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Phat Loot Phriday: Hand of the Deciever {WoW}

Sep 27th 2008 12:25AM This and Mounting Vengeance is better than glaives for a warrior.

Blood Pact: How your baby 'lock stacks up against your main {WoW}

Aug 17th 2008 6:41AM Spoken like someone who has never levelled a mage or priest.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Gearing for Karazhan, Fury/Arms pt 2 {WoW}

Jun 20th 2008 7:53PM @Matthew

It's a pervasive myth and it needs to be nipped in the bud. I'm less concerned with trying to convince you you're wrong than keeping people who don't know better from taking bad advice.

@niko

I've had this name for years, since before that assclown Will Smith was making movies. Why should I change my name when he's the one who sucks?


And for Christmas, I'd like Wowinsider's reply function to work right.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Gearing for Karazhan, Fury/Arms pt 2 {WoW}

Jun 20th 2008 7:50PM @Matthew

It's a pervasive myth and it needs to be nipped in the bud. I'm less concerned with trying to convince you you're wrong than keeping people who don't know better from taking bad advice.

@niko

I've had this name for years, since before that assclown Will Smith was making movies. Why should I change my name when he's the one who sucks?

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Gearing for Karazhan, Fury/Arms pt 2 {WoW}

Jun 20th 2008 7:41PM While I'm here, on fury weapon choice.

Daggers are really, really bad.

Instant attacks that are based on weapon damage (Whirlwind, Mortal Strike, Devastate) are normalized. This means that they benefit from your AP as though all weapons of the type had the same speed.

The normalization speed is:
1.7 for daggers
2.4 for other one-handed weapons
3.3 for two-handed weapons
2.8 for ranged weapons

The only benefit of a slower weapon, within that same category, is that your average damage per hit from weapon damage will be higher. The amount of damage your attack power contributes will stay the same.

BUT. If you use a dagger over a sword/mace/fist/axe, your AP will contribute significantly less to your whirlwinds, in addition to the generally low damage-per-hit from weapon damage.

So don't use daggers!(*)

* - When a boss gets to 20% or less, a warrior will generally switch to two fast, high-DPS for steadier (not greater!) rage generation to spam execute. Daggers are fine here, because execute isn't based on weapon damage (or even AP!) and that's all you're doing besides refreshing buffs/debuffs.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Gearing for Karazhan, Fury/Arms pt 2 {WoW}

Jun 20th 2008 7:24PM TOP END IS NOT A DPS STAT
TOP END IS NOT A DPS STAT
TOP END IS NOT A DPS STAT
TOP END IS NOT A DPS STAT
TOP END IS NOT A DPS STAT

Top end is a PVP stat. Average damage per hit and DPS are what matters.

TOP END IS NOT A DPS STAT
TOP END IS NOT A DPS STAT
TOP END IS NOT A DPS STAT
TOP END IS NOT A DPS STAT
TOP END IS NOT A DPS STAT

Phat Loot Phriday: Crux of the Apocalypse {WoW}

Jun 14th 2008 4:53PM This is a damn fine execute-time weapon for a fury warrior, and since NOBODY ELSE IN THE GAME wants this crap, might as well save it from becoming voids.

Gearing a Holy Priest for Karazhan, part two {WoW}

Jun 5th 2008 10:35PM Unless you spend an absolutely ridiculous amount of time outside of the 5SR, the best blue-quality gems for your money are Royal Nightseyes; you'll get more regen out of them even after the 2.4 changes.

I don't know if this also applies to epic or green gems.

Phat Loot Phriday: Rod of the Sun King {WoW}

May 31st 2008 12:24AM Max damage doesn't matter, all that matters is average damage.

Fury warriors can theoretically spec into sword spec. They generally do not, as it limits weapon choices and still gives subpar DPS (along with a worse damage:threat ratio).

Phat Loot Phriday: Rod of the Sun King {WoW}

May 31st 2008 12:16AM For a DPS warrior, Rod of the Sun King isn't even superior to Talon of the Phoenix off of Al'ar. White DPS isn't everything.