Okay, no, not really.

But while reading our esteemed elder statesman’s gleeful post about the need for Hit Rating, and his choice to dual wield the very nice Fang of Truth, it occured to me that it might be fun to contrast that with what Cassie and I, fledgling Hunters both, are doing at the same time.

Whereas BRK chose to dual-wield the Fang of Truth, which requires level 78 and Honored with the Wyrmrest Accord faction, Cassie and I already have made all four of our next weapon upgrades.

Our good friend Graimerin crafted for us the Savage Cobalt Slicer, a Blacksmith crafted BoE weapon that is usable at level 74. And Cassie and I on our Hunters are BOTH planning on Dual Wielding them.

The mats cost for the Savage Cobalt Slicers is very, very low. It only took a total of 32 Cobalt Bars, 24 Saronite Bars and 8 Crystalized Fire to have all four made.

The Savage Cobalt Slicers lack a touch of the Hit Rating of the Fang of Truth, and of course they totally lack the Stamina, but they have a lot more Attack Power and Crit, and did I mention I get to use them 4 levels earlier than the Fang of Truth?

Think of them as the baby brother to the Fang of Truth, if you’d like. I certainly miss the Stamina, but it’s okay. That Hit Rating is quite lovely as it is.

Now, to enchant HIS Fang of Truths, Big Red chose the new Exceptional Agility enchant, which gives +26 Agility to a one handed weapon. Very nice, yes?

Keeping with the ‘low rent’ theme, Cassie and I chose to gather the mats from the Auction House to put the Outlands old-school Enchant Weapon – Greater Agility +20 Agility enchant on each of ours. Thanks Doozie!

To get the mats for enough enchants to do 4 weapons took us about 220g from the Auction House.

Now, I like the Fang of Truth, and the Savage Cobalt Slicers… but neither of them are what I would consider good enough to put the true, “Omigod are you shitting me” single weapon enchant on them for Hunters… the Enchant Weapon – Accuracy. +25 Hit Rating AND Crit? Oooooh. Aaaaahh.

I’m sure there will be far better weapons for Hunters later on. For now, the Savage Cobalt Slicers provide a very nice set of stats at a level where Cassie and I will get the most out of them, at a materials cost we can afford. Once we grow up, like BRK, and take a look around at what is available, well, that’s time enough to graduate to the big leagues.

But can I help it if I imagine the carnage if I had Savage Cobalt Slicers enchanted with Accuracy? If I was tooling around with 108 Hit rating JUST from my weapons?

Just… okay, screw it. Let’s channel some Keanu.

Just… Woah.

10 Responses to “We Make More Insults…”
  1. Kyle says:

    Argh…more feral posts please :[

  2. but neither of them are what I would consider good enough to put the true, “Omigod are you shitting me” single weapon enchant on them for Hunters… the Enchant Weapon – Accuracy.

    Well, with the time I’ve spent scouring WoWhead to find something better than a pair of Slicers, I can safely say that I’m taking my pair of +50 AP enchanted Slicers to Naxxramas with me, and will probably be using them until I get something like Black Ice or Betrayer of Humanity.

    They’re that good.

  3. Elsi says:

    Hmm….I’ll have to keep that sword in mind for my little hunter.

  4. Crashandburn says:

    I don’t know whether Cassie has thought about switching to Mutilate daggers, but having made the switch myself with a couple of Saronite Shivs I can heartily recommend it. Since I made the switch I’ve found it a lot easier whilst questing as things mostly die within a stun lock and I’m not having to stop and eat or bandage as much as I did when trying to level as combat swords.

    Must write up a blog post about Mutilate levelling and soloing spec…

  5. scott says:

    Is Cassie going to dual wield those on her rogue?

    For a rogue the cobalt slicer is pretty slow for an off hand, but perfect for main hand. The fang of truth would be much better as an off hand fora rogue than the cobalt slicer. The S2 off hand might be better than the cobalt slicer for a rogue.

    Weapon speed is huge for a rogue, but is really secondary for a hunter.

  6. jericho says:

    [i]Well, with the time I’ve spent scouring WoWhead to find something better than a pair of Slicers, I can safely say that I’m taking my pair of +50 AP enchanted Slicers to Naxxramas with me, and will probably be using them until I get something like Black Ice or Betrayer of Humanity.

    They’re that good.[/i]

    They really are that good. However, they are not good enough to drop 12 Abyss crystals on. Well unless you are in a guild that is so far advanced into Naxx that you are already sharding a good deal of the drops you get. I will freely admit that my hunter is not the top of my list these days. I am a tank first and hunter second. She will be leveled probably over christmas when I get more of a chance to use her. I am a BS and will make my own slicers to level with. That being said, you will more than likely see cheap greater potency enchants on any of my weapons until I can pick up something epic.

    Raiding or not, the content we have to deal with at the moment in both the 10 and 25 man versions of Naxx is not all that difficult for anyone who has spent a week in heroics and geared up a little, or even if they were in BT/Sunwell gear to begin with.

  7. Kolan says:

    Yep. 2x Slicers FTW. Plus I got a couple of levels on my enchanter. :-)

    Cheers

    Kol

  8. Xathras says:

    My hit rating fell below 100 a few days ago so I picked up a couple of fangs since I had the rep, and I’ve been level 80 for about a week.

    I have one of them enchanted so far, thanks to one of my guild’s enchanters who donated the mats. I’m still working on the mats for the other one. I’m a bit of a miser in WoW so I’m planning to get most of them from having BoE drops disenchanted, though getting a hold of Dream Shards is tough right now since so many enchanters are still skilling up.

    I’m also using the Projectile Activator from normal Halls of Lightning. I don’t like guns within the context of WoW for two reasons.

    1. They’re noisy.
    2. I’m a troll so I get an extra 1% crit from using a bow.

    But this one was too good to pass up.

    Once I get my shaman engineer a little higher level I plan to have him make my hunter some ammo. It’ll also be nice to start farming Crystallized elements with the mote extractor.

  9. Wiebitte says:

    weeellll, the way we see it, a hunter shouldn’t be using melee weapons at all…. Bow or rifle is our baby. (remember the mantra – This is my rifle…This is my gun… This one is for killing… this one is for fun. – marching up and down that damned squad bay) Melee weapons add icing on the cake – for example my lvl 70 still duals 2 Ced’s Cravers for more killing power. The only time I use them is when I have to put some stop smack on a bonehead mob to slow him down for a few seconds so I can reach bow range. Never had the gold to add anything else to them (like more agi) All I can say is go fer it Cassie and BBB, them’s nice!!

  10. Slate says:

    This will no longer be true post-patch, cause in 3.0.8 the Cobalt Slicers will be getting a major nerf, making the Fang of Truth x2 a better choice. Hands down if you ask me…

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