Fury Warrior Builds for Cataclysm 4.3

With the launch of Mists of Pandaria these builds are obsolete.

They’re kept here for legacy sake or if you’re playing on a system which hasn’t upgraded. For the updated pages, see:

 

A large part of what makes your Fury Warrior viable, having made the decision to properly gear, learn the correct rotations, and so on, is the talent build you choose.

This isn’t the “be all and end all” of builds; no build is. As always, you can pick and choose which talents you agree with taking and perhaps drop a few points in more than a couple to pick up your own preferences. The pre-made build is only intended to provide a guideline to establishing your own personalized style and build. For example…

  • If you do a lot of dungeons/raids with a decent tank then you need less in the way of survival talents and can focus on damage.
  • If you’re leveling then you want some general survival talents and utility talents.
  • PvP requires a lot more survival and control.

Try the basic builds, work out whatever you’re missing or need to boost, and go from there.

Whereas Arms is the two handed weapon expert, emphasizing precision, Fury is the berserking engine of destruction. Once you pick Fury, or any other talent spec, you are locked into that spec until you respec or dual-spec (see your trainer) or have spent 31 points in that spec. Once the 31 points have been spent then you can move into the other specs.

Upon choosing Fury you automatically receive certain abilities. Mastery and Plate Specialization are learned from your trainer.

  1. Bloodthirst hits your opponent for high damage and heals you slightly. This is your initial Fury ability.
  2. Dual Weild Specialization: Increases your off-hand attack damage
  3. Precision: Increases your chance to hit by 3%, increases your auto-attack damage.
  4. Mastery: Unshackled Fury – Various enraged/berserker abilities provide a benefit and this increases that benefit. Additional Mastery Rating increases that benefit even more.

If you’re leveling your Warrior then take a look at our Warrior Leveing Page. To get to level 85 as fast as possible, see our recommended leveling guide, below.

 

Fury Warrior Level 85 DPS build (8/31/2)

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This build is for pure DPS, so choices are made to reflect that.

Fury (31 Points)
  1. Battle Trance – Rank 3/3 – Your Bloodthirst, Mortal Strike and Shield Slam hits have a 15% chance to make your next special attack that costs more than 5 rage consume no rage.
  2. Cruelty – Rank 2/2 – Increases the critical strike chance of Bloodthirst, Mortal Strike and Shield Slam by 10%.
  3. Executioner – Rank 2/2 – Your Execute hits have a 100% chance to improve your melee attack speed by 5% for 9 sec. This effect stacks up to 5 times.
  4. Booming Voice – Rank 2/2 – Reduces the cooldown of your Battle Shout and Commanding Shout by 30 sec and causes those abilities to generate 10 additional Rage.
  5. Rude Interruption – Rank 2/2 – Successfully interrupting a spell with Shield Bash or Pummel increases your damage by 5% for 30 sec. There were reports that this was bugged, but it was fixed on 12/16.
  6. Flurry – Rank 3/3 – Increases your attack speed by 25% for your next 3 swings after dealing a melee critical strike. This is one of the reasons why Crit > Haste for Fury.
  7. Death Wish – Rank 1/1 – When activated you become Enraged, increasing your physical damage by 20% but increasing all damage taken by 5%. Lasts 30 sec.
  8. Enrage – Rank 3/3 – Your melee hits have a 9% chance to Enrage you, giving you a 10% damage bonus for 9 sec.
  9. Raging Blow – Rank 1/1 – A mighty blow that deals 110% weapon damage from both melee weapons. Can only be used while Enraged.
  10. Rampage – Rank 1/1 – Increases the critical strike chance of all party and raid members within 100 yds by 5%. In addition, improves your critical strike chance by an additional 2%.
  11. Heroic Fury – Rank 1/1 – Removes any Immobilization effects and refreshes the cooldown of your Intercept ability. While this is more useful in PvP it has its uses in raids.
  12. Meat Cleaver – Rank 2/2 – Dealing damage with Cleave or Whirlwind increases the damage of Cleave and Whirlwind by 10% for 10 sec. This effect stacks up to 3 times.
  13. Intensify Rage – Rank 2/2 – Reduces the cooldown of your Berserker Rage, Recklessness and Death Wish abilities by 20%.
  14. Bloodsurge – Rank 3/3 – Your Bloodthirst hits have a 30% chance of making your next Slam instant and free for 10 sec.
  15. Skirmisher – Rank 2/2 – Reduces the cooldown of your Intercept by 10 sec and your Heroic Leap by 20 sec.
  16. Titan’s Grip – Rank 1/1 – Allows you to equip two-handed axes, maces and swords in one hand. Or take Single Minded Fury if that’s your preference. Which is better? Mostly that depends on which weapons are available to you.

