So I'm in the situation where I have the Amber Shaper's Scimitar (name evades me) and sooner or later a Sha-touched sword will turn up. Our first drop will go to our fury warrior, but if a second one occurs then it's as good as mine. The question is, is it better than the scimitar?
Assuming non-upgraded normal modes, with +500 strength in the sha-touched and +160 mastery/+120 stamina in the scimitar, the stats are as follows:
[Stats] : [scim] / [sha] / [difference]
Strength: 444 / 1024 / +580
Stamina: 906 / 786 / -120
Hit: 315 / 355 / +40
Mastery: 521 / 341 / -180
Obviously, strength results in parry and threat, but is the extra mastery actually worth more than the strength bonus? Coupled with a bit of stamina, it's not to be sniffed at, surely? To make the scimitar stronger, I think the stat weights would have to show mastery being ~3.2 times stronger than strength, is this the case?