The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Fury in Mists of Pandaria

Every week, WoW Insider brings you The Care and Feeding of Warriors, the column dedicated to arms, fury and protection warriors. Despite repeated blows to the head from dragons, demons, Old Gods and whatever that thing over there was, Matthew Rossi will be your host.

Now that we’ve had a week to play around with the Mists of Pandaria beta, I’ve gone ahead and done some dungeons and played around with specs. This week, I’m going to look at Single-Minded Fury and Titan’s Grip fury warriors as they’re currently shaping up. Some caveats:

  • This is not a damage pass. The beta is not balanced yet, so aside from some general “This feels underpowered” or “This is brokenly good” if I think it warranted, I won’t be talking much about DPS or damage.
  • Emphasis is on rotation, how the spec feels to play, and how hard or easy rage is to come by. Right now, I’m more interested in discussing how the experience is playing as fury in the beta, not trying to argue for buffs or nerfs when it’s simply too soon.
  • With the new talent system, there’s simply not a cookie-cutter build yet for either. Since all fury warriors can go TG or SMF depending on what weapons they have (both are baseline abilities fury warriors all get) and any warrior can take any one of three talents per talent tier, there’s no right or wrong yet.
  • While familiar, there’s enough changed to make the fury priority system require relearning. It’s not alien, to be sure, but the addition of Wild Strike, the removal of Slam, and the changes to rage generation and stances have altered the spec.

So, let’s talk about how fury plays out in Mists.

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