I'd also like to say, no, I'm not fotm. Warrior has been my favorite class for years. No, I'm not some scrub player (I may not have a fancy arena title or high standing like a lot of hard core players, but I do play often and know when I'm being cheated.)
Recently, the update to WoW was supposed to "fix" and "balance" warrior's Pvp abilities. The solution was to nerf silencing and Avatar. I'd be ok with this, if it didn't take away our only silence. Pummel now gives a 4 second silence if and only if it interrupts a spell being cast, and only silences spells from that type. Avatar now only breaks the cc currently on you.
Granted, we have shockwave, and that provides a nice 4 second stun, and we have spell reflect, which is great for screwing over anyone trying to get a chaos bolt kill. Charge is also great for a 1.5 second stun. All of that is fantastic.
Mages: Fighting a mage on a warrior definitely takes some considerable skill. Once you are cc'd, you have to make the terrible choice of WHEN to use your avatar. If you decide being a Popsicle is not for you and you use Avatar to break CC, they're probably just going to CC you again, and if they don't, prepare to be sheeped. If you get lucky and are able to break cc with avatar and reflect the polymorph, they'll probably break it using insignia or some other tool they have to get rid of it, and freeze you again, then cast a few spells, and there you go, dead.
Priests: For Priests, it's difficult. Like everyone else, if it's a bad player its going down. If they know how to kite and cc, you're most likely screwed. For fighting a priest, the fight, like most others, depends on timing with your cd's. Sure, you can't be feared once enraged with Berserker Rage, but only lasts 6 seconds, and if you're still in the favored pvp spec of Arms, you don't become enraged too often. So, 1 fear breaker. You can't reflect it, due to it being an aoe. If you can get passed the fear, there is the psyfiend who will probably fear you, or the shackles which you can break using Avatar, only to be feared again. Now what do you do? You don't have a ranged silence, and at this point if you're not dead, you have a 3 minute cd on Avatar, and your fear breaker has a 30 second cd. If you do some how manage to get them down, all they have to do is fear you , then get off a heal for half their health or more in most cases.
For fighting ALL healers, unless they suck, you cannot kill them without a partner. You cannot silence them, and all you have to rely upon is 1 stun. That's it. If its a druid or pally, you can't snare, because all they do is shapeshift/hand of freedom, and they're off. you can't silence them unless you catch them in a cast, in which case all they have to do is their instant casts, wait till their cc's are up, and continue. Fighting a druid is insane as it is, no cd on Cyclone, are you kidding me? I've been in matches where I'm cycloned THE ENTIRE TIME. You have 1 thing to get you out, insignia of the alliance, once that's used, you're cycloned again.
Warlocks: Oh where to start... These guys put out some crazy damage, I love warlocks. But think it's fair to say, no one likes fighting them. Get 3 chaos bolt combo on you for insta kill... always a good way to die. They fear you, Berserker Rage, for 6 second freedom...h wait, no, they stun you, then fear you again. I haven't been Immune to a warlock's mutliple fears since Cata. Not to mention they have mortal coil if they give up their stun, so you're feared for 3 seconds no matter what. Their combat heal is op in my opinion, due to it restoring 30% hp as they run about with health stones.
(seriously, if you know how to destroy locks, let me know, I get complained about being a warrior with "OP" damage, but when compared to all the other classes, I can't make the connection here.)
Dks: Blood only. Yes, I'm whining about blood death knights. The amount of healing they do for themselves and damage is unbelieveable. In two different group now, we've taken down his or her partner only for the blood dk to beat us. With a resto/ele sham, and a feral druid with my warrior. We'll get him down almost to death, then boom full hp. Wtf is a tank spec doing beating two dps specs in player vs player? And it's not just one dk! There are some pretty bad ones out there, but multiple different blood dks besting us is ridiculous.
I play lock, paladin, mage, dk, shaman, and Warrior. Deathroamer is my main because for me, there's nothing more satisfying than imagining your enemies screams once you get that perfect execute on someone for 120k plus. We're not the only ones with a devastating finishing move, but it's the most satisfying for me.
That's all I have for now, this thread is long enough. Warrior's damage being op? I'll buy it if you're below 20% hp. Otherwise, if you're not a melee class and we're still keeping up with you, you really need to change classes. The only time we beat casters is if we're lucky or they need lessons on how to play their class. With no silence utility, and Avatar nerfed, I don't see how we are to compete in pvp with caster type classes. Even Paladins have more stuns than we do and can use them more often.
So, this is just a thank you for for tl;dr on a fotm scrub warrior qqing because now I'm getting raped. But, that's fair, right? that's long overdue and deserved, right?
Thank you for reading!