Post by draguza
I am looking to build myself a prot DPS spec. In essence it would be using fury gear, while switching out the offhand for a shield based on the enemy (rogues/casters=shield, warriors/paladins/hunters/Feral Druids=DW) In battle stance. It would be a high crit low AP build gear wise, with a slow mainhand and a fast offhand, to utilize Devastate Spam to its fullest.http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=LqMczhbZcZf0tcIhzbxst
I dont think it would really be a viable Main Tank spec, but I'm curious to see if anyones tried something like it, or if anyone could get a good idea as to its DPS. I'm currently using a 11/5/45 build...http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Gorefiend&n=Drukai
Post by draguza
Additionally, don't focus on crit over AP. Even full dps builds rate crit rating about equal to strength, and that's with both Impale and Flurry.
Well the thing is, Devastate doesn't gain damage from attack power, so with a slower main-hand I think you get a larger boost in dps by stacking crit and lowering your AP (right now unbuffed in berserker I roll with 26% crit and just shy of 1300 AP, but I'm not far geared when it comes to DPS gear.) The reason I decided to go with anger management is because with my current gear I only have 117 hit rating, and even with a fast offhand there are times when I don't have rage to even devastate (which are rare, but do happen).
But honestly, you can tank every 5-man or off-tank raids with halfway reasonable gear as pure dps spec if your group cooperates, and a full prot build in dps gear does quite reasonable dps (albeit less and more threat-capped than arms or fury), so I don't see a need for a hybrid like this.
I know, this is mostly something I'd be doing for fun, like my hunter 21/21/19 spec, or my pure crit mage. With my fury gear I do some brutal dps, which tempts me to switch to a 17/44/00 spec, but I rolled my warrior to tank, and Im gonna tank, I just wanna see if there are any ways to get my new favorite PVP toys (SB silence, SS, concussive blow keeps healers locked down pretty well) into a spec that, while not being absolutely top dps, can be legitimately competative.
Post by Gengetsu
Don't force things that aren't meant to be. It will only produce poor results.
Spec Fury to DPS, and Prot to Tank.
What he said.
Post by Juggernaut
Does crazy damage, minimum 140 hit needed.