Post by Zakkhar
What are the strengths I should play to
Review your skills, glyphs and talents maybe?
Good mobility, low-medium survivability, medium sustained damage, low burst damage.
Weaknesses I should avoid
You cant avoid the weaknesses. You would have to change class or at least respec to arms.
And how I can use these to help my team win
Kill proper targets (usually healers or stuff that is already low or classes capable of even higher burst when left alone), dont break cc, dont run around aimlessly, dont try to solo vs many, report anything you feel is important and other may not know this (skip obvious stuff like someone just capped your flag, everyone can see this), interrupt their flag caps (aoe/cleave near the flag), look at your minimap and medium map (shift+M), assist whoever you may need to, to other stuff just use common sense and your brain.
Also if anyone wants to put input on how or why arms is better I'm open to suggestions
Arms has way better burst than fury (fury has like none). You cant kill anyone atm without burst.
Currently best burst is: Arms warriors, Demo locks, BM hunters.
How arms does its burst? Many ways, but most deadly (I win button) one usually combines:
Recklessness (5 mins cd), Deadly Calm (1 min cd), On use pvp trinket (2 min cd), berserker rage (30s cd)
Target needs to be stunned or immobilised any other way and you have to have full rage bar (unless you gonna use glyph of incite) and maximum numbers of Taste for blood stacks possible (5). If its a plate/mail user he should also have colossus smash on him.
You basically go: First HS crits for 1100%* its normal damage with the crapload of str, while it costs no rage (so do all the others) and is off gcd (like all HS) and you are doing your"normal" rotation while it lasts. It can 1shot people. Or how they say "global" (adj: globalled) people (they have no time to react).
*) Very likely crit from recklesness (+50% chance) (2x multiplier), +10% damage from from Berserker Rage
(1.1x multiplier), +100% for each stack of
(5, which results in 5x multiplier) equals 1100%. Also you should mention that Arms warriors have passive 25% damage increase, whic results in 1375% heroic strike damage (which hits for 110% weapon damage plus flat number).
This guy streams quite a lot and you can learn some stuff from him:http://www.twitch.tv/reckful
He runs zero addon, multiple keybind/macros UI.