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4-25-2007 @ 9:11PM
In general - Hoss has it right and Clagar sums it up nicely as well. A few extra things I would add:If your just starting or leveling a warrior, Mortal Strike is just as good as Fury for leveling. However, until you get to Outlands, mortal strike is easier to gear for as you don't need to worry about %to hit unless you are going 2handed fury which is fine.Fury is all about AP. Eliah suggests about 50% of your damage is white; actually, its alot higher, more like 75%. This is vital to remember when choosing weapons. DPS is > weapon SPD - always. While different people prefer different speed weapons, the only attack that goes of your weapon's damage range (ie speed) is whirlwind and its a cooldown based rage dump anyways.If your dual wielding, your base miss rate is 24%. Every 1% to hit is effectively 1% more DPS. Against a raid boss (or any mob labeled "boss" or is a "skull"), due to the way the table is layed out, if you have no to hit gear, you maximum chance to crit is 18% (rounded down for ease of use). Even if your gear gives you 80% crit rate, the table is only big enough to allow 18% of it to work. Every 1% to hit you add allows an extra 1% to crit to work. To this end, your crit rate should should never be > your %to hit + 18. Then again, to hit and AP are always better than crit anyways.If you intend to raid you help guarantee your spot by providing utility. Improved Thunderclap and Improved Demoralising Shout provide this. Even if your tank is spec'ed for IMP thunderclap, against a boss, initially they will be using a host of other moves instead. Laying down the thunderclap early for them provides good mitigation.Improved Cleave is an awesome rage dump as once spec'ed it does more damage than heroic strike but generates less threat. Imp Whirlwind is a bad rage dump, though still strong for 2handed Fury, which should also take Imp slam.Improved Execute is much better than Thirx thinks. "I'll say it again: Imp Execute is only "ok". 5 less rage means an extra 105 damage, or 210 added onto a crit." is the wrong way to look at it. Execute is a fixed amount of damage. How many executes can Thirx do with 30 rage? 2. How many can you do with Improved Execute? 3. Of course that is an over simplification, but that is how it works. An improved execute warrior will do many more executes than one who isn't spec'ed such and thus markedly more DPS. Far more than adding 12.5% damage to your offhand. If you want to PvP, go mortal strike. Yes you can do well as fury, but even a scrub mortal strike warrior is better to have around. If you just solo pve and mix in world/bg pvp - all specs are fine as its just your fun. If your going to raid, you are a tank before you're DPS. Your better spending your extra points in protection to allow some offtank capacity than going heavy into arms (with defiance a priority). Of course this last is based on guild makeup more than anything.Hope that helps
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