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10-12-2007 @ 1:00AM
@8 - Sweeping Strikes is no adequate replacement for Deathwish. Warriors have no way to escape unwanted combats, what kills us are adds, so we learn to kill one at a time while soloing. Instances and raids are full of fragile crowd control, and the chief use of a fury warrior is to burn down the boss at the end of a fight. Sweeping Strikes is of no help there, and Deathwish was. This is a major nerf to PvE fury and a further buff to PvP arms.What's even odder is that it makes the off-spec tanking buff from Tactical Mastery irrelevant. I suspect that when this goes live, dual wielding warriors are likely all going to change en masse to a 31/30/0 Mortal Strike/Flurry build that lacks Precision and Improved Berserker Stance. We're also getting the devalued Weapon Mastery instead of Improved Intercept. The thing is, a 31/30/0 build is so tight (and the results will be so cookie cutter) that there aren't going to be three points available to put into that Prot power that is getting buffed without taking away from needed abilities elsewhere. So that, too, is unavailable to Fury warriors. The assumption seems to be that warriors are either MS clones in PvP or tanks. Fury warriors are definitely getting dumped on, and for no real reason. All we bring to PvE now is DPS, which lags behind rogues, and some offtanking ability, which has also been put beyond our reach. If you are dual wield fury, you solo from here on out.
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