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Gorthankk
02-22-2010, 01:08 AM
Picked up the Q'S weap in 25man Ony today, but not quite sure how it stacks up
The proc looks nice enough, but I lose:
dodge (not THAT important)
stamina (hardly any, but still..)
and a fair bit of strength, which therefore means threat

Burnished Quel'Serrar
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49495#comments

Rimefang's Claw
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50268

My current armory/gear:
http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Dreadmaul&cn=Gorthankk

So, is it worth replace Rimefang's Claw with the Q'S?

Sandraudiga
02-22-2010, 02:42 AM
Rawr stats:

BQS
Mitigation:619
Threat:2814
Survival:917

Rimefangs
Mitigation:413
Threat:2842
Survival:770

As you can see BQS far outstrips Rimefangs. The proce uptime is fairly high, giving it better numbers than you might otherwise think. BQS can take you into ICC nicely.

Dreadski
02-22-2010, 09:13 AM
Missing one point. Slower weapons are trash for threat because they offer a signifcant reduction in heroic strike delivery? which is a major staple in warrior threat. The only thing this weapon has to offer is its proc. While the proc has decent uptime, it's still a proc. I'll keep Rimefang's until an upgrade drops in ICC. This goes for warriors, I'm sure slow is fine for paladins.

Aggathon
02-22-2010, 10:25 AM
Missing one point. Slower weapons are trash for threat because they offer a signifcant reduction in heroic strike delivery? which is a major staple in warrior threat. The only thing this weapon has to offer is its proc. While the proc has decent uptime, it's still a proc. I'll keep Rimefang's until an upgrade drops in ICC. This goes for warriors, I'm sure slow is fine for paladins.

The proc is ridiculous, it is equivalent of about 140 stamina or something like that (obviously it fluxates based on your current armor/hp levels). It has an uptime of about 50%, making the weapon worth about an equivalent of 130 some odd stamina. I can understand wanting a weapon that has a better average survivability time (like orgrim's deflector or ardent guard), but unless you've got a weapon over 100 stam, BQS is going to beat it in survivability. It is true that when the proc is down it is not that great, but a 50% chance to have 1500 more armor up at any given point in time? Hells ya I'll take those odds over rimfang any day.

It is true that BQS isn't that great for threat, however while HS downtime decrease, devastate threat increases. If you're having severe threat issues then yes you may want to pick up another weapon, but overall BQS is really really good.