Cleaver or Mallet?
As an undead tank, I get no particular bonuses for either.
I was saving all of my raid points for the Mallet, but it hasnt dropped yet.
Cleaver of the Unforgiving dropped into my lap and I cant seem to let it go
If the Mallet of the Tides drops, would it actually be a better threat weapon? Or should I just replace my Sun Eater with it?
As an undead, I'd say that cleaver + 10hit gem is best for you, followed by Mallet, followed by Cleaver + some other gem.
This is assuming you're over 26 expertise with the cleaver equipped. If you're not, then mallet is better regardless.
I am a dreneai warrior so I get no bonus either and I have noticed a significant threat boost going from mallet to cleaver (with +10 HR gem). The cleaver did place me exactly at 142 hit rating and the results have been impressive.
Sun eater doesn't get replaced since it is the best avoidance weapon...sadly I am retiring my mallet to the bank after having it for only a few weeks.
As a dreaneai you will only need to get 8% rather than 9% hit so less than 142 rating, hence you have some rating wasted. On topic, Personally i prefer the mace over the axe.
Just went and looked at the tooltip. I always thought it was a buff we gave others only. I know exactly where to trim for hit rating!