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Arms Warriorarms iconvsfury iconFury Warrior

What’s the best spec for Warriors, Fury or Arms? Below breaks down their current DPS potential and compares the two.

This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Fury Warriors and Arms Warriors using profiles and settings intended to achieve their maximum DPS. Multiple sim environments are used to test how they perform in various conditions. Is one the AoE king? Does one scale better with gear upgrades? Is one more bursty, and more reliant on big cooldowns? Below analyzes the data to find the strengths of each.

Simulation results were created with SimulationCraft
Using game data from Patch 9.2.5 WoW ShadowlandsSeason 4

  • Arms Warriorarms icon
  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)Arms Warrior achieved 2.2% more maximum boss DPS than Fury Warrior when there was no movement or lag.
  • Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)Arms Warrior achieved 5.26% more maximum boss DPS than Fury Warrior when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.
  • Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)Arms Warrior achieved 4.38% more AoE DPS than Fury Warrior when there was no movement or lag.
  • Best AoE DPS (in realistic settings)Arms Warrior achieved 4.15% more maximum AoE DPS than Fury Warrior when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.
  • Least affected by movement (single-target)Arms Warrior’s single-target DPS was -41.57% less affected by increased movement compared to Fury Warriors.
  • Best gear scalingArms Warrior scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 1.98% more from 282 ilvl to 308 compared to Fury Warriors.
  • fury iconFury Warrior
  • Least affected by movement (AoE)Fury Warrior’s AoE DPS was -42.2% less affected by increased movement compared to Arms Warriors.
  • Simplest GameplayFury Warrior has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.
  • DPS less dependant on big cooldownsFury Warrior’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 22.87% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Arms Warriors.

While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Arms and Fury Warriors, the DPS potential should not be the only factor in your decision. Ultimately, you should also consider the playstyle that you enjoy most while crushing it in Mythics+ and Raids!


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