What is the best Fury Warrior Covenant?
Venthyr is a weak contender for Raiding in 9.2 and doesn’t see a lot, if any play for Fury Warrior in the raid. Condemn has a good damage profile but doesn’t provide enough damage to compete against other Covenants as it has poor performance with the tier-set playstyle compared to other Covenants.
The added Defensive benefit that Condemn provides on the main target can take off pressure from your healers, especially during progression when you’re not that well geared.
Door of Shadows, the utility ability provided by the Venthyr Covenant, is an additional movement option. It can see uses, especially in Mythic + when combined with Nadjia the Mistblade as she makes Door of Shadows disorientate nearby enemies where you teleport, which can be used to CC mobs.
Kyrian is a strong Covenant when paired with its covenant-specific legendary Elysian Might. It becomes a force to be reckoned with in both AoE and single-target situations. It opens up for a high burst which is the predominant kind of damage you often look for in AoE/Mythic+ and certain raid boss encounter windows, making the Covenant one of our go-to picks in the raid and mythic +. In addition to the bursty damage, Spear of Bastion also has a root effect similar to Ursol's Vortex, which has previously proven to be one of the stronger CC abilities in the mythic+ scene.
Summon Steward, the utility ability provided by the Kyrian summons an NPC, which can be used as a vendor or other flavour mechanics. The most crucial part of this NPC is that it provides 3x Phial of Serenity, a second health pot that provides 20% health and removes diseases, poisons, curses, and bleeds.
Necrolord is a strong contender for single target in 9.2 and is one of the best picks for pure patchwerk (single target with minimum mechanics) situations. The strong synergy of Conqueror's banner paired with the tier-set, Reckless Abandon, and the covenant-specific legendary Glory makes the Fury Warrior cooldowns very potent. Additionally, on top of being a top contender for single-target throughput, Glory and Conqueror's banner will buff the closest proximity player with a significant stat bonus which resembles the infamous Power Infusion external buff priests can grant a player; however, instead of haste, it provides 400 Mastery (the effect of Glory only affects your own buff).
Fleshcraft is a 3 seconds channeled shield that provides you 20% damage reduction while being cast and a massive absorb shield equal to 40% of your maximum health for 2 minutes. A 20% Damage reduction on top of a 40% max HP shield is an immensely powerful ability. It can keep you alive through terrifying situations and is often an excellent ability to press midst downtime of a fight.
Night Fae is yet another strong Covenant for both AoE and single-target. Its signature ability, Ancient Aftershock, deals initial damage and knocks enemies down. It then leaves a patch on the ground that deals damage, generates rage per target, and briefly knocks enemies down every 3 seconds. Ancient Aftershock being an AoE ability makes it a powerhouse when multiple enemies are fought and stacked together, especially its knockdown effect, as it can help keep enemies CCd for the duration of the ground effect.
Soulshape is a blink ability followed by transforming you into an animal which increases your movement speed by 30% for 12 seconds. Whilst staying Soul Shaped, you can continue to blink every 3 seconds. Having a blink and movement speed ability is always a pleasure and can save you in multiple situations.
Soulbinds and Conduits
The go-to Soulbind for Venthyr Fury Warrior is Nadjia the Mistblade and Theotar the Mad Duke
Venthyr only has 2 Potency conduits that has a lot of value. So, your options is either to go with Nadjia and get Dauntless Duelist for the increased single target and damage reduction or choose Theotar and go for Wasteland Propriety, however do take in mind if you can use Soothing Shade proper in the content you’re running.
Theotar the Mad Duke:
The go-to Soulbind for Kyrian Fury Warrior is Forgelite Prime Mikanikos.
The go-to Soulbind for Necrolord Fury Warrior is Plague Devicer Marileth
AoE Necrolord is very weak, and I would recommend not playing it, however, if you want to go with the same build as single-target and just focus on single-target.
The go-to Soulbind for Night Fae Fury Warrior is Dreamweaver on ST and either Niya or Korayn on AoE depending on the situation.
Harrowing Punishment is a weak Conduit due to its very poor scaling. Increasing the overall damage on Condemn depending on how many targets you are surrounded by sounds like a major damage increase, however with the small % it provides, it gets outweighed by other conduits.
