Fury Warrior DPS Mythic+ Tips — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Aug 01, 2022 at 00:05 by Archimtiros 47 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Fury Warrior in World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

1.

Shadowlands Season 4

In addition to a brand new seasonal affix, Shadowlands Mythic+ Season 4 features a whole new rotation of dungeons pulled from past expansions! Instead of the previous Shadowlands dungeons, players will face off against Mythic+ versions of Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, Operation: Mechagon, Return to Karazhan, Iron Docks, and Grimrail Depot. This opens up brand new experiences, encounters, strategies, and loot featured from previous expansions.

2.

Unique Challenges of Mythic+

Mythic+ Dungeons, especially high level ones, make up the highest level of competitive PvE content that WoW has to offer aside from Mythic raiding.

Fury Warriors are currently very strong in Mythic+, bringing strong burst, sustained cleave, and respectable single-target damage. They falter in terms of defensive and group utility in the highest of keys, but can reliably complete +15 dungeons without issue, and push even higher with the right group setup.

Because the majority of Mythic+ revolves around dealing with multiple targets, Fury follows the basic multi-target priority laid out in the Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page. The key difference is in predicting the layout of the dungeon, and knowing when to save cooldowns versus when to use them. Smartly saving your cooldowns when a target is about to die, and instead using it on a fresh pack which will survive the duration of your burst damage is far more efficient and will help your group finish on time.

If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our Shadowlands Mythic+ Season 1 page below.

3.

Fury Warrior Mythic+ Builds

Below are the suggested talents for Mythic+, and although there is one primary dungeon build, a couple talents can shift slightly depending on your preferences.

Level Choices
15 War Machine War Machine Sudden Death Sudden Death Fresh Meat Fresh Meat
25 Double Time Double Time Impending Victory Impending Victory Storm Bolt Storm Bolt
30 Massacre Massacre Frenzy Frenzy Onslaught Onslaught
35 Furious Charge Furious Charge Bounding Stride ? Bounding Stride Warpaint Warpaint
40 Seethe Seethe Frothing Berserker ? Frothing Berserker Cruelty Cruelty
45 Meat Cleaver Meat Cleaver Dragon Roar Dragon Roar Bladestorm Bladestorm
50 Anger Management Anger Management Reckless Abandon Reckless Abandon Siegebreaker Siegebreaker

Fury Warriors do not have a lot of offensive talent choices in Mythic+, but do have flexibility in bringing extra mobility, defense, and utility effects. Due to the buff from Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind, all of Fury's abilities will cleave up to 5 targets, making the spec very well suited to dealing sustained multi-target damage, especially effective with groups that pull small packs quickly, rather than creating large groups to burst down all at once.

  • Level 15: Fresh Meat Icon Fresh Meat is incredibly useful for reliably opening combat with and then maintaining Enrage Icon Enrage, as it can be tab targeted to proc Enrage on each target.
  • Level 25: Double Time Icon Double Time is a staple for both mobility and rage generation leading to more damage, although Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt can be taken when stuns are needed to lock down difficult opponents.
  • Level 30: Massacre Icon Massacre is the main choice simply due to less competitive talents. Frenzy Icon Frenzy continually falls off due to changing targets frequently, and Onslaught Icon Onslaught can be decent, but difficult to work into an already cluttered rotation.
  • Level 35: Warpaint Icon Warpaint is a moderate, but very consistent amount of damage reduction. The high active time combined with Fury's own natural healing will help take pressure off your healer, especially in higher keys. For less dangerous situations though, Bounding Stride Icon Bounding Stride is the best alternative.
  • Level 40: Cruelty Icon Cruelty is technically the strongest, although Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow is not used nearly as much in AoE as single-target. Frothing Berserker Icon Frothing Berserker may be a little burstier, as the extra Rage generation will help launch more Rampage Icon Rampage casts.
  • Level 45: Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm is the go-to AoE talent, now that Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar deals reduced damage to secondary targets.
  • Level 50: Anger Management Icon Anger Management helps Recklessness Icon Recklessness align with Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm, significantly increasing burst AoE potential. Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker remains fairly strong in sustained cleave, but Mythic+ dungeons typically favor higher cooldown frequency.
4.

Rotational Considerations for Fury Warriors in Mythic+

For the most part, your rotation will remain the same as normal in Mythic+ dungeons, while ensuring that the Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind buff is always active. Because of the nature of dungeons, however, with mobs dying constantly and there sometimes being downtime in between packs, we recommend taking the following extra considerations.

Note that the information below specifically pertains to Mythic+. If you require more general information, you should go to the main Rotation page below.

4.1.

