View Full Version : Hunter Hunter ranged weapon DPS question - Zod's or Wrathful Gladiator?

11-17-2010, 05:13 PM
Last night I was playing around on my hunter trying to scrap as much dps out of him as I could and I stumbled across something that may be a dps increase but I'm not 100% sure.

After patch 4.01 (and possibly due to the stats conversions on gear) it looks to me like the Wrathful Gladiator's Longbow would be a better choice than Zod's Repeating Longbow. I did a quick check on femaledwarf.com and it's saying that it's a 110dps increase for me if I swapped Zod's for the pvp bow. Kind of makes sense because the pvp bow provides:
+17 Agi
+26 Sta
+34 Resilience (0.36%)
+34 Crit (0.74%)
+130 Ranged Min Damage

Seems a bit wierd though as I'm not sure that blizzard would have intended a pvp weapon to be better than its pve counterpart?

Before I drop the 2550 honor points on the bow, I'm wondering if anyone has had the chance to test this theory?

Here are the stats:

Zod's Repeating Longbow: http://www.wowhead.com/item=50034

577 - 1074 Damage Speed 2.80
(294.8 damage per second)
+34 Agility
+51 Stamina
Equip: Your ranged attacks have a 4% chance to cause you to instantly attack with this weapon for 50% weapon damage.

Wrathful Gladiator's Longbow: http://www.wowhead.com/item=51394

707 - 1062 Damage Speed 3.00
(294.8 damage per second)
+51 Agility
+77 Stamina
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 34 (0.74% @ L80).
Equip: Improves your resilience rating by 34 (0.36% @ L80).

11-20-2010, 11:41 AM
honestly ud be better of getting Njorndar Bone Bow in 10man lady deathwhisper, the heroic version is better than both imo, but an even better choice would be Zod's Repeating Longbow heroic, but thats a little bit harder to requre. Just my 2 sense on how i equipped my hunter,