View Full Version : Tanking Tanking weapon speed???

10-12-2010, 12:44 AM
Just wondering if anyone can shed some light on optimal tanking weapon speeds in 4.0.1 onwards. If HS has a 4 sec cd would slower weapons be in favour again??

10-12-2010, 10:02 AM
I suspect fast will still be preferable.

1. Most tanking weapons are already fast.
2. Rage production benefits from weapon speed.

10-12-2010, 11:23 AM
Rage generation is normalized, independent of weapon speed. Roughly 6x(wepspeed). A fast 1.5 tank weapon will generate 9 rage per hit, a slow 2.6 will generate 15.6 rage. Crits will produce double.

The faster weapons will make rage generation smoother.

HS will be on a 3 second CD (shared with cleave) and be an instant attack off the GCD.

I personally will be using http://cata.wowhead.com/item=50654 until Cata

10-12-2010, 03:56 PM
I made this post as i am a mt/ot for my guilds icc10hm. The problem is i am still stuck with Falrics wrist chopper (very unlucky with tanking weapon drops) but i have the heroic axe off gunship. Just wanted to make sure if it was a viable switch.

10-12-2010, 06:24 PM
Crits cause double? Didn't Blizz post in blue they got rid of that for Rage a month ago or so?

10-12-2010, 06:32 PM
Here's some good reading for anyone interested.


BTW, Extra rage on crits are gone.