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Fury Warrior DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Glyphs (WoD 6.2.2)

Last updated on Dec 10, 2015 at 13:48 by Vlad 121 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, we present the viable talent and glyph choices for Fury Warriors in World of Warcraft WoD 6.2.2. We detail what each of the talents and glyphs do and in which situations they should be taken.

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 Archimitros, one of the best DPS Warriors in the world, who raids in Crisp. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Talent Choices

Level Choices
15 Juggernaut ? Juggernaut Double Time Double Time Warbringer ? Warbringer
30 Enraged Regeneration Enraged Regeneration Second Wind Second Wind Impending Victory Impending Victory
45 Furious Strikes Furious Strikes Sudden Death Sudden Death Unquenchable Thirst ? Unquenchable Thirst
60 Storm Bolt Storm Bolt Shockwave ? Shockwave Dragon Roar Dragon Roar
75 Mass Spell Reflection Mass Spell Reflection Safeguard ? Safeguard Vigilance Vigilance
90 Avatar ? Avatar Bloodbath Bloodbath Bladestorm Bladestorm
100 Anger Management ? Anger Management Ravager Ravager Siegebreaker Siegebreaker

Talents can easily be changed, thanks to Tome of the Clear Mind Icon Tome of the Clear Mind. You will frequently find yourself changing talents and glyphs between encounters, in order to adapt your play style to different mechanics. Therefore, it is important to understand what each of your talents does and how they affect your play style.

2. Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents

Juggernaut ? Juggernaut Double Time Double Time Warbringer ? Warbringer

Tier 1 talents offer you a choice between 3 improvements to your Charge Icon Charge.

  • Juggernaut Icon Juggernaut reduces the cooldown of Charge Icon Charge by 8 seconds (down to 12 seconds).
  • Double Time Icon Double Time removes Charge Icon Charge's cooldown, instead making it operate on a charge system. You can have a maximum of two charges. Each charge has a 20 second recharge time. Note that, in this system, Charge only generates Rage every 12 seconds, so you cannot use two Charges in a row to get a burst of Rage.
  • Warbringer Icon Warbringer causes Charge Icon Charge to stun the target for 1.50 seconds, instead of rooting it.

Double Time Icon Double Time is the best mobility talent, and it is especially useful in encounters where you need to Charge Icon Charge twice in rapid succession. We recommend using this talent as the default choice.

Juggernaut Icon Juggernaut is a better alternative than Double Time only if you are consistently using Charge once every 12-19 seconds.

Warbringer Icon Warbringer adds a stun to your charge, meaning that it is the desired choice on encounters where you need to interrupt stunnable adds.

3. Tier 2 (Level 30) Talents

Enraged Regeneration Enraged Regeneration Second Wind Second Wind Impending Victory Impending Victory

Tier 2 talents offer a choice between 3 self-healing talents.

  • Enraged Regeneration Icon Enraged Regeneration instantly heals you for 10% of your maximum health, and also heals you for another 20% of your maximum health over the next 5 seconds. It can be used while stunned, and it has a 1-minute cooldown.
  • Second Wind Icon Second Wind passively grants you 25% leech whenever you are below 35% health.
  • Impending Victory Icon Impending Victory is an improved version of Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush, which it replaces. Impending Victory has a 30-second cooldown and costs 10 Rage. It heals you for 15% of your maximum health, and does a bit of damage to the target. After killing an enemy that yields experience or honor, Impeding Victory acts just like Victory Rush, its cooldown being reset.

Enraged Regeneration Icon Enraged Regeneration heals for the same amount as Impending Victory Icon Impending Victory, but its higher cooldown (1 minute, so twice that of Impending Victory) will make it more likely that the ability is unavailable when you desperately need a heal.

Impending Victory Icon Impending Victory is also a good choice because of the fact that it can be used precisely when needed, with a very small resource cost. Note that, since Impending Victory also does damage, it may find a place as a filler in your rotation, especially at lower gear levels.

Finally, Second Wind Icon Second Wind is nice if you are lingering below 35% health for extended periods of time, but it is generally not recommended.

4. Tier 3 (Level 45) Talents

Furious Strikes Furious Strikes Sudden Death Sudden Death Unquenchable Thirst ? Unquenchable Thirst

Tier 3 talents offer a choice between 3 performance-enhancing talents.

Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death is the best choice in this tier. Furious Strikes Icon Furious Strikes causes you to spend too many global cooldowns on Wild Strike Icon Wild Strike, causing you to reach maximum Rage as your item level increases.

Finally, Unquenchable Thirst Icon Unquenchable Thirst provides the worst DPS gain at any gear level, but it makes the rotation easier to use and it is more reliable than the other two talents, so it could be used by players who are newer to the spec.

5. Tier 4 (Level 60) Talents

Storm Bolt Storm Bolt Shockwave ? Shockwave Dragon Roar Dragon Roar

Tier 4 offers a choice between 3 important, damage-dealing abilities.

  • Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt is a 4-second single-target stun, that also deals a moderate amount of damage to the target. If the target cannot be stunned (as is the case with raid bosses), the damage it deals is 4 times greater. It has a 30-second cooldown.
  • Shockwave Icon Shockwave deals damage to and stuns all enemies in a 10-yard cone in front of you for 4 seconds. It has a 40-second cooldown, but if it hits 3 or more targets, the cooldown is reduced to 20 seconds.
  • Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar deals damage to all enemies within 8 yards, knocking them back and knocking them down for 0.50 seconds. It ignores armor and it is always a critical strike. It has a 1-minute cooldown.

Currently, Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt is the talent to go for against a single target, while Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar is better any time you can hit more than a single target with it.

Shockwave Icon Shockwave is only useful if you need the stun that it provides.

