Black Bruise, nice threat alternative?
Lately I've been lacking in tps a bit, with upgrades I lost more and more expertise and even a bit of hit while gaining massive survivability.
I really felt the threat loss, people creeping up my back where I previously I didn't have problems.
Few days ago I got http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50035 because otherwise it would be disenchanted.
And I've tried it tonight for an entire ICC 10 and ToGC 10 and it "felt" better.
I don't know if it's the higher damage then my http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48044 I normally use or the proc. But it certainly feels better threat wise.
Anyone else got experience with this weapon?
Not yet but I have to test it!
I tinker with the idea of using a 2.60 over a 1.50 for a long time. Till now, 1.50 had a slight advantage. With the incoming Buff of Devastate plus the proc of that Fist Weapon, this advantage might melt...
Benefits to a slow weapon:
Increased damage / threat of devestate
Increased damage / threat of deepwounds
Phasing out Revenge from your rotation making it simpler (and freeing up 2 point from imp revenge for people with cookie cutter specs)
Drawbacks to a slow weapon:
Less damage / threat from heroic strike
Less consistent rage flow (when heroic strike is not queued)
Loss of tank stats
Overall, when I can get my hands on a slow weapon from ICC 25 I will be taking it.
My survivability has not been a problem, and the added dps will at least boost my ego. The choice will be even easier to make once they buff devestate another 20%.
As for your post.
If it feels better, go with it.
Quoting from a thread in general forum, math for the upcoming patch:
So the way I read that, the less uptime you have on HS, the better the bruise will be. I think it would be worth extending the discussion to other 'dps' weapons.
Originally Posted by WarTotem
I've been rocking http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50412 since our first saurfang down. It's worked fine for me, since my only tank weapon at the moment is the 232 ardent guard (i have piss luck with drops).
This spreadsheat I assume is for "same dps" weapons, so if I don't have access to a higher lvl tanking weapon, the dps weapon will mostly perform better regardless of speed, just because of the damage boost?
Originally Posted by swelt
Good question. I expect that if (when) the patch hits tomorrow and the detailed mechanics are confirmed, Wartotem will update/publish his spreadsheet and see for ourselves. Probably true though.