With all the talent changes in the new patch, many of the spell names and functions were changed as well, breaking most of them. There has never been a better time to revisit your macros after a fresh respec. Today, we’re going to take a quick look at macos for fury warriors. While recently nerfed in 4.03a, Victory Rush now restores 20% of your maximum health when used on a mob that yields experience or honor. This is an essential skill to use whenever possible when leveling in Cataclysm to reduce downtime.
The staple rage dumps Heroic Strike and Cleave are no longer on next swing attacks, but instant attacks that do not trigger the global cooldown. With these changes I decided that I would make a new macro combining these two abilities as they share the same cooldown. At the same time its an ability that gets spammed pretty often, so it was a good place to use Victory Rush as well, saving 2 action buttons. With the macro you don’t have to think about when to use Victory Rush as it will be used whenever you use Heroic Strike. Here’s the macro I eventually came up with:#showtooltip /cast [nomod] Heroic Strike; [mod] Cleave; /cast Victory Rush /startattack
Another change is how Battle Shout and Commanding Shout now work like Horm of Winter for Death Knights, generating rather than costing rage. With that in mind I modified my usual “starting sequence” macro to take this into account.#showtooltip /castsequence [nomod,nocombat]reset=15 Battle Shout, Enrage, Intercept /cast [nomod,combat] Execute; [mod] Intercept /startattack
I love this macro because it saves a lot of action bar space and gives you plenty of control. The ideal way to enter battle for fury warriors atm is to use both Battle Shout and Enrage so you have enough rage to hit both Heroic Strike and Rage Blow (with the enrage effect) for strong inital burst damage. Then while in combat, it functions as Execute and Intercept when shift is held.
Try out the macros and let me know what you think.