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Thread: Split Greathammer vs Red Sword of Courage

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    Split Greathammer vs Red Sword of Courage

    Hello fellow tankers,

    I've got a question regarding a tank weapon. At the moment i've got enough defense to equip any weapon i want, so i decided to roll for the Split Greathammer. (and i won it and i lost like 15 tank items that are better then my current :s) back to the point now. My question is:
    Is it wiser to use the Split Greathammer or the Red Sword or Courage???

    Split Greathammer - Item - World of Warcraft hammer time
    Red Sword of Courage - Item - World of Warcraft red sword (period sword)

    The hammer gives me a lot of expertise and crit for more threat and lesser be dodged. Those are good stats for a warrior tank and atm ive equiped the hammer.

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    loss of str and stm, comes off as a dps weapon to me, probably not the worst weap to tank with tho. if you feel you really need the exp (very unjust reason to call it a tanking weap tho)
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    it is not ment for being a tank weapon, but it got some nice stats that a warrior tank could use. My question if it is worth to get the dps hammer as main weapon or stick to the redsword

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    Use it as a threat weapon when you don't need added survivability.
    Told you so.

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    Both are similar, 2.5 expertise isn't anything spectacular, it has crit and AP for threat, I'd say go for it if you don't have a hard time with survivability and are looking more for threat/dps. If you are having problems with survivability go for red sword
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    ok thanks, the information i needed ^^

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    Not a tank weapon but I have been using it for a while on trash and in heroics doesn't seem to bad.
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    Tanked Maly with the hammer, good for threat generating

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    I use Angry Dread - Item - World of Warcraft in the same fashion. When I very little chance of being killed.

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    If you're below 26 expertise, I like the hammer a lot for threat.

    If you're above 26 expertise, I like the red sword for just about everything, and would only use the split for heroics and trash (since it would be more DPS, even if the threat's a little lower).

    The reason? Below 26 expertise, 1 expertise rating = 2 hit rating. Thus, with the hammer you're getting 42 "hit rating" worth, compared to 26 on the sword. Above 26 expertise, 1 expertise rating = 1 hit rating, and so you're losing 5 hit worth on the hammer. And I like the hit more than extra crit for a threat set, even though it's a lot of crit and only a little hit. Mostly because miss streaks at the start of the fight are more bad than crits at the start of the fight are good.

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