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Fury Warrior DPS Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.2.5)

Last updated on Jun 24, 2017 at 13:24 by Wordup 270 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

This page is a gear reference for Fury Warriors. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Fury Warrior guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Wordup, a frequent theorycrafter involved in a number of class communities. He is also an experienced player who has been in the world top 100 since the days of Sunwell, currently raiding in Echoes. You can also follow him on Twitter.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Archimtiros, one of the best DPS Warriors in the world, who raids in Infinity. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Best in Slot List

With the existence of Titanforged and Mythic+ dungeons, there is no such thing as a hard Best in Slot anymore. This is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out for in your raid or dungeon (if applicable). Be smart, and if you find higher item level pieces with valuable stat combinations do not hesitate to upgrade to them.

Slot Item Source
Helm Armet of the Rotten Mind Icon Armet of the Rotten Mind The Desolate Host
Neck String of Extracted Incisors Icon String of Extracted Incisors Demonic Inquisition
Shoulders Titanic Onslaught Pauldrons Icon Titanic Onslaught Pauldrons Fallen Avatar
Cloak Titanic Onslaught Cloak Icon Titanic Onslaught Cloak The Desolate Host
Chest Titanic Onslaught Breastplate Icon Titanic Onslaught Breastplate Maiden of Vigilance
Wrists Vambraces of Resolute Justice Icon Vambraces of Resolute Justice Tomb of Sargeras Trash
Gloves Groundshatter Gauntlets Icon Groundshatter Gauntlets Fallen Avatar
Belt Girdle of the Crumbling Sanctum Icon Girdle of the Crumbling Sanctum Tomb of Sargeras Trash
Legs Titanic Onslaught Greaves Icon Titanic Onslaught Greaves Mistress Sassz'ine
Boots Iron Ballast Sabatons Icon Iron Ballast Sabatons Mistress Sassz'ine
Ring #1 Seal of the Second Duumvirate Icon Seal of the Second Duumvirate Kil'jaeden
Ring #2 Scaled Band of Servitude Icon Scaled Band of Servitude Harjatan
Trinket #1 Umbral Moonglaives Icon Umbral Moonglaives Sisters of the Moon
Trinket #2 Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates Grand Magistrix Elisande

1.1. Extra Notes

The Jeweled Signet of Melandrus Icon Jeweled Signet of Melandrus provides a relatively significant bonus to Fury whilst still having a reasonably balanced stat budget on it. As melee attacks contribute a good amount via the Enrage Icon Enrage effect, the bonus auto damage can generate anywhere up to 1% extra DPS, so if you can acquire a powerful version of this ring it will be a very powerful choice.

1.2. Trinkets

With the trinkets listed, this assumes that you are comparing against equal item level pieces, therefore in some cases due to the scaling effect, this list can be inaccurate. The gear used is a Tomb of Sargeras profile with the Tier 20 4-piece bonus equipped:

Trinket Simulations

Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates remains the absolute best choice for Fury considering how significant the impact of your Battle Cry Icon Battle Cry effect is, so gaining the cooldown reduction is significant enough to keep this an auto equip.

Draught of Souls Icon Draught of Souls has been nerfed by 40% for Fury, an amount significant enough for Fury that it is never advised to equip, due to how much you now lose by spending a significant amount of your short Battle Cry Icon Battle Cry and Enrage Icon Enrage windows on it.

All of the Tomb of Sargeras trinkets come with some caveats that can exclude them for many fight types, which may interfere with how realistic they are in reality compared to where they appear on the list. Due to this I quickly covered the melee specific trinkets below:

  • Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal requires you to recast it on cooldown to gain the value from a double hit. Given that the Specter cannot be moved, boss position can have a dramatic impact given how small the gain it shows is.
  • Cradle of Anguish Icon Cradle of Anguish has the issue of requiring you to take very little damage to prevent losing the stacks. This liability cannot be understated, but if this does not impact you is a solid option.
  • Engine of Eradication Icon Engine of Eradication has very high uptime and despite being heavy on Mastery, it comes with a good primary stat proc. Unfortunately with Strength being weaker for Fury, this is currently not ideal. Orb positions can also sometimes be problematic, making it potentially cumbersome.
  • Vial of Ceaseless Toxins Icon Vial of Ceaseless Toxins provides a consistent source of damage with a big chunk of Strength, alongside having the added effect of being gameable on certain fights. An average choice but nothing special.
  • Umbral Moonglaives Icon Umbral Moonglaives interacts perfectly with Battle Cry Icon Battle Cry, allowing you to frontload a high burst of damage during the effect akin to Draught of Souls Icon Draught of Souls in Nighthold.
  • Infernal Cinders Icon Infernal Cinders has a difficult value to quantify because of the scaling effect with other players. However due to being loaded with just Critical Strike and dealing relatively low damage, it does not appear to be a great option.

