Art of War and PvP
Your weapon, prior to it's "fixing" that basically still made it terrible for anything but feral, was one of the worst ever. It was a spellpower 2h.
edit: the only reason I'm using this weapon is because it's the first two hander I got after using the heirloom 1 hander/shield up till 6-.
Also, if Art of War and Hand of Light are on a PPM system a faster weapon wouldn't make for more procs, although I don't believe they are PPM procs. As streaky as Art of War can be at times I don't see how it could be a PPM proc. By all appearances it's a flat percentage: you have a 20% chance per auto-attack to get it. Faster auto-attacks -> more AoWs.
So it might be possible that in a PVP situation one extra AoW or HoL could save you occasionally but for PVE it probably won't make up for any damage loss caused by using a faster weapon.
Such is the current state of Ret: talents, abilities, and stats all seem opposed to each other. Hopefully 4.0.6 is a step in the right direction because overall I like the class/spec. It's like the hunter class. Both had major changes that haven't quite settled out yet.
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