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1-08-2012 @ 9:54AM
I wish Mr. Rossi would create an arms warrior guide for every new raid finder warrior that has read how superior arms is to fury now. World of Logs tells us it is so, it must be true, never mind that these parses, that decide the fate of the common man, generally come from players so superior to the average player that they are basically playing an entirely different game than most of us.Addressing the stance dance macros you'll need to take advantage of the zerker damage bonus while still maintaining the mortal strike debuff and overpower procs or perhaps just explaining the different types of optimal aoe rotations needed to post those "big numbers" that skillsto....errr bladestorm alone won't get you might be a good place to start.I'm just a normal mode raider that does a lot of raid finder, 3 warriors, none of them uber geared. I run in fury spec mostly because it's what I enjoy. The next time an arms warrior has more than 80% of my damage output will be the first time. Telling them arms is better is not enough, let's show them why and how to play it. The proverbial put your money where you mouth is.Gurthalak, get this, get two if you can. It is the great equalizer and even the raid finder version is amazing. It almost makes me sad how good this is but that's probably a topic for another day.
1-08-2012 @ 12:01PM
I happen to like arms more than fury. I happen to also believe that its rotation/priority system is tighter and more involved than fury's. Therefore, I think a lot of the problem lies in the fact that many fury warriors aren't used to being gcd capped, and having to maximize it. Much less keep up buffs like lambs to the slaughter, or having their spec cooldown prevent their other cooldowns.That said, I still do a few thousand more dps as arms (with gurth), than I do with fury (with 2 gurth), without spending the headache on stance dance macros to maximize uptime in berserker stance. To the extent that I was beating out my fury dps without realizing that I had fury glyphs in my arms spec. (I had gone fury when I finally got a second 2hander, on account of pre-tier 13 fury dominance)However, I also was a tank with an arms offspec (could not acquire a second FL 2hander) all of FL, and so had a decent amount of practice. Therefore I completely agree with the posting of an arms article for spec changing furies.
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