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#4059137 5.4.7 Warrior guide, for new players

Posted Flavours on 21 February 2014 - 05:21 AM

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A Nice simple guide to gearing, speccing and gemming you 5.4.7 Warrior, for PvP.

For a more indepth 2.2k+ Guide: http://www.arenajunk...rior-547-guide/

Basic rotation

See comments for debate over the rotation, and what's best, i will post a solid one when i can get into a wargame or PTR arena and set up someone to be a testing dummy ^^

Gemming, Reforging, and Gear

Currently it is:

Red: + 80 Strength + 160 Crit
Blue: +80 PvP Power + 160 Crit
Yellow: + 320 Crit
Meta: PvE Crit meta, or PvP Meta (Try buying both of these to swap out helmets vs. different comps)

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Belt Buckle for an Extra slot

Crit > Mastery

Why crit? You gain +10% Damage from Colossus Smash, and Mortal Strike crits. With nearly 100% uptime it's alot of damage.

3% is the hit cap.

Reforge Into Crit wherever you can.
Reforge into Mastery where you can not.
Reforge out of haste.

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Shoulder: +200 Strength + 100 Crit
Back: + 180 Crit
Chest: +80 stats +200 Resi
Wrist: +180 Strength
Hands: +170 Strength
Legs: +265 Strength + 165 Crit
Feet: +140 Mastery
Weapon: Dancing Steel

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Blacksmithing for the Extra slots, combined with
Jewelcrafting for the +480 stats gems, are best in slot



15. Juggernaught or Double time

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More charges per game the better, Warbinger doesn't stun, making it nearly useless, as you can't charge casts. Personally i find Juggernaught allows me to get more worthwhile charges off per game.

Double time too, works very well, allowing you to charge more CC, and paired with blitz / shockwave can shut down entire teams.

30. Second Wind

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It out heals all the other talents by far.

45. Staggering Shout or Piercing Howl

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The Disrupting shout nerf has made it redundant, since it now shares a CD with pummel. Staggering shout roots the target, allowing you to root grips, root people in los, etc etc. It's the best talent in this dissapointing tier.

Piercing Howl works to AoE slow the other team, is instant, doesn't have a CD and doesn't cost rage, and can be very useful. However as it isn't off the GCD i can't see it being better than Hamstring / Staggering.

Edit: See comments for disscussion on this tier, for pro's and con's of using the other shouts, thanks to braindance for the input <3

60. Shockwave

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This 4 second AoE stun is brilliant. A Must have for Warriors in Arena.

75. Safegaurd

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The intervene nerf has forced us to play Safegaurd, so you can escape roots, or use it to peel damage etc. Escaping roots is vital for kills, eating traps and more.

90. Storm Bolt

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Currently the ranged utility of Storm bolt makes it the best talent in this tier.

Alt talent choice.

60. Bladestorm 90. Bloodbath

Paired together these can be used to do alot of damage.


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Glyph of Colossus Smash - You don't have to waste globals on sunder armour.
Glyph of Death from above - Huge utility boost as it removes 15 seconds of leaps CD.
Glyph of Bull rush - Adds 15 more rage on your charge allowing you to sit in Dstance more.

Glph of Blitz - Paired with the double time talent, it can be great at shutting down casters and CC. I Swapped Bull rush out for this.


#showtooltip safeguard
/cast [target=pop] safeguard

Intervene macro. Make 2 for each party member.

#showtooltip storm bolt
/cast [target=focus] Storm bolt

To storm bolt your focus target.

#showtooltip pummel
/cast pummel [target=focus]

To pummel you focus target.

#showtooltip recklessness
/cast recklessness
/use Grievous Gladiator's Badge of Victory
/cast skull banner
/use Grievous Gladiator's Plate Gauntlets

Classic Swifty macro.

/target [nomod] arena1
/focus [mod:ctrl] arena1

/target [nomod] arena2
/focus [mod:ctrl] arena2

/target [nomod] arena3
/focus [mod:ctrl] arena3

How to target in arena, and set arena focus on keybind

/cast battle stance
/cast defensive stance

Stance macro so you can swap stances on one keybind

#showtooltip shield wall
/cast Shield wall
/use healthstone

Adds healthstone to wall.

