Oct 29th 2010 9:35AM Don't reforge crit off of your gear. Stop being lazy, regem to strength, and don't ever reforge for mastery. It's pretty terrible right now. Fury warriors who aren't idiots are still topping meters. Not all the time, but probably more than you are in your yellow-gemmed mastery set.
Oct 16th 2010 4:19AM This is going to sound emo, and/or like reverse QQing, but I'm a little upset by both this column and a lot of these comments. I've run both ICC and Naxx (weekly) as well as multiple heroics and several dummy tests. As of the time this column went up, warrior DPS had been buffed to be more than adequate. The columns worry me because there are apparently a lot of people speaking out of turn, delivering knee-jerk reactions without testing things for themselves.
Per my previous comment, I don't believe that warrior damage will ever top out as high as it did in ICC with ArP capping and gear scaling, but it's not reasonable to expect that. Warrior DPS is now on a par with other hybrid DPS, and Arms and Fury are now both raid-viable. I'm not sure what's left to complain about (from a DPS standpoint of course).
Just my $.02 and I'll shut up now.
Oct 15th 2010 10:28AM You had to have written this before the hotfix, yes? I can't speak to Fury, but after the hotfix I have seen a solid, unquestionable increase to Arms DPS. I had heard the same from guildies about Fury -- not that it is at ICC levels, or anything. And again that's secondhand, but as for Arms, it's absolutely better than it was four days ago.
I'm not saying there aren't problems on the whole WRT this patch and balancing, but Arms DPS is not one of them as of the fix.