Fury Warrior DPS Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Archimtiros 67 comments
General Information

On this page, you will learn how to optimize the rotation of your Fury Warrior in both single-target and multiple-target situations. We also have advanced sections about cooldowns, procs, etc. in order to minmax your DPS. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Fury Warrior rotation.

1.

Fury Warrior Rotation

Welcome to our Rotation page for Fury Warriors. On this page, you will find everything you need to know about actually playing the spec in Raiding and Mythic+ scenarios.

1.1.

Beginners

If the rotations below seem overwhelming to you, you might benefit from visiting our Beginners page, which outlines a close-to-optimal rotation in simpler terms.

1.2.

PvP

The content on this page is purely PvE-related. If you are looking for PvP Rotation Tips, please visit our PvP page below.

2.

Fury Warrior Single-Target Rotation

Upon acquiring the Season 4 tier set bonus, Fury Warriors will switch back to a Anger Management and Ravager playstyle. Use the checkboxes below to make the appropriate customizations and make sure that Berserker Stance Icon Berserker Stance is always toggled on in-game!

Season 4 Season 3
Berserker's Torment Icon Berserker's Torment Titan's Torment Icon Titan's Torment
Champion's Spear Icon Champion's Spear Thunderous Roar Icon Thunderous Roar
Onslaught Icon Onslaught Odyn's Fury Icon Odyn's Fury
Ravager Icon Ravager Annihilator Icon Annihilator
Season 4 Set Bonus Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon
  1. Cast Recklessness Icon Recklessness on cooldown or whenever burst damage is needed.
  2. Cast Avatar Icon Avatar alongside Recklessness.
  3. Cast Champion's Spear Icon Champion's Spear during Recklessness and while Enraged.
  4. Cast Odyn's Fury Icon Odyn's Fury while Enraged. With the T31 set bonus, it should always be used before Avatar.
  5. Cast Avatar Icon Avatar as the initial 4-second Avatar buff triggered by Odyn's Fury is falling off in order to maximize DoT and Dancing Blades Icon Dancing Blades uptime.
  6. Cast Rampage Icon Rampage to spend Rage and maintain Enrage.
  7. Cast Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst when it has a 100% chance to crit through the Merciless Assault buff (generally 6 stacks with Recklessness).
  8. Cast Bloodbath Icon Bloodbath to consume the Reckless Abandon buff.
  9. Cast Thunderous Roar Icon Thunderous Roar while Enraged.
  10. Cast Onslaught Icon Onslaught while Enraged or with Tenderize Icon Tenderize talented.
  11. Cast Execute Icon Execute only while the Furious Bloodthirst Icon Furious Bloodthirst buff is not active.
  12. Cast Rampage Icon Rampage to spend Rage and maintain Enrage.
  13. Cast Execute Icon Execute as able.
  14. Cast Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst on cooldown to reduce gaps in the rotation.
  15. Cast Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow as the main rotational attack.
  16. Cast Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst as a filler when out of Raging Blow charges.
  17. Cast Slam Icon Slam as a filler between Bloodthirst casts.
  18. Cast Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind as a filler between Bloodthirst casts.
  19. Cast Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind as a filler when nothing else is available.

In simple terms, the Fury Warrior rotation revolves around building Rage and spending it on Rampage Icon Rampage in order to trigger and maintain Enrage Icon Enrage, with other attacks prioritized based on selected talents or tier-set bonuses. While not complex, the rotation is generally fast-paced while making use of several procs and cooldowns, which makes it deceptively engaging.

  • When using the Season 4 tier set, use the Bloodthirst Crit Tracker WeakAura to help time Bloodthirst casts when they will have a 100% chance to crit and guarantee Cold Steel, Hot Blood Icon Cold Steel, Hot Blood.
  • If still using the Season 3 tier set, the playstyle changes to an Annihilator-focused one, dropping Raging Blow from the rotation entirely, while using Bloodthirst or Bloodbath nearly every other GCD. Slam and Whirlwind then become intermittent fillers in between casts of Bloodthirst, when Rampage is not available.

When using the legendary axe, Fyr'alath the Dream Render Icon Fyr'alath the Dream Render does not benefit from class buffs such as Avatar Icon Avatar or Enrage Icon Enrage, so it is best not to use it during major cooldowns. Using it either immediately on the pull or after the Avatar buff has worn off is acceptable, because it is more important to use the legendary when the three-second channel will not put you in danger of enemy mechanics.

