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Fury Warrior PvP Rotation and Playstyle (BfA / Patch 8.3)

Last updated on Feb 17, 2020 at 10:57 by Mysticall 1 comment

PvP requires you to perform various actions in the course of a duel, match, or battleground: interrupting/silencing enemies, damaging them, bursting them down, defending yourself, keeping yourself alive, etc.. It is a game mode that fully utilizes your kit, especially spells that are rarely used in PvE. On this page, we go through all the spells you need to use in PvP as a Fury Warrior, how you should use them, and we explain what your playstyle should be.

This page is part of our Fury Warrior PvP Guide.

1.

Playstyle for Fury Warriors

The Fury Warrior has one role when in an Arena: do damage. Fury Warriors lack crowd control and the ability to peel for teammates. Players should focus on maximizing their damage as much as they can. Warriors lack mobility, that is why when you get to the enemy you should deal as much damage as you can to them. Warriors have the ability to single-handedly force cooldowns (trinkets and defensive spells) from enemy players. They have great sustained damage and very short burst cooldowns.

1.1.

Before Gates Open

Have a plan for who you will be mainly using your crowd control on. Although Fury Warriors do lack crowd control, they still have Intimidating Shout Icon Intimidating Shout and Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt. Stormbolt is great for setting up crowd control on an enemy healer. For example, you can use Stormbolt and your Mage can cast a Polymorph Icon Polymorph after that.

You should also use Battle Shout Icon Battle Shout to increase the attack power of all of your teammates.

2.

Offensive Rotation

2.1.

The Opener

The opener refers to your team's opening crowd control chain and damage done as soon as you get out of the gates. The main goal in the opener is to force your enemies to use their cooldowns.

If the enemy healer uses their trinket in the opener, they are in trouble. In the opener, Fury Warriors should focus on sticking to an enemy and dealing large amounts of damage to the target. Also make sure that if you are swapping or attacking someone with more than 80% health and using the Breath of the Dying Icon Breath of the Dying Major essence, you should use that first to get the cooldown reduction on it.

This is the rotation you should use on your target at the beginning of the game.

  1. Use Charge Icon Charge to close the gap between you and the target.
  2. Use Piercing Howl Icon Piercing Howl to keep the enemies slowed.
  3. Use Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker off cooldown.
  4. Use Reaping Flames Icon Reaping Flames if you are using this Major essence and the enemy is above 80% health.
  5. Use Rampage Icon Rampage if Enrage Icon Enrage is not active.
  6. Use Execute Icon Execute if you get a Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death proc.
  7. Use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst to gain Enrage Icon Enrage.
  8. Use Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow.
  9. Use Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow.
    • This will give you the Battle Trance Icon Battle Trance buff as long as you used both Raging Blows on the same target.
  10. Use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst off cooldown.
  11. Get crowd control on the enemy healer (you can use Intimidating Shout Icon Intimidating Shout, Stormbolt, or have a teammate do this).
  12. Use your burst rotation.
2.2.

Burst Damage

When you have the enemy healer in crowd control and you are trying to kill an enemy, you use your burst damage.

Try to be at 100 Rage before using your burst cooldowns. It is not necessary, but for maximum damage, it is recommended.

  1. Use Charge Icon Charge to close the gap between you and the enemy.
  2. Use Recklessness Icon Recklessness.
  3. Use Reaping Flames Icon Reaping Flames if you are using this Major essence and the enemy is above 80% health.
  4. Use Blood of the Enemy Icon Blood of the Enemy if the enemy team is stacked and you are using this Major Essence.
  5. Use Rampage Icon Rampage.
  6. Use Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker.
  7. Use Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm.
  8. Use Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow.
  9. Use Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow.
    • This will give you the Battle Trance Icon Battle Trance buff as long as you used both Raging Blows on the same target.
  10. Use Execute Icon Execute if you get a Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death proc.
  11. Use Execute Icon Execute if your enemy is at low health.

While you are using your burst rotation, you want to always maintain Enrage Icon Enrage with Rampage Icon Rampage or Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst. Use Recklessness Icon Recklessness to drastically increase your damage output. Use Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm to avoid incoming crowd control. After this, you want to make sure you are using Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow and Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker as often as you can. Use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst off cooldown. Use Execute Icon Execute if you get a Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death proc or if an enemy is at low health. Also make sure that if you are swapping or attacking someone with more than 80% health and using the Breath of the Dying Icon Breath of the Dying Major essence, you should use that first to get the cooldown reduction on it.

2.3.

Sustained damage

Sustained damage is damage you do when your burst cooldowns are not available.

  1. Use Charge Icon Charge to close the gap between you and the target.
  2. Use Piercing Howl Icon Piercing Howl to keep the enemies slowed.
  3. Use Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker off cooldown.
  4. Use Reaping Flames Icon Reaping Flames if you are using this Major essence and the enemy is above 80% health or below 20% health.
  5. Use Rampage Icon Rampage if Enrage Icon Enrage is not active.
  6. Use Execute Icon Execute if you get a Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death proc.
  7. Use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst off cooldown to gain Enrage Icon Enrage.
    • There is only a chance to gain Enrage Icon Enrage after using Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst. This is why you want to use Bloodthirst as often as you can.
  8. Use Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow two times in a row on the same target to gain the Battle Trance Icon Battle Trance buff. This is a PvP talent.
  9. Use Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst off cooldown.
  10. If the enemy team is stacked, use Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind.
    • This helps with spread damage, but most importantly can generate a lot of Rage.
    • You will also gain the Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind buff. This helps you hit multiple targets with any of your single target spells. You will normally want to use Execute Icon Execute or Raging Blow Icon Raging Blow.
3.

Defensive Techniques

Enraged Regeneration Icon Enraged Regeneration is your main defensive ability. Use this when you are low on health and your healer is in crowd control. The Honor Talent Slaughterhouse Icon Slaughterhouse works well with this ability. If you are being focused and you are attacking an enemy at low health, use this and start using Bloodthirst Icon Bloodthirst to quickly heal yourself.

Intimidating Shout Icon Intimidating Shout is one of the strongest Warrior cooldowns that does not deal damage. This ability should be usually used on a healer to try to get a kill on an enemy. The other use for this is to peel for yourself or your teammates. This is a strong AoE fear that can easily help your team stabilize when under pressure.

Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap will mostly be used to run down enemies. However, there will be times where having to survive is more important than getting a kill. If you are being focused, you can use Heroic Leap to leap to your healer and away from the enemy team.

4.

Macros

It is advised to use Macros to use abilities on enemies or allies without having to target them. For this reason, we have a page dedicated to them.

5.

Changelog

  • 17 Feb. 2020: Updated all Damage Rotations.
  • 27 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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