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Fury Warrior DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents (BfA 8.0.1)

Last updated on Jul 16, 2018 at 23:46 by Archimtiros 4 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present the viable talent choices for Fury Warriors in World of Warcraft BfA 8.0.1. We detail what each of the talents do and in which situations they should be taken.

The other pages of our Fury Warrior guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Archimtiros, the Warrior class theorycrafter, and one of the best DPS Warriors in the world, who raids in Infinity. You can follow him on Twitter and you can watch his stream on Twitch.

1. Talent Choices

Level Choices
15 War Machine War Machine Endless Rage Endless Rage Fresh Meat ? Fresh Meat
30 Double Time Double Time Impending Victory Impending Victory Storm Bolt ? Storm Bolt
45 Inner Rage Inner Rage Sudden Death Sudden Death Furious Slash Furious Slash
60 Furious Charge Furious Charge Bounding Stride Bounding Stride Warpaint Warpaint
75 Carnage Carnage Massacre Massacre Frothing Berserker ? Frothing Berserker
90 Meat Cleaver ? Meat Cleaver Dragon Roar Dragon Roar Bladestorm Bladestorm
100 Reckless Abandon Reckless Abandon Anger Management Anger Management Siegebreaker Siegebreaker

Talents can be freely changed when out of combat and in a rested XP area (such as an inn or a capital city). Moreover, Tome of the Tranquil Mind Icon Tome of the Tranquil Mind and Codex of the Tranquil Mind Icon Codex of the Tranquil Mind can be used to temporarily allow players to change talents anywhere, as long as they are out of combat.

2. Talent Cheat Sheet for Fury Warrior

While changing talents to match the situation is highly recommended, the following builds are set up to handle the most common encounter types, with secondary/optional choices detailed.

2.1. Open World, Levelling and Questing

This build smooths out and speeds up the intermittent combat common with open world content. There is a lot of room for customization for extra healing, mobility, burst, or simplicifation.

2.2. Dungeons and Mythic Plus

Dungeons and Mythic Plus largely revolve around burst multitarget damage, and continually killing enemies as you move from pack to pack. Storm Bolt and Bounding Stride are optional, depending on your need for stuns, extra mobility, or survivability. Likewise, Frothing Berserker can increase Bladestorm burst, although at the cost of damage output outside of Bladestorm.

2.3. Single Target Raid Encounters

This build is ideal for sustained single target, most commonly found in raid encounters.

3. Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents for Fury Warrior

War Machine War Machine Endless Rage Endless Rage Fresh Meat ? Fresh Meat

Tier 1 talents improve Rage generation.

  • War Machine Icon War Machine causes autoattacks to generate 10% more Rage with each swing. Additionally, movement speed is increased by 30% for 8 seconds and 10 Rage is generated every time an enemy target is killed.
  • Endless Rage Icon Endless Rage generates 6 Rage every time Enrage Icon Enrage is triggered.
  • Fresh Meat Icon Fresh Meat increases Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst's chance to trigger Enrage Icon Enrage from 30% to 45%, and increases its healing from 5% to 6% of your maximum health.

War Machine Icon War Machine value depends on the frequency of add deaths; in general, you need roughly one kill every 10 seconds to keep up with the benefit of Endless Rage in sustained combat, making it more suitable for open world and dungeon content where you can quickly chain kills. Unlike most abilities, it does not require getting the killing blow yourself, only damaging the target within two seconds of its death.

Endless Rage Icon Endless Rage offers the most rage generation in sustained single target, particularly alongside Carnage Icon Carnage.

Fresh Meat Icon Fresh Meat smooths out short combat and is ideal in open world content. The decision between it and War Machine typically comes down to whether you want to move faster or have an easier time maintaining Enrage Icon Enrage.

4. Tier 2 (Level 30) Talents for Fury Warrior

Double Time Double Time Impending Victory Impending Victory Storm Bolt ? Storm Bolt

Tier 2 talents provide additional control and mobility options.

