Post by runtodarkness
Heya got this random spec idea... basically a whole lot of boredom, I know it wouldn't be viable for much but I still figured I might as well share it.
Basically it's set up to run in elemental gear, DW weps with flametongue, stand at close range and throw off storm strike and then LB spam some ass.
Also just wondering, will glyph of flametongue wep give 4% spell crit if it's DW'd?http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#hEh0qodhthrZhtxIocdh0zo:Rbf
there's the spec, glyphs included.
Post by Novak
You'll end up with a high Spellpower number on the paperdoll, sure.
There's a drop in Karazhan with 3 gem sockets, Blade of the Unrequited, that's THE best possible choice for your OH.
Flametongue, glyphed and talented, would be +274 SP, +2% crit. With 3 Runed Scarlet Rubies on that blade you could get up to 331 SP +2% crit, with the +63 weapon enchant you'd be up to +394 SP, 2% crit.
But then realize you had to skip out on Totem of Wrath. Comparing all of that above ^ to an empty offhand + Totem of Wrath dropped, you only netted yourself +114 SP and -1% crit.
Consider the Badge shield
. With the shield+Wrath versus the OH, you're down to 55 SP, -1.54% crit. Not so shiny any more. And realize this is an absolute STARTER Shield, versus THE VERY BEST offhand weapon you could possibly get. Pit it against an Ulduar or even Naxx drop, you'll be saddened.
Consider the rest of the talents you had to skip out on. I really don't know much about Ele so I can't go much further, but I'm sure the +3% hit talent and Thunderstorm are nice.
So yeah, long story short, it's a funny little idea, but that's all it should be. You shouldn't ever realistically consider it.