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.