Arms (8 Points)

  1. War Academy – Rank 3/3 – Increases the damage of Heroic Strike, Cleave, Victory Rush and Slam by 15%.
  2. Field Dressing – Rank 2/2 – Increases all healing received by 6%, and the effectiveness of your self-healing abilities by an additional 20%.
  3. Deep Wounds – Rank 3/3 – Your critical strikes cause the opponent to bleed, dealing 48% of your melee weapon’s average damage over 6 sec.

Protection (2 Points)

  1. Incite – Rank 2/3 – Increases the critical strike chance of your Heroic Strike by 10%, and gives your Heroic Strike criticals a 66% chance to cause the next Heroic Strike to also be a critical strike. These guaranteed criticals cannot re-trigger the Incite effect.

GlyphsGlyphs are learned permanently so go ahead and buy all the Warrior glyphs and swap them in and out as necessary.To swap glyphs you will an item, from your Inscription Supplies vendor:

Prime

  • Glyph of Bloodthirst – Increases the damage of Bloodthirst by 10%.
  • Glyph of Raging Blow – Increases the critical strike chance of Raging Blow by 5%.
  • Glyph of Slam – Increases the critical strike chance of Slam by 5%.

Major

  • Glyph of Cleaving – Increases the number of targets your Cleave hits by 1.
  • Glyph of Colossus Smash – Your Colossus Smash refreshes the duration of Sunder Armor stacks on a target.
  • Glyph of Death Wish – Death Wish no longer increases damage taken.

Minor

  • Glyph of Battle – Increases the duration by 2 min and area of effect by 50% of your Battle Shout.
  • Glyph of Berserker Rage – Berserker Rage generates 5 rage when used.
  • Glyph of Bloody Healing – Increases the healing you receive from Bloodthirst by 40%.

Note that in the Mists of Pandara the Prime glyphs are going away and the talent system will be scrapped in favor of a new, much simpler, system. Details here.

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PvP Fury Build for Cataclysm

See our Warrior PvP guide for a lot more general PvP info and our Fury PvP page for more specific info. Arms is usually the Warrior PvP spec choice, but if you like the feel of Fury don’t let that stop you. A good Fury warrior will still stomp a fair Arms warrior. You just have to be bettter than the other guy. Of course, that applies to all successful PvPers. Like these guys.

Consider dual building – Arms for PvP and Fury for Leveling or PvE.

That said, here a 10/31 Fury build. As usual, your exact PvVP situation (arena, BG, do your teammates suck, etc.) will determine the value of some of the talents, but this is a decent starting point.

Level 85 Fury Warrior PvP Build (10/31/0)

