Can someone explain to me why so many warriors have windsong in the OH?
Even taking the RPPM system into account, I can't seem to understand why someone would choose it over double dancing steel, unless they're just very poor.
Windsong can proc 3 buffs, crit, mastery and haste.
Windsong has a 2 RPPM, and lasts 12 seconds per proc. That means that due to how RPPM works, that's a 40% uptime on it, no matter which weapon it is on.
On average, we can expect 14% uptime on each of the crit/mastery/haste buffs. However, just for the sake of argument, let's say that windsong is proccing way more than intended, and gives each buff a 20% uptime.
(Using Current SEP values for moderately geared SMF Warrior to calculate how much it is worth.)
.20*1500*.8 = 240
Which, when added up comes to 450.
(PLEASE NOTE: Logs do not back up windsong having anywhere near a 60% uptime.)
Dancing steel in the offhand using the legacy PPM system:
Dancing Steel procs 1650 every time.
Has a PPM of 2, which under the legacy system leads to 30% uptime on the offhand.
Even giving windsong an extreme benefit of the doubt, it doesn't come out ahead of dancing steel in the off-hand.
Is there a bug that I'm not aware of that makes windsong super awesome? I've looked around multiple places on the internet, and it seriously seems like someone started a rumor about it being better than DS in the offhand, and no one took the time to dispel that rumor.
Now, I can understand that DS is super-expensive, and it's not a very big upgrade over windsong. However, it seems to be accepted that windsong is just flat out better, when it's in the realm of a 150-300 dps loss in most cases.
Whilst your contributions to the community are appreciated lets be careful to not spread misinformation.
DS on both weapons had the potential to yield very high uptimes but the reality was that unless you were really lucky most of your procs would overlap (ie refresh) as you could not have 2 x DS procs up simultaneously.
Here are logs from a full raid night for two diff warriors both equipped with 2 x DS: http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-9hc2et7yim70ztxh/details/9/?enc=bosses http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-9hc2et7yim70ztxh/details/20/?enc=bosses
As you can see both averaged around 58% uptime on DS.
Compare to these logs where both warrs used DS/WS:
First of all you'll notice around a 47% uptime on DS for both warrs - only 10% less!
Secondly you can and will average 20% uptime on each of Windsongs procs.
10% extra uptime on DS vs 3 x 20% WS procs? You do the math. This is why up until now WS in the offhand was the better option.
All this aside, there is a hotfix enroute to allow us to maintain 2 x DS procs simulltaneously which should finally make this the superior choice.
edit: Confirmed that this is now live. You can once again have 2 x DS up simultaneously.