#showtooltip Mortal Strike
/focus arena 3
/cast Mortal Strike
/cast [@arenapet1] Taunt
/cast [@arenapet2] Taunt
/cast [@arenapet3] Taunt
/cast [@arenapet4] Taunt
/cast [@arenapet5] Taunt

Sets your focus on ever ms, incase you're fighting druids, priests, rogues etc.
Also taunt Arena pets.

#showtooltip Demoralizing Banner
/targetexact Demoralizing Banner
/cast [noraid, noparty] Intervene
/targetlasttarget [noraid, noparty, noharm, exists]
/cast Demoralizing Banner

Intervene macro for banners.

#showtooltip Intimidating Shout
/cast [target=focus] Intimidating Shout

To root a different target than the one you're currently targeting.

/showtooltip Shattering Throw
/cast [target=focus] Shattering Throw

Shattering throw your focus target.

#showtooltip Mocking Banner
/targetexact Mocking Banner
/cast [noraid, noparty] Intervene
/targetlasttarget [noraid, noparty, noharm, exists]
/cast Mocking banner

Second banner macro.

/target Mindbender
/target Ebon Gargoyle
/target Shadowfiend
/target Psyfiend

Targeting macro for important things to kill in arena.

#showtooltip Vigilance
/cast [target=Tomhunt] vigilance

Vigi macro, incase you q unto RMD or TSG

/equip Grievous Gladiator's Greatsword
/equip Grievous Gladiator's Slicer
/equip Grievous Gladiator's Shield Wall

Swap out for sword and board, and back.

/script UIErrorsFrame:Hide();

Hide's UI errors, 'Can't do this now'

Warrior comps

:warrior: :warlock: :shaman:  - WLS will be strong next season. The comp relys around the Warlock creating dot pressure, and the Warrior capitalizing off this by swapping to good targets, or swapping on UA dispels.

:warrior: :mage: :druid:  - WMD will have another strong season despite the Hotw nerf. All classes look very strong on the Ptr, The CC and damage this comp pumps out is insane. Having never played it i'm not aware of the strat.

:warrior: :hunter: :shaman:  - KFC will have another season moving from strength to strength, the comp is constant pressure, and can train 1 target into the ground. No healer can outheal the Damage, but the comp can lack for CC if traps are missed, and has easily counterable cooldowns.

:warrior: :shaman: :druid:  - Turbocleave will have another good season, not as strong as the previous 3 comps, one of the orignal cleaves does exaclt what it's name denotes.

:warrior: :shaman: :druid:  - Thundercleave could be good next season, potentialy. Ele shamans scale really well, and are looking really strong next season. It may be hard to find one not playing LSD, though.

:warrior: :deathknight: :paladin:  - TSG isn't looking it strongest ever, The damage is hard to manage but both classes can be cc'd and peel'd well by most casters, and major cooldowns disarmed. You'll have fun slaughtering Shamans, but other than training the blue i can see TSG having a hard time keeping it's DK alive.

:warrior: :druid: :paladin:  - Dependent on how strong Feral damage is next season Kittycleave could too, be viable. However it's so hard for ferals to put out next to any CC, and casting clones is a joke, you will be forced into the tsg niche of training healers from start to finish.

My video with explanations for each macro and how to write your own.

All criticism and tips are appreciated! <3

#4058807 Don't be an asshole

Posted Nadagast on 21 February 2014 - 12:09 AM

I'm sure everyone has seen how much trolling and general douchebaggery have infected AJ.  I'd like it to stop.

Trolling and assholery puts AJ on a downward spiral.  People troll/asshole-it-up, which leads to less people using this as a forum for serious/reasonable discussion, which leads to more trolling, etc.  AJ always was and continues to be the most popular place for new players to get into the PvP scene.  Any community relies on new members to sustain itself--by making this place a wasteland we are doing nothing but ensuring our own demise.

Before you post a reply or topic, ask yourself: am I being an asshole?  If you are, change your post to take a more educational tone.  If you're feeling heated about something, take some time to cool off before replying.  Don't immediately assume someone is trolling you, some people are just not very knowledgeable.  Worst case, if you reply in a calm educational manner, you've posted something informative for the hundreds or thousands of lurkers who will view your reply.  These are generally newer PvPers, and anything you do to help sustain them as arena players helps all of us.

