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11-12-2010 @ 4:29PM
I wouldn't be as quick to dismiss Expertise for Arms in a Cataclysm world as in a Wrath world. One of the major reasons it wasn't that good is that if you happened to have an attack such as Mortal Strike be dodged, you'd have Overpower light up and you'd be able to replace your next Slam with an Overpower. A dodge still represented a dps-loss, but a fairly small one compared to the loss that another melee class might experience having one of their specials dodged.With Cataclysm, you'll still be able to do the same thing - follow a dodged MS (or CS) with an Overpower-replacing-a-Slam, but the damage loss will be significantly greater, since a dodged MS won't proc Lambs to the Slaughter or Wrecking Crew, and a dodged Colossus Smash won't provide the armor penetration debuff.It might not work out to be the best secondary stat for Arms, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see it move up in the rankings, and we'd best wait for spreadsheets to be finalized to completely rule it out.
11-12-2010 @ 7:24PM
I'd have to imagine with SoO, expertise to the cap will be a priority.
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