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02-27-2010, 11:22 AM
I'm looking for a slow dps weapon to use in heroics. Prefer a sword or mace as I'm human.
Any suggestions?


02-27-2010, 11:48 AM
I'm looking for a slow dps weapon to use in heroics. Prefer a sword or mace as I'm human.
Any suggestions?


What instances do you have access to?

02-27-2010, 12:46 PM
Well If you have any access to raiding then you have a large number of choices.
If you are a dk tank looking for a good 2-h tanking weapon than there are a few good choices

If you have the money or luck you could get: Quel'Delar, Might of the Faithful (/script DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage("\124cffa335ee\124Hitem:50048:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0\124h[Quel'Delar, Might of the Faithful]\124h\124r");)

Or Sharpened Obsidian Edge (/script DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage("\124cffa335ee\124Hitem:49498:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0\124h[Sharpened Obsidian Edged Blade]\124h\124r");) as Satorri recommended

and if you dont have any access to raiding than Tyrannical Beheader (/script DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage("\124cffa335ee\124Hitem:50267:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0\124h[Tyrannical Beheader]\124h\124r");) is your best choice.

Good luck

02-27-2010, 04:23 PM
What instances do you have access to?

Ok, sorry for being a bit unclear. I'm a human warrior, and like many others I'm well overgeared for all the lvl 80 heroics. My weapon of choice right now is Rimefang's claw (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50268).
What I'm looking for is a one-hand sword or mace, a slow weapon to boost my dps as a tank. No two-handers. Still like my shield slams.
I cleared content up until Saurfang 10 man, so anything below that is basically where I can look for drops. Not doing any pvp so that's not really an option.

The easily attainable Ghoulslicer (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49827) has less dps so that's probably not worth going for I think.


02-27-2010, 05:25 PM
The quel'delar 1hander is one of the best choices. It's 2.7 speed (most slow 1handers are 2.6), and the stats are good for a warrior. Other than that, any icc 1hand dps weapon should be good. Plenty to choose from.

03-01-2010, 04:19 AM
I'm using Nighttime from H Forge of Souls, it's nice <3

03-01-2010, 10:48 AM
If you don't want to go the Quel / Broken Hilt route, I'd recommend you try to pick up a Frost Giant's Cleaver (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50787) from Gunship 10.

It's an axe, so not perfectly ideal for a human, but it's worked admirably for me. (I'm also human. Don't forget that heroics have a lower expertise cap than raid bosses.) The armor pen on it pairs well with an Executioner enchant. And don't forget the Glyph of Cleaving if you want to maximize the fun use for it in heroics or trash pulls.

Edit: I forgot to mention that it also has a fantastic graphic and sheathes on your back. What's not to like? :D

03-03-2010, 08:31 AM
Well depending on how far you can get into ICC 10/25 man, I'd recommend picking up one of those high dmg 1 handers if you are allowed to do so. I know there is a decent one in the Gunship battle for 25 man, 1.5 speed but I can't take that yet until all our hunters/rogues have it or if they don't want it :P

I currently have a Gutbuster (probably a great one for you since its a mace!) and a Frost Giant's Cleaver I usually swap between both depending if I want more hit or just ArP, and I really only use these weapons in my Block Value set just to make the Cleaves hit nice and hard :)