Fury Warrior DPS Guide — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Dec 08, 2020 at 11:00 by Archimtiros 24 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Fury Warrior guide for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.2. 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.

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
X Weaknesses
  • -Fast rotation can be difficult for some players to keep up with.
  • -Downtime significantly penalizes damage potential.
  • -Lack of competitive choices in some talent rows.
3.

Shadowlands Changes for Warriors

We are maintaining a list of changes for Warriors, so you can see what changed between Battle for Azeroth and Shadowlands. The new expansion also introduces new character customization options with Covenants and Legendary Powers, for which we have Warrior-specific pages that you can access below.

Fury Warriors core gameplay is nearly identical in Shadowlands, but has received a good number of talent changes which shake things up in a good way and the inclusion of unpruned defensive and utility spells gives the spec more gameplay options than before.

The most notable change for Fury Warriors is the reduction of the Haste bonus from Enrage Icon Enrage, slowing the spec down slightly to make it more friendly to a broader range of players. While this is a nerf, it is made up for with some very good talent adjustments which increase the reliability of the specialization, such as the new version of Fresh Meat Icon Fresh Meat, allowing consistent Enrage procs at the start of any encounter.

The DPS rotation itself is almost entirely unchanged, with only the new talented ability Onslaught Icon Onslaught being added as a mid-priority damaging attack. As a result, players familar with Battle for Azeroth should find Fury very familiar and the changes easy to adapt to.

4.

Leveling a Fury Warrior

If you want to play a Fury Warrior, but currently do not have one at max level, you can check out our leveling guide for tips on your journey.

Once you reach max level, it can be somewhat overwhelming to completely change the way you play by suddenly implementing a large number of addons in a short space of time, especially if they have a heavy visual impact on your UI. We recommend using some of the more basic addons recommended on our Addons page below while leveling, so that you have more time to get used to them during the easier phases of playing your class.

5.

Basics of Fury Warrior Gameplay

Fury Warrior is a simple, yet fast-paced spec, which proves that a rotation does not need to be complicated in order to be engaging. As nearly every active ability generates Rage, the gameplay revolves around using those abilities to build Rage in order to use Rampage Icon Rampage, converting that Rage into Enrage Icon Enrage, increasing damage done, and triggering a Haste buff, which makes the rotation even faster.

With absolutely no downtime in the rotation, you will always be actively pressing buttons, and so care should be taken to remain on target as much as possible. As you gain more Haste and extra power inflation via Legendaries, Soulbinds, and Conduits, you will gain more frequent Rampage casts and a high Enrage uptime, punctuated by the many talented filler abilities, such as Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker, Onslaught Icon Onslaught, and Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar.

If you are an absolute beginner to the spec, but would like to learn the basic fundamentals of the class, recommend looking through the Spell Summary first, as well as the Easy Mode page linked below.

If you are already somewhat familiar with Warriors, you can head straight to the Talents and Rotation pages to jump right into the more complex, detailed information.

6.

How to Gear Up as a Fury Warrior

Despite the fact that gearing has become more challenging, due to the huge number of variables that depend on your character, you can find information on how best to gear a Fury Warrior on our dedicated gearing page, which includes the current Best in Slot from this tier.

Once you have started to gear, you will need to make sure that you have the appropriate consumables, gems, enchants, and more. We have a dedicated page for exactly this, as shown below, as well as the stats page, where you can find more information on the possibility of a changing stat priority and the necessary changes you may need to make for consumables.

7.

Fury Warrior in Shadowlands

Shadowlands introduces several new systems which increase the baseline power of Fury Warriors. Players will be given the choice to join one of four different Covenants, each of which adds their own unique offensive class-specific ability, signature ability, talent tree-like Soulbinds, and socketable conduits which further increase their power. Additionally, the end-game activity Torghast will allow players to craft Legendary Powers items with unique general, class-specific, or spec-specific powers.

