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10-28-2010 @ 3:36AM
I loved the sword/dagger combo I had way back when I was leveling in BC. Maces never fit and axes aren't exactly sleek. A sword, however, works. I think it works very well, especially if you look at combat as a swashbuckler. Even two swords makes sense. However, I hate the dual axes I picked up in ICC, and I hate how my T10 looks like a gimped warrior set. I'm not a warrior. I may not play like a shadowy assassin but I'm still light on my feet and I use dirty tactics to win a fight. The aesthetic of my class should be significantly different than the other melee.From a gameplay standpoint I support the use of maces and axes because they give us flexibility. What I don't like is when they're the only choice, or when they're not a choice at all. I wanted to replace my BC swords with another pair of swords but axes were the best weapons I could find for my mainhand and there isn't a suitable offhand sword in the entirety of ICC. I considered giving maces a try for the ArP bonus but it was impossible to pick up a set because there weren't any DPS maces that were fast enough for my OH.So weapon agnosticism is a wonderful thing. It's a lot more freeing than the old system. Ideally it'll let me get upgrades faster than I did in Wrath but I hope there's a degree of choice. I never wanted to take axes but I did because that's what dropped. I had every intention of replacing them with swords ASAP... except there aren't any in the current tier of content. That was a major disappointment and it's part of the reason I would have given up the class if the changes in 4.0 hadn't reinvigorated my interest. (Finally something to press besides Sinister Strike! And Subtlety is viable? This really is the apocalypse!)
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