Fury Warrior PvP Guide in Battle for Azeroth (BfA 8.3)

Last updated on Jan 27, 2020 at 21:04 by Mysticall 1 comment
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Warrior PvP guide.


Fury Warriors in the Current Meta

Fury Warriors are a very unique melee specialization. They lack crowd control and have very little utility. However, they have very strong single-target cooldowns. What makes them scary is how quickly they can deal damage and how short their cooldowns are. Combine their strong damage and short cooldowns with a class with crowd control and they are unstoppable.


Strengths of Fury Warriors

  • Very high burst damage
  • Easy to swap targets
  • Good mobility

Weaknesses of Fury Warriors

  • Damage can be unpredictable
  • Very little cleave damage
  • Few defensive cooldowns

Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.

  • On the Fury Warrior PvP Talents page, you will find an analysis of each PvE talent row to help you decide which talent to pick on each row, as well as an overview of the PvP talents, which advice on which ones to take and under which conditions.
  • On the Fury Warrior PvP Rotation and Playstyle page, you will learn how to use your spells, depending on the situation (dealing damage, surviving, controlling enemy players, etc.), and what is generally expected of your class and spec in PvP.
  • On the Fury Warrior PvP Azerite Traits and Essences page, you will find advice on choosing the best essence powers and the best azerite traits.
  • On the Fury Warrior PvP Stat Priority and Gear page, you will find the stat priority to follow in PvP, as well as advice for choosing your gear, particularly trinkets and Azerite gear.
  • On the Fury Warrior PvP Best Races page, you will find lists of the Alliance and Horde races, ranked by how good they are for Fury Warriors in PvP, as well as explanations regarding why and how their racials benefit you.
  • On the Fury Warrior PvP Useful Macros page, you will find a collection of useful macros for PvP for Fury Warriors.
  • On the Fury Warrior Arena Composition page, you will find the list of the most powerful Arena compositions featuring Fury Warriors, in both 2v2 and 3v3 modes.


  • 27 Jan. 2019: Reorganized the guide in 7 different pages.
  • 16 Jan. 2020: This page was checked for patch 8.3 and no updates were necessary.
  • 24 Aug. 2019: Updated Horde races.
  • 16 Aug. 2019: Updated Alliance races.
  • 08 Jul. 2019: Updated Guide for Patch 8.2.
    • Updated Stat Priority.
    • Added Azerite Essence section.
    • Added Major and Minor Essences sections.
    • Updated Gear section.
    • Updated Burst and Sustained damage rotations.
  • 28 Apr. 2019: Several updates made to the guide.
    • Updated Azerite Traits section.
    • Updated Recommended Items section.
  • 14 Mar. 2019: No major changes needed for Patch 8.1.5.
  • 31 Jan. 2019: Updated Azerite Traits and Gear Recommendations section.
  • 13 Dec. 2018: Updated Azerite traits section.
  • 12 Dec. 2018: Small changes made for Patch 8.1.
    • Updated PvP talents section.
  • 13 Nov. 2018: Added Gear Recommendations section.
  • 18 Oct. 2018: Updated guide for Patch 8.0.1.
    • Added stat priority, Azerite traits sections and talent able.
    • Updated all talent sections.
    • Updated Racial Bonuses section.
    • Updated Burst Damage and Sustained damage sections.
    • Removed Gear section.
    • Removed Artifact and Relics sections.
  • 27 Aug. 2018: Updated Air Drops section.
  • 04 Aug. 2018: Updated guide for Patch 8.0.1.
    • Updated Introduction and spec overview.
    • Updated all talent sections.
    • Added PvP (War Mode) talents and gear sections for the new BfA system.
    • Updated Racial Bonuses section.
    • Updated Burst Damage and Sustained Damage sections.
    • Updated Macros section.
    • Removed Gear section.
    • Updated Artifact Traits and Relics sections.
  • 09 May 2018: Added an Arena Compositions section.
  • 28 Mar. 2018: Made several updates to the guide and its structure.
    • Added sections for Macros, Strengths, and Weaknesses.
    • Moved Gear, Artifact Traits, and Relics sections to the end, since they are not that important.
    • Updated recommended Tier 5 honor talent.
  • 24 Jan. 2018: No major changes needed for Patch 7.3.5.
  • 16 Dec. 2017: No major changes needed for Patch 7.3.2.
  • 22 Sep. 2017: Very few changes needed for Patch 7.3
    • Removed Artifact Trait descriptions.
    • Updated description for tier 4 honor talents.
    • Updated burst and sustained damage rotations.
  • 22 May 2017: Updated the links for Master and Commander and Endless Rage (Honor talent) to correctly reflect the Honor talents discussed in the guide.
  • 24 Apr. 2017: Updated recommended talents for Tier 1 regular talents and Tier 6 honor talent.
  • 23 Mar. 2017: Guide added.
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