Fury Warrior DPS Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2

Last updated on Jul 13, 2019 at 13:15 by Archimtiros 70 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Fury Warrior guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2. Here, you will learn how to play as a Fury Warrior in both raids and Mythic+ dungeons: from the very beginning to maximizing your DPS.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic DPS Warrior guide.

1. Fury Warrior Overview

Fury Warriors have very smooth gameplay with consistent single target, passive multitarget cleave, and a streamlined rotation in which Rampage Icon Rampage and Enrage Icon Enrage are the most important gameplay elements, while built-in Haste buffs make Fury one the fastest action specializations in the game. In additon to a well-rounded offensive toolkit, Fury boasts high mobility, strong self healing, and one of the few raid-wide defensive cooldowns in the game.

2. Patch 8.2 Changes for Fury Warrior

Fury Warriors underwent no specialization specific changes in Patch 8.2.

However, Fury Warriors gained access to the following:

3. Fury Warrior's Strengths

  • Innate Haste buffs allow for a fast and spammy play style.
  • Deals multitarget damage without sacrificing single target damage.
  • Strong burst AoE abilities which are also useful on single target.
  • Short priority rotation that is easy to learn.

4. Fury Warrior's Weaknesses

  • The Haste buff from Enrage Icon Enrage creates feast or famine style gameplay, which may be unappealing to some.
  • Ramp up time is needed in order to generate Rage for Rampage Icon Rampage, made more difficult when not enraged.
  • While there is some amount of customization, talents do not significantly change the core rotation.

5. Viability of Fury Warrior in the current patch

Fury is currently competitive, though not the overall best spec, in single target and sustained cleave within Mythic+ dungeons and Raids. While Arms offers better on-demand burst AoE, the Fury 3-5 target cleave and single target rotations have virtually no ramp or downtime, allowing it to maintain high consistent damage during extended encounters, as long as it can stay in melee range. Defensively, Warriors provides one of the few group-wide defensive cooldowns, and exceptional self-healing.

6. Changelog

  • 13 Jul. 2019 (this page): Removed old patch references.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (rotation page): Extra notation regarding Essence use in the opener.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Added Eternal Palace azerite.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (easy mode page): Added Azerite trait recommendations.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): More tips added, especially for Azshara; several Essence recommendations changed.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (talents page): Small note regarding Conflict and Strife Essence.
  • 08 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Updated BiS for Season 3.
  • 08 Jul. 2019 (easy mode page): Added Essence recommendations.
  • 08 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Page added.
  • 08 Jul. 2019 (enchants page): Changed potion to Unbridled Fury.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (talents page): Noted Anger Management Essence synergy.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (Essences page): Page added.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (rotation page): Added notes on Essence use for Patch 8.2.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (this page): Changes in Patch 8.2.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (enchants page): Added new enchants and consumables for Patch 8.2.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (gear page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Small adjustment to tiers for Patch 8.2.
  • 09 May 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Added additional Mythic difficulty tips.
  • 25 Apr. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Updated Mythic difficulty talent suggestions.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Guide added.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (gear page): BiS updated to include Crucible of Storms gear.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (talents page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (this page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (stats page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (spells page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 13 Mar. 2019 (this page): Added Patch 8.1.5 change log.
  • 13 Mar. 2019 (gear page): Updated Gear Set.
  • 01 Feb. 2019 (rotation page): Added new switch for Cold Steel.
  • 24 Jan. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Rearranged trait tiers.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Added new tips.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Guide was created.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Fixed error - changed suggested talents from Massacre to Carnage.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (FAQ page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (how to improve page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (simulations page): Added Bloodmallet racial comparisons. Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added Battle of Dazar'alor raid gear. Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (addons page): Added Charge macro, and updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (enchants page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (stats page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (Uldir page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added Reaping. Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (talents page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (spells page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (easy mode page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (this page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (rotation page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 17 Dec. 2018 (rotation page): Updated opening rotation.
  • 17 Dec. 2018 (this page): Updated viability in Patch 8.1.
  • 11 Dec. 2018 (this page): Added Battle Shout to list of changes.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Patch 8.1, new Azerite traits Cold Steel, Hot Blood and Unbridled Ferocity added.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (addons page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Patch 8.1, adjusted Uldir Azerite BiS.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (talents page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (spells page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (how to improve page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (simulations page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (easy mode page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Patch 8.1, minor note regarding Critical Strike and Azerite interactions.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Patch 8.1, added note for Azerite trait Unbridled Ferocity.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (this page): Updated for Patch 8.1, added list of major changes.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (mythic+ page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (Uldir page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (enchants page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 16 Nov. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Formatting updates, expanded trait rankings and details.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Updated for Uldir release.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (gear page): Updated BiS for Uldir release.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (mythic+ page): Updated for Mythic+ release.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Uldir and Mythic+ release; clarified Siegebreaker conditions.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (simulations page): Updated for Uldir release.
  • 28 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated BiS list for Azerite hotfixes and integrated Bloodmallet charts.
  • 28 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Integrated Bloodmallet charts.
  • 28 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Integrated Bloodmallet charts.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (Uldir page): Page added (empty for now).
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (simulations page): Updated racial bonus comparisons.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (gear page): Updated Antorus trinket and racial bonus comparisons.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (this page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
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