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Fury Warrior DPS Guide (Legion 7.1.5)

Last updated Yesterday at 16:01 by Wordup 168 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Fury Warrior DPS guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.1.5. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Fury Warrior in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

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. Class Overview

Coming into Legion, Fury has seen some quality of life changes to bring it up to speed and attempt to get away from some of the more limiting factors of the past, whilst still maintaining that core focus on Enrage Icon Enrage. Boasting very strong sustained damage with frequent burst windows and a robust toolkit through talents allowing you to tailor your output for different situations, it is a very powerful and very versatile Melee Specialization.

2. What Has Changed in Legion?

  • Rage is now used predominantly to fuel Rampage Icon Rampage instead of being used as a limiting resource for most offensive abilities.
  • Enrage Icon Enrage now only lasts for 4 seconds, but grants a 100% increase to Attack Speed for the duration.
  • Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow is no longer limited by Enrage Icon Enrage activations, and can be used as many times as you wish whilst Enrage Icon Enraged.
  • Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind is now free so AoE is significantly less limited.
  • Meat Cleaver Icon Meat Cleaver now affects Rampage Icon Rampage and Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst.
  • Recklessness has been replaced with Battle Cry Icon Battle Cry on a much lower cooldown.

3. What Has Changed in 7.1.5?

Aside from some small buffs to general ability damage and the new secondary conversion rates, Fury has recieved fairly small changes. A large number of talents had some minor alterations to open up more options in the tree, but nothing too significant has happened.

4. Strengths

  • Very high, frequent bursts of high damage.
  • Frequently available cooldown that has a large impact on output.
  • Can switch targets without any major downsides.
  • Cleave (5 or less targets) very strong due to Meat Cleaver Icon Meat Cleaver.
  • Exceptional burst AoE with  Icon Odyn's Fury.

5. Weaknesses

  • Can often be hindered by bad proc chains limiting Enrage Icon Enrage.
  • Large scale AoE limited by talents and cooldowns.

6. Viability in the Current Patch

In the Legion landscape Fury fares very well due to the high amount of multi target situations. In Mythic+, the power of  Icon Odyn's Fury really shines for burst AoE, and that can be pushed further with talents such as Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm to fill in the gaps. Alongside this Fury has a lot of versatile tools both in the base kit and in talents, which further pushes its strength. Finally, having the robust mobility toolkit Warriors already come with makes for a great all round specialisation. With 7.1.5, it also appears to be much closer to Arms the further into Nighthold you reach, making it a strong contender with the new Tier 19 4-piece set bonus and trinkets available.

7. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 9 pages:

8. ChangeLog

  • 10 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.1.5 changes and updated viability section.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Updated for 7.1.5 with new Nighthold information.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated for 7.1.5 talent changes.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Updated for new Mastery options with consumables.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Updated with new breakpoints for Haste with 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Altered for 7.1.5 changes to reflect new optimal choices.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated gear pages for 7.1.5 Nighthold gear, more to follow regarding Trinkets.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Added trinket sims.
  • 26 Nov. 2016 (easy mode page): Added section for easier playstyle.
  • 27 Oct. 2016 (gear page): Added extra notes about the Jeweled Signet of Melandrus.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (gear page): Updated BiS trinkets and added trinket simulations.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (enchants page): Added a mention about Potion of Prolonged Power.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (talents page): Updated description of Warpaint. It now reduces the damage taken increase from Enrage to 15%.
  • 30 Sep. 2016 (gear page): Another pass on BiS.
  • 28 Sep. 2016 (gear page): Updated BiS.
  • 21 Sep. 2016 (enchants page): Made Potion of the Old War the potion of choice.
  • 18 Sep. 2016 (stats page): New stat priority and new stat weights.
  • 18 Sep. 2016 (gear page): Re-did weight calculations with new weights.
  • 18 Sep. 2016 (enchants page): Removed mentions of breakpoints.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (spells page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 27 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Added notes about updated stat priorities for advanced gearing in HFC. Removed reference to class trinket breakpoint to go along with that.
  • 27 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated Haste/Crit/Mastery explanations to match the updated notes on the stats page.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Improved explanations of Dragon Roar's usage.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (spells page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Removed trinket sims and added BiS recommendations.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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