Monday, February 16, 2009

Which Two-Hander is Best

If you read my Heroic Raid Pug post you know I scored a Jawbone last night and am very happy about it. This morning there are a couple active threads on the forums as to which iLevel 213 weapon is the best.

There are currently 5 iLevel 213 two-handed weapons in the game, in addition to the Betrayer of Humanity which is ilevel 226. If you get a chance to roll on a BoH, go for it. Until Ulduar you can not get a better two handed weapon for Tanking or DPS, even then you may have a hard time upgrading this.

Any of these five weapons will be great for Tanking or DPS.

This ranking only matters if you have a choice.

So here are the five contenders:
The Jawbone
Inevitable Defeat
Death's Bite
Cryptfiend's Bite
Armageddon

Not counting racials which favor Axe's for Orcs and Mace or Sword for Humans, as well as Maces for Dwarves we will rank these based on Tanking and DPS.

Tanking
Inevitable Defeat
Death's Bite
Jawbone
Cryptfiend's Bite
Armageddon

Why, ID is the clear favorite with the most stamina, has the most Agility to buff your dodge, tons of Expertise to avoid boss parries, and a good helping of strength to scale your threat. DB and JB are very close for tanking. DB has a bit more stam and you trade Hit for Expertise between them. Crypt beats out Armageddon due to having Agility to help with avoidance.

DPS
Death's Bite
Inevitable Defeat
Jawbone
Armageddon
Cryptfiend's Bite

For DPS, DB and ID trade places. You just can't pass up the Hit and Crit it has to offer. ID has more expertise than JB and I'd take it's agility over the jaw's haste any day for DPS. On the low end, Armageddon benefits from scaling on strength to make it better than the agility Cryptfiend has to offer in addition to its raw AP.

2 comments:

  1. what about betrayer of humanity?

    ReplyDelete
  2. @ Anon,

    There are currently 5 iLevel 213 two-handed weapons in the game, in addition to the Betrayer of Humanity which is ilevel 226. If you get a chance to roll on a BoH, go for it. Until Ulduar you can not get a better two handed weapon for Tanking or DPS, even then you may have a hard time upgrading this.

    In other words BoH > i213.

    ReplyDelete