Warrior FAQ
Guide Info
Last Updated: 27 Oct, 2021
Patch Applicable: 5.4

Lvl70: Single Target vs AoE (Two Targets)?

TL;DR: Very equal, but lvl70 ST wins by a small margin

How do I relic?

  • Cap Crit, cap Det
  • Check if you can replace any SkS melds in your gear with Det
  • Get any missing SkS through relic
  • Fill the rest of the relic with TNC

How do I Upheaval?

All the time. I’m using Inner Release’s recast timer as a visual guide whether to hit Upheaval or not.

Hit Upheaval at:
-88s
-58s
-28s

Because Upheaval drifts a bit, aim to hit Upheaval at:
-88~85
-58~53
-28~22

If your third Upheaval (per 90s timeframe) slipped out of the 22s, either skip it completely or replace it with Onslaught, depending on your preference and gauge needs.

What is wrong with my log? How do I improve?

First you check IR windows, just toss the log into XIVA and see what it tells you: https://xivanalysis.com/

Second, I like to check GCDs outside of Eye buff. You can do this by selecting your name -> Damage done -> Events > Click the Eye button twice, until it gets a red outline. Make sure to discount the first three GCDs that you apply Eye.

You can always take a log and compare it to another log of a high % player (remember to adjust killtime to be the same). Compare your casts with theirs and it should give you an idea of lost uptime and rotational mistakes.

Next thing I like to check is how your IR aligns with raid buffs. You can do this by doing the same thing as above, but clicking the IR icon once instead. On the right hand side, it’ll show which buffs were active when you landed your attacks.

Last thing I like to do, and this is the thing people hate doing, is go to “Casts -> Timelines” to check for errors in the rotation. Is Dye refreshed properly? Are Upheavals and ICs going in Trick? Do you lose Path casts? Too many Onslaughts?

How do I play WAR?

The 5.x Guide

What do I meld?

Check the Stat Priority page!

Why can't I fit five Fell Cleaves inside Inner Release?

Pop Inner Release when your GCD looks like this: