PvProt weapons - broad vs narrow weapon damage
Hai. Started a 2v2 today with a druid, aiming for 1800 to 1900 rating. Now I know this is a few weeks into the future (if ever we get there :p), but what is optimal in terms of weapon damage?
As a human warrior, I got two viable options; the mace and sword (subsidiary question: does expertise affect PvP?).
Mace: Relentless Gladiator's Pummeler - Item - World of Warcraft (the axe is equal to this one)
Sword: Relentless Gladiator's Slicer - Item - World of Warcraft
The sword got a neglegible amount of DPS more than the mace, other than that their weapon low and topend damage are the only things that separate them. The benefit I see in the mace is higher white crits than the sword gives, thus yielding more rage. However, with 10-15% crit being the average crit this benefit will not be alltogether too great. Also, I do not know if ArP benefits hard hitters over weapons hitting less hard, leaving a more narrow damage range better. Most prot warrior, including me, ignores this stat. Can someone clarify this? The mace will give bigger devasates, a huge plus.
So far I think perhaps the mace would be better. But I don't know how damagerange plays out in 'reality'. Discuss!
On a sidenote, there is a suspicious lack of shields in the 2300 bracket of weapons. Hm. Why.
TL: DR - Wide or narrow damage range on weapon as a prot pvp warrior, assuming the weapons' DPS is equal?