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

Last updated on Apr 15, 2019 at 10:00 by Archimtiros 68 comments

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.

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

  • 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 (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.
  • 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 (this 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 (FAQ 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 (addons 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 (talents 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 (stats 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 (Uldir 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 (rotation 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 (enchants page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (stats page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added Battle of Dazar'alor raid gear. Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (talents page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (addons page): Added Charge macro, and updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added Reaping. Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (how to improve page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (Uldir page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (easy mode page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (spells page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (rotation page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (this page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (FAQ page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (simulations page): Added Bloodmallet racial comparisons. 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 (FAQ 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 (gear page): Updated for Patch 8.1, adjusted Uldir Azerite BiS.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (addons 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 (Uldir page): Reviewed and up to date for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (mythic+ 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 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Patch 8.1, new Azerite traits Cold Steel, Hot Blood and Unbridled Ferocity added.
  • 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 (this page): Updated for Patch 8.1, added list of major changes.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (easy mode 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 (mythic+ page): Updated for Mythic+ release.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Updated for Uldir 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 (gear page): Updated BiS for Uldir release.
  • 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.
  • 28 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Integrated Bloodmallet charts.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (easy mode 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 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Page added 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).
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (gear page): Updated Antorus trinket and racial bonus comparisons.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (simulations page): Updated racial bonus comparisons.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (this page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
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