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Slow Hard-Hitting Spell Weapon?

Postby Bladesong » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:25 am

Saw this on MMO:

Andoros, Fist of the Dragon King
Epic
Binds when picked up
Mace
Main Hand
Speed 2.30
744 - 1382 Damage
(462.2 damage per second)
+146 Intellect
+219 Stamina
+97 Spirit
Durability 105 / 105
Requires Level 85
Item Level 359
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 97.
Equip: Increases spell power by 1954.

Unlike all the spell weapons I've seen in Wrath, this has a relatively slow speed and it does the same dps as non-spell weapons. Is it intended for this to be a legit tanking weapon for Paladins? I understand that we'd rather have Str/Dodge/Parry and that this weapon would be better for a caster, but sometimes you have to take what you can get.
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Re: Slow Hard-Hitting Spell Weapon?

Postby Korola » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:34 am

Andoros, Fist of the Dragon King meet Mace of Acrid Death

Andoros, Fist of the Dragon King
Binds when picked up
Main Hand Mace
372 - 692 Damage Speed 2.30
(231.2 damage per second)
+219 Stamina
+146 Intellect
+97 Spirit
Durability 105 / 105
Requires Level 85
Item Level 359
Equip: Increases spell power by 1954.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 97.
Sell Price: 33 67 30


Mace of Acrid Death
Binds when picked up
One-Hand Mace
841 - 1563 Damage Speed 2.60
(462.3 damage per second)
(5705 feral attack power)
+146 Strength
+219 Stamina
Durability 105 / 105
Requires Level 85
Item Level 359
Equip: Increases your parry rating by 97 (1.49% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 97.
Sell Price: 33 80 1

I am pretty sure I know which one I will be tanking with.
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Re: Slow Hard-Hitting Spell Weapon?

Postby Bladesong » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:55 am

Yes - as I noted, the spellpower weapon would be inferior and to clarify further: my intent is not to dispute any current theorycrafting. But I don't always get the drops that I want - 10 Heroic Valithria rescues and still no boots have dropped :( and this looks like it might be as good as an Agi/Crit weapon if a proper tank stick doesn't drop right away. I'm just not sure what other reason the designers would have to suddenly make slow spellpower weapons with competitive dps.
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Re: Slow Hard-Hitting Spell Weapon?

Postby Korola » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:00 pm

I do notice that the tooltips are off in one place or the other. The model you indicate for Andoros has much higher damage than the model I linked. I wonder which tooltip is correct?
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Re: Slow Hard-Hitting Spell Weapon?

Postby lythac » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:07 pm

The mmo-champ pic (with tooltip) has damage range of 2-242 :p - http://static.mmo-champion.com/db/img/s ... s/1551.jpg

There won't be a slow SP weapon with competitive DPS as it gets its SP from removing the melee DPS.

All of the mmo-champ tooltips for spell power weapons are wrong atm.
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Re: Slow Hard-Hitting Spell Weapon?

Postby Sabindeus » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:09 pm

lythac wrote:All of the mmo-champ tooltips for spell power weapons are wrong atm.
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