I'm currently maining monk and want to sometimes play warri at a decent level too(mb reroll too ^^). with my warri i have fury spec and prot as OS. my guildmates use fury/arms, actually i think arms more often. unfortunatly i don't have a 2H weapon to try arms atm (unless 620 acc weap...) so fury/prot is the best choice atm.
now to my question:
is arms a must have for warri atm? i remember when i checked several logs where i see like only arms in top100
where are the strengths for arms and where is fury better? is glad warri an viable option too? if yes, when?
i guess there is allready an answer on this class forum but i couldn't find it yet. sry for "requestion" :P
e: i just checked top 10 of HM logs for warriors and every single #1 log is an arms and most top 10s are arms > fury
if i would draw a conclusion from that point of view.. all i need is arms?
Last edited by philsndude; 2015-01-28 at 02:40 PM.
Anyone else sticking with gladiator in BRF?
Arms - The no1 logs of Arms are probably not representitive of a realistic situation, and are also plagued with logs from before Arms mastery got nerfed (the original buff left it hilariously overpowered and Arms Warriors shot to the top of the ranks). Arms Does decent single target (worse than Gladiator in my experience unless the execute phase is kind/long) but the main reason people use Arms is due to amazing sustained AOE in addition to strong burst AOE, and better 2 target cleave than Gladiator. On top of that, if you have adds with low health that sit around you can Execute them for massive damage, even executes with Sweeping Strikes active. Ko'ragh for example is amazing for Arms (and Fury) because of the multiple execute phases and the burst AOE on the adds.
Fury - The best single target, though in my experience it's very close to Gladiator here. Fury gains great benefits from the Execute phase (though not quite like Arms) and also has great burst AOE, in addition to pretty good sustained AOE (better than Gladiator). My experience with the 2 target cleave of Fury show it to be poor, but I don't have enough experience to comment with much accuracy as I've mostly played Arms/Glad in these situations.
If you play them well then all 3 specs will do you more than good enough for a non-world first progression guild. For reference, at Ilvl673 my last weeks Butcher kill I played Gladiator and did 33k. On Kargath I took Bladestorm to clear the stands as Gladiator (our tank wanted Mocking Banner) and was able to pull 50k on that fight, and could realistically do much better with a clean kill. Same Ilvl on Brackenspore I did 38k one week as Gladiator (40k as Arms week before that). It's capable, but it's not really the best at anything.
Last edited by Bigbazz; 2015-02-07 at 01:22 PM.
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Did heroic Foundry last night and killed Gruul, Beastlord, Arnies and attempted Trains. Wasn't what I expected if I'm honest, on Gruul I was second highest melee to a very skilled rogue and on the Arnies I was top dps. However on Beastlord I was getting beaten by two fury warriors who were ~5K ahead of me, on Trains they were ahead again so I ended up using my arms offspec for the extra cleaveyness.
Does this tally with others experience? Or am I doing something wrong?