On any set of forums, it's easy to forget that almost all of the people reading it are lurkers, who will never make any posts.  Lurkers cannot be trolls, they can't be assholes, they are just here to learn or read interesting things.  Post interesting, informative content.  Post drama if you want, but don't be an asshole.  Fuck the trolls, post for the lurkers.

#4053032 BE A BETTER GAMER PT:1.

Posted Clickerz on 13 February 2014 - 06:19 AM

More vods in chat belowVVVVV

Hey guys, Yipz here. I decided to do some analysis on some of my gameplay on twitch tv infront of viewers and got EXTREMELY positive feedback and results so Id like to share the vods and maybe help some people out on some of the awareness that you should be looking to achieve in your wow careers.

This one is one vs RMD where I show how to peel effectively in openers and live throughout the game


This is one vs RLS where I show how keeping your shaman alive is the most important aspect of the game(there is a part where I miss my disperse its not important but I do go back and notice it...


This one is vs woundman and I show how important it is to rotate cds correctly and work together as a team to survive


This is a game vs an LSD where I show you that running when healer is cc'ed and using cds effectively can lead to pressure and winning


FInally this is one vs ret/priest/hunter where I show the value of feral kiting and positioning and LoS

People really found this helpful I will upload these to youtube... there were more commentaries but these are the best.


#4041473 What to do as Spriest

Posted TaKnemdwn on 26 January 2014 - 07:00 PM

Stack haste to at,least 30.01% (I've gotten it to 30.03% [10133] - this percentage is factored in with Sform's +5% haste).

Next in line, maximize your crit in whatever way possible, plausible, reasonable. This is going to be the game changer for you.

Now the fun stuff. You're going to be facing a Warrior... 9/10 games. Actually, lets put it 9.5/10. If you're not running with a druid to clone him all game - you're going to die. He will go through all your CDs and laugh, and keep going until you're dead. That's why I picked up the MB glyph. With my current crit value, this shit procs more often than not. It really throws them for a loop, thye have no idea what the fuck I jus used. I always use my first orb to disarm them, then I place a fiend next to em, because you know they're going to blow their Berserker as soon as that first fear hits them. Which is good news for us because their storm will be weaker, more easily absorbed... This is about the time I guise because I need to do some clever placement to get my first VT off. You already know that charge is coming, so might as well fade for the extra -10% dmg mitigation. He's gonna be hitting you hard and you already used 2 CDs. From here on, its more feathers and hoping for procs, eventually... you will have enough orbs to DP and double Spike, this is when I use my silence, because I like them to think I'm a noob and have no idea what's going on. It leaves people more open to mistakes. Mongoloids are used to the same tired gameplay, the only way to beat these kids is with clever use of spells at times they dont expect. Don't run ever run in guise in no man's land to land a Psychic Scream. Always use it defensively. That's why you have the fiend - that's your offensive fear.

Mages are going to be hard to find, good ones even harder, but when you do. Treat them like you would a girl. They will be the only ones to compliment you in today's WoW. Shadowfiend is going to be your sickest dps burst, which is why I save it for my second silence... they won't have enough CDs left to counter it, thats when the magic happens. Double orb disarm here for extended horror play - you want that little shadow critter to get as many hits as you can. He hits hard and loves giving mana back like its his job. But he's easily CCd and very kitable.

There are more things you will learn with time, but I'm not getting paid for this so enjoy and best of luck.

#3989098 6.0 What to do ?

Posted Shadowpower on 11 November 2013 - 01:02 AM

Hello everyone , before you read this , please do not fight with it other !! not now please!
This is a topic that we should forget that crap discussion about classes and old content and be together because its something for us all !!!

We are facing a big problem at PvP , its not NEW its just becoming bigger and bigger
the game is getting "easier" its a fact , less spell , less buttons to press , more and more passives ofc it doesn't mean much because those changes are for all players and reaction time are really low but what i want to say talking all this ? I am just tired to always listing people saying that pvp used to be good on xpac X or Y... why not at the next expansion?
I'm a really low rating player , just a 2.2k , but i want to listen to all of you with your big XP at this game and maybe its time to US to do something to help blizzard to fix the game we love instead just complain about it forever.