  • Double Time Icon Double Time adds a second use of Charge Icon Charge, and reduces its cooldown from 20 to 17 seconds.
  • Impending Victory Icon Impending Victory replaces Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush with a new active ability which spends 10 rage to heal 20% of your maximum health, on a 30 second cooldown. Getting a killing blow will reset its cooldown.
  • Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt grants an active ability with a 20-yard range which deals trivial damage and stuns the target.

Double Time Icon Double Time is the go to choice for both the extra mobility and Rage generation.

Impending Victory Icon Impending Victory is only used in situations which absolutely require extra in-combat healing, given that Fury already has a considerable amount of self-healing and would rather not waste the Rage.

Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt is situationally useful in dungeons and PvP content.

5. Tier 3 (Level 45) Talents for Fury Warrior

Inner Rage Inner Rage Sudden Death Sudden Death Furious Slash Furious Slash

Tier 3 talents customize the rotation.

  • Inner Rage Icon Inner Rage reduces the cooldown of Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow from 8 to 7 seconds, and increases its damage by 20%.
  • Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death causes your attacks to have a chance to reset the cooldown on Execute Icon Execute, and allow it to be used on targets above 20% health.
  • Furious Slash Icon Furious Slash grants an additional active ability which generates 4 Rage, and applies a buff which increases your Haste by 2%, stacking three times.

Inner Rage Icon Inner Rage is an underwhelming, but simple option, increasing Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow uses without adding new buttons or mechanics.

Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death adds proc-based gameplay and is roughly tied for the best single target talent. It is useful in multitarget since Execute Icon Execute can be cleaved with Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind.

Furious Slash Icon Furious Slash adds a maintenance buff, roughly equal to Sudden Death. While it is strong on single target, maintaining the buff is impractical in multitarget situations while also using Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind to ensure single target abilities cleave.

6. Tier 4 (Level 60) Talents for Fury Warrior

Furious Charge Furious Charge Bounding Stride Bounding Stride Warpaint Warpaint

Tier 4 talents provide additional defense and mobility.

Furious Charge Icon Furious Charge is situational at best, due to being undermined by Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush in most solo content, and taking too long to set up in group content with a healer.

Bounding Stride Icon Bounding Stride is useful in general gameplay, but only practical in raid encounters which actually require you to leap more often than normal.

Warpaint Icon Warpaint is the best defensive option when increased mobility is not needed.

7. Tier 5 (Level 75) Talents for Fury Warrior

Carnage Carnage Massacre Massacre Frothing Berserker ? Frothing Berserker

Tier 5 talents improve Rampage and the frequency with which it is used.

  • Carnage Icon Carnage reduces the Rage cost of Rampage Icon Rampage from 85 to 75, and increases its damage by 15%.
  • Massacre Icon Massacre allows Execute Icon Execute to be used on targets below 35%, instead of 20%.
  • Frothing Berserker Icon Frothing Berserker increases the Rage cost of Rampage Icon Rampage from 85 to 95, and causes it to increase your damage done by 10% and Haste by 5% for 6 seconds.

Carnage Icon Carnage is the best talent for single target and general use.

Massacre Icon Massacre is generally weaker than Carnage Icon Carnage in most situations due to the emphasis on Rampage damage.

Frothing Berserker Icon Frothing Berserker allows higher burst when combined with abilities such as Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker and Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm, but requires more setup and loses damage when those burst effects are not aligned.

8. Tier 6 (Level 90) Talents for Fury Warrior

Meat Cleaver ? Meat Cleaver Dragon Roar Dragon Roar Bladestorm Bladestorm

Tier 6 talents enhance single and multitarget damage.

  • Meat Cleaver Icon Meat Cleaver causes Whirlwind to generate 1 extra Rage per target hit, up to 11 rage total, with a 10% chance to trigger Enrage Icon Enrage per cast.
  • Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar grants an additional active ability that deals high damage to all targets within 14 yards and slows their movement speed by 50% for 6 seconds.
  • Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm grants an additional active ability that deals massive damage over 4 seconds to all targets within 8 yards, on a 1 minute cooldown. While active you are immunte to slowing and crowd controlling effects, but continue to autoattack, can dodge attacks, and use defensive abilities.

