12/13/2011 01:28 PMPosted by Jubbai hear there is a perfectly acceptable 378 shield out of the new heroics for you.
This would be exactly like saying since warlocks can use caster swords, they can no longer roll on daggers. Even though the dagger should be perfectly fine and in fact might be itemized better, should a sword exist that warlock should only be allowed to roll on the sword.
No, it is not exactly the same thing. While it can be argued that the armor doesn't add much to survivability in a raid setting, the fact remains that if an off-hand and a shield were itemized exactly the same, the shield would be the superior choice for shaman and paladins. For a warlock, if a dagger and a sword were itemized exactly the same, there would be no advantage in one over the other.
This is not an apples-to-apples comparison.