2.1.

Execute Phase

Whether due to the target being below 20% (35% with Massacre Icon Massacre talented) health or Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death proc, Execute Icon Execute usage does not heavily change the priority listed above; it merely generates extra Rage in order to use Rampage Icon Rampage that much sooner. In Season 3, its use will differ slightly depending on whether Ashen Juggernaut Icon Ashen Juggernaut is talented; for pure single-target encounters, Execute will be kept on cooldown, though without it will only be used when Bloodbath and Rampage cannot.

2.2.

Opening Rotation/During Recklessness

Because Charge Icon Charge is off the global cooldown, opening combat with Avatar Icon Avatar and Recklessness Icon Recklessness followed immediately by Charge will lead to a net increase in Rage generation on the pull with no additional downtime, however, it is crucial to ensure that the target will not be moving substantially, or else you will easily find yourself moving to the boss's former location, and wasting precious buff time trying to reposition. As of Patch 10.2, Avatar no longer needs to be cast before Recklessness, and the two abilities can be macroed together in either order.

When talenting Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon alongside the Season 3 set bonus, only Recklessness should be used before Charge on the pull, as the extra Rage generation will enable the use of Rampage immediately after. Odyn's Fury should then be used immediately after becoming Enraged, with Champion's Spear following it (if talented). Bloodbath and Rampage will then be rotated until the the initial 4-second Avatar buff triggered by Odyn's Fury is falling off, at which point Avatar should be cast manually - this will prevent overwriting the current DoT effect, while also maximizing Avatar Icon Avatar uptime, and still fitting the automatic Odyn's Fury cast inside of Champion's Might Icon Champion's Might buff windows.

3.

Multiple-Target Rotation for Fury Warriors

Prioritize Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind whenever the buff is not active, roughly every fifth global cooldown, in order to ensure single-target attacks continue to cleave. Otherwise, the rotation is very similar to single-target, with slightly more emphasis on layering cooldowns when hitting multiple targets, instead of delaying them to fit into single-target buffs.

  1. Cast Recklessness Icon Recklessness.
  2. Cast Avatar Icon Avatar with Recklessness.
  3. Cast Charge Icon Charge whenever out of range.
  4. Cast Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind when the buff is not active.
  5. Cast Odyn's Fury Icon Odyn's Fury while Enraged or with Titanic Rage Icon Titanic Rage.
  6. Cast Thunderous Roar Icon Thunderous Roar while Enraged.
  7. Cast Avatar Icon Avatar to trigger Odyn's Fury via Titan's Torment. When Titanic Rage Icon Titanic Rage is talented, delay until the initial Whirlwind buff stacks have fallen.
  8. Cast Rampage Icon Rampage to spend Rage and maintain Enrage.
  9. Cast Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst when it has a 100% chance to crit through the Merciless Assault buff (generally 6 stacks with Recklessness).
  10. Cast Bloodbath Icon Bloodbath to consume the Reckless Abandon buff.
  11. Cast Onslaught Icon Onslaught while Enraged or with Tenderize Icon Tenderize talented.
  12. Cast Execute Icon Execute only while the Furious Bloodthirst Icon Furious Bloodthirst buff is not active.
  13. Cast Rampage Icon Rampage to spend Rage and maintain Enrage.
  14. Cast Execute Icon Execute as able.
  15. Cast Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst on cooldown to reduce gaps in the rotation.
  16. Cast Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow as the main rotational attack.
  17. Cast Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst as a filler when out of Raging Blow charges.
  18. Cast Slam Icon Slam as a filler between Bloodthirst casts.
  19. Cast Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind as a filler between Bloodthirst casts.
  20. Cast Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind as a filler when nothing else is available.
4.

Mastering your Fury Warrior

4.1.

Aligning Cooldowns

Fury is a very cyclic and consistently-damaging specialization, so there is not a lot of advantage in delaying Recklessness Icon Recklessness to align with other cooldowns as opposed to simply using it on cooldown as much as possible. In general, no cooldown should be delayed more than a few seconds for any other, outside of preparing for burst AoE (see the multitarget section above) or a timed damage phase, such as Heroism/Bloodlust or specific boss mechanics. This is particularly important when talenting Anger Management Icon Anger Management or gaining cooldown reduction from the T31 set bonus since it can throw off some abilities' natural alignment.

