Edit: Ok, ok, no raining on the plate's parade, sorry.
(PS: Ok, make it a mace.)
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Bovie is perfectly sane and reasonable and I totally did not edit this because he edited out a change of his mind.
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I'm guessing this will only drop on 25 mans , right? ;_;
Though i believe a 2h axe that would have a chance to steal life per hit would seem like a more likely tanking weapon decision :wink wink:
And with them 1h'ers being able to get the stoneskin gargoyle enchant you could show some mercy and let an arms/fury warrior have it, splug :P
Death Knights would probably get the most usage out of it. Hear me out.
Death Knights are the only class who can tank and DPS using two handers (bar Druids, okay, but they can't use Axes). Hense they are getting two for one. Their enchants are free to them, and while the gems might usually be different you can still tank using +Strength gems without much trouble. And heck, if you're in a guild who can get a Legendary, you can probably afford to switch gems semi-regularly!
Not to mention the proc really does seem to scream 'AoE tank' to me.
So while I love Warriors, I'd rather see a (good!) Death Knight using one first.
I believe they did confirm that it's a plate-dps (and dk tank) itemized weapon...but I'm not really ambitious enough right now to actually hunt down the quote.
It's probably relatively simple to find in blue tracker though.
The fact of the matter is, its gonna be BiS for any scenario you can list, whether it be DK tank, DK DPS, Warrior DPS, or Pally DPS, as a legendary, its dumb to try and say that one of them shouldn't get it for X reason, its best for them as much as its best for you, they should get their fair shot.
I just saw the stats on wow.com for it, to me it's much as I expected Aesir's Edge on crack, with an awesome proc. And as has been said above, I think it's going to easilly be BIS for anyone that can use it. Yes, DK tanks included. As a fervent follower in the ways of Satorri (AKA Blood DK) I can see this being huge for me. Now I just have to get the thumbs up from the rest of the officers and work my way through the quest chain. I'm excited either way.
It has a relatively low amount of Stamina, that's why I wouldn't advocate it for DK tanks :P
I'ld also take the 4% Parry with a grain of salt, as 9 stacks is a max, so the average is 2% and that is pre-DR, which I imagine are pretty steep at that level. (Especially since you got another 55.75 rating from the static strength)
Im a Tank Dk and i deffinatly want this weapon really awesome stats
Actually, WarTotem, if you use the sockets well (whether that means pure stam for you, or my preference, to meet the bonuses) you can still get a good measure more stamina out of it than currently available weapons. Only Gladiator weapons or, I'd imagine, hard-mode ICC weapons would be able to match it (probably, again, with sockets).
DK without the weapon thats related to the Lich King himself, is like Chuck Norris without roundhousekick.
Other question, can I get 2 Shadowmournes, one for tanking and one for DPSing ?
It's a unique weapon ,
198 stamina + 3* 30 stamina gemm,
i dont know the other stats of Icc 25 Hm weapon
but i think you will never have so much dmg that the lengendary
it increase a lot the threat,
one think i would like to know , did the proc of the weapon give threat ?
Personally, I'm going 3 Agi/Stam gems, it will be delightfully crit, armor, dodgey!
And still stacked with health.
And, Zakarh, damage gives threat. The proc does damage. The proc will be threat. There's no reason they would deliberately wipe threat from it, it's part of the value of the weapon.
The Str on the weapon, with the special proc will make me an exuberant tank. Delicious threat.