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Old 08-02-2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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Just curious as to what role a fury fills in a raid. Seems like a fun class but all the other classes seem so specialized, I was just wondering what is essential that a fury brings to a raid over other classes and what role individual players see themselves in on raids. t
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:54 AM   #2
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Just curious as to what role a fury fills in a raid. Seems like a fun class but all the other classes seem so specialized, I was just wondering what is essential that a fury brings to a raid over other classes and what role individual players see themselves in on raids. t
Fury is an excellent non-main tank group healer.  I am best suited in a caster group with a troubador.
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:13 AM   #3
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Your place in the raid will depend on the raid setup and other classes.

If your raid is hardup for healers and you have better equipment/spells than the other healers you may find yourself in the main tank group.  This happens occassionally.

Usually however the Fury is used in one of the groups with no tank.  Most often this will be the 'squishy' group that contains the biggest number of mages in your raid groups.

In a raid my role tends to be:

- Spamming cures on the main tank if required (needed in some raid zones)

- Acting as a backup healer on the MT

- Acting as a backup healer on the OT

- Casting group heals to keep your mages alive and doing quick heals if they catch aggro

- Provided everyone is at full health, debuff and nuke mob until the raid needs healing again

As Rutabegah said, having a troubador in the group is brilliant, the buffs mesh well, and the extra 5 metres casting can allow you to get your butt out of AoE range for some fights.

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Old 08-02-2007, 11:18 AM   #4
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Couple of others:

- Group and single target int buffs, perfect for the mage group.

- Group elemental and noxious cures.  Not Fury-specific but still needed for some fights.

- Fast casting heals for returning your group to full after an AoE, or for healing a lifeburning necro (always a good time).

- Tortoise Shell for blocking an AoE from hitting your group.  Can be very helpful on mobs with AoE power drains.

- When healing/curing aren't needed, putting out some very respectable DPS numbers of our own.

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Old 08-02-2007, 01:30 PM   #5
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Rutabegah wrote:
Rentak wrote:
Just curious as to what role a fury fills in a raid. Seems like a fun class but all the other classes seem so specialized, I was just wondering what is essential that a fury brings to a raid over other classes and what role individual players see themselves in on raids. t
Fury is an excellent non-main tank group healer.  I am best suited in a caster group with a troubador.
Yup... dead on... And usually when I play my troub on a raid I will be asked to bring my fury as well.... because they will stick me side by side. Group wards need to be cast in advance of an AE as do group reactives... group regen on the other hand does not and helps ALOT on mages.... we buff them all up with some INT... and then single target buff 2 of them even higher... the troub gives us good procs on our offense and in return we cast our agitate on him/her to pay back the favor... caster group is the home of that awesome raid-duo.
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Old 08-04-2007, 05:14 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I'm enjoying the heck out of playing my fury in both group and solo but was worried that when I got to late game play there wouldn't be a place for my hybrid class. I played mages, priests and druids in WoW, all endgame (except the druid) since the game came out. i enjoy that late game stuff, the planning and tactics involved. Didn't want to get to seventy only to find out that I'd leveled my "learn the game" character only to have to level another one to use in raiding SMILEY Gotta admit I like the depth and complexity of every aspect of this game a lot more too. I hope raiding is similarly new and challenging.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:36 PM   #7
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Furies are fantastic on raids for 2 reasons.

1. They have the best group heals in the game, so can keep a group of casters that are getting hit with AE's up relatively easily compared to other healers.  Other than that, they spot heal the MT and other groups when required.

2. Furies have by far the best ability to dps of any healer, so when you are raiding and just killing trash, you spend most of your time dps'ing, with the odd heal tossed in if your MT is getting hit hard, or one of the casters pulls agro.  Although if a caster pulls agro, they are usually dead in 1 hit anyways.

It is this versatility that allows a fury to be very desirable on raids.  We usually have 2 or 3 furies on for every raid.

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Old 08-14-2007, 12:17 AM   #8
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Rentak wrote:
What does a Fury do at 70?
Own.
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:54 PM   #9
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Fury is a good class for taking pleasure in raid. You can direct heal, back heal or make some nice dps.
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:40 AM   #10
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kcirrot wrote:
Rentak wrote:
What does a Fury do at 70?
Own.
Amen. On raids furies are usually in the mage group, to pass out vim (power boost/int boost). Among healing of course.
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