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10-22-2010 @ 8:42PM
"Next week, we'll cover fury. Is SMF competitive? Is TG worthwhile?"Since there are currently no one-handers that are useful for Warriors (i.e., they all focus on Agility versus Strength), I can answer that right now: no, and yes. At least until Cata drops.
10-22-2010 @ 8:53PM
black bruise and pvp weapons still have attack power, but i don't have either so i haven't been able to test. even with those i'm sure it isn't as good as TG but good enough if you aren't doing hardcore progression stuff.
10-22-2010 @ 11:25PM
@cidninja:Strength is buffed by Kings/MotW *and* Might; AP only benefits from Might. And if we're not talking about raiding, people should probably go Arms, anyway--I have a somewhat decent Fury offset, and I'm *still* about 1.5% under the 27% hardcap for hit, even reforging all of my Haste to Hit and dual-wielding Heroic Cryptmaker. (Things should get better once I buy the +Hit Triumph trinket again.) Trying to get enough Hit for the spec to be worthwhile outside of raids would probably be quite frustrating. For now, from what I'm seeing, if somebody wants to go Fury and be stuck messing with the DW hit cap, it's in their best interests to stick with TG--where they can use two-handers with stats that are good for our class--instead of SMF--where all of the weapons miss our most important stat.
10-23-2010 @ 1:00AM
SMF works fine. With or w/o agi weapons. You can also buy the pvp weapons with AP was well.Testing on dummies I get pretty much equal dps with two 2 handers or 1 handers.I do find that SMF has burster rage though. Slam stinks for both specs. So you just end up using BT/HS/RB.Some ppl get different but for TGRB > BT > HS. In terms for damage done.SMFHS > BT > RB in terms of damage done.
10-23-2010 @ 4:12AM
I use the Onyxia proc-damage weapons... they're amazingly good.
10-23-2010 @ 10:03AM
"Works fine" != "is competitive." And I can't imagine that using two one-handers from the previous tier of content (ilvl 245) will give you damage anything approaching two two-handers from the current tier (ilvl 277).Let's compare.Raging Deathbringer (1H Axe)371 - 691 Damage, Speed 2.70(196.7 damage per second)Chance on hit (~5%): Sends a shadowy bolt at the enemy causing 1458 to 1874 Shadow damage.Tempered Vis'kag the Bloodletter (Unique-Equipped, 1HSword)357 - 665 Damage, Speed 2.60(196.7 damage per second)Chance on hit: Delivers a fatal wound for 2222 damage.(2-5% proc, doesn't proc off specials)Cryptmaker (2H Mace)938 - 1408 Damage, Speed 3.60(325.8 damage per second)+159 Strength+274 StaminaRed, Yellow, Blue Sockets (Socket Bonus: +8 Strength)Equip: Improves hit rating by 99 (3.02% @ L80).Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 115 (2.51% @ L80).The only way you could get remotely comparable damage with any combination of those Onyxia one-handers is by hacking the game.
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