Fury Warrior DPS Guide — Season 4

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General Information

Welcome to our Fury Warrior guide for World of Warcraft — Season 4. 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 WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Fury Warrior guide.


Fury Warrior Overview


Fury Warriors in Dragonflight

Fury Warriors have very active, GCD-locked gameplay with a fairly straightforward rotation revolving around generating Rage and spending it on Rampage Icon Rampage in order to maintain Enrage Icon Enrage. While it has a relatively simple rotation compared to some classes, the associated haste buffs make Fury one of the highest action specializations in the game, proving that gameplay does not necessarily need to be complex in order to be engaging. In addition to a well-rounded offensive toolkit, Fury boasts high mobility, moderate self-healing, and one of the few raid-wide defensive cooldowns in the game.


Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Fast and engaging playstyle which is also relatively simple, focuses on constant thoroughput damage while also being easy to learn.
  • +Several high burst multitarget options with very little buildup and without sacrificing single target capability.
  • +High mobility class due to Charge Icon Charge, Intervene Icon Intervene, and Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap.
  • +Multiple defensive abilities between Enraged Regeneration Icon Enraged Regeneration, Defensive Stance Icon Defensive Stance, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection, and Rallying Cry Icon Rallying Cry.
  • +Source of the important attack power buff Battle Shout Icon Battle Shout.
X Weaknesses
  • -Fast rotation can be difficult for some players to keep up with.
  • -Downtime significantly penalizes damage potential.
  • -Mediocre to low sustained single target damage output.

Like most classes, the new talent system in Dragonflight has led to a large number of changes and new options allowing players to customize their gameplay. The most notable of this is that there are now two primary builds, each with their own rotation. The Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow build follows similar gameplay to that of Shadowlands, focusing on Raging Blow casts and resets to make up the majority of your global cooldowns. The Annihilator Icon Annihilator build is a new addition in Dragonflight which builds on the talent Storm of Swords Icon Storm of Swords to remove Raging Blow entirely, replacing its place in the rotation with a combination of Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst, Slam Icon Slam, and Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind, along with a large boost to passive damage and Rage generation. Both are engaging rotations, with the Annihilator build path also featuring strong multitarget synergy, although at the expense of more short rotational cooldowns to manage.


Mage Tower Challenge

From Patch 9.1.5 onward, both Legion Timewalking and the Mage Tower have returned. As such we have created a separate guide detailing what you can expect from the Mage Tower challenge available to Fury Warriors.


Fury Warrior and Guide Changes for Season 4

There are no explicit class changes for Arms Warriors in Season 4, however players will revisit their Aberrus tier set bonus from Season 2, which has been buffed.

  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible (2) Set Bonus: Bonus damage and Critical Strike chance to Rampage increased to 12% (was 10%).
  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible (4) Set Bonus: Bonus damage increased to 30% (was 25%) and Critical Strike chance increased to 12% (was 10%) to Bloodthirst.

This tier set, combined with the increased availability of very rare cantrip items, pushes Fury into new playstyles for the season. A list of important items available for purchase with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion currency can be found within the Gear guide.


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.


Basics of Fury Warrior Gameplay

Fury Warriors is a fast-paced spec with little to no downtime, making it very active and 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. To facilitate this, there are a number of additional talented cooldowns and bonuses, such as Odyn's Fury Icon Odyn's Fury, Unbridled Ferocity Icon Unbridled Ferocity, and Ravager Icon Ravager.

Due to the increased Rage generation available from talents in the Class and Specialization trees, you should be able to cast Rampage very frequently, resulting in a high Enrage uptime even in low or entry-level gear, though Warriors do not have many ways to recoup damage or Rage lost due to downtime.

If you are an absolute beginner to the spec, but would like a refresher on the basic fundamentals of the Warrior class, we recommend looking through the Spell Summary first, as well as the Easy Mode page 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.


How to Gear Up as a Fury Warrior

Gearing is often a matter of choosing the highest item level piece available, but there are important nuances to consider, especially for Fury Warriors have access to both one and two-handed weapons. You can find information on how best to gear a Fury Warrior on our dedicated gearing page, which includes the current Best in Slot items 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.


End-Game as a Fury Warrior

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


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.


Viability of Fury Warrior in the current patch

Fury has strong multitarget capabilities well suited to Mythic+ dungeons and raid encounters featuring large groups of additional targets, though it falters in single target where it simply does not put out the sustained damage necessary to keep up with other classes. It is also very sensitive to downtime due to having little to no reliable ranged attacks and no way of regenerating resources while unable to hit the target. Defensively, Fury Warriors have moderate self-healing, but feature several defensive abilities on short cooldowns, making them very strong against constant rot damage, but the lack of immunity or cheat death mechanics leaves them vulnerable to high spikes of damage.



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