AoE Rotation

The Fury Warrior AoE rotation is a semi-complicated combination of stacking buffs, following a specific order to ensure that each ability is buffed to the greatest degree. The highest priority is ensuring Enrage Icon Enrage is always active, made easier thanks to Fresh Meat Icon Fresh Meat, followed by keeping the Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind buff active, and timing cooldowns to make the best use of Signet of Tormented Kings Icon Signet of Tormented Kings. After cooldowns are exhausted, Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind can be spammed during Merciless Bonegrinder Icon Merciless Bonegrinder if there are still multiple targets remaining.

  1. Open with Charge Icon Charge whenever possible
  2. Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst
  3. Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind when the buff is not active
  4. Spear of Bastion Icon Spear of Bastion / Ancient Aftershock Icon Ancient Aftershock
  5. Recklessness Icon Recklessness during the previous covenant ability GCD.
  6. Rampage Icon Rampage
  7. Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm
  8. Rampage Icon Rampage
  9. Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind
  10. Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst
  11. Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow or Condemn Icon Condemn
  12. Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind
  13. Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst
  14. Rampage Icon Rampage
  15. Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind
  16. Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst
4.2.

Fury Warrior Utility

Battle Shout Icon Battle Shout increases attack power by 5%, which applies to all melee specs and Warrior abilities, even those which do not deal purely Physical damage.

Pummel Icon Pummel is crucial in Mythic+ as interrupting dangerous spell casts is of the utmost importance.

Rallying Cry Icon Rallying Cry applies to the entire party, making it a strong defensive tool during periods of group-wide damage, or a personal cooldown as needed.

Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection is exceptional in Mythic+, either for reducing the damage of powerful debuffs, or reflecting high damage and debilitating effects. Although the ability can be used quite often due to its low cooldown, properly identifying which abilities should be reflected is key, as it can completely nullify dangerous effects and render some enemies completely harmless.

Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt is another useful tool in stopping enemy attacks and spellcasts, although it comes at the cost of Double Time Icon Double Time, which is a very strong mobility option. Intimidating Shout Icon Intimidating Shout can also be used as a faux stun, but much less reliably.

5.

Fury Warrior Legendaries in Mythic+

Due to Unity Icon Unity replacing individual Covenant Legendaries, the best choice of Legendary for Mythic+ dungeons is Signet of Tormented Kings Icon Signet of Tormented Kings in nearly all situations.

6.

Fury Warrior Covenants in Mythic+

The best Covenant for Fury Warriors in Mythic+ is Kyrian followed by Night Fae.

7.

Trinket Considerations for Fury Warriors in Mythic+

When choosing your trinkets, there are two avenues of approach. The first is maximizing burst in conjuction with your cooldowns, while the second is maximizing single target in order to perform better on bosses. We recommend simulating yourself on Raidbots using the Patchwerk option for raids and single-target, and DungeonSlice (Mythic+/AoE Fights) Fight Styles. Usually, we recommend using trinkets that proc stats, rather than single-target damage dealers.

You can also get a quick overview of good Mythic+ Trinkets on our Gearing page, specifically the Simulation chart for multi-target scenarios.

8.

Handling Mythic+ Affixes as a Fury Warrior

Most Mythic+ affixes require no special setup or gameplay considerations for Fury Warriors, although there are a few interactions to be aware of.

  • Explosive Icon Explosive affix orbs are very easy to kill with as little as a single auto attack, though they cannot be hit by AoE abilities such as Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind or Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm unless they are your primary target.
  • Skittish Icon Spiteful affix adds can be dangerous if you are not aware of their spawning, but are easily controlled by using Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt or Intimidating Shout Icon Intimidating Shout, allowing ample time to get away from or kill them.
  • While Legion Timewalking begins is active, select dungeons from that expansion can be run using the Mythic+ difficulty system. They use a different set of affixes from regular keys, including the new Infernal Icon Infernal affix, in which special Legion Commander mini-bosses are present throughout the dungeon. While none of them are particularly difficult, their placement before each dungeon boss requires more precise cooldown timing. Luckily, this is not a major concern for Warriors, who have relatively short cooldowns to begin with.
  • The seasonal Shrouded Icon Shrouded affix adds an NPC to the start of each dungeon, offering players the choice between four bounties associated with a different secondary stat. Starting at one stack, these bounties add a small amount of that stat, increasing as players defeat Dreadlords hidden throughout the dungeon, resulting in steady power progression over the course of the key. Fury Warriors will generally prioritize the Bounty: Critical Strike Icon Bounty: Critical Strike buff, but Bounty: Mastery Icon Bounty: Mastery is also a good choice for players who already have very high Crit.
9.

Changelog

  • 01 Aug. 2022: Updated with new dungeon information and tips for the Shrouded Affix in Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 21 Feb. 2022: Page reviewed and approved for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.5, along with improved affix-specific sections and condensed covenant recommendations.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 07 Dec. 2020: Added Covenant overview.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Removed Essence & Azerite information, updated the rest for Shadowlands launch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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