View Full Version : How bad are daggers for threat weapons (warrior)?

05-07-2009, 11:50 AM
Shadowbite - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46011#dropped-by)

I just got this (to save it from being a shard) on the last Ulduar raid, and I'm debating giving it some sort of threat enchant and using it as a threat weapon. I realize that as a dagger it wouldn't be so good for devastate, but that's a relatively small amount of threat, and the hit and expertise are really tempting. As far as I know, every other ability we use is based on AP and not normalized weapon damage.

I don't have deep wounds in my current spec (but I'm pretty sure deep wounds wouldn't be adversely affected by daggers, as I understand it)

Would something like this be worth it for a threat weapon, or is the dagger normalization still a killer, even with devastate so low on our priority list?

05-07-2009, 11:53 AM
Item Comparison Tool - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?compare=46011;45110)

Titanguard wins imo

05-07-2009, 01:59 PM
That's not really what I asked; I'm in a guild that only runs 10-mans and the hit/expertise and DPS rating on the dagger are (at least for the moment) far better than options I have in typical tanking weapons for threat. My mitigation weapon is still Red Sword of Courage :(.

Just wondering if I should bother, or just wait for something more tanky (I'm coveting Shiver - Shiver - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45876)) and wondering how much of the value of using a DPS weapon is lost on the fact that it's a dagger.

05-07-2009, 02:02 PM
I read somewhere that daggers get a lower amount of dps from attack power.
Can't remember where, so I'd call it a rumour.

05-07-2009, 02:35 PM
Daggers are normalized for a faster attackspeed than swords/maces/axes.

In practical turns this means you get less attackpower on attacks that use weapondamage ( devestate for protwarriors).

Dont use daggers, unless its a massive upgrade ( like 20 dps) over your sword/mace/axe.

05-08-2009, 06:28 AM
Wrong attack speed for a prot warrior as mentioned above. You'd be better off with a similar speed dps weapon (axe, mace etc).