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    T5 Tanking weapons

    Alright I'll make it short.

    [item]Mallet of the Tides[/item] vs [item]Cleaver of the Unforgiving[/item]

    I've had the Mallet for a week now enchanted with Mongoose. We just killed Zul'jin and being the only Warrior in the raid I got the Cleaver.

    I'll probably enchant both with Mongoose and put a Defense gem in the Cleaver (I'm lacking in Def from all the ZA/badge gear and BotAK). Probably use the Mallet for Threat and Cleaver for Avoidance. What do you think?

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    Mallet is much better in almost all situations because of the expertise.

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    Expertise is an avoidance stat believe it or not.

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    Hate to sound like a newb, but how is expertise an avoidance stat? I thought it was more of a threat generation stat.

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    It decreases the chance the boss will parry you. If the boss parries less, it hits the tank less aswell. That makes expertise an avoidance stat, and a pretty cheap one too.

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    It is both.
    Expertise lowers the the Chance that someone dodges and parry´s your attacks.
    And cause of Parry it is an avoid stat.
    If a boss (or someone else) parry´s your attack, his next attack`s speed is increased by 40%. So if (for example) gruul parrys you 3 times in a row, you get 3 hits ins increadable fast time.

    Sry for bad english. I am not complete awake yet ^^
    Edit: owned by notalda ^^

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    As he is Undead, the weapons are very close. For a human the Mallet is better in any case. For non-humans, it's not that obvious. For an Orc I would go with the Cleaver.

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    Cleaver if you are an Orc.
    Mallet if you are a Human.
    Whichever you get first if you are neither.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veneretio View Post
    Cleaver if you are an Orc.
    Mallet if you are a Human.
    Whichever you get first if you are neither.
    agree...

    We never had one single Mallet since we startet killing lurker... the last 3 Days, me & our second MT could get the Cleavers...Its a massive upgrade threat-wise over KD´s & the socket lets you resocket it to an max-stamina Weapon as soon as you get one of the 141 ilvl weapons...

    If you have both, and arent human or orc - then it really doesnt matter that much i guess... they are both really great tanking weapons

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