Ive scoured the forums for an dicsussion on this but havent been lucky, I could of course be blind in which case feel free to slap me.
I currently use Thunderfury in Main hand and Edge of Chaos in offhand, both of them with crusader enchants on them and BWL/MC plate dps gear.
What im looking for is some number crunching of what would produce the better dps, main hand or offhand. This has in mind that EoC is a much slower weapon but how many procs would I actually lose from TF. Im also a noob at calculating these things, found a spreadsheet earlier but the host seems to have taken it offline.
Also I havent been able to maximise dual wield spec as im a hybrid fury/prot. So whack 15% off the offhand damage. Also this shouldent affect the proc like defensive stance does right?
If I recall correctly, specials (Hamstring, BT/MS, Revenge, whatnot) still activate the Thunderfury proc keeping it above pretty much all weapons until Gressil for DW damage. Deathwing's excel sheet could be of some use if you haven't been able to find some time to parse.
Kelce is correct, all your yellow attacks can proc Thunderfury, so moving it to offhand significantly reduces its DPS. It still beats out Gressil, Kingsfall, and Claw of The Frost Wyrm, at the cost of significantly higher agro if you push it to the max. That said, it's still one of the best offhands for dps.
Slight derail, but what do you think of Thunderfury in the offhand for rogues? What about Thunderfury as an offhand for dagger rogues? A friend of mine recently got Thunderfury as a rogue before the patch and now he really wants to offhand TF with a Perditions mainhand, I'm just trying to determine how much better TF would be in MH, considering you guys are saying that it beats out Gressil in the MH of a warrior.
I would not MH a perd over a TF, I might mh a pugio over a tf, and would most likely mh a death sting. The whole problem I am finding with TF is not what hand to hold it in, but what weapon are you going to use when you cant use tf which seems to be getting larger and larger.
I think while taking a highly geared warrior with best of the best gear that the TF will reign supreme in the main hand over any other weapon. But... once you start comparing while having all of your normal raid buffs and then some, that the 65+ DPS weapons will start to edge out Thunderfury. Thunderfury has about 57 DPS that scales with your gear / buffs. Then it has 25-30 DPS that is static and does not increase *unless its a special boss fight like Thaddius*.
I haven't done the math to verify it, so maybe buff levels just aren't high enough yet to make up for the difference in the proc, but it has to be getting close.
Thread hijack: Moz are you a MT in EJ? I say "a" because I'm assuming due to guild size that you have multiple tanks that can/do perform the MT role.
Yeah, and we have a good 4-5 warriors who have the gear to do the job on a given night depending on schedules/burn-out etc. In general, our warriors are very good -- something that can generally be counted on come raid-time.
Ravock: It's getting there, but it's still a reasonable margin with the very best gear and buffs. I haven't done the math for rogues, but I don't see a warrior swapping this out to off-hand anytime soon.