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12-04-2009 @ 8:18PM
This is a great sword, even for dps, providing you need all that expertise.Remember kids, the expertise "cap" for dps is 26, or -6.5% chance to dodge/parry. This completely removes a regular boss's chance to dodge from behind, and while it takes a whole lot more to remove parry, we don't have to worry about parry at all. The expertise rating on the 25-man version of this sword is worth a whopping 12.56 flat expertise, so even if you've collected only a little bit of expertise gear (or even none at all) you're already almost halfway to your cap.I was dying to get this on my main (retribution paladin) for a long time, but Onyxia apparently hates me with all of her soul, and hasn't dropped this or the 10-man version for me despite having run both versions every week since the encounter was updated. I actually got my Best-In-Slot Axe off of heroic 25 Faction Champs, upgraded from a 232 Edge of Agony, before I ever saw this drop. I still haven't seen an OEB drop.Ret Pallies, remember that you get get a whopping 10 flat expertise through your Glyph of Vengeance. I'm still not expertise capped without this glyph active, meaning I'm only expertise capped when using Seal of Corruption. Although this glyph can certainly help out and make gearing more convenient, it's always better to be expertise capped through gear alone, as that lets us still stay capped during fights that require Seal of Command (trash, phase 2 on onyxia, phase 1 on Northrend Beasts [depending on your guild's strategy], TOC Anub'Arak, etc). Either version of the Obsidian Edged Blade can go a long way to ensure that we stay at that cap.
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