If I am not mistaken. "Weapon Damage" always refers to WeaponRange+APBonus=WeaponRange+AP/14*WeaponSpeed.
a tank with buffed 1200 AP would have 85.7 adps (ap dps) but that does not count into devastate.
IIRC Sunder does 260 Threat. As it also does trigger GlobalCD i beg to differ.
Sunder Armor got 259.1 tps btw...
You are right on that one. But fully sundered mobs have usually less than 20% AC Mitigation.
devastate heavily depends on mob aborb and weapon damage.
Just do a thunderclap and calculate the mitigation of a given mob.
It is not a god sent skill, but I beg to differ.
well thats the g*d d*mn truth right now, devastate sucks for tanking, DO NOT USE IT for TANKING!!!
After the sunder stack is fully applied I have yet to find a mob where devestate performs less threat.
But HS is not the skill to rival devastate. Because one is on next swing and the other is on GCD.
Heroic Strike is by far the best threat ability we have. (See link)
The GCD skill i rate are ShieldSlam, Revenge, Devastate, Sunder.
In that order.
I suggest to recalculate devastate TPS with AP and lesser mitigation considered.
good threat spammage would be clicking heroic while doing revenge+shield slam and from time to time a sunder.
Your mileage may change drastically.
Besides devastate does proc TF. Sunder do not AFAIK (though i concede i never tested that one).
Using devestate before a full sunder stack is applied is indeed detrimental. On more than one account.
btw using devastate on a UNSUNDERED mob is a complete waste of rage, it generates nearly no threat.