mostly the faster weapons for warriors because of HS usage, but it does change based on the fight. I can't speak for paladins or dw dks (if they still exist out there).
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So a couple threads have popped up lately which have me wondering.
Do most tanks here use the fast traditional "tank" weapons like Bonebreaker Scepter.
Or do you generally use a "dps" weapon like Frost Giant's Cleaver?
Or do you swap them out depending on the fight?
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Pallies and Warriors are designed to use fast "tank" weapons.
Paladins do get a bit more from slower weapons because of the way our seals work, but you should largely be choosing your weapons based on survival stats not weapon speed. I do carry around a slow DPS weapon (Gutbuster) just in case, but have never needed to use it and largely just use it for roflstomping 5-mans or old content.
And like Kaz said, Warriors want a fast weapon for more frequent Heroic Strikes. I assume from your name that you're a Tauren Warrior, so use a fast weapon.
DK's used to be fail for tanking with fast weapons, but I don't know if that's true anymore with the Icy Touch buff. Not an expert on DK's.
Pally is very diff to warrior when it comes to threat the slow weapon is much better its a little slow 2.6 is the optimum speed for a pally
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Last I heard, the sheer power of 2.6 speed weapon devastates outweighed any HS gains.
For paladins, it's marginally better to use a slower speed weapon, I never bothered with it. I may swap one of these days, though - I'm getting bored of Last Word.
Originally Posted by Kahmal
From a purely survival point of view, a fast tanking weapon will almost always provide better stats.