Fury Warrior PvP Talents and Builds (Shadowlands / Patch 9.0.5)
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.
Talent Choices for Fury Warriors
|15||✘ War Machine||✔ Sudden Death||✘ Fresh Meat|
|25||✘ Double Time||✘ Impending Victory||✔ Storm Bolt|
|30||✔ Massacre||✘ Frenzy||✔ Onslaught|
|35||✘ Furious Charge||? Bounding Stride||✔ Warpaint|
|40||✘ Seethe||✘ Frothing Berserker||✔ Cruelty|
|45||✘ Meat Cleaver||✔ Dragon Roar||✔ Bladestorm|
|50||✘ Anger Management||✘ Reckless Abandon||✔ 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.
Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents
Tier 2 (Level 25) Talents
Storm Bolt gives warrior a much needed on-demand ranged stun, which is incredibly powerful both offensively and defensively. Storm Bolt is a big win condition for the Warrior's team offensively, and is ideal for stopping enemy attempts to kill you or your teammates. This talent is mandatory for competitive PvP.
Double Time is a very niche talent, which should only be used vs casters that are very difficult to catch up to in 2v2. A good example is Affliction Warlock with the permanent slow Legendary, where it can be more beneficial to play with extra mobility, should you lack spells like Blessing of Freedom on your team.
Impending Victory provides decent self-healing for Fury Warrior, but cannot compare to the power of having an on-demand stun. When used well, Storm Bolt can prevent more damage than Impending Victory can heal back, and also has its offensive value.
Tier 3 (Level 30) Talents
Onslaught is a good option as well, giving you good sustained damage. I recommend picking up this talent if you are a non-Venthyr Fury Warrior.
Frenzy has too big of a ramp up and provides you no benefit if you swap target, which you will be doing often as Fury Warrior.
Tier 4 (Level 35) Talents
Bounding Stride is a niche talent, which you can consider picking up against targets that can easily kite you, such as Affliction Warlock.
Furious Charge is mostly a fun ability that you can use in battlegrounds for self-healing. Do not use this talent for rated PvP.
Tier 5 (Level 40) Talents
Cruelty is the best talent for overall pressure.
Tier 6 (Level 45) Talents
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 and Frost Nova. The ability also works great with effects such as Unhinged.
Dragon Roar is powerful with its low cooldown and x3 critical damage modifier. Generally, this talent falls short because critical strike is not a desired stat in PvP. If you are, however, running the Reckless Defense Legendary (see our page on Fury Warrior PvP Covenants and Legendaries for more details), critical strike becomes a lot more attractive. Picking this talent, will make you lose out on the CC-immunity provided by Bladestorm, and you should therefore only pick up Dragon Roar if you are not facing compositions where CC is their win condition.
Meat Cleaver does not compete with the other choices in burst nor sustained damage.
Tier 7 (Level 50) Talents
Siegebreaker gives you the most sustained damage and amplifies your burst damage, very similar to Colossus Smash from an Arms Warrior. This ability can be spread with Whirlwind, and lines up both Dragon Roar and Bladestorm.
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.
Mandatory PvP Talents
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.
Situational PvP Talents
Battle Trance is a near mandatory talent. Your primary goal as Fury Warrior is to be ahead on pressure, and more rage and sustained healing helps you with that. However, you may find yourself in situations where you need to trade in this ability for more defensive options.
Master and Commander is the other near mandatory talent. This PvP talent is very strong when combined with Inspiring Presence and Phial of Serenity. It is a great defensive PvP talent and the decreased cooldown makes it come up and available before other classes' offensive cooldowns.
Disarm has a short cooldown and can completely ruin the damage of weapon based classes like Retribution Paladins 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 or a Death Knight from using Death Strike
Overwatch this is a new talent added in Shadowlands, allowing you to apply Spell Reflection to an ally with Intervene. Not so useful vs consistent damaging coooldowns such as Combustion, but very strong against magic CC effects that often go onto your healer like Polymorph or Cyclone.
- 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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