Fury Warrior PvP Talents and Builds (Shadowlands / Patch 9.2.5)

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

Choosing the right PvP and PvE talents is a prerequisite to proper performance in PvP. This guide goes through the various talent choices available to you as a Fury Warrior and gives you the best combinations you can take.

This page is part of our Fury Warrior PvP Guide.

1.

Changes to the Build in Patch 9.2

Because of the Frenzied Destruction Icon Fury Warrior 4-Piece and Frenzied Destruction Icon Fury Warrior 2-Piece bonuses, you will have a lot of uptime on Recklessness Icon Recklessness. The talent Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon has gained a lot of value because of this, and is the new superior talent in the final row.

The nerf to Death Sentence Icon Death Sentence does not matter for Fury Warrior that much, as Execute Icon Execute already has a cooldown of its own and you rarely get to pick this talent.

2.

Talent Choices for Fury Warriors

Level Choices
15 War Machine War Machine Sudden Death Sudden Death Fresh Meat ? Fresh Meat
25 Double Time Double Time Impending Victory Impending Victory Storm Bolt Storm Bolt
30 Massacre Massacre Frenzy Frenzy Onslaught Onslaught
35 Furious Charge Furious Charge Bounding Stride ? Bounding Stride Warpaint Warpaint
40 Seethe Seethe Frothing Berserker Frothing Berserker Cruelty Cruelty
45 Meat Cleaver Meat Cleaver Dragon Roar Dragon Roar Bladestorm Bladestorm
50 Anger Management Anger Management Reckless Abandon Reckless Abandon Siegebreaker Siegebreaker

While the above table provides a generally accurate overview of the viability of talents, some finer points are discussed in the sections that follow, and we recommend you read those for a deeper understanding.

2.1.

Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents

Sudden Death Icon Sudden Death provides you the most pressure in this row.

Fresh Meat Icon Fresh Meat makes it easier to stay enraged and allows you a stronger opener; recommended for newer players.

War Machine Icon War Machine does not benefit you unless enemies are dying.

2.2.

Tier 2 (Level 25) Talents

Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt gives warrior a much-needed on-demand ranged stun, which is incredibly powerful both offensively and defensively. Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt is generally the answer to most situations, but depending on both your team composition and the enemy's, it can be swapped out for another option.

Double Time Icon Double Time is seeing higher viability in conjunction with Warbringer Icon Warbringer. This talent is a great answer to enemies that have either more or more frequent mobility cooldowns than you do, or Mage that play with Blink Icon Blink.

Impending Victory Icon Impending Victory help to further amplify Fury's healing potential, and with the buffs to this ability, it can heal quite a large amount. However, it cannot compare to the power of having an on-demand stun, which is far more flexible offensively and defensively, in addition to potentially being stronger defensively if used to shut down large amounts of damage, such as Combustion Icon Combustion. It is recommended to pick up this talent if your team composition has an excess amount of stuns, and you are in need of additional survivability.

2.3.

Tier 3 (Level 30) Talents

Massacre Icon Massacre provides decent finishing power and amplifies your sustained damage significantly on targets above 80% if you are playing with Condemn Icon Condemn because of the reduced cooldown.

Frenzy Icon Frenzy is the most beneficial talent you can pick, if you can stay on one target. You can still cleave with Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind without losing your stacks. If you suspect that you will be switching targets a lot, then stick with Massacre Icon Massacre.

Onslaught Icon Onslaught is currently not worth considering.

2.4.

Tier 4 (Level 35) Talents

Warpaint Icon Warpaint gives you a 10% damage reduction while enraged. Because of Enduring Rage Icon Enduring Rage, you will be enraged almost permanently. This makes this talent very strong and should be used almost always.

Bounding Stride Icon Bounding Stride can be good to pick up against targets that are difficult to reach, or have mobility cooldowns you can match with the reduced cooldown. As a Fury Warrior, your uptime on targets is vital and generally outweighs having to sustain a bit more damage, if it means the difference between you doing drastically less damage or not.

Furious Charge Icon Furious Charge is mostly a fun ability that you can use in battlegrounds for self-healing. Do not use this talent for rated PvP.