4.1.1.

Recklessness

The moderate increase to critical strike strike from Recklessness Icon Recklessness is secondary to doubling Rage generation, which amounts to a much larger damage increase due to casting Rampage Icon Rampage much more frequently. While the rotational priority does not change; the increased Rage generation also makes it much easier to overcap, so care should be taken when using high Rage abilities such as Onslaught Icon Onslaught or Odyn's Fury Icon Odyn's Fury.

4.1.2.

Avatar

Avatar is a potent cooldown in its own right but becomes extraordinarily more powerful in combination with the follow-on Tormented talents. These function similarly to Signet of Tormented Kings Icon Signet of Tormented Kings, but with a guaranteed effect rather than a random one, allowing you to choose what cooldown is triggered. Berserker's Torment Icon Berserker's Torment is no longer bugged in Patch 10.2, thereby allowing Avatar and Recklessness to be cast in either order, though Tier 31 set builds will focus on Titan's Torment Icon Titan's Torment instead.

4.1.3.

Odyn's Fury

Odyn's Fury is a powerful burst AoE ability, but also does good work in single-target due to its extra talented buff, Dancing Blades Icon Dancing Blades. In single-target, it should be used on cooldown, though like other cooldowns, it should always be delayed to hit multiple targets whenever possible.

4.1.4.

Ravager

Ravager is used extensively with Anger Management Icon Anger Management builds, greatly increasing Rage generation and burst damage by way of Hurricane Icon Hurricane. Although its direct damage is relatively low, the very high amounts of Rage generated result in extremely frequent Rampage casts. It should always be used together with Recklessness.

4.2.

Enrage

The goal of the Fury rotation is a continual feedback loop of generating Rage, spending it on Rampage Icon Rampage, and triggering Enrage Icon Enrage, which increases Haste to allow more Rage to be generated, feeding back into the loop. Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst also helps this process, with a 30% chance to trigger Enrage, and it should be kept on cooldown to benefit from this chance as much as possible. All other special abilities generate Rage, making it important to fill global cooldowns in order to always be generating Rage.

4.3.

Movement and Mobility

Warriors have a great deal of active tools through Charge Icon Charge and Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap that allow for instant movement across large distances. Finding ways to maximize your uptime on a target through intelligent use of these is crucial, as downtime is extremely detrimental to the flow of Fury's rotation. The talents Double Time Icon Double Time and Bounding Stride Icon Bounding Stride are particularly useful in any encounter which demands heavy movement.

4.4.

Sustain and Defense

Fury's defensive ability comes in the form of higher base stamina due to dual wielding two two-handed weapons and several defensive cooldowns in Enraged Regeneration Icon Enraged Regeneration, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection, and Defensive Stance Icon Defensive Stance , and considerable self-healing through Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst, Enraged Regeneration Icon Enraged Regeneration, and Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush, as well as various talents which improve those capabilities. The increased health and self-healing make Fury very tanky in sustained combat, although less able to deal with frequent bursts of high damage. In those cases, Enraged Regeneration is best used preemptively, with Bloodthirst cast as often as possible over its duration to benefit from its increased healing.

Warriors also have access to Rallying Cry Icon Rallying Cry, one of the few defensive group cooldowns in the game. It is typically used to help the group survive key encounter mechanics rather than as a personal cooldown. Keep in mind that it is on the global cooldown, so be ready to use it when needed.

4.5.

Group Buffs

Fury also brings Battle Shout Icon Battle Shout, increasing all party and raid members Attack Power by 5%, which should be applied before combat begins.

5.

Mythic+ Rotation

For information about Mythic+ as a Fury Warrior and the rotation you need to use in this game mode, please refer to our Mythic+ page.

6.

WeakAuras for Fury Warriors

WeakAuras can have a tremendous effect on your performance, helping you track important buffs, debuffs, and cooldowns. Since this is a broad topic, we made a page dedicated to it.

7.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Feb. 2024: Fixed broken spell link with the Champion's Spear formerly of Bastion.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Updated for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 14 Jan. 2023: Added section emphasizing proper use of Fyr'alath.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for T31 builds and rotations in preparation for Season 3.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7 with more clear checkbox options.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Fix talent selector formatting.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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