And let's not forget weapon dmg scaling being so poor as UH compared to "pure" frost.
Unholy actually scales just fine with strength and every secondary stat but crit. It scales terribly with weapon damage, roughly half as well as frost.
Actually, DW frost and Unholy scale nearly identically with strength. Definitely not "amazing" compared to frost; actually slightly less. But nothing that would introduce gearing difficulties.
On the other hand, Unholy scales less than half as well with weapon DPS. That is something that I believe should be fixed. Ideally by causing Death Coil to deal a percentage of weapon damage, but there are tons of other ways to fix it too, mostly involving moving damage from secondary attacks back into Scourge Strike.
DW Frost T14H
Weapon DPS (MH+OH): 9.13
Weapon DPS: 4.08
Last edited by Schizoide; 2012-12-25 at 11:38 PM.
Those results are from simcraft 510-8 at 10k iterations.
Unholy scaling from strength and all secondary stats except crit is fine, and frost hates crit too so that's not a disadvantage compared to the alternative. Unholy weapon damage scaling is terrible.
Generating scales takes forever, so here's Fury, Ret, Combat, and WW to compare to, just looking at their primary stat and weapon DPS. I wouldn't say that DW frost scales particularly poorly. Unholy does have a real problem with weapon DPS scaling, though.
Again I'm not doing all the secondary stats because it just takes too long, and they do very much matter.
Fury 2H T14H
Weapon DPS: 10.54
Weapon DPS: 6.41
Weapon DPS: 9.20
WW DW T14H
Weapon DPS: 17.04 (not a typo)
Monks are "special" since almost every attack takes their weapons into account. They work differently than other classes and were balanced with that in mind.