Fury Warrior DPS Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities (WoD 6.0.3)

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General Information

On this page, we list your Fury Warrior core abilities and how they should be used together (rotation) in World of Warcraft WoD 6.0.3. We also explain when to use your various cooldowns. Then, we go deeper and present all the subtleties that you will need to know if you want to excel at playing a Fury Warrior.

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

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Jalopy, one of the best Fury Warriors in the world, who raids in Duality. You can watch his stream on Twitch.

6.0.2 Transition Guide

If you want to read all about the Patch 6.0.2 changes and learn how they affect your character, make sure to read our Warrior Transition Guide!

1. Single Target Rotation↑top

Use the following priority system for your single target rotation.

Try not to spend any rage if you are not currently Enraged. If your Rage is low enough, simply sit doing nothing until Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst is up again in order to attempt to refresh your Enrage Icon Enrage.

  1. Use Berserker Rage Icon Berserker Rage if your Enrage Icon Enrage falls off.
  2. Use Wild Strike Icon Wild Strike if you are above 90 Rage.
  3. Use Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow when you have 2 stacks.
  4. Use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst
    • When you are not Enraged, if you have chosen the Unquenchable Thirst Icon Unquenchable Thirst talent.
    • When you are not Enraged, or you have less than 80 Rage, if you have not chosen the Unquenchable Thirst Icon Unquenchable Thirst talent.
  5. Use Ravager Icon Ravager or Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker, depending on your talent choice.
  6. Use Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow.
  7. Use Wild Strike Icon Wild Strike (with or without a Bloodsurge Icon Bloodsurge proc).
  8. Use Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt or Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar (depending on your choice).
  9. Use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst if you have chosen the Unquenchable Thirst Icon Unquenchable Thirst talent, and you have no other action available.

If you have chosen the Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death talent, then use these Execute Icon Executes as your highest priority.

1.1. Execute Rotation

Try not to spend any rage if you are not currently Enraged. If your Rage is low enough, simply sit doing nothing until Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst is up again in order to attempt to refresh your Enrage Icon Enrage.

  1. Use Berserker Rage Icon Berserker Rage if your Enrage Icon Enrage falls off.
  2. Use Execute Icon Execute to avoid reaching maximum Rage.
  3. Use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst
    • When you are not Enraged, if you have chosen the Unquenchable Thirst Icon Unquenchable Thirst talent.
    • When you are not Enraged, or you have less than 80 Rage, if you have not chosen the Unquenchable Thirst Icon Unquenchable Thirst talent.
  4. Use Execute Icon Execute.
  5. Use Ravager Icon Ravager or Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker, depending on your talent choice.
  6. Use Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow.
  7. Use Bloodsurge Icon Bloodsurge procs to cast Wild Strike Icon Wild Strike.
  8. Use Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt or Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar (depending on your choice).
  9. Use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst if you have chosen the Unquenchable Thirst Icon Unquenchable Thirst talent, and you have no other action available.

If you have chosen the Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death talent, then use these Execute Icon Executes as your highest priority.

1.2. Opening Rotation

At the start of the fight, the ideal opening rotation is as follows:

  1. Prepot.
  2. Charge Icon Charge in and place your Ravager Icon Ravager (you can click the ability to obtain the placement circle even before combat begins).
  3. Use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst and Recklessness Icon Recklessness.
  4. Continue with your single target rotation.

2. Multiple Target Rotation↑top

If you are facing multiple enemies you should perform the following rotation.

  1. Use Ravager Icon Ravager.
  2. Use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst to maintain your Enrage Icon Enrage and generate Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow stacks.
  3. Use Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm
    • Make sure to have at least 6 seconds of Enrage left when using Bladestorm.
  4. Use Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind to gain stacks of Meat Cleaver Icon Meat Cleaver as necessary for the amount of current targets.
  5. Use Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow.
  6. Use Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar.
  7. Use Wild Strike Icon Wild Strike when you have a Bloodsurge Icon Bloodsurge proc.
  8. Use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst.

