geez i ferget. it auto gives you a 2 range attack or something really wierd. there isn't really an art to it tho, it's just your basic shift attack. wait, i think it.. oh nevermind. it auto does something or other, but i forget what, lol. something to do with the attack phase, i'm fairly sure.
oooooooh, it auto targets and it can hose you if the other guy has minions. perfect example would be a necro casting a golem behind you. you turn around to whack the golem, and the necro slides a poison dagger in between your ribs at that exact point in time.
where its terribly useful is when you are using a range five two handed weapon, you'll automatically hit your opponent from half way across the screen. only useful for melle only battles really. but you can pwn melle only battles by using range 5 weap and the shift key.
THAT'S where the 'artform' comes in to play. hitting your opponent with a high damage two handed weapon from half way across the screen, then dodging and running and slapping them again before they even get a chance to hit you.
Ah i see... so I could dodge a few ww's then shift fury for the kill? From far enough away to wear I could move out in time before he hits me with ww. BTW i play hardcore so one fatal mistake could be the end of me
Definitelly, practice, practice, practice. It's an artform, it takes quite a while get the feel for it, and keep 'the edge'. I would recommend practicing on critters that are notoriously fast, but plenty of levels lower than so there is no danger of them killing you.
Personally you wouldn't catch me playing Pvp on hardcore, there are just too many tricks, not to mention the occasional hack, that can be very very deadly.
Best of luck at any rate. One last bit of advise, go for the FASTEST range five weapon you can find for PvP, not necessarily the highest damage.