View Full Version : Arms DPS questions

06-09-2009, 09:02 AM
Im generally a tank, and due to this iv been wanting to try out arms for a bit. Alot of the information iv found has been very confusing because this mess about armor penetration having a cap or not seems to have a billion different answers that all contradict each other. Sadly this ends with me doing around 2.5k dps or lower in gear and with a spec that i really feel should be higher, and i think its me either not gemming properly or not having the best plan in raids.

[Current armory link (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Garona&n=Kalunaa)]

The spec is one out of the quick and dirty arms guide on these forums, and i try to stick to the priority list of Maintaining rend > OP > Execute (SD proc only), and MS. I have swapped slam and heroic strike out to see if it makes any difference and it doesnt seem to. Honestly it feels like theres just something im not getting, and its keeping me from being a viable dps option in my guild raids, maybe someone here can find something im missing.

Not sure if it shows on the armory so im at 29.15% armor pen (+ 10% from battle stance maybe?). I apply sunders to 5 each boss fight (or on the dummy) and use Elixir of Armor Piercing (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44330) and Hearty Rhino (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42995)

PS - it may show my prot gear for a few as iv only just logged out.

06-09-2009, 09:20 AM
Take this all in stride. Properly enchanted and gemmed gear like you have should net you 3k dps in a raid easily.

Most of your gear is either not enchanted or enchanted with a bad enchant. Fix that
I personally don't think you should gem Arp at your gear level. Your ap and crit are more critical places to work on IMO.
Get a new trinket :)

Your spec is fine.

06-09-2009, 09:36 AM
thanks for the tips, ill be looking into enchants and trinkets this afternoon :)