Tank and part time Arms guy wondering which is better for arms now that I have both.
Marrowstrike - Item - World of Warcraft
Edge of Ruin - Item - World of Warcraft
I'm gonna hazard a guess and say Edge of Ruin. More ArP (assuming you don't gem for ArP), More Ap (scaleable as Str instead of static AP). Really Marrowstrike is for Hunters and Kitties. I would go for Marrowstrike if you want to gem for some stat you desperately need and can gem for.
Marrowstrike is about 3% more crit too.. which is why i am having a hard time changing it for Edge of Ruin
I can't imagine a case for marrowstrike being better for an arms warrior than edge of ruin is.
And Marrowstrike is like...maybe 1.5% more unless you gem it entirely for crit (which you shouldn't be). Edge of Ruin is 100 ap more...and wtf klor...you're an orc. So it's 5 expertise too! SWITCH!
9 dps increase on the poleaxe places it at + 126 AP also....
Oh, pft, then the axe hands down.
Yeah, it's weird that it's been going on this long, but the real stats are...
Edge of Ruin
594 - 892 Damage Speed 3.50
(212.3 damage per second)
Requires Level 80
Item Level 219
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 62 (+1.35%)
Equip: Improves armor penetration rating by 76 (+6.17%)
according with Landsoul's spreadsheet, marrowstrike is slighly better than the axe, i'll wait for the updated spreadsheet tho
5 stats versus 4 stats; it's no different from the leather vs plate problem that keeps creeping up in warrior dps. Between the agi and crit rating, you're quite likely to justify the lower AP.
If they're in fact the same base DPS, it's not an easy call.
212.3dps for both
IMO Marrowstrike looks dead sexy (but I need the hit from Stormedge).
OTOH Edge of Ruin gives you the flexibility to go Fury if you want to give it a spin (assuming you already have a nice 2 hander or can get one in the near future).
Usually agility items have haste on them, negating the fact that they have more stats. But Marrowstrike has all useful stats *and* a socket. I'd say go with that.
unless you're an orc, then having the racial makes me lean towards the EoR
Personally, I can see EoR being the better of the two for raid dpsing, although I have actually been trying to get Marrowstrike over the Edge of Ruin, simply because they're similar enough and I'm a fan of spears - there are only so many spears that are really at all viable for a warrior... it's a shame. I personally think Marrowstrike may be a tad better for PvP than EoR, though... If you have both, socket/enchant for two different things and swap out accordingly.