Hrmmm, well the DPS sword does have 186 more top end damage, and then there's the haste. It would be interesting to know at what point haste would make this weapon superior, if it does at all.
Aside from the swing speed I like the DPS weapon better in all other categories for a threat weapon. If you have access to windfury totems, or some haste buffs it would be an interesting experiment to try in a real tanking environment.
Slower weapon = bigger Deep Wounds Ticks, fatter Devastates (not that Dev is a core of the rotation anymore, but every little helps)
I use my Torment of the Banished in Heroics and versus trash. A typical heroic run I'm doing about 1500-1600 dps; not all of that is down to the weapon, but some of it definitely is.
Originally Posted by shiz98
From speed alone, the Red Sword of Courage does about 40 more tps. I'm not sure if the dps sword is going to be able to recoup that on stats alone.
Red Sword (which I also have) doing +40 tps is negligible, threat is not an issue these days. It's more fun to contribute meaningfully to damage, at least in an heroic or on trash. Besides which, every tank is using the Red Sword. So it's nice to stand out.
Lastly, Torment of the Banished is the same model as the original Widow's Remorse from Naxx 40; I'm going to use it for that reason alone!