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Titan's Grip
Ability warrior titansgrip
  • Allows you to equip two-handed axes, maces and swords in one hand.
Usable by
ClassWarrior
Properties
LocationFury, Tier 7
AffectsN/A
Ranks1
Requirements
Points required30
Spec specificYes
Talent requiredNone

Titan's Grip is the 30 point Fury talent that allows a warrior to wield a two-handed weapon in one hand. Dual-wielding is only allowed for Axes, Maces, Swords, (no polearms or staves).

Notes

Every Fury Warrior will want this skill. There is no longer a decision between a single 2H weapon, or dual 1H weapons. (And here's why!)

  • The hit cap for a single weapon (any type) is 8%.
  • The hit cap for dual-wielding (any type) is 27%.
  • The hit cap for special attacks (regardless of what/how you are wielding) is 8%

At a -minimum-, you would want to achieve that 8% hit rating.

Compare the Deadly Gladiator's weapons in this (simplified) example:

  • 2H weapon = 203.6 dps
  • 1H weapon = 156.7 dps
  • 8% increased chance to hit assumed
  • 2H Single = 203.6 dps (100% damage, 0% chance to miss)
  • 1H Dual = 206.2 dps (156.7 mh + 156.7*0.625 oh) * 0.81 (damage redution due to 19% misses)
  • 2H Dual = 241.2 dps (203.6 mh + 203.6*0.625 oh) * 0.81 (damage reduction due to 19% misses) * .9 (damage reduction due to talent)

Additional Hit Rating above 9% would not increase the single weapon damage, but it would increase the dual-wield damage, which only furthers the gap between the two specs.

Compared with the only option pre-WotLK of DW 1H or a single 2H, the dps was about equal. In WotLK, the damage from Titan's Grip is unmatched. There is also the added benefit of enchanting both weapons with big 2H enchants, as well as more reliable rage generation, and more swing-proc events.

Patch changes

Wrath-Logo-Small/Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Penalty removed.
Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): 10% damage decrease
Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Penalty removed.
Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Changed to 5% penalty.
            The hit penalty only applies to special attacks (normally 8% miss rate, while the white miss rate would still be 27%).
Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Added

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