Thorag

Arms warrior Focused Rage timing

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I am hoping someone can share their opinion on a very specific question I have about the Arms warrior rotation (FR build). It's all about the following situation which i encounter very often: Colossus Smash has been applied to the target, i have 1 or 2 stacks of Focused Rage, and Mortal Strike and Focused Rage are both coming off cooldown at the same moment. My dilemma here is whether i should cast FR just before MS so that MS hits harder, or if i should cast FR just after MS so that MS has a higher chance of resetting due to the extra 15 Rage i spent after it. 

What i have decided to do for now depends on whether Shattered Defenses is up. When it is up, i use FR before MS so MS hits extra hard. When Shattered Defenses is not up, i use FR after MS. I should add that i have both the gloves and ring legendaries (lucky me), so Rage shortage is almost never an issue for me. 

I hope i didn't confuse anyone, feel free to ask for clarification. Thank you

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Cast Mortal Strike when it's available regardless of FR stacks. FR is a rage dump to avoid capping. With the gloves, you'll be casting it a lot more, obviously.

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I do cast Mortal Strike on cooldown, but i have a Focused Rage available at the very same moment, which i can cast either a fraction of a second before or after MS.

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2 hours ago, Thorag said:

I do cast Mortal Strike on cooldown, but i have a Focused Rage available at the very same moment, which i can cast either a fraction of a second before or after MS.

I say cast it right before mortal strike because if you dont get a tactician proc, you wont have mortal strike for a long time therefore allowing you to cast 2-3 focused rage while using slam/execute if you have the ring. 

Personally, I play an arms warrior and that's what I do.

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