This combo has a lot of steps to perform, and the timing of it is even more precise than the Bladestorm one. We are going to use 3 different gear sets:
First gear set is the Tomb of Sargeras set bonus for Warrior (Item - Warrior T20 Fury 4P Bonus
) that makes your Bloodthirst
get a 50% damage boost after each Raging Blow
(if you talent into Inner Rage) Stacking up to 500%
Second set is an Azerite set with Gathering Storm
traits. Gathering Storm
makes your Bladestorm
increase your strength for 6 seconds. Most traits are usually nerfed in PvP by 50%, but if you stack it up before entering PvP combat, it won't be nerfed at all!
The interesting thing about both of the sets I listed above, is that the buffs will remain after you remove the gear pieces. This makes you able to stack up a huge boost to Bloodthirst
, followed by a huge strength boost from Gathering Storm
, followed by swapping into a low ilvl set (with most pieces below 287)
The reason we want to use low ilvl gear is because PvP scaling is a feature that makes you do more damage the lower ilvl gear you are using (with 286 ilvl pieces is the highest you could use to still gain maximum benefit from PvP scaling). What I mean by that, is using 286 ilvl pieces gives you the same PvP dmg boost as if you were naked.
Normally PvP scaling might not be better than having gear, but thanks to a MASSIVE strength boost from Gathering Storms, as well as potions etc. The % gain from PvP scaling is by far better than using "good" gear.
Hardest part of the combo is timing it, since the buff for Bloodthirst
only lasts for 10 seconds. After that you must have time to Bladestorm
and reach your target before the buff expires!
The full combo is that you stack up Death Wish
and the Bloodthirst
set bonus on an NPC (preferably Gently Squeezed Toad
as Alliance), or a training dummy as Horde (with Critter Hand Cannon
being used for the combo itself) You must get out of combat quickly to swap gear, which is an issue versus training dummies.
You could wait for your legendary cloak proc if you want additional damage. (this one also remain if you swap gear)
Once you are ready to perform the combo, use Recklessness
and then refresh your Bloodthirst
buff one last time. Swap gear into Gathering Storms and then Bladestorm
After your Bladestorm
, you change gear into a low ilvl set and then Rampage a toad or critter you spawned beforehand. Use Blood of the enemy before heroic leaping onto the enemy and then crush them with a massive Bloodthirst crit!