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The best weapon spec for PvE as it provides the biggest DPS boost, assuming you have no problem obtaining good swords or axes.
A good choice of Specialization, particularly considering that the second attack has the same chance of going critical as any other attack.
It can proc off both the main hand attack and the off hand attack, if there is a sword or axe equipped in the appropriate slot.
The extra attack is always done by the weapon in the main hand. Thus, if you have a good fist weapon, it is a good idea to spec fist and sword/axe, and keep a fist weapon in the main hand and a sword/axe in the off hand. In that situation your extra attacks from sword/axe specialization procs will be done by the fist weapon with +5% crit chance.
Patch changes Edit
- Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Sword Specialization: This talent is now called Hack and Slash and applies to axes as well as swords.
- Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Added a visual to Sword Specialization "proc" that will now show up in the combat log as well.