The old thread has been locked, and hadn't been updated in a long time anyway. I'll give it a go.
Warriors have undergone a number of changes
with the Cataclysm, the biggest including the removal of Armor Penetration Rating, changes in Rage Generation, and the removal of "On Next Swing" abilites. (Buff) Shouts have also been changed to give rather than take rage, like HotW for DKs.Arms
All about using a single big weapon and beating people senseless with them. Personally I haven't tried Arms, so perhaps someone else can contribute something here.Spec: 31/7/3
is the current EJ build.Gearing:
Pulled from EJ: Get 8% Hit. After that, Strength > Crit > Mastery = Expertise > Haste.Rotation:
(EJ Again): Maintain Rend, prioritize Colossus Smash > Mortal Strike > Overpower. Heroic Strike as rage allows, and only Slam if you have an extreme excess of rage.
The Dual Wielding spec, through the use of talents either 2 Two handed weapons, or 2 Single handed weapons. Currently good old TG seems to be slightly ahead, I believe. This gap is theorized to widen with the coming patch and balance changes. Personally my favorite spec.Spec: 8/31/2
is the current standard spec.
Currently you may have a bit of leeway with shifting a point from Deep Wounds to Incite, at least for a SMF spec. The coming nerf to HS tips it more in favor of Deep Wounds, moreso with a TG spec.
Get 8% Hit (including Precision), 26 Expertise. After that, Strength > Hit (up to 27%) > Crit > Haste == Mastery.
The change to Rage generation means 8% Hit isn't the golden number for Fury any more, and the more you have up to being hit-capped (a whopping 27%) the better. Mastery is rather lackluster at this point, but is getting buffed in the coming patch. How much of an impact that has remains to be seen.
loodthirst -> Raging Blow (use Berserker Rage to activate if necessary) -> Bloodthirst -> Free GCD. Colossus Smash during free GCDs as the cooldown allows. Heroic Strike with any excess rage. Use Slam only when you have a Bloodsurge proc during a free GCD.
In Blizzard's quest to reduce incidental AoE and the facerolling of trash packs, WW has been replaced with Raging Blow as a major part of Fury's rotation. The free GCDs in the rotation are great if you end up being a Sunder bot, which the glyph of Colossus Smash is excellent for.
The tank spec. Or AoE leveling/grinding/farming spec. Plenty of AoE damage, stuns, and mobility. I have yet to tank in Heroics or Raids in Cata, so my knowledge is outdated in this area.Spec:
EJ Hybrid Example SpecGearing:
- Survival: Stamina > Mastery > Parry > Dodge.
- Threat: Expertise > Hit > Strength > Crit
- Single Target: Shield Slam > Revenge > Rend > Devastate
- AoE: Rend > Thunder Clap > Shockwave > Revenge (Assuming Blood and Thunder)
All Specs are perfectly viable for leveling these days, which you choose depends on which you like most, if you're leveling with anyone (LFD tanking it up?) and what heirlooms you might have. Arguably Fury may be behind as a leveling spec, due to hit/rage generation issues. On the other hand, it has Bloodthirst.Mods:Tidy Plates
+ Tidy Plates Threat
Turn those little hovering nameplates into something useful!TauntMaster
Basically HealBot for tanks.DoTimer
Adds useful bars for tracking your DoTs/Debuffs and even cooldowns.MSBT
Like SCT or the built in Floating Combat Text.Power Auras
Can be setup to help track Cooldowns/Procs.Other Resources:
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