TBC Classic Fury Warrior Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities

Last updated on May 26, 2021 at 10:39 by Abide 6 comments

On this page, you will learn how to optimize the rotation of your Fury Warrior in both single-target and multiple-target PvE situations in TBC Classic. We also have advanced sections about cooldowns, procs, etc. in order to minmax your DPS.



If you have not already, please read the spell summary page. Knowing how each of your spells and abilities works in detail will greatly increase your understanding of your different priorities and rotations.


Buffs & Debuffs

You will want to keep up whichever of Battle Shout IconBattle Shout and Commanding Shout IconCommanding Shout you are assigned to for the entire duration of the fight.

Also use Demoralizing Shout IconDemoralizing Shout, as it greatly reduces melee damage dealt by enemies.

Rampage IconRampage grants a sizable amount of Attack Power. Refresh it in the last few seconds before it falls off to keep the max stacks.


Single-Target Rotation

  1. Use Bloodthirst IconBloodthirst on cooldown.
    • During Execute stage (sub 20% health) use it if you reach 30 Rage between Execute IconExecute global cooldowns.
  2. Use Execute IconExecute
    • can only be used on enemies below 20% health.
  3. Use Whirlwind IconWhirlwind with any extra Rage.
  4. Use Heroic Strike IconHeroic Strike if you have over 60 Rage and have no main abilities off cooldown or ready soon.
  5. Use Hamstring IconHamstring when you are extremely Rage-capped and no other abilities are ready.

Multi-Target Rotation

Warriors struggle greatly with threat in AoE situations, as they can deal very high burst cleave damage. Make sure you wait long enough for the tanks to establish threat before doing this rotation when fighting multiple mobs at once.

  1. Use Sweeping Strikes IconSweeping Strikes on cooldown when you can hit multiple mobs at once.
  2. Use Whirlwind IconWhirlwind.
  3. Use Bloodthirst IconBloodthirst.
  4. Use Execute IconExecute
    • can only be used on enemies below 20% health.
  5. Use Cleave IconCleave if it will hit multiple enemies and you have enough Rage.

Rage Management

Understanding and managing your Rage is a large part of Warrior gameplay. Knowing when to build Rage up, when to spend it, what abilities to use when and where is a huge part of being a great Warrior. While most of this knowledge will come with experience, some of these things you can practice right away.

  • Learn and know the Rage cost of your abilities.
  • Always be aware of your Rage. Make sure you can easily see your Rage bar on your UI.
  • Understand your incoming Rage. Know how much damage you deal with attacks and approximately how much Rage you will get from them.
  • Try to always think a few abilities ahead. Be aware of your rotation and plan out Rage spending depending on your main ability cooldowns.
  • Try to pool Rage when you have big cooldowns coming up, including trinkets, potions and cooldowns. Do not cap on Rage, but skipping a Heroic Strike IconHeroic Strike or a Whirlwind IconWhirlwind to have that extra Rage with cooldowns is typically an increase in damage.


  • 26 May 2021: Guide added.
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