Please capitalize your words and stop using '...' to end your sentences, it's pretty hard to read.
Originally Posted by Obeliisk
What do you mean it ignores resilience? I already demonstrated above that it is still preferable for warriors to crit as opposed to not crit; the only ones really suffering from 400ish resilience right now are ice mages. It would take upwards of 600 resilience to reduce warrior crits below the level of normal hits, and no one's going to be reaching that level until at the very least season 3 or 4.
Also, I never said the 8 crits would be in a long battle - I meant, all in a row resulting in a very fast kill. A sword never does that.
i think being a rogue will make your opinion bias first thing. 2H warriors have a much lower miss rate than rogues... another thing is if you ever get lucky enough to get 8 crits in a row with axe spec and you can't do it with any non-axe spec, then that extra 5% being put to work efficiently, huh? well, sword proc is also 5% if you haven't noticed yet. lets say this, all crits that came only from axe spec were extra attacks instead, since that's 5% as well, so it has the same chances of happening as the situation you provided. it's pretty much the same outcome.
and about sword spec missing, parried, etc... unless you have a crappy hit rating, your crit % should be higher than your miss rate + your opponent's parry/dodge rate. so you're gaining more dps from sword spec because if you cancel out crit with miss rate + your opponent's dodge/parry rate, you should still have excess crit left. top that off with the base damage of the extra attack not being affected with resilience and how extra attacks can crit but axe spec crits can't cause extra attacks, sword spec is the way to go.
i think you're thinking that going sword spec means you have no crit. i still manage 35% crit in arena with sword spec and i'm not that well geared. it's just switching 5% of your crit with 5% extra attack chance.
also, crit will have a diminishing return value after so much of it (other stats become more dps than crit is worth). and you can't replace an extra attack with gear like you can with crit.
there's almost no reason why i wouldn't want sword spec right now. the only bad situation with it is if the extra attack misses/dodges/parries. but you have a higher chance to crit with the extra attack than your opponent has to avoid it. is there something else i'm missing?