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    Warrior Talent: Deep Wounds/Impale or Cruelty?

    I am speccing a protection warrior currently 11/0/43 with 7 points left to spend and wasn’t sure if Deep Wounds/Impale would be better than taking Cruelty…

    Any suggestions of which would be the better route to take? I want to try for a primarily PvE spec that includes solo grinding, 5 man dungeon crawls (normal and heroic), 10 man raiding and 25 man raiding.

    11/0/43 Base Talent Spec:
    (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/...33010103501351)

    17/0/43 Deep Wounds/Impale Spec:
    (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/...33010103501351)

    11/5/43 Cruelty Spec:
    (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/...33010103501351)

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    If you are going Prot then you'll want cruelty over Deep Wounds for the extra threat boost. Also, you really don't want to crit a target that is going to be sheeped and put a dot on it.

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    Here is what I would spec. Don't take impale.

    http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/...33020103501351

    reasoning:
    Impale is really lackluster for prot warriors, especially if you DONT have cruelty. your crit% is going to be in the single digits w/o cruelty so your impales are going to be very rare. Impale scales dramatically based on how often you crit, which is very little as prot.

    Think about it this way:
    220% damage 6% of the time (6% crit is where most prot warriors sit at w/o cruetly)
    or
    200% damage 11% of the time (~6% base + 5% more crits)


    I think its a no brainer. Also, deep wounds on a CC can very easily wipe your party (pobodys nerfect).

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    I'd like to add that Impale only affects yellow attacks.

    Cruelty > Impale for any spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wartorn View Post
    Cruelty > Impale for any spec.
    Seconded.

    As an addendum, I love Imp. Bloodrage for 5-mans since it helps me with pulls. Start pull w/ ranged weapon, activate Bloodrage, Shield Slam for main mob/Demo Shout if I'm tanking more than 1.
    I've got more plate than your grandma's cupboard.

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