Fury Warrior DPS Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on May 09, 2019 at 22:35 by Archimtiros 70 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Fury Warrior guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5. 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 in Battle for Azeroth have recieved many improvements from Legion, particularly to talents, improving multitarget capabilities, and Execute. The amount of stackable cooldowns has been reduced, streamlining the rotation to make Rampage Icon Rampage and Enrage Icon Enrage 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 8.1.5 Changes for Fury Warrior

  • There are no Fury Warrior specific changes in Patch 8.1.5.

3. Patch 8.1 Changes for Fury Warrior

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Viability of Fury Warrior in Battle for Azeroth (Patch 8.1)

Fury is currently very competitive and viable inside both Uldir and Mythic+ dungeons, largely thanks to above average azerite bonuses. While Arms offers better on-demand burst AoE, the Fury 3-5 target cleave and single target rotations ramp quickly with no downtime, which allows it to maintain high consistent damage during extended encounters. Defensively, Fury provides one of the few group mitigation cooldowns, and exceptional self healing.

7. Changelog

  • 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 (addons 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 (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 (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 (talents 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 (spells page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 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 (gear page): BiS updated to include Crucible of Storms gear.
  • 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 (simulations 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 (enchants 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 (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 (gear page): Updated Gear Set.
  • 13 Mar. 2019 (this page): Added Patch 8.1.5 change log.
  • 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): Fixed error - changed suggested talents from Massacre to Carnage.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Guide was created.
  • 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 (Uldir page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added Reaping. Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (rotation page): 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 (stats 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 (gear page): Updated for Patch 8.1, adjusted Uldir Azerite BiS.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (mythic+ page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (FAQ 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 (easy mode page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Patch 8.1, added note for Azerite trait Unbridled Ferocity.
  • 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 (addons 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 (enchants 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 (this page): Updated for Patch 8.1, added list of major changes.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (spells page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Patch 8.1, new Azerite traits Cold Steel, Hot Blood and Unbridled Ferocity added.
  • 16 Nov. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Formatting updates, expanded trait rankings and details.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (mythic+ page): Updated for Mythic+ release.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (simulations page): Updated for Uldir release.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Uldir and Mythic+ release; clarified Siegebreaker conditions.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Updated for Uldir release.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (gear page): Updated BiS for Uldir release.
  • 28 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Integrated Bloodmallet charts.
  • 28 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated BiS list for Azerite hotfixes and integrated Bloodmallet charts.
  • 28 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Integrated Bloodmallet charts.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (Uldir page): Page added (empty for now).
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated 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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