Warrior Blurb: Bladestorm Now and Going Forward

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Bladestorm has been a signature ability within the Warcraft universe for as long as it has existed. In Warcraft III, it was the very powerful ultimate ability of the Blademaster hero unit. In World of Warcraft, it was introduced as the 51 point talent in the Arms tree and remained just as powerful as its Warcraft III form. Mists of …

Warrior Blurb: Execute and the Legendary Ring

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Welcome to another Warrior blurb, where I either discuss or whine about something on my mind related to Warriors. This week I am going to discuss (or whine about) the legendary ring and its role in Warrior parsing – particularly Arms Warriors. Many people are probably saying that the ring greatly affects everyone’s DPS and ability to parse, and Warriors …

Transplanting Vrykul Fantasy into Warriors for Legion

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A solid Warrior identity has been hard for Blizzard to nail down since the game was released. While other classes were unified by something across all races and factions, being a Warrior meant different things for different races depending on your faction. Going into Legion, Blizzard has put a laser focus on the Vrykul for exploring Warrior lore, making everything …

Fury in Legion: Too Angry to Live

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Fury has received a very controversial change to one of their cornerstone abilities going into Legion alpha. Enrage, a proc’d damage buff that grants you access to your Mastery stat, was given an additional effect that makes you take 30% more damage. The reaction to this change was heated, but the feeling turned nuclear once all the pruning of Warrior …

Warrior Blurb: Two-Handed Fury, Legion, and Putting a New Spin on Arms

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Two-Handed Fury has been a community favorite spec for a long time and was mourned greatly upon its loss in Wrath of the Lich King. Gaining fame from Indalamar’s Vanilla Fury Warrior video, two-handed Fury was characterized with consistent burst from casting Slam and the auto-attack swing reset that followed. Wrath of the Lich King launched years later, and with …

Cheesing to the Top in HFC as a DPS Warrior: Redux

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Today I’m going to be going over how to optimize your DPS for heroic and normal encounters for Hellfire Citadel. I did one of these for HFC already when it first came out, but so much has changed since then that I could not leave my now-defunct article as my guide to HFC. So this is my new edition to …

DPS Warrior Gearing for Cataclysm Timewalking

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So the patch 6.2.3 overview just came out and there are lots of goodies in store for us; particularly in regards to Timewalking. If you have not heard about the changes, I recommend checking out this article written by our very own Jobin here at the PDQ that summarizes the new features well. For what we need to know for this article, …

My Wish List for Fury and Arms in Legion

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Warlords of Draenor brought many changes to all warrior specs and even introduced a never-before-seen way to become a true DPS as a tank spec in the form of Gladiator Stance. In fact, Arms perhaps saw the most changes since having had many abilities either rolled into talents/glyphs, combined, or cut entirely to help carve out their very own unique …

Arms Rework: The Good, the Bad, and 6.2

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Patch 6.0 brought a lot of ability pruning/merging for all classes, but some would argue that a few particular specs were affected more drastically than others. Arms is one such case, as it had probably the most controversial pruning/merging of abilities of all the specs. The results were so drastic that one could label the changes a ‘rework’, although that was …

DPS Warrior Guide – How to Find the Pointy End

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            Warrior’s have been on a roller coaster ride of balance throughout Warlords of Draenor. Gladiator began as the best warrior dps spec before being nerfed, and then Arms was briefly allowed to deal awesome raid damage before getting nerfed as well; all the while Fury was doing its usual thing of sucking at the …