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Fury Warrior DPS Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Oct 27, 2016 at 09:44 by Wordup 138 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Fury Warriors. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Fury Warrior guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Wordup, a frequent theorycrafter involved in a number of class communities. He is also an experienced player who has been in the world top 100 since the days of Sunwell, currently raiding in Echoes. You can also follow him on Twitter.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Archimtiros, one of the best DPS Warriors in the world, who raids in Infinity. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Best in Slot List

With the existence of Titanforged and Mythic+ dungeons, there is no such thing as a hard Best in Slot anymore. This is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out for in your raid or dungeon (if applicable). Be smart, and if you find higher item level pieces with valuable stat combinations do not hesitate to upgrade to them.

Slot Item Source
Helm Venom-Fanged Barbute Icon Venom-Fanged Barbute Elerethe Renferal
Neck Cursed Beartooth Necklace Icon Cursed Beartooth Necklace Ursoc
Shoulders Midnight Herald's Pauldrons Icon Midnight Herald's Pauldrons Xavius
Cloak Evergreen Vinewrap Drape Icon Evergreen Vinewrap Drape Cenarius
Chest Horror Inscribed Chestguard Icon Horror Inscribed Chestguard Dragons of Nightmare
Wrists Dragonbone Wristclamps Icon Dragonbone Wristclamps Dragons of Nightmare
Gloves Fitted Ironbark Gauntlets Icon Fitted Ironbark Gauntlets Cenarius
Belt Waistplate of Nameless Horror Icon Waistplate of Nameless Horror Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Legs Storm-Battered Legplates Icon Storm-Battered Legplates Elerethe Renferal
Boots Trampling Warboots Icon Trampling Warboots Ursoc
Ring #1 Mindrend Band Icon Mindrend Band Dragons of Nightmare
Ring #2 Dreadful Cyclopean Signet Icon Dreadful Cyclopean Signet Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Trinket #1 Unstable Arcanocrystal Icon Unstable Arcanocrystal Withered J'im
Trinket #2 Chaos Talisman Icon Chaos Talisman Fel Lord Betrug

1.1. Extra Notes

The Jeweled Signet of Melandrus Icon Jeweled Signet of Melandrus provides a relatively significant bonus to Fury whilst still having a reasonably balanced stat budget on it. As melee attacks contribute a good amount via the Enrage Icon Enrage effect, the bonus auto damage can generate anywhere up to 3% extra DPS, so if you can acquire a powerful version of this ring it will remain BiS throughout current content.

1.2. Trinkets

With the trinkets listed, this assumes that you are comparing against equal item level pieces, therefore in some cases due to the scaling effect, this list can be inaccurate. Due to that, there is a simulation of all trinkets against each other listed here:

Trinket Simulations

Sims are still questionable for current new trinkets (such as new Karazhan items), and Trial of Valor trinkets appear to be stat stick oriented. Note that a lot of trinkets can still find a lot of use in M+ as opposed to clear optimal raid trinkets, so this list is a guideline..

An explanation is also in order for Tiny Oozeling in a Jar Icon Tiny Oozeling in a Jar. This is simulated assuming you use the active whenever Battle Cry Icon Battle Cry is active, which can inflate its value.

1.3. Evaluating Upgrades with dynamic Item Levels

Due to the Warforging/Titanforging system, having a full comprehensive list of gear ranked against each other would be far too elaborate and confusing to compile, and as such it is recommended instead to evaluate upscaled items using rough stat weights. As always with weights, they can change depending on your gear and to get them perfectly accurate for your character, it is always advised to simulate it yourself, however for the purpose of this I will use example Fury stat weights:

These were calculated using a 21 point artifact and ideal trinkets:

  • Haste: 1.01
  • Strength: 1
  • Mastery: 0.90
  • Critical Strike: 0.87
  • Versatility: 0.87