6. Tier 5 (Level 75) Talents

Mass Spell Reflection Mass Spell Reflection Safeguard ? Safeguard Vigilance Vigilance

Tier 5 talents offer a choice between 3 abilities that help you protect raid members.

  • Mass Spell Reflection Icon Mass Spell Reflection is an improvement over Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection, which it replaces. It reflects the next spell cast on you and on all party and raid members within 20 yards for 5 seconds. It has a 1-minute cooldown.
  • Safeguard Icon Safeguard is an improvement over Intervene Icon Intervene, which it replaces. It allows you to intercept the next melee or ranged attack (not spells) made against the targeted raid member (the attack is done to you instead), and it reduces the damage they take by 20% for 6 seconds. In the process of doing so, you charge the targeted raid member. Safeguard has a 30-second cooldown.
  • Vigilance Icon Vigilance reduces the damage taken by the target by 30% for 12 seconds. While Vigilance is active, your Taunt Icon Taunt has no cooldown, and Taunt's cooldown is reset when Vigilance is cast. Vigilance has a 2-minute cooldown.

While the choice here depends heavily on what the encounter mechanics are, Vigilance Icon Vigilance is the best choice in most situations. Safeguard Icon Safeguard is also quite good, but beware of the fact that it causes you to intercept the next attack made against the target (you take the damage from the attack), which may not always be desirable.

Mass Spell Reflection Icon Mass Spell Reflection is useful in the event that there are important spells that can be reflected. Since most boss abilities can not be reflected (and those that can be generally do not pose problems), this talent will not be used very much.

7. Tier 6 (Level 90) Talents

Avatar ? Avatar Bloodbath Bloodbath Bladestorm Bladestorm

Tier 6 talents provide you with a choice between 3 powerful, gameplay-altering abilities.

  • Avatar Icon Avatar is a DPS cooldown that increases your damage done by 20% for 20 seconds. It also removes roots and snares when activated. It has a 90-second cooldown.
  • Bloodbath Icon Bloodbath is a DPS cooldown that causes all your melee damage abilities and their multistrikes to place a bleed on the target, equal to 30% of the damage of the respective special attack. While bleeding, the targets also move 50% slower. The ability lasts for 12 seconds, and the bleed lasts for 6 seconds. Each new attack made while Bloodbath is active will refresh the bleed duration, and update its damage. Bloodbath has a 1-minute cooldown.
  • Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm deals damage to all enemies within 8 yards for 6 seconds. While Bladestorm is active, you cannot perform any actions except for using your Taunt Icon Taunt. You are, however, immune to disarms, and movement-impairing and loss of control effects, and you continue to dodge, parry and block attacks. It has a 1-minute cooldown.

For single target damage, Bloodbath Icon Bloodbath and Avatar Icon Avatar are relatively equal, and much better than Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm, so you should choose one of the two (but it does not matter which). For AoE damage, Bladestorm is the best choice.

8. Tier 7 (Level 100) Talents

Anger Management ? Anger Management Ravager Ravager Siegebreaker Siegebreaker

Tier 7 talents offer a choice between 3 performance-enhancing talents.

Currently, Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker is the best choice against a single target, and Ravager Icon Ravager is best against multiple targets.

It is worth noting that Anger Management Icon Anger Management can prove to be better than both the other two talents if you are able to use it perfectly. Being very familiar with the fight can allow you to obtain an extra use of Recklessness Icon Recklessness, or several extra uses of Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm.

9. Major Glyphs

As a Fury Warrior, Major Glyphs do not provide you with any reliable and straightforward DPS increases. There are a number of glyphs that may increase your DPS in some situations, while other talents are simply suggested for other reasons (such as utility, mobility, survival, etc.).

The only truly required glyph is Glyph of Unending Rage Icon Glyph of Unending Rage. This increases your Rage pool by 20, giving you a maximum Rage amount of 120. This glyph will probably be beneficial in every possible scenario, making it much easier for you to manage your Rage. Additionally, it allows you to pool up Rage (even if only slightly), which you can then use in a time of need.

The following glyphs may be useful in a variety of situations:

10. Minor Glyphs

Minor Glyphs do not provide you with any DPS increase. Many of them offer cosmetic improvements that you will probably want to check out. Two glyphs, however, are worth mentioning.

  • Glyph of the Subtle Defender Icon Glyph of the Subtle Defender removes the threat generation bonus from Defensive Stance Icon Defensive Stance, which can be quite useful if you want to benefit from the damage reduction bonus of this stance (during moments of very heavy raid-wide damage, for example) without worrying about your threat. This glyph is practically mandatory for a Minor Glyph.
  • Glyph of Intimidating Shout Icon Glyph of Intimidating Shout changes your Intimidating Shout Icon Intimidating Shout to no longer cause the enemies to run around in fear. Instead, they will simply stand still for the duration of the fear. This is very useful when you wish to avoid the feared mobs aggroing other packs.

11. Changelog

  • 10 Dec. 2015: Updated tier 6 talent discussion.
  • 22 Jun. 2015: Added Glyph of Heroic Leap, and made several small tweaks to other sections.
  • 04 Mar. 2015: Updated the tier 3 talent discussion to mention that Furious Strikes and Sudden Death are practically equal.
  • 24 Feb. 2015: Updated tier 2, 3, 6, and 7 talent sections to account for Patch 6.1 changes.
  • 12 Dec. 2014: Updated the tier 4 and 6 talent discussions.
  • 09 Dec. 2014: Updated the tier 3 talent discussion once again.
  • 20 Oct. 2014: Updated the tier 3 and tier 6 talent discussions, and fixed a small typo (referring to the major glyphs as being for the Arms specialisation).
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