For example, one player may decide to join the Venthyr covenant, gaining access to Condemn Icon Condemn which replaces Execute Icon Execute with a stronger version. From there, they can access the Nadjia the Mistblade soulbind for more bonuses, allocate the Ashen Juggernaut Icon Ashen Juggernaut conduit to further increase the damage of Condemn. Finally, farming Torghast for legendary materials will allow them to craft a piece of gear with the Exploiter Icon Exploiter bonus, bringing the whole build together.

8.

End-Game as a Fury Warrior

Starting off as a Fury Warrior can look very different from the absolute end-game raiding and progression as one. Our Mythic+, Torghast, Raiding, and PvP guides can guide you to performing as well as possible, regardless of your focus in end-game content.

9.

Improving as a Fury Warrior

If you are finding your performance lackluster, but are not sure where you are going wrong, you can check out the pages below for potential tips, or answers to questions you may have.

10.

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 Fury 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, Fury Warriors have above average self-healing and multiple strong defensive options on short cooldowns.

11.

Changelog

  • 07 Dec. 2020 (Castle Nathria page): Updated Raid Tips, Talent, and Legendary Recommendations.
  • 07 Dec. 2020 (gear page): Updated Best in Slot list for Season 1 and Castle Nathria Launch.
  • 07 Dec. 2020 (Legendaries): Updated recommended legendary from Judgement to Deathmaker.
  • 07 Dec. 2020 (mythic+ page): Added Covenant overview.
  • 07 Dec. 2020 (talents page): Dungeon & Mythic+ recommended talent should be Anger Management, not Reckless Abandon.
  • 01 Dec. 2020 (WeakAuras page): Removed Rage Bar Weak Aura - no longer hosted.
  • 01 Dec. 2020 (Castle Nathria page): Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
  • 24 Nov. 2020 (Torghast): Page added.
  • 23 Nov. 2020 (rotation page): Removed Essence & Azerite information, updated the rest for Shadowlands launch.
  • 23 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added Class in Shadowlands and Torghast sections.
  • 23 Nov. 2020 (mythic+ page): Removed Essence & Azerite information, updated the rest for Shadowlands launch.
  • 23 Nov. 2020 (FAQ page): Page updated for Shadowlands.
  • 23 Nov. 2020 (how to improve page): Page updated for Shadowlands.
  • 23 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added Shadowlands dungeon item list, legendary power section, and gearing advice.
  • 23 Nov. 2020 (stats page): Updated stat priorities and descriptions.
  • 23 Nov. 2020 (spells page): Added Shield Slam, Shield Block, Taunt, and Challenging Shout.
  • 23 Nov. 2020 (talents page): Updated talent recommendations and descriptions for Shadowlands launch.
  • 23 Nov. 2020 (easy mode page): Added Legendary recommendations.
  • 23 Nov. 2020 (addons page): Page updated for Shadowlands.
  • 23 Nov. 2020 (enchants page): Changed priority from Haste to Critical Strike and added Shadowlands consumables.
  • 21 Nov. 2020 (easy mode page): Added Covenant recommendatiosn and updated stat priority.
  • 21 Nov. 2020 (Legendaries): Page added.
  • 21 Nov. 2020 (Covenants and Soulbinds): Page created.
  • 25 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Removed outdated reference to the PvP talent Thirst for Battle.
  • 19 Oct. 2020 (spells page): Added Rallying Cry and Enraged Regeneration, removed reference to Die by the Sword.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Better descriptions for Seethe, Frothing Berserker, and Anger Management.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (FAQ page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (how to improve page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (simulations page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (gear page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (addons page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (enchants page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (stats page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (mythic+ page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (spells page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (easy mode page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (this page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (rotation page): Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 11 Oct. 2020 (WeakAuras page): Page added.
  • 29 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): More tips, updated recommended talents and essences, no longer recommending Worldvein Resonance.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): More tips added, especially for Azshara; several Essence recommendations changed.
  • 08 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Page added.
  • 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 (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.
  • 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 (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 (Uldir 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.
  • 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 (Uldir page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (Uldir page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Updated for Uldir release.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (Uldir page): Page added (empty for now).
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