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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Prot Warrior Weapon Choice?

    So I have a weapon question for you all. Up to this point I have been using:
    The Facelifter for my off-spec tank set which seems to be a decent tank weapon.

    However, I happened to grab Mithrios, Bronzebeard's Legacy last night and it is always tempting to use a slightly higher ilvl piece of shiny new loot.

    Stat comparison of switching from Facelifter to Mithrios:
    Ilvl: 264 -> 271
    Stam: 92 -> 111
    Str: 42 -> 56
    Def: 46 -> 49
    Parry: 46 -> 49
    Expertise: 41 -> 38
    Sockets: 1 blue -> none (socket bonus +4 dodge)
    DPS: 226.6 -> 239.1
    Speed: 1.6s -> 1.6s

    I have trouble justifying the use of the new shiny since it doesn't have the socket. In essence I would be looking at:
    - Losing 11 stam (due to 30 stam gem in blue socket)
    - Losing 4 dodge (due to socket bonus)
    - Losing 3 expertise
    + Gaining 3 def
    + Gaining 3 parry
    + Gaining 14 str
    + Gaining 12.5 DPS

    I generally stack as much stam as possible so that is the biggest issue I have with the potential switch. Threat isn't really a problem for me but I always love stat whoring so higher DPS is a little enticing

    Any suggestions? We are 11/12 heroic now so hopefully the ilvl284 version is in the near future and all questions will be answered lawl

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    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Facelifter -> staying alive, AH AH AH AHHH STAYIN' ALIIIIII... oh, sorry

    Mithrios - threat, GearScore

    I'd enchant Facelifter with Blood Draining, and Mithrios with Accuracy, and swap them in and out. But that's just me.

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