AstroDad

[HELP] How are warriors? Is it for me?

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I'm sure this is a popular topic so I apologize if this is the 1 millionth time you've seen this.

I haven't played a level capped character since probably Wrath of the Lich King.  Friends are sucking me back in and I'm thinking about picking up Warrior.  I used to love tanking as a warrior but unfortunately (or fortunately) it looks like all the tank slots are filled.  Basically my question is, is rolling Warrior a wise choice?  Are they fun to play?  Pretty sure id pick Fury as my DPS spec but I don't know how it or arms plays now. I want to be competitive on the meters against my guildmates but I don't think we're going to be super hardcore.

I suppose this is "living the dream" but i want to be near the top of the DPS charts while having fun doing it. Is the warrior for me? Other classes I was looking at were Shadow Priest, Hunter, or Death Knight.

I guess I should also mention that I haven't played in a LONG time so ill probably be doing things like world pvp, BGs, 5-mans, ect.  I'm not an Arena type of person.

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Morning, AstroDad

Here are some considerations in reference to your questions:

- Arms and Fury are both doing well right now. It's more of the playstyle that you prefer.
- Both specs require specific pieces to really shine regardless if it's AoE or single target. Without the right gear, you'll struggle.
- Both DPS specs are "back end" performers. The Execute phase is where a warrior will contribute the most and see the most damage gain. Arms Execute phase is very simple while the Fury Execute phase can vary depending on encounter and Juggernaut stacks.
- Your DPS, especially in Execute phase, can fluctuate dramatically depending on the time of your CDs and the buff from your the pantheon trinket.

Personally speaking, I really enjoy the Fury rotation. The animations, the rotation itself, and the feeling of beating things to a pulp is just enjoyable and fits really well into the "warrior" stereotype. Arms is less enjoyable but has a far easier Execute phase with guaranteed damage. Due to this, and when played right, it's a solid competitor.

As far as being the top of the DPS meters, it will come down to a lot of variables. Sometimes you will be and sometimes other classes will top you (especially if you're in a group of other individuals who are very skilled at their class and spec).

I hope this helps and don't hesitate to ask any other questions you may have.

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