Min/Maxing Stats

For all your gemming and reforging needs, I cannot praise AskMrRobot enough. It’s a very useful tool for regemming and reforging, as well as figuring out upgrades and BiS gear lists.

Stats (in order of importance)

Strength > Hit to special cap > Expertise to cap > Crit > Mastery >>> Hit >>> Haste

Strength: Grants 2 attack power and is modified by stat increasing buffs. You’ll get lots of this from gear, which is why item level often becomes a greater indicator of how good an upgrade is than itemization.

Hit: The hit cap for Fury is 7.5% or 2550 rating for special attacks against a raid boss. The hard cap is not worth trying to get, but if you should pass the hit cap a little bit even with reforging, you will be fine. Hit is essential to cause damage and generate rage for our other attacks.
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Expertise: The expertise cap is 7.5% or 2550 rating against a raid boss. There are exceptions for some races using certain weapons, but blizzard added a nice tool-tip to the UI which lets you track how much hit and expertise you actually need.

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As you can see, I am not completely expertise capped because doing so with my current gear would mean putting me over cap and sacrificing critical strike, so being a little bit under cap is sometimes OK.

Critical Strike: Many of our abilities interact favorably with Critical Strike (Raging Blow, Flurry, Enrage) which makes crit our best secondary stat once Hit and Expertise are capped.

Mastery: After crit, mastery is our best stat because it makes the enraged state even more powerful. If you are hit/exp capped and you cannot reforge an item for crit, reforge into mastery.

Haste: The benefit to haste is faster auto-attacks and more rage generation, but lags significantly behind other secondary stats. Despite getting a buff in 5.2 to make it more competitive, haste is still our lowest priority stat. You’ll never reforge into this.

Gemming:

With MoP secondary stats on gems now grant twice the bonus as a primary stat, which for Fury warriors means that we’ll almost always gem for pure critical strike, though depending on a good socket bonus, it might be worth picking up.

Meta: Capacitive Primal Diamond (legendary quest line) / Reverberating Primal Diamond

Red: Inscribed – 80 str / 160 crit
Yellow: Smooth – 320 crit
Blue: Piercing – 160 hit / 160 crit

Item Enhancements by slot:

Shoulder: Greater Tiger Fang Inscription
Cloak: Superior Critical Strike
Chest: Glorious Stats
Wrist: Exceptional Strength
Hands: Super Strength
Belt: Living Steel Belt Buckle
Legs: Angerhide Leg Armor
Feet: Pandaren’s Step
Weapon: Dancing Steel

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2 thoughts on “Min/Maxing Stats

  1. I had a question about your 8.5% Hit and Expertise. I am getting on live that 7.5% is the cap with a rating of 2550. Thank you for coming back, I used your warrior blog since I came across it back in Cata.

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