Yes... for DPS. Warriors can dual-wield, but they don't dual-wield tank, not even for threat-sensitive fights.
It's already been stated but warriors don't DW due to a shield is one of their main threat builders and mitigation. Makes sense for them not to DW tank.
Right, but the quote I was responding to was saying that DW has always turned out for the best in the long run. It's true that it's always turned out best for DPS, but we only have one historical data point for DW scaling for tanks: warriors.
Basically I don't think that it's valid to claim that DW is inherently better or worse for tanking based on how well it has worked for DPS in the past. If you just want to talk threat, then sure; I suspect DW threat will scale better than 2h threat. But threat isn't all there is to tanking, of course.
Have you been following these threads at all? We're specifically talking about what puts out the most threat for specs.
Now, you're also commenting on how you don't think it's "valid" to make a claim yet I have said "There's no proof to any of this until patch releases with final numbers and I will physically be trying this."
What is there to tanking besides mitigation and threat? People are already showing the theory behind Parry-Hasting isn't as bad as once thought. Add in to our damage reduction is actually higher in the patch coupled with the buff to UA (glyphed even more so), just in case a parry haste would happen.
As of right now with 2H - the only complaint from healers is I don't take enough damage outside of 3dSarth.
Yes, we lose the ability for Stone Garg but it's still possible to carry around a 2H for those moments you would need one if DW does show better TPS.