OK, I actually have a couple of S2 pieces, even though I mainly PvE. Gonna go ahead and start re-speccing to arms to do some PvP instead of lame prot PvP, and I have [item]Gorehowl[/item] and [item]Despair[/item] sitting in the bank. I know that mace>swords>axe in PvP, but the dps and stats difference make me wonder.
So which one gets Executioner on it and becomes my PvP wep until I can rind enough honor for a mace?
I'd say gorehowl for now. Even though it is an axe, it's better than the sword. No real need to put an enchant on it, especially executioner, if you just plan to replace it when you get the honor. I'ld probably put savagery if you really want to have something on it.
Just to clarify, maces and swords are the two best. They both are the best choice in certain situations and comps.
Maces is dominant in 2's and 3's because the stun can make or break a game. Swords is dominant in 5's because 5's could use more burst than a stun in most cases. Plenty of people make swords and maces work of every type of team, so it's not impossible to do 2's with a sword or 5's with a mace.