2.5.

Tier 5 (Level 40) Talents

Cruelty Icon Cruelty is the best talent for overall pressure.

Frothing Berserker Icon Frothing Berserker and Seethe Icon Seethe should not be picked.

2.6.

Tier 6 (Level 45) Talents

Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm is efficient for its burst damage and versatility. The ability is multifunctional, being good offensively and defensively to block or break abilities such as Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot and Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova.

Dragon Roar Icon Dragon Roar can be strong, but favours a Critical Strike build, and as a Fury Warrior this is not the stat you wish to build.

Meat Cleaver Icon Meat Cleaver does not compete with the other choices in burst nor sustained damage.

2.7.

Tier 7 (Level 50) Talents

Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon has become the new superior choice because of the tier set in Patch 9.2. You will see a lot of extra uptime and damage output with this talent, but the Frenzied Destruction Icon Fury Warrior 4-Piece bonus will not proc the 50 Rage from this talent.

Siegebreaker Icon Siegebreaker and Anger Management Icon Anger Management are good options too, but generally do not compete with Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon at present as they do not synergize nearly as well with the tier set.

3.

PvP Talents for Fury Warriors

You can choose 3 of the following PvP talents. Each of them has their uses, but some are better for certain strategies than others. As Fury Warrior, your choices are limited as you will be running the mandatory PvP talent almost every match.

3.1.

Mandatory PvP Talents

Enduring Rage Icon Enduring Rage should never be switched out. This talent is what makes Warpaint Icon Warpaint so strong and keeps your damage output high. Maximizing Enrage Icon Enrage uptime is essential for Fury Warrior.

Slaughterhouse Icon Slaughterhouse gives Fury Warrior its own healing reduction effect. It can be difficult to stack up the effect 8 times without the usage of cooldowns, but once stacked up it is very difficult for the enemy team to heal through your damage output. This ability counts as a Mortal Wounds Icon Mortal Wounds effect, and because the game only uses the highest value, other effects in this category will overwrite it, such as Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike and Wound Poison Icon Wound Poison from other classes.

Other healing reductions effects that fall out of this category do not, however, like Fel Fissure Icon Fel Fissure or Necrotic Wound Icon Necrotic Wound.

3.2.

Situational PvP Talents

Bloodrage Icon Bloodrage lets you have higher uptime on enemies than most other melee specializations. This ability will give you a much easier time sticking to targets, with only a small negative effect tied to it.

Battle Trance Icon Battle Trance provides you great sustained healing and extra Rage to work toward more Rampage Icon Rampage attacks. This ability is currently bugged, and will not proc from Crushing Blow Icon Crushing Blow when Reckless Abandon Icon Reckless Abandon is talented.

Warbringer Icon Warbringer is an all-out offensive choice, which pairs well with Double Time Icon Double Time. The ability itself can hit rather hard, especially during stat boosters like Conqueror's Banner Icon Conqueror's Banner, so be sure to include Charge Icon Charge for your burst window if you choose this.

Disarm Icon Disarm has a short cooldown and can completely ruin the damage of weapon-based classes like Frost DK or Subtlety Rogue. This ability can even be used offensively vs specializations that require weapons for their defensives, such as stopping an Arms Warrior from using Die by the Sword Icon Die by the Sword or a Death Knight from using Death Strike Icon Death Strike.

Death Sentence Icon Death Sentence can be picked for increased uptime, but it can be difficult to find a good time and place to slot in this PvP talent. In most cases, Bloodrage Icon Bloodrage will give you more uptime than this choice.

4.

Changelog

  • 29 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 09 Apr. 2022: Updated to reflect the changing meta.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 08 Nov. 2021: Page reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 03 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 19 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 25 Jan. 2021: Rewritten by Karanze for Shadowlands season 1.
  • 05 Dec. 2020: Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tier 5 Regular Talent.
  • 22 Oct. 2020: Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tiers 1, 3, 5 and 7 Regular talents.
    • Updated PvP talents.
  • 17 Feb. 2020: Updated PvP Talents.
  • 27 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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