Piercing Verdict is one of the go-to Conduits for Kyrian as it increases our burst damage and rage regeneration with Spear of Bastion making it strong in single target and AoE situations. Paired with our go to Soulbind Forgelite Prime Mikanikos we get additional casts of spear due to the Cooldown Reduction he provides. As ranks go higher we could potentially see it over-capping us in rage but the damage is going to be worthwhile and a back-to-back rampage is always good.
Veteran’s Repute is an immensely powerful Conduit and will always be the primary chosen Potency Conduit for Necrolord. Veteran’s Repute increases your main stat whilst Conqueror’s Banner is active which is super powerful as it will overlap with the mastery buff from the Banner which will more often than not be used in your Recklessness.
Night Fae specific:
General potency conduits:
Depths of Insanity is one of the better conduits for any kinds of PvE content you will be playing through as a Fury Warrior especially combined with Anger Management which have great synergy together.
Ashen Juggernaut increases the crit chance for Execute every time you Execute, stacking up to 8 times for 8 seconds. The conduit has a lot of value in Single Target situations as an increased damage output of execute is very valuable due to the damage profile it provides. With Massacre and Venthyr Ashens Juggernauts value increases tremendously due to the very long Execute windows.
Ashen Juggernaut loses value if you can’t keep up the stacks.
Hack and Slash have become a super-strong conduit for single target damage due to its crazy high proc-rate and compatibility with the tier set in 9.2. Having an abundance of Raging Blow is a massive bonus due to the huge amounts of value it will grant for tier set procs, damage, rage generation, and less Whirlwind fillers in your rotation.
Vicious Contempt has a very niche potential value in fights where increased damage during execute is important or you have multiple cases of mobs being in the 35% hp range for it to work.
Adaptive Armor Fragment has value in situations where you have to pick a third conduit and none of the other choices would benefit to their fullest potential. Every 30 secondar you will have a increase in Main stat for 15 seconds after being healed by another player which mostly would mean a 50% uptime for the entire duration of a fight.
Merciless Bonegrinder has become a super powerful AoE Conduit with the buffs in 9.1.5. This makes it one of the go-to conduits for Fury Warrior in Mythic + due to its crazy high aoe burst potential, especially in situations where there are more than 5 targets due to Whirlwind being soft-capped.
Although it genuinely is an Arms Warrior Conduit, Fury can equip it nonetheless and get granted the bonus of the conduit as long as Bladestorm is played.
Inspiring Presence is an insanely powerful conduit especially for raid content due to the immense value of buffing your raid external. This will be your go to raid Finesse Conduit.
Safeguard is gonna be a very strong Finesse Conduit. Being able to provide your Intervene target with extra damage reduction could be essential in any PVE content where externals are needed for surviving mechanics.
Cacophonous Roar is a very weak conduit and currently has no value in comparison to the other choices.
Stalwart Guardian is the strongest Endurance Conduit in general gameplay as having a reduction on your primary defensive is always good.
Indelible Victory could see use if synergised with Impending Victory talented however it would be in very rare situations even if talented Impending Victory due to the strength of having a reduction on your primary defensive cooldown which Stalwart Guardian provides.
Brutal Vitality is a very situational Conduit and I can’t imagine seeing it being played. However, the one situation it could be deemed useful would be if prebuilding the Ignore Pain shield for a hard-hitting mechanic could save you.
Condensed Anima Sphere is the second strongest Endurance conduit available for Fury warrior and will provide a considerable constant flow of healing every time you take damage and will throughout a fight be a massive benefit for your personal self healing.
Venthyr Raid Recommendation (single target):
Venthyr Mythic+ Recommendation (AoE):
Kyrian Raid Recommendation (single target):
Kyrian Mythic+ Recommendation (AoE):
Necrolord Raid Recommendation (single target):
Necrolord Mythic+ Recommendation (AoE):
Night Fae Raid Recommendation (single target):
Night Fae Mythic+ Recommendation (AoE):
Sinful Surge Is the Venthyr specific Legendary and is a strong contender for single target in the raid Sepulcher of the First Ones. The increase of Recklessness from Condemn can allow for uptime of 100% while being in the range of Condemn.
Elysian Might Is the Kyrian specific Legendary and is the strong contender for single target and AoE situations. The 25% additional Critical Damage gained while standing in Spear of Bastion for the increased duration of 8 seconds is a massive burst window combined with our main offensive cooldown Recklessness.
Glory is the Necrolord specific Legendary and is a strong contender for single target especially paired with the tier set 4-piece bonus. However, suppose you're in a situation where you're unable to stay in for the duration of Conqueror's Banner's uptime. In that case, it can lose a tremendous amount of value, however if allowed its potential its a force to be reckoned with.
