Fury Warrior Best Covenants, Soulbinds, and Conduits — Shadowlands 9.1.5

Last updated on Nov 01, 2021 at 15:21 by Archimtiros 42 comments
General Information

Covenants, Soulbinds, and Conduits are the most important character customization options in Shadowlands. They have a substantial impact on your toolkit and performance as Fury Warrior. This page's purpose is to help you pick the right options according to the content you intend to do in Shadowlands.

1.

Introduction: Prerequisites

This page assumes that you are already familiar with Covenants, Soulbinds, and Conduits. If that is not the case, we have a number of pages that can help you get up to speed:

  • Covenants Guide, which explains what Covenants are, what perks they bring, and how you can join one;
  • Warrior Covenant Abilities, which lists all the abilities that Warriors gain by joining each Covenant;
  • How To Change Covenant?, which tells you how you can switch Covenant (rejoining a former Covenant will require you to perform a number of tasks to regain their trusts);
  • General Soulbind Guide, which explains what Soulbinds are and how you can pledge yourself to them to open up their Soulbind tree;
  • Warrior Conduits, which lists all of the Conduits available to Warriors.
2.

Summary of the Best Covenants, Soulbinds, and Conduits

2.1.

Important Information

There are several things to know about Soulbinds and Covenants before you read the rest of this page and its recommendations:

  • Presuming you are already caught up to Renown level 40, the final Potency Conduit slot will be unlocked before Sanctum of Domination opens.
  • The new capstone talents for each tree will not be unlocked by the time the raid opens, however it will only take a couple more weeks, and Soulbind recommendations do not change based on the capstone trait.

Because you can now change Covenants without a cooldown, there is much more freedom to specialize based on content type. For Fury Warriors, Venthyr is the best single target damage Covenant, while Kyrian performs much better in Mythic Plus.

Focus Covenant Soulbind Advised Tree
Raiding Venthyr Nadjia the Mistblade Fury Warrior Nadjia Raiding tree
Mythic+ Venthyr Nadjia the Mistblade Fury Warrior Nadjia Mythic+ tree
Raiding Night Fae Niya Fury Warrior Niya Raiding tree
Mythic+ Night Fae Korayn Fury Warrior Korayn Mythic+ tree
Raiding Necrolord Bonesmith Heirmir Fury Warrior Heirmir Raiding tree
Mythic+ Necrolord Emeni Fury Warrior Emeni Mythic+ tree
Raiding Kyrian Pelagos Fury Warrior Pelagos Raiding tree
Mythic+ Kyrian Forgelite Prime Mikanikos Fury Warrior Mikanikos Mythic+ tree
3.

Why Venthyr and Kyrian are the Best Covenants for Fury Warriors

Venthyr has the highest potential in pure single-target, around 3-5% ahead of the other Covenants, making it the primary choice for players focused on raid content. While it does fall behind in burst AoE, increasing single-target damage is almost always more conductive to ending encounters, whereas scaling AoE damage more often leads to wasted overkill damage. Therefore, we recommend players decide what their primary content focus is and build mainly for that, because each Covenant remains useful, even in content it is not strictly best in.

Kyrian lacks the single-target priority damage of Venthyr, but makes up for it in multi-target situations, particularly Mythic Plus dungeons and a handful of raid encounters. Much of this is due to the addition of Elysian Might Icon Elysian Might, which allows for stacking cooldowns every minute for massive burst damage.

Necrolord is an honorable mention, with the Patch 9.1 buffs making it competitive under the right conditions. The trade off is that this value is predicated on buffing the correct allies in sync with their cooldowns, while providing much less benefit to the Warrior. This makes it a contentious choice, as some players do not like giving up personal power for the group, and others may not have group compositions, such as good Fire Mages, to support in order to maximize the buff potential. Another consideration is how much extra setup the Conqueror's Banner Icon Conqueror's Banner requires, necessitating dropping a buff every 2 minutes and ensuring the correct players are closest in order to benefit from it, which means maximizing damage potential is reliant on three players rather than just one. For those reasons, Necrolord is not generally recommended, but can be very strong under the right circumstances.

We cover our thoughts on the Covenants and their Soulbinds in this section further below.

3.1.

Best Conduits for Fury Warrior

In the list below, you will find the best Conduits, organized by type. For more information, please see the Conduits section of this page.

Depths of Insanity Icon Depths of Insanity is strong in virtually every situation, along with Ashen Juggernaut Icon Ashen Juggernaut. Third potency slots will vary based on Covenant, though the recent buffs to Hack and Slash Icon Hack and Slash make it very attractive.

