What is the best Fury Warrior Covenant?
Venthyr is the strongest Covenant for raiding in the Sanctum of Domination. Condemn has a super high value in single target and raid scenarios due to the increased damage on pull, which is often when you lust on the earlier bosses and the execute damage past 35% if you are talented into the Massacre talent. Execute damage is often one of the most valuable kinds of damage in raids.
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 option of movement and 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 weaker Covenant in comparison to its contenders. Spear of Bastion has great value in AoE situations and opens up for a high burst which is the predominant kind of damage you are looking for in AoE/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 a mythic+ scene. However it still falls off in terms of performance due to the damage output.
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 which is a second health pot that not only provides 20% health but also removes diseases, poisons, curses, and bleeds.
Necrolord is a situationally strong Covenant which provides you with Conqueror's banner. The banner is an interesting Covenant ability that not only increases your Mastery and movement speed but the two nearest players as well. It resembles the priests infamous Power Infusion and to gain maximum value it needs to be used on the targets that benefit the most.
Fleshcraft is a 3 seconds channeled shield that provides you 20% damage reduction whilst being casted 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 and can keep you alive through very scary situations and is often a very good ability to press midst downtime of a fight.
Night Fae is the strongest Covenant for AoE and is a strong contender for post progression raiding when execute phases have a shorter span. Its signature ability Ancient Aftershock deals initial damage and knocks enemies down. It then proceeds to leave a patch on the ground which 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 with keeping enemies CCd for the duration of the ground effect.
Soulshape is a blink ability followed up 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 ability and a 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 Nidija 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 Pelagos and Forgelite Prime Mikanikos.
The go-to Soulbind for Necrolord Fury Warrior is Bonesmith Heirmir.
Single target + AoE:
The go-to Soulbind for Night Fae Fury Warrior is Niya (ST) and Korayn (AoE)
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. 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:
Additionally with the introduction of the new legendary Nature’s Fury it becomes even stronger as the damage and cooldown reduction will increase its value which makes it a go to single target conduit as well.
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 is a weak contender for a usable Conduit as the proc-rate of the conduit even with a high ilvl is way too low to be counted as a reliable source of Raging Blow recharges. Raging Blow does see less value in Execute windows which means less casts goes through therefore a lot of recharges would go to waste making the conduit weaker.
Vicious Contempt has a very niche potential value in fights where increased damage during execute is important. Even though overall it will have lower damage output throughout the fight the damage profile it provides could prove to be valuable in progression where execute damage is valuable and could possibly replace another conduit.
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.
Raid Recommendation (single target):
Mythic+ Recommendation (AoE):
Kyrian Raid Recommendation (single target):
Kyrian Mythic+ Recommendation (AoE):
Necrolord Raid Recommendation (single target):
- Veteran’s Repute
- Depths of Insanity
Necrolord Mythic+ Recommendation (AoE):
- Veteran’s Repute
- Depths of Insanity
Night Fae Raid Recommendation (single target):
Night Fae Mythic+ Recommendation (AoE):
- Destructive Reverberations
- Depths of Insanity
Sinful Surge Is the Venthyr specific Legendary and is the strongest contender for single target and the raid Sanctum of Domination. The increase of Recklessness from Condemn allows for an uptime of 100% whilst being in the range of Condemn.
Glory is the Necrolord specific Legendary and is a strong contender for single target. However if you’re in a situation where your group doesn’t benefit from Conqueror's Banner or its usage isn’t taken into account with your group it can loose a lot of value.
Nature’s Fury is the Night Fae specific Legendary is a strong contender for single target. If you’re certain the entire effect of Nature’s Fury will come to use and the boss won’t be moved away from the ground effect its slightly ahead of its competitor Signet of Tormented Kings.
Signet of Tormented Kings is the go to Legendary for Fury on AoE and some situations single target. Being able to get an additional cooldown when using either Bladestorm or Recklessness increases your burst windows by quite a margin especially in AoE situations when Recklessness procs an additional cast of Bladestorm.
On what pieces to craft your legendaries:
With the introduction of Domination Sockets make sure to craft your legendaries on the right pieces as you don’t want to miss out on those!
- Sinful Surge I would recommend to craft on the Neck piece.
- Glory I would recommend to craft on Waist piece.
- Nature’s Fury I would recommend to craft on the Back piece.
- Signet of Tormented Kings I would recommend to craft on the Ring.
Domination Sockets is a new kind of socket that’s gonna fit into specific raid pieces dropped from the Sanctum of Domination and obtained from vendors in the new zone Korthia. You want to gain the 3 set bonus and fill the additional 2 items with the following sockets: