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4-24-2007 @ 10:35PM
I don't know why it displays me as Scalin when I use the password this site gave me, but it's Thirx, the one and only, author of this build.@ Hoss.Yes, arms to Impale is nice for a dps build, including the great 20/31 fury builds of old that'd get Impale. Imp TC? Umm, ok, if you want to be useful for other people but useless for solo'ing. Iron Will is mainly a PvP talent, I realize, but I'd rather dump points into something that could help me. TC now causes extra threat, so usually the tank should be the one spamming it. Imp Charge and TM? For playing SOLO. You don't spend all your time in this game on end-game raids. There's the fun fun real-world rep farming, mat grinding, so on and so forth. I'd rather have 16 rage when I dance over to zerker stance, and be able to keep all 16 than just 10.On to fury. Piercing Howl? In zerker stance, you have hamstring, and if it's your job to keep all of the mobs from running, you need to go up and bonk a warlock on the head (amazing how many of them forget they have Curse of Recklessness that stops mobs from fleeing). It's mainly used for PvP, and the other build I submitted (31/30 arms/fury, for PvP) did have it. It's sort of a waste as is for PvE content. I'd rather max out precision, at least for now, so I can concentrate on +crit gear (getting to +12% hit is hard to do if you still want to be able to do damage). I can almost see taking 1 point out of it for Piercing Howl, but trading a PvE talent for a PvP one...in a PvE build...seems contradictory. Imp Cleave? I'd rather sit on extra rage while waiting for cooldowns than spend points here. Or, hell, if I'm really wanting to rage dump anyway, I can spam it untalented to nearly the same results.I'll say it again: Imp Execute is only "ok". 5 less rage means an extra 105 damage, or 210 added onto a crit. Nice, sure, but DW spec adds more over all damage. If I were worried about burst (that's what Execute is, megaburst), I'd stay MS. It has extra damage, sure, but that's only if you're in a group/raid setting. Truth be told, I never execute while solo'ing, because I'd rather save that rage to refresh my BS.Now, on to your build. You're usually the offtank, without 5% parry? Umm, ok. OT without 5% block? Must be a mana sponge. Improve Zerker rage/bloodrage? Didn't you say that you never had a problem with rage (in your reason why behind TM was useless)? Why would you need that if rage is so forthcoming?Now the thing I really have a problem with. Top 2, in dps? Are there no rogues or mages? I can understand a very well geared warrior doing more than a lock, maybe even a feral druid, but mages, even moreso those fun PoM/pyro mages, can put out so much damage, and right out of the gate. Think in order to believe this, I'm gonna have to see an Armory link.
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