Any loot master/raid leader/GM giving weapons to tanks before dps'ers isn't worth his salt and u better leave this guild for another one.
Because vengeance atm is broken (our tanks got a sit macro/show back to boss for few hits to get 700k+ vengeance instantly, how is this fine ? >.<) and in general monks are in a such OPness state that the rules hardly applies (or makes any sense sadly...).
It also depends on your raiding situation aka 10 or 25 man because in a 25 man environment even with the current vengeance state tank dps is important but nowhere near real dps state.
But overall when you have boss enrage issues, talk to your dpsers not your tank because that where the issue is, not the other way round (especially and that's off topic when you know at what ilvl most bosses were killed first hand).
It has the icon and same stats/socket as this tiers polearm
Doubt that's the final version
It'll change soon due to (finally) vengeance (abuse) nerf (and as i said few post above 25 man tank dps isn't as important as 10 man).
Death Knights never fell to Arthas. We are the once to make him fall!
a) a good tank geared for damage supported by his healers does not have a problem to top average DpS on the meters on most fights.
b) most of the tanks damage comes from attack power, so haste and crit are the biggest increases for tank dps
c) loot distribution is purely based on whatever the raid is comfortable with, it doesn't matter to us if they use a DKP, loot council or use WoW's build in group loot, same way how progress oriented raids have their own rules of loot distribution, often times based "contribution to raid success" which can be affected by far too many things...
So the whole discussion if a tank or dps should get the weapon is pretty much moot.
I wonder if some people realize that arguing on a public forum over who should get priority on a piece of loot is kinda silly. You don't need to convince society, you need to convince whoever controls loot in your own raid.