Meat Cleaver Icon Meat Cleaver is the simplest, but least bursty ability, primarily designed for sustained multitarget encounters. The Rage generation from Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind caps out at 11 Rage with 5 targets, although the 10% chance to Enrage is not often enough to be of much benefit.

Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar is the best general use talent for single target and frequent multitarget.

Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm is only slightly weaker than Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar on single target, but more concentrated, making it better for burst AoE.

9. Tier 7 (Level 100) Talents for Fury Warrior

Reckless Abandon Reckless Abandon Anger Management Anger Management Siegebreaker Siegebreaker

Tier 7 talents improve cooldown burst.

  • Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon causes Recklessness Icon Recklessness to generate 100 Rage when used, and increases its duration by 4 seconds.
  • Anger Management Icon Anger Management reduces the cooldown of Recklessness Icon Recklessness by 1 second for every 20 Rage spent.
  • Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker grants an additonal active ability that deals moderate damage to a single target, and increases the damage dealt to it by 15% for 10 seconds, on a 30 second cooldown.

Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon is the burstiest and most reactive option, useful for killing rares and long damage phases in boss encounters.

Anger Management Icon Anger Management is the best choice for sustained combat, reducing the cooldown of Recklessness Icon Recklessness to 40-60 seconds, depending on Rage generation and Haste.

Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker adds frequent burst windows, roughly on par with Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon. It is best used for burst AoE along with Frothing Berserker Icon Frothing Berserker and Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm, since the debuff can be cleaved with Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind.

10. PvP Talents (War Mode)

Enabling "War Mode" enables the following effects in open world content:

  • Flagged for PvP, regardless of your server.
  • PvP talents enabled in the open world.
  • 10% increase in World Quest rewards at maximum level.
  • 10% more experience gained while leveling.
  • Earn Conquest Points which can reward gear every week.

These benefits are always active when doing open world activities, meaning it can be quite lucrative to keep the feature enabled while leveling and doing max level content for greater rewards. However, you will be flagged for PvP and sharded with other players who also have War Mode enabled, which adds a risk of being attacked or killed by the opposing faction, which can potentially slow you down and outweigh the benefits. Therefore, you should only use War Mode if you are comfortable engaging in World PvP.

10.1. Fury Warrior War Mode Talents

In this section, we will rank the PvP talents that are best for leveling and other open world content.

10.1.1. General PvP Talents

  1. Adaptation Icon Adaptation is the generally recommended option, becuase it removes the longer and more dangerous crowd control effects outright, while ignoring shorter ones. It is particularly useful against Rogues and other classes which frequently disable players with stuns.
  2. Relentless Icon Relentless is another passive choice which reduces the duration of crowd controlling effects rather than removing them. It is useful if you are being constantly slowed or harrassed, although you will still suffer the effects to some degree.
  3. Gladiator's Medallion Icon Gladiator's Medallion functions similar to Adaptation Icon Adaptation, but with more personal control as an on-use ability. Experienced PvP players will most likely prioritize this option instead.

10.1.2. Fury Warrior PvP Talents

  1. Barbarian Icon Barbarian significantly increases mobility, which is useful for both getting around while questing, and escaping dangerous PvP situations.
  2. Enduring Rage Icon Enduring Rage makes maintaining Enrage Icon Enrage considerably easier, which is a notable performance increase.
  3. Slaughterhouse Icon Slaughterhouse acts as a miniature execute effect, which also helps sustain player health, particularly in combat against tough elite enemies.

Death Sentence Icon Death Sentence and Thirst for Battle Icon Thirst for Battle offer increased mobility, which can be useful, but tend to be too situational to be practical in a PvE setting.

Battle Trance Icon Battle Trance, Master and Commander Icon Master and Commander, Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection, and Disarm Icon Disarm can be strong defensive options, but are not typically necessary or useful in PvE content.

Death Wish Icon Death Wish is a very powerful offensive option, although maintaining it is cumbersome to mtaintain in open world content, due to the necessity of refreshing the buff every 10 seconds and the ability cannot be cast while mounted, flying, or otherwise not in control of your character.

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