What I think ( my personal and may you disagree ) about what Blizzard should do to fix PVP at ALL (not focusing my class) :::

hmm let's go
  • Remake Racials , to make viable to play all races with certain equality

  • Balance the amount of Healing / Damage classes can do (acording with the play style).

  • Remove all rating and rewards from 2v2 and 5v5 , making 3v3 the only bracked that really matter for that game .

  • Give us real rewards for been a PVP player , when you are a Heroic PVE player , you have the best gear in game more chances to drop epic mounts , to get xmog new items , PVP should be once again progressive as PVE , 0->1550 , 1550->1750 , 1750->2000 , 2000->2200 , 2200->2400 , 2400->2700. Just win something when you get 2200 as it was back in 5.1 with T2 gear , a really unfair system like that should never be up again.The game should not treat a 2150 player as a 1100 player since hes really trying more than the other one and progressing at that.
Right now less than 5% of ALL players in WoW actually does some kind of real PVP content , and only 1% of those 5% are above 1750 RT in arenas ,  so its not hard to understand why its getting worse every year , people that know what they are saying should actually SAY something! do not stop to try guys ! please!  Let's Keep trying to make good Feed back use your streams , your Real ID friends , we can do that , some of us live to play WoW and others do it as a job , why not make it better and better?

do not forget to tell us things you think would make it better please!

thank you and sorry for my bad english

#3974449 datakiss vs bailamos rbgs

Posted Stormshiftx on 26 October 2013 - 06:26 AM

Ahhhh good old AJ, where virgins like Bailamos come to pretend they are cool.   Whats it like living at home bailamos?  I heard you cried in frustration when you realized I had a video highlighted on my stream that  had one of your ex online "girlfriends" laughing with us and telling my whole rbg team about how you would go cry to her when you would lose games.  Good laughs (I always enjoy one when I see you calling anyone gay, have you looked in the mirror?  Obviously a little too much, because youre in love with yourself (Pretty fucking gay to love a guy)) .  But well played getitng your squad to report my stream and get it banned, luckily I was done playing wow anyways.  Let me know if you need a job, the local car wash is hiring!!

#3897987 Finding partners with no achievements

Posted AcerMVP on 11 June 2013 - 01:45 PM

There's three things I require when I play with people:

A: Synergy: Try playing a few games with out skype. See how far you can go without using skype. I've hit 2400 with out using skype and when we started to use skype, the synergy felt like it was there, because of how well we knew each others play style. We eventually hit 2783 back in s7. Remember synergy requires you to be focused as well. Play with out addons telling you what to do every second. Watch the game, see when the person uses their trinket. Watch your team mate and peel for them when it's needed. This way you learn how to play with a partner you haven't even talked to yet.

B: Communication: Now that you guys know you have a nice a synergy going, learn to communicate. Do a few bgs before you join an arena. Talk to each other, find out a little more about your partner. See how well he communicates with you and try to adjust to each others voice and learn to listen/speak.

This is something that I still love about this game. The social aspect of it. I've met some really cool people in the past that I still keep up with till this day. My very first partner from S1, I still talk to him till this day and we still play together from time to time. We're actually great friends now.

C: Don't care about winning. The more you care about winning, the less fun it is. If you win great! Be happy, rejoice, but never let that be the motivation to playing a video game. The motivation should always be to have fun. When you have fun with the game, it brings positive thoughts. Positive thoughts mean positive results.

And that's how I find partners.

#3889656 Rogues are boring now.

Posted Hyuru on 21 May 2013 - 11:56 AM

rogue playstyle is just fucking mongo... globaling stuff with cds with zero consistant dmg is not fun at all :\

#3858884 Living Bomb Mage 1v2 Jahmilli & Abn

Posted Rynd on 08 March 2013 - 06:08 AM

Dioneslol knows exactly how to representate my country. Sorry about him guys. Brazil has a lot of good people who dosent need to be rude in foruns just to feel better.