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1-31-2012 @ 3:01AM
The Blood tree is not built for one handed weapons. None of their strikes have an off hand component, and the talent that gives them that is too deep in frost to take. So you wind up sacrificing almost 30% of your damage just by making that transition. Further pushing it toward unviability is the fact that one handed weapons have a smaller item budget than a 2H weapon. Going from the 397 Axe from Yor'sahj to two 403 Souldrinkers, you'd lose out on 70 stam, 46 strength, a socket, and over 450 points in tanking secondary stats. All that's on top of the already brutal hit to your damage output.And the icing on this cake of fail is the fact that Parry Haste is still encoded into the game, so while it's flagged off on all the bosses this expansion, the framework is still there for it to make a return, and if it does you'd be making yourself more likely to get parry gibbed. All it would take is one hotfix.
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