If we then compare two pairs of gloves, we can get a rough evaluation of which to use. Starting with Insect-Etched Chestplate Icon Insect-Etched Chestplate, comes with 1715 Strength, 1012 Mastery, and 448 Versatility, so we can use this to calculate a relative value:

1012×0.09 + 448×0.87 + 1715×1 = 3015.56

Then comparing to Horror Inscribed Chestguard Icon Horror Inscribed Chestguard, comes with 1715 Strength, 1043 Critical Strike, and 417 Haste, which can be evaluated in a similar way:

1043×0.87 + 417×1.01 + 1715×1 = 3043.58

Through this we can see that the value of Horror Inscribed Chestguard Icon Horror Inscribed Chestguard is higher than Insect-Etched Chestplate Icon Insect-Etched Chestplate, and is the better choice to use. As said though, these weights can differ depending on the content you are doing, your talent selections, and the other gear you are currently wearing, as many stats synergise with others and scale exponentially, increasing their value.

2. Racial Bonuses

Racial Simulations

Racial bonuses are quite minimal for most classes currently, and this is also true for Fury. Whilst this image shows rough estimations for each Race, there are always extra factors that can push some Races above the more passive ones, so I would recommend playing whichever you like the most as the difference is so minor.

3. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 895, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (by default 1, but by now most players should be able to equip 2). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

Ayala's Stone Heart Icon Ayala's Stone Heart opens up Execute Icon Execute usage above the 20% threshhold, and helps to round out Massacre Icon Massacre when equipped. Currently useful, but not the optimal choice.

Kazzalax, Fujieda's Fury Icon Kazzalax, Fujieda's Fury provides a consistent flat 5% damage increase, alongside an extra healing boost. A solid choice in all situations with no downsides.

Ceann-Ar Charger Icon Ceann-Ar Charger increases your Enrage Icon Enrage uptime through the additional Rage gained when you activate it. Increasing this uptime is extremely important to Fury, and as such is a top tier Legendary, and if available should be your first choice.

Naj'entus's Vertebrae Icon Naj'entus's Vertebrae provides a 33% increase to Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind on 3 targets or more. Is a solid choice in AoE situations, and synergises very well with Wrecking Ball Icon Wrecking Ball.

Aggramar's Stride Icon Aggramar's Stride provides additional mobility, and given that Haste is so valuable to Fury, is a fairly significant boost. This however is not a very required benefit as Fury already has good access to movement tools, and is not recommended.

Mannoroth's Bloodletting Manacles Icon Mannoroth's Bloodletting Manacles grants a solid incoming heal as Fury can generate a lot of Rage very quickly, and heal in bulk with this. It is purely defensive and the overall benefit can be mitigated if there is no incoming damage, so is a situational pick. It can, however, help to offset the punishment dealt out through the increased damage taken with Enrage Icon Enrage active so has great solo applications.

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret has some fringe bonuses for extra mobility and an extra Haste proc activating after crowd control effects, such as Intimidating Shout Icon Intimidating Shout, unfortunately this has a long cooldown and requires targets vulnerable to Fear. There are talent options that can improve the uptime, but due to the Crowd Control requirement this largely relegates the effect to dungeons.

Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus could have some powerful survivability uses to survive large bursts of raid damage if it syncs up with the recharge time and avoiding damage is possible, but it is too specific to recommend until more is known about the texture of the upcoming raids.

4. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Hunters, Monks, Shamans, and Fury/Protection Warriors
Plate Armor Death Knights, Paladins, and Fury/Protection Warriors
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Trinkets Frost/Unholy Death Knights, Retribution Paladins, and Fury Warriors

5. ChangeLog

  • 27 Oct. 2016: Added extra notes about the Jeweled Signet of Melandrus.
  • 25 Oct. 2016: Updated BiS trinkets and added trinket simulations.
  • 30 Sep. 2016: Another pass on BiS.
  • 28 Sep. 2016: Updated BiS.
  • 18 Sep. 2016: Re-did weight calculations with new weights.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Removed trinket sims and added BiS recommendations.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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