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9-24-2011 @ 10:33PM
I actually think the DPS warrior 2P is decent in concept, but I'm pretty sure if you do the math the damage increase comes out to almost nothing. The warrior 4P though... sheesh. I've got, at very best, maybe a 20-25% to crit with execute, and neither warrior DPS spec can use it outside of execute range any more. So, in order for that to be a significant bonus:1) I have to have Colossus Smash up on the boss during the last 20% (6 seconds out of every 20, unless I'm Arms and Sudden Death plays nice)2) My execute has to crit (At least one of them is pretty likely to)3) The 20% set bonus has to proc (So that's... let's see, about a 5% chance on each execute, being very generous)4) This has to happen DURING a Colossus Smash (which lasts 6 seconds)5) To reap any substantial benefit, however, it has to happen in the latter half of Colossus Smash, the later the betterSo this set bonus requires me to get a critical hit with execute during a 3 second window of time out of every 20, which is a little less than 1/6th of the time, and then it only has a 20% chance to proc? 1/4 * 1/5 * 1/6 = 1/120. I have a less than 1% chance of getting a substantial benefit from that 4-piece, maybe a little more in Arms spec, and that's *only during the execute phase*.I have a better chance of accidentally being mailed Martin Fury than to see a real DPS increase from that 4P.
9-25-2011 @ 12:14AM
Not sure if you play a DPS warrior but I know I've never even hit Inner Rage, not even recently when I was leveling my shiny new Worgen Warrior on a new server. I either never had the free Rage that Inner Rage assumes you have, or it was always a better use of my Rage to hit another button than Heroic Strike, which does less damage than any of the main attacks now while costing more Rage.
9-25-2011 @ 2:09AM
Yeah, I main an Arms warrior, and I'm with you in having never used Inner Rage. My point was more that I might start, if using it also dramatically decreased the amount of rage Heroic Strike costs. Since it's off the GCD it's just pure extra damage. However, 10 rage isn't near enough of a reduction to make it worthwhile. Something more like a 20 rage reduction would be more along the lines of making it a button worth hitting, and even then...So yeah, I like it in concept because it's at least a step toward fixing what's wrong with Inner Rage, but it's definitely not enough. As it stands, both set bonuses are awful.
9-25-2011 @ 1:08PM
/respect for Arms
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