority (5.4.8)

Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Arms Warrior. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Warrior and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance.

Stat Priority

Melee Hit (7.5%) > Expertise (7.5%) > Strength > Crit > Mastery > Haste

Stat Summaries

Expertise (7.5%) The Expertise cap of 7.5% (2550 Rating) will eliminate your attacks from being dodged. Having this cap and always attacking behind your target is crucial for avoiding high DPS loss. To check your Expertise, open your character panel and then check under the Melee tab for “Expertise.” Make sure it is at exactly 7.5% for your weapon(s).

Melee Hit (7.5%) The Hit cap of 7.5% (2550 Rating) will eliminate the chance for any special ability to miss against a boss. This is the cap regardless of weapon type. Special abilities missing is the easiest way to lose DPS, so always make sure you have this cap. To check your Hit percentage, open your character panel and then check under the Melee tab for “Hit Chance” and make sure it is exactly 7.5%.

Strength Increases your Attack Power and the damage dealt by all of your abilities.

Crit Increases the chance for your attacks to critically hit for additional damage. Crits with Mortal Strike and Colossus Smash activate Enrage.

Mastery
Mastery Strikes of Opportunity gives your melee attacks a chance to trigger an additional attack for reduced damage.

Haste Increases your attack speed.