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5-04-2011 @ 12:47PM
Any idea why Blizzard changed the warblades from one hand swords to one hand daggers? They were two items that I was definitely looking forward to getting on my hunter again (have the originals from Vanilla), and so I rolled need last night and only after other people in the group mentioned it did I notice that they are daggers now. :( Luckily, no one in the group actually needed them.
5-04-2011 @ 1:31PM
Combat Rogues used to be able to dual-wield swords, and technically they still can except that they need to have a fast off hand weapon and Blizzard stopped making fast swords. In fact, daggers are the only fast agi weapons in Cataclysm. In order for rogues to be able to use them, the off hand had to be a dagger, and the other one might as well also be a dagger.
5-04-2011 @ 1:39PM
What difference does it make if they're daggers? A hunter can still equip them, and they're purely cosmetic to a hunter anyway. Even a 333 polearm or staff has 268 agi, and both these daggers together have 276. Since you can only put 26 agi on the daggers compared with 130 on the staff or polearm, the daggers are pretty much useless to a hunter. The off-hand even has expertise.
5-04-2011 @ 2:01PM
@Stilhelm:Mostly, I'm curious why the change was made from sword to dagger. If it's purely because of game mechanics, that's fine. As you mentioned, they're purely cosmetic, anyway - though aren't daggers usually displayed differently than swords?
5-04-2011 @ 3:37PM
Well, while I hope to get them both for my rogue (already have the off-hand), I do think it is kind of stupid for daggers to be so large and mounted on the character's back. It's likely they changed them from swords because no spec uses off-hand agi swords, and only one spec uses main-hand agi swords.IMO, if they didn't want to change the model, they should have repurposed them as strength swords. Then they'd be great for dual-wield frost DKs and single minded fury warriors, and would also look appropriate mounted on those characters' backs.
5-04-2011 @ 3:54PM
@StilhelmSo you're a rogue and you're complaining about awesome sword-daggers? That's it...I'm taking you off the case. Hand in your rogue badge and your sapping stick.
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