Fury Warrior Essences — Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1

Last updated on Oct 12, 2020 at 12:43 by Archimtiros 7 comments
General Information

On this page, we go over the Essence system in Patch 8.3 of World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth, and we tell you which are the best essences to use as Fury Warrior, both for minor and major powers. Please refer to our Patch 8.3 Essence Guide for more information about the new essences introduced in Patch 8.3 and to our Essence guide for more general information about the Essence system and where Essences can be obtained from.


Azerite Essences for Fury Warriors

Introduced in Patch 8.2, Essences are unique items that drop from various forms of content. They are activated through your Heart of Azeroth Icon Heart of Azeroth, and they buff your character in various ways, depending on the Essences that are currently active.

For more information about essences, please check out the following:

What follows on this page will relate directly to how Essences affect this spec, since generic information is beyond the scope of this guide.


Notable Essences for Fury Warriors

Condensed Life-Force (Guardian of Azeroth Icon Guardian of Azeroth + Condensed Life-Force Icon Condensed Life-Force) adds a very powerful 3-minute cooldown which lines up nicely with Recklessness Icon Recklessness. The summoned Guardian of Azeroth contributes a good deal of damage, typically around 5% of your total output over the course of an encounter, and also continually triggers the minor effect Azerite Spike, which increases the target's damage taken. The essence is also very competitive for sustained multitarget, although packs rarely last the full duration and the long cooldown is prohibitive.

Blood of the Enemy (Blood of the Enemy Icon Blood of the Enemy + Blood-Soaked Icon Blood-Soaked) is a very competitive essence which shines in multitarget situations or when the lower cooldown aligns with encounter mechanics. It syncs very well with Recklessness Icon Recklessness, and especially Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon, seeing a lot of use in high Mythic+ dungeons for concentrated burst.

Essence of the Focusing Iris (Focused Azerite Beam Icon Focused Azerite Beam + Focused Energy Icon Focused Energy) is the best constant AoE Essence, often competiting with Blood of the Enemy Icon Blood of the Enemy. Because the cooldown stands alone rather than enhancing player damage, it allows more frequent burst periods, which lends itself to lower Mythic+ dungeons with fast pulls. Depsite having slightly lower burst potential, it has the highest raw AoE damage potential of any essence. Conversely, the minor power is single target focused, which lends this Essence to being used to burn down adds while focusing a single major target.


Essence Rankings

Essences are still undergoing regular hotfix tuning, so this is only a cursory look at the relative value of each major and minor Essence power.


Major Powers


Best Tier


Good Tier


Weak/Niche Tier


Minor Powers


Best Tier


Good Tier


Weak/Niche Tier


Essence Comparison Simulations

As with all simulations provided in our guides, they only provide a very rough guideline, and you should not rely on them for making decisions on your own gear. Always use Raidbots.com to sim your own character.

For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com


  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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