WoW: Warrior arena beginners guide

New to Arena?
If you’re new to Arena matches I suggest you start of with some 2v2 to build up some experience and skills. If you think you are able to handle the good stuff you should try 3v3 and end with some 5v5. This guide should be extremely useful to players who haven’t (ever) played a arena match before.

Talents:
Your talents are very important. The most used arena warrior spec is Arms. Here’s a quite good talent build to get you started with: Talent Calculator

Addons:

Gladius: adds enemy unit frames to arenas for easier targeting and focusing. It is highly configurable and you can disable most features of this addon.

Macros:
How to make macros:

– Type /macro;
– Click on New at the bottom;
– Name your macro;
– Select a icon;
– Select Okay;
– Now open up the macro you just made and fill in the macro ‘code’.

Important!

Hold [Ctrl] + [H] and search for: Slayer of the Lifeless – Replace it with your one-handed weapon.
Hold [Ctrl] + [H] and search for: Wall of Terror – Replace it with your shield.
Hold [Ctrl] + [H] and search for: Marrowstrike – Replace it with your two-handed weapon.

Important!

Intervene: Cast defensive stance and intervene if your target is friendly and intervene target of target if it’s hostile.
#showtooltip Intervene
/cast [nostance:2] Defensive Stance; [help] Intervene; [target=targettarget, help] Intervene

Rend/Disarm in one button:
#showtooltip Disarm
/cast Rend
/cast [modifier:alt] Defensive Stance
/cast Disarm

Shield Bash:
#showtooltip Shield Bash
/cast [nostance:1] Battle stance
/equip Slayer of the Lifeless
/equipslot [noequipped:shields] 17 Wall of Terror
/cast Shield Bash
/equip [modifier:alt] Marrowstrike

Retaliation
#showtooltip Retaliation
/cast [nostance:1] Battle stance
/cast Retaliation

Charge/Change to Berserker and intercept:
#showtooltip Charge
/cast Charge
/cast [modifier:alt] Berserker Stance
/cast Intercept

Intercept/Change to Battle stance and charge:
#showtooltip Intercept
/cast Intercept
/cast [modifier:alt] Battle Stance
/cast Charge

Here is my spell reflect macro: This will cast Spell Reflection if you are in Battle or Defensive and change to Battle stance if you are in Berserker stance.
#showtooltip Spell Reflection
/cast [nostance:1/2] Battle stance
/equip Slayer of the Lifeless
/equipslot [noequipped:shields] 17 Wall of Terror
/cast Spell Reflection
/equip [equipped:shields,modifier:alt] Marrowstrike

Glyphs:
Major glyphs:
Glyph of Mortal Strike
Glyph of Execution
Glyph of Rending

Minor Glyphs:
Glyph of Charge
Glyph of Bloodrage
Glyph of Thunder Clap

Arena Partners:
– Holy Paladin – Healer;
– Disc Priest – Healer;
– Resto Druid – Healer.

It’s possible to get a non-healer, but it won’t get you as far as a healer should do.

guide by eloivanelst

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