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"Cut them down where they stand."

Arms specialization improves your ability to inflict bleeding on foes as well as your critical hit chance. It also grants access to the fury boon and methods to set up foes for more damage.

— In-game description


Arms is a core specialization for the warrior that focuses on critical hits and condition damage.

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Precise Strikes.png Furious Burst 4 Gain fury when you swap weapons. Fury gives an increased critical chance.
Major Adept Berserker's Fury.png Wounding Precision Gain expertise based on your precision.
Major Adept Signet Mastery.png Signet Mastery Signets grant a stacking ferocity boon on use. Cast Lesser Signet of Might when striking a foe below the health threshold.
Major Adept Opportunist.png Opportunist 1 Gain fury and adrenaline when you immobilize or disable a foe.
Minor Master Deep Strikes.png Deep Strikes Gain condition damage when you have fury. You have increased chance to critically strike against bleeding foes.
Major Master Unsuspecting Foe.png Unsuspecting Foe Increased critical-hit chance against disabled or defiant foes.
Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Major Master Rending Strikes.png Sundering Burst Burst skills inflict vulnerability if they hit and inflict additional vulnerability if the attack is a critical hit.
Can only occur once per interval per target for multihit burst skills.
Major Master Blademaster.png Blademaster Gain expertise. Gain condition damage while wielding a sword. Sword skills gain reduced recharge.
Minor Grandmaster Bloodlust.png Bloodlust You have a chance to inflict bleeding on critical hits, and bleeds that you apply last longer.
Major Grandmaster Burst Precision.png Burst Precision Burst skills have an increased critical chance. Gain bonus critical-hit chance and ferocity for a duration when you hit with a burst skill. Duration is based on adrenaline spent.
Major Grandmaster Furious.png Furious Critical hits grant bonus adrenaline and gain a stacking condition damage effect.
Major Grandmaster Dual Wielding.png Dual Wielding Attack speed is increased when wielding a main-hand weapon in your offhand.
See also: List of warrior traits

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