wotlk classic pve fury warrior gems, enchants & consumables

Besides your gear and talents, there are 3 additional ways you as a player can increase your character’s power: gems, enchants, and consumables, which make your character significantly more powerful when combined correctly.

Many guilds and raid groups may not invite you at all if you don’t have the correct gems, enchants and consumables — but worry not, this guide will help you avoid that problem!

Gems

This gem will be your strongest option for the meta slot by a long shot. Its requirements have been toned down slightly since The Burning Crusade, making it a lot easier to activate.

Armor penetration is your strongest stat, as explained in the Stat Priority section. However, armor penetration has a cap at 100% total penetration, achieved with 1400 armor penetration rating. After you have reached that amount, you should switch to using strength gems instead: Bold Scarlet Ruby / Bold Cardinal Ruby.

You will be using these gems in every other socket color, if you don’t care about the item’s socket bonus or need to activate your meta gem.

You need 1 yellow gem to activate your meta gem, which you will automatically get by using the Tears (Enchanted Tear / Nightmare Tear) for the blue socket requirement anyway, as they count as 1 gem that has every color (Red, Yellow and Blue) so they activate your meta gem for free.

However, the gems listed above aren’t bad at all — they’re very slightly weaker than pure strength or armor penetration gems from the Red socket section. It is not a bad idea at all to use them in Yellow sockets of items with powerful socket bonuses, such as strength, crit, or armor penetration.

If you’re close to the hit cap (explained in the Stat Priority section) but haven’t quite reached it, you can also choose to use a couple of Etched Monarch Topaz / Etched Ametrine. This is a last resort however, avoid deliberately socketing these for hit.

You need 1 blue gem to activate your meta gem, and the Tears (Enchanted Tear / Nightmare Tear) are your best option for that one slot. They count as 1 gem that has every color (Red, Yellow and Blue) so they activate your meta gem for free.

Ignore all other blue sockets, socketing red gems into them instead. You could in very rare occasions socket a Sovereign Twilight Opal / Sovereign Dreadstone into a blue socket of an item that has a really really strong socket bonus, but it’s usually best to just put red gems into them.

Enchants

This is your only viable option for this slot.

If you don’t quite have the Knights of the Ebon Blade reputation necessary to buy it yet, you can temporarily use Arcanum of Triumph (purchased with 40 Stone Keeper’s Shard from Wintergrasp).

Players with the Inscription profession should use their profession-exclusive Master’s Inscription of the Axe enchant here, while everyone else uses Greater Inscription of the Axe.

If you don’t quite have the The Sons of Hodir reputation necessary to buy it yet, you can temporarily use Inscription of Triumph (purchased with 30 Stone Keeper’s Shard from Wintergrasp).

Players with the Tailoring profession should use their profession-exclusive Swordguard Embroidery enchant here, while everyone else uses Enchant Cloak – Major Agility.

Players with the Engineering profession can use Flexweave Underlay instead, for a massive +1 agility bonus — though really, you’re using it for the fun slow fall effect.

This is your only viable option for this slot.

Players with the Leatherworking profession should use their profession-exclusive Fur Lining – Attack Power enchant here, while everyone else uses Enchant Bracers – Greater Assault.

Additionally, players with the Blacksmithing profession should use Socket Bracer to add an extra socket to their bracers. It stacks with enchants.

Players with the Engineering profession should use their profession-exclusive Hyperspeed Accelerators enchant here, while everyone else uses Enchant Gloves – Crusher.

If you’re slightly shy off meeting your expertise or hit caps (explained in the Stat Priority section), you can use the Enchant Gloves – Expertise and Enchant Gloves – Precision enchants respectively. This is more of a last resort, however — do not rely on these enchant for your cap.

Additionally, players with the Blacksmithing profession should use Socket Gloves to add an extra socket to their gloves. It stacks with enchants.

This is your only option for this slot.

This is your best option for this slot.

If you’re strapped for cash, you could use the more budget-friendly Nerubian Leg Armor instead.

Players with the Engineering profession should use their profession-exclusive Nitro Boosts enchant here, while everyone else uses Enchant Boots – Greater Assault.

If you’re strapped for cash, you could use the more budget-friendly Enchant Boots – Icewalker instead, making sure it doesn’t push you past the hit cap.

Players with the Enchanting profession should use their profession-exclusive Enchant Ring – Assault enchant here. There are no other options.

This is your best option for this slot.

If you’re strapped for cash, you could use the slightly more budget-friendly Enchant 2H Weapon – Massacre instead, but it is significantly weaker.

Consumables

The Flask of Endless Rage is the strongest option for the flask / elixir slot.

However, the combination of Elixir of Mighty Strength & Elixir of Protection are almost as good, offering +154 attack power to the flask’s +180 attack power, thanks to the Armored to the Teeth talent. So if they’re significantly cheaper on your server, by all means, consider using them.

Like with your gems, you’ll want to use armor penetration food (Hearty Rhino), unless that would push you past the armor penetration cap (1400 rating), at which point you should then use strength food (Dragonfin Filet) instead.

In a pinch, you can also use hit rating (Snapper Extreme) or expertise (Rhinolicious Wormsteak) food, in order to hit your hit and expertise caps respectively. This is only a last resort however — do not rely on them for your cap.

Unique to Fury Warriors, the Armored to the Teeth talent can transform the Indestructible Potion into a weaker DPS-boosting potion, giving you a +97 attack power boost for 2 minutes, making it incredibly powerful. You will want to use this potion right before the fight starts — known as “pre-potting”.

With Indestructible Potion currently active, Potion of Speed is hands down the best potion available to Fury Warriors. However, don’t use it immediately as its cooldown finishes, 1 minute into the fight — you want to wait and stack it with your other damage-increasing buffs, like Death Wish.

You can still use scrolls in Wrath of the Lich King — however, they do not stack with stat-boosting effects offered by class buffs.

For Fury Warriors in particular, you will most likely be getting the strength and agility buffs from Gift of the Wild, Strength of Earth Totem or Horn of Winter, meaning scrolls will be useless for you. If your raid doesn’t have any of those buffs for some reason, you could use the listed scrolls instead.

 

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