Be on the look out for Haste stat sticks as well when closing in on certain breakpoint areas that bring up the value of Haste. Aside from that, Unstable Arcanocrystal Icon Unstable Arcanocrystal remains a powerhouse alongside Chaos Talisman Icon Chaos Talisman as the most powerful frontloaded Haste items; unfortunately reaching a competitive Item Level is difficult, so do not actively aim for them.

1.3. Tier 19 & 20 Bonus Combinations

The Fury Tier 19 2-piece isn't really impactful enough to actively maintain unless you have unrealistic item levels on Tier 19 items, alongside not having any special synergy with the Tier 20 2-piece. This is made even worse by this combination directly blocking the two best legendaries (Helm/Legs) and as such is not something to consider.

1.4. Evaluating Upgrades with dynamic Item Levels

Due to the Warforging/Titanforging system, having a full comprehensive list of gear ranked against each other would be far too elaborate and confusing to compile, and as such it is recommended instead to evaluate upscaled items using rough stat weights. As always with weights, they can change depending on your gear and to get them perfectly accurate for your character, it is always advised to simulate it yourself, however for the purpose of this I will use example Fury stat weights:

These were calculated using a 52 point Artifact and ideal trinkets:

  • Haste: 1.2
  • Mastery: 1.18
  • Versatility: 1.15
  • Strength: 1
  • Critical Strike: 0.97

If we then compare two pairs of gloves, we can get a rough evaluation of which to use. Starting with Insect-Etched Chestplate Icon Insect-Etched Chestplate, comes with 1715 Strength, 1012 Mastery, and 448 Versatility, so we can use this to calculate a relative value:

1012×1.18 + 448×1.15 + 1715×1 = 3424.36

Then comparing to Horror Inscribed Chestguard Icon Horror Inscribed Chestguard, comes with 1715 Strength, 1043 Critical Strike, and 417 Haste, which can be evaluated in a similar way:

1043×0.97 + 417×1.2 + 1715×1 = 3227.11

Through this we can see that the value of Insect-Etched Chestplate Icon Insect-Etched Chestplate is higher than Horror Inscribed Chestguard Icon Horror Inscribed Chestguard, and is the better choice to use. As said though, these weights can differ depending on the content you are doing, your talent selections, and the other gear you are currently wearing, as many stats synergise with others and scale exponentially, increasing their value.

2. Racial Bonuses

Racial Simulations

Racial bonuses are quite minimal for most classes currently, and this is also true for Fury. Whilst this image shows rough estimations for each Race, there are always extra factors that can push some Races above the more passive ones, so I would recommend playing whichever you like the most as the difference is so minor. Gnome appears with such a strong showing due to synergy with both Frothing Berserker Icon Frothing Berserker and Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon with the additional Rage cap, rather than any other effect.

3. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 970, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (by default 1, but by now most players should be able to equip 2). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

Ayala's Stone Heart Icon Ayala's Stone Heart opens up Execute Icon Execute usage above the 20% threshhold, and helps to round out Massacre Icon Massacre when equipped. Due to Fury relying more on consistent Execute Icon Execute casts to stack up  Icon Juggernaut, it is not currently a desirable choice.

Kazzalax, Fujieda's Fury Icon Kazzalax, Fujieda's Fury provides a consistent flat 5% damage increase, alongside an extra healing boost. A solid increase in all situations impacting all damage, but the stats leave something to be desired. Still a powerful option.

Ceann-Ar Charger Icon Ceann-Ar Charger increases your Enrage Icon Enrage uptime through the additional Rage gained when you activate it. Increasing this uptime is extremely important to Fury, and as such is a top tier Legendary, and if available should be your first choice.

Naj'entus's Vertebrae Icon Naj'entus's Vertebrae provides a 33% increase to Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind on 3 targets or more. Is a great choice in AoE situations, and synergises very well with Wrecking Ball Icon Wrecking Ball.