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Fury (31 Points)
  1. Blood Craze – Rank 3/3 – After taking any damage, you have a 10% chance to regenerate 3.0% of your total Health over 5 sec.
  2. Cruelty – Rank 2/2 – Increases the critical strike chance of Bloodthirst, Mortal Strike and Shield Slam by 10%.
  3. Booming Voice – Rank 2/2 – Reduces the cooldown of your Battle Shout and Commanding Shout by 30 sec and causes those abilities to generate 10 additional Rage.
  4. Rude Interruption – Rank 2/2 – Successfully interrupting a spell with Shield Bash or Pummel increases your damage by 5% for 30 sec. –
  5. Piercing Howl – Rank 1/1 – Causes all enemies within 10 yards to be Dazed, reducing movement speed by 50% for 6 sec.
  6. Flurry – Rank 3/3 – Increases your attack speed by 25% for your next 3 swings after dealing a melee critical strike.
  7. Death Wish – Rank 1/1 – When activated you become Enraged, increasing your physical damage by 20% but increasing all damage taken by 5%. Lasts 30 sec.
  8. Enrage – Rank 3/3 – Your melee hits have a 9% chance to Enrage you, giving you a 10% damage bonus for 9 sec.
  9. Die by the Sword – Rank 2/2 – Increases your parry chance by 100% for 8 sec whenever you are brought to 20% health or less. This effect cannot occur more often than once every 2 min.
  10. Raging Blow – Rank 1/1 – A mighty blow that deals 110% weapon damage from both melee weapons. Can only be used while Enraged.
  11. Rampage – Rank 1/1 – Increases the critical strike chance of all party and raid members within 100 yds by 5%. In addition, improves your critical strike chance by an additional 2%.
  12. Heroic Fury – Rank 1/1 – Removes any Immobilization effects and refreshes the cooldown of your Intercept ability.
  13. Furious Attacks – Rank 1/1 – Your autoattacks have a chance to reduce all healing done to the target by 10% for 10 sec.
  14. Intensify Rage – Rank 2/2 – Reduces the cooldown of your Berserker Rage, Recklessness and Death Wish abilities by 20%.
  15. Bloodsurge – Rank 3/3 – Your Bloodthirst hits have a 30% chance of making your next Slam instant and free for 10 sec.
  16. Skirmisher – Rank 2/2 – Reduces the cooldown of your Intercept by 10 sec and your Heroic Leap by 20 sec.
  17. Titan’s Grip – Rank 1/1
    Allows you to equip two-handed axes, maces and swords in one hand.

Arms (10 Points)

  1. War Academy – Rank 3/3 – Increases the damage of Heroic Strike, Cleave, Victory Rush and Slam by 15%.
  2. Field Dressing – Rank 2/2 – Increases all healing received by 6%, and the effectiveness of your self-healing abilities by an additional 20%.
  3. Deep Wounds – Rank 3/3 – Your critical strikes cause the opponent to bleed, dealing 48% of your melee weapon’s average damage over 6 sec.
  4. Second Wind – Rank 2/2 – Whenever you are struck by a Stun or Immobilize effect you generate 20 rage and 5% of your total health over 10 sec.
Glyphs, Prime
  • Glyph of Raging Blow (Prime Glyph) – Increases the critical strike chance of Raging Blow by 5%.
  • Glyph of Bloodthirst (Prime Glyph) – Increases the damage of Bloodthirst by 10%.
  • Glyph of Slam (Prime Glyph) – Increases the critical strike chance of Slam by 5%.

Major

  • Glyph of Intercept (Major Glyph) – Increases the duration of your Intercept stun by 1 sec.
  • Glyph of Piercing Howl (Major Glyph) – Increases the radius of Piercing Howl by 50%.
  • Pick one to suit.

Minor

  • Glyph of Bloody Healing (Minor Glyph) – Increases the healing you receive from Bloodthirst by 40%.
  • Glyph of Command (Minor Glyph) – Increases the duration by 2 min and area of effect by 50% of your Commanding Shout.
  • Glyph of Battle (Minor Glyph) – Increases the duration by 2 min and area of effect by 50% of your Battle Shout.

 

Glyphs

Glyphs are learned permanently so go ahead and buy all the Warrior glyphs and swap them in and out as necessary.To swap glyphs you will an item, from your Inscription Supplies vendor:

The Ultimate PvP Guide: For in-depth tactics for every class, and how to kill them, you need a more detailed guide. To achieve PvP mastery with your warrior your need to know your character in detail as well as the other guy’s character. Grabbing our recommended PvP guide will be a huge step towards that goal.
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