Fury Warrior DPS Mythic+ Tips — Shadowlands 9.2.5
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.
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.
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.
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.
|15||✗ War Machine||✗ Sudden Death||✓ Fresh Meat|
|25||✓ Double Time||✗ Impending Victory||✓ Storm Bolt|
|30||✓ Massacre||✗ Frenzy||✗ Onslaught|
|35||✗ Furious Charge||? Bounding Stride||✓ Warpaint|
|40||✗ Seethe||? Frothing Berserker||✓ Cruelty|
|45||✗ Meat Cleaver||✗ Dragon Roar||✓ Bladestorm|
|50||✓ Anger Management||✗ Reckless Abandon||✗ 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, 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 is incredibly useful for reliably opening combat with and then maintaining Enrage, as it can be tab targeted to proc Enrage on each target.
- Level 25: Double Time is a staple for both mobility and rage generation leading to more damage, although Storm Bolt can be taken when stuns are needed to lock down difficult opponents.
- Level 30: Massacre is the main choice simply due to less competitive talents. Frenzy continually falls off due to changing targets frequently, and Onslaught can be decent, but difficult to work into an already cluttered rotation.
- Level 35: 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 is the best alternative.
- Level 40: Cruelty is technically the strongest, although Raging Blow is not used nearly as much in AoE as single-target. Frothing Berserker may be a little burstier, as the extra Rage generation will help launch more Rampage casts.
- Level 45: Bladestorm is the go-to AoE talent, now that Dragon Roar deals reduced damage to secondary targets.
- Level 50: Anger Management helps Recklessness align with Bladestorm, significantly increasing burst AoE potential. Siegebreaker remains fairly strong in sustained cleave, but Mythic+ dungeons typically favor higher cooldown frequency.
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 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.
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 is always active, made easier thanks to Fresh Meat, followed by keeping the Whirlwind buff active, and timing cooldowns to make the best use of Signet of Tormented Kings. After cooldowns are exhausted, Whirlwind can be spammed during Merciless Bonegrinder if there are still multiple targets remaining.
- Open with Charge whenever possible
- Whirlwind when the buff is not active
- Spear of Bastion / Ancient Aftershock
- Recklessness during the previous covenant ability GCD.
- Raging Blow or Condemn
Fury Warrior Utility
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 is crucial in Mythic+ as interrupting dangerous spell casts is of the utmost importance.
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 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 is another useful tool in stopping enemy attacks and spellcasts, although it comes at the cost of Double Time, which is a very strong mobility option. Intimidating Shout can also be used as a faux stun, but much less reliably.
Fury Warrior Legendaries in Mythic+
Fury Warrior Covenants in Mythic+
- Kyrian combined with Elysian Might, Anger Management, and the Mikanikos soulbind allows Recklessness, Spear of Bastion, and Bladestorm to be combined every minute for massive burst damage. Care must be taken to remain inside the Spear area of effect to gain full damage, however, which may be tricky when there are enemy ground effects to deal with. Kyrian will typically use Mikanikos with Depths of Insanity, Piercing Verdict, and Merciless Bonegrinder conduits.
- Night Fae is second to Kyrian only in that Ancient Aftershock remains capped at 5 targets, losing a significant amount of damage in higher target situations. It can still be quite effective, due to the extra knockdown controlling enemies and the high burst damage every 1.5 minutes. Night Fae will typically use Korayn with Depths of Insanity, Destructive Reverberations, and Merciless Bonegrinder conduits.
- Necrolord has some potential for buffing other, higher damage, allies in Mythic+ content, but comes at a significant personal damage loss for the Warrior. Necrolord will typically use Emeni with Depths of Insanity, Veteran's Repute, and Merciless Bonegrinder conduits.
- Venthyr has very limited Mythic+ potential due to Condemn not hitting multiple targets or providing any significant single target damage increase. Venthyr will typically use Nadjia the Mistblade with Depths of Insanity, Ashen Juggernaut, and Merciless Bonegrinder or Harrowing Punishment conduits.
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.
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 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 or Bladestorm unless they are your primary target.
- Spiteful affix adds can be dangerous if you are not aware of their spawning, but are easily controlled by using Storm Bolt or 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 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 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 buff, but Bounty: Mastery is also a good choice for players who already have very high Crit.
- 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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