Aggramar's Stride Icon Aggramar's Stride provides additional mobility, and given that Haste is so valuable to Fury, is a fairly significant boost. This however is not a very required benefit as Fury already has good access to movement tools, and is not recommended.

Mannoroth's Bloodletting Manacles Icon Mannoroth's Bloodletting Manacles grants a solid incoming heal as Fury can generate a lot of Rage very quickly, and heal in bulk with this. It is purely defensive and the overall benefit can be mitigated if there is no incoming damage, so is a situational pick. It can, however, help to offset the punishment dealt out through the increased damage taken with Enrage Icon Enrage active so has great solo applications. 7.2 added additional Versatility to this item's budget making it slightly more appealing, but still not an ideal choice compared to output legendaries.

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret has some fringe bonuses for extra mobility and an extra Haste proc activating after crowd control and interrupt effects, such as Intimidating Shout Icon Intimidating Shout, unfortunately this has a long cooldown and requires targets vulnerable to Fear. There are talent options that can improve the uptime, and if you are able to consistently activate this then it is a solid choice.

Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus can have some powerful survivability uses to survive large bursts of raid damage if it syncs up with the recharge time alongside the additional stat budget. Considered to be a very powerful option for progression and difficult content due to this.

3.1. 7.1.5 Legendaries

Timeless Stratagem Icon Timeless Stratagem provides additional mobility if needed during an encounter, but has no other impact and as such is a niche item to be used if necessary, as it provides no meaningful damage increase. 7.2 has added additional Versatility to this item's budget making it slightly more appealing, but still not an ideal choice compared to output legendaries.

Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish Icon Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish is a powerful stat stick trinket with an equally powerful on use effect that deals AoE damage on a 1.15-minute cooldown. This does not scale with any secondary effects (but is amplified by  Icon Unrivaled Strength), so is relegated mostly to being used in situations where you can get extra use out of the AoE damage.

3.2. 7.2 Legendaries

Rethu's Incessant Courage Icon Rethu's Incessant Courage is a new crafted legendary added in 7.2. Its effect triggers a small heal every 3 seconds if an enemy is within 8 yards, but if not grants 15% movement speed. This is predominantly an open world content item without any real group content applications, however, it does come with 3 prismatic sockets making it a great stat stick option if needed.

3.3. 7.2.5 Legendaries

Soul of the Battlelord Icon Soul of the Battlelord grants the Massacre Icon Massacre talent, allowing you to pick an additional talent on the Level 75 tier, either Carnage Icon Carnage or Frothing Berserker Icon Frothing Berserker. This can be very powerful, but it relies on the length of the Execute Icon Execute phase on any given fight, so is a much more specific choice.

Valarjar Berserkers Icon Valarjar Berserkers cause your Rampage Icon Rampage critical strikes to generate 6 Rage, significantly increasing the uptime on your Enrage Icon Enrage effect. A fantastic choice due to the loss of Tier 19 leading into Tomb of Sargeras to soften the blow of reduced Enrage uptime.

3.4. Recommended Choices

Generally, you cannot choose which legendary you get but now as the expansion moves on people have a much wider choice of items to choose from. If you find yourself wondering what to use, some good choices are as follows (in no particular order):

Single Target:

Multiple Target:

4. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Hunters, Monks, Shamans, and Fury/Protection Warriors
Plate Armor Death Knights, Paladins, and Fury/Protection Warriors
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Frost/Unholy Death Knights, Retribution Paladins, and Fury Warriors

5. ChangeLog

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  • 24 Jun. 2017: Incorrect legendary Belt effect fixed.
  • 14 Jun. 2017: Added note regarding Tier 19/20 2/4pc combinations.
  • 13 Jun. 2017: Updated with new simulations including Tomb of Sargeras gear, new Trinket recommendations and additional Patch 7.2.5 Legendaries.
  • 27 Mar. 2017: Added 7.2 legendary changes.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Added trinket sims.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Updated gear pages for 7.1.5 Nighthold gear, more to follow regarding Trinkets.
  • 27 Oct. 2016: Added extra notes about the Jeweled Signet of Melandrus.
  • 25 Oct. 2016: Updated BiS trinkets and added trinket simulations.
  • 30 Sep. 2016: Another pass on BiS.
  • 28 Sep. 2016: Updated BiS.
  • 18 Sep. 2016: Re-did weight calculations with new weights.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Removed trinket sims and added BiS recommendations.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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