I can understand your frustration with warrior dps. I chose fury as my main spec (dual-wield 2handed weapons just too good to pass up) and last july found out that I had a horrid dps spec. follow that with switching to arms, as mentioned above is now last on the list, maximizing dps as a new warrior player in order to be competative in raid content has not been the smoothest experience. My rotation/mechanics still have a long way to go, but i'll share what helped me acheive between 60-80k dps in normal difficulty raids with ilvl ~485 gear
I will try and keep it simple, and let those more artiulate than myself describe the details.
1.Enrage - this is the reason for gemming/reforging crit>str , find that little eyeball buff (looks like the hunters core hound pet spell "ancient hysteria") and only use berzerker rage when you are not currently enraged, not soon to do a spell that has a high crit chance (Bloodthirst, collosus smash) or only 1 or 2 seconds from loosing the Enrage buff.
2. Bloodthirst - hit it every time it's off cd, like a metronome.
3. Collossus smash - treat the 6 seconds after this spell like the only 6 seconds you have to deal dmg. you get it once every 20seconds, Make sure your cd are timed so that you can use dps cd (banners, recklessness, bloodbath, dragons roar) directly after a CS, fit every non-GCD spell (heroic strike, heroic leap(maybe with death from above glyph) into this 6 seconds.
those are the 3 things that I was told that helped me, I hope you find them just as usefull...here is a fantastic post I found that helped me understand fury substantially.
also, I cannot stress enough, how incredibly usefull the 4 piece tier 14 set bonus is.. if you are debating using a that is not 'of resounding rings' over the ilvl483 tier set, maybe some 496 crafted items...forget it....haivng recklessness 2x more often is just pain amazing, I don't crunch all the numbers like some folks do, but ever since I equiped my 4th piece I cannot get over how much using that spell more often has made. It could be that I simply neglected to use it previously due to the long cd, idk,
ed - keep working on finding high damage one handers. it wasn't until i had a pair of one handers comporable to my 2handers where i could reforge, switch/reforge/switch/reforge/etc. that I finally broke down and will only use 1h .....and like many of us fury warriors hungry for weapons, have yet to receive a sha socketed one hander, let alone the 2 we "need" nay....'deserve?'
Edited by elucid, 29 January 2013 - 04:38 PM.