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The Fury Warrior in Patch 5.2

Anyone seen my chill pills?

Anyone seen my chill pills?

I’ve always been a fan of the Fury warrior.  Not so much for the play style, but more for what it represents as an ideal.  A Protection warrior is a guy who uses a sword and shield to defend himself, and those around him in a party and raid setting.  You’ve got the Arms warrior who can take a two handed weapon and kill with his superior weapon proficiency.  Nobody uses a weapon as effectively as it is in the hands an Arms warrior.

Then you’ve got the Fury warrior.  This is a dude who will grab two very large, very heavy things and beat the life out of you with them.  He doesn’t even care what is is he’s using as a weapon – swords, clubs, circus midgets, ponies.  Even the torsos from the last two things he killed.  A Fury warrior is a nuclear reactor of anger and rage, and the only way he can keep it from burning him alive is by venting his anger on the head and shoulders of anything stupid enough to get in front of him.

That’s a mindset I can embrace.  My therapist would disagree, but I offered to pull his tongue out for him if he kept flapping it.

MMO Melting Pot gave a quick and dirty breakdown on the Fury warrior in Patch 5.2 (HERE). Noxxic and Icy Veins also weighed in on the changes to the Fury Warrior in Patch 5.2 (HERE and HERE).  Torage, the quintessential Fury warrior released a video on the Fury warrior in the 5.2 era.  It is naturally worth a look.  Do so NAOW!

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How to DPS as an Arms Warrior in Patch 4.3

I currently don’t raid.  However, the Convert to Raid podcast is so good, I listen to it anyway.  You should too.

Anyways, the CtR crew had Torage on the show and I will pause for a moment to explain the significance of this.  Torage is a Fury Warrior guru.  He inspired me to keep rocking in the free world.

Torage has switched over to Arms.  *record scratch*

He explained that Fury is quite bursty, and somewhat dependant on the RNG.  You (and by you I mean Torage, ’cause I sure as Hell won’t be) could crank out 60k dps on one pull, and 20k on the next.  Subsequent patches have reduced the dual weilding bonus for Fury, to the point where Fury and Arms are mathematically doing about the same damage.  However, Arms can do it more consistantly.  Henceforth, it made sense to switch.

Torage then made a video to explain the transition, and to help folks out with making the most of Arms fighting.  I think you should watch it.

Seriously.  Watch the damn video.