Nature's Fury is the Night Fae-specific Legendary and is the weakest Covenant-specific Legendary for Warriors in most cases due to its requirements for the target to be stationary for its duration. The damage of the effect is not as noteworthy as its competitors. However, the Night Fae Covenant has some strong Soulbinds, which makes up for the legendary not performing up to par.
On single target the go-to legendary for every covenant will be Deathmaker, which grants a 30% chance of debuffing the enemy with Siegebreaker for 6 seconds after being hit by Rampage. This legendary will give a passive damage increase throughout the fight with a pretty high uptime due to the amounts of rampages casted.
On AoE, the Signet of Tormented Kings is the go-to Legendary for Fury for every covenant. Getting an additional cooldown when using either Bladestorm or Recklessness increases your burst window by quite a margin, especially in AoE situations when Recklessness potentially procs an additional cast of Bladestorm also synergizes with our AoE Conduit Merciless Bonegrinder.
On what pieces to craft your legendaries:
With the introduction of Double Legendary, you will be granted your Covenant specific legendary on the belt slot, so make sure to not craft any other legendary on said slot. Also, consider which slots the tier sets occupy so you don't craft a legendary on its slot unless you're able to acquire the set-bonus without said tier item.
- Deathmaker, i would recommend crafting on Cloak (possible legs late into progression)
- Signet of Tormented Kings I would recommend to craft on the Ring.
The Fury Warrior tier set is a powerful damage boost. It makes the playstyle a lot smoother due to the repeated amounts of Raging Blow and Recklessness procs it provides, making the cast of Whirlwind fillers significantly rarer to be seen.
- 2-set: Raging Blow deals 10% increased damage and gains an additional charge.
- 4-set: Raging Blow has a 20% chance to grant Recklessness for 3 seconds.
What does this mean?
2-set: As stated above, it will grant you a 10% damage increase to your Raging Blow casts and give the ability an additional charge, which means it goes from 2 to 3 charges, which will make the chance of overcapping Raging Blows rarer.
4-set: Raging Blow now has a 20% chance to grant us our offensive cooldown Recklessness for 3 seconds on every cast (this stacks), which grants us a much higher uptime of Recklessness throughout a fight.
Trinkets & Weapons:
There are a few trinkets i would recommend getting as a Fury Warrior which are the following:
- Old Warrior’s Soul although nerfed by 10% in 9.2.5 is still the strongest go to trinket for Fury and gives an immense amount of haste which is a very well liked stat for the spec. This trinket is obtained in Sanctum of Domination so try to get your hands on it when ‘Fated Sanctum of Domination’ is available.
- The First Sigil is the strongest on-use trinket for Fury and provides a powerful burst on a 5minute cooldown and has especially high value in burst heavy situations.
Scars of Fraternal Strife is a powerful trinket and provides a high amount of stats when used, however the trinket has a negative effect of giving a debuff together with the buff it provides which are the following:
- The First Rune: - Your Haste is increased by “x”. 10% of damage you take will echo again 3 sec later.
- The Second Rune: - Your Versatility is increased by “x”. All healing you take is reduced by 5%.
- The Third Rune: - Your Critical Strike is increased by “x”. You are bleeding for “x” damage every 2 sec.
- The Fourth Rune - Your Mastery is increased by “x”. Your spells and abilities reduce your movement speed by 2% for 15 sec, stacking up to 10 times.
- The Final Rune - Your Critical Strike, Haste, Mastery and Versatility are increased by “x”. When the final Rune Fades, explode for “x” damage. 30 seconds remaining.
- Gavel of the First Arbiter is a crazy strong weapon that drops off the final boss of the Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer. The weapon works as an additional trinket with a 4-minute cooldown which will provide one of 5 buffs, which will deal a big amount of damage on either single-target, AoE, or both depending on which buff is provided.
- Jaithys, the Prison Blade is another powerful weapon Fury Warrior can obtain which drops from the second to last boss of Sanctum of Domination. The weapon has a chance to proc dealing a good amount of damage and providing a high main stat proc. So the best possible scenario for Fury is getting both a Gavel and a Jaithys.
Puzzling Cartel Dinar priority for Fury Warrior:
- Gavel of the First Arbiter
- Jaithys, the Prison Blade
- Old Warrior’s Soul
- The First Sigil / Scars of Fraternal Strife