Fury Warrior PvP Best Arena Compositions (Shadowlands / Patch 9.2.5)

Last updated on Jul 29, 2022 at 19:40 by Karanze 8 comments

Team composition in 2v2 or 3v3 Arena is very important, because not all classes work well together. Here, we give you the best compositions you can have for your Fury Warrior (i.e., the best classes to pair with it).

This page is part of our Fury Warrior PvP Guide.

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2v2 Arena

Fury Warriors are about staying ahead of your opponents on pressure. Fury Warrior has a lot of passive sustain and damage, as long as you have uptime on your target, you can beat out most people. The real trouble is consistently sticking to your target, as you are susceptible to abilities such as Chains of Ice Icon Chains of Ice. As Fury Warrior, you need to maximize your pressure, and try to shatter the enemy team before the game lasts too long.

Unlike Arms Warrior, you do not benefit from going into deep dampening. This is because you are oriented around self-healing and have few defensive cooldowns. You therefore cannot afford to play passively or defensively for long, and should focus on playing highly aggressively.

It is important to make use of cross CC, meaning you should try to time CC with your healer onto the enemy healer and DPS to not only stop their healing output, but also stop them from disabling your damage output with abilities such as Disarm Icon Disarm, Mortal Coil Icon Mortal Coil, Polymorph Icon Polymorph etc. Mastering this strategy is key to closing out games, but you should not focus solely on it, as it can be equally good to stun an opponent out of line of sight of his teammate, or to ruin major cooldowns like Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath.

We strongly recommend you learn each and every offensive and defensive cooldown for all specializations, and get addons like Flyplatebuffs, BigDebuffs, and Gladius, so you have an easier time knowing when and how you should react. Alternatively, weakauras are a good way to customize your UI and alerts. These addons will give you an easier time identifying when an enemy uses cooldowns, that can be difficult to spot visually, like Icy Veins Icon Icy Veins and Vendetta Icon Vendetta. See our Fury Warrior PvP Macros page for more information on the subject.

This will also help you understand when you should break off from your target, and peel for your healer with Intervene Icon Intervene, Disarm Icon Disarm, Rallying Cry Icon Rallying Cry etc.

Here is a list of the best team compositions for 2v2:

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3v3 Arena

In 3v3 your role is to apply pressure to the enemy team. You should focus on playing compositions that want to end the game as fast as possible, preferably specializations that have CC in their kit. The general rule in arena for a composition to work is to either have Focus on combining your high damage output and Slaughterhouse Icon Slaughterhouse with CC to keep the enemy team behind of yours in pressure. Avoid pairing up with specializations that have Mortal Wounds Icon Mortal Wounds as this will overwrite Slaughterhouse Icon Slaughterhouse.

The best compositions will each be explained in detail below.

Here is a list of the best team compositions for 3v3:

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KFC

KFC is notoriously not particularly strong, but the composition has a surprising amount of sustained damage and control. To be effective, you must gain the momentum of the fight early and use the Hunter's Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap as often as you can on the healer, in order to maintain that pressure. If you fall behind with this composition, you lose.

What matters in this composition is the CC on the enemy healer, and not so much your kill target, as both you and the Hunter are nearly inescapable.

4.

Batman Cleave

This composition has seen some extra popularity lately, simply because Outlaw Rogue and Fury Warrior are the two best melees in the meta right now. There is not a lot of thought process behind this composition, as it is built on the near invincible defenses and offensive capability of both specs to do unhealable pressure while rarely being in danger.

5.

TSG

TSG is a hyper-aggressive composition that focuses on overwhelming the enemy team with unhealable damage, and is the pure definition of 'A good offense is a good defense'. By combining Slaughterhouse Icon Slaughterhouse with Necrotic Wound Icon Necrotic Wound, and the incredible damage this composition can push out, your goal is to never allow the enemy to have any breathing space, and put them in constant danger if they relent on their defenses for even a moment.

6.

WMP

The most-played competitive Warrior composition, by using Intervene Icon Intervene, the Fire Mage has a lot room to control the game, which leaves you a lot of time to tunnel down your kill target. Holy Priest and Fire Mage can use their instant CC abilities, like Holy Word: Chastise Icon Holy Word: Chastise and Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath to secure control for your team, which leaves you having little to do other than damage.

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Turbo Cleave

Turbo Cleave wants to maximize pressure and survive with the Enhancement Shaman strong off-heals from Healing Surge Icon Healing Surge. Although you have a harder time landing CC on the enemy healer than most other compositions, it is made up for by having arguably the most powerful combined burst in the game. It is recommended that you choose a healer that can help you apply CC, as both Fury Warrior and Enhancement Shaman are very limited in their options.

The most important thing to do as a turbo cleave, is to never be put behind on momentum. Your main drive is to constantly have the enemy be on the backfoot, and as soon as you lose that advantage and have to catchup yourself, your odds of winning crumble fast.

8.

Fury + Shadow Priest

WPX want to use your spread pressure and rot damage to wither away the enemy team. The reason why this composition is so powerful, is because of the incredible defensive capability of both the Fury Warrior and the Shadow Priest. Shadow Priest and Holy Paladin / Restoration Shaman combo their CC on healers well and easily with Repentance Icon Repentance and Hex Icon Hex, as well as being difficult to kill on their own. As Fury Warrior, you can safeguard your team with Intervene Icon Intervene and stall long enough for cooldowns like Greater Fade Icon Greater Fade to come back off of cooldown.

Restoration Druid is an alternative pick to this composition, which aids in the defensive aspect, but you will sacrifice a bit of offense for doing so.

9.

Fury + Retribution Paladin

Similar to TSG, this melee cleave focuses on maximizing pressure and making kills within stun windows. Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt and Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice has almost the same cooldown when Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice is talented to have a reduceable cooldown, and can be used for cross CC. Like with TSG, Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt should be used for the kill target and Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice for the healer, since the Paladin's stun is dispellable. In case your Paladin cannot reach the enemy healer to land their stun, you should flip the priority so your Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt acts as a cross CC for the Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice and therefore will not be dispelled.

Fury + Retribution Paladin complete each other well, in that you safeguard the Retribution Paladin with Intervene Icon Intervene and secure both of you uptime on your target with Piercing Howl Icon Piercing Howl and Spear of Bastion Icon Spear of Bastion (if chosen). Likewise, you both draw a lot of benefit from Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom and Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory, making it very difficult for the enemy team to effectively kill or stop you.

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Changelog

  • 29 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page reviewed and approved for Patch 9.2.
  • 08 Nov. 2021: Page reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 03 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 25 Jan. 2021: Rewritten by Karanze for Shadowlands season 1.
  • 22 Oct. 2020: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.1.
  • 27 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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