Fury Warrior talents guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 8th Aug, 2022
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Recommended Talents

Recommended Raiding Build

Single Target:

  1. Sudden Death
  2. Double Time
  3. Massacre (Venthyr) / Frenzy (Other)
  4. Warpaint / Bounding Stride
  5. Cruelty
  6. Dragon Roar / Bladestorm (if Signet of Tormented Kings)
  7. Anger Management (With tiersets: Reckless Abandon except Necrolord who uses Anger Management)

AoE

  1. Fresh Meat
  2. Double Time
  3. Massacre
  4. Warpaint / Bounding Stride
  5. Cruelty
  6. Bladestorm
  7. Anger Management (With tiersets: Reckless Abandon except Necrolord who uses Anger Management)

Recommended Mythic+ Build

  1. Fresh Meat
  2. Storm Bolt
  3. Massacre 
  4. Warpaint
  5. Cruelty
  6. Bladestorm
  7. Anger Management / Reckless Abandon if you need single target damage.

Boss specific recommendations and strategy:

Raid Bosses

Talents Discussion

Tier 1 (15)

Fury Warrior War Machine TalentWar MachinePassive
Fury Warrior Sudden Death TalentSudden DeathPassive
Fury Warrior Fresh Meat TalentFresh MeatPassive

War Machine is the weakest talent of the row. The 20% increased rage generation from melee hits is an insubstantial benefit and getting 10 rage including a movement speed is only useful if you are desperate for the movement speed. 

Sudden Death is the go-to for any Covenant on single target. Venthyr gets double dipping value through the use of Condemn.

Fresh Meat is the best talent for most AoE situations as it provides a higher uptime on Enrage by default. By utilizing its bonus effect that always grants Enrage the first time a target is struck you will be able to optimize your uptime on multiple targets. 

Having a Plater Mod or Weakaura to keep track of which targets Fresh Meat has been used on makes it even more potent.

Tier 2 (25)

Fury Warrior Double Time TalentDouble TimePassive
Fury Warrior Impending Victory TalentImpending VictoryInstant
Fury Warrior Storm Bolt TalentStorm BoltInstant

Double Time is the standard talent for raiding as most encounters have situations where additional movement increases uptime; having 2 stacks of Charge is a potential damage increase due to rage generation whilst you or the target is moving.

Impending Victory can be a useful defensive in raid encounters where you don’t gain value from Double Time or Storm Bolt or bosses that deal immense amounts of damage and/or don't require lots of movement. The downside of the talent is the 10 rage cost which is a loss in damage. However, a dead DPS is no DPS so it has its niches.

Storm Bolt is the only Stun DPS Warriors can get making this Talent super valuable in any situation as to where a stun is needed and is the go-to talent for m+. It loses value in raid where you have other classes with a baseline stun.

Tier 3 (30)

Fury Warrior Massacre TalentMassacrePassive
Fury Warrior Frenzy TalentFrenzyPassive
Fury Warrior Onslaught TalentOnslaughtInstant

Massacre makes Execute phases 15% longer and reduces Execute cooldown by 1.5 seconds making it especially powerful as Venthyr due to Condemn. It is a valuable choice for other Covenants in AoE situations.

Frenzy is a strong Talent for single target and is the primary talent if you’re playing any Covenant but Venthyr in single target situations. In situations where you will swap main targets often, it will lose it's value.

Onslaught: Whilst an interesting move requiring Enrage for use, the damage is not enough to outweigh the value of Massacre and Frenzy in comparable situations.

Tier 4 (35)

Fury Warrior Furious Charge TalentFurious ChargePassive
Fury Warrior Bounding Stride TalentBounding StridePassive
Fury Warrior Warpaint TalentWarpaintPassive

Furious Charge does not provide enough healing to outperform the damage reduction from Bounding Stride, plus the requirement to get out of melee to charge reduces its value.

Bounding Stride has value in situations where having a reduced CD on Heroic Leap can help to deal with mechanics quicker, saving you the time of having to run out.

Warpaint provides a high uptime of 10% damage reduction making it the talent with the most overall defensive value in the row.

Tier 5 (40)

Fury Warrior Seethe TalentSeethePassive
Fury Warrior Frothing Berserker TalentFrothing BerserkerPassive
Fury Warrior Cruelty TalentCrueltyPassive

Seethe gives an additional 2 extra rage from Bloodthirst, or 4 extra rage on crit. With crit being a low valued stat for Fury it automatically makes the crit effect negligible, making the talent nonviable.

Frothing Berserker is a situationally go to talent. The only place Frothing Berserker sees any value would be in niche AoE situations with a constant flow of multiple mobs in Execute range as you would be able to stay enraged with very few uses of Bloodthirst or Raging Blow.

Frothing Berserker is not a strong talent. The only place I could see Frothing Berserker having some kind of value would be in very niche AoE situations such as Venthyr with a 100% uptime on Condemn.

Cruelty is the go-to talent in this row for pretty much any situation. The additional damage on Raging Blow as well as the chance for refunds raises the priority of the spell as it will outperform Bloodthirst in a lot of situations, and decrease the number of filler Whirlwinds required on single target encounters.

Tier 6 (45)

Fury Warrior Meat Cleaver TalentMeat CleaverPassive
Fury Warrior Dragon Roar TalentDragon RoarInstant
Fury Warrior Bladestorm TalentBladestormInstant

Meat Cleaver is the weakest talent in this row. It increases Whirlwind damage and gives you 2 additional charges of the Whirlwind cleave effects. Whilst this sounds good on paper, it will generally make you run out of abilities to press, forcing you to Whirlwind anyway and thus removing the value of the additional charges.

Dragon Roar is the strongest single target choice in the row. It loses value when there are more than 2 mobs as the damage on secondary targets is reduced.

NOTE: If you play Signet of Tormented Kings as your legendary choice this talent is not the choice for you even on single target.

Bladestorm is the strongest AoE talent of the row especially paired with Signet of Tormented Kings, which makes Fury a stronger burst spec as we can get an additional Recklessness duration or an Avatar proc whilst using Bladestorm.

NOTE: Still the go to AoE talent without Signet of Tormented Kings.

Tier 7 (50)

Fury Warrior Anger Management TalentAnger ManagementPassive
Fury Warrior Reckless Abandon TalentReckless AbandonPassive
Fury Warrior Siegebreaker TalentSiegebreakerInstant

Anger Management has a substantial value in AoE situations and is the primary go-to talent for most AoE situations as a Fury warrior, especially in Mythic+. Anger Management has good synergy with our AoE go-to legendary, Signet of Tormented Kings, as it will increase the procs off Signet by a notable amount. Additionally, it also makes Spear of Bastion, the Kyrian Covenant ability line up with Recklessness in most cases.

Reckless Abandon has become the strongest raid talent in the row. It significantly boosts your damage throughput in your Recklessness windows, which has been increased by a noteworthy amount due to the Fury Warrior Tier-set bonus. Reckless Abandon does devalue the casts of Whirlwind a lot, making it a weaker choice in most AoE situations.

If you have yet to acquire the tier-set bonus, Reckless Abandon will be pretty on par with Anger Management in terms of Single Target, depending on your gear/stats.

Siegebreaker increases the damage done by 15% and is a well-known talent for its values in single-target situations. However, with the multiple modifiers for Recklessness, Reckless Abandon outperforms it on single-target.

We also gain the Siegebreaker buff by our single-target go to legendary Deathmaker, making the legendary gain an even lower value.