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Vicious gladiator 2h caster weapons vs 1h - why the diff?
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The stats on using a 1h vicious glad weapon plus the offhand tome or shield is 505 stam, 336 int, 224 crit, 224 resil, 1954 spellpower. The 2h staff has 512 stam, 341 int, 228 crit and resil and 1955 sp.
Why is there a difference? I also think that the 1h plus offhand costs more but I can't remember for sure can can't find the point cost on wowhead. I'll check later.
This isn't a big deal if you're a mage, lock or priest, just get the staff. But if you're a class that needs a shield, shaman or pally, dude wtf? So you have to trade stats for that armor, which has never been the case in past seasons.
Actually in seasons 1-3 using 1h plus offhand usually netted you slightly more sp and resil, but slightly less crit and stam. So you could decide what stats were more important and there was a little variety.
I wonder if this is an oversight, since blizz has gone to such lengths to make so many different weapon types available- slow offhand axes, fast offhand axes, slow offhand daggers, fast offhand daggers, polearms, axes, swords of all types. Yet there's this pretty big stat diff when using a shield and 1h.
Blizzard is trying to balance the stat difference vs aditional effort by nerfing the offhand enchant from 100 to 40 Int next patch.
There's offhand enchants? Since when? Well that would explain the differences in stats then. I understand there are shield enchants, but there has never been offhand item enchants other that melee weapons.
Since Cataclysm. Currently +100 Int, 4.0.6 reduces it to +40.
Yep. I frowned at most staves. I am a scribe on my warlock so i have access to cool craftable offhands including ones that compare to the ones from heroics. Basically, by doing simple math, with offhand and 100 int enchant it always came out on top.
Had to decide between glad dagger + dungeoneering guide for pve or glad staff.
The dagger had like 60 or 70 more intellect
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