If you are facing 2 enemies, and if one of them can be Executed, you should dump your Rage with Execute Icon Execute instead of using Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind. If you have chosen the Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death talent, then use these Execute Icon Executes as your highest priority.

3. Cooldown Usage↑top

As a Fury Warrior, you have one DPS cooldown, as well as a few cooldowns from talents.

Recklessness Icon Recklessness should be used as many times as possible throughout the encounter. It is ideal to stack it with any periods of increased damage, trinkets, or other important mechanics (especially with Heroism Icon Heroism/Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Time Warp Icon Time Warp), and it is important to make sure it is available in Execute range.

Bloodbath Icon Bloodbath should be used as often as possible, but you should make sure to align with Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar, and you should save up around 70 Rage before using it.

Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm, if chosen instead of Bloodbath, should also be used as often as possible, but only against 3 or more targets. You should stack it with any cooldowns or buffs that you can, and you should have at least 6 seconds of Enrage left when you cast it.

Ravager Icon Ravager should be saved for moments of burst AoE damage. If such moments do not exist in the fight, or are far off into the future, you should simply use it as part of your single target rotation as indicated above. It is always ideal to stack Ravager with Bloodbath.

4. Stance↑top

Battle Stance Icon Battle Stance grants you a lot of Rage with each melee attack you make, but grants you no Rage from damage taken. This is the stance you should be in whenever you are concerned about maximising your DPS.

Defensive Stance Icon Defensive Stance causes you to gain no Rage from autoattacks, but reduces the damage you take from all sources by 25%. You should use this stance during moments of high raid damage, to increase your survivability, but be aware of the Rage loss that you will have to suffer.

5. Mastering Your Fury Warrior↑top

The guidelines given above will enable you to play your Fury Warrior with good results. If you want to push things further and master your character, then we advise you to continue reading.

5.1. Titan's Grip or Single-Minded Fury

At the moment, Single-Minded Fury provides slightly higher single target DPS, while Titan's Grip provides slightly higher DPS in cleaving and multiple target situations, assuming equal item level weapons.

5.2. Rage Generation

By default, your Rage is generated from two sources:

Your Rage is mostly used by abilities in your rotation, although some utility spells also cost Rage.

5.3. Key Concepts

5.3.1. Enrage

Each time you critically strike with Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst you become enraged, gaining 10 Rage and dealing 10% increased physical damage for 8 seconds. This will happen passively, so you do not need to concern yourself with it too much. It is also possible to manually enrage yourself by using Berserker Rage Icon Berserker Rage.

Note that your Mastery increases the damage bonus from enrage past the base 10%.

5.3.2. Wild Strike and Bloodsurge

Whenever you use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst, you have a 20% chance to proc two charges of Bloodsurge Icon Bloodsurge, each charge causing the next Wild Strike Icon Wild Strike to be free of Rage cost.

You should have a means of tracking when this proc is active, through an add-on such as Power Auras.

Wild Strikes that benefit from a Bloodsurge proc are a much higher priority than those that not. In fact, as you can notice from the priority list above, Wild Strikes that do not benefit from a Bloodsurge proc should never really be used.

5.3.3. Raging Blow

Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow is not available by default. It becomes available each time you become enraged (either from Enrage Icon Enrage or Berserker Rage Icon Berserker Rage). Each time you become enraged, you can use Raging Blow once. If your two enrages stack (either because you used Berserker Rage while you were enraged, or because Enrage procs while Berserker Rage is active), you will be allowed to use Raging Blow twice.

6. Changelog↑top

  • 16 Oct. 2014: Made several updates.
    • Removed a mention of using Execute Icon Execute during the single target rotation (since its usage is explained directly below).
    • Merged the multiple target rotation priorities for different numbers of targets.
    • Tweaked rotations in general.