4.

Best Conduits for Fury Warrior

This section only covers which Conduits you should pick. For detailed explanations on what all of the Warrior Conduits do, check out our Warrior Soulbinds and Conduits Page below.

Sometimes a Conduit will be much better for a particular type of damage than another. Because of this, we will sometimes label Conduits' position in the Tier Lists by either Single-Target or Mythic/AoE.

4.1.

Best Potency Conduits for Fury Warrior

All Covenants and Conduits are ranked relative to the best overall setup.

4.2.

S-Tier Soulbind Conduits

4.3.

A-Tier Soulbind Conduits

4.4.

B-Tier Soulbind Conduits

This tier list is very much a guideline and we absolutely recommend using Raidbots to sim your own Conduit choices as you unlock them.

4.5.

Best Endurance Conduits for Fury Warrior

All of these Conduits are geared towards survival and defensive options. This means that there is a bit more room for personal choice, though Stalwart Guardian Icon Stalwart Guardian stands out as the universal choice due to allowing more frequent use of the main defensive cooldown. Condensed Anima Sphere Icon Condensed Anima Sphere adds a moderate amount of healing over the course of an encounter which combine very well with Fury healing to make the specialization very strong against constant incoming damage events.

4.6.

Best Finesse Conduits for Fury Warrior

While these Conduits are meant to increase mobility and utility, they include very strong group defensive options, which make them very good bonuses. Inspiring Presence Icon Inspiring Presence benefits the entire raid in small way, while Safeguard Icon Safeguard can become a very potent external cooldown at higher ranks.

5.

Covenants for Fury Warrior

5.1.

Venthyr: Condemn

Venthyr is the best Covenant for Fury Warrior single-target damage, due to the strong synergy with Massacre Icon Massacre, making it the go-to choice for Raiding focused players.

5.2.

Night Fae: Ancient Aftershock

Night Fae is no longer as strong in single-target as it was, but continues to be the best in multitarget due to the strong Soulbinds and powerful Ancient Aftershock Icon Ancient Aftershock ability. There is still a chance for failure, as enemies moving out of the ground-targeted effect results in significantly reduced damage and Rage generation, though this should not be a major problem for players with strong awareness.

5.3.

Necrolord: Conqueror's Banner

Necrolord is much more powerful than previous, as it is no longer restricted to a specific area on the ground and no longer requires a ramp up before full benefit. That said, it is still a group buff, which often provides more to your allies than the Warrior. Under the right conditions, such as buffing two powerful Fire Mages in tandem with their cooldowns, the Banner can be incredibly competitive or even better than other Covenants, but the increased effort required to ensure that the two closest players are buffed every 2 minutes requires much more effort than other options.

5.4.

Kyrian: Spear of Bastion

Kyrian is somewhat weaker in single-target, though has become surprisingly effective in multi-target due to the Elysian Might Icon Elysian Might legendary power allowing strong burst damage every minute in combination with Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm and Recklessness Icon Recklessness.

6.

Soulbinds for Fury Warrior

6.1.

Venthyr Soulbinds

6.2.

Kyrian Soulbinds

  • Forgelite Prime Mikanikos is now much more consistent and has the added advantage of reducing the cooldown of Spear of Bastion Icon Spear of Bastion to better sync with other cooldowns, along with a great deal of haste from Hammer of Genesis Icon Hammer of Genesis, making him a very strong pick in all situations, particularly single target encounters with periodic secondary targets.
  • Pelagos would appear to be the strongest Kyrian Soulbind, but the damage increasing traits require precise positioning and movement which may not be conductive to all encounters.
  • Kleia is less competitive in group situations due to the likelihood of Valiant Strikes Icon Valiant Strikes consuming critical strike stacks to heal allies.
6.3.

Night Fae Soulbinds

  • Niya and Dreamweaver are both very close in single target situations, largely dictated by the difference between Niya's Tools: Burrs Icon Niya's Tools: Burrs and Field of Blossoms Icon Field of Blossoms. If the player cannot stay within the field of effect, Dreamweaver loses value, making Niya a somewhat more reliable option.
  • Korayn falls behind Niya in single-target, but offers much more burst in Mythic+-type content due to First Strike Icon First Strike.
6.4.

Necrolord Soulbinds

7.

Changelog

  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reorganized conduit priorities and covenant suggestions based on content type for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 05 Jul. 2021: Corrected Soulbinds mistakenly labeled as Arms.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated Necrolord covenant information based on Patch 9.0.5 buffs, replaced Kyrian recommendation with Night Fae.
  • 21 Nov. 2020: Page created.
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