Fury Warrior 101
Hey, first post here on tank spot. I recently respecíd to fury, and I have been doing a lot of reading on stats, builds, gear, etc. If I am getting it, the four major stats to be concerned with are: strength, attack power, hit rating and crit chance. Different threads and different posters offer often conflicting views of these stats. At present, I breakdown this way:
Hit Rating: 171
Crit Chance: 22.78%
I havenít found any information on a target number for strength or AP, just that more is definitely better. My reading suggests that I need to get my Hit Rating up around 240-250 and my crit chance up around 30-32%. If anyone is willing to take a moment and check out my current gearing take a look:
The World of Warcraft Armory
I would be interested in any comments on my build or my stats. Also, I am interested in any comments anyone can offer for gemming or chants. At present, I know my gear needs significant improvement, but if I canít put up respectable numbers, I will not be invited to raids to get the improved gear. Also, I know I need to improve my OH weapon. I see a lot of folks saying go for a faster weapon speed, so what is ideal for an OH.
Ok...first off warriors should never gem for AP..you get modifiers from kings, and from your spec in 3.1, for strength, not AP. Your stats will improve a bunch once you get your gear enchanted/glyphed. You are also still using a lvl 60 tanking trinket....save heroic badges for mirror of truth.
So first off, I need to gem for Strength and let my gear provide the AP?
Are there any specific chants I need to look at? I know my gear isn't good, particularly my trinkets - they are really old and one is a left over from tanking at a lower lvl.
Thanks for the input!
Welcome to Tankspot. We have a lot of subforums here, so it can be a bit confusing, but something like this normally gets posted in the HALP! Armory & Talent Suggestion Requests sub forum. Don't worry about that now, a mod will probably move this anyway, but just going forward any time you post your armory link it should go in there.
Next, you want to head over to the Damage Per Second sub forum and check out the stickies. Specifically this thread.
That should answer almost every question you have.
Taking a loot at your armory, like Tatt said, you need to replace all your Attack Power gems with Strength gems. We gain 2 AP for every 1 Point in Strength (and with Imp. Kings we actually get 2.2 AP for every 1 Point in Strength), so Strength is the best stat to gem for.
Keep working on your Knights of the Ebon Blade rep, they have a nice 2H sword you can replace your OH with once you get to Revered.
Strength provides AP
Originally Posted by wilmcote
Get AP enchants on your gear wherever you can, icewalker would probably be best for your boots right now and agil on your cloak to help your crit out a bit. As for gemming, only ever gem for str and crit rating. I prefer str gems in red slots and str/crit gems in yellows. You can stick straight +crit gems in the yellow slots if you're a bit low.
Also, be on the lookout for gear with expertise. It's one of the most important stats before the cap and you should be aiming for 18 expertise skill after talents.
After I posted I realized that I put the thread in the wrong place, sorry about that! This information is really valuable and much appreciated!
Basically, what Skyborn said.