1-hand Weapon Options in 5.2

A fairly large 5.2 PTR build just dropped with a complete list of weapon options. I’ve been using Wowhead’s comparison tool to calculate which weapons will be BiS for Resto Druids. I’ve tinkered a bit with the stat weightings and made them as realistic as possible.


The picture above lists our available 1-hand Spirit options (these are 522 ilvl which are Normal-mode versions). In the Throne of Thunder we will have 2 Mace options, 1 Dagger, and for the first time in QUITE a while, a FIST weapon (hooray!).

*Be aware there is a non-Spirit Dagger that is available, but the tooltip for the Normal version is not accurate to the stats of the Heroic and Raid Finder versions. I’ll have to research this at a later date.

The stat weightings I used were:

Intellect- 100

Spellpower- 85

Haste (pre-3043 BP)- 80

Spirit- 75

Mastery- 55

Crit- 50

As you can see Torall, Rod of the Shattered Throne comes out ahead of our other options which are actually all quite even in stat allocation. It has significantly more Intellect while our other options have more secondary stats.

Personally, I think the Fist weapon has the best-looking model with Torall coming in second. The lightning they emit would look great with our T11 gear if you have a set laying around. I’m not really thrilled about the other 2 models.