in your browser.
TG FW weapons question
Return to board index
I was fortunate enough to aquire 3 weapon upgrades in one raid the other day and I'm a little spoilt for choice what i should be weilding.
DW dropped me two of these
Gurthalak, Voice of the Deeps
and i'd also collected
Experimental Specimen Slicer
I've looked around at various sites stating what's BiS for main hand and off hand and i'm seeing all kinds of different opinions.
So what's the general feeling here? Do i use both swords, or go with a sword/axe combo?
Here's me atm:
Very glad you asked this question, I was confronted with a similar situation one week ago.
My honest recommendation, and this is after many hours of research myself, is to go Arms. However, if you strongly prefer fury, never equip Gurthlak in the off-hand.
If you equip Gurthlak in the off-hand, it will only proc from Melee, Raging Blow, and Whirlwind.
If you equip Gurthlak in the main hand, it will proc from Melee, Raging Blow, Whirlwind, Slam, Bloodthirst, Heroic Strike, Cleave and Colossus Smash.
Having Gurthlak equipped in the main hand is much more beneficial, and because the weapon has such a low proc chance, it is actually a loss if you equip it in the off-hand.
If you're in Arms, you crit more, and to my knowledge, Gurthlak has this property:
(Not sure which one is right, but one of them is, and being Arms would benefit either way)
Gurthlak only procs from critical strikes
Gurthlak has a better chance to proc from critical strikes.
Because Arms crits more than fury, especially with overpower, and with the increased proc chance from the Mastery Oppurtunity Strikes (which is basically the equivilent to dual-welding Gurthlaks at a high ilevel) - Arms simply procs Gurthlak a lot more.
Personally, I prefer Fury, especially because of it's burst capabilities. However, to get the most output, and to have some fun with aoe, I recently went Arms after acquiring Heroic Gurthlak (before that, I was Fury, dual-weilding the Mace from Warmaster and the Axe from Yor'sahj).
To sum it up, go Arms and use Gurthlak, or if you strongly prefer fury, only ever use 1x Gurthlak, and only ever use it in the main hand.
This is my main (
you don't want 2x gurth of the same item level. something about the same spell ID not being able to proc at the same time.
as far as which is MH/OH, it's probably close, but i think you way you have it now (gurth MH, ESS OH) is best for most fights. gurth is frustratingly random about procs, but when it's happy you'll see some nice numbers.
i would probably swap ESS to the MH for spine because the gurth procs aren't very helpful in that fight.
You are not logged in. Please
to post a reply or
if you don't already have an account.
Other ZAM Sites
Final Fantasy XI
© 2018 ZAM Network LLC