What Is A Good WoW Warrior Build For Raid DPS?
I have just started raiding and was using my PvP build but it isn’t working out too well on the damage meters. We have more than enough tanks so respeccing protection is out of the question. What is a good World of Warcraft Warrior build to use for raid DPS?
Great question and this is something that I have come to know fairly well. One thing that absolutely drives me crazy is seeing Mortal Strike (MS) Warriors using the same build for raiding. The 2-hand Arms MS build is great for PvP but lacks considerably for raiding.
One of the reasons I believe this is so true is because the MS build focuses on burst damage more than consistent damage which is needed for raids and also the fact that the MS build works best when you are generating tons of rage and in the raid scene if you are a melee DPS and taking tons of damage you are doing something wrong.
So that also makes you rage starved as well which has a major impact on your DPS.
Anyway, Fury is the way to go for raid DPS and if you are geared well enough you should be able to top the damage meters pretty easily. Fury DPS can be up there with Rogue DPS and can even out DPS rogues if done correctly.
Here is the Fury build that I use when raiding:
|Arms Tree (17 points)||Fury Tree (44 points)|
|Improved Heroic Strike 3/3||Cruelty 5/5|
|Deflection 5/5||Unbridled Wrath 5/5|
|Improved Thunder Clap 3/3||Improved Cleave 1/3|
|Anger Management 1/1||Commanding Presence 4/5|
|Deep Wounds 3/3||Dual Wield Specialization 5/5|
|Impale 2/2||Improved Execute 2/2|
|Sweeping Strikes 1/1|
|Improved Berserker Rage 1/2|
|Improved Berserker Stance 5/5|
Now this isn’t a “set in stone” raid build. It also depends on your play style. For example, a lot of people prefer to put points into Improved Whirlwind, which reduces the cooldown of Whirlwind, since Whirlwind is such an important ability for Fury warriors. I just prefer to get the boost to attack power and threat reduction that Improved Berserker Stance gives. Also, I put a point into Improved Cleave and I use it in place of Heroic Strike which generates high threat. It helps to keep me below the tanks in aggro.
Hopefully this helps out some Warriors play around with a different build besides the vanilla boring MS Arms spec. Also, if you have ideas to improve upon this build or have other builds